Course of action: US president Barack Obama golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, Martha’s Vineyard, at the weekend. Photograph: Steven Senne/AP

Fore! Score? And seven trillion rounds ago, our forecaddies brought forth on this continent a new playground, conceived by Robert Trent Jones, and ded(...)

Anthony Shahid of the Tauheed youth group (right) prays with demonstrators and along with members of the Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition march today near the Buzz Westfall Justice Centre where a grand jury will hear the case on the August 9th shooting of Michael Brown, after a further night of demonstrations and protests, in Clayton, Missouri. Photograph: EPA/Larry W Smith

A prosecutor has warned it will probably be two months before a decision is taken on whether to charge the police officer involved in the shooting of (...)

Demonstrators protest yesterday outside of the Buzz Westfall Justice Centre where a grand jury will begin looking at the circumstances surrounding the fatal police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer on August 9th. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

The investigation into the killing by a police officer of an unarmed Missouri teenager has been thrown into uncertainty with a tussle between the sta(...)

Demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri last night. Photograph: Joshua Lott/Reuters.

US attorney general Eric Holder is to visit Ferguson, Missouri, today, hours after nearly 50 protesters were arrested during an 11th night of racially(...)

 People gather outside an area where St. Louis police had blocked off where a man was shot and killed by St Louis Police after allegedly robbing a store and brandishing a knife on police. Photograph: Larry W Smith /EPA 1:16

Police officers in St Louis, United States have shot and killed a 23-year-old African-American man who they say was wielding a knife and refused to d(...)

Demonstrators react as police fire tear gas at them as they protest the fatal shooting  of Michael Brown  in Ferguson, Missouri. Police sprayed pepper spray, shot smoke, gas and flash grenades as violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting by a  police officer on August 9th. Photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images. 1:06

Missouri governor Jay Nixon lifted the curfew for the St Louis suburb of Ferguson tonight and began deploying National Guard troops to help quell days(...)

US president Barack Obama spoke about immigration reform from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington today. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Barack Obama said he would take executive action to reform the US immigration system after hopes of passing legislation in Congress offic(...)

Smoke rises from the US consulate in Benghazi on September 11th, 2012,  following an attack in which US ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed. Photograph: Reuters/Esam Al-Fetori

The United States has captured the man it suspects was the ringleader of the attack on the country’s consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in September 201(...)

Credit Suisse, Switzerland’s second largest bank, helped some 22,000 US account holders break the law by evading taxes on their secretly held Swiss de(...)

US Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, DC after Swiss bank Credit Suisse AG  pleaded guilty to conspiracy to aid and assist US taxpayers in filing false income tax returns and other documents with the IRS. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Credit Suisse became the largest bank in 20 years to plead guilty to a US criminal charge, and will pay a $2.5 billion fine to authorities for helping(...)