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Steve Martin and Martin Short. Photograph: Bryan Derballa/New York Times

Martin Short first met his partial namesake and friend Steve Martin when he went to the latter’s house to collect the script for Three Amigos, the hit(...)

Irish woman Carmel Snow, who was editor of Harper’s Bazaar. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

The recently widowed Annie White was charged with managing the Irish Village Concession at the 1893 Chicago World Fair following the untimely death of(...)

 Bayer and BASF must pay $250 million in punitive damages over damage their Monsanto dicamba weedkiller did to a farmer’s peach orchards. Photograph: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

Chemicals companies Bayer and BASF must pay $250 million in punitive damages over damage their dicamba weedkiller did to a Missouri farmer’s peach orc(...)

Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, US.  Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Inside the cosy Ritual Cafe in downtown Des Moines, owner Denise Diaz is doing a roaring trade. On this bright weekend morning, her cafe has been tra(...)

Democratic presidential candidate  Bernie Sanders speaks at a New Year’s Eve campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa, US. Photograph: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has told supporters that his campaign has more donors than Donald Trump’s, and predicted he would raise(...)

The tech industry has made only tepid efforts to combat an explosion of child sexual abuse imagery on the internet

When Kate’s 13-year-old son took up Minecraft and Fortnite, she did not worry. He played in a room where she could keep an eye on him. But about six (...)

Pope Francis in July approved the miracle needed for the archbishop’s beatification.

The planned beatification of the late Irish-American archbishop Fulton Sheen has been postponed amid concerns about his handling of clerical child-sex(...)

The Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy, the largest underground laboratory in the world devoted to neutrino and astroparticle physics. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Although abstract in character, mathematics has concrete origins: the greatest advances have been inspired by the natural world. Recently, a new resul(...)

McDonald’s chief executive Steve Easterbrook has stepped down after violating company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee. Photograph: PA

McDonald’s fired chief executive Steve Easterbrook because he had a consensual relationship with an employee, losing the strategist who revived sales (...)

Det Garda Crotty agreed with defence barrister, Ray Boland, that Santiago had paid a huge price for his actions. Photograph: Google Street View

An American engineer who endangered people when he flung a fire extinguisher from a fifth-floor balcony on to the lobby of a city hotel has avoided a (...)

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