A Cal Fire air taker makes a drop on a wildfire in California. Photograph: Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP

Thousands more Californians evacuated their homes on Saturday as fierce wildfires spread due to constantly shifting winds, and officials expected the (...)

A destroyed neighbourhood in Santa Rosa, California. Photograph: John Mabanglo/EPA

Firefighters faced more dry, windy conditions on Friday that could whip up wildfires in northern California that have killed at least 31 people and le(...)

When Gwyneth Paltrow was 22 years old, she got a role that would take her from actress to star: The film producer Harvey Weinstein hired her for the l(...)

Guns & Guitars in Mesquite, Nevada, where Stephen Paddock had a home. Paddock bought his last home in this retirement community of 18,000, about 90 minutes from Las Vegas, seemingly with cash. As with his other properties, he spent very little time here. Photograph: Isaak Brekken/The New York Times

Stephen Paddock was a contradiction: a gambler who took no chances. A man with houses everywhere who did not really live in any of them. Someone who l(...)

Terence Trent D’Arby, now called Sananda Maitreya. Photograph: Tim Hall/Redferns

When Sananda Maitreya references his previous life as Terence Trent D’Arby, he looks uncomfortable. He even says “he”, not “I”, as though he is talkin(...)

 Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo: ‘You’ve got to make the assumption he [Paddock] had to have some help at some point.’ Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock may have planned to escape after he killed 58 people in a gun rampage on Sunday, police have said, as the search cont(...)

Transatlantic growth: Aer Lingus aircraft at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Relations between Aer Lingus and Dublin Airport have “soured immensely” in the last year, according to the airline’s chief operating officer, Mike Rut(...)

Yvonne Watterson from Co Antrim now lives in Arizona: ‘I wanted to be far away from Belfast and bombs and bullets and all that was bad back then about my Northern Ireland. I just wanted to be one of your Heartbreakers.’

Following the news of American singer Tom Petty’s death on Monday night at the age of 66, superfan Yvonne Watterson, who emigrated from Northern Irela(...)

Tom Petty performs with the Heartbreakers at the 3Arena,  then known as   the O2, to a packed audience in June 2012. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

US singer Tom Petty has died aged 66 following a heart attack. Spokeswoman Carla Sacks confirmed the singer’s death and said Petty died on Monday nig(...)

Aer Lingus is due to announce details of its 2018 summer schedule and an extra transatlantic route this week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Aer Lingus is likely to go head-to-head with one of the US airlines operating out of Dublin when it launches its latest route from the Republic’s bigg(...)