In New York, public polling as recently as last week showed that a majority of New Yorkers supported the state’s deal with Amazon. But Amazon’s opponents among community groups, unions and public officials were fierce, and they held the power to stymie the deal.

In exchange for tens of thousands of tech jobs, cities promised Amazon the moon - and an airport lounge, and naming rights, and a chance to pocket its(...)

Protesters opposed to Amazon’s  New York campus on the steps of city hall in New York. Photograph: Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times

Amazon is pulling out of its plan to build a second headquarters in New York following widespread local resistance to the project. The decision is a (...)

Bill Clinton:  British diplomat Jonathan Powell conceded years later that the president’s  decision to grant Adams a visa-waiver in 1994 was the right thing to do. Photograph: Getty Images

Gerry Adams arrived at Kennedy Airport in New York at 4.30pm on Monday, January 31st, 1994, on Aer Lingus flight 105 from Dublin. Previously denied ac(...)

The ‘self driving car’ that caused a stir in Arlington, Virginia. Photograph: YouTube

Tech blogs went crazy over the weekend after a new self-driving car was seen rolling around Arlington, Virginia. Unlike vehicles from Google Waymo, U(...)

Khizr Khan, father of deceased Muslim US soldier Humayun Khan, holds up a booklet of the US constitution as he offers to lend it to Donald Trump. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Trump put in place over Muslim plan The heaviest blow landed on Donald Trump this week came when the parents of Humayun Khan, a 27-year-old Muslim A(...)