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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(...)

US president Donald Trump was described by erstwhile enemies Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham as ‘a snivelling coward’ and a ‘jackass’. Both are now allies. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

A lifetime on and in front of the television, that hurried medium, trained Donald Trump in the art of the compressed jibe. Next to “low energy” and “l(...)

The US Democratic and Republican parties are eyeing the women’s vote as a potential deal-breaker in the midterm elections, given President Donald Trump’s unpopularity among many women voters. Photograph: Cory Clark/NurPhoto via Getty Images

As the results rolled in on election night in November 2016, and the electoral college map began to turn from blue to red, the eyes of the country tur(...)

The man in the photo, rear second left, is allegedly the same individual in images that a pro-government Turkish newspaper published who was seen on surveillance video walking into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Photograph: Strever Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP

A Turkish newspaper has published surveillance video images showing a man who previously travelled with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s entourage w(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo meets  Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman  in Riyadh on Tuesday. Photograph: Leah Millis/New York Times

One of the suspects identified by Turkey in the disappearance of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi was a frequent companion of Crown Prince Mohammed(...)

Lone Star state: Beto O’Rourke at a rally in Texas this week. Photograph: Loren Elliott/Getty

It’s Saturday night in downtown Austin and along the banks of the Colorado river tens of thousands of people have gathered for an open-air concert. Th(...)

Lane Pittman stands in the wind and rain along Ocean Boulevard during Hurricane Florence in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, US. Photograph: Randall Hill/Reuters

A mother and infant were killed in Wilmington when a tree fell on their house as Hurricane Florence crashed into North Carolina on Friday, swamping st(...)

Sand bags surround homes on North Topsail Beach, North Carolina, US, as Hurricane Florence threatens the coast. Photograph: AP Photo/Chuck Burton

The east coast of the United States is bracing for a major hurricane as Hurricane Florence gathered pace in the Atlantic Ocean. Satellite imagery on (...)

Robb Kulin resigned from Nasa, effective August 31st, for personal reasons. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

An astronaut-in-training has quit Nasa, the first time it has happened in 50 years. Robb Kulin resigned halfway through his two years of training at(...)

If a running shoe made you 25 per cent faster, would it be fair to wear it in a race? What about 10 per cent? Or 2 per cent? The Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%(...)

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