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The Ancient Order of Hibernians was originally established to defend Irish Catholic immigrants in the US before the famine. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Roll Call/Getty

After nearly 200 years, one of the main Irish organisations in the United States is considering proposals to open its doors to women. The Ancient Ord(...)

Mehmet Oz, celebrity physician and US Republican Senate candidate for Pennsylvania, speaks during a primary election night event in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Michelle Gustafson/BloombergGustafson/Bloomberg

Pennsylvania’s hotly contested US senate Republican primary between Donald Trump-backed TV personality Dr Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund executive Da(...)

 John Legend: ‘What my mother needed was help; she didn’t need to be in jail.’ Photograph: Elizabeth Lippman/The New York Times

When he was 15, John Stephens of Springfield, Ohio, entered an essay competition run by McDonald’s for Black History Month. Asked “How do you intend t(...)

Suspect Payton S Gendron after being arraigned for allegedly killing 10 people and injuring three in a mass shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York State, on Saturday. Photograph: Erie County District Attorney/AFP/Getty

The 18 year-old suspect in a mass shooting on Saturday in Buffalo, New York state, in which 10 people were killed, had been investigated by police las(...)

Penn Jillette and Teller: ‘Magicians were the people who came on TV and got in the way of me seeing The Who and Led Zeppelin,’ says Penn.

Besuited magical duo Penn & Teller consist of one large man who talks a lot and one smaller man who is silent. It seems fitting then that when I r(...)

 Lauren Walsh is in college in America at Wake Forest. Photograph:  Matthew Lewis/R&A/Getty

Castlewarden’s Lauren Walsh has been named in the Britain and Ireland Curtis Cup team for the biennial match against the USA at Merion Golf Club in Pe(...)

American actor Estelle Harris: other major credits included the movies Out to Sea  and My Giant. Photograph: Jason Redmond/EPA

Estelle Harris, who hyperventilated her way into the hearts of millions of Seinfeld fans as George’s mother, Estelle Costanza, died on Saturday in Pal(...)

The Electric City sign in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Hannah Beier/Bloomberg

In his first State of the Union address as president to the Houses of Congress in Washington at the beginning of March, Joe Biden once again referred (...)

Penn arrived in Kyiv earlier this week and met with Ukrainian deputy prime minister Iryna Vereshchuk. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP via Getty Images

Actor Sean Penn is on the ground in Ukraine making a documentary about the Russian invasion, Vice Studios confirmed to Variety on Thursday, as Russia (...)

Working from home has allowed  some people to return to the idea of a segmented sleep cycle. Photograph: iStock

About a year into the pandemic, Marcela Rafea began waking up consistently at 3am, her mind racing. She would creep out of bed and tiptoe into the li(...)

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