New Jersey governer Chris Christie  has refused to budge on his much-criticised decision to place health workers returning from treating Ebola patients in west Africa in mandatory isolation. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The Republican governor of New Jersey Chris Christie has refused to budge on his much- criticised decision to place health workers returning from tre(...)

Ebola survivor Amber Vinson wipes her eye during a news conference upon her discharge from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia today. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

The second of two American nurses who became infected with Ebola while treating a Liberian man who died of the disease in Texas three weeks ago will b(...)

 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (left) speaks as New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (right) listens during a press conference on the status of Ebola patient Dr Craig Spencer and New York’s new Ebola policies at the Governor’s office in New York yesterday. Photograph: EPA

A five-year-old boy who recently returned to New York City from the West African nation of Guinea faces more tests for Ebola after initial results ind(...)

Rutgers University Hospital in New jersey, where a nurse, Kaci Hickox, who worked with Ebola patients in west Africa, was placed in quarantine upon her arrival back to the US. Photograph: Robert Stolarik/New York Times

A nurse held in quarantine for Ebola monitoring in New Jersey plans to file a federal lawsuit challenging her confinement as a violation of her civil (...)

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(...)