Actor John Wayne as Ethan Edwards in ‘The Searchers’.  File photograph: AP/Warner Bros

Californian politicians have rejected proposals to hold a John Wayne Day over statements the actor made about racial minorities. Members of the state(...)

Hillary Clinton has 88 per cent of the delegates needed to win the Democratic belt and she leads in the polls in California. Photograph: Eric Thayer/The New York Times

Even their victory-party music after decisive state wins in the north-east on Tuesday night pointed to how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are only j(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally  in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Monday. Photograph: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

In the City of Brotherly Love, there was not much sisterly affection for Hillary Clinton among Bernie Sanders’s supporters at a rally on Monday night.(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: told New York gathering it was “no accident” the US was the only country mentioned in  1916 Proclamation: five of  seven signatories  had spent time in  US. Photograph: James Higgins

Matthias “Matty” Reilly does not believe that the 1916 Proclamation will be fully realised until there is a united Ireland. The 75-year-old Fermana(...)

 Jimmy Walker:  “You never know when you’re going to get hot . . . it may start this week.” Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

US Tour: Jimmy Walker will happily swap his traditional early season success for finding form when it really matters as he tries to defend his Valero (...)

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have both increased their leads in the race for the Democratic and Republican candicacy. Photograph: EPA/NYT

Donald Trump won a landslide victory in New York’s Republican presidential primary regaining control of the party’s race, while Hillary Clinton stretc(...)

Hillary and Bill Clinton at a campaign stop with Irish American supporters in Manhattan on Monday. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Pastry chef Bill Yosses fed two US presidents, George W Bush and Barack Obama. He waits for a third, Bill Clinton, and, he hopes, a fourth, Hillary Cl(...)

Paul O’Brien: Growth Hacker and start-up consultant

“Tech hub” is a meaningless term. As the sector grows in size and influence, almost every city in the US has attached the label to its list of local a(...)

Young Bernie Sanders supporters hold Bernie posters before the campaign rally at Washington Square Park in New York on Wednesday night.  Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

Thousands of Bernie Sanders’s supporters descended on Washington Square Park in Manhattan on Wednesday evening, bringing even more colour and energy t(...)

 Ethan Couch is brought into  court  in Fort Worth, Texas, US. Photograph: Max Faulkner/EPA

The Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defence in a fatal drink-driving crash has been ordered to spend nearly two years in jail. State District (...)