Lindsey Graham, a three-term senator from South Carolina, cited the increasing violence in the Middle East as motivation for his decision to run. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Senator Lindsey Graham, a foreign policy hawk, has become the latest Republican to join the party’s fast-growing field of presidential candidates. Mr (...)

Martin O’Malley, who is expected to announce his candidacy for US president shortly. Photograph: Tom Williams/Roll Call via Getty Images

Martin O’Malley, a likely contender to be the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, is due in Dublin on May 24th after cancelling a trip last mon(...)

 Dodging the Iraq issue, Jeb Bush said that “talking about hypotheticals” did a disservice to those who served there.  Photograph: Alvin Baez/Reuters

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, yet to declare his presidential candidacy but expected to make an announcement shortly, is struggling to escape the (...)

Demonstrators lie on the street street to block traffic during a protest in Baltimore, Maryland against the death Freddie Gray in police custody. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP Photo/Getty Images 1:06

US police in Delaware have released video from a 2013 incident showing a black suspect being kicked in the face by a white officer who has been charge(...)

 A protester is arrested during a march in  Manhattan, New York,    held to support protests against police brutality following the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. Photograph: Gary He/EPA

Baltimore, still recovering from Monday’s riots, is waiting to hear how a state prosecutor will respond to a criminal investigation into the circumst(...)

Maryland state troopers stand guard as residents clean up after an evening of riots following the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP 1:50

Tommy stood on the street opposite the smouldering remnants of a shop at the corner of Baker Street and North Mount Street in northwest Baltimore. You(...)

Rioters on West North Avenue in Baltimore. Shops were looted in northwest Baltimore and police were attacked with rocks  hours after Freddie Gray, who has become the nation’s latest symbol of police brutality, was laid to rest. Photograph: Matt Roth/The New York Times 1:26

US president Barack Obama has called on police departments across the country to do some “soul searching” on how they handle black suspects after race(...)

Possible presidential candidate Martin O’Malley: the presidency is “not some crown to be passed between two families”. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The message from Democrats in South Carolina, delivered with that soft southern twang, is this: assume victory here at your peril.It’s 19 months out f(...)

Former mayor of Baltimore and governor of Maryland Martin O Malley, who is speaking at a number of engagements in Ireland today and tomorrow. Photograph: David Sleator

Irish-American politician Martin O’Malley, an expected contender for the Democratic party’s 2016 presidential nomination, has said he believes the Iri(...)

Jim Furyk celebrates earning his first PGA Tour win since 2010 in  a playoff at the RBC Heritage in  South Carolina. Photograph: Tyler Lecka/Getty Images

As Jim Furyk celebrated his long overdue return to the winner’s circle with victory in the RBC Heritage, some other boxes were also ticked in connect(...)