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Former US vice president Joe Biden speaks during the Democratic Party presidential debate in Texas. Photograph: Ruth Fremson/The New York Times.

There was a fiery exhange of ideas during the third Democratic primary debate in Houston on Thursday night, as frontrunner Joe Biden came under attack(...)

Workers clean the stage before the  Democratic presidential primary debate at the Fox Theatre in Detroit on July 30th. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

The suspense was high. The hour was late. The questions about the next Democratic debate were many: Ten candidates or 11? Two nights or one? One billi(...)

Former US vice-president Joe Biden: his national lead among Democrats has been fairly durable through the summer, polls show.  Photograph:  Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images

New opinion polls show Joe Biden with a significant national lead in the Democratic presidential race as the contest heads into the intense autumn cam(...)

Flutter’s US subsidiary, Fanduel, has been expanding as individual states have legalised betting on sports. Photograph: EPA/Peter Joneleit

Paddy Power owner Flutter Entertainment is poised to take a punt on the American midwest in time for the kick-off of one of the United States’ biggest(...)

Can you criss-cross America without gasoline? Technically, yes. But America has 100 filling stations for every Tesla station.

“Where we going, man?” asks the narrator, Sal Paradise, in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. “I don’t know but we gotta go,” replies his friend Dean Moriar(...)

Aviation researcher Jonny McNee (left) and Liam Bradley, curator of Monaghan County Museum, with some pieces of the wreckage of a  P38 Lightning Fighter plane.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Parts of a fuel tank, a dozen bullets and a small cockpit bulb lens were among the finds of an excavation of a second World War US fighter plane from (...)

Kate Mulgrew: moved to a house on Lough Corrib to write her new memoir, How to Forget. ‘There was just me, a crackling fire and a computer. There was nothing to do but for go for it and go with it’

Iowa-born actress Kate Mulgrew, best known for appearances in Orange Is the New Black, Mr Mercedes and Star Trek: Voyager, is famous in the business f(...)

Macy Gray performs at Razzmatazz in Barcelona, Spain, in 2017. Photograph: Xavi Torrent/WireImage

Saturday, July 13 The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever Fairview Park, Dublin In all your days, how many Cathys dancing around in a red gúna have you (...)

 Donald Trump looks on during the ‘Salute to America’ 4th of July event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Photograph:   Brendan Smialowski/AFP

With US fighter jets flying overhead, president Donald Trump praised the military and reveled in a show of pomp and patriotism on Thursday in a celebr(...)

Kamala Harris’s attack on Joe Biden over his record on race  is likely to be the defining moment of this debate. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The second night of this week’s Democratic debate in Miami always had the potential to be the more significant of the two. Though the line-up was sel(...)

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