Latvian Kristaps Porzingis, who  was drafted number four overall by the New York Knicks, towers over NBA commissioner Adam Silver, at the Barclays Center in New York. Photograph: Earl Wilson/The New York Times

Basketball culture still reveres the tall man as Kristaps Porzingis, a 7ft 1in baller from Latvia, proved by becoming the most famous teenager in New (...)

Though a longtime New Yorker, composer Maria Schneider is still a midwesterner at heart. Her latest work for the celebrated ensemble that bears(...)

 Donald Trump  announces his candidacy for the US presidency at Trump Tower  in New York City. Mr Trump is the 12th Republican who has announced running for the White House. Photograph: Christopher Gregory/Getty Images

Canadian rock veteran Neil Young has continued a American tradition of recording artists asking Republican candidates to stop playing their music afte(...)

Revisiting Juno and the Paycock: Joe Dowling  rehearsing Seán O’Casey’s play with cast members at the Guthrie Theater. Photograph: Joan Marcus

Joe Dowling is standing in front of one of the Guthrie Theater’s three stages, in Minneapolis, giving notes to Mark Benninghofen, the American actor w(...)

Farhiyo Mohamed, stepsister of Abdirahman Yasin Daud; Farhiyo Mohamed, mother of Mohamed Farah; Imam Hassan Mohamud; and Sadik Warfa, deputy director of the Global Somali Diaspora, at a press conference at the Islamic Da’wah Institute in St Paul. Daud and Farah, Somali men from Minnesota, are among six men charged with attempting to travel to Syria to fight for Islamic State militants. Photograph: Simon Carswell

The Minneapolis court is packed with members of the local Somali community here to support one of their own, Abdirahman Yasin Daud (21). His lawyer wa(...)

US vice-president Joe Biden said that more than 1.2 million Irish voters “took a courageous stand for love and family when they overwhelmingly chose marriage equality”. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US vice-president Joe Biden has described Ireland as “a nation where the people resoundingly stand for equal rights” after the Irish people voted by a(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, JP Richardson and their pilot all died in the crash.

US transportation safety investigators said on Wednesday they are reviewing a request to reopen an investigation into the 1959 airplane crash that (...)

Worker takes a break in a garlic field in California: a survey has found Hispanics are far more likely than whites to view global warming as a problem that affects them personally. Photograph:  Matt Black/The New York Times

Alfredo Padilla grew up in Texas as a migrant farmworker who followed the harvest with his parents to pick sugar beets in Minnesota each summer. He ha(...)

Crashed Ice, the “world series” of downhill ice-skating will take place on a specially-built ice “assault” course in front of Stormont in Belfast, on (...)