James “Whitey” Bulger in  1984: his 2013 racketeering conviction will be challenged today. Photograph: Federal Bureau of Investigation/AP

Lawyers for former Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger are set to challenge his 2013 racketeering conviction today, contending a judge wrongly block(...)

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton said she was concerned about “a lot of inaccuracies’’ in the reporting on her personal email account. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Four emails in the personal email account that Hillary Rodham Clinton used as secretary of state contained classified information, Government investig(...)

Waller County prosecutor Warren Diepraam said the post-mortem showed that 28-year-old Sandra Bland had no defensive injuries on her hands that would typically indicate a struggle.  Photograph: Ilana Panich-Linsman/The New York Times 2:16

The post-mortem of a black woman who was found dead in a Texas jail revealed no injuries that would suggest she was killed by someone else, the author(...)

A woman places a bouquet of roses at a memorial for Sandra Bland near Prairie View A&M University on Tuesday. Photograph: Pat Sullivan/AP

Authorities in the US have insisted that a patrol car video showing the arrest of a black motorist, who was later found dead in a jail cell, was not e(...)

A man ordered enough deadly poison on the Dark Web to kill 1,400 people, a English court has heard. Father-of-two Mohammed Ali, (31), allegedly tried (...)

 Fifa official Jeffrey Webb, who faces corruption charges.  File photograph: Szilard Koszticsak/EPA

Jeffrey Webb, one of seven high-ranking Fifa officials who were arrested in Switzerland on corruption charges, pleaded not guilty in US federal court (...)

US flag flies alongside a sign in honor of the four Marines killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

The suspect in the fatal shootings of four US Marines traveled to Jordan and possibly other Middle Eastern countries for seven months last year, autho(...)

Military veteran David Croft brings flowers to a memorial near where the shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee took place. Photograph: EPA.

Investigators on Friday sought to determine what led a 24-year-old gunman to open fire at two military offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing four(...)

Gary Davis, of Johnstown Court, Kilpedder, Co Wicklow,  pictured at the Four Courts for a High Court action. Photograph: Courts Collins

The United States is seeking the extradition of an Irishman whom it claims was an administrator of the Silk Road website which offered anonymity to(...)

Sammy Wilson, who met with minister for finance Brian Lenihan in October 2009 to discuss Nama’s Northern portfolio. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

2009: Nama created to deal with toxic bank loans. It is greeted by more than a degree of wariness in the North amongst business and political leade(...)