Phoenix-based Capt Michael Johnston (57) died while piloting American Airlines flight 550, scheduled from Phoenix to Boston. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

An American Airlines jetliner with 147 passengers on board made an emergency landing in Syracuse, New York, on Monday after the pilot suffered a heart(...)

Protesters in New York following the Eric Garner grand jury decision. Tuesday’s shooting is the latest to add to country-wide protests about the policing of black communities. Photograph: Yana Paskova/Getty Images

A police officer shot dead an unarmed black man during a struggle on Tuesday in Phoenix, Arizona, because he believed he had a gun. On Thursday, some(...)

Phil Mickelson teeing off during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open in La Jolla, California, last week. The British Open champion later pulled out with a back injury and is a doubt to defend his Phoenix Open title this week at TPC Scottsdale, Arizona. Photograph: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images

Phil Mickelson’s title defence at this week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open remains in doubt following the British Open champion’s withdrawal from the(...)

The Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew. The elite team of 19 firemen were killed yesterday in one of deadliest US firefighting disasters in decades as flames raced through dry brush and grass in central Arizona, destroying scores of homes and forcing the evacuation of two towns. Photograph: City of Prescott/Reuters

A fast-moving Arizona wildfire that killed 19 elite firefighters over the weekend has engulfed more than 8,370 acres and continues to rage unchecked, (...)