The practice of airlines systematically overbooking flights in the hope of filling as many seats as possible may be legal, but most certainly does not(...)

Chief executive of United Airlines Oscar Munoz: said he was upset to see and hear about what happened but that he supported his employees. An online petition calling for his resignation has received more than 2,000 signatures. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

The chief executive of United Airlines has described the passenger who was forcibly removed from an overbooked plane as “disruptive and belligerent”, (...)

 United Airlines flights  at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California. File photograph: Louis Nastro/Reuters

A doctor trying to return home was dragged by his hands from an overbooked United Airlines flight, embroiling the carrier in a second public relations(...)

Muhammad Ali: accidental boxer was ranked the greatest athlete of the 20th century by Sports Illustrated magazine. Photograph: Getty Images

The Greatest Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) Born Cassius Marcellus Clay in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of a house painter, the man who would change h(...)

John Risher, 106, watches the game and records statistics manually in the press box during a University of Virginia home football game in Charlottesville. Photograph: Lexey Swall/The New York Times

Charlottesville, Virginia. John Risher drove north on Route 29, a briefcase resting in the car’s back seat. Through sunglasses, Risher, who is 106 (...)

Donna Hoak, a retiree from Pittsbugh who moved south to The Villages, the biggest retirement community in the United States, 11 years ago. Photograph: Ruadhán Mac Cormaic

The streets are spotless, the lawns are freshly cut and the only traffic consists of thousands of golf buggies cruising along specially built lanes. O(...)

Dead soldiers at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The men of the Irish 69th Pennsylvanians stopped the Confederate advance. Photograph: Timothy H O’Sullivan/Getty Images

Be wary of historians or writers who paint ethnic stereotypes. In a recent article in The Irish Times Brian Boyd cited events in Irish-American histor(...)

The  funeral procession motorcade of Muhammad Ali on Grand Avenue in front of Ali’s childhood home in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: Ty Wright/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of people lined the route of Muhammad Ali’s funeral procession as the black hearse carrying “The Greatest” passed through his hometo(...)

A hearse carrying the body of the late Muhammad Ali pauses in front of his boyhood home on Grand Avenue during his funeral procession in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Photograph: Mark Lyons/EPA

Muhammad Ali has made his final journey through his home town as thousands of mourners along the route pumped their fists and chanted “Ali! Ali!” for (...)

Worshipers and well-wishers look on as the body of the late boxing champion Muhammad Ali is brought for his jenazah, an Islamic funeral prayer, in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Thousands of mourners descended on Louisville in Kentucky, the hometown of “the Greatest”, Muhammad Ali, to send off boxing’s most famous son and reme(...)

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