The advances in car automation are impressive

‘My first customer was a lunatic. My second had a death wish.” It seems that Karl Benz did not have high confidence in the safety of his new product, (...)

 Dodging the Iraq issue, Jeb Bush said that “talking about hypotheticals” did a disservice to those who served there.  Photograph: Alvin Baez/Reuters

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, yet to declare his presidential candidacy but expected to make an announcement shortly, is struggling to escape the (...)

Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive  of Tesla Motors, speaks during the unveiling of the company’s “Powerwall’ in Hawthorne, California. Photograph: Tim Rue/Bloomberg

There are few more fascinating figures in business today than Elon Musk, the PayPal co-founder who has gone on to specialise in attention-grabbing tra(...)

Hillary Clinton poses with students and teachers after taking part in a roundtable discussing immigration in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

When Hillary Clinton sets out her stall on a major policy issue, her Republican rivals tend to respond quickly and aggressively, such is her perceived(...)

Floyd Mayweather jnr (centre) and Manny Pacquiao hold the World Boxing Championship welterweight belt, which will go to the winner of their Saturday night bout, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Photograph: Monica Almeida/New York Times

Las Vegas was gearing up for a knockout weekend as A-listers and high-rollers flooded into the gambling resort on Friday for what has been labelled th(...)

The unveiling of the Tesla Energy Powerwall Home Battery   during an event in Hawthorne, California. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Reuters

Electric car company Tesla has announced plans to expand into battery technology to power homes and businesses.The firm’s CEO, Elon Musk, unveiled the(...)

California governor Jerry Brown ordered the state’s first mandatory water cuts on April 1st, the day when the annual measurement of the Sierra Nevada snowpack, which is critical to the state’s water supply, had nothing to measure. Photograph: Michael Nelson/EPA

Rarely has a measuring stick proven so effective at making a point. It was April Fool’s Day but this was no joke. Frank Gehrke, chief snow surveyor at(...)

 Conservative US Senator Rand Paul announced Tuesday he is running for the Republican Party’s nomination for the 2016 presidential race. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images.

US Sen Rand Paul declared himself a candidate for the Republican nomination for president on Tuesday, aiming to upset the political order in Washingto(...)

 A dead citrus in Terra Bella. Governor Jerry Brown of California ordered mandatory water restrictions for the first time in California history on  saying that the state’s drought had reached near-crisis proportions after a winter that brought record-low snowfalls. Photograph: The New York Times/Monica Almeida 1:17

California governor Jerry Brown, in his most sweeping action to combat a devastating multi-year drought, ordered residents and businesses on Wednesday(...)

CARRY THE CARD IN VEGAS  Irish visitors to Las Vegas have been urged carry the new credit card-sized driving licence as proof of ID. Honor(...)