Paddy Power’s betting app was the most downloaded during the Cheltenham festival. Photograph: Mark Cranham/Inpho

Horse-racing fans bet €275 million with Paddy Power owner Flutter Entertainment’s businesses during last month’s Cheltenham festival, the group said (...)

File image shows an execution chamber  at a prison in Texas. The lethal injection of Willie B Smith III was called off by Alabama  following a US supreme court ruling. Photograph:  Getty Images

An Alabama inmate has won a reprieve from a scheduled lethal injection after the US Supreme Court said the state must allow his personal pastor in the(...)

Photograph provided by the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department shows death row inmate Lisa Montgomery in a booking photograph released in December 2004. Photograph: Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department/AFP via Getty Images

A federal judge in Indiana late on Monday blocked the execution of Lisa Montgomery, a convicted murderer and the only woman on federal death row in th(...)

Merrick Garland delivers remarks  in Wilmington, Delaware, as he is nominated to become US attorney general. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

US president-elect Joe Biden has chosen Merrick Garland, the federal appeals court judge whose nomination to the US supreme court was blocked by Repub(...)

The move by Republican senator for Texas Ted Cruz and 10 other senators from his party is largely symbolic and unlikely to overturn the result of the presidential election. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty

Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and nine other Republican US senators or senators-elect said on Saturday they will reject presidential ele(...)

Jeffrey Toobin: banned ‘indefinitely’ from podcasts and airwaves after incident. Photograph: Robert Ascroft

Until Jeffrey Toobin’s fateful appointment with Zoom on October 15th, his quarantine was going better than most people’s. In August his eighth book, T(...)

The request that the supreme court intercede had faced substantial legal hurdles, as it was filed long after the enactment of the challenged statute that allowed mailed ballots and was based on questions of state rather than federal law. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty

The US supreme court on Tuesday refused a request from Pennsylvania Republicans to overturn the state’s election results. The justices said they would(...)

US president Donald Trump addresses the crowd at a rally for US Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue who are both facing runoff elections. Photograph: Ben Gray/AP Photo

US president Donald Trump campaigned in Georgia on Saturday for two Republican senators at a rally that some in his party feared could end up hurting(...)

St Andrews University in Scotland predates the introduction of apostrophes into English (via French) in the 16th century.  Photograph: Getty Images

If you’re a golfer or a grammar enthusiast or – God forbid – both, you may have noticed over the years that the town of St Andrews in Scotland does no(...)

US president Donald Trump walks to Marine One after golfing at Trump National Golf Club on November 27th. Photograph: Getty Images

A federal appeals court on Friday rejected an attempt by US president Donald Trump’s campaign to block president-elect Joe Biden from being declared t(...)

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