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Steam rises from the city buildings and Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 31th January 2019. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/ EPA

Frigid weather that paralysed a large swath of the United States this week and caused at least 21 deaths began easing on Friday as an Arctic air mass (...)

Pedestrians bundle up in sub-freezing temperatures on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Wednesday. Photograph:  Nati Harnik/PA

A wave of Arctic air that paralysed the US Midwest and caused at least a dozen deaths swept across the country’s Northeast on Thursday but was expect(...)

The Chicago  skyline as seen from the North Avenue Beach at Lake Michigan, as  the polar vortex has descended on much of the central and eastern United States. Photograph: Pinar Istek/Reuters

The cold front bringing its icy grip to parts of the US and Canada is a result of a weather condition called a polar vortex. It might seem counter-in(...)

An image of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell forms the backdrop as  Ryan Adams performs during the I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell concert at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

The widow of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell led the tributes during a star-studded concert in his memory. Cornell, a major figure in the grunge-rock(...)

Detroit: The city lost almost a third of its population between 2000 and 2016. Photograph: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images

Dayton, Ohio epitomised the hard times on which dozens of industrial midwest American cities had fallen. A manufacturing powerhouse until the 1980s, t(...)

 Crowds at the statue of the Virgin Mary  at Ballinspittle, Co Cork in 1985. Photograph: Jack McManus

A line from Philip Larkin was on my mind while working on this project. Not the famous reference to his parents, but an aside about beginnin(...)

Police found Colin Kroll’s body facedown on his bed after a woman called 911 and asked police to check on him. Photograph: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images

Colin Kroll, co-founder and chief executive of the popular HQ Trivia app, was found dead apparently of a drug overdose in his lower Manhattan apartmen(...)

Aretha Franklin’s Detroit mansion: the house sold for $300,000, or just under €265,00. Photograph:  AP

A Detroit mansion that was owned by Aretha Franklin has been sold for $300,000. The 520sq m (5,600sq ft) brick home, built in 1927 adjacent to Detroit(...)

Ford plans to deploy fleets of electric two-wheelers in more than 100 cities by 2020. Photograph: iStock

Ford, the company that pioneered the car and announced earlier this year that it would focus its US business on trucks and sports utility vehicles, ha(...)

The final selection was played by three renowned musicians from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra: They are Adrienne Rönmark, violin; Eric Nowlin, principal viola; and Joseph Becker, principal percussion

Ford doesn’t sell, nor ever has sold, Lincoln cars in Ireland or in Europe. The badge, named for America’s arguably most-beloved president, has been e(...)

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