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(...)

Donald Trump has infuriated Republicans by criticizing fellow members of the party and made many of them uncomfortable with harsh remarks about illegal immigration and other issues. Photograph: Joshua Lott/The New York Times

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump persisted in his attacks on fellow Republicans on Tuesday, calling US Senator Lindsey Graham an “idiot” and givin(...)

 President Barack Obama:    far more energised than a couple years ago when  he acted as though he would like to quit, if it was a job you could stride away from. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

In the midst of Iran mania, the president got tossed a question about Bill Cosby. Would he revoke the presidential Medal of Freedom given to a comedia(...)

A Ku Klux Klan member takes part in a Klan demonstration at the state house building on July 18th, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

Members of the Ku Klux Klan marched on the South Carolina state house on Saturday to protest its removal of the slavery-era Confederate flag, drawing (...)

A  monument to Confederate General Robert E Lee towers over a traffic circle in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

As southern US statehouses and cities debate the legitimacy of flying the Confederate flag, the mayor of New Orleans is proposing the most comprehensi(...)

Man  holds a confederate battle flag and Bible outside the statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina, on Thursday, just hours before Gov Nikki Haley signed a Bill to remove the flag from statehouse grounds. Photograph: Jason Miczek/Reuters

The Confederate battle flag, which has reignited a national debate since last month’s killings of nine black churchgoers in South Carolina, is to b(...)

BMW’s new X7: Where would the Bavarians hide their biggest SUV? Inside an X5, of course.

For all the high-tech assaults the German premium carmakers have made, the Range Rover still holds a unique place at the top of the luxury SUV tree. B(...)

'But for the mild penis-anxiety blip, Magic Mike XXL is all about the women'

Let me preface this piece by stating that this is not a review of Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to the Steven Soderbergh 2012 sleeper hit Magic Mike. (...)

 Nearly everyone has a mobile phone and it’s usually either being carried by its owner or within close reach, and hence, earshot. Broadcasting to every mobile on a network means an emergency alert also reaches visitors. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The downpour began as we were driving back from a restaurant to our South Carolina hotel this week. Huge thunderheads, accompanied by random, short-li(...)

Forsyth Park in Savannah. Photograph: Adam Kuehl for The New York Times 6:07

Some of Savannah’s best-known attractions – mossy cemeteries, old mansions, ghost tours – give the misleading impression that the city is a macabre(...)