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(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

Dr Conor Delaney: “Some of the hospitals here really are the best in the world and I feel honoured and proud to be working at one of them”

While most of us were getting ready for Christmas, Irishman Dr Conor Delaney was looking forward to starting a new job as head of one of the top medic(...)

Donald “Chip” Pugh sent in a snap of himself  with sunglasses to Lima Police Department in Ohio, to replace the previous photo of him  they had used (at left).  Photographs: Lima Police Department

An Ohio man wanted on a drunk-driving charge was so dissatisfied with the mug shots that police put on their Facebook page that he posted a “better ph(...)

Known today as norovirus, its alias, the ‘winter vomiting bug’, is a misnomer, with year-round outbreaks occurring, albeit with a winter peak.Photograph: Thinkstock

In the gazetteer of human illness, and forever associated with the most common cause of acute infectious gastroenteritis in western Europe and North (...)

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(...)

Mourn over the coffin before the mass funeral for 136 newly-identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre attended by tens of thousands of mourners in July. Photograph:Matej Divizna/Getty Images

History’s many cruel ironies show no mercy. Today marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Dayton agreement in Paris. The peace treaty marked(...)

For the second year in a row, a couple in Cincinnati in the US has constructed a zombie-themed nativity scene against the objections of local official(...)