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 (...)

President Hillery: it was suggested that he sign thank-you letters for donations as low as $10.  Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald was  mentioned as an alternative signatory. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

A project involving tree-planting to be paid for by Irish-Americans got cautious government approval in 1984.But a suggestion that president Patrick H(...)

People with good looks tend to reap more rewards
Good leaders can break beauty biases
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Pretty people do better. Whether interviewing for a new job, applying for a promotion, or, in the world of politics, seeking voters’ support, people (...)

In a letter to Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, NFL Commission Roger Goodell said “you have shown no meaningful remorse for your conduct.”   Photograph: Jeff Curry/ USA Today

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been suspended without pay for at least the remainder of 2014 season, the National Football Leag(...)

Members of the chorus for Salomé, getting ready for the opening night performance. Photograph: Patrick Browne

The home of the internationally recognised Wexford Festival Opera was last night named as Ireland’s only National Opera House at a ceremony marking th(...)

 Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning  is surrounded by the media after a game against the San Francisco 49ers in which he broke the all-time NFL record with 509 career touchdowns. Photograph:  t Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Peyton Manning paid tribute to team-mates past and present after breaking Brett Favre’s NFL record for most career touchdown passes.Denver Broncos qu(...)

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(...)

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer (right) is charged with aggravated assault in connection with two alleged incidents of domestic violence. Photograph: Brad Penner/Reuters

The National Football League’s woes continue to mount after another professional American footballer was arrested on domestic violence charges, addin(...)

Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson, a marquee National Football League running back who faces charges of child abuse for injuries he caused when disciplining his son, was reinstated by the franchise on Monday. Photograph:  Matthew Emmons/Reuters

Anheuser-Busch has made a shocking discovery. The NFL, the company’s money heifer over these many years, is a spectacularly violent league. That viole(...)