Nate gained strength Friday as it headed toward popular Mexican beach resorts and ultimately the US Gulf coast. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Hurricane Nate strengthened slightly on Saturday as it churned through the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to hit the US central Gulf Coast as a Category (...)

Major task ahead: A man surveys a destroyed supermarket  in Salinas, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria. Photograph: Alvin Baez/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has lashed out at the mayor of San Juan and other officials in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, contemptuous of their claims of a (...)

Rescue mission: US airmen search for trapped residents of the Texas city of Beaumont. Photograph: Christopher Lee/New York Times

The US president, Donald Trump, will visit the southern states of Texas and Louisiana on Saturday, as the city of Houston continued to struggle under (...)

Evacuees who were rescued from the flood waters of Tropical Storm Harvey wait to board school buses bound for Louisiana in Vidor, Texas. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

A week after Hurricane Harvey came ashore in Texas, no let-up in rescue efforts was expected on Friday as large pockets of land remained under water a(...)

 Arkema SA, the operator of a  chemical plant in Crosby, Texas,  said there had been two explosions at the flooded site and more could come. Photograph: Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP.

There have been explosions at a chemical plant in Crosby in Texas which has been surrounded by floodwater as a result of Storm Harvey sweeping across (...)

A man helps children across a flooded street as they evacuate their home after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Photograph: Getty

US president Donald Trump said on Monday he would talk with Congress about how to fund what will be a “very expensive” recovery from Hurricane Harvey,(...)

A Texas National Guard soldier carries a woman on his back amid floods in Houston, Texas. Photograph: Lt Zachary West, 100th MPAD/Texas Military Department/Reuters

At least five deaths and more than a dozen injuries were reported by Sunday in the aftermath of Harvey, the hurricane that tore across the Gulf Coast (...)

Graceland: Elvis is buried in the garden, making the house a pilgrimage for fans of rock’n’roll

There’s a pretty little thing Waiting for the King Down in the Jungle Room It’s 40 years this month since Elvis Presley last entertained pretty littl(...)

Traffic in  Times Square during a massive power outage  on August 14th, 2003. The blackout hit US and Canadian cities Thursday, closing nuclear power plants in Ohio and New York state, driving workers in New York City and Toronto into the streets, and shutting subways in blistering heat. Photograph: AP Photo/Gregory Bull

It’s October 31st and reports are coming in of major cyber attack on power plants in the United States. Generators shut down in more than a dozen stat(...)

‘Trump is in deep trouble already. If his ‘honeymoon’ figures are 37%, he is in danger of being the American Hollande.’ Photograph: Don Emmerty/AFP/Getty Images

Judging by panicked reactions, the media and millions of Americans believe that Donald Trump has done the impossible and fooled all the people all the(...)