A helicopter drops water on a wind driven wildfire in Orange, California. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

At least 13 people have died in northern California after what officials are describing as an “unprecedented” wildfire that has already destroyed over(...)

Indianapolis Colts kicker  Adam Vinatieri   celebrates after making a 51-yard field goal in overtime to defeat the San Francisco 49ers 26-23 at Lucas Oil Stadium  2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photograph: Stacy Revere/Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers’ winless streak continued following a dramatic 26-23 overtime defeat at the Indianapolis Colts which grabbed headlines due to (...)

Republican Party reptile: Steve Bannon wants to inflict as much pain and ugliness on the GOP as he can. Illustration: Ben Wiseman/New York Times
Yes, Steve Bannon should terrify you
  • US
  • October 9, 2017, 01:00

Remember all the talk before Steve Bannon was expectorated from the Trump administration that he’d be a worse menace on the outside than on the inside(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence walked out of an NFL game in Indianapolis on Sunday after some players knelt during the playing of the national anthem. Photograph:  Ethan Miller/Getty Images

United States vice-president Mike Pence walked out of an NFL game on Sunday after several players took a knee during the national anthem prior to kick(...)

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson  with President Donald Trump last month. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson has denied he has considered resignation and pledged loyalty to Donald Trump in the wake of a report that he had c(...)

 A Park Service employee lowers  US flags on the grounds of the Washington Monument to half-mast after the massacre in Las Vegas. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Reaction to the massacre at a Las Vegas country music festival poured in from the US and around the world on Monday after at least 58 people were kil(...)

A worker inspects a C-series plane wing in the Bombardier factory in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Belfast’s Bombardier aircraft factory has its roots in a period of intense co-operation and friendship between the north Atlantic neighbours of Canada(...)

US Republican senator from Arizona John McCain speaks to reporters. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Senator John McCain has said he will not support a new Republican proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare, potentially scuppering his party’s hope o(...)

A   screen in Tokyo broadcasting a news report showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un after  a North Korean missile  passed over Japan on Friday. Photograph: Getty Images

The news that North Korea launched its 15th missile test this year in the early hours of Friday has upped the stakes in an already tense situation. T(...)

Shifting stance: President Trump talks to journalists on Air Force One as Fox News reports on his talks with Charles Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

President Donald Trump took the Republican leadership by surprise on Thursday, confirming that he is working with Democrats on a deal to protect the y(...)