A statement from Adele’s spokesman said the singer has not authorised her music for use in any political campaign. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters/Files

British singer Adele made clear on Monday that she has not given permission for anyone to use her music for political campaigns. Adele’s spokesman is(...)

 Pedestrians walk on Amsterdam Avenue on Sunday in New York city. Most of New York’s streets were cleaned up overnight after a huge snow storm hit the mid-Atlantic states. Photograph: Getty

New York city has slowly emerged from a massive blizzard that paralysed much of the US east coast, while snowy gridlock gripped the nation’s capital (...)

Pedestrians walk through the snowy streets in New York. Photograph:   Yana Paskova/Getty Images

New York lifted a travel ban and mass transit started getting back to normal on Sunday after a record-setting blizzard in the US Northeast, but Washin(...)

Cars covered in snow, parked along a street in Prince William County, Virginia. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

A monster blizzard that has paralysed the US east coast intensified on Saturday afternoon as it barrelled into New York City, prompting a travel ban o(...)

It is easy to dismiss these debates as a circus, an unseemly scramble to court votes. On one level they are admirable. Hours of prime-time television are devoted to politics. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

‘I have beaten breast cancer. I have buried a child,” pleads former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina on prime-time TV as she bids to bec(...)

Four years ago, Cage the Elephant were just another American alt-rock band who had made a surprisingly excellent yet overlooked second album calle(...)

A Democratic Party supporter in Louisville takes down a sign supporting Jack Conway, the defeated candidate in the Kentucky governorship election. Photograph: Philip Scott Andrew/The New York Times

A California state politician, a Democrat from the San Francisco Bay area, wants a Bill passed that would allow people to take selfies while castin(...)

American Pharoah during Breeders’ Cup workouts at Keeneland Racecourse. Photograph: Dylan Buell/Getty Images

It’s rare for Aidan O’Brien’s top classic star to be relegated to ‘extra’ billing but that’s Gleneagles’ lot when he tries to make it 14th time lucky(...)

Air Force Blue ridden by Ryan Moore (right) wins the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket. Photograph: Daniel Hambury/PA

Air Force Blue’s superb Dewhurst Stakes success on Saturday was a 13th Group 1 success in 2015 for Aidan O’Brien and the champion trainer’s reach is (...)

Pope Francis prays at St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Washington during his five-day trip to the US. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

If the idea of having Pope Francis meet with anti-same sex marriage activist Kim Davis during his recent visit to the US was an attempt to put a spann(...)