Investigators had received reports of some passengers recording the attack on their phones but police have not confirmed those reports. Photograph: Jessica Kourkounis/The New York Times

As a woman was being raped on a train near Philadelphia last Wednesday night, fellow passengers watched, failed to intervene and did not call 911, aut(...)

People wait in line outside a gun shop as sales of weapons surge in the US amid the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

When Antoun Alain visited the Shoot Point Blank Range and Store in Delaware County, Ohio last Monday night, he did not expect to find himself waiting (...)

Photo provided of, from left, Brian Colaneri, Andrew Crysel and Vincent Vetromile, who were arrested and charged with plotting a terror attack. Photograph: Greece Police Department/The New York Times

A seemingly offhand remark in a high school lunchroom set off an investigation that uncovered an arsenal of weapons and a plot to attack a Muslim encl(...)

 Republican congressional candidate Troy Balderson gives a victory speech at his election night party in Newark, Ohio. Photograph:  Justin Merriman/Getty Images

Republican candidates backed by US president Donald Trump clung to small leads in closely watched races in Ohio and Kansas on Wednesday, with the nar(...)

Supporters  in Berwyn, Pennsylvania where Melania Trump was campaigning for her husband. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The battle for Pennsylvania has come down to the Philadelphia suburbs and a loss in Pennsylvania would almost certainly close the door on Donald Trum(...)

 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton attending a campaign event at Penn Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, with her running mate Tim Kaine. Photograph:  Robyn Beck/AFP/ Getty Images

Among the yellowing and browning leaves along the roads of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, there are more Trump than Clinton signs, but you will not find (...)

Marisa Rippey (42), an online retailer, and  her daughter Marisol Petry (16) from Lewis Center, Ohio vote in the US presidential election in  Delaware County. Photograph: Simon Carswell

If first-day turnout in early voting in the US presidential election in this Ohio suburb is a measure of enthusiasm, there will be long lines of peopl(...)