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California governor Gavin Newsom greets US president Joe Biden at Sacramento Mather Airport on Monday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

US president Joe Biden on Monday campaigned with California governor Gavin Newsom on the eve of a Republican-backed recall race that both Democratic l(...)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it was aware of 11 crashes since 2018. Photograph: iStock

The US government’s top auto-safety agency has opened a formal investigation of Tesla’s Autopilot driver-assistance system because of growing concerns(...)

The cast and crew of O by Cirque du Soleil, one of Las Vegas’s longest-running productions, celebrate its return  at the Bellagio Resort & Casino on July 1st. Photograph: Denise Truscello/Getty Images/MGM Resorts International

Whether for the Elvis Presley years or the heyday of ’80s glam rock, Las Vegas has always unashamedly trafficked in nostalgia. Right now the city yea(...)

KRB president Ciaran Scally pushed for a stretch of roadway in Oakland to be named after  former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams, above,  in 1999.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne

A grant of $80,000 from a California-based Irish-American organisation helped a Sinn Féin group fund the purchase of adverts in US newspapers in March(...)

Nice to meet you: French prime minister Jean Castex drops into Paris’s Musée d’Orsay, now open after a six-month closure. Photograph: Stephane De Sakutin/AFP

Image of the week: EU elephants Untangle the audio-guides, dust the velvet ropes: museums and art galleries have now reopened in several countries ac(...)

Former Francisco 49ers cornerback Phillip Adams shot dead six people in South Carolina. Photograph: Paul Sakuma/AP

A sixth person has died after being shot by a former NFL player at a South Carolina home last Wednesday. Robert Shook, a 38-year-old air conditioning(...)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’s   Antonio Brown celebrates after catching a   touchdown pass against the Kansas City Chiefs. Photograph:    Chris O’Meara/AP

Like so many people around the world, I stayed up bleary-eyed, delirious, tired and excited as I watched Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers dethro(...)

Members of the Blewitt family in Knockmore, Co Mayo, third   cousins of US president Joe Biden,  watching  the inauguration ceremony in Washington. Photograph: Conor McKeown

As Joe Biden took the presidential oath of office in Washington DC, the Stars and Stripes fluttered outside shops in his ancestral Co Mayo town while,(...)

Oakland’s Nursing Home, near Listowel in Co Kerry, pictured earlier this month. Photograph courtesy of Kerrys Eye

The HSE has taken over a north Kerry nursing home on Thursday evening and is making alternative arrangements for its elderly residents on foot of an o(...)

People celebrate outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center after Joe Biden was declared winner of the 2020 presidential election. Photograph: Bryan R Smith/AFP via Getty Images

As news broke that Joe Biden had defeated Donald Trump in the race for the White House, cities across the US saw wild celebrations from supporters of (...)

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