One of our favourite things in Vermont: the Trapp Family Lodge

In the rousing final scene of The Sound of Music, we leave the Von Trapp family, in a crescendo of capes, escaping over a mountain. How nice, there(...)

Actor Pierce Brosnan, who was stopped by airport security as he tried to board a plane with a knife. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan was stopped by US airport security as he tried to board a plane with a knife, it has emerged. The 62-year-old w(...)

Vermont governor Peter Shumlin (left) and New York governor Andrew Cuomo take part in a news conference at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

New York state officials said a civilian employee of the prison from which two convicted killers escaped over the weekend was being questioned in conn(...)

Former Texas governor Rick Perry at the announcement in Dallas yesterday of his candidacy for US president in 2016. Photograph:  Ron Jenkins/Getty Images

With 521 days to go until the US presidential election, the field is already packed with candidates. Far more Republicans have declared; among (...)

Dividends at C&C, which produces Bulmers cider, rose by 22.8% to 7 cent.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

C&C put its best foot forward yesterday, highlighting what it termed a strong performance in Ireland and Scotland where operating profit grew by 1(...)

Mary Keefe, who has died aged 92, was a Vermont telephone operator whom her neighbour, the illustrator Norman Rockwell, immortalised as his model for (...)

Senator Elizabeth Warren: ‘No more secret deals. No more special deals for multinational corporations.’ Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Powers that would allows US president Barack Obama to agree trade deals with Asian countries and the European Union, as well as the deals themselve(...)

Hillary Clinton meets and greets supporters after a discussion at Whitney Brothers in Keene, New Hampshire, on Monday. New Hampshire will be the first to hold a presidential primary. Photograph: The New York Times

The event is beautifully staged: the owner of the business and six employees sit around as Hillary Rodham Clinton fields questions and shares her view(...)

Women take a selfie as they stand in an uncharacteristically empty Times Square, New York City January 27th, 2015. Photograph: REUTERS/Adrees Latif 1:38

New York City, which was shut down overnight, was spared the worst of a snowstorm that swept across the Northeast early Tuesday and slowly returned to(...)

Cider maker C&C said its management is reviewing the “optimal structure” for its English and Welsh operations.

C&C, the Bulmers/Magners cider maker which has lost about an eighth of its market value in the last week, says it may look at “downsizing” its (...)