Infidelity website Ashley Madison and its parent company have been sued in federal court in California. File photograph: Reuters 2:02

Infidelity website Ashley Madison and its parent company have been sued in federal court in California by a man who claims that the companies failed t(...)

Jared Fogle shot his first Subway commercial in 2000. The ads highlighted his personal story of losing weight on a diet primarily consisting of the company’s sandwiches. File photograph: IlliniGradResearch/Wikimedia Commons (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/58/Ebayfogel2.jpg)

Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle pleaded guilty to child-pornography charges six weeks after his Indiana home was raided by law enforcement. The U(...)

Vitaly Korchevsky is escorted in handcuffs from his home by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

US prosecutors have charged nine people over their alleged roles in a hacking scheme to obtain corporate press releases before they were made public, (...)

The Library Gardens Apartments in Berkeley, California, before the balcony collapse which killed five Irish J-1 students and one Irish-American student. Photograph: Google Maps

Where did the water come from? That’s the question. It is six weeks since the balcony collapse at an apartment block in Berkeley that killed fi(...)

Albert Woodfox: he was was convicted of the murder in 1972 of a guard in Angola prison, Louisiana, where he was serving time for armed robbery

A federal court has ordered the release of the longest-standing solitary confinement prisoner in the US, who has been in isolation almost without paus(...)

In Ireland, a traditionally Roman Catholic country that has long been known for a seeming conservative streak, the lack of a strong backlash during the referendum campaign has been notable, even as opponents of the measure have mobilised.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Here’s a take from the New York Times on the significance of the Same-sex Marriage Referendum being decided on Friday in Ireland. In 1993, Ireland was(...)

The sun sets on the address where Nav Sarao Futures Limited is registered, in Hounslow, London April 21, 2015. Navinder Singh Sarao, a high-frequency trader, was arrested in the United Kingdom over charges he manipulated the futures market and played a role in sparking the May 2010 “flash crash”, the US Justice Department said on Tuesday. Through his company Nav Sarao Futures Limited Plc, Sarao profited to the tune of $40 million, the CFTC said, adding that his alleged manipulation stretched over the period from 2010 to 2014 and continued at least through early April of this year. (Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters)

From a modest stucco house in suburban west London, where jetliners roar overhead on their approach to Heathrow Airport, a small-time trader was abou(...)

George Gibney: a judicial review prevented the case from proceeding due to the length of time elapsed since the alleged incidents took place

A Garda detective superintendent has been appointed by Assistant Garda Commissioner John Twomey to engage in a fact-finding mission in relation to th(...)

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Marc Fucarile leaves the federal courthouse after the first day of the trial of accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Boston, Massachusetts. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Maybe it’s the snow. There’s about eight feet of it, with snowbanks on street corners even taller than that.Or maybe it’s the fact that everybody in a(...)

Gayle Killilea-Dunne, the wife of insolvent property developer Sean Dunne, has sought to block a legal action taken by his US bankruptcy official to recover millions of euro in assets he transferred to her. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

Gayle Killilea-Dunne, the wife of insolvent property developer Seán Dunne, has sought to block a legal action taken by his US bankruptcy official to r(...)