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Volunteers from all over North Carolina have been  helping to rescue residents and their pets from their flooded homes during Hurricane Florence  in New Bern, North Carolina. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

As the flat-bottomed fishing boat crept into a swirling river that had once been Summer Haven Lane, Tray Tillman scanned the brown floodwaters and hal(...)

Flood waters  in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina. Photograph: Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images

The US is bracing itself for its biggest hurricane so far this year. Heavy rains and winds began to lash the outer banks of North Carolina and the so(...)

Death row inmate Billy Ray Irick’s lawyers argued that he has “a lifelong severe mental illness”.

The US Supreme Court on Thursday denied a last-ditch petition seeking to halt the execution by Tennessee of a 59-year-old man convicted of the 1985 ra(...)

Wrestker Glen ‘Kane’ Jacobs in 2008. File photograph: Michael Buckner/Getty Images

The WWE wrestler known as Kane has won the race for mayor in Tennessee’s third largest county. Kane, whose real name is Glenn Jacobs, is a Republican(...)

Senator John McCain: “The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naivety, egotism, false equivalence and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate.” Photograph: Aaron P Bernstein/File Photo/Reuters

Veteran Republican senator John McCain led criticism of Monday’s performance by President Donald Trump at a press conference with President Vladimir P(...)

EU  plans to increase duties on a range of US imports, including Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty Images

EU tariffs on €2.9 billion in American products, from motorcycles and whiskey to peanuts and cranberries, will kick in for goods imported to the Repub(...)

Bari Brooks, who received four chemotherapy treatments, six weeks of radiation and five years of hormone-blocking therapy for a study on breast cancer, in White House, Tennessee. Photograph: William DeShazer/The New York Times

Many women with early-stage breast cancer who would receive chemotherapy under current standards do not actually need it, according to a major interna(...)

Attorney general Jeff Sessions. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump hit out at his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on Wednesday, declaring that he wished he had never appointed him. In a se(...)

Slash playing a Gibson Les Paul   at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert,  Wembley Stadium, London in 1992.  Photograph: Mick Hutson/Redferns

The maker of the Gibson guitar has filed for bankruptcy protection after wrestling for years with debt. Gibson guitars have been esteemed by generatio(...)

Kelsey Miller on her wedding day. There is increasing exasperation as bigger brides fight for respect in a wedding industry they say is focused on small sizes. Photograph: Katie Osgood via The New York Times

Katie Liepold and her fiancé did not appreciate what they saw, and didn’t see, in their engagement photos. So, 33-year-old Liepold confronted her pho(...)

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