Waitresses serve customers at the Le Petit Four restaurant in West Hollywood, California. The state  recorded 149 deaths on Wednesday – well ahead of recent daily averages – with the greater Los Angeles area most affected.  Photograph: Christian Monterrosa/EPA

The United States has reached a new daily record in coronavirus cases, with 60,000 new cases confirmed on Wednesday. The fresh spike came as White Ho(...)

A couple enters the Oceans Ten restaurant in the South Beach area of Miami Beach, Florida. To prevent the spread of Covid-19, beaches are closed from July 3rd-7th. Photograph: Cliff Hawkins/Getty

Republicans are warning the outlook is “grim” for Donald Trump in Florida, a closely watched battleground state that is seen as pivotal for the US pre(...)

Voters wait in an hours-long line to vote  in the coronavirus-delayed Georgia  primary  in Atlanta,  June 9th.  Photograph: Epa/Erik S Lesser

Concerns have been raised about the preparedness of US authorities for November’s presidential election, after chaotic scenes unfolded at some voting (...)

Neurologist Francisco Lopera in Medellín, who has been painstakingly collecting brains, birth and death records from one sprawling Colombian family to study Alzheimer’s. Photograph: Federico Rios/The New York Times

The woman’s genetic profile showed she would develop Alzheimer’s by the time she turned 50. She, like thousands of her relatives, going back generati(...)

A screen grab from a handout video made available by Nasa taken from the International Space Station  showing Hurricane Dorian on Monday. Photograph: EPA/Nasa

Hurricane Dorian pounded the Bahamas on Monday, killing at least five people and inundating homes with floodwater ahead of its expected advance on the(...)

Empty shelves at a Target shop in Hollywood, Florida, as people stock up before the arrival of  Hurricane Dorian. Photograph: Bloomberg

Residents of Florida braced for what could be a historically damaging storm as Hurricane Dorian lingered on Friday in the western Atlantic, building s(...)

Gopala Anumanchipalli, a neurologist at UCSF, holding an array of electrodes similar to those used in a study. Photograph: University of California, San Francisco via The New York Times

“In my head, I churn over every sentence 10 times, delete a word, add an adjective, and learn my text by heart, paragraph by paragraph,” Jean-Dominiqu(...)

A  Boeing 737 aircraft after it went off the runway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville and into the St Johns River. Photograph: Jacksonville, Florida Sheriff’s Office/AFP/Getty

A charter plane carrying 143 people has ended up in a Florida river at the end of a runway, though no critical injuries or deaths were reported. The (...)

 Jacksonville Jaguars celebrate as  Josh Lambo kicks a field goal in their clash with the Philadelphia Eagles at Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Four Jacksonville Jaguars players have been detained and released after they allegedly tried to leave a London nightclub without settling a £50,000 (€(...)

Vivian Farrell, CEO of Modular Automation: ‘We are supporting multinational companies in Ireland to be more competitive and to keep jobs in Ireland’

Future generations of medical devices coming out of the US could be manufactured on automated production lines using Irish technology. Earlier this mo(...)

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