The US Defense Department  accidentally sent shipments of live anthrax bacteria from the Dugway Proving ground facility (above) to labs in nine US states and to a US air base in South Korea. Photograph: George Frey/Epa

The US military mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine US states and a US air base in South Korea, after apparently failing to (...)

Members of the National Guard sit parked in a humvee in the Sandtown neighborhood where Freddie Gray was arrested. Photograph:  Andrew Burton/Getty Images

As protesters marched in several cities across the US, Baltimore officials asked for patience while prosecutors decide whether to charge six officer(...)

Ornua, formerly the Irish Dairy Board, is hoping to hit €3 billion in sales in the post-milk quota era on the back of strong demand for new powdered p(...)

Map of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where police are searching for anyone involved in the fatal shooting of a teenager and a van driver who struck and killed a toddler. Photograph: Google Maps

US police are searching for anyone involved in the fatal shooting of a teenager and a van driver who struck and killed a toddler in Milwaukee, Wiscons(...)

 Conservative US Senator Rand Paul announced Tuesday he is running for the Republican Party’s nomination for the 2016 presidential race. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images.

US Sen Rand Paul declared himself a candidate for the Republican nomination for president on Tuesday, aiming to upset the political order in Washingto(...)

A chalk outline drawn by supporters shows where the homeless man known as ‘Africa’ was recently shot dead during a scuffle with police in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Wisconsin police fatally shot an apparently unarmed African-American teenager on Friday, prompting dozens of people to protest at the site of the kill(...)

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker   speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on Thursday. Walker’s  bitter fight against trade unions has cast him on to the national stage. Photograph: Jabin Botsford/The New York Times

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker received one of the loudest cheers of his speech at this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) when h(...)

Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin: he surged ahead last weekend in an opinion poll in Iowa, a year before parties there nominate their candidates. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

When Republican governor Scott Walker proposed cutting another $300 million (€214 million) off the University of Wisconsin’s budget and told its teach(...)

Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, at a match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium in London, on Sunday. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

New Jersey governor Chris Christie on Sunday began a three-day trade mission to the UK. The trip is meant to bolster his state’s economic and cultura(...)

Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan has said he did not think Republicans, who control the US Congress following their victories in November’s midterm elections, would be able to stop US president Barack  Obama’s orders shielding four million illegal immigrants from deportation. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government is still trying to clarify whether illegal Irish will be able to return home outside of emergencies under President Barack Obama’s rece(...)