Protestors fill Broadway in the Flood Wall Street rally. Photograph: EPA/Justin Lane

in New York Just a day after the huge People’s Climate March in Manhattan, which drew at least 300,000 participants, more radical activists “flooded”(...)

Job applicants talk to recruiters at the Greenhouse and SproutHouse company booths at the CannaSearch cannabis industry job fair in downtown Denver September 16, 2014. The job fair featured over 20 companies seeking to fill over 500 positions in the cannabis industry. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Queues, desks, pens, application forms: Canna- Search, which took place in the US city of Denver this week, is just like any other job fair, save for (...)

Too close for comfort: Kay Hagan’s opponents have used her kiss from Barack Obama last week against her. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty
Obama: kiss of death?

High on a shelf above a counter in the Raleigh Times Bar is an empty pint glass, sitting encased in front of a US presidential seal. This is the glass(...)

 Rory McIlroy in action  during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at the TPC Boston on Monday.

If it all seems a bit bizarre that Rory McIlroy – winner of two Majors, the British Open and the US PGA, as well as the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (...)

 Chris Kirk  has no Ryder Cup expectations. Photograph: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

The Darwinian nature of the FedEx Cup playoffs, along with the impending Ryder Cup selections, provided a host of possibilities as the 2014 Deutsche (...)

East Down Foxhounds parade in the Main Arena on the final day of the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show in the RDS, Dublin, today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

County Wicklow rider Jane Bradbury and owner Daphne Tierney won the supreme hunter championship on Saturday morning in the Main Arena with the heavywe(...)

What is fracking? Fracking – or hydraulic fracturing – is a means of extracting natural gas from sedimentary rocks such as shale. The process involve(...)

Adam Lynch, the Ho Hum Bandit, nonchalantly passed notes to bank tellers demanding cash. Photograph: FBI

An Irish bank robber, one of the most prolific in recent United States history, has been sentenced to a further period in jail of nearly six years in (...)

Along with her team-mates US World Cup squad player Nathalie Marchino has faced financial and logistical challenges to reach the World Cup finals in France. Photograph: Phil Cole/Getty Images

Last November, the Berkeley All Blues travelled to Cherry Hill, New Jersey to defend their US women’s rugby Premier League (WPL) title. Partici(...)

The Westin is the third hotel in Dublin to be acquired by John Malone and his Irish partners Lalco, operated by John Lally and Paul Higgins. The others are the Trinity City Hotel, Pearse Street and Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

John Malone, the billionaire behind UPC-owner Liberty Global, has bought the five-star Westin Hotel in Dublin for €65 million. The acquisition is exp(...)