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 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi  ahead of a vote on the Delivering for America Act, which seeks to prevent the US Postal Service from implementing any changes to its service, in the US Capitol in Washington, Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Legislation that would reverse recent changes in US Postal Service operations and send $25 billion to shore up the agency ahead of the November electi(...)

Seattle police officers deploy pepper spray as they clash with protesters. Photograph: Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty Images

A series of strident new protests over police misconduct rattled cities across the country over the weekend, creating a new dilemma for state and loca(...)

US president Donald Trump said of his cognitive test: ‘It’s actually not that easy, but for me, it was easy.’ Photograph:  Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

US presidents and those who would be president often boast of their qualifications – their education, their experience, their achievements. And then t(...)

A bolt of lightning comes down from the clouds during the sixth inning of an opening day baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees at Nationals Park. Photograph: AP

The Nationals and Yankees knelt in unison before the first game of the baseball season as part of an opening day ceremony Thursday night that featured(...)

Northern Ireland’s Shane Lowry  plays his shot from the 18th tee during the first round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 25t in Connecticut. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images

Another week of silence, with again no crowds allowed at the PGA Tour’s latest stop for the Workday Charity Open at Muirfield Village in Ohio, but a t(...)

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin: A report by the New York Times claims Russia offered rewards for successful attacks against US troops last year. File photograph: Getty

Donald Trump claimed on Sunday that no one had told him about a Russian plot to offer bounties to Taliban militants in exchange for fatal attacks on c(...)

A crowd had gathered in Louisville on Saturday to protest the death of black woman Breonna Taylor. File photograph: Getty Images

Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting at a demonstration against a black woman’s death in Kentucky’s Louisville, the city’s police said. A c(...)

Protesters hold placards in Lafayette Park, across from the White House, to protest against police brutality. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty

Donald Trump faced renewed criticism on Tuesday for what critics said was a “woeful” attempt at police reform that failed to address systemic racism a(...)

Khalaf and Barnu Al-Hadedi with their grandson in their living room in the Al-Nabi Younis neighbourhood  of Mosul. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

Not many outside Iraq will have heard of Rifat Chadirji. The father of modern Iraqi architecture died in London last month, after contracting coronavi(...)

US vice president Mike Pence greets supporters as he arrives at a campaign rally for  President Donald Trump in Cincinnati, Ohio, on August 1st. Photograph: Bryan Woolston

Preparations are intensifying for US vice-president Mike Pence’s visit to Ireland next month, with the Indiana native expected to arrive in Dublin on (...)

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