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Leona Maguire’s final-round 69 featured five birdies – on the fourth, fifth, ninth, 16th and 18th – along with three bogeys. Photograph: Michael Cohen/Getty Images

Remember Tiger Woods’s “hello world” moment on his professional debut? If that was a contrived marketing introduction to his paid career (back in 1996(...)

Roseanne Barr and John Goodman appear in a scene from ‘Roseanne’. Photograph: Adam Rose/ABC via AP

It was the entertainment comeback of the decade. In March this year, the hit TV sitcom Roseanne returned to screens across the United States as ABC re(...)

Travis Reinking: the suspected gunman  killed four people in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville. Photograph: AFP/Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

The suspect in a quadruple homicide at a US restaurant has been taken into custody, police said on Monday. Authorities had mounted a massive manhunt (...)

Former US first lady Barbara Bush. ‘She was the ungainly, insecure daughter of an austere, beautiful mother who put her down.’ Photograph: Reuters

Barbara Bush was an expert at throwing shade, even before the term existed. When Congressman Dan Rostenkowski gave the then US first lady a shampoo fo(...)

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive after testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington last week. A US federal judge has ruled the firm must face a class action lawsuit over facial recognition use

A US federal judge has ruled that Facebook must face a class action lawsuit alleging that the social network unlawfully used a facial recognition proc(...)

Albert Cashier: born Jennie Hodgers in Co Louth

In the small town of Saunemin, Illinois, US and Irish flags fly side by side, marking the home of Albert DJ Cashier, a veteran of the American civil w(...)

Joseph Purcell from Mincon (centre). Photograph: Maxwells

Irish engineering group Mincon’s acquisition of Swedish company Driconeq should grow revenues 20 per cent this year, the group has said. The company(...)

US president Donald Trump during a cabinet meeting at the White House on Thursday. Mr Trump opened the session promoting a “very big” meeting on steel and aluminium tariffs. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump has confirmed plans to introduce punitive tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, but opened the door to excluding some coun(...)

Supporters of US president Donald Trump along the route of his motorcade as it travels from Mar-a-Lago to Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

Efforts to secure an agreement on Daca, the programme that protects undocumented migrants who came to the United States as children, are fading as th(...)

Observation car on an Amtrak train. Photograph: Julia Vallerga

Train travel in the US is well worth doing – if you have the time and the patience. To get from New York to Austin, Texas, a journey of more than 2,70(...)

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