Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks at a town hall meeting in Londonderry, New Hampshire in advance of the second nominating contest. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

Republican White House hopefuls are entering the final 48 hours before the second nominating contest in New Hampshire, a make-or-break moment for sev(...)

“It’s time to end the very artful smear that you  have been carrying out.” Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

US presidential hopefuls campaigned hard in New Hampshire, the second state to vote on Tuesday, as Hillary Clinton looks to shake off an unconvincing(...)

Residents of Flint, Michigan, including Wendi Browder, have their blood drawn to have free tests run to check for lead poisoning at the Masonic Temple in the city. Photograph: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

In the 1850s, London, the world’s largest city, still didn’t have a sewer system. Waste simply flowed into the Thames, which was as disgusting as you (...)

‘Washington Post’ Iranian-American journalist Jason Rezaian during a press conference in Tehran in 2013. File photograph: EPA

Iran has freed four dual-nationality prisoners, one of whom is Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, Iranian state television has announced. A memb(...)

The investigative tale ‘Making A Murderer’ tells the true story of Steven Avery, a 53-year-old Wisconsin man convicted of a 2005 murder. Photograph: Netflix

The film-makers behind the hit Netflix series Making A Murderer have called the 10-part true-crime documentary a “howdunnit”, rather than a “whodunnit(...)

Detroit my be broken and broke (the city filed for bankruptcy in 2013 and is still being bailed out by the state of Michigan) but it’s still Motown, M(...)

  The US justice department filed a civil suit against Volkswagen AG for allegedly violating the Clean Air Act by installing illegal devices to impair emission control systems in 600,000 vehicles. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The US justice department on Monday filed a civil suit against Volkswagen AG for allegedly violating the Clean Air Act by installing illegal devices t(...)

Chicagoans are understandably proud that their city was the birthplace of the skyscraper in the 19th century, but few know that in the 1830s, Irish immigrants dug the Illinois & Michigan Canal that assured the growth of the frontier town on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Cities rarely ask the child’s eternal question, “Where did I come from?” but Dublin filmmakers Bonnie Dempsey and David O’Sullivan have given it serio(...)

Reem Akkad, a Syrian-American woman who was born in Michigan and who grew up in the US, Syria and other parts of the Middle East. She is a board member of Syrian American Rescue Network, a non-political and non-religious group of volunteers in southern-eastern Michigan set up to help Syrians settle in the US. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Lujain Breijawi and her cousin Alaa Breijawi, both 24, sit in their rented home in a Detroit suburb in Michigan, as Alaa’s daughter Hind (4) plays beh(...)

Footage from CCTV  shows the fire starting  at the petrol station in Michigan after the man’s attempt to scare away a spider.

A US motorist scared of spiders gave himself a shock when he accidentally set a petrol station on fire while trying to get rid of an arachnid using a (...)