A live demonstration uses artificial intelligence and facial recognition at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Experts believe it is already too late to restrict the movement of face data across geographic borders. Photograph: David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

When Jillian York, a 36-year-old American activist, was on vacation in February, she received an unexpected text. Her friend Adam Harvey, another acti(...)

A medic walks between police cars after a shooting on the campus of University of North Carolina Charlotte in University City, Charlotte. Photograph: Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images

A gunman reported to have been a student opened fire in a building at the University of North Carolina’s Charlotte campus on Tuesday, killing two peo(...)

Coach Sylvia Hatchell: according to several witnesses she  regularly put the health of individual players at risk, forcing them to play and to train when battling torn labrums, torn knee tendons and even a broken hand.  Photograph:  Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

After a mediocre display against Howard University last December, the University of North Carolina women’s basketball team coach warned her squad that(...)

Undated photograph of Cesar Sayoc arrested on allegations  he was the person that mailed pipe bomb devices that targeted critics of  Donald Trump.  Photograph: Broward County Sheriff’s Office/Getty Images)

Long before Cesar Sayoc was arrested on Friday for allegedly sending pipe bombs to critics of US president Donald Trump, the 56-year-old former stripp(...)

Alabama Crimson Tide and Notre Dame Fighting Irish during  a  college football game. Research suggests former students who attend games are more likely to donate. File photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

It’s a crisp week day morning in the small city of Columbia in central Missouri. Like many towns across America at this time of year, shopfronts and h(...)

‘Heavy alcohol intake from the ages of 15 from 19 was not associated with overall prostate cancer in later life.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Men who have been drinking alcohol since their mid- to late-teens could have an increased chance of developing aggressive prostate cancer in later lif(...)

University of North Carolina police surround the toppled statue of a Confederate soldier nicknamed Silent Sam. Photograph: Jonathan Drake/Reuters.

Protesters toppled a statue of a Confederate soldier on the campus of University of North Carolina on Monday, the latest move to dismantle American Ci(...)

Chuck Robbins in Croke Park this week. He  got to swing a hurley on the hallowed turf.

Cisco chief Chuck Robbins breezes into the bar of the Shelbourne hotel and offers a warm handshake. “Nice to meet you...what fantastic weather,” he s(...)

Parents should encourage kids to eat fruit, not drink the juice. Photograph: iStock

Sugary drinks are about to be hit with a sugar tax of 60 cent per two-litre bottle. The beverage industry argues that obesity is a far more complex pr(...)

Independent senator Rónán Mullen and Independent TD Mattie McGrath  allege the work of the Oireachtas committee on the eighth amendment has been fixed to deliver a particular outcome. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Given the divisive subject that is currently before it, the work of the Oireachtas committee examining the eighth amendment to the Constitution was a(...)

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