Workers looking at the broken joists of a fourth-storey balcony that collapsed killing six Irish students and injuring seven others.

The discovery of safety concerns in almost one in five balconies inspected in Berkeley in the aftermath of June’s fatal balcony collapse is a “wake-up(...)

Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy returned to Ireland after US prosecutors dropped a murder charge against her linked to the death of a one-year-old girl. Photograph: Keith Bedford/Boston Globe via AP

Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy is being sued for wrongful death by the parents of the deceased one-year-old girl she cared for, five months after (...)

Senator Bernie Sanders and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton at the Democratic presidential candidate debate at the University of New Hampshire in Durham  on Thursday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg.

Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed in their sharpest exchanges during a presidential debate as the former secretary of s(...)

Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, listens to a question during a Democratic debate on Wednesday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has defended her close ties with Wall Street, saying she did not regret taking $675,000 (€609,000) in (...)

Thousands of flights were cancelled and supermarket shelves were left bare Friday as millions of Americans hunkered down for a winter storm expected to dump historic amounts of snow in the eastern United States. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

At least nine people have died in the US and 10 states have declared emergencies as Storm Jonas edges across the country and air travel continues to b(...)

Plowed snow sits in front of the Capitol building in Washington on Thursday. Photograph: Drew Angerer/The New York Times

The Washington DC area is bracing itself for heavy snowfall and high winds in what would be, if forecasts prove to be accurate, the worst winter storm(...)

Sarah Palin: Her son Track Palin (26) was arrested on Monday night near Anchorage in the family’s home state of Alaska and charged with domestic violence and possession of a firearm while intoxicated. Photograph: Mark Kauzlarich/Reuters

Republican Sarah Palin has been criticised for suggesting that the arrest of her Iraqi war veteran son was due to his post-traumatic stress disorder (...)

Bob Dole (92) said nobody likes Ted Cruz. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

It is a clear sign that the Republican establishment is concerned about conservative rabble-rouser Ted Cruz that they would believe that Donald Trump,(...)

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin endorses Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a rally at the Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Photograph: Mary Altaffer/AP

A recurring theme among some Republicans in Iowa, the first state to pick presidential nominees in 11 days’ time, is that they are unsure about the pa(...)

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump looks on as former Alaska governor Sarah Palin endorses him in Iowa on Tuesday. Photograph: Sam Hodgson/The New York Times

Former Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin delivered a boisterous and at times bewildering speech as she publicly endorsed the party’s p(...)