Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley greets potential supporters on Sunday  in Johnston, Iowa. Photograph:  Steve Pope/Getty Images

Presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley, polling a distant third behind Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, urged supporters to “hold strong,” still seei(...)

Jeff Sims (left) in action against Tim Witherspoon in Atlantic City in January 1990, three years before he was shot dead outside a Miami store

One Saturday afternoon in March 1980, Muhammad Ali, the most famous alumnus of Miami’s Fifth Street Gym, was in town campaigning for president Jimmy C(...)

Senator Ted Cruz, speaking during a rally stop in Sibley, Iowa, on Wednesday, has 31 per cent support among Republicans in the state, ahead of Donald Trump who has 27.4 per cent. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Ted Cruz stands casually dressed in jeans and a shirt with rolled-up sleeves before a blackboard listing the day’s specials – beef and chicken noodle (...)

  Las Vegas billionaire  and Sands  chief executive Sheldon Adelson: the Las Vegas Review-Journal   has confirmed a Forbes report that the billionaire casino mogul is its new owner.    Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

A day before the fifth Republican presidential debate, candidate Jeb Bush tweeted that he had just finished a meeting of more than an hour with the ed(...)

Sandy Berger, who has died aged 70, was a political confidant of President Bill Clinton who became his national security adviser and helped manage a p(...)

Former US president Jimmy Carter: started treatment in August for melanoma that had spread from his liver to his brain. Photograph: John Amis/Reuters

Former US president Jimmy Carter said on Sunday that his most recent MRI brain scan revealed no signs of cancer but that he would continue treatment.(...)

Kim Young-sam: a critic of military dictators who played a part in South Korea’s  transition to democracy. Photograph: Gary Hershorn/Reuters

Kim Young-sam, who has died aged 87, was a former South Korean president who replaced the last of the country’s military leaders, purged politicised g(...)

US senator Edward Kennedy: He played a key role in Northern Ireland, voicing concerns about the violence from the early 1970s through to the early 1990s. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Throughout the difficult negotiations leading to the 1998 Belfast Agreement, then taoiseach Bertie Ahern kept in regular contact with US senator Edwar(...)

 Brooklyn Brewery is having second thoughts about taking money from investment firms

Brooklyn Brewery, the craft beer maker operating from New York City’s most populous borough, resisted taking money from investment firms for almost t(...)

Former US President Jimmy Carter said he had been given a diagnosis of cancer that had spread to other parts of his body after being revealed by recent liver surgery. Photograph: Hilary Swift/The New York Times

Former US President Jimmy Carter announced on Wednesday that he had been given a diagnosis of cancer that had spread to other parts of his body after (...)