A tattered US flag flies on an old tractor in a farm field outside Sutherland Springs, near the site of the shooting at the First Baptist Church in Texas. Photograph: Reuters/Rick Wilking

Across the empty fields of southern Texas, the silence hung heavy in the air. The tiny community of Sutherland Springs was thrown into chaos last week(...)

James Rowe: “The Iranians have shown themselves to be rational actors for thousands of years. They will accept tough conditions if Trump keeps his promises of negotiating from strength.” Photograph: John Breen

A year ago, reeling from the US election result, I spent a morning interviewing people who identified themselves as Trump supporters. One year on, I(...)

Devin Kelley: the suspect in the shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Photograph: AP

Devin Kelley, the man who shot dead 26 people in a mass shooting on Sunday, escaped from a mental health facility in New Mexico in 2012, it has emerge(...)

The Guns and Guitars gun store in Mesquite, Nevada, where mass murderer Stephen Paddock allegedly purchased some of the weapons used to kill 59 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas on October 1st. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

It was approaching 10pm on a warm Sunday night, and Paola Bastista was doing what she likes best: enjoying country music at one of the final outdoor m(...)

People attend a candlelight memorial for Mandalay Bay massacre victim, Las Vegas police officer Charleston Hartfield,   in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Thursday. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Police in Las Vegas continued to search for a possible motive for last Sunday’s deadly gun attack which left 59 people dead and several hundred wounde(...)

Manufacturers of bump stocks, which increase the firing speed of rifles, said they were overrun with orders. Photograph: George Frey/Getty Images

Sales of the firearm accessory that the Las Vegas gunman used to modify his rifles jumped this week, causing some companies to sell out of the so-call(...)

A police officer stands in front of the closed Las Vegas Strip next to the site of the Route 91 music festival mass shooting outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

The bitter US debate on gun control erupted again on Tuesday as investigators struggled to comprehend why Stephen Paddock amassed an arsenal of more t(...)

“We’re coming for you,” the NRA says to the New York Times.

The largest gun lobby in the US has said in a video ad it is “coming for” the New York Times. National Rifle Association (NRA) spokeswoman Dana Loesc(...)

US president Donald Trump tweeted a video clip of him attacking an opponent in a wrestling match with a CNN logo imposed on the head of his opponent. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

In many ways Donald Trump’s departure from Washington this week for Europe was a relief for many in this increasingly polarised country. Tired and di(...)

Drive-By Truckers will play Vicar Street, Dublin on Tuesday February 28th

“These are crazy times the world over,” says Drive By Truckers’ singer and songwriter Patterson Hood, “and especially right now in America. I’ve alway(...)

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