A view of the Utah desert from the Amtrak train that crosses the Rocky Mountains on its way from Denver to Salt Lake City. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

In the 10th part of her series “Coast to Coast: Travels in Trump’s America”, Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch heads west over the Rock(...)

The Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana, the US.

The city of Butte, Montana, was a long way from the front lines of the first World War – five thousand miles and more on the map. But as a strange coi(...)

Catherine Cleary takes a shot at an inanimate target at the end of a day of deer hunting.

It’s the half dark before dawn and we’re on an abandoned farm in south Tipperary trying to blend in. “This is all the way from America,” John Lalor wh(...)

Unmarked graves of Irish miners who died who died during the Colorado silver rush of 1877-90

A good place to start was where people were buried. Historian Jim Walsh began his research about 13 years ago and, intent on finding out more about th(...)

Irish Times pub sign in  Butte, Montana, the most Irish town in America.

On the eve of St Patrick’s Day, an email arrived from a long-lost relative in Butte, Montana, announcing that, after putting it off for decades, she w(...)

The Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado where a gunman killed three people on Friday. Photograph:  Isaiah Downing/Reuters

The man accused of opening fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado and killing three people said “no more baby parts” while he was b(...)

Chase Dellwo (26)  is recovering in hospital after he survived a grizzly bear mauling by remembering a tip from his grandmother and shoved his arm down the animal’s throat. Photograph: Jo Dee Black/The Great Falls Tribune/AP

A hunter tracking elk in the Montana mountains said he fended off an attacking grizzly bear by shoving his arm into its throat to induce a gag reflex(...)

Throughout different parts of the year, Earth ploughs its way through the tail of the many comets which like itself are orbiting the Sun. This is how(...)

I was introduced to natural skincare when I was in my teens, hiking with family and friends in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains on a hot summer afternoon. W(...)

A lake-effect snow storm produces a wall of snow travelling over Lake Erie into Buffalo, New York. A state of emergency was declared in Erie County following snowfall. Photograph:  Gary Wiepert/Reuters

Temperatures in all 50 US states dipped to freezing or below freezing on Tuesday as an unseasonably cold blast of weather moved across the country, wh(...)

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