Elon Musk is recruiting his army of millions of Twitter followers and Tesla aficionados to help him lobby for an audacious new superfast underground train system that would connect New York to Washington DC in less than half an hour.

Elon Musk is recruiting his army of millions of Twitter followers and Tesla aficionados to help him lobby for an audacious new superfast underground t(...)

New York mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray after the funeral of police officer Miosotis Familia. Photograph: Chang W Lee/The New York Times

Donald Trump’s presence at the G20 summit and the leadership pretensions of his daughter Ivanka, who replaced him for a time at the top table, may hav(...)

A statue of a defiant girl stands facing the Charging Bull sculpture near the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

The sculptor of Wall Street’s “Charging Bull” statue is accusing New York City of violating his legal rights by allowing the “Fearless Girl” statue to(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny holding seven-month-old Savannah Marie during the St Patrick’s Day parade in New York. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

An exciting new men’s fragrance took the Big Apple by storm yesterday. EKNY. Walk tall in Manhattan. EKNY. Talk big in the city. EKNY. Succumb to t(...)

A fountain is covered in ice on Monday as the weather in US continues to be below freezing. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/EPA/Getty Images

A number have flights from Ireland to US airports were cancelled on Tuesday as blizzard warnings were issued for the east coast of the United States. (...)

Standing up for others: Sean Rogers with sons Henry and Eoin in Boston

I read in Irish newspapers online about a “new America” since Donald Trump’s election, and about how many Irish people living here are leaving or cons(...)

Maya Casillas (7) takes part in a  protest outside  City Hall in Los Angeles against US president Donald Trump’s crackdown on “sanctuary cities”,  which generally do not comply with federal requests to detain unauthorised immigrants who have been arrested on charges unrelated to their immigration status. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

The mayors of US cities large and small reacted with outrage after president Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday saying he would halt (...)

Democratic senators Chuck Schumer, Bernie Sanders and Debbie Stabenow: the party wants  to bridge the gap between the   leadership and key constituencies. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

Democrats, still reeling from Donald Trump’s shock win and heavy losses in last week’s US elections, took the first steps towards uniting the party t(...)

Evidence teams investigate the scene of Saturday’s explosion on West 23rd Street in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighbourhood, New York. Photograph: Jason DeCrow/AP Photo

US prosecutors charged an Afghanistan-born man arrested after weekend attacks in New York and New Jersey with four counts, including use of weapons of(...)

 Prof Louise Richardson: “The best source of good intelligence against the bad guys operating in our midst are the communities in which they operate.”  Photograph:  Alan Richardson/AFP/Getty Images

Brexit is a major concern for Prof Louise Richardson, the first woman vice-chancellor in the 900-year history of the University of Oxford. On a vis(...)