Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump: both the Republican establishment and the punditocracy have been shocked by his continuing appeal to the party’s base. Photograph: Jason Davis/Getty Images

(...) conceivably be possible; doubling America’s rate of economic growth, as Jeb Bush has promised he would, is a(...)

President Barack Obama will officially restore Denali as the name of North America’s tallest mountain, ending a 40-year battle over what to call the peak that has been known as Mount McKinley. Photograph: National Park Service/Tim Rains/Reuters

President Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America’s(...)

 LaShawn Merritt of the United States crosses the line to win gold ahead of Martyn Rooney of Great Britain and Machel Cedenio of Trinidad and Tobago in the Men’s 4x400 Relay Final during day nine of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium. Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

(...)-way, after strong runs by Christine Day and Shericka Jackson, only to see America’s individual 400m champion(...)

Venezuelan soldiers try to control the crowd queueing outside a supermarket while trying to buy staple items. An 80-year-old woman reportedly died in a scrum outside a state supermarket selling subsidised goods. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

An 80-year-old Venezuelan woman died, possibly from trampling, in a scrum outside a state supermarket selling subsidized goods, the opposition and med(...)

A memorial to journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward outside the offices of  WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Virginia.  Photograph: Chris Keane

America’s never-ending gun violence epidemic, whether we wanted to see it or not.

New world: the first map of the world to show America, drawn in 1500 by Juan de la Cosa, Christopher Columbus’s pilot. Photograph: Universal/UIG via Getty

As every Irish person knows, St Brendan discovered the Americas almost a full millennium before(...)

Netherlands’ Dafne Schippers crosses  the finish line to win the 200m women’s final at the World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Serbia’s Ivana Spanovic (7.01m) weren’t enough to win gold, as America’s Tianna Bartoletta snatched the(...)

Tropical Storm Erika  in the Caribbean. Photograph: NOAA handout/Reuters

A state of emergency has been declared in Florida as tropical storm Erika nears the US state. The storm could hit the peninsula on Monday. Governor R(...)

Albert Manifold, chief executive, CRH, said that the group’s acquisition of CRL is an “excellent operational fit” with the group’s US building envelope business.(Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

(...) the Americas, but against a challenging background in Europe. The group is forecasting “good progress(...)

Rapper Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan is one of the artists featured on new compilation Rough Trade Shops - Hip Hop 15. Photograph:  Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

(...), pulsating releases full of social commentary about black America’s trials and tribulations (hugely apt at a(...)