Leo Rowsome

I have long thought that the surname Rowsome was an adjective waiting to happen. After all, English already has many words ending with the same suffix(...)

Police and firefighters follow the ambulance carrying the remains of Chicago Police officer Samuel Jimenez as it arrives at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty Images

Chicago’s hospitals have grown all too accustomed to receiving victims of gunshot wounds from unrelenting violence on the streets, but on Monday, one (...)

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke watches the prosecution’s closing statements during his trial for the shooting of Laquan McDonald. Photograph: Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/Pool via Reuters

A jury has convicted Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of teenager Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke was cha(...)

Wyndham Latten (left) and Andrew Warren, who are accused of fatally stabbing a man and then fleeing across the country in an attempt to avoid capture. Photograph: Chicago Police Department via AP

Since the death last month of a man in a downtown luxury apartment in Chicago, details had trickled out, perplexing and graphic. Two employees of elit(...)

Mugshots released by the Chicago police department of assault suspects (left to right) Jordan Hill, Tesfaye Cooper and Brittany Covington. Photograph: AFP

The parents of a teenager whose beating was broadcast live on Facebook received text messages at the time from someone claiming to be holding him capt(...)

US police say the victim, who has ‘mental health challenges’, is recovering. Photograph: YouTube/Matt Snyder

Hate crime and assault charges have been filed against four people over an attack on a man with special needs which was streamed live on Facebook. P(...)

Demonstrators protest Donald Trump’s election  in Union Square, Manhattan, New York City. Photograph: Yana Paskova/New York Times

A second round of protests was planned across the US on Thursday - a day after thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of big cities after Dona(...)

Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens during their third and final 2016 presidential campaign debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, October 19th, 2016. Photograph: Mark Ralston/Reuters

Donald Trump’s claims “We will have a second amendment that is a very small replica of what it is now” in a Clinton administration Trump is being (...)