Pedestrians walk on Amsterdam Avenue on Sunday in New York city. Most of New York’s streets were cleaned up overnight after a huge snow storm hit the mid-Atlantic states. Photograph: Getty

New York city has slowly emerged from a massive blizzard that paralysed much of the US east coast, while snowy gridlock gripped the nation’s capital (...)

Cars covered in snow, parked along a street in Prince William County, Virginia. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

A monster blizzard that has paralysed the US east coast intensified on Saturday afternoon as it barrelled into New York City, prompting a travel ban o(...)

US president Barack Obama’s motorcade leaves an air force base amid snowfall  in Maryland. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Washington DC and Baltimore were under blizzard warnings on Thursday and states of emergency were declared across the east coast of the US as preparat(...)

 President Michael D Higgins  presents former US senator George Mitchell (left) with a Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad  at Áras an Uachtaráin, Dublin,  in late 2013. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former US senator and Northern Ireland peace negotiator George Mitchell has agreed to lead New York City’s St Patrick’s Day Parade, the world’s bigges(...)

The service is intended for customers who want high-speed internet access through their mobile devices while travelling on New York’s streets

The world’s fastest and largest municipal WiFi network is being rolled out in New York by a consortium of investors including Google, in the latest at(...)

A security guard guards the administrative offices of the Los Angeles unified school district. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Los Angeles shut more than 1,000 public schools on Tuesday over a threatened attack with bombs and assault rifles. Hundreds of thousands of students (...)

 A New York City subway car  covered in Nazi-themed imagery to promote the new Amazon TV series The Man in the High Castle on November 24th, 2015. The advertising is to be removed. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Amazon. com Inc on Monday agreed to pull advertisements for a new television show featuring Nazi-inspired imagery from New York City’s subway system, (...)

A frame grab from a surveillance video released by the New York Police Department  shows an undercover New York City police officer arresting former professional tennis payer James Blake in New York. Blake, who was in front of a hotel waiting to attend the US Open, was misidentified by police as a suspect in a credit card fraud scheme. Photograph: EPA/NYPD

In 2012, a Queens man said officer James Frascatore pulled him over for a broken tail light, opened his car door and punched him three times in the mo(...)

Professional tennis player James Blake was tackled to the ground and handcuffed by New York police officers for an offence he did not commit.

It was the kind of startling episode that Mayor Bill de Blasio sought to eliminate: a black man tackled to the ground and handcuffed by police officer(...)

Candles are seen at a memorial for Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York last year. New York City has reached a settlement with the family of Mr  Garner, who died after being put in a chokehold by police last July, agreeing to pay $5.9 million to resolve the claim. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters.

New York City reached a settlement with the family of Eric Garner on Monday, agreeing to pay $5.9 million (€5.3 million) to resolve a wrongful death c(...)