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Texas synagogue siege: teenagers arrested in UK as FBI names Briton as hostage-taker
Joe Biden decries ‘act of terror’ as UK counter-terror police detain teenagers in Manchester and suspect named as Briton Malik Faisal Akram

Oliver Laughland, Josh Halliday and Dan Sabbagh

17, Jan, 2022 @4:29 AM

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Texas synagogue siege: hostage-taker named as 44-year-old Briton
FBI stormed building after man took four people including a rabbi captive during Shabbat service

Haroon Siddique and Oliver Laughland

16, Jan, 2022 @6:35 PM

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Glenn Youngkin attempts to ban critical race theory on day one as Virginia governor
Newly elected Republican unveils sweeping conservative orders, including loosening public health mandates during the pandemic

Oliver Laughland

16, Jan, 2022 @5:59 PM

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Covid live: Poland advisers quit over concerns government not following science – as it happened
More than two thirds of Poland’s Covid-19 medical advisory body resigns; Coronavirus restrictions in the Netherlands will be eased from Saturday

Tom Ambrose (now); Georgina Quach, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

14, Jan, 2022 @11:09 PM

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Hospitals in half of US states close to capacity as Omicron continues surge
In 24 states at least 80% of staffed hospital beds were occupied as the Omicron variant has triggered a record number of Covid cases

Adam Gabbatt in New York and Oliver Laughland in New Orleans

14, Jan, 2022 @2:30 PM

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Southern US hospitals grapple with staff shortages amid record Covid cases
Sick personnel push hospitals to their breaking point as the Omicron variant tears through the region

Oliver Laughland in New Orleans

14, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Homer Plessy, US civil rights pioneer, receives pardon 130 years on
Plessy’s act of civil disobedience led to landmark court decision that legalized ‘separate but equal’ doctrine and ushered in Jim Crow era

Oliver Laughland in New Orleans

05, Jan, 2022 @8:04 PM

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‘Everything is a fight’: the island still reeling months after Ida battered Louisiana
Grand Isle took the first punch from the category 4 hurricane that became one of America’s most powerful storms and the worst in the island’s history

Oliver Laughland in Grand Isle, Louisiana

03, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Republicans confident supreme court will overturn abortion rights
Mississippi governor says state ‘snap-back’ legislation will ban almost all abortion if Roe v Wade is thrown out entirely

Oliver Laughland

05, Dec, 2021 @6:42 PM

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Ahmaud Arbery murder: trial laid bare America’s faultlines on race
Verdict caps almost two years of anguish for the Arbery family, marked by allegations of corruption, bias and racism both inside and outside the courtroom

Oliver Laughland

25, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Ahmaud Arbery verdict: three white men found guilty of murdering Black man as he jogged
Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael and William ‘Roddie’ Bryan all face the possibility of life in prison

Oliver Laughland

24, Nov, 2021 @7:43 PM

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House committee subpoenas far-right groups and leaders over Capitol attack – as it happened
Five new subpoenas sent to leaders of Proud Boys, Oath Keepers and 1st Amendment Praetorian

Maanvi Singh (now) and Joan E Greve (earlier)

24, Nov, 2021 @12:50 AM

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