Residents stand outside their homes as damaged cars are seen after a tornado hit the town of Ciudad Acuna, state of Coahuila. Photograph: Ramiro Gomez/Reuters

A tornado has swept through a city on the US-Mexico border, killing at least 13 people.Rescue workers began digging through the rubble of damaged home(...)

Men arrested and charged with crimes stemming from a shoot-out and fight between biker gangs outside the Twin Peaks bar and restaurant in Waco, Texas, on Sunday. Photograph: McLennan County Sheriff’s Department via New York Times service

The bikers involved in the biggest and bloodiest clash of motorcycle gangs in recent decades brought an astonishing arsenal to the Twin Peaks restaura(...)

Gregg Popovich was one of the first NBA coaches to start seriously trawling overseas for talent, the constant influx of under-rated international players has helped Spurs to a quintet of titles. Photograph: Paul Buck/Epa.

Every profile of Gregg Popovich seems to begin or end with a profound quote that hangs in the San Antonio Spurs’ locker-room. Specifically chosen by t(...)

Former US marine Eddie Ray Routh has been convicted of murdering former US Navy Seal Chris Kyle, who was credited with the most kills of any US sniper, and Kyle’s friend Chad Littlefield in 2013. Photograph: LM Otero/Pool/Reuters

Eddie Ray Routh, the mentally disturbed US army veteran who killed Chris Kyle, the former marksman who inspired the movie American Sniper, has been s(...)

Executive chairman of Madison Square Garden James Dolan (left) with Phil Jackson. Photograph:  Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Shortly before the NBA season began, Phil Jackson announced that the New York Knicks had begun “mindfulness” training to make them better understand a(...)

Under southern stars

Taking photographs outside number 712 calle San Martin in Buenos Aires I felt like a private detective. The address was one occupied by my great-grand(...)

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, a Democrat, speaks during a filibuster intended to stop Senate Bill 5, which contains restrictions on abortions after 20 weeks, at the State Capitol in Austin, Texas, June 25, 2013.  Photograph: Erich Schlegel/The New York Times
Texas abortion bill defeated
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  • June 26, 2013, 07:54

Texas Democrats blocked a drive for new state abortion restrictions on today, after a marathon speech in the capitol caused some Republican supporters(...)

LeBron James made good on his pledge to deliver multiple championships to the Miami Heat, winning a second straight National Basketball Association ti(...)

Ethiopian Airlines has become the first airline to resume commercial flights on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner after the aircraft was grounded worldwide after two incidents involving their batteries. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

A Boeing 787 operated by Ethiopian Airlines flew from Ethiopia to Kenya’s capital today, the first commercial flight since air safety authoriti(...)

Rory McIlroy looks for his ball in the woods on the second hole during the first round of the Texas Open. Photograph: Eric Gay/AP Photo

Pádraig Harrington carded a 68 in the first round of the Valero Texas Open with his day marred only by a bogey on the 18th. The three time Majo(...)