Chief executive Peter Jackson said that it had become important that the group chose a name that was reflective of its stable of brands and not one or two of its businesses. Photograph: PA Wire

Shareholders in Paddy Power Betfair backed the bookmaking group’s plans to change its corporate name to Flutter Entertainment at its annual general me(...)

Pro-choice activists hold signs alongside anti-abortion activists mark the anniversary of the 1973 supreme court case Roe v Wade outside the US supreme court in Washington, DC. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Alabama has become the latest US state to limit abortion access, voting to outlaw abortion in almost all cases. The legislation, which was backed by (...)

Paddy Power’s pop-up ‘passport office’ on the day of the Ireland versus England rugby match.

Paddy Power Betfair’s chief executive of a little over a year, Peter Jackson, had hoped the group’s unhappy experience of disappointing earnings, exec(...)

Donald Trump is unhappy with a security Bill that passed in Congress to avert another government shutdown, because it contains only a fraction of the funds he demanded for his  border wall. Photograph: by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump will almost certainly face legal challenges over his decision to declare a national emergency to get additional funding for (...)

  US supreme court in Washington: the court also decided not to take up a review of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme, leaving  800,000 people  in legal limbo. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty

US president Donald Trump’s contentious move to ban transgender people from the military received a boost from the supreme court on Tuesday which rule(...)

Tech companies’  products offer enticements, and many benefits but their potential encroachments and real costs go unrecognised (at best) or more despicably, are hidden (NB Google and Facebook). Photograph: Getty Images

‘Privacy – the question of who has the right to obtain, retain, and perhaps even sell personal information in digital form – is becoming one of the ho(...)

US Customs and Border Protection  officials stand guard on the US-Mexico border. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

A seven-year old girl died in the custody of US border control agents after crossing the border with Mexico last week, sparking outrage among Democrat(...)

A White House staff member reaches for the microphone held by CNN’s Jim Acosta as he questions US president Donald Trump during a news conference last week. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

CNN has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its decision to revoke the press credentials of the network’s chief White House correspo(...)

Jodie Picoult:  A Spark of Light is about a hostage situation in an abortion clinic. Photograph: Nina Subin

“It’s a child. Not a choice. Isn’t it?” This is the short, provocative synopsis on the back cover of Jodi Picoult’s latest novel, A Spark of Light, t(...)

(Edmund Zagorski in a file photo taken earlier this month and issued by the Tennessee Department of Corrections. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A Tennessee inmate’s final words were “let’s rock” moments before he became the first man executed in the electric chair in that state since 2007. Ed(...)

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