President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum on Monday in El Paso, Texas. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Democrats and Republicans reached a tentative agreement on Monday evening that could avert a government shutdown at the end of this week, but it remai(...)

Democratic senators-elect Kyrsten Sinema  and Jacky Rosen  walk to the office of Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer for a meeting at the US Capitol on Tuesday.   Photograph:  Win McNamee/Getty Images

Just over a week after Americans went to the polls in the midterm elections, the incoming members of Congress arrived in Washington on Tuesday for “or(...)

FBI agents search for clues at the entrance to the First Baptist Church after a mass shooting resulting in the deaths of  26 people in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

An official from the Texas Department of Public Safety has said the gunman involved in a mass shooting at a Texas church had been involved some form o(...)

Welcome to Marfa, Texas: “So, they’re all thinking, what’s a billionaire from New York City doing interfering with here?” Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Early last Wednesday morning, the pedestrian bridge joining the American city of El Paso to the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez had that recognisable st(...)

Henry Allen jnr (left), president of the Colorado Springs NAACP, shows  James Simmons the spot where an improvised bomb exploded on Tuesday outside the group’s offices. Photograph: Matthew Staver/ New York Times

US law enforcement officials are investigating whether the fire-bombing of the offices of a civil rights group, the National Association for the Adva(...)