US flag flies alongside a sign in honor of the four Marines killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

The suspect in the fatal shootings of four US Marines traveled to Jordan and possibly other Middle Eastern countries for seven months last year, autho(...)

Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker, pictured last January, who has joined a crowded field of Republican prospective candidates in the 2016 US presidential election. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has become the 15th major Republican to enter the race for the White House, formally announcing his long-anticipated (...)

Anybody who thinks he or she knows about cinema thinks he or she knows about Orson Welles. At the time of his death in 1985 it was fashionable to a(...)

The forgotten hero of the same Wisconsin music scene that spawned the likes of Bon Iver and Megafaun, it took Josh Scott – aka Aero Flynn – ye(...)

  Less hideous than a garden gnome, more politically correct than a lawn jockey, the plastic flamingo has been flaunted in front gardens by the millions. File photograph: Robert Sullivan/AFP/Getty Images

Don Featherstone did not invent Phoenicopterus ruber: nature took care of that eons ago. But what Featherstone did nearly six decades ago – in the pro(...)

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 (...)

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(...)