Fire crews try to control the blaze at Mt Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina. Photograph: Clarendon County Fire Department/Reuters

US investigators are examining the cause of a series of fires at black churches across the southeastern United States over the past two weeks. The (...)

Charleston residents grieve at a makeshift memorial outside the historic mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church to honor the nine victims slain by alleged killer Dylann Roof in Charleston, South Carolina. Photograph: Richard Ellis/EPA

A National Rifle Association executive in Texas has been criticised for suggesting that the South Carolina senator and pastor slain with eight members(...)

Sister Mary Thecla, from the Daughters of St Paul, prays outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston two days after a mass shooting left nine dead during a bible study at the church. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

The 21-year-old man who is suspected of killing nine people in a historic black church in the US was charged Friday with nine counts of murder and pos(...)

President Barack Obama participates in a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Guy Carawan, whose rendition of the song “We Shall Overcome” became an anthem of the US civil rights movement, has died at his home in Tennessee. He w(...)

Prime Active Capital, the Dublin and London listed private equity firm, made a loss of €2.4 million last year. The group said it had completed the di(...)

Possible presidential candidate Martin O’Malley: the presidency is “not some crown to be passed between two families”. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The message from Democrats in South Carolina, delivered with that soft southern twang, is this: assume victory here at your peril.It’s 19 months out f(...)

Louis Jordan, who was reported missing on January 29th, told family members he had survived by catching fish with his hands and drinking rain water, according to the Coast Guard. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto 1:00

A US man missing at sea for more than two months was celebrating a miraculous rescue on Thursday after being picked up by a passing ship and airlifted(...)

The burial of Irish US marine Liam Flynn at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia yesterday. Flynn, from Clane, Co Kildare, was aboard a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed last month in Navarre, Florida. Photograph: Marty Katz/washingtonphotographer.com 1:30

Irish-American Liam Flynn, the US special forces marine killed in a helicopter crash off Florida last month, was laid to rest at an emotional ceremony(...)

The Coast Guard suspended its search-and-rescue operation in the waters off the Florida Panhandle on Thursday, an acknowledgment that the marines and army soldiers were unlikely to be found alive. Photograph: Staff Sgt. Denis Ricou/US Army Air National Guard handout/AFP

An Irish-born US marine has died following a helicopter crash off the coast of Florida earlier this week. Liam Flynn, originally from Clane, Co Kildar(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)