Empty shelves at a Target shop in Hollywood, Florida, as people stock up before the arrival of  Hurricane Dorian. Photograph: Bloomberg

Residents of Florida braced for what could be a historically damaging storm as Hurricane Dorian lingered on Friday in the western Atlantic, building s(...)

Kellen Winslow Jr could spend the rest of his life in prison. Photo: Cliff Welch/Icon SMI/Corbis via Getty Images

Jane Doe was 58-years-old, homeless, and spending most nights sleeping behind the train tracks in the California town of Encinitas. She liked to lie d(...)

Sara Byrne plays from the rough at the 14th hole during the final of the 2018 Irish Women’s Close Amateur Championship at Enniscrone Golf Club. Photo: Pat Cashman

Like the Rory bounce or the Sergio swagger, she’s got her own subtle weather vane. Whenever Sara Byrne’s dad Derek is not caddying for her and wants (...)

Sinaloa state police agents stand guard during a security operation in the city of Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico, on February 15th. Photograph: Rashide Frias/AFP/Getty Images)

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador received a blunt warning earlier this month: a crude hand-painted sign strung up on a bridge in the border city (...)

Geobanni Ramirez says he is dealing with problems he wasn’t warned about after having Lasik surgery, in Austin, Texas. Photograph: Tamir Kalifa/The New York Times

Ever since he had Lasik surgery two years ago, Geobanni Ramirez sees everything in triplicate. The surgery he hoped would improve his vision left the (...)

Martin Shkreli is accused of losing money for investors and lying about it. Photograph: Reuters

KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, which Martin Shkreli rescued from liquidation last month, filed for bankruptcy after his arrest knocked the biotec(...)

Illustration: Gary Waters/Ikon via Getty Images

In Ireland, about 450,000 people – or one in 10 – are depressed at any one time, according to Aware.ie. And researchers are seeking to understand l(...)

Ben Folds: ‘Find moments in your own life to explore.’ Photograph: Erika Goldring/WireImage

How does a songwriter know when a song is finished? How do you write a good song? What is a good song? How does an impulsive idea become a melodiou(...)

Kent Stephenson lies down during voluntary training while Katelyn Gurley (not seen) tracks his level of muscle activity and force at the Human Locomotion Research Center laboratory, Frazier Rehab Institute, as part of the University of Louisville’s Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: University of Louisville/Handout via Reuters

Four men who had each been paralysed from the chest down for more than two years and had been told their situation was hopeless regained the ab(...)

Michael Dunn  looks back into the courtroom from the holding area after the verdicts were announced in his trial in Jacksonville, Florida. Photograph: Reuters/Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union

Michael Dunn, a 47-year-old software developer, pulled into a petrol station in Jacksonville, Florida, on November 23rd, 2012, after leaving hi(...)

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