Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell: ‘Vandalism and the politics of fear have no place in our society. My wife and I have never been intimidated by this toxic playbook’.  Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/The New York Times

The Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, decried what he called a “radical tantrum” on Saturday after his home in Kentucky was vandalised with m(...)

Investigators remove items from the basement of a home in Nashville. Photograph: Mark Humphrey/AP Photo

Investigators are reportedly examining whether a suicide bomber with a fear of 5G technology could be behind a Christmas morning explosion in Nashvill(...)

Black Lives Matter demonstrators march in the street in protest against police brutality in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: Jon Cherry/Getty

Last June, Marvin McAtee fielded questions from a reporter days after his uncle David McAtee was shot dead in a confrontation with the Kentucky Nation(...)

Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen Kamala Harris and US Vice President Mike Pence participate in the vice presidential debate at the University of Utah on Wednesday night. Photo: Morry Gash Pool/Getty

Kamala Harris accused the Trump-Pence White House of presiding over the “greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of our cou(...)

LeBron James  of the Los Angeles Lakers taking part in a pre-season game against the Brooklyn Nets as part of 2019 NBA Global Games China at Mercedes-Benz Arena  in Shanghai, China. Photograph:  Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

The evolution of LeBron James. In 2007, Ira Newbie, a Cleveland Cavaliers bench player, penned an open letter about the genocide in Darfur to the Chin(...)

A memorial to Breonna Taylor, who was killed when police served a search warrant in March in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

The lone detective charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, has pleaded not guilty. Brett Hankison’s (...)

‘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 —(...)

Satellite image showing Hurricane Laura reaching the coasts of Louisiana and Texas on Wednesday evening. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

Hurricane Laura ripped through southwestern Louisiana on Thursday, destroying buildings in towns across the southwestern corner of the state and ki(...)

Protesters face off with police  in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday night, during demonstrations over the shooting of Jacob Blake. Photograph: Kamil  Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump is to send federal troops to Kenosha, Wisconsin after violence racked the city following the shooting of a black man by poli(...)

People gather outside the restaurant owned by David McAtee, in Louisville. Photograph: Luke Sharrett/New York Times

There’s not a whole lot to YaYa’s BBQ Shack in west Louisville. A line of barbecue pits made from barrels is lined up against a chain-link fence next (...)

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