Bradley Stone and his possible altered appearance (right) a day after the shootings: sought in connection with the deaths of his ex-wife, her mother, grandmother, sister and two other family members, including his 14-year-old niece. Photograph: EPA

A body was found on Tuesday near the home of an Iraq War veteran suspected of fatally shooting six family members in Pennsylvania, a district attorney(...)

Police  surround a home in Souderton, outside Philadelphia, where a suspect is believed to have barricaded himself after shootings at multiple homes. Photograph: AP Photo/Matt Rourke 0:50

An Iraq war veteran suspected of killing six family members in towns around Philadelphia is being hunted by Pennsylvania police.The manhunt for Bradle(...)

Demonstrators fill Pennsylvania Avenue as they march towards the US Capitol building during the national Justice For All march against police violence in Washington December 13th, 2014. Photograph: Reuters

Two women carried a placard with a picture of their cousin, Darryl Briston, who died of a heart attack in December 2012 after being tasered by police (...)

 Moulded cottage cheese salad, or ‘Green Salad’

Daniel Norton is from Washington DC. This is his second Thanksgiving in Ireland Oh I love Thanksgiving, it’s my number two after Christmas; big(...)

UDG Healthcare earned pretax profits of €71 million for the 12 months ended September 30th, 11 per cent more than it earned in 2013. Photograph: David Sleator

Drug distributor UDG Healthcare plans to spend €24 million on boosting the capacity of its US packaging plants between now and mid-2016 to meet grow(...)

A home and cars covered in snow  just south of Buffalo, New York. Photograph: Mark Webster/EPA

A powerful snowstorm swept across western New York state, creating snow drifts as high as houses, trapping people in their homes and forcing hundreds (...)

Dublin-listed gaming software firm Game Account Network, has announced the extension of its deal with US-based Parx Casino to launch a simulated gamin(...)

Brendan Boyle, the Pennsvylania state representative, was elected to the House of Representatives on a campaign that featured his father’s working life as a cleaner on Philadelphia’s transit system. Photograph: Reuters

In a victory speech on Tuesday night after his election to the House of Representatives, Brendan Boyle thanked his Donegal-born father for his support(...)

Maryland governor Martin O’Malley: unable to ensure a continued Democratic presence in the State House in Annapolis. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Brendan Boyle will become the only member of Congress with an Irish-born parent, after being elected to the House of Representatives in Tuesday’s US (...)

 United States Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, waves to supporters with his wife Elaine Chao during his victory celebration at the Marriott East Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky yesterday. Photograph: Mark Lyons/EPA 1:30

US president Barack Obama suffered a heavy political defeat as Republicans won back the Senate from Democrats in the US midterm elections, giving the (...)