Martin Moulton, community activist and resident of the Shaw neighbourhood in Washington DC, outside the historic Howard Theatre.

Walk out of Shaw-Howard University Metro station in Washington and the Shaw neighbourhood strikes you as a perfect example of the kind of gentrificati(...)

President Barack Obama will officially restore Denali as the name of North America’s tallest mountain, ending a 40-year battle over what to call the peak that has been known as Mount McKinley. Photograph: National Park Service/Tim Rains/Reuters

President Barack Obama on Monday will officially restore Denali as the name of North America’s tallest mountain, siding with the state of Alaska in en(...)

‘if I’m being very lairy and putting it about and being provocative, then you are enticing someone who’s already unhinged — don’t do that,’ the Pretenders rocker said. Photograph: Getty images

Singer Chrissie Hynde has been criticised for saying that it can be a woman’s fault if she is raped. The Pretenders rocker (63), said she blames hers(...)

A zoo in the US state of Ohio will take two cubs of a grizzly bear that was euthanized after it killed a hiker in Yellowstone national park. Park spok(...)

Police said James Young had just finished riding a Cedar Point rollercoaster  and was trying to retreive dropped belongings when he was hit by the ride or a passenger.

A man has been killed by a rollercoaster at a US amusement park after entering a restricted area to look for a lost mobile phone. Police said J(...)

Pedro scored the winner for Barcelona in the Super Cup final just hours after it was announced he had asked to leave the club. Photograph: Getty
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Golf
  • August 12, 2015, 08:28

Harrington and Clarke back Lowry for Major The US PGA Championship begins at Whistling Strait tomorrow with Shane Lowry looking to pick up where he le(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Democratic presidential candidates will hold the first of six primary debates on October 13th in Nevada, the party has said, setting out a debate cale(...)

Gun-toting citizens are showing up at military recruiting centres around the US. Photograph: Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News via AP

Armed civilians who have volunteered to guard military recruiting stations across the US in the wake of the mass shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, h(...)

American author EL Doctorow pictured in 2004. The author died Tuesday. He was 84. Photograph: AP

EL Doctorow, the author of popular novels grounded in American history including “Ragtime” and “Billy Bathgate, ” has died at age 84, his publisher sa(...)

Retired Marine Michael Hendon pays respect at a memorial  in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

Hours before the Tennessee shooting that killed five US servicemen, the suspected gunman texted a close friend a link to an Islamic verse that include(...)