Wednesday March 11, 2015
Politicians in the US state of Utah have voted to bring back execution by firing squad if lethal injections are unavailable, which would make it the only state in the country to permit the practice.
Tuesday February 17, 2015
Record-breaking cold has gripped the eastern United States while an icy winter storm crippled the nation's central states.
Friday February 13, 2015
A lipstick print on a napkin left by former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher during a visit to the United States has gone on sale online ahead of Valentine's Day.
Saturday January 31, 2015
The US state of Ohio is postponing the execution of seven death row inmates following several botched lethal injection killings across the country last year.
Saturday January 17, 2015
The US Supreme Court has agreed to rule whether same-sex couples across the country should have the right to marry, setting the stage for a final historic decision.
Friday January 16, 2015
A round-up of Irish and international news stories
Thursday January 15, 2015
A round-up of other Irish and international news stories.
Monday January 12, 2015
Oil prices showed no sign of escaping their downward spiral today and signs emerged that cheap crude may have a positive impact on the European economy.
Wednesday December 31, 2014
The governor of Maryland commuted the sentences for the US state's four remaining death row inmates, a year-and-a-half after capital punishment was abolished there.
Saturday December 20, 2014
Two New York police officers have been shot dead in Brooklyn, in what is being described as an apparent ambush.