In a speech on Tuesday in South Carolina Trump  gestured in a jerky fashion as if imitating Mr Kovaleski’s movements. Photograph: CNN/Screenshot

Donald Trump denied that he mocked a reporter with a disability in a speech, despite appearing to imitate mannerisms of the “poor guy” and ma(...)

Donald Trump has been criticised after apparently mimicking a reporter’s physical disability at a rally on Tuesday. Photograph: CNN/Screenshot

An advocacy group has offered Donald Trump sensitivity training to help him better understand people with disabilities after he appeared to moc(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley speaks at an event in Des Moines, Iowa. Photograph: Mark Kauzlarich/Reuter

Supporters of US Democratic presidential contender Martin O’Malley are launching a new group,“Irish Americans for O’Malley,” to coral support for the (...)

Screengrab from the video of a sheriff’s deputy  flipping a black high school student out of her classroom chair in South Carolina.

A South Carolina sheriff said on Wednesday that he had fired a white deputy who was caught on video grabbing an African-American student, flipping her(...)

Lieutenant Mark Tiller of Seneca police, who said he killed Zachary Hammond because the 19-year-old drove a car at the officer and his patrol vehicle, was cleared despite a dashboard recording showing that Hammond was shot from the side as he passed.

A police officer in South Carolina will not face criminal charges for shooting dead a young man who was driving away from a drug deal sting operation,(...)

In the video, school police officer Ben Fields grabs an African-American student by the neck, flips her backwards as she sits at her desk, then drags and throws her across the floor.

Authorities in South Carolina are investigating an encounter captured on two videos that went viral Monday afternoon that show a white school police o(...)

“Refraining from partaking in the petty squabbling among the committee, she appeared statesman-like, presidential even.”Photograph: Somodevilla/Getty Images

Two events in as many days have, to all intents and purposes, handed Hillary Clinton the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. The decision of Vice(...)

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has blasted the House select committee  as a “partisan arm of the Republican national committee”  ahead of her appearance before it. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

There have been nine investigations into the deadly attacks on the US outpost in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11th, 2012, and none has unearthed any (...)

US president Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in press briefing room at the White House in Washington, while discussing the mass  shooting at the community college in Oregon. Photograph: AP

US president Barack Obama put words to the desperation of millions of Americans – and the despair of the rest of the world – on Thursday night after a(...)

WDBJ weatherman Leo (centre) at the makeshift memorial with members of the crew at the studios in Roanoke, Virginia. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Colleagues of the two American journalists killed live on air on Wednesday held a moment’s silence to remember their co-workers a day after the kil(...)