US football player Ray Rice: video showed him knocking fiancée unconscious with a blow to the head and dragging her out of a lift. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters

The National Football League (NFL), the professional body governing American Football, has hired former FBI director Robert Mueller to investigate how(...)

Michael Daniel, special assistant to US president Barack Obama and cybersecurity co-ordinator at the White House. photograph: julia schmalz/bloomberg>

Michael Daniel’s appointment in 2012 as US president Barack Obama’s “cybersecurity czar” – or more formally, cybersecurity co-ordinator for the White (...)

Google’s headquarters at Barrow Street in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Three of the largest Internet companies called on the US government to provide greater transparency on national security requests today, as they sough(...)

Former mob boss and fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger in a booking mug photo released to Reuters on August 1st, 2011. Photograph: Handout/Reuters

Jury selection begins today in the murder trial of James “Whitey” Bulger, the Irish-American whose notoriety as Boston’s reputedly top gangster in the(...)

James Comey: likely to be named as successor to Robert Mueller

US president Barack Obama plans to name James Comey, a former senior official in the administration of George W Bush, as his nominee to replace Robert(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry (left) gestures as Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov tries to fix his translation equipment during a joint news conference after their meeting in Moscow yesterday. Russia and the United States have agreed to try to arrange an international conference this month on ending the civil war in Syria, and said both sides in the conflict should take part. Photograph: Mladen Antonov/Reuters

Russia and the United States agreed to bury their differences over Syria and to try to convene international talks with both sides in the civil(...)