Actress Lauren Bacall has died oaged 89 years old. Photograph: by Baron/Getty Images 1:27

Lauren Bacall, the actress whose provocative glamour elevated her to stardom in Hollywood’s golden age and whose lasting mystique put her on a plateau(...)

Research analysed by property website Trulia, shows Boston, ranked at 10, reporting a per-capita income 1.61 times that of Cincinnati ranked at 90. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The income gap between the US’s richest and poorest metropolitan regions has reached its widest on record, shaping an uneven housing recovery that thr(...)

England’s Paul Casey and Jamie Donaldson of Wales practise their putting on the 13th green at Valhalla GC in Louisville. Photograph: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

It’s an owner’s right, almost a duty, to play a championship on your own course. The PGA of America own Valhalla Golf Club and the staging of the 96th(...)

USA’s Tiger Woods asks for the crowd to be quiet during  the 2014 Open Championship at  Hoylake. He has not yet decided whether or not to play in this week’s US PGA event. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Tiger Woods could still play in this week’s US PGA Championship after his agent revealed it was “way too early” to make a decision on the 14-time majo(...)

A drawn-out killing
  • US
  • July 25, 2014, 01:35

Joseph Wood should have taken ten minutes to die by lethal injection in an Arizona prison this week for the double murder 25 years ago of his former (...)

An undated Arizona department of corrections photograph of Joseph Rudolph Wood who was sentenced to death for the killing in 1989 of his ex-girlfriend and her father.

Strapped to a gurney in an orange jumpsuit, convicted double murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood III uttered his last words – “may God forgive you all” – and(...)

Senator Elizabeth Warren: her family’s back-story of financial struggle and her attacks on Wall Street interests have drawn interest far outside her home state.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

One female Democratic politician is stirring the masses in the US and it’s not Hillary Clinton. Elizabeth Warren, the senator and former Harvard law p(...)

American novelist Edmund White photographed in Dublin in June 2014. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

If survival is an art, it is one that the American writer Edmund White, famous since the publication of the powerfully autobiographical A Boy’s Own St(...)

Jeffrey Fowle is being investigated for committing acts inconsistent with the purpose of a tourist visit, according to North Korea’s state media. Photograph: Reuters/City of Moraine (handout)

North Korea is preparing to charge two American detainees for carrying out what it says were hostile acts against the country.Investigations into Amer(...)

Former Internal Revenue Service counsel Jennifer O’Connor, currently of the White House counsel’s office, testifies about emails of former IRS official Lois Lerner during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing yesterday on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photograph: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

Revelations about a crashed computer hard drive and thousands of missing emails have reheated a controversy around the targeting of Tea Party and o(...)