Tom Steyer: The San Francisco-based liberal has pledged $55 million (€43 million) to NextGen Climate, his super political action committee, or PAC, to fund pro-environmental candidates.  Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

One of the biggest crusades to encourage voter turnout in this year’s US midterm elections has been led by the billionaire hedge fund founder Tom Stey(...)

Quarterback Shane Morris (left) of the Michigan Wolverines is helped off the field by Ben Braden during the fourth quarter of the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers  in Ann Arbor, Michigan, last month. Photograph: Leon Halip/Getty Images

The Michigan Wolverines were trailing the Minnesota Golden Gophers 30- 7 in the final quarter of an American college football last Saturday when the M(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs. The club has targeted the American market where they set a record attendance this summmer. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Manchester United are targeting the burgeoning US football market, with the sport there undergoing a “step-change” in popularity and commercial growth(...)

As global sales of hybrids continue to rise, there’s no doubting that it’s the Toyota Prius that is still the car most closely associated with the fue(...)

An Islamic State militant uses announces to residents of Taqba city that Tabqa air base has fallen to his group. Photograph: Reuters

Senior Republicans yesterday called for expanded air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and for the first time in Syria, to destroy th(...)

US Senator Carl Levin has introduced two bills aimed at preventing US firms from merging with a foreign company to avoid paying taxes. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Every loophole has its lover. That’s why, despite the furore that has erupted over American companies adopting foreign headquarters to reduce their(...)

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, front centre, sits with team mates on the bench before the first half of the  International Champions Cup match with Manchester United at Michigan Stadium. Photograph: AP

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid can head an invasion by Spanish clubs to capitalise on the lucrative American soccer market and compete wi(...)

A protest against the mass water shut-offs in Detroit. Photograph: Reuters/Rebecca Cook

They’re easy to spot. A streak of neon blue paint on the footpaths outside identifies the homes in Detroit that haven’t paid their water bills. To som(...)

The deportation trial was adjourned when Mahmoud Bazzi’s attorney failed to turn up to court on time.

The Lebanese man suspected of involvement in the 1980 abduction and killings of two Irish UN peacekeepers and the shooting of a third has told an Amer(...)

Mahmoud Bazzi,  a suspect in the abduction, torture and killing of two Irish soldiers serving as UN peacekeepers in Lebanon 34 years ago. Photograph: AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Brian Kaufman

John O’Mahony has no doubt that Mahmoud Bazzi is the man who shot him. The Co Kerry farmer was one of three Irish soldiers abducted while serving with(...)