Rory McIlroy on bay Hill challenge: ‘I don’t mind golf course being penal when you miss, but it’s not rewarding good shots’ Photograph:  Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

You could hardly blame Rory McIlroy for opting to take a day off, to do nothing – golf wise – and to learn how to forget what unfolded over the weeken(...)

 Indianapolis Colts’s Jonathan Taylor     rushes for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indiana. Photograph: Justin Casterline/Getty Images

Jonathan Taylor rushed for 170 yards, including a game-clinching 67-yard touchdown, and EJ Speed scored on a blocked punt return as the Indianapolis C(...)

Paul McCartney on stage at the Southbank’s Royal Festival Hall in conversation with Paul Muldoon on Friday November 5th. Photograph: Mark Allan/MPL

Paul McCartney, trim, grey haired and stylishly unshaven, appeared in London at his first live event in two years on Friday night to a rapturous recep(...)

US President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a rally in Carson City, Nevada. Photograph by Mandel Ngan/AFP

With just 15 days until the US presidential election, polls suggest that Donald Trump has an uphill battle to secure a second term in the White House.(...)

US president Donald Trump returns from a weekend trip to Bedminster, New Jersey, at the White House on Sunday. Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/The New York Times

If the US presidential election were held today, Donald Trump would probably lose. A political landscape that looked propitious for the president at t(...)

A US army officer registers residents at a drive-through military Covid-19 testing site at Nations Tobin Recreation Center in El Paso, Texas. Photographer: Joel Angel Juarez/Bloomberg

The US has reported a record 77,300 new coronavirus cases in a day, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, which relies on official govern(...)

Brad Parscale, campaign manager for US President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, pictured in October 2018 in Texas. Photograph: Getty Images

US president Donald Trump demoted his longtime campaign manager on Wednesday, a move aimed at shoring up his re-election bid as he trails Democratic c(...)

Waitresses serve customers at the Le Petit Four restaurant in West Hollywood, California. The state  recorded 149 deaths on Wednesday – well ahead of recent daily averages – with the greater Los Angeles area most affected.  Photograph: Christian Monterrosa/EPA

The United States has reached a new daily record in coronavirus cases, with 60,000 new cases confirmed on Wednesday. The fresh spike came as White Ho(...)

A couple enters the Oceans Ten restaurant in the South Beach area of Miami Beach, Florida. To prevent the spread of Covid-19, beaches are closed from July 3rd-7th. Photograph: Cliff Hawkins/Getty

Republicans are warning the outlook is “grim” for Donald Trump in Florida, a closely watched battleground state that is seen as pivotal for the US pre(...)

Voters wait in an hours-long line to vote  in the coronavirus-delayed Georgia  primary  in Atlanta,  June 9th.  Photograph: Epa/Erik S Lesser

Concerns have been raised about the preparedness of US authorities for November’s presidential election, after chaotic scenes unfolded at some voting (...)

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