Senator Elizabeth Warren: her family’s back-story of financial struggle and her attacks on Wall Street interests have drawn interest far outside her home state.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

One female Democratic politician is stirring the masses in the US and it’s not Hillary Clinton. Elizabeth Warren, the senator and former Harvard law p(...)

President’s  choice: Kevin O’Malley is a political donor and Obama supporter. Photograph: AP Photo

President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the next US ambassador to Ireland, Missouri lawyer Kevin O’Malley, will be questioned today by a Senate commit(...)

Border policies: anti-immigration demonstrators picket before the scheduled arrival of undocumented migrants at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station. The activists have prevented migrants entering the town for several days. Photograph: Sam Hodgson/Reuters

A long a dusty southern Californian road, protesters occupy two spots just a few hundred yards apart. These are the two entry routes where they can st(...)

A sign outside the car park in Rosslyn, Arlington, Virginia, where journalistic source Deep Throat met Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward six times between October 1972 and November 1973.

The din of passing traffic spills down an air vent from the street above, while water drips in a corner. Every sound, from the footsteps of a perso(...)

Amtrack’s almost three-hour Acela Express train journey connects Union Station in Washington DC (above) with New York. Photograph: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Amtrak

Before the train pulls into Philadelphia’s 30th Street train station en route from New York City to Washington DC, conductor Michael Sternfeld announc(...)

US president Barack Obama speaking about the situation in Iraq from the White House  yesterday. He said he was  considering a range of  options, paving the way for possible military action to stem the advance of Sunni  militants who have taken control of several major cities in the country. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

As the United States and Iran moved yesterday to defend Iraq from rampaging Sunni Islamist insurgents, President Barack Obama ruled out sending US tro(...)

Republic of Ireland fans looking forward to the international friendly  against  Portugal outside the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey last night. Photograph: Simon Carswell/The Irish Times

Ireland supporters were thin on the ground in Manhattan’s Irish bars ahead of last night’s friendly with Portugal across the Hudson River in New Jerse(...)

 Seán Dunne leaving court on Monday in Bridgeport Connecticut. Photograph: Simon Carswell / The Irish Times

The court-appointed trustee overseeing the US bankruptcy of property developer Sean Dunne intends to ask the American court’s permission to seek acces(...)

The US court official overseeing Seán Dunne’s bankruptcy has queried whether he may in fact be divorced from his wife, former gossip columnist Gayle Killilea Dunne. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The US court official overseeing Seán Dunne’s bankruptcy has queried whether he may in fact be divorced from his wife, former gossip columnist Gayle (...)

Whether it’s Miami, the Med or, eh, the banks of the Spree, what books should you pack to read your way into the heart of  your destination?

United States Stoner, John Williams (1965) Reissued in 2003 with an introduction from John McGahern, this forgotten classic relates the exp(...)