WDBJ weatherman Leo (centre) at the makeshift memorial with members of the crew at the studios in Roanoke, Virginia. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Colleagues of the two American journalists killed live on air on Wednesday held a moment’s silence to remember their co-workers a day after the kil(...)

Colorado  gunman James Holmes leaves court for the last time before beginning his life sentence with no chance of parole after a hearing in Centennial, Colorado. Photograph: Reuters

Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes has been formally sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 2012 attack which left 12 people dead and 70 (...)

US  presidential candidate Donald Trump at Manhattan Supreme Court in New York on Monday, where he appeared for jurty duty. Trump’s  hard line on immigration has driven rivals to match his biting anti-immigrant language. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Republicans thought they had learned a lesson after 2012: Turning off Latino voters ensures defeat in the general election. But as the disruptive US p(...)


Throughout different parts of the year, Earth ploughs its way through the tail of the many comets which like itself are orbiting the Sun. This is how(...)

James Holmes: the 27-year-old former neuroscience graduate student was found guilty  last month on all charges from the July 2012 mass shooting in the Denver suburb of Aurora. Photograph: Reuters

Colorado movie rampage gunman James Holmes was spared the death penalty and will serve life with no parole for killing a dozen people and wounding 70(...)

Authorities have warned campers in the mountainous paradise to take precautions against the disease. Photograph: Getty Images

A child has contracted the plague on a camping trip to Yosemite National Park and Stanislaus National Forest. Responding to the first case of the bact(...)

James Holmes: killed 12 people and wounded 70 in July 2012 during a shooting spree at a midnight screening of Batman film The Dark Knight Rises. Photograph: Andy Cross/Reuters

James Holmes, the gunman behind the Colorado cinema killings, could face the death penalty after jurors found that aggravating factors, including the (...)

Kevin Doyle will come face to face with Robbie Keane this weekend as Colorado Rapids take on LA Galaxy. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kevin Doyle plans to get one over on compatriot Robbie Keane when the Irish strikers line up against each other in Major League Soccer tonight and hop(...)

 Minions figures pose outside a movie theatre. File photograph: Evert Elzinga/EPA

A stuffed teddy bear based on the animated movie Minions is credited with breaking the fall of a five-year-old Colorado girl who only suffered minor i(...)

A handout photo provided by Nasa taken on July 15, 2015, by Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft shows a large craterless plain on Pluto called Sputnik Planum. The plain hints at the wide variety of surface features on the dwarf planet. The features might be signs of convection, caused by heat within the planet, or might be comparable to mud cracks, caused by the contraction of the surface. Photograph: Nasa/John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute via The New York Times.

New pictures relayed by the first spacecraft to visit distant Pluto show odd polygon-shaped features and smooth hills in an crater-free plain, indicat(...)