Doing things on their own terms has served Lighting Bolt drummer Brian Chippendale and bassist Brian Gibson well for 20 years, with uncompromi(...)

Snow in Boston, Massachusetts. Winter Storm Neptune is forecast to hit the US northeast. Photograph: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg

Another winter storm, named Neptune, is taking aim at the US northeast, threatening blizzard conditions and severe cold in parts of New England alrea(...)

Chief executive of Greencore Patrick Coveney. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /Irish Times

Food group Greencore saw revenues rise 4.4 per cent to £331.9 million (€445 million) for the 13 weeks to December 26th.Its convenience foods division (...)

The people most thankful for Thanksgiving, the biggest holiday in the American calendar, this year appear to have been retailers. The National Retai(...)

An Islamic State militant uses announces to residents of Taqba city that Tabqa air base has fallen to his group. Photograph: Reuters

Senior Republicans yesterday called for expanded air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and for the first time in Syria, to destroy th(...)

 Ireland’s Roisin McGettigan competing in the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase. Photograph:   Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Athletics Ireland have begun seeking the European Indoor bronze medal now due to Roisin McGettigan after Russia’s Anna Alminova became the latest athl(...)

Amtrack’s almost three-hour Acela Express train journey connects Union Station in Washington DC (above) with New York. Photograph: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Amtrak

Before the train pulls into Philadelphia’s 30th Street train station en route from New York City to Washington DC, conductor Michael Sternfeld announc(...)

Emergency personnel attend to injured performers after a scaffolding collapsed during a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performance in Providence, Rhode Island, last night. Photograph: Reuters

A mid-air circus apparatus with acrobats suspended from it collapsed last night during a performance in Rhode Island, injuring up to 20 people, nine s(...)

The curve of the German share price index DAX board is pictured at the Frankfurt stock exchange. Photograph: Reuters

European shares changed course to climb higher in late trading after fears that tensions over Ukraine would escalate were eased when Russian presid(...)

The new facility in Rhode Island will employ 370 people when it opens in 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Convenience food group Greencore is to move its East Coast operations in the US from two manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts to a new £20 mil(...)