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Activists demonstrate during a Planned Parenthood Pro-Choice Rally in Boston, Massachusetts, on Saturday.  Thousands of activists are participating in a national US day of action calling for safe and legal access to abortion. Photograph: Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty

Supporters of abortion rights took to the streets across the US on Saturday to make clear their anger at the prospect that the Supreme Court will soon(...)

Alabama jail official  Vicki White and inmate Casey White. Photograph: US Marshals/AFP via Getty Images

A former Alabama jail official has died and the murder suspect she is accused of helping escape from custody has been apprehended in Indiana after mor(...)

Why don’t the same health risks apply when we travel to mainland Europe and ‘lose’ an hour as we move from Irish time to Central European Time?

On Saturday night you will lose one hour of sleep as we transition to daylight saving time (DST). For many, it’s worth it for the sudden infusion of a(...)

Aer Lingus and American Airlines are launching a codeshare deal allowing passengers to book seats on each other’s flights on one ticket. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Aer Lingus and American Airlines are launching a codeshare deal allowing passengers to book seats on each other’s flights on one ticket. The deal mea(...)

Anti-slavery campaigner  Kathleen Simon, February 1920

In 1938, the Chicago Youth Council of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, NAACP, wrote a letter of admiration to an Irish (...)

Tornadoes killed at least 74 people and left a trail of devastation across six US states. Photograph: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty

Kentucky’s governor Andy Beshear broke down in tears on Monday as he announced the deaths of at least 74 people from Friday’s deadly tornadoes that sw(...)

Lacy Duke and her family salvage items from the rubble that was once their home in Dawson Springs, Kentucky. Photograph: William Widmer/New York Times

Darryl Johnson didn’t know what his sister did at the Mayfield Consumer Products factory or why she worked nights; he knew only that her husband dropp(...)

A boat sits at rest after being sucked out of a marine dealership by a tornado in Mayfield, Kentucky. Photograph: John Amis / AFP/ Getty Images

Kentucky residents, many without power, gas or even a roof over their heads, woke on Sunday to a landscape scarred by a string of powerful tornadoes (...)

Kellogg’s cereal plant workers demonstrate in front of the plant in Battle Creek, Michigan, over the loss of premium healthcare, holiday and vacation pay, and reduced retirement benefits. Photograph: Rey Del Rio/Getty

Cereal-maker Kellogg Co has said it is hiring permanent replacements for its plant workers in the United States who voted against a new five-year cont(...)

If the Republicans are successful, the government would effectively run out of money on Friday and could be forced to furlough workers and shut down some federal services. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

Republicans in the United States are preparing to shut down the American government on Friday, in the latest attempt by the party to thwart White Hous(...)

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