A flag at the US Supreme Court is lowered to half mast following the announcement of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Conservative US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the most politically influential American judges of his generation, died yesterday. His (...)

Supreme court justice Antonin Scalia making a rare appearance on Capitol Hill to testify before a senate judiciary committee hearin. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

In almost 30 years on the bench of the US supreme court justice Antonin Scalia was strident, colorful, and most of all, conservative. That made him an(...)

 US Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia speaking at the Economics Club of New York earlier this month. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

Conservative US supreme court justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican(...)

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders smiles as he waves to the crowd at his 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary victory rally in Concord, New Hampshire February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

It is a measure of the radical mood of America that virtually every presidential candidate who has so far come to the fore present themselves as an op(...)

Republican candidate Marco Rubio’s flustered debate on Saturday damaged him in the New Hampshire primary. Photograph: Hilary Swift/The New York Times

Two things went down well at the Newfields US presidential primary election-cum-bake sale fundraiser for the local library: Bernie Sanders and the cho(...)

Lawmakers said they wanted to make Washington’s resolve clear not just to Pyongyang, but to the United Nations and other governments

The US Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday to toughen sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear program, human rights record and cyber activities, a(...)

Steam rises from the stakes of the coal-fired Jim Bridger Power Plant outside Point of the Rocks, Wyoming. The US supreme court on Tuesday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by blocking federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

The US supreme court has delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by putting on hold federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions main(...)

  Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush addresses a crowd at a town hall event  in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Photograph:  Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Jeb Bush seems finally to have figured out what his campaign should be about. The problem for the former Florida governor and one-time presumed Republ(...)

Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, will be hoping that unlike his performance in Iowa, he can convert a consistent poll performance into a victory at the New Hampshire primary. Photograph: David Goldman/ AP Photo

Voters cast their ballots in the first primary election in the US presidential race in New Hampshire on Tuesday. Coming eight days after the inaugur(...)

US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks to the crowd during a rally on Monday in Manchester, New Hampshire. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump raised eyebrows at his final rally before the New Hampshire primary by repeating a vulgar slur shouted from the crowd about a rival candi(...)