Aaron Hernandez stood in Attleboro District Court in 2013. Photo: Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Such is the dysfunctional state of the sport just now that one of the most seismic moments in recent NFL history occurred in a lecture hall at Boston (...)

White House chief of staff John Kelly said an investigation was under way into the circumstances surrounding the ambush that killed four US troops in Niger earlier this month. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

White House chief of staff John Kelly defended US president Donald Trump’s handling of a phone call with the widow of a fallen US soldier as the four-(...)

Prof Séamus Davis of Cornell University.

The search for the superconductor of the future has taken a significant step forward following a breakthrough by six research teams in the US and Euro(...)

Runner Ed Whitlock at his home in Milton, Ontario, Canada. Photograph: Ian Willms/The New York Times.

It was a day for talking, not running. Snow was piled along the streets. The driveway was icy. Ed Whitlock’s shoulder hurt. His face had been puffy. (...)

This aerial photo shows a massive 45 feet diameter sinkhole on Friday  September 16th, 2016, in Florida that opened up underneath a gypsum stack at a Mosaic phosphate fertilizer plant. Tens of millions of gallons of reprocessed water from the fertilizer plant in central Florida are likely to have seeped into the Floridan aquifer. Photograph: AP

More than 200m gallons of contaminated wastewater from a fertilizer plant in central Florida leaked into one of the state’s main underground sources o(...)

Cathy Tobin with her daugher Ciara: ‘We explicitly raised her to leave; it was all part of the plan. But just for now I’m indulging my sadness about losing the company of one of the people I love the very most from my daily life.’

When my first-born, Ciara, was four I enrolled her in a half-day programme at a local Montessori school here in Orlando. I was a Montessori teacher so(...)

Permanent partying: from Frat Boys: Inside America’s Fraternities

If you’ve seen any of those Hollywood comedies set on US campuses (think the National Lampoon franchise – or, better still, don’t) you know a little a(...)

Hulk Hogan, whose given name is Terry Bollea walks out of the courthouse on Friday in St. Petersburg, Florida. Photograph: Eve Edelheit/The Tampa Bay Times via AP

A Florida jury on Friday awarded celebrity wrestler Hulk Hogan $115 million with the possibility of more after finding the Gawker website violated hi(...)

 Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton pauses in front of a television camera after scoring a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals in  January. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

‘How long have you been a black quarterback?” asked a reporter from Mississippi when the Washington Redskins’ Doug Williams faced the media before Su(...)

Florida-based Grooveshark had some 35 million users of its music streaming service at its peak. Photograph: Facebook

Joshua Greenberg, the 28-year-old co-founder of the music streaming website Grooveshark, was found dead in his home in Gainesville, Florida, over the (...)