A frame grab from an undated video reportedly shows Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden watching TV at his compound in Pakistan. Newly-released documents show bin Laden owned books by Noam Chomsky and Bob Woodward, among others. Photograph: US Department of Defence/AFP/Getty Images

The US government has released a list of English-language texts seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan in 2011 showing the al-Qaeda leader(...)

All nine fatalities of Sunday’s shootout were members of the Bandidos or Cossacks biker gangs and the injured suffered stab or gunshot wounds and, in some cases, both Photograph: Jerry Larson/ AP

Police in Waco, Texas arrested 170 people for engaging in organised crime after a violent confrontation between rival motorcycle gangs on Sunday afte(...)

Lindsey Graham, a three-term senator from South Carolina, cited the increasing violence in the Middle East as motivation for his decision to run. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Senator Lindsey Graham, a foreign policy hawk, has become the latest Republican to join the party’s fast-growing field of presidential candidates. Mr (...)

Martin O’Malley, who is expected to announce his candidacy for US president shortly. Photograph: Tom Williams/Roll Call via Getty Images

Martin O’Malley, a likely contender to be the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, is due in Dublin on May 24th after cancelling a trip last mon(...)

Conservative author Peter Schweizer, a former speechwriter for Republican president George W Bush, has claimed in his book “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich” that Hillary Clinton made policy decisions while US secretary of state that benefited donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The publisher of a controversial new book that looks at the ties between Bill and Hillary Clinton and donors to their charity has made several factual(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm with his wife Lorraine Drumm. Photograph: Josh Reynolds

A US judge was correct in refusing to allow former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm walk away debt-free through bankruptcy because it “wou(...)

Gayle Killilea:  Filed emergency motions seeking a jury trial in the district court rather than in the bankruptcy court in the US. Photograph: Collins

Gayle Killilea, wife of developer Seán Dunne, has asked a US judge not to refer a fraudulent asset transfer case taken against them to the bankruptcy (...)

 Dodging the Iraq issue, Jeb Bush said that “talking about hypotheticals” did a disservice to those who served there.  Photograph: Alvin Baez/Reuters

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, yet to declare his presidential candidacy but expected to make an announcement shortly, is struggling to escape the (...)

 Hillary Clinton’s 1979 interview: the then first lady of Arkansas shared her views on the benefits of being young in elected office, privacy in public life and the strains on “a political marriage”.

A 36-year-old television interview with Hillary Rodham, then first lady of Arkansas, has been unearthed in which the future presidential candidate sha(...)

 Wilbur Ross: The New York investor  sold a 5.5 % stake in Bank of Ireland for €477 million in June 2014, three years after buying into the lender. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Billionaire US investor Wilbur Ross, who almost tripled his money on his bottom- of- the- cycle investment in Bank of Ireland, has ruled out buying i(...)