Lavoy Finicum who was one of the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon: he was shot dead. Photograph: by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

There was a dramatic turning point in the four-week armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon on Tuesday when the FBI arrested eight leaders of (...)

 More than 20 people marched up and down North Broadway Avenue in Burns, Oregon, holding a candlelight celebration of the life of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum. He was killed after an armed occupation of a wildlife refuge. Photograph: Rob Kerr/AFP/Getty Images

The leader of a month-long armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon on Wednesday urged remaining protesters to leave the site and go ho(...)

 Robert LaVoy Finicum, a rancher who acted as a spokesman for the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers, was killed in an incident on Tuesday.  Photograph: Jarod Opperman/New York Times

US and state officials in Oregon on Wednesday set up checkpoints around Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, where an armed group pledged to prolong its (...)

Occupiers confer before disabling a remote camera system mounted on a power pole near the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters in Burns, Oregon. Photograph: Rob Kerr/AFP/Getty Images

A member of the group of armed men who have seized a US wildlife refuge in Oregon in an anti-government protest has been arrested after driving a gove(...)

Preliminary watercolour study  of Iris ‘Killiney’ by botanical artist Jane Stark. (Drawing courtesy of ISBA)

As the wife of a professional garden photographer, it’s not unusual to find myself standing in a stranger’s garden grumpily harrumphing while my husba(...)

US president Barack Obama waves at the start of his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on anuary 20th, 2015. Photograph:  Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Barack Obama will stand on the dais of the US House of Representatives tonight to deliver his final State of the Union in a speech that is being previ(...)

Dr Naira Hovakimyan of the University of Illinois with a small drone that may eventually be able to carry out household tasks, like retrieving a bottle of medicine, for older adults. Photograph: Daniel Acker/The New York Times

The ranks of older and frail adults are growing rapidly in the developed world, raising alarms about how society is going to help them take care of th(...)

A policeman holding a military type shotgun, one of 4,500 guns on display in Sydney in  1997 before being melted down. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

In the continuing debate over how to stop mass killings in the United States, Australia has become a familiar touchstone. President Barack Obama has c(...)

Facade of the New York Times headquarters building on 8th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Photograph: Thinkstock/Getty Images
NYT editorial: ‘The Gun Epidemic’
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  • December 5, 2015, 10:45

All decent people feel sorrow and righteous fury about the latest slaughter of innocents, in California. Law enforcement and intelligence agencies ar(...)

There is evidence that exposing infants to a wide range of tastes at an early stage will lead to healthier eating later in life. Photograph: Thinkstock

‘Is this one of the worst wrong turns in the history of parenting advice?” was the rather dramatic introductory sentence in a New Scientist article la(...)