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A firefighter during nighttime firefighting operations at the Bootleg Fire, near Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photograph: US Forest Service/AFP via Getty Images

Holy smokes. It feels like we are living through the first vertiginous 15 minutes of a disaster movie, maybe one called The Day After Tomorrow was Yes(...)

People wearing masks wait to cross the street in Hollywood, California, on Monday,  on the second day of the return of the indoor mask mandate in Los Angeles County due to a spike in coronavirus cases. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

The ripple of unease across Europe over rising Covid-19 case numbers manifested itself stateside this week as the threat of the Delta variant became a(...)

US vice-president Kamala Harris meets Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals  stakeholders: “The status quo of people living with uncertainty from one case to another is simply wrong.” Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP

Vice-president Kamala Harris urged Congress to pass immigration reform, as she met with a group of “dreamers” – young immigrants who were brought to t(...)

A Facebook app logo displayed on a smartphone in Los Angeles. Photograph: Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty Images

Europe’s failure to produce a Twitter or Snapchat endears the continent to me. I don’t think I have ever made an Instagram or Facebook post. I found t(...)

The US Capitol building was attacked on January 6th. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

A federal judge on Monday handed down an eight-month prison sentence to Floridian Paul Hodgkins for his role in the January 6th attack on the US Capit(...)

An unused common detainee space in the US Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Photograph: Mladen Antonov/AFP via Getty

The United States has transferred an inmate at Guantanamo Bay to Morocco, the first such transfer of the Biden administration, after former president (...)

The reception on Wall Street to a succession of banks beating targets? Most of their shares fell on the day they reported. Photograph: iStock

JP Morgan, the largest bank in the US by assets, set the tone for global earnings season on Tuesday, reporting that its earnings per share soared an a(...)

The demand for labour has also put pressure on US president Joe Biden. Photograph: Alex Edelman/Pool/EPA

Arriving in Cleveland airport recently after a quick flight from Washington, I joined what has become a new part of the travel experience in the US – (...)

A US patrol in Afghanistan. The US  will evacuate thousands of Afghan interpreters and others who helped US forces in the country starting in late July. Photograph:  Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images

The Biden administration announced plans to evacuate Afghan nationals this month who helped the US during the 19-year war, as criticism of the US deci(...)

Tom Parsons: “The Gaelic family is talking a lot about the need to restructure our games and that in every other code there’s a tiered system. . . That’s one thing and the GPA has certainly fed into the task force and collaborated with the GAA on.” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

New Gaelic Players Association (GPA) CEO Tom Parsons has spoken about the need to restructure the GAA’s football championship. He was speaking at Tues(...)

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