Vice president Dick Cheney watches television reports in Washington in the hours following the September 11th attacks. Photograph: US National Archives

Newly-released photographs taken on the day of the September 11th attacks show the reaction of senior figures in the Bush administration as they conve(...)

Ikea is offering a free kit  to consumers who bought 27 million of the furniture items above specific heights. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Safety watchdogs have warned of the dangers of Ikea chests of drawers and wardrobes after two children were killed when they fell on to them. The US c(...)

Bill Cosby: made  admissions over four days of intense questioning 10 years ago at a Philadelphia hotel. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

He was not above seducing a young model by showing interest in her father’s cancer. He promised other women his mentorship and career advice before pu(...)

Maeve Rafferty: waiting to hear about her green card

I dreamed last week of swimming with cattle in a river in Fermanagh. I’m from Tyrone, the next county over, but spent a lot of my working week in and (...)

MPLX operates a network of crude oil and product pipelines in the US Midwest and Gulf Coast regions

Marathon Petroleum Corp’s master limited partnership (MLP), MPLX LP, will buy natural gas processor MarkWest Energy Partners LP for about $15.63 billi(...)

Being Irish has been a big advantage to John Murphy. “There is a huge reservoir of goodwill,” he says

John Murphy first went to the United States 22 years ago on a scholarship with the Augustinians of Good Counsel in New Ross, to go to college in Erie,(...)

Prisoners Richard Matt(L) and David Sweat. New York police issues photographs showing how they might look after escaping on June 6th. Photograph: Reuters/New York State Police/Handout

An intense manhunt for two escaped convicts resumed at daybreak on Sunday around the tiny town of Friendship in south-western New York state, follo(...)

A note stuck to a pipe where two convicted murderers used power tools to cut through steel pipes during their escape from the  Clinton Correctional Facility. Photograph: Getty  1:03

The plot was more Shawshank Redemption than CSI: two hardened inmates using power tools, handmade decoys and their hands to chisel and crawl their way(...)

Hillary Clinton at Texas Southern University, Houston, where she delivered her most aggressive speech since she announced she was running for president.  Photograph: Pat Sullivan/AP Photo

Republican senator Ted Cruz was firing up conservatives gathered to support his colleague Pat Roberts, who was struggling to hold on to his US Senate (...)

When law student Sinead Davies was anointed a scholar at Trinity College in April on the basis of her second term exam results, her first reaction (...)