Demonstrators protest yesterday outside of the Buzz Westfall Justice Centre where a grand jury will begin looking at the circumstances surrounding the fatal police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer on August 9th. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

The investigation into the killing by a police officer of an unarmed Missouri teenager has been thrown into uncertainty with a tussle between the sta(...)

The Rev Al Sharpton speaks at the Greater St Mark church in Ferguson, Missouri, yesterday  as the community seeks answers about the police shooting of Michael Brown. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon, yesterday effectively blamed the local police chief in Ferguson for the renewed violence in the city at the weeke(...)

Jordan Spieth is hoping to defend his John Deere title in Illinois this weekend. Photograph: Getty

Twelve months ago, Jordan Spieth become at 19 the youngest player to win on the PGA Tour since 1931 with a thrilling play-off victory at the John D(...)

Jeh Johnson, US secretary of Homeland Security, said he directed the Transportation Security Administration to implement the measures in the coming days. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/EPA

The United States said today it would increase security at overseas airports with non-stop flights to the country and US officials cited concerns al-Q(...)

Jim Mickle has directed two pretty good films with Cold in July. The first is a rural noir (decorated with a very satisfactory second-act twist) that (...)

BBC Newsnight’s Jeremy Paxman allows himself a little liberty putting the feet up as he signs off as presenter of the flagship current affairs show after 25 years last night. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

Jeremy Paxman bowed out of Newsnight after 25 years with a parting joke, bringing his sardonic style to a spoof presenting the weather.London mayor B(...)

Fermanagh’s Marty O’Brien tussles with Antrim’s Thomas McCann during the Ulster championship clash at Brewster Park. Photo: Jonathan Porter/Inpho

ANTRIM 2-18 FERMANAGH 3-13 Jim McGuinness was sitting directly in front of the press box at Brewster Park, and in the end turned around to face us wi(...)

England’s Daniel Sturridge (right) scores a goal during their international friendly soccer match against Peru at Wembley Stadium in London. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

England 3 Peru 0 As send-offs go, England’s final appearance at Wembley before the World Cup should at least encourage the belief Roy Hodgson’s team a(...)

Hugh Jackman as Logan in X-Men: Days of Future Past

Steady on, readers. Remain calm. There comes a moment in X-Men: Days of Future Past, the seventh and arguably best X-Men film to date, when Hugh Ja(...)

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling (left) has courted more controversy in his interview with  CNN’s Anderson Cooper broadcast yesterday. Photograph:  Reuters

It was billed as an apology for racist comments that created a firestorm – but the Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has unleashed a new row (...)