Men arrested and charged with crimes stemming from a shoot-out and fight between biker gangs outside the Twin Peaks bar and restaurant in Waco, Texas, on Sunday. Photograph: McLennan County Sheriff’s Department via New York Times service

The bikers involved in the biggest and bloodiest clash of motorcycle gangs in recent decades brought an astonishing arsenal to the Twin Peaks restaura(...)

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Shoptalk: Enniskillen

The word Enniskillen triggers the same unfortunate associations as do the names Lockerbie, Warrington, Oklahoma City and other innocent sites of man’s(...)

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1941 Photograph: Reuters

The remains of as many as 388 “unknown” US military members who died when the USS Oklahoma was sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor will be(...)

Chief executive Alan Walsh

One51, the environmental services and investment holding group, has an acquisition war chest of €90 million at the ready should the right investment p(...)

Eric Harris (44)  in an undated police photo. Tulsa police say the fatal shooting of  Mr Harris  was the  result of a reserve police officer thinking he was holding a stun gun, not his handgun. Photograph: Tulsa County sheriff’s office handout/Reuters

Prosecutors in Oklahoma have charged a sheriff’s reserve deputy with second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a man in Tulsa. Local police(...)

The nitrogen method of execution would require an inmate to be placed in a sealed chamber or to wear a special mask. The process would involve slowly replacing oxygen with nitrogen.  Photograph: Federal Bureau of Prisons/Reuters

The Oklahoma senate on Thursday passed a bill that would allow nitrogen gas as an execution method, a measure adopted after the flawed 2014 lethal-inj(...)

 Several US states have had to search for new drugs for their lethal injection cocktails after many pharmaceutical companies, mostly in Europe, imposed sales bans about four years ago because they objected to having medications made for other purposes being used in executions.  Photograph: Federal Bureau of Prisons/Reuters

Lawmakers in Utah voted on Tuesday to bring back executions by firing squad if lethal injections are unavailable, which would make it the only state i(...)

A scorched mesquite tree is seen among the thousands of acres that burned from wildfires during a severe drought outside Jayton, Texas, in 2011. Photograph: Elliott Blackburn/Reuters

The US south-west and the Great Plains will face decade-long droughts far worse than any experienced over the last 1,000 years because of climate chan(...)

Andrew Quarless  of the Green Bay Packers leaps into the crowd after scoring a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter of the 2015 NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 11. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images

‘How can you not be romantic about baseball?” asks Brad Pitt in Moneyball and for all of the well-documented ills in American football – the brain inj(...)

Charles Warner is seen in an undated picture from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Photograph: Oklahoma Department of Corrections/Reuters

With a renovated death chamber, new training and a higher dose of drugs, Oklahoma on Thursday carried out its first execution since April, when the sl(...)