A Democratic Party supporter in Louisville takes down a sign supporting Jack Conway, the defeated candidate in the Kentucky governorship election. Photograph: Philip Scott Andrew/The New York Times

A California state politician, a Democrat from the San Francisco Bay area, wants a Bill passed that would allow people to take selfies while castin(...)

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter presents the Airman’s Medal to Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone for his role in disarming a gunman on a Paris-bound train during a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

France train attack hero Spencer Stone was repeatedly stabbed in Sacramento, California and is in stable condition, media reports said on Thursday. Mr(...)

Lake County sheriff’s officers prepare to evacuate Butts Canyon Road in Middletown, California  as the Valley fire jumps a local highway. Photograph: AP

Four firefighters have been injured fighting to contain a fast-moving wildfire in northern California that has forced thousands of people to evacuate (...)

Anthony Sadler (L), from Pittsburg, California, and Alek Skarlatos from Roseburg, Oregon, hold their medals as they sit in a restaurant after a brief ceremony in the town of Arras, northern France, on August 21, 2015. The Americans  overpowered a gunman armed with a Kalashnikov who opened fire on a high-speed train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

President Barack Obama has praised the heroism of three Americans who overpowered a gunman on a high-speed train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris on(...)

The Library Gardens Apartments in Berkeley, California, before the balcony collapse which killed five Irish J-1 students and one Irish-American student. Photograph: Google Maps

Where did the water come from? That’s the question. It is six weeks since the balcony collapse at an apartment block in Berkeley that killed fi(...)

A crew works on the remaining wood of an apartment building balcony that collapsed in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Jeff Chiu/AP Photo

Berkeley City Council has approved strict new rules on building regulations in the wake of last month’s balcony collapse in California that killed six(...)

Cafes on South William Street: Dublin made it to fourth place in the Matador network’s list of the world’s best cities for coffee lovers and is hosting the world barista championships next year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin City Council has set up a working group to examine the various issues relating to cafes and restaurants replacing city centre shops, in the wak(...)

A decision by Seattle’s city council to recognise “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” on the same day as Columbus Day has angered members of the Italian American community. Photograph: Getty Images

An important moment in the history of the Americas is remembered in the United States every year on the second Monday in October: the time “Native Ame(...)

Rescue workers, police, and firefighters working at the scene of the crash. Photograph: Greg Barnette/Record Searchlight/EPA

Ten people died, many of them high school students, when a tractor-trailer slammed into a tour bus with college hopefuls heading to a campus to(...)

 Bing Crosby pictured in August 1967 with his horse, Dominion Day, which won the Blandford Stakes at the Curragh with trainer  Paddy Prendergast. Photograph: Dermot Barry/The Irish Times

Crooner Bing Crosby wrote to the Archbishop of Dublin John Charles McQuaid requesting that he get Irish nuns to run a new hospital in California. Cros(...)