Donald Trump said what Clinton did was “far worse than what General Petraeus did”, referring the former CIA director was sentenced to probation for leaking classified information to a biographer who was also his lover. Photograph: Tamir Kalifa/The New York Times

Donald Trump has pitched into the furore over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state, saying: “The fact is, what (...)

A picture of Kate Steinle is set up at a Senate hearing last week. The 32-year-old was allegedly shot by an immigrant who had been deported to Mexico five times. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Pier 14 is one of the most beautiful tourist spots in San Francisco, jutting out next to the Bay Bridge that connects the city to Oakland and Berkeley(...)

Ahead of the field: Donald Trump in Texas on Thursday. He said he’s confident of winning the Hispanic vote. Photograph: Matthew Busch/Getty

On Tuesday the Republican senator Lindsey Graham, one of 16 candidates seeking his party’s presidential nomination in the 2016 US elections, appear(...)

Amy Poehler: ‘Oh, we were real Irish-American. This was Boston. That meant Jesus, JFK, illustrated pamphlets on St Patrick. Lots of beer and lots of potatoes. That’s the Irish-American version of it all. Ha ha!’ Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

The word is that Amy Poehler has jet lag. Busy on promotional duties for Pixar’s lovely Inside Out, in which she voices the personification of happ(...)

Donald Trump: asked whether John McCain was owed an apology, Mr Trump told ABC talk show This Week: “No, not at all.” Photograph:  Joshua Lott/New York Times

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has stirred controversy again after questioning the war record of Republican senator John McCain, a fo(...)

US president Barack Obama  at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in  Oklahoma on Thursday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Figures on the size and make-up of the prison population in the US explain why Barack Obama is aiming to fix the country’s “broken system” of criminal(...)

Those who led  the talks between the E3+3 (France, Germany, UK, China, Russia, US) and Iran in Vienna on Tuesday Foreign ministers from six world powers and Iran finally achieved an agreement to prevent the Islamic republic from developing nuclear weapons. Photograph: Herbert Neubauer/EPA

US president Barack Obama has proclaimed a landmark nuclear deal with Iran, the conclusion of 12 years of negotiations, as a “meaningful change” that(...)

 President Barack Obama: stressed that there was no alternative to the deal. Photograph: Getty Images

The tough negotiations leading to a nuclear deal with Iran may have concluded in Vienna, but the hard work on selling the agreement to sceptical Repub(...)

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks during a town hall campaign stop  in Hudson, New Hampshire. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Americans work longer hours than their counterparts in just about every other wealthy country; we are known, among those who study such things, as the(...)

Strong and persevering

The announcement that the United States and Cuba are to reopen embassies in each other’s capitals tops an auspicious two weeks for President Barack Ob(...)