National Rifle Association executive vice-president and CEO Wayne LaPierre. Photograph: Jose Luis Magana/AP

Seeking an end-run around an investigation by the New York attorney general, the National Rifle Association said Friday that it was declaring bankrupt(...)

Donald Trump: an uncharacteristic outburst of humility. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Sharing your name with a famous person presents certain challenges. Just ask any Sinead O’Connor. Imagine endless strangers asking when you stopped sh(...)

Jennifer Williams,  a national security advisor to vice-president Mike Pence, leaving a closed-door committee hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry against US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has been ordered to pay $2 million to charity after a judge ruled that the president improperly used his Trump Foundation to(...)

In a court in Washington on Tuesday, Gen Michael Flynn was lambasted by a federal judge, who expressed “disgust” at the three-star general’s attempts to mislead investigators. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

To date, Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, has laid criminal cha(...)

Donald Trump presents a mock check from the Trump Foundation. Photograph: Rick Wilking/File Photo/Reuters

US president Donald Trump’s namesake charitable foundation has agreed to dissolve under court supervision, partially resolving a New York state lawsui(...)

US president Donald Trump told Fox News that payments made to women alleging affairs with him “didn’t come out of the campaign; they came from me”. Photograph: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

The White House pushed back forcefully on Wednesday against suggestions that a plea deal struck by US president Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael C(...)

File photograph of US president Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC. File photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump has been accused by New York state prosecutors of illegally using his charitable foundation as a personal piggy bank, improperly tapping (...)

Linda McMahon was a failed Republican candidate for the US Senate in 2010 and 2012. Photograph: Abigail Pheiffer-Pool/Getty Images.

When Mick Foley, an iconic figure in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) universe, missed an episode of Monday Night Raw last month, initial repor(...)

 Bernie Sanders applauds his former rival at a rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Photograph: Justin Saglio/Getty Images
US election: a complete timeline
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2015 April 12th – Hillary Clinton launches campaign Hillary Clinton officially launches her much-anticipated bid for the presidency with a sleek ro(...)

 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton departs the stage following the third and final US presidential debate with Republican nominee Donald Trump  at the Thomas & Mack Centre  on the campus of the University of Las Vegas. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Republican nominee Donald Trump refused to say on Wednesday night that he would accept the results of the presidential election, rejecting American po(...)

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