Hillary Clinton dances with DJ Stephen ‘Twitch’ Boss and Ellen Degeneres during a taping of ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ in New York. Photograph:  Lucas Jackson/Reuters

It was hard to say which was more awkward: Hillary Clinton dancing on Ellen DeGeneres’s talk show or Jeb Bush explaining to Stephen Colbert on his fir(...)

In the 2016 race, Clinton will put women and children first, casting herself as a champion for low wage earners - both themes central to her campaign launch video. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

The finest moment in Hillary Clinton’s political life – so far – arrived on a hot June day in 2008, when she finally took ownership of her place in(...)

Contrails: the jet streams wrapped around the planet are broad rivers of wind often thousands of kilometres long, shifting between north and south as seasons change. Illustration: Michael Viney

Between the slashing hail squalls borrowed from Canada’s winter, I kept an eye on the sky above the mountain, looking for contrails speeding far too f(...)

The CIA established the Center on Climate Change and National Security in 2009, a decision that drew fierce criticism from some Republicans who viewed it as a distraction from more pressing terrorist concerns. Photograph: Getty Images

A senior US scientist has expressed concern that the intelligence services are funding climate change research to learn if new technologies could be u(...)

Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice has been fired after video of his practice sessions were released. Photograph:  Bill Kostroun/Reuters

An American university has fired its men’s basketball coach a day after a video surfaced showing him berating his players during practices, thr(...)

Farmer Donald O'Reilly rescues a sheep trapped in a snow drift in the Aughafatten area of Co Antrim last week. Photograph:  Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

What a difference a year makes; a year ago Europe was basking in some of the warmest spring temperatures recorded. Last week all that seemed a very(...)