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Relatives mourn during the burial of 65-year-old Maria Joana Nascimento in August, who died suspectedly from the coronavirus, at Vila Formosa Cemetery, in the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images

New cases of Covid-19 in the United States hit a two-month high on Friday with more than 58,000 infections reported as Brazil surpasses 150,000 corona(...)

Keith O’Reilly at the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco during the wild fires on September 9th, 2020. The skies over the San Francisco Bay Area glowed orange as wildfires raged across California pumping thick smoke into the air.

Forest fires, sky high rents and mono culture have given San Francisco a bad name, but Dubliner Keith O’Reilly has made the city at the Golden Gate hi(...)

People march in support of Jacob Blake and his family to the Kenosha County Courthouse on Saturday in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump on Tuesday will visit Kenosha, Wisconsin, the city that has seen unrest since a white police officer shot a black man in the(...)

Tucker Carlson: “How shocked are we that 17-year-olds with rifles decided they had to maintain order when no one else would?” Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The right-wing Fox News host Tucker Carlson has defended the actions of a 17-year-old who was arrested and charged with murder after two people were k(...)

Rusten Sheskey, the officer who shot  Jacob Blake several times in the back. Photograph: Kenosha Police Department

The FBI has opened a civil rights investigation into the police shooting of a black man in the Wisconsin city of Kenosha, as a suspect remained in cus(...)

Rory McIlroy has struggled since the tour’s resumption. Photograph: Getty

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have become quite the buddies, they can’t get enough of each other. Having played the final two rounds together of the No(...)

People dine outdoors in Austin, Texas, on June 17th. Photograph: Ilana Panich-Linsman/New York Times

The coronavirus has been testing America’s governors. Few are being squeezed harder than Greg Abbott of Texas. Abbott, the governor of the country’s (...)

Brooks Koepka is due to take part in the first three events when the PGA Tour  returns to action in June. Photograph:  Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

PGA Tour officials are “optimistic” that overseas-based players will be able to return to the United States in time for competition to resume next mon(...)

A United Airlines aircraft being loaded with cargo. The US airline has launched a cargo service between Dublin and Washington DC, operating three times a week

US carrier United Airlines has begun flying three cargo services a week between Dublin Airport and Washington DC. The airline confirmed on Monday th(...)

Miriam Figueroa, a dialysis nurse at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, tends to a Covid-19 patient in the intensive care unit, in Brooklyn. Photograph: Victor J Blue/The New York Times

For weeks, US government officials and hospital executives have warned of a looming shortage of ventilators as the coronavirus pandemic descended. But(...)

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