The fountains of the Bellagio light up in the middle of the Las Vegas strip

For much of the summer, I flitted in and out of the United States. I revisited some favourite cities and discovered some new ones. I love America m(...)

Fr Brendan McBride at the Irish Immigration Pastoral Center (IIPC), in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Martin Lacey

Fr Brendan McBride walks around the Irish Immigration Pastoral Centre on Geary Street in Richmond, a neighbourhood in San Francisco that many emigrant(...)

Internet governance is broadening out

ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is coming to Dublin. The occasion – a first for Ireland – is the 54th public meeting,(...)

Former Florida governor and Republican candidate for president Jeb Bush speaks to  third graders before  taking part in a town hall meeting at La Progresiva Presbyterian School in Miami, Florida, September 1st, 2015. Photograph: Joe Skipper/Reuters

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush offered his most direct assault on rival Donald Trump to date on Tuesday, retaliating for a series of persona(...)

Jeremiah Mathis Thede, from California, has appeared before Antrim Magistrates’ Court charged with endangering the safety of a United Airlines aircraft, disruptive behaviour on board and common assault. File photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

An American man charged over an alleged air rage incident does not accept responsibility for the costly diversion of a transatlantic flight, a court h(...)

Virginia residents pay their respects at a makeshift memorial for reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Two journalists who were killed during a live TV report in Virginia were both shot in the head. Reporter Alison Parker (24) and cameraman Adam Ward (2(...)

US Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush:  used the term  ‘anchor babies’ in an interview on the campaign trail last week.  Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

The term “anchor babies” has become a lightning rod political issue in the stormy tussle between Donald Trump and Jeb Bush, the two leading candidates(...)

Project sunroof: based on your address, it can estimate the hours of available sunlight per year and the square footage available for solar panels

Googler Carl Elkin has been working on a particularly interesting 20 per cent project that leverages the power of Google Maps and Google Earth. Projec(...)

Colorado  gunman James Holmes leaves court for the last time before beginning his life sentence with no chance of parole after a hearing in Centennial, Colorado. Photograph: Reuters

Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes has been formally sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 2012 attack which left 12 people dead and 70 (...)

The Chevrolet Volt is eligible for special high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes in California

If you want to figure out what the cars of the future will look like go to California. Quite apart from the high percentage of high-earning future-gaz(...)