Charleston residents grieve at a makeshift memorial outside the historic mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church to honor the nine victims slain by alleged killer Dylann Roof in Charleston, South Carolina. Photograph: Richard Ellis/EPA

A National Rifle Association executive in Texas has been criticised for suggesting that the South Carolina senator and pastor slain with eight members(...)

Sister Mary Thecla, from the Daughters of St Paul, prays outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston two days after a mass shooting left nine dead during a bible study at the church. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

The 21-year-old man who is suspected of killing nine people in a historic black church in the US was charged Friday with nine counts of murder and pos(...)

‘Some might say there are other organisations which could more appropriately have been scrutinised for evidence of crimes touching directly on US interests. Banks, for example. HSBC, for instance.’ Above, Fifa officials are escorted out behind sheets following their arrests by Swiss authorities  in Zurich  last week.  Photograph: Pascal Mora/The New York Times 1:31

What business is it of the FBI that Fifa officials may have been involved in skulduggery in Switzerland? Whence comes US attorney general Loretta Lync(...)

Former Fifa vice president Jack Warner was suspended by world soccer’s governing body for corruption in 2011. Photograph: Getty.

When Jack Warner was first suspended from Fifa for corruption in 2011, he was full of fighting talk. “I tell you something . . . you will see a footba(...)

According to numerous news reports Swiss law enforcement officials arrested several leading FIFA representatives at a hotel in Zurich on corruption charges. Photograph: EPA. 2:13

The world governing body of football, Fifa, was plunged into an unprecedented crisis on the eve of its congress in Zurich after Swiss authorities arre(...)

People march in to the Cuddell Recreation Center where Tamir Rice was killed, in protest to Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo being acquitted of manslaughter charges after he shot two people in 2012. Photograph: Ricky Rhodes/Getty Images.

A Cleveland police officer was found not guilty on Saturday in the shooting dead of an unarmed black man and woman after a high-speed car chase in (...)

The Baltimore police charged in relation to the death of Freddie Gray are (clockwise from top left): Officer Caesar Goodson, Officer Garrett Miller, Officer Edward Nero, Sgt Alicia White, Lt Brian Rice and Officer William Porter. Photographs: Baltimore Police Department/New York Times

A US grand jury has indicted all six officers charged over the death of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries suffered in police custody in Baltimore.The(...)

A man walks past the Time Warner Cable headquarters in New York. Comcast said the deal had been structured in a way that if the US government didn’t agree, the companies could walk away

Comcast and Time Warner Cable confirmed on Friday they had abandoned their proposed $45 billion merger. Comcast said the deal had been structured in (...)

Nicholas Slatten (left), a former Army sniper from Tennessee, was sentenced to life in prison; Dustin Heard, also of Tennessee and  Evan Liberty of New Hampshire were both sentenced to  30 years. Photograph: Reuters

One former Blackwater security contractor received a life sentence on Monday and three others received 30-year sentences for killing unarmed Iraqi ci(...)

A video taken by a bystander shows the officer firing eight times as the man fled. Video still: New York Times 2:02

The South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black man who was running away from him has been fired and the remai(...)