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 (...)

Neurologist Francisco Lopera in Medellín, who has been painstakingly collecting brains, birth and death records from one sprawling Colombian family to study Alzheimer’s. Photograph: Federico Rios/The New York Times

The woman’s genetic profile showed she would develop Alzheimer’s by the time she turned 50. She, like thousands of her relatives, going back generati(...)

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(...)

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