Pedestrians walk through the snowy streets in New York. Photograph:   Yana Paskova/Getty Images

New York lifted a travel ban and mass transit started getting back to normal on Sunday after a record-setting blizzard in the US Northeast, but Washin(...)

The aftermath of a boardwalk fire is seen in this aerial photograph over Seaside Park, New Jersey, yesterday. Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters

Continuing hot spots could hamper investigators trying to find out what caused a fire that raged through four streets of bars, pizza shops and T-shirt(...)

Mr  Obama hugs school superintendent Susie Pierce on a tour of Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma, yesterday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Standing by a pile of debris that once was an elementary school, US president Barack Obama yesterday called the destruction last week’s tornado(...)