‘He’s alone on the stage – always his preferred setting. As an isolato, he can say what he thinks and define himself on his own terms. He can ascend to the mountaintop and ignore us when we pester him to come down.’ Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The talk up in Boston is all about deflation while the talk down here is all about inflation. Our sleek, techie president, whose battery dies f(...)

The US Supreme Court is to decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry under the country’s constitution.   Vin Testa, a supporter of same-sex marriage, waves a rainbow colored flag outside the US Supreme Court  in 2013.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The US Supreme Court is to decide whether or not same-sex couples have a right to marry under the country’s constitution, setting up a potentially hi(...)

Courtney Palmer, cousin of Antonio Martin, an armed man fatally shot by police late on Tuesday, kneels with her family in front of a memorial at the site of the shooting in Berkeley, Missouri. Photograph: Kate Munsch/Reuters
St Louis protests after police shooting
  • US
  • December 25, 2014, 12:59

Protests flared into early Thursday in the St Louis suburb where a white policeman fatally shot a black man who allegedly brandished a gun at a gas st(...)

A frame grab from a video of police officers forming a line as they cordon off the site where a policeman allegedly shot a teenager at a gas station in Berkeley, St. Louis, Missouri Image: Leigh Maibes/EPA

An 18-year-old black man was shot and killed by police late on Tuesday at a gas station in a St Louis suburb near where unarmed teen Michael Brown was(...)

Peter and the Zombies is the first in the “Peter and Colo” series of books written by six-year-old Levi Clarke (below). Yes, you read that correctl(...)

Demonstrators fill Pennsylvania Avenue as they march towards the US Capitol building during the national Justice For All march against police violence in Washington December 13th, 2014. Photograph: Reuters

Two women carried a placard with a picture of their cousin, Darryl Briston, who died of a heart attack in December 2012 after being tasered by police (...)

Thousands of protesters shout at police and fill the streets of Manhattan, angered by a New York City grand jury’s decision not to charge white police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of unarmed black man Eric Garner. Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters 1:49

Hillary Clinton has said the US criminal justice system is “out of balance” and she supports federal reviews of police-involved deaths of unarmed blac(...)

St Louis Rams players hold their hands in the air  in a gesture of solidarity with protesters over the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown. Photograph: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

The repercussions from last week’s grand jury decision not to charge a white police officer over the August 9th shooting of an unarmed black teena(...)

Protesters holding an image of officer Darren Wilson walk past police guarding a business in Ferguson, Missouri on November 29th. Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters 1:06

The white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb has resigned, his lawyer said on Saturday, as activists set (...)

Police confront demonstrators outside the police station in Ferguson, Missouri. The area has been struggling to return to normal since the August 9th shooting of Michael Brown. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Demonstrators shut down a shopping mall near Ferguson, Missouri, at the start of the holiday shopping season as protests over the killing of an unarm(...)