Hillary Clinton: her lead is so comfortable that she can lose the remaining primaries and still clinch the nomination. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty

So will the November election to pick the next US president be between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton? It’s looking like it. Trump’s victory in In(...)

Zai Deshields (4) plays at home before her first therapy session, in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Her mother says she has become withdrawn and regressed to baby-talk since recently pulling a handgun out of a backpack while visiting her grandmother in Texas and wounding her uncle in the leg. Photograph: Melissa Golden/The New York Times

Sha’Quille Kornegay, two years old, was buried in a pink coffin, her favourite doll by her side and a tiara strategically placed to hide the self-inf(...)

House of Representatives speaker Paul Ryan said of Donald Trump: “I think conservatives want to know: does he share our values and our principles.” Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Paul Ryan, the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, has said that he is “not ready” to endorse Donald Trump as his party’s presidentia(...)

Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gestures as she addresses a VIP reception for the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies in Washington, United States, on Wednesday. Reuters

US Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton took quick aim at presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday night, saying the U(...)

British Labour’s 1983 manifesto was dismissed by one of its own as “the longest suicide note in history”. That inglorious accolade should now pass by (...)

John Kasich is expected to suspend his campaign  to capture the Republican nomination for the November 8th election. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Ohio governor John Kasich is leaving the Republican US presidential contest, sources said, giving Donald Trump a clear path to his party’s nomination.(...)

Donald Trump pays tribute to rival Ted Cruz at his victory party in Trump Tower in Manhattan, describing him as “one hell of a competitor”. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Indiana is described as the “crossroads of America”, and Texas senator Ted Cruz came here hoping that he could find a route out of the midwestern stat(...)

Ted Cruz has suspended his campaign to be the Republican presidential nominee in light of a resounding win for Donald Trump (right) in Indiana.

Businessman Donald Trump scored a resounding victory in Indiana’s Republican primary forcing his chief rival, Texas senator Ted Cruz, to quit the race(...)

Donald Trump greets his supporters  at a campaign rally in South Bend, Indiana. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

Donald Trump is the first Republican that Tamara Kil-Myers, a nurse from South Bend, Indiana, has ever voted for. The businessman rocking American p(...)

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz: “Donald Trump alleges that my Dad was involved in assassinating JFK. Now let’s be clear: this is nuts, this is not a reasonable position, this is just kooky,” he said. Photograph: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz called Donald Trump “a pathological liar” in an angry outburst after he claimed that the Texas senator’s fa(...)