Police say the man entered the airport and went through the Transportation Security Agency pre-check queue  when he was confronted by one of the guards.

A 63-year-old man was shot at a security checkpoint in New Orleans international airport after he allegedly cut a guard with a machete and sprayed two(...)

Robert Durst, the subject of a six-part HBO documentary series called “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,” was picked up by a filmmaker’s microphone apparently acknowledging his crimes and admitting that he was “caught”. Photograph: Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office/The New York Times

New York real estate scion and accused murderer Robert Durst’s bathroom muttering that he “killed them all” would likely be admissible evidence in a m(...)

In February, we asked Irish people around the world to write a ‘love letter’ to their favourite Irish pub overseas. Over the course of the month, more than 1,500 people in 41 countries wrote to us.

An Irish Times search for the world’s best Irish pub (outside Ireland) has named its top 10. They are: the Auld Shillelagh, London, UK; Bubbles O’L(...)

Gerry Adams: events in Washington and New York lined up. Photograph: Getty Images

A number of Sinn Féin figures are travelling to the United States over the next week for a round of St Patrick’s Day fundraising, as well as participa(...)

Smoke billows from controlled oil burns near the site of the BP  Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana in 2010. Photograph: Derick E. Hingle/Bloomberg

A US judge has rejected BP’s attempt to reduce the maximum civil fine it could face for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, leaving it pote(...)

US president Barack Obama meets  a group of “dreamers” – immigrants brought illegally to the US as children.A federal judge in Texas has blocked Mr Obama’s plans to protect up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation,   claiming  the president is exceeding his legal authority.  Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Barack Obama’s plans to protect up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation have been blocked by a US federal judge in Texas(...)

Limerick based Garda Brian Hanrahan, who survived being shot while on holiday in America last month, has described himself as a lucky man.

A Garda who survived being shot while on holiday in the US last month has described himself as a “lucky” man. Brian Hanrahan said he was gettin(...)

Cavalry soldiers reenacting the  American civil war Battle of 2nd Manassas at Cedar Creek Battlefield in Virginia: historians have called on the Goverment to remember the ‘forgotten Irish’ who fought in the war. Photograph: Thinkstock

A group of historians have called on the Government to mark the 150th anniversary of the ending of the American civil war, in which thousands of Ir(...)

Police in New Orleans have arrested two brothers in connection with the shooting of garda Brian Hanrahan (above) in the city last week.

Police in New Orleans have arrested two brothers in connection with the shooting of garda Brian Hanrahan in the city last week. Officers confirmed the(...)

Wanted Suspect: Melvin Galle Jr Detectives identified Melvin Galle Jr as one of the suspects and have obtained an arrest warrant for attempted murder and armed robbery. Photograph: New Orleans Police Department

Police have released the name of a suspect in the shooting of garda Brian Hanrahan who was shot and robbed as he enjoyed a holiday in New Orleans. Pol(...)