Passengers get off a subway train at Times Square in New York yesterday. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters.

Iraq has received “credible” intelligence that Islamic State militants plan to attack subway systems in Paris and the United States, Iraq’s prime mi(...)

The Trump Taj Mahal, left, the Showboat Atlantic City Hotel and Casino, centre, and Revel Atlantic City stand in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Once the east coast’s gambling hub, Atlantic City has suffered as casinos opened in neighboring states including Pennsylvania and New York after they legalised gambling or expanded betting to increase tax revenue. Photograph: Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg

Trump Entertainment Resorts, the company founded by Donald Trump, filed for bankruptcy in Delaware, putting a fifth Atlantic City casino in danger of (...)

 Society is devoting an ever-growing share of its resources to financial wheeling and dealing, while getting little or nothing in return.

We’re giving huge sums to the financial industry while receiving little or nothing in return. Four years ago Chris Christie, the governor(...)

A Tesla Motors showroom in New York

Traditional car dealers say Tesla Motors model of selling electric vehicles without a middleman is upsetting the retail market. US dealers have sou(...)

Jenica Krall  tries her hand at a virtual shooting booth at the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference  in National Harbor, Maryland. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Velvet Cowan is wearing a tight-fitting T-shirt with pictures of two guns across her chest. “Keep your hands off of my guns,” her top says. A p(...)

New Jersey governor Chris Christie speaks during a town hall meeting about Hurricane Sandy relief at a VFW hall in Port Monmouth last Thursday. The meeting was Christie’s first time speaking to New Jersey voters since the scandal involving abuse of power and the closing of access lanes at the George Washington Bridge erupted in early January. Photograph: Fred R Conrad/The New York Times

There’s nothing more amusing than a bully forced to be on his best behaviour. Chris Christie may be cutting back on his butter, but it wo(...)

Pedestrians cross Seventh Avenue as snow falls in New York on Thursday, February 13th. A state of emergency has been declared in the state.  Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

Heavy snow blanketed the north-eastern United States, disrupting travel for hundreds of thousands of people, shutting down the government and m(...)

 A visitor to the National Mall walks through a late afternoon snowfall in Washington yesterday. Photograph: EPA
US east coast battered by snow storm
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  • January 22, 2014, 07:13

A swirling storm has battered parts of the US, dumping nearly a foot and a half of snow, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices an(...)

Mitt and Ann Romney, with their granddaughter Allie Romney, before the premiere of Mitt at the  Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah. Photograph: EPA/George Frey

It’s hard to imagine anything more painful than going through the US presidential campaign all over again with Mitt Romney. Unless it’s going through (...)

New Jersey governor Chris Christie greets women taking part in an exercise class  in Manahawkin, New Jersey yesterday. Photograph:  Lucas Jackson/Reuters

New Jersey governor Chris Christie has hired a long- time associate of former New York City mayor Rudolph Guiliani to lead an internal investigatio(...)