Michele Bachmann, who made an ill-fated run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, announced yesterday she would not seek a fifth term in Congress next year. Photograph: Travis Dove/The New York Times

Former Republican presidential candidate and Tea Party star Michele Bachmann has said that she will not seek a fifth term in Congress next year, endin(...)

Part of a four-lane freeway bridge over a river in a rural area north of Seattle has collapsed, sending vehicles and people into the frigid wat(...)

Debris  at a mobile home park near Shawnee, Oklahoma, which was destroyed by a tornado yesterday. Photograph: Bill Waugh/Reuters

Tornadoes caused havoc in the US state of Oklahoma yesterday, turning homes in a trailer park into splinters and rubble and sending frightened (...)

When his mother told him to get a job in the civil service, a teenage Kieran Folliard balked at the idea. So he went to Saudi Arabia to market (...)

Memoirs, like memories, are subject to the usual vagaries of life. Often selective, romantic, self-aggrandising and sometimes downright fiction(...)

Ronan McGreevy More than 5,500 people, most of them from abroad, have so far signed up to walk in the “people’s parade” ahead of the mai(...)