California governor Jerry Brown claimed Ireland’s ‘creative accounting’ had lured computing giant Apple. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

California governor Jerry Brown said Ireland had attracted so much of the business of computer, phone and tablet maker Apple, which is based in the We(...)

Workday announced its Irish expansion during a visit of Taoiseach Enda Kenny to its head office in Silicon Valley. Photograph: Alan Betson

California-based software company Workday plans to create 200 jobs in Ireland over the next three years, the company announced during a visit of Taoi(...)

Enda Kenny is due to meet Facebook chief executive Sheryl Sandberg tomorrow. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will arrive in the United States today for a three-day visit to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, where he will meet senior exec(...)

Governor of California Jerry Brown: “I don’t see anyone challenging [Hillary Clinton] at this point.” Photographer: Ken James/Bloomberg

Back in 1992, when he ran for president against Bill Clinton, Jerry Brown was remorseless in taking on “Slick Willie,” as he called him, and hi(...)

Charles Manson in 1970: he directed his mostly young, female followers to murder seven people in what prosecutors said was part of a plan to incite a race war

Former Manson Family member Bruce Davis, who was sentenced to life in prison for two 1969 murders carried out with other members of the cult, w(...)

One of the largest wildfires in California history roared deeper into Yosemite National Park today while flames on the opposite side of the sprawling (...)

The Rim Fire consumes trees near Groveland, California yesterday. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A wildfire in northern California has spread to Yosemite National Park and prompted the California governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergenc(...)

A prison guard outside a solitary confinement cell at Pelican Bay prison in California.  Since July 8th there has been widespread participation in a  hunger strike protest over indefinite solitary confinement. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Convicted killer Todd Ashker is the unlikely legal brain behind the largest prison protest in California’s history, a hunger strike which today enters(...)

Solitary confinement: a prison officer passes out food in the general population section of Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City, California. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Of the 10.1 million people held in penal institutions across the world, 2.29 million are held in the US. Of those, 80 per cent are poor, more than 60 (...)

Modern movement conservatism in the US, which transformed the Republican Party (GOP) from the moderate party of Dwight Eisenhower into the radi(...)