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Hurricane Ida: Darlene and Grant Dupre sit where their house used to be in Pointe-Aux-Chenes, about 70km southwest of New Orleans, on Monday. Photograph: Mark Felix/AFP via Getty

I’m proud of my Irish heritage and my courageous great-grandmother who emigrated to the United States by herself as a teenager. She built a life in Ph(...)

Michael Collins

Who killed Michael Collins? It remains one of the greatest unanswered questions of Irish history 99 years after his death. An avalanche of speculatio(...)

Texas governor Greg Abbott tweeted a picture of himself not wearing a mask while speaking indoors near Dallas to a group of Republicans. File photograph: EPA

Texas governor Greg Abbott, who has used executive orders and court rulings to combat mask mandates and other anti-pandemic measures, has tested posit(...)

Elizabeth Gonzales comforts her 14-year-old daughter, Cerena, as she recovers from being put on a ventilator in the paediatric intensive care unit of the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, Texas. Photograph:  Meridith Kohut/The New York Times

At least two hospitals in Houston have been so overwhelmed with coronavirus patients this week that officials erected overflow tents outside. In Austi(...)

Walk over to the telly, turn the button, and walk back to the sofa

Not long ago Pricewatch read an excellent column by our colleague Mary Minihan in which she wrote about a few things that were ever-present in her chi(...)

The findings indicate that weight training could be more consequential for weight control than many of us might expect, and a little lifting now may keep us lighter, later. Photograph: iStock

Lifting weights a few times a week might help us stave off obesity, according to an interesting new study of resistance exercise and body fat. It show(...)

Ireland famously beat New Zealand for the first time at Chicago’s Soldier Field. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

NFL stadiums could soon be used in a Rugby World Cup, should USA Rugby succeed in its bid to host the men’s event in 2027 or 2031 and the women’s in 2(...)

US president Joe Biden at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day in Arlington, Virginia. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty

Joe Biden warned in a speech commemorating the US’s war dead on Memorial Day that US democracy was “in peril” and called for empathy among his fellow (...)

Will Zalatoris in action at the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas. Photograph: EPA

It’s been quite the ride for Will Zalatoris. He’s gone from being the guy with the weird name, or alternatively the doppelganger of the caddie from Ha(...)

Goldman began a gradual return to the office last summer, with temperature checks and other new safety protocols. File photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Goldman Sachs became one of the first big banks to put an end to remote work, when the firm on Tuesday asked a majority of its workers in the United S(...)

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