Voters casting ballots in San Diego, California, during the 2016 US election. Photograph:  Mike Blake/Reuters

US president Donald Trump is disbanding his controversial voter fraud commission amid infighting, lawsuits and state officials’ refusal to co-operate.(...)

The Guns and Guitars gun store in Mesquite, Nevada, where mass murderer Stephen Paddock allegedly purchased some of the weapons used to kill 59 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas on October 1st. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

It was approaching 10pm on a warm Sunday night, and Paola Bastista was doing what she likes best: enjoying country music at one of the final outdoor m(...)

National potato day: try Maris Piper for making chips and for roasting. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Happy Potato Day, everybody! For the day that’s in it we thought we’d dig up all the interesting things we could find about the humble spud. 1 Irish (...)

  US President Donald Trump has often criticised Amazon and its chief executive Jeff Bezos. Photograph: Jim Watson/Getty

US president Donald Trump wiped over $5bn off Amazon’s stock market valuation this week with a tweet accusing the company of “doing great damage to ta(...)

Cystic Fibrosis campaigner Orla Tinsley is in need of a double lung transplant. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A fundraising drive has begun to assist Cystic Fibrosis campaigner Orla Tinsley who is in need of a double lung transplant. Ms Tinsley has spent year(...)

James Green (4) at the Belfast peace wall at Sliabh Dubh estate, opposite an old military sanger on the Springfield Road interface. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

“It’s brilliant, like a whole new world,” says Gerard Frame, looking out of the window of his Ardoyne home across the Crumlin Road to Holy Cross in no(...)

Applegreen chief executive Bob Etchingham: the deal represents an ideal platform for the company to pursue its growth strategy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Forecourt retailer Applegreen has acquired an operation in South Carolina for $5.4 million (€4.76 million). The deal to acquire the trade and certai(...)

A “health check” of the Atlantic ocean by the State’s marine research ship Celtic Explorer (above) has found an increased penetration of man-made chemicals in the deeper ocean over a 20-year period. Photograph: Robert Bunn/Marine Institute

A “health check” of the Atlantic ocean by the State’s marine research ship Celtic Explorer has found an increased penetration of man-made chemicals in(...)

Neil Gorsuch testifies during the second day of his Senate hearing. The judge’s nomination to the Supreme Court is expected to be confirmed. Photograph:  Justin Sullivan/Getty

Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said “no man is above the law” as he vowed to stand up, if necessary, to the man who nominated him t(...)

US president Donald Trump has said he is ordering a ‘major investigation’ into alleged  voter fraud. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

US president Donald Trump will request “a major investigation” into his unverified allegations of voter fraud, acting on his claim that millions of “i(...)

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