Jason Day with Jordan Spieth: “It’s going to be tough to unseat Jordan because he’s played such amazing golf this year.” Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Newly-crowned PGA champion Jason Day sees the FedExCup play-offs as the opportunity for a challenge to world number one Jordan Spieth in the voting fo(...)

This 11th September 2001 file photo shows Marcy Borders covered in dust as she takes refuge in an office building after one of the World Trade Center towers collapsed in New York. Photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images.

It was one of the most haunting images that emerged after 9/11: a woman covered in ash and powdered concrete fleeing the World Trade Center after the (...)

 Rory McIlroy at Whistling Straits: “I feel like I can be very competitive for the next few weeks.” Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

If Rory McIlroy departed this 97th edition of the US PGA Championship empty-handed, with no further addition to his trophy cabinet, at least he did (...)

A photograph taken in the French embassy in Washington  showing ‘La Coiffeuse’. Photograph: AFP Photo

US authorities returned a stolen $15 million Picasso painting La Coiffeuse to France on Thursday, nine months after it was found in a FedEx shipment l(...)

Donald Trump and Jeb Bush participate in a debate of ten leading Republican presidential hopefuls at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The first question to Chris Christie was about the nine credit downgrades that New Jersey had suffered since he became its governor. Ben Carson was(...)

If you’re new to Titus Andronicus, you’d be a brave person to take their fourth album as a starting point. A double concept album based ar(...)

 President Barack Obama: stressed that there was no alternative to the deal. Photograph: Getty Images

The tough negotiations leading to a nuclear deal with Iran may have concluded in Vienna, but the hard work on selling the agreement to sceptical Repub(...)

Optical fibre: researchers at San Diego received data after it voyaged 12,000km through cables with standard amplifiers and no electronic regenerators.

Over two billion kilometres of optical fibres have been installed worldwide, a string of glass that could be wrapped around the globe 50,000 times. I(...)

Being Irish has been a big advantage to John Murphy. “There is a huge reservoir of goodwill,” he says

John Murphy first went to the United States 22 years ago on a scholarship with the Augustinians of Good Counsel in New Ross, to go to college in Erie,(...)

Gregory Peck  as Atticus Finch with Mary Badham as Scout and Phillip Alford as Jem in To Kill A Mockingbird, directed by Robert Mulligan. Photograph: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

Fathers, as with all manner of human matter, come in many levels of loving and connected such as Bob Cratchit in the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol(...)