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Taking a hike? Speculation is rife that House speaker Paul Ryan is preparing to step down from the post. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo /EPA

Even by the usual standards of Donald Trump’s presidency, it was a busy week in Washington as the political world prepared for next week’s Christmas r(...)

Businessman Pat Donaghy (centre) beside Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams listens at a fund-raiser for the party in New York in 1999. Photograph: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Friends of Sinn Féin, the party’s US-based fundraising arm, raised more than $102,000 (€86,000) from donors in the six months to the end of the Octobe(...)

Bernard Francis ‘Barney’ Casey was born in the US on November 25th 1870 to Irish immigrant parents

Irish-American Capuchin priest Fr Solanus Casey is to be beatified in Detriot on Saturday. Bernard Francis “Barney” Casey was born on November 25th (...)

The main building at Paras Vinyards burns in the Mount Veeder area of Napa in California. Photograph: Jogn Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Strong, dry winds may fan new wildfire outbreaks on Wednesday in California’s wine country, where blazes have killed at least 21 people and destroyed (...)

Texas Gun is one of the 6,700 gun dealers located near the US-Mexico border. Photograph: Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images

The deadliest mass shooting in US history in Las Vegas last week, which left 58 people dead, has reignited the debate over gun control. The state of (...)

 People watch the aftermath of a mass shooting outside  the Mandalay Bay hotel near the scene of the Route 91 Harvest festival on Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

At least 58 people died and more than 500 others were wounded when a gunman opened fire on a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. The gunma(...)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg: dismissive of the idea that social media and artificial intelligence could be used for global domination. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

The idea of Mark Zuckerberg running for president was always sort of scary. But now it’s really scary, given what we’ve discovered about the power of (...)

Wyndham Latten (left) and Andrew Warren, who are accused of fatally stabbing a man and then fleeing across the country in an attempt to avoid capture. Photograph: Chicago Police Department via AP

Since the death last month of a man in a downtown luxury apartment in Chicago, details had trickled out, perplexing and graphic. Two employees of elit(...)

Marcus Hutchins at his workstation in Ilfracombe, England.  File photograph: Frank Augstein/AP

A British computer expert who helped shut down a worldwide cyber attack has been arrested by the FBI in the US, on charges relating to the Kronos bank(...)

 US president Donald Trump uses an umbrella after stepping out of Air Force One in  Maryland. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Donald Trump was promising to destroy a vile criminal cartel. Unfortunately, not his own. But one could be forgiven for mistaking the vicious tactics (...)

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