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Taylor Swift: “I’m so inspired by the work you do.” Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA

Pop superstar Taylor Swift has donated $113,000 (€100,300) to an LGBT+ group to support its fight against laws in the US state of Tennessee that would(...)

Dolly Parton: homespun but worldly, sexy but self-mocking, sassy but safe. Photograph: FilmMagic/Getty

When Dolly Parton was 19, instead of the frankly unbelievable 73 she is now, she and a girlfriend travelled from Tennessee to New York City. But, beca(...)

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(...)

Teckro CEO Gary Hughes. Photograph: Sean Curtin/True Media

Limerick-based company Teckro has raised $25 million (about €22 million) in a Series C funding round and said it plans to double its workforce to abou(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald was the guest speaker at a fundraising dinner in New York in November. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Sinn Féin’s US fundraising arm raised a further $98,383 (€86,600) from supporters in the six months to the end of October, according to the group’s l(...)

(Edmund Zagorski in a file photo taken earlier this month and issued by the Tennessee Department of Corrections. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A Tennessee inmate’s final words were “let’s rock” moments before he became the first man executed in the electric chair in that state since 2007. Ed(...)

Taylor Swift: “I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin colour, gender or who they love.” Photograph: John Shearer/Getty Images

Taylor Swift, the pop music titan who has been notably apolitical in turbulent political times, broke her silence Sunday and endorsed two Democratic c(...)

Turkish businessmen heed a call to sell dollar and euro savings in support of the lira. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

In numbers: Cheating allegations 10 Group of current and former top executives of dating app Tinder who are suing Tinder’s parent company IAC and it(...)

Hayley Kiyoko

Superorganism: Superorganism Released in March, this debut album from the London-based multi-national eight-piece is much more than the sum(...)

Attorney general Jeff Sessions. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump hit out at his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on Wednesday, declaring that he wished he had never appointed him. In a se(...)

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