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Gtech has won three of the US lottery contracts: Indiana, Illinois and, last month, New Jersey. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty

Where better to launch a bid for the State’s lottery business than from inside its Dublin headquarters? Italian-owned gaming giant Gtech (...)

A bill currently being debated by the US Senate would compel internet sellers making over $1 million a year to pay a sales tax for every(...)

 Folk musician Richie Havens, who opened the Woodstock music festival in 1963 and performed for three hours, has died of a heart attack in New Jersey. Photograph: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Richie Havens, the American folk singer who opened the 1969 Woodstock musical festival and energised the crowd with his version of (...)

US folk musician Richie Havens reprises his 1969 performance of Freedom at the site of the original Woodstock Music Festival in Bethel, New York, in  2009. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

US folk musician Richie Havens, who opened the historic 1969 Woodstock musical festival and energised the crowd with his version of Motherless Chil(...)

Climate change is a worthy issue which most of us feel we should be deeply concerned about - but not just yet. In the cosy Western World,(...)

Members of the “Gang of Eight” drawing up the legislation are led by Democrat Chuck Schumer (centre) and Republican John McCain. (left). Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants in the US could be excluded from becoming US citizens under proposals being worked(...)

Barack Obama at the University of Hartford in Connecticut: “Now’s the time to get engaged. Now’s the time to get involved. Now’s the time to push back on fear and frustration and misinformation. Now’s the time for everybody to make their voices heard.” Photograph: Reuters/Jason Reed heard.”

As US president Barack Obama made an emotional public appeal for political support on tighter gun controls in a speech on Monday evening in Con(...)

Sean Dunne said he had liabilities of €384 million

The National Asset Management Agency has asked a US court to be notified of any filings or developments in the bankrupt(...)

A cold shiver of dread must have travelled down the spine of many a sports agent in the past 24 hours with the news that Jay Z, or Mr Beyonce K(...)

Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice has been fired after video of his practice sessions were released. Photograph:  Bill Kostroun/Reuters

An American university has fired its men’s basketball coach a day after a video surfaced showing him berating his players during practices, thr(...)

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