Woman  said vaccinations go against her beliefs and she should have raised her objections sooner. Photograph: iStock

A woman in the US state of Michigan has been jailed for seven days for failing to have her nine-year-old son vaccinated. An Oakland County judge told(...)

Police outisde a home where two children were shot in Dearborn, Michigan.  Photograph: Tanya Moutzalias/AP

A toddler accidentally shot and injured two other children at a home day care facility in Michigan, US police said. Dearborn police chief Ronald Hadd(...)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg: dismissive of the idea that social media and artificial intelligence could be used for global domination. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

The idea of Mark Zuckerberg running for president was always sort of scary. But now it’s really scary, given what we’ve discovered about the power of (...)

Mannin beach between near Ballyconneely in Connemara Co Galway. Several US colleges have based their ‘study abroad’  modules in the wider area as a partnership with the Connemara Wes, community development organisation. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

When Prof Deborah Wickering comes across the name “Tully” back in Michigan’s Grand Rapids, her heart skips a little beat and she thinks of Connemara. (...)

The car, which can drive itself but will have a backup driver, lets customers tap in a code and retrieve their pizza from a warming space in the back seat.

Ford and Domino’s Pizza have teamed up to see whether customers like having their food delivered by driverless cars. Some pizzas in Ann Arbor, Michig(...)

Oliver Schmidt, who was chief of Volkswagen’s environmental and engineering centre in Michigan,  plans to plead guilty to charges in relations to the diesel emissions scandal.

Volkswagen Group will offer incentives to drivers of older diesel models of its five main passenger-car brands to switch to cleaner vehicles in a bid(...)

An undated  police handout photo of  Prof Wyndham Lathem (l) and Andrew Warren.  Photograph: Chicago police department/EPA

Oxford University has urged an employee to hand himself in after police in Chicago said he is wanted alongside a US professor on suspicion of murderin(...)

 President Donald Trump: his nominee for the job of US ambassador to the Netherlands was born in Groningen before emigrating with his family to the US aged three. Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Leaving aside the controversial president who’s proposing him, it would be hard to find a person less at one with the deeply ingrained liberal ethos o(...)

Police dogs search cars in a parking lot at Bishop International Airport,  in Flint, Michigan, the US. Photograph: Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP

Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, was evacuated on Wednesday after a police officer was stabbed in the neck in what a US government off(...)

People hold signs critical of the religion of Islam as part of an Alt Right protest of Muslim activist Linda Sarsour last April in New York City. Photograph: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

A wave of anti-Muslim rallies will sweep nearly 30 cities across America on Saturday, in a move by far-right activists that has drawn sharp criticism (...)