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Margaret Murray Washington in 1915 in the Library of Congress.

Margaret Murray Washington had a precarious start in life. The daughter of an Irish immigrant sharecropper and an African-American mother, who worked (...)

Officials said authorities were investigating whether the attack at the naval air station (Nas) in Pensacola, Florida was terrorism-related. Photograph:  Patrick Nichols/US navy/AFP via Getty

An aviation student from Saudi Arabia opened fire in a classroom building at the naval air station (Nas) in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday morning, a U(...)

The Leonids meteor shower across the night sky above Payson, Arizona. Photograph: iStock

November 1833. As the night skies exploded and the stars fell on America’s Deep South, the slavers on one plantation in Tennessee – terrified of the e(...)

US president Donald Trump  speaking to reporters before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump said on Saturday that the White House would probably release a transcript of a second call with Ukrainian president Volodymy(...)

Former mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg poses for a photograph in 2018. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFT/Getty Images

Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, is actively considering entering the US presidential race, potentially disrupting the contest to beco(...)


Airbus said American jobs are at risk as US president Donald Trump prepares to slap a 10 per cent tariff on its planes after the World Trade Organizat(...)

New York Stock Exchange. US stocks fell on Monday on global growth worries after weekend attacks on Saudi Arabia’s crude facilities hit 5 per cent of the world’s supply. Photograph:  Johannes  Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Oil prices soared on Monday after attacks on crude facilities in Saudi Arabia sparked worries over the impact of an oil shock on economic growth, halt(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks during an Oval Office announcement  at the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has defended his decision to part ways with national security adviser John Bolton, telling reporters that the hawkish defenc(...)

Shooting occurred in town of Elkmont in Alabama

A 14-year-old American boy shot and killed five family members at their home in Alabama, before throwing away the pistol and calling police, officials(...)

The aftermath of an EF-4 tornado in Dayton, Ohio. Photograph: Stephen Starr

The large family home at 2036 Maplegrove avenue, a quiet tree-line residential street north of downtown Dayton, Ohio is a wreck. At around 11pm on Ma(...)

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