Lavoy Finicum who was one of the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon: he was shot dead. Photograph: by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

There was a dramatic turning point in the four-week armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon on Tuesday when the FBI arrested eight leaders of (...)

 More than 20 people marched up and down North Broadway Avenue in Burns, Oregon, holding a candlelight celebration of the life of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum. He was killed after an armed occupation of a wildlife refuge. Photograph: Rob Kerr/AFP/Getty Images

The leader of a month-long armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon on Wednesday urged remaining protesters to leave the site and go ho(...)

 Robert LaVoy Finicum, a rancher who acted as a spokesman for the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers, was killed in an incident on Tuesday.  Photograph: Jarod Opperman/New York Times

US and state officials in Oregon on Wednesday set up checkpoints around Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, where an armed group pledged to prolong its (...)

Ammon Bundy: “I will say this refuge from its very inception has been a tool of tyranny.”  Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The further right you go on the Republican flank, the greater the dislike of Washington and big government grows.  Closer to the centre, preside(...)

King Salman meeting US president Barack Obama in Washington last September. File photograph: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

The atrocity in Paris on November 13th blew away some of the gloom which had settled on a number of major companies. In the first 30 minutes of trad(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign stop at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachussetts, in the US. Photograph: AP Photo/Charles Krupa

British lawmakers are to hold a debate on a petition signed by more than half a million people calling for US Republican presidential candidate Donald(...)

US attorney-feneral Loretta Lynch: accused two generations of Fifa  officials of “rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted” corruption, “ both abroad and here in the United States”. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

It may have been a German judge who finally banished Sepp Blatter from the world of football, but the longtime Fifa president’s real nemesis was a di(...)

 Martin Shkreli: founder of Turing Pharmaceuticals has resigned from his post as chief executive. Photograph: Richard Perry/The New York Times

Martin Shkreli, the poster boy for prescription-drug price increases who was arrested for securities fraud this week, has stepped down from his post a(...)

David Drumm  faces 33 charges relating to financial transactions carried out while chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank

A US attorney specialising in white-collar criminal prosecutions has been appointed to fight for the extradition of former Anglo Irish Bank chief exec(...)

Eric Feight (55), of Hudson, New York state, pleaded guilty in January to a federal charge of providing material support to terrorists in a plot intended to harm  US president Barack Obama (above). File photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

An upstate New York man was sentenced to more than eight years in prison for his role in a plot to build a radiation-emitting “death ray” intended to (...)