President Donald Trump has inspected the prototypes for the "big beautiful border wall" he wants to build to separate the US from Mexico.
Tue, 13 Mar, 2018
It is gradually becoming unacceptable to pollute for free and pass the bill on to future generations. Some 40 countries are now putting a price on carbon pollution, writeand
Mon, 20 Nov, 2017
California wildfires are spreading quickly, threatening hundreds of homes and forcing evacuations at a summer camp where flames temporarily trapped children.
Sun, 09 Jul, 2017
Republican and Democrat leaders on the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee are threatening a subpoena unless the White House clarifies whether any recordings, memoranda or other documents exist of Donald Trump's meetings with sacked FBI director James Comey.
Fri, 30 Jun, 2017
It’s disquieting to watch the posturing in recent days between Brussels and Westminster, the positions being drawn, the promises being made.
Mon, 08 May, 2017
A federal judge has blocked any attempt by the Trump administration to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with US immigration officials.
Wed, 26 Apr, 2017
The governors of California and New York have said they will push ahead with aggressive climate change policies despite President Donald Trump's executive order that seeks to boost the coal industry.
Wed, 29 Mar, 2017
A drive through Joshua Tree National Park in California in some of the latest supercars on the planet, with just the sun and the open road to contend with — seems pretty implausible wouldn’t you say?
Sat, 25 Feb, 2017
The CIA's outgoing director has said Donald Trump lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the United States.
Mon, 16 Jan, 2017
Donald Trump and Brexit shocked most of the world in 2016. But not readers of last year’s ‘Bloomberg Pessimist’s Guide’, which warned that the unthinkable could happen in both cases. Now the authors are turning their attention to 2017.
Mon, 26 Dec, 2016
Uber is on a collision course with California regulators after vowing that its self-driving cars will continue ferrying passengers around San Francisco.
Sat, 17 Dec, 2016
Fri, 02 Dec, 2016
California has given Conor McGregor a boxing license, according to MMA pundit Ariel Helwani.
Thu, 01 Dec, 2016
Sat, 03 Sep, 2016
IT is incredible to think that over a year has passed since the tragic deaths of six young students when a balcony collapsed in Berkeley, California, and yet only now are the authorities reluctantly on the brink of changing the building code to ensure rogue contractors never cause such accidents again.
Fri, 12 Aug, 2016
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Tue, 27 Oct, 2015
After 43 years in prison and 30 parole hearings, US parole officials have again decided it is safe to free Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis.
Sat, 29 Aug, 2015
Will chronic water shortages kill the California dream?
Sat, 23 May, 2015
AMERICA’S guitar-and-chorus chronicler of the Great Depression, the Dustbowl, and social injustice, Woody Guthrie, once described California as “a garden of Eden, a paradise to live in or see...” and even if he was warning those forlorn, destitute farmers fleeing the Midwest’s Dustbowl not to go to California, he could hardly have imagined that something approaching a Dustbowl catastrophe might hit the Golden State.
Fri, 03 Apr, 2015
CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory in Cork is to make more of its space, having secured €35,000 in funding from Science Foundation Ireland.
Mon, 12 Jan, 2015
The revelation that serial killer Charles Manson is to wed has raised questions about prison marriages, conjugal visits, and the weird world of love behind bars, writes
Fri, 28 Nov, 2014
The European Union's competition watchdog says tax rebates that Ireland granted Apple appear to amount to illegal state aid and may have to be recouped.
Tue, 30 Sep, 2014
A bill that makes California the first US state to define when “yes means yes” and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports has been signed into law.
Mon, 29 Sep, 2014
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Mon, 29 Sep, 2014
Cities in America and western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State (IS) militants’ future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, two top politicians have warned.
Mon, 01 Sep, 2014
Enterprise chiefs have defended luring companies to Ireland after US president Barack Obama accused multinationals of relocating to exploit unpatriotic tax loopholes.
Fri, 25 Jul, 2014
A judge has ruled California’s death penalty unconstitutional, saying lengthy and unpredictable delays have resulted in an arbitrary and unfair capital punishment system.
Thu, 17 Jul, 2014
Google could become a "serious competitive threat" to the car industry if it continues to push its self-driving cars, Mark Reuss, product-development chief at General Motors has warned.
Sat, 14 Jun, 2014
I never thought I’d replace Cork Coffee Roasters after moving to New York.
Wed, 11 Jun, 2014
California’s Supreme Court has refused to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson’s doctor, rejecting his lawyer’s petition without comment.
Thu, 24 Apr, 2014
California governor Jerry Brown has signed a first-of-its-kind state law criminalising what has become known as ‘revenge porn’, the distribution of private, explicit photos of other people on the internet, usually by ex-lovers or spouses, to humiliate them.
Fri, 04 Oct, 2013
California teenagers who post photographs of themselves wearing too little clothing or having had too much to drink will have the legal right to erase their online indiscretions under first-of-its-kind legislation.
Thu, 26 Sep, 2013
An appeal court has sided with California and upheld the first law in America banning psychological treatment that seeks to turn gay youths straight.
Fri, 30 Aug, 2013
Kristen Stewart has enrolled at university in Los Angeles.
Tue, 13 Aug, 2013
STARTING your day with anything other than a shower and deodorant is usually considered a neglect of personal hygiene.
Sun, 07 Jul, 2013
The winners in the US Supreme Court case that overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban tied the knot at San Francisco City Hall yesterday, about an hour after a federal appeals court freed same-sex couples to obtain marriage licences for the first time in four years.
Sat, 29 Jun, 2013
The US Supreme Court has ruled in favour of gay marriage supporters in two crucial cases, saying same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexuals and clearing the way for the resumption of same-sex marriages in California.
Wed, 26 Jun, 2013
It is as if the cabinet lobbed the abortion issue into the committee and ran for cover as havoc ensued, writes Michael Clifford.
Wed, 22 May, 2013
Religious freedom is a right but not an absolute one, Europe’s top court said, ruling that British Airways discriminated against a devoutly Christian employee by making her remove her crucifix, but backing a British charity that fired a marriage counsellor who refused to give sex therapy to gay couples.
Wed, 16 Jan, 2013