Senators Kathy Campbell and Ernie Chambers celebrate after Republican governor Pete Ricketts’ veto of a bill to ban the death penalty was overridden. Photograph: Andrew Dickinson/The New York Times

Nebraska became the 19th American state to outlaw the death penalty and the first traditionally controlled by conservatives to repeal capital punishm(...)

The 12 alleged criminal schemes at the centre of the long-running conspiracy include plots to rig the bidding for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the 2011 Fifa presidential elections and the 2016 Centennial Cop America, scheduled to be played in the US. Photograph: EPA 2:13

United States attorney general Loretta Lynch denied the timing of the charges against nine Fifa officials and five corporate executives for allegedly (...)

FIFA officials are escorted out behind sheets following their arrests by Swiss authorities at the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich on Wednesday. The US has filed federal charges alleging corruption over two decades. Photograph: Pascal Mora/The New York Times

In a devastating blow to world football’s governing body, US justice officials have charged 14 people linked to Fifa and international football organi(...)

US vice-president Joe Biden said that more than 1.2 million Irish voters “took a courageous stand for love and family when they overwhelmingly chose marriage equality”. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US vice-president Joe Biden has described Ireland as “a nation where the people resoundingly stand for equal rights” after the Irish people voted by a(...)

Panti raises her arms with supporters for same-sex marriage at Dublin Castle on Saturday. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images.

Tributes and expressions of pride continued to come from political figures in the United States on Saturday in response to Ireland’s unprecedented pop(...)

Caitlin Vennard and Cormac McGrady at Yosemite National Park in California in 2012. McGrady is now unable to visit his American wife’s family in the US because he is banned from the country.

What started for Caitlin Vennard and her husband Cormac McGrady as late-night fun on a beach holiday ended with his deportation from the US, after thr(...)

Stephanie Roche has been released from her deal with American side Houston Dash. Photograph: Inpho 2:29

Irish footballer Stephanie Roche has had her contract with US soccer team Houston Dash ended after three months with the club.The Texas club has annou(...)

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(...)

Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy  listens to her lawyer prior to a status hearing at Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn, Massachusetts.  Ms  McCarthy is accused of killing a child in her care in 2013. Photograph: AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool

A US judge has scheduled the long-delayed trial of an Irish nanny accused of murdering a one-year-old baby in her care for October 13th.Aisling Brady (...)

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(...)