Dave Mirra riding in 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Photograph: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The circumstances of his death did not become him. Dave Mirra made his name carving through air on a BMX bicycle that often appeared to be a two-wheel(...)

Mugshots of accused in Jason Corbett killing, Molly Martens Corbett and her father Thomas Michael Martens. Photograph: Davidson County

The wife and father-in-law of Co Limerick man Jason Corbett entered pleas of not guilty to charges of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughte(...)

A young supporter wears campaign stickers on her face as Democratic presidential candidate  Hillary Clinton speaks during a ‘get out to caucus’ event at Washington High School on January 30th in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Iowa caucuses: how they work
  • US
  • February 1, 2016, 11:51

The battle for the US presidency shifts into a new gear with the start of states’ caucuses and primary elections in February 2016, beginning with the (...)

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 (...)

From left, Orville and Wilbur Wright, in 1905 when they were 34 and 38 years old. Photograph: Library of Congress

The Wright brothers are credited with building and flying the first heavier than air flying machine, but it was not always so. They battled with the(...)

 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(...)

Thousands of flights were cancelled and supermarket shelves were left bare Friday as millions of Americans hunkered down for a winter storm expected to dump historic amounts of snow in the eastern United States. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

At least nine people have died in the US and 10 states have declared emergencies as Storm Jonas edges across the country and air travel continues to b(...)

Plowed snow sits in front of the Capitol building in Washington on Thursday. Photograph: Drew Angerer/The New York Times

The Washington DC area is bracing itself for heavy snowfall and high winds in what would be, if forecasts prove to be accurate, the worst winter storm(...)