Award-winning actor Patty Duke at an unveiling ceremony for  her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in Los Angeles, California, in  August 2004. Duke has passed away at the age of 69. File photograph: Jim Ruymen/Reuters

Patty Duke, an Oscar-winning actor renowned in the mid-20th century as a child star of stage, film and television who went on to cultivate a respected(...)

A bird lands on Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ podium as he speaks in Portland, Oregon.  Photograph: Natalie Behring/Getty Images

Democratic US presidential contender Bernie Sanders easily won nominating contests in Alaska and Washington on Saturday, chipping away at front-runner(...)

Ted Cruz speaking at a rally in New York. The senator from Texas and candidate for the presidential nomination received an endorsement from former candidate Jeb Bush. Photograph: Reuters/Pearl Gabel

Texas senator Ted Cruz received a boost in his effort to rally Republicans behind his bid to beat Donald Trump in the Republican presidential race aft(...)

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hilary Clinton are frontrunners to secure their parties’ nominations for the presidential election. Photograph: AFP

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both won convincing victories in the Arizona presidential primaries on Tuesday, cementing their status as the frontru(...)

Democratic US presidential nomination candidate Bernie Sanders: “The people’s revolution that we’re talking about . . . is strong in every part of the country.”Photograph: Carlo Allegri

The latest multistate qualifying heats in the US presidential race showed again the Republican establishment can do little to halt front-runner Donald(...)

Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders scored a surprise win over frontrunner Hillary Clinton in Michigan while  Donald Trump made further advances in the race to be the Republican presidential nominee in November’s election with convincing primary ballot victories in Michigan and Mississippi last night. Photographs: Reuters, EPA

Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders scored a surprise win over frontrunner Hillary Clinton in Michigan, the biggest contest on the third day of multi(...)

Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and rival Bernie Sanders speak  during the candidates’ debate in Flint, Michigan on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters/Jim Young

Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator chasing Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, faces a big test in Michigan today when the state votes in (...)

Republican presidential candidate hopefuls Donald Trump and Ted Cruz  greet each following a debate sponsored by on March 3rd, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz split victories in four nominating contests with front-runner Donald Trump on Saturday, bolstering Mr Cruz’s (...)

Ammon Bundy, leader of the armed anti-government militia, speaking at a news conference at the entrance to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters near Burns, Oregon. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

United States federal agents have closed in on the last four anti-government militants still holed up at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon after a(...)

 Lavoy Finicum who was one of the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon: he was shot dead. Photograph: by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

There was a dramatic turning point in the four-week armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon on Tuesday when the FBI arrested eight leaders of (...)