House majority leader Kevin McCarthy and his wife Judy walk out of the caucus room after he announced  he will not be a candidate for Speaker of the House. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Chaos descended on the US Capitol on Thursday after Republican Kevin McCarthy, in a shock move, withdrew his name in the race to become the next Speak(...)

People walk pass a severely damaged vehicle swept away by a surge of water during a flood in Hildale, Utah. The floodwater swept away a number of vehicles in the Utah-Arizona border town, killing at least 15. Photograph: AP  1:33

US authorities have confirmed at least 15 people died in flash flooding that swept away two vehicles in a town on the Utah-Arizona border and surged t(...)

Eric Davis thinks going to pub is boring: ‘Everyone is drinking and that’s where they get their thrill, their adrenalin from.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 3:07

Eric Davis: arrived from Utah, 2013 Eric Davis landed on his feet when he first arrived in Ireland. The software company where he works organis(...)

Subaru needs to make greater strides in the engine department. The  gearbox strains and bellows under full acceleration

As the late, great Frank Gorshin would have said, “Riddle me this, riddle me that”. Riddle me how a car company, which utterly trounces Volkswagen (...)

Margaret O’Donnell: ‘I have ridden painted ponies in the wilds of Utah, Montana and Arizona, all the while surrounded by indescribable beauty, brought to vivid reality from a childhood watching old Westerns with my father.’

I fell in love with San Diego in 1995, while here on a holiday. On the day I was flying back to Dublin, I took a plunge in the Pacific, something I ha(...)

Latvian Kristaps Porzingis, who  was drafted number four overall by the New York Knicks, towers over NBA commissioner Adam Silver, at the Barclays Center in New York. Photograph: Earl Wilson/The New York Times

Basketball culture still reveres the tall man as Kristaps Porzingis, a 7ft 1in baller from Latvia, proved by becoming the most famous teenager in New (...)

Survivor Tiffany Stoker gets a hug from friend and relief society president Lori Johnson in Harrisville, Utah. Ms Stoker and Tylinn Tilley swam for hours before being rescued. Photograph: Ravell Call/AP

A summery day on a Utah lake turned bad for a family and friends when high waves and violent winds kicked up and capsized their boat, throwing all sev(...)

 The Dugway Proving Ground in Dugway, Utah. According to reports from the Army, that it mistakenly shipped live Anthrax to several government and commercial labs in the US and Korea. Photograph: Getty

The US military said it has discovered even more suspected shipments of live anthrax than previously thought, both in the United States and abroad, an(...)

The US Defense Department  accidentally sent shipments of live anthrax bacteria from the Dugway Proving ground facility (above) to labs in nine US states and to a US air base in South Korea. Photograph: George Frey/Epa

The US military mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine US states and a US air base in South Korea, after apparently failing to (...)

Qualtrics chief executive Ryan Smith with Taoiseach Enda Kenny: the tech firm has leased a building close to St Stephen’s Green and it has more space than it needs to accommodate the planned 250-strong workforce. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

US-based Qualtrics started out as a family business when it was founded in 2002, but more than a decade later it has grown into an international compa(...)