Traffic in  Times Square during a massive power outage  on August 14th, 2003. The blackout hit US and Canadian cities Thursday, closing nuclear power plants in Ohio and New York state, driving workers in New York City and Toronto into the streets, and shutting subways in blistering heat. Photograph: AP Photo/Gregory Bull

It’s October 31st and reports are coming in of major cyber attack on power plants in the United States. Generators shut down in more than a dozen stat(...)

‘Trump is in deep trouble already. If his ‘honeymoon’ figures are 37%, he is in danger of being the American Hollande.’ Photograph: Don Emmerty/AFP/Getty Images

Judging by panicked reactions, the media and millions of Americans believe that Donald Trump has done the impossible and fooled all the people all the(...)

Rob Birch at his flooded his car which had floated out of his driveway as Hurricane Matthew passed near St Augustine, Florida. Photograph Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Hurricane Matthew killed more than 840 people and left tens of thousands homeless in its rampage through Haiti earlier this week before it lashed Flor(...)

Bruce Springsteen performs at  Slane in  June 1985. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Bruce Springsteen has revealed how his fabled Slane concert in 1985 almost ended in disaster. Springsteen said he was so scared fans would die at Sl(...)

Beyonce performs during the Super Bowl half-time show at Levi’s Stadium on February 7th in California. Photograph: Getty

Tickets for Beyoncé’s show in Croke Park, Dublin went on sale on Monday at 9am. Beyoncé will play Croke Park on Saturday, July 9th as part of her Fo(...)

Sunday Morning: Bring your provisions for a picnic at the newly spiffed-up Dolores Park, where an $8 million renovation made over the northern half of the park with new tennis courts; six acres of fresh, grassy splendor; and expanded restrooms. What hasn’t changed: the diverse crush of humanity, and the vistas of the San Francisco skyline. Photograph: The New York Times
Weekend in ... San Francisco
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  • November 21, 2015, 05:00

Don’t blink or you’ll miss the next “new” San Francisco. This is a city that’s reinventing itself with every refresh of your Twitter feed, with cra(...)

JP Sexton on patrol on the dock in New Orleans, protecting an aid ship which had re-routed from delivering food and supplies to Haiti.

It was not until I started to see posts on Facebook this past week that I realised this was the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a horrendou(...)

People enjoy the music during a Hurricane Katrina 10th anniversary event at the Smoothie King Center on Saturday, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photograph: Getty

From the Lower Ninth Ward to the Super Dome, New Orleans launched a day of events on Saturday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina(...)

A composite image from September 2005 (left) showing part of the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans flooded by Hurricane Katrina and the same area a decade later.   Before Katrina, the Lower Ninth Ward was a working-class and predominantly African-American neighborhood just outside the city’s historic center. Photograph: AP

President Barack Obama on Thursday heralded the progress New Orleans has made rebuilding since Hurricane Katrina battered the area 10 years ago but sa(...)

Brian Williams has said he is stepping aside from daily news broadcasts for the next several days, after admitting that he had misled the public about being on a helicopter that was forced down in Iraq in 2003. Photograph: The New York Times

Brian Williams, acknowledging that the scrutiny and criticism he was attracting was becoming a distraction, has said he is stepping aside as anchor of(...)

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