Jim Furyk celebrates earning his first PGA Tour win since 2010 in  a playoff at the RBC Heritage in  South Carolina. Photograph: Tyler Lecka/Getty Images

As Jim Furyk celebrated his long overdue return to the winner’s circle with victory in the RBC Heritage, some other boxes were also ticked in connect(...)

Jason Lee, 38, a former Goldman Sachs banker, faces a 25-year sentence if convicted of the rape of an Irish J-1 student

An Irish woman has described in court how she summoned up “every ounce of strength” as she tried to resist an American banker accused of raping her in(...)

Former  investment banker Jason Lee with his wife Alicia  in Riverhead, New York

The trial of an ex-banker accused of raping an Irish student has heard the testimony of her friend, who says she found her in a distressed state after(...)

The casket of Walter Scott is removed from a hearse for his funeral at WORD Ministries Christian Center in Summerville, South Carolina. Photograph: David Goldman/EPA

Hundreds of mourners, including prominent South Carolina politicians, attended the funeral on Saturday of Walter Scott, an African-American father of (...)

A still image taken from a police dash cam video allegedly shows Walter Scott running from his vehicle during a traffic stop before he was shot and killed by white police officer Michael Slager in North Charleston, South Carolina. Image: South Carolina Law Enforcement Division/Reuters. 1:10

South Carolina officials investigating the weekend shooting death of a black man by a police officer have released a video that shows the early mom(...)

Kieran McGill’s chain of 16 Irish pubs in the US employs: almost 700 people and has an annual turnover of $40 million

When Kieran McGill told his late mother in 1996 that he was leaving a comfortable well-paid consultancy job at a Dublin accountancy practice to start (...)

Placards litters the ground after protesters gathered outside the North Charleston City Hall in North Charleston, South Carolina. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images 2:02

Nothing has done more to fuel the debate in America over police tactics than the dramatic, sometimes grisly videos: A man gasping “I can’t breathe” t(...)

 A rally  protesting over  the death of Walter Scott, who was killed by police in a shooting,  in North Charleston, South Carolina. Video captured by a bystander showed officer Michael Slager shooting Scott as he ran away.  Photograph: Richard Ellis/Getty

One day after a South Carolina police officer was arrested in the shooting death of an unarmed black man, the victim’s family said Wednesday that n(...)

Caught on camera

No ifs, no buts. The circumstances surrounding the shooting dead of Walter Scott by policeman Michael Slager in South Carolina, on Saturday evening le(...)

A video taken by a bystander shows the officer firing eight times as the man fled. Video still: New York Times 2:02

The South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black man who was running away from him has been fired and the remai(...)