Tommy Caldwell climbs the final pitch of the Dawn Wall on El Capitan, in Yosemite National Park, California.  Photograph: Max Whittaker/The New York Times 2:19

Two Americans have completed what had long been considered the world’s most difficult rock climb, using only their hands and feet to scale a 3,000ft ((...)

Sonoma County Sheriff’s office photograph shows a replica of an assault weapon that a teenage boy was carrying before he was shot by Sonoma County deputies in Santa Rosa, California, on Tuesday. A 13-year-old boy carrying a replica of an assault rifle was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies in the Northern California community of Santa Rosa who believed the gun was real. Photograph: Sonoma County Sheriff’s office/Reuters

A 13-year-old California boy carrying a replica of an assault rifle to a friend’s house has been shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy who reportedly (...)

Three former Archbishops of Dublin have been criticised in trenchant terms in a previously unpublished section of a report on the handling of child ab(...)