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Halloween: Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter’s 1978 film

John Carpenter had only shot and scored two semi-obscure features when the film producer Irwin Yablans came to him with a proposal: make a low-budget (...)

Barack Obama has kept a relatively low-profile since leaving office in January last year and has refrained from criticising his successor directly. However on Friday he spoke out at the University of Illinois in Urbana. Photograph: Daniel Acker/The New York Times

Former US president Barack Obama stepped back into the political fray on Friday, lambasting his successor Donald Trump for the first time since leavin(...)

Nick Sauer has resigned as an  Illinois state representative. Photograph: NickSauer.org.

An Illinois state representative has resigned after a report about allegations he posted nude photographs of his ex-girlfriend on Instagram without he(...)

Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump claimed hard-working citizens had been sold out for corporate America. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Over the last three decades, the US has haemorrhaged manufacturing jobs, losing close to five million since 2000. The decline has been unprecedented b(...)

John FitzPatrick and Moira Appicellii. Photograph: Hilary Swift/The New York Times

When Paige Anderson was 20 years old, she made a pact with her best friend, Grant Lowe: If the two remained single by age 30, they would get married. (...)

 Roseanne Barr: will have no involvement with new show. Photograph: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

US TV network ABC is to create a 10-episode Roseanne spinoff without any involvement of its creator Roseanne Barr, who sparked widespread outrage by t(...)

Leona Maguire’s final-round 69 featured five birdies – on the fourth, fifth, ninth, 16th and 18th – along with three bogeys. Photograph: Michael Cohen/Getty Images

Remember Tiger Woods’s “hello world” moment on his professional debut? If that was a contrived marketing introduction to his paid career (back in 1996(...)

Roseanne Barr and John Goodman appear in a scene from ‘Roseanne’. Photograph: Adam Rose/ABC via AP

It was the entertainment comeback of the decade. In March this year, the hit TV sitcom Roseanne returned to screens across the United States as ABC re(...)

Travis Reinking: the suspected gunman  killed four people in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville. Photograph: AFP/Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

The suspect in a quadruple homicide at a US restaurant has been taken into custody, police said on Monday. Authorities had mounted a massive manhunt (...)

Former US first lady Barbara Bush. ‘She was the ungainly, insecure daughter of an austere, beautiful mother who put her down.’ Photograph: Reuters

Barbara Bush was an expert at throwing shade, even before the term existed. When Congressman Dan Rostenkowski gave the then US first lady a shampoo fo(...)

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