Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell (centre) leaves his trial in Richmond, Virginia, last month.  Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen have been found guilty of public corruption for using his office to promote a businessm(...)

Henry McCollum (L) and his brother, Leon Brown, were teenagers when they were arrested for the 1983 rape and killing of Sabrina Buie. The two North Carolina men were declared innocent and ordered freed yesterday. Photograph: North Carolina Department of Public Safety/Handout via Reuters/Reuters

Thirty years after their convictions in the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in rural North Carolina, based on confessions that they quickly rep(...)

Texas governor Rick Perry will likely run for the US presidency on the basis that he knows how to create prosperity. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Governor Rick Perry of Texas is running for president again. What are his chances? Will he once again become a punchline? I have absolutely no idea. T(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald , lays a wreath at the grave of Michael Collins, at the Collins Griffith Commemoration , at Glasnevin Cemetary. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fine Gael should recognise its roots lie in the values and philosophy of 1916 and should be proud of its association with the Easter Rising, rugby pun(...)

Paul Singer: To his enemies he is one of capitalism’s vultures who swoops down to feed off the weak.

One of the titans of Wall Street, Paul Singer is in many ways the embodiment of modern global capitalism.From his offices in New York he has just for(...)

Former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell’s wife Maureen arrives with her daughter for her trial in Richmond, Virginia yesterday. Photograph: Jay Westcott/Reuters

Less than a month before her husband’s inauguration as Virginia governor, Maureen McDonnell sent an email to a senior member of his staff.“I need to (...)

Does this mean President Barack Obama is wrong to describe companies engaging in inversion as “corporate deserters”?  Photograph: Reuters

In recent decisions, the conservative majority on the US supreme court has made clear its view that corporations are people, with all the attendant ri(...)

File photograph of detainees held  in the US military prison for “enemy combatants” in Guantanamo Bay. Of the 143 prisoners still detained there, 71 are approved for transfer. Photograph:   John Moore/Getty Images

The Pentagon has told members of the US Congress it plans to transfer six prisoners at the controversial Guantánamo Bay detention camp to Uruguay, the(...)

 Republican senator from Arizona John McCain. The  president and  Republicans are at loggerheads over how to respond to the crisis with Barack  Obama’s rivals reluctant to sanction billions of dollars without the administration agreeing steps to stem the wave of child migrants. Photograph: EPA

A majority of Americans are unhappy at how president Barack Obama and his rivals in the Republican party are handling the crisis along the US border (...)

Politicians in Northern Ireland will convene today in a fresh bid to hammer out an agreement on unresolved peace process issues. Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams will meet British prime minister David Cameron. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The North’s five main parties have begun six days of talks to determine if any progress can be made on parades, flags and the past ahead of the peak o(...)