Hurricane Arthur is seen moving up the east coast of the United States in an image taken from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Goes-East satellite last night. Image: NOAA/Handout via Reuters.

Hurricane Arthur has made landfall near the southern end of North Carolina’s Outer Banks.The US National Hurricane Centre in Miami said Arthur reached(...)

Some 20 million transactions a month go through Ziosk’s tabletop tablet system. photograph: matt rainey/new york times

An idea came to Ronald M Shaich, chief executive of Panera Bread, as he was driving his children to school about four years ago: What if everyone coul(...)

Stephanie Meadow of Northern Ireland plays her second shot at the par-four 13th hole during the second round of the  US Women’s Open at Pinehurst  No 2 in  North Carolina.  Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Stephanie Meadow continued her stunning professional debut at the US Women’s Open to comfortably make the cut after the second round at Pinehurst in N(...)

A divorced, deadbeat dad, played by Colin Firth, fakes his own death and hooks up with Emily Blunt’s Manic Pixie Dream Girl for an all-American road t(...)

Graeme McDowell plays his tee shot on the 11th hole  during the first round of the Irish Open at Fota Island. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Some golfers are superstitious, to the point of using a special coin as a ball marker or down to wearing specific coloured socks. The shoe is on th(...)

Martin Kaymer of Germany celebrates his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the final round of the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2. Photograph Lecka/Getty Images

As Germans celebrated a 4-0 World Cup win over Portugal and welcome news regarding the health of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, one major spor(...)

Martin Kaymer of Germany celebrates with the trophy  after winning the US Open Championship at Pinehurst, North Carolina. Photo: Andrew Reddington/Getty

The show moves on, which is the way of the world in professional golf. Another week, another tour stop. Yet, as many players departed North Carolina (...)

 Shane Lowry watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the second round of the US Open at Pinehurst. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

On his way from the locker room, Shane Lowry – in utter frustration – slammed his hand down on the metal rail leading down the steps towards the pl(...)

Overnight, this course built on the sand hills of North Carolina, lost its teeth. Like a chameleon, it changed. Hey presto, just like that! And the up(...)

Graeme McDowell plays out of a  bunker on the fourth hole while Rory McIlroy looks on during the first round of the 20 US Open. Photograph:  EPA

Graeme McDowell celebrated confirmation of the British Open’s return to his home course of Portrush by claiming a share of the clubhouse lead in the (...)