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(Edmund Zagorski in a file photo taken earlier this month and issued by the Tennessee Department of Corrections. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A Tennessee inmate’s final words were “let’s rock” moments before he became the first man executed in the electric chair in that state since 2007. Ed(...)

 US rapper Kanye West (C) speaks to members of the press during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, DC. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

US rapper Kanye West has effusively praised president Donald Trump in an expletive-ridden speech in the Oval Office. West made the speech as he atte(...)

Taylor Swift accepts Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards in Los Angles. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Taylor Swift, straight off a controversial dive into US politics, was the big winner at the American Music Awards in Los Angles on Tuesday where (...)

Taylor Swift: 65,000 people registered to vote in the 24 hours after the singer’s Instagram post. Photograph: Matt Winkelmeyer/TAS18/Getty

The US voter registration service has experienced a spike in numbers after Taylor Swift – long silent on partisan issues – expressed her support for t(...)

Taylor Swift: “I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin colour, gender or who they love.” Photograph: John Shearer/Getty Images

Taylor Swift, the pop music titan who has been notably apolitical in turbulent political times, broke her silence Sunday and endorsed two Democratic c(...)

Volunteers from all over North Carolina have been  helping to rescue residents and their pets from their flooded homes during Hurricane Florence  in New Bern, North Carolina. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

As the flat-bottomed fishing boat crept into a swirling river that had once been Summer Haven Lane, Tray Tillman scanned the brown floodwaters and hal(...)

Flood waters  in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina. Photograph: Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images

The US is bracing itself for its biggest hurricane so far this year. Heavy rains and winds began to lash the outer banks of North Carolina and the so(...)

Death row inmate Billy Ray Irick’s lawyers argued that he has “a lifelong severe mental illness”.

The US Supreme Court on Thursday denied a last-ditch petition seeking to halt the execution by Tennessee of a 59-year-old man convicted of the 1985 ra(...)

Wrestker Glen ‘Kane’ Jacobs in 2008. File photograph: Michael Buckner/Getty Images

The WWE wrestler known as Kane has won the race for mayor in Tennessee’s third largest county. Kane, whose real name is Glenn Jacobs, is a Republican(...)

Senator John McCain: “The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naivety, egotism, false equivalence and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate.” Photograph: Aaron P Bernstein/File Photo/Reuters

Veteran Republican senator John McCain led criticism of Monday’s performance by President Donald Trump at a press conference with President Vladimir P(...)

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