Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani (left ) with Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu earlier this month. Mr Giuliani challenged a reporter to find examples of Mr Obama expressing love for his country. Photograph: Yonatin Sindel/EPA

Former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani has defended his assertion that President Barack Obama did not love America and said that his criticism of Mr O(...)

Zachary Rubin, medical director of clinical epidemiology speaks at a news conference by UCLA Health System and county officials at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. The large Los Angeles teaching hospital has told scores of patients they were possibly exposed to a drug-resistant bacterial “superbug” during endoscopy procedures that infected seven patients. Photo: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

Federal officials warned health care providers Thursday that difficult-to-clean medical scopes inserted down the throat might be infecting patients w(...)

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush takes a selfie with a guest at a luncheon hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on February 18th in Chicago, Illinois. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Jeb Bush, a leading contender to be the Republican Party’s presidential candidate in 2016, has sought to distance himself from the unpopular foreign (...)

A street shrine to  Etan Patz. Pedro Hernandez is on trial accused of kidnapping and murder in one of the US’s most famous missing persons cases. File photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

The mother of Etan Patz, a boy whose disappearance from a New York City street in 1979 ignited a national movement to find missing children, will tell(...)

Mario Cuomo, a three-term governor of New York known for his forceful defence of the liberal tradition in the Democratic Pary and his long hesitations(...)

Former White House press secretary James Brady in 2011. John Hinckley Jr will not face charges for Mr Brady’s death last August despite a homicide ruling, prosecutors said. File photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Federal prosecutors will not charge John Hinckley Jr in the death of former White House press secretary James Brady, even though a medical examiner r(...)

A file photograph of a campaign bus where Mr Cuomo shakes hands with supporters on October 30th, 1994. Photograph: James Estrin/The New York Times

Mario Cuomo, the three-time governor of New York and a leading voice of the Democratic Party’s liberal wing who turned down several invitations to (...)

The 20-bed hotel built was for the early 18th-century Protestant archbishop of Cashel, Theophilus Bolton, by  architect Sir Edward Lovett Pearse, who also designed the Houses of Parliament (now Bank of Ireland) in Dublin’s College Green

One of Ireland’s architecturally most important hotels is expected to go on the market following its sudden closure last month. The Cashel Palace(...)

Former taoiseach Garret FitzGerald and his wife, Joan. She approved the menu for the State dinner. Photograph: Jack McManus

Guests at the 1984 State banquet in Dublin in honour of US president Ronald Reagan were treated to roast beef and turtle soup, but only the to(...)

Seán Donlon, Irish ambassador to the US during US president Ronald Reagan’s visit to Ireland in 1984. Photograph: Frank Miller

The opposition in Ireland to US president Ronald Reagan’s visit in 1984 made little impact in the White House, documents from the Department of Foreig(...)