Billboards in the Times Square area of New York display messages thanking first responders and front line workers battling coronavirus. Photograph: Angus Mordant/Bloomberg

One of every five New York City residents tested positive for antibodies to the coronavirus, according to preliminary results described by governor An(...)

Medical members wearing protective gear talk as they check drivers with suspected symptoms of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at a “drive-through” virus test facility in Goyang, north of Seoul, on Sautrday. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Yeon-je/AFP

The first death of a coronavirus patient has occurred in the United States, president Donald Trump has confirmed. The patient was a woman in her lat(...)

Citrix chief product officer PJ Hough: “I’ll say the rumours of the Bay Area are not exaggerated: it’s everything they say it is.’ File photograph: Peter Houlihan

“As my mother would say ‘you didn’t land in Hill Street Blues’. We moved to quite a normal part of America from a cultural integration perspective.” (...)

Gwyneth Paltrow attends the In Goop Health Summit  on June 9th in  California. Photograph: Phillip Faraone/Getty

Goop, the new age lifestyle and publishing company founded by the actor Gwyneth Paltrow, has agreed to pay a substantial settlement over unproven clai(...)

David Twohig: “I studied electronics because, it was obvious even back then in the late eighties, that electronics were going to be big in the car industry.”

The Cork accent comes through loud and clear over the online connection to Santa Clara. David Twohig is a long way from Mayfield on the north side of (...)

The San Francisco Bay area is suffering from an acute housing crisis, in part a side effect of the booming tech industry. Photograph: Jim Wilson/New York Times

Silicon Valley comes into view. Nestled behind the Santa Cruz Mountains that separate the peninsula from the Pacific ocean, the towns of Palo Alto, Mo(...)

Chicago, one of the “sanctuary cities”  that limit their co-operation with US federal immigration enforcement. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

A judge in San Francisco on Tuesday temporarily blocked US president Donald Trump’s efforts to starve localities of federal funds when they limit thei(...)

High school students marching to City Hall in Los Angeles last week to protest at the election of Donald Trump. Many are Latino youths who fear their families could be split up through mass deportations of immigrants. Photograph: David McNew/Getty Images

In California we live under the shadow of the knowledge that an earthquake could occur at any moment, a ground-shaking devastation that could destroy (...)

JetBlue Flight 387 pushes back from the gate as it prepares for take off to become the first scheduled commercial flight to Cuba since 1961 on August 31st, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. JetBlue which hopes to have as many as 110 daily flights is the first US airline to resume regularly scheduled airline service under new rules allowing Americans greater access to Cuba. Photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images

A JetBlue Airways Corp passenger jet landed in Santa Clara, Cuba on Wednesday, becoming the first scheduled passenger flight from the United States to(...)

Young mourners, many J1 students, attend a candlelight vigil in Berkeley the night after the Irish students were killed when a balcony in an apartment collapsed during a party. Photograph: Beck Diefenbach/AP Photo

He is an Irish guy, originally from Longford. A year on, he is still unnamed. He runs a small landscaping business up in Vallejo in the northern part (...)

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