Foundation chair Prof Seán Farren, with Tim Attwood, secretary to the foundation, and board member Dawn Purvis,  at The John and Pat Hume Foundation launch at Niavac studio in Belfast. Photograph: Kevin Cooper/Photoline

A foundation to commemorate the legacy of Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume and his wife was launched on Friday in a virtual ceremony. The Humes’ so(...)

Republican senator Dan Sullivan campaigning in Palmer, Alaska in September. Photograph: Ash Adams/New York Times

Senate Republicans cemented their surprisingly strong performance in last week’s election on Wednesday as Republican incumbent Dan Sullivan was declar(...)

Missouri Democratic congressional nominee Cori Bush: Pastor Cori is an African-American Democrat who represents a long tradition of African-American Evangelicals.  Photograph: Michael B Thomas/Getty

The eyes of the world are focused on the US elections. Whatever the results, the most powerful nation in the world is bracing itself for an avalanche (...)

Democratic presidential nominee  Joe Biden and US president Donald Trump. Each side is convinced that the victory of the other spells the end of the republic, so the contest turns into a competition of terminal nightmares. Photographs: Angela Weiss and Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

A moment of truth is at hand. Or perhaps a trial of strength, not just between two mutually and grievously hostile political tribes, but of the fortit(...)

Steve Adams at his Trump Store in Owatonna, Minnesota. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

As you drive into the small town of Owatonna in southern Minnesota, a flurry of pro-Trump signs and flags comes into view. Close to the Salvation Arm(...)

 Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz speaks during a campaign rally for Republican senate candidate Mike Braun and attended by president Donald Trump at the County War Memorial Coliseum  in Fort Wayne, Indiana in November  2018. Photograph:  Aaron P Bernstein/Getty Images

Chet Lacheta was an 18-year-old offensive lineman out of Illinois living the dream in his first year at the University of Notre Dame in 1990. At sprin(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks after a virtual meeting on safe school reopening, in Wilmington, Delaware, on September 2nd. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty

Former vice president Joe Biden met family members of Jacob Blake, the African-American man who was shot and seriously wounded by a white police offic(...)

 The empty  bench seats  at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex where the Houston Rockets were to face the Oklahoma City Thunder in game five of the first round of the NBA  playoffs. Photograph: John G Mabanglo/EPA

When Wilt Chamberlain saw the footage of Martin Luther King lying in a casket in Atlanta, he knew he didn’t want to play basketball. The assassination(...)

Rev Al Sharpton, centre, founder and president of National Action Network, and Martin Luther King III, third from right, march with others during the  protest against racism and police brutality in Washington, DC. Photograph: Olivier Douliery / AFP via Getty

Tens of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall in Washington on Friday to call for racial justice, as they marked the 57th anniversary of M(...)

Rusten Sheskey, the officer who shot  Jacob Blake several times in the back. Photograph: Kenosha Police Department

The FBI has opened a civil rights investigation into the police shooting of a black man in the Wisconsin city of Kenosha, as a suspect remained in cus(...)

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