A screen grab from a handout video made available by Nasa taken from the International Space Station  showing Hurricane Dorian on Monday. Photograph: EPA/Nasa

Hurricane Dorian pounded the Bahamas on Monday, killing at least five people and inundating homes with floodwater ahead of its expected advance on the(...)

Empty shelves at a Target shop in Hollywood, Florida, as people stock up before the arrival of  Hurricane Dorian. Photograph: Bloomberg

Residents of Florida braced for what could be a historically damaging storm as Hurricane Dorian lingered on Friday in the western Atlantic, building s(...)

Justice John Paul Stevens in his chambers at the US supreme court in Washington in  April 2014. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

John Paul Stevens, whose 35 years on the US supreme court transformed him, improbably, from a Republican antitrust lawyer to the outspoken leader of t(...)

Gordon Banks  makes a save in a match against  Hungary at Wembley in 1965. Photograph: PA/PA Wire.

Gordon Banks, a World Cup winner with England in 1966 whose diving, twisting save to thwart Pelé in 1970 is lauded as one of the greatest feats of goa(...)

Undated photograph of Cesar Sayoc arrested on allegations  he was the person that mailed pipe bomb devices that targeted critics of  Donald Trump.  Photograph: Broward County Sheriff’s Office/Getty Images)

Long before Cesar Sayoc was arrested on Friday for allegedly sending pipe bombs to critics of US president Donald Trump, the 56-year-old former stripp(...)

A law enforcement officer checks a van seized during an investigation into a series of parcel bombs, in Plantation, Florida. Image: via Reuters.

US attorney general Jeff Sessions has warned that those responsible for a series of explosive devices sent to senior Democratic figures this week will(...)

Law enforcement members  near the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, where a gunman took hostages. Photograph: JL Sousa/Napa Valley Register via AP

Details emerged on Saturday about a former US serviceman who took three women hostage at a California veterans home where he had undergone treatment f(...)

The various Florida Keys are connected by long bridges – one is seven miles long – with the views on either side changing from swamplands, to beautiful coastlines and pearly blue water. Photograph: Getty Images

South Florida has the capacity to leave you overwhelmed or energised. I found I could achieve the latter by combining a solid plan with an open mind b(...)

Nikolas Cruz appears in court for a status hearing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US, on February 19th. Photograph: Mike Stocker/Pool/Reuters

Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz has been formally charged with 17 counts of first-degree murder. The charges could mean a death sentenc(...)

A high school student places a candle representing one of the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School outside the North Carolina State Capitol building during a demonstration calling for safer gun laws. Photograph: Jonathan Drake/Reuters

The armed sheriff’s deputy assigned to the Florida high school where 17 people were shot dead has resigned rather than face suspension after an intern(...)

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