The lawsuit claims that the New York Times reporters relentlessly sought out Mary Trump and persuaded her ‘to smuggle the records out of her attorney’s office’ and turn them over to the newspaper. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Former president of the United States Donald Trump filed a lawsuit on Tuesday accusing his niece Mary L Trump, the New York Times and three of its rep(...)

St Patrick’s Day: Michael Bloomberg, as mayor, and Dr Kevin Cahill at the American Irish Historical Society after the New York parade in 2011. Photograph: Michael Appleton/New York Times

An exquisite Gilded Age townhouse on Fifth Avenue in New York City is on the market for more than $52 million, or more than €40 million. It featu(...)

People queue to vote early in the US presidential election at the Fairfax County government centre in Virginia on September 18th. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Outside the Fairfax County government centre, long socially-distant queues have formed since early morning. The polling site in northern Virginia ope(...)

 Donald  Trump hugs his brother, Robert Trump, at an election night event in Manhattan in  November 2016. Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump said that his younger brother, Robert Trump, died on Saturday night, a day after the president visited him in a New York hos(...)

Demonstrators raise their fists in a sign of solidarity while protesting the death of George Floyd at the Colorado State Capital in Denver on Wednesday. Photograph: Getty Images

A US district court judge ordered Denver police on Friday to stop using tear gas, plastic bullets and other “less-than-lethal” force such as flash gre(...)

Ledell Lee appears in Pulaski County Circuit Court. Lee was sentenced to death after being convicted of killing Debra Reese with a tire iron in February 1993. Photograph: AP

Arkansas has overcome a flurry of court challenges which derailed three other executions and put to death an inmate for the first time in nearly 12 ye(...)

 A file image of  US actor Bill Cosby. Photograph: AFP

Bill Cosby lost his latest bid to fend off a lawsuit accusing him of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in 197(...)

Gayle Killilea:  The ruling by Connecticut District Court  is a setback for  her  in the long-running American legal actions between her and husband  and her husband’s trustee and creditors. Photograph: Collins/Courts

A US judge has denied a request by Gayle Killilea, wife of property developer Seán Dunne, to move a case on alleged fraudulent asset transfers betw(...)

An animal rights group has been granted a court hearing in which it will argue that two chimpanzees who live at a New York state university cannot be held captive because they are autonomous, intelligent creatures. Photograph: Thinkstock.

An animal rights group has been granted a court hearing in which it will argue that two chimpanzees who live at a New York state university cannot be(...)

Former New York City investment banker Jason Lee with his wife Alicia at Suffolk County Court on Wednesday. Photograph: AP Photo/Frank Eltman

The banker accused of raping an Irish J-1 student at a rented summer house in the Hamptons, New York in 2013 had no signs of any injuries on the day o(...)

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