United States | The Guardian - RSS Feed

Latest news and features from theguardian.com, the world's leading liberal voice

Latest articles

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: cycling, diving, women’s 200m final and more – live!

Biles to compete in beam final | GB strike eventing goldHassan destroys top-class 5,000m field in first leg of unique treble bidGames schedule | Results | Medal table | Full coverageEmail Tom, tweet or comment below the line 12.44am BST It was a momentous day in the weightlifting on Monday. Sean Ingle was there to witness it:History was made on a Tokyo...

Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates finalize divorce, court document shows

Couple filed for divorce on 3 May after 27 years of marriage but pledged to continue philanthropic work togetherThe divorce between Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates, co-founders of one of the world’s largest private charitable foundations, was finalized on Monday, a court document showed. Related: Divorces of the rich and famous: a 1% solution or...

White House asks states to aid renters as CDC can’t extend eviction moratorium

Biden administration lacks authority to extend moratorium because supreme court said in June Congress would have to actThe White House said on Monday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was “unable to find legal authority for a new, targeted eviction moratorium” and asked instead that states and local governments put in policies...

Civil rights activist faces charges after reporting racist attack in Indiana

Vauhxx Booker condemns ‘retaliation’ after he reported that white men assaulted him and threatened to ‘get a noose’A Black civil rights activist who reported that a group of white men assaulted him and threatened to “get a noose” at a southern Indiana lake is facing criminal charges more than a year after the confrontation that earlier led to charges...

US reaches Biden’s 70% first-shot goal as threat to unvaccinated people grows

CDC director issues new warning as cases rise: ‘Covid-19 is clearly not done with us’At least 70% of adults in the US have now received at least one Covid-19 vaccination shot, the White House announced on Monday, reaching a target Joe Biden originally said he had hoped to achieve by 4 July.The administration reported the news in a tweet hailing “Milestone...

Officer who responded to US Capitol attack is third to die by suicide

Gunther Hashida, 44, was found dead at home on 29 July, the Metropolitan police department saidA third police officer who defended the US Capitol during the 6 January insurrection by extremist supporters of Donald Trump has taken his own life, Washington DC’s Metropolitan police department confirmed on Monday.Officer Gunther Hashida, who was assigned...

Wildfire fighters advance against biggest US blaze amid dire warnings

Oregon’s Bootleg fire 84% contained but parched conditions raise risk of new ignitionsFirefighters made progress battling some of the largest fires burning across the west, but dangers of flare-ups and new ignitions remain amid hot, dry conditions that will bake the parched landscape.Nine large fires have collectively burned more than 1.8m acres in...

Smiths Group agrees to sell medical division to US private equity firm

$2.3bn deal with TA Associates is latest in a series of UK acquisitions by overseas buyersThe UK engineering firm Smiths Group has agreed to sell its medical division to the US private equity firm TA Associates in a $2.3bn (£1.7bn) deal, in the latest of a string of UK acquisitions by overseas buyers.Smiths Medical makes ventilators, syringe pumps and...

FBI agent allegedly used photos of female staff as bait in sex-trafficking sting

Inspector general says investigation led his office to discover agent’s conduct wasn’t an isolated incidentAn FBI agent faces potential disciplinary measures after an investigation by the justice department’s internal watchdog revealed he allegedly asked a female support staffer to provide “provocative” photos of herself that he used as bait in an undercover...

OnlyFans isn’t revolutionising sex work, and using it ruined things I once did for personal pleasure

The site gives more visibility to a certain type of sex work, but like all social media, it invades every aspect of your lifeI joked to another sex worker recently that five years ago every journalist asked us, maddeningly and repeatedly, about sex robots. Now, the obsession is OnlyFans.As a full-service sex worker (“full service” is the industry term...

Discover, share and read the best on the web

Subscribe to RSS Feeds, Blogs, Podcasts, Twitter searches, Facebook pages, even Email Newsletters! Get unfiltered news feeds or filter them to your liking.

Get Inoreader
Inoreader - Subscribe to RSS Feeds, Blogs, Podcasts, Twitter searches, Facebook pages, even Email Newsletters!