A house is totally destroyed after a tornado touches down south of Birmingham, Alabama. Photograph: Butch Dill/AP

Several powerful tornadoes tore through northern Alabama on Thursday, killing at least five people, injuring dozens of others and destroying entire ne(...)

The Amazon   fulfillment centre in Staten Island, New York.   Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

Amazon. com is asking the National Labour Relations Board to consider having workers vote in person – rather than by mail – on a proposal to form a un(...)

‘Well we’re going to have to see what happens: US president Donald Trump said at a Whitehouse press conference when asked about a peaceful transfer of power after election. Photograph: Oliver Contreras/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power after November’s election — an unprecedented statement by a US president —(...)

Marshae Jones, who has been charged with manslaughter after being indicted by a grand jury in connection with the fatal shooting of her unborn in Birmingham, Alabama. Photograph: Jefferson County Sheriff/EPA

In the days since police officers arrested Marshae Jones, saying she had started a fight that resulted in her unborn baby getting shot, the hate mail(...)

Marshae Jones: Alabama is among 38 states that have foetal homicide laws recognising the foetus as a victim in cases of violence against a pregnant woman, according to the US National Conference of State Legislatures. Photograph: Jefferson County Jail/Reuters

Marshae Jones was five months pregnant when she was shot in the stomach. Her foetus did not survive the shooting, which authorities say happened durin(...)

Gunfire sent shoppers fleeing for cover into stores and stockrooms. Photograph: iStock

A man is dead and 12-year-old girl has been injured following a shooting at an Alabama shopping centre prior to Black Friday shopping. The gunfi(...)

Kim, originally from Kentucky: “For me and my family, the main election issue was coalmining.”

In the second part of her series "Coast to Coast: Travels in Trump's America", Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch travels to eastern Tennessee . .(...)

Wealthy pro-Trump supporters are buying up last minute TV ads in swing states. Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

Rich Republicans may have initially balked at Donald Trump, but pro-Trump billionaires are leaving the sidelines in the last week of the election to i(...)

McKayla Dyer, a third-grader at White Pine Elementary School, died after being shot in the chest. Photograph: gofundme

An 11-year-old eastern Tennessee boy was in custody for murder on Monday for shooting and killing an 8-year-old neighbour girl with a shotgun because (...)

 Anthony Ray Hinton wipes away tears outside of the Jefferson County Jail upon his release after serving almost 30 years  death row, in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Photograph: Bob Farley/EPA.

An Alabama man who for years insisted that he had been wrongly convicted of murder, and questioned the forensic evidence that helped send him to death(...)