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The man who was rescued after he was found straddling the hull of a boat that capsized near the Fort Pierce Inlet on Florida’s Atlantic Coast. Photograph: US Embassy Nassau via The New York Times

Rescue teams have found one body in their search for 39 people reported missing after their boat capsized off Florida’s coast, the US coast guard said(...)

People in the Midtown neighborhood of New York on Thursday. New York City and the surrounding northeast, the epicentre of the coronavirus’s arrival to the US in 2020, is being buffeted by a new surge in infections. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Holiday plans abruptly reversing, restaurants closing, Broadway shows going dark while, blocks away, long lines form outside testing sites – it’s as i(...)

A Covid-19 testing site at Times Square, New York. The Omicron variant accounts for 13 per cent of Covid cases in New York. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images

Health experts have warned the US faces a huge challenge to contain the fast-spreading Omicron variant of Covid-19 due to relatively low vaccination r(...)

  Cop26 president Alok Sharma: The calls from business leaders  for more action from governments jar with the way many of them have greeted attempts to reduce emissions through regulation or taxation. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

With the greatest respect, Britain’s Prince Charles told world leaders at the Cop26 summit last week, the private sector offered the only prospect of (...)

Dr Aaron T Beck  transformed treatment of depression, anxiety and many related mental disorders. Photograph: Ryan Donnell/The New York Times

Dr Aaron T Beck, whose brand of pragmatic, thought-monitoring psychotherapy became the centerpiece of a scientific transformation in the treatment of (...)

The Hockanum river in Connecticut is flooded by Storm Henri. Photograph: CJ Gunther/EPA

The remnants of Tropical Storm Henri stalled over New England in the United States on Monday, dropping yet more rain and spawning three tornadoes in c(...)

‘This idea that somehow if your kids watch a little bit of violence they’re going to turn into violent people – that just doesn’t seem to be borne out in the data.’ Photograph: Getty Images

When Emily Oster’s first child was a baby, she would not sleep through the night. So Oster and her husband Jesse, both economics professors, read endl(...)

Among the star witnesses to the American Committee on Conditions in Ireland were Muriel MacSwiney, the wife of Terence MacSwiney who died on hunger strike in Brixton Prison in October 1920, and Terence MacSwiney’s sister Mary. They are among the women pictured in at a memorial service in the Polo Grounds in New York. Photograph: National Library of Ireland

In the early months of 1920, prominent Americans came together to bring international attention to Ireland’s campaign for independence. Their belief i(...)

An image from the European Space Agency shows a view captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission of the A-76 iceberg  in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica taken on March 9th, 2021 - combined with a graphic of the Spanish island of Majorca for scale. Image: EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY/AFP via Getty Images

A giant slab of ice bigger than the Spanish island of Majorca has sheared off the edge of Antarctica into the Weddell Sea to become the largest iceber(...)

An American flag seen through barbed wire fencing at sunrise on Capitol Hill on Monday. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images

Donald Trump on Tuesday will become the first US president to face two impeachment trials. Trump was impeached last month on one charge of inciting a(...)

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