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A wearable sensor patch made by Proteus Digital Health is part of the Abilify digital pill study. Photograph: Proteus Digital Health

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a digital pill — a medication embedded with a sensor that can tell doctors whether, (...)

Edward Dambrauskas  co-operated in full with the investigation and travelled back from Illinois every time the case was listed in court.

An American tourist who turned off a main road in West Cork and crashed into a couple in a vintage car has been given a 12-month suspended jail term. (...)

Former US president Barack Obama pictured in 2012. File photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Barack Obama has been called for jury duty and the former US president plans to show up, according to court officials. The chief judge of Cook County(...)

Samantha Power: President Trump “is way more divisive and more of a purveyor of hate towards different groups and trying to pit different parts of American society against each other than I expected.” Photograph: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune/Time Inc

It’s mid-afternoon in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Samantha Power is in reflective mode. Sitting in the mid-October sun in the gardens of Harvard’s (...)

Mary Robinson: respondents’ most admired living Irish people, apart from their own family members,  were the former president, also Bono and Liam Neeson, followed by Gerry Adams and Conor McGregor. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Seven in 10 younger Irish-Americans say they would be interested in getting an Irish passport, while more than two-thirds believe it’s important their(...)

Protesters rally in Washington DC  before marching to the Department of Justice to demonstrate against the Trump administration’s decision to end the  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The Irish emigrant community in the US has reacted with anger at the decision of Donald Trump’s administration to end protections for undocumented chi(...)

Total eclipse: The Sun disappars over Depoe Bay, Oregon, US, August 21st, 2017. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

The moon blacked out the Sun in parts of the US on Monday as the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the country in nearly a century began in (...)

Wyndham Latten (left) and Andrew Warren, who are accused of fatally stabbing a man and then fleeing across the country in an attempt to avoid capture. Photograph: Chicago Police Department via AP

Since the death last month of a man in a downtown luxury apartment in Chicago, details had trickled out, perplexing and graphic. Two employees of elit(...)

Sam Shepard: earthy, taciturn cowboy poet. Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

Sam Shepard Born: November 5th, 1943 Died: July 27th, 2017 Sam Shepard, an icon of the US counterculture whose expansive writing for stage and screen(...)

‘If we are not all clinically addicted per se, surely we are severely distracted?’

Some 50 percent of US teenagers “feel addicted” to their mobile devices. Four in 10 UK teenagers consider themselves to be addicted to the internet. A(...)

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