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Firefighters work outside an apartment building after a deadly fire in the Bronx,in New York.  Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/ Getty Images

New York authorities said on Monday the city was investigating a possible “maintenance issue” with a door that failed to close when a devastating fire(...)

Kennedy role gives a new public role to the once reticent scion of the celebrated political dynasty. Photograph:  Toshifumi Kitamura via Getty

Joe Biden has nominated Caroline Kennedy, daughter of John F Kennedy, to be the US ambassador to Australia. Ms Kennedy, 63, a member of one of Ameri(...)

US secretary of state Colin Powell speaks adresses the United Nations Security Council in 2003 ahead of the Iraq War. Photograph: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images

Colin Powell, who served Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace but whose sterling reputation was forever stained when he went before t(...)

Former US secretary of state Colin Powell. He had undergone treatment for multiple myeloma, which compromised his immune system, a spokeswoman said. Photograph: Tim Sloan/AFP via Getty Images

Colin Powell, the former US secretary of state who played a pivotal role in attempting to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq, has died from complicatio(...)

Hart Island: prisoners burying Bowery men in wooden coffins who were poisoned by drinking wood-alcohol. Photograph: Arthur Schatz/Getty Images

There are Murphys out there. Dozens. Catherine, Martin, the occasional George and more than one John. Dempseys, Grogans, Kellys and Walshes too. Har(...)

Workers administering doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine at Sunset Park in New York on April 7th. Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Even as the US powered towards its goal of vaccinating more than 70 per cent of Americans against Covid-19 by early July, the country’s medical profes(...)

New York police officers at a scene where an officer was shot in Brooklyn on May 13th, 2021. Photograph: The New York Times

New York governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a new state of emergency around gun violence and committed almost $139 million to reverse the trend of ris(...)

  Corry de Jongh, originally from Holland,   in Howth, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Corry de Jongh moved to Ireland more than four decades ago she was young, adventurous and ready for a new challenge. Having lived in the Dominica(...)

Anthony Bourdain in Dublin in August 2010. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“It was never my intention to be a reporter, a critic, an advocate. It was also never my intention to provide audiences with ‘everything’ they needed (...)

 Fans stand for the American national anthem before the game between the New York Yankees and  the Toronto Blue Jays  at Yankee Stadium  in New York City. Photograph:  Al Bello/Getty Images

Yankee Stadium’s gates swung open for the first time in nearly 18 months on Thursday, as elated and emotional fans welcomed back their Bronx Bombers a(...)

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