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An  explosion in New York City on Monday morning caused the authorities to evacuate one of the busiest transit hubs in the city as the workweek was set to begin. Photograph: Earl Wilson/The New York Times

The most remarkable thing about Monday’s bombing attempt in New York was the routine mundanity of it all. We’ve been through it before; the Chelsea bo(...)

 Akayed Ullah, the suspect in the New York subway terror attack on Monday, in an ambulance after he was apprehended. Photograph: Handout via The New York Times

On the surface, Akayed Ullah seemed to be an ordinary member of a Bangladeshi enclave in Brooklyn. He often prayed at a mosque in an unassuming browns(...)

US president Donald Trump. He sees the office much as he did the night of his stunning victory – as a prize he must fight to protect every waking moment, with Twitter as his Excalibur. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Around 5.30 each morning, President Donald Trump wakes and tunes into the television in the White House’s master bedroom. He flips to CNN for news, mo(...)

Adam Driver at the red carpet event for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’. Photograph: EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Adam Driver has a reputation for being a serious young man, which is partly a matter of attitude and partly, I suspect, to do with some aspect of his (...)

John Oliver confronted Hoffman about allegations of sexual harassment in 1985, during a 20th-anniversary screening panel for the film Wag the Dog in New York. Photographs: Charles Sykes, left, and Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Dustin Hoffman and John Oliver tangled publicly Monday night at a panel discussion where Oliver, the comedian and host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, que(...)

US president Donald Trump: fired Michael  Flynn 24 days into his White House appointment, citing the fact that Mr Flynn had lied about the conversations to vice-president Mike Pence. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump lashed out at the Department of Justice on Saturday night, alleging it had mishandled the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private em(...)

Businessman Pat Donaghy (centre) beside Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams listens at a fund-raiser for the party in New York in 1999. Photograph: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Friends of Sinn Féin, the party’s US-based fundraising arm, raised more than $102,000 (€86,000) from donors in the six months to the end of the Octobe(...)

Jai House in LA, designed by Irish-American architect Lorcan O’Herlihy

Even Dermot Bannon, the most enthusiast extension architect in Ireland, gets jaded by the prospect of another glass-walled, open-plan living space. So(...)

 Norwegian Air has begun hiring pilots to work at a permanent base that it intends establishing at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Bloomberg

Flights from Ireland helped to double passenger numbers at a New York state airport in recent months, reports say. Irish-registered Norwegian Air beg(...)

Writer and broadcaster Garrison Keillor has been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over an accusation of inappropriate behaviour. Photograph: Jeff Baenen/AP

NBC News fired popular Today show host Matt Lauer after a colleague accused him of inappropriate sexual behaviour, the US TV network said on Wednesda(...)

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