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Sissy Spacek Photograph: Matt Carr/Getty Images

‘Hey there! How are you!” says Sissy Spacek, as if she has just come across an old friend in the shopping mall. We’ve never met; I’m half an hour late(...)

Volodymyr Zelenskiy: 'We have destroyed more Russian weapons and military equipment than some armies in Europe currently possess. But this is not enough.' Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Tens of thousands of people are believed to have been killed in Mariupol and Russia has been massing thousands of troops in the area for a new assault(...)

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren at her caucus victory party in Des Moines, Iowa, back in February 2020: Momentum is the key ingredient for a candidate who wants to achieve success. Photograph: Melina Mara/Washington Post

Electing a president of the United States is certainly a marathon rather than a sprint. Cynics may say that campaigning for the next presidential ele(...)

Clean-up efforts were under way in Winterset, Iowa, on Sunday. Photograph: Bryon Houlgrave/The Des Moines Register via AP

Seven people were killed, including two children, when a tornado swept through central Iowa, damaging buildings and knocking down trees and power line(...)

The low-head dam in Sydney, Ohio, which claimed the lives of two kayakers in April 2020.

To look at, the low-head dam that runs across the Great Miami River a short distance north of downtown Sidney in western Ohio is a stunning combinatio(...)

 A PCR test for Covid-19 is administered at a drive-thru testing site in Baltimore, Maryland, US on January 26th. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The Covid-19 pandemic reached a grim new milestone in the United States on Friday with the nation’s cumulative death toll from the virus surpassing 90(...)

Former first lady Michelle Obama. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty

Former US first lady Michelle Obama is spearheading a campaign aimed at registering more than a million new voters across the United States in the run(...)

If the Republicans are successful, the government would effectively run out of money on Friday and could be forced to furlough workers and shut down some federal services. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

Republicans in the United States are preparing to shut down the American government on Friday, in the latest attempt by the party to thwart White Hous(...)

 Truth Social: Former US president Donald Trump says he created the social media app to “to stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech”. Photograph: Chris Delmas/Getty

Donald Trump is launching a social media platform called Truth Social, which will go public via a merger with a blank-cheque company, as the former US(...)

A firefighter douses flames as they push towards homes in California in 2020. File photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty

A California couple has been criminally charged for their role in igniting last year’s destructive El Dorado wildfire after they used a pyrotechnic de(...)

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