Senator Kamala Harris: named by  Joe Biden as his running mate in the US presidential election. Photograph: EPA

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has ended months of speculation by naming Kamala Harris as his running mate in November’s US presidential ele(...)

Representative Jim Clyburn (right), the highest-ranking African-American in Congress, announced in  Charleston that Joe Biden (left) was his choice for president, praising his integrity. Photograph: Travis Dove/New York Times

Democratic candidate Joe Biden received the endorsement of a key African-American figure in South Carolina on Wednesday, giving a boost to the former (...)

 Marine One departs Washington on Tuesday with US president Donald Trump on board.  Democratic leaders unveiled articles of impeachment on Tuesday charging Mr Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Photograph: Pete Marovich/New York Times

The House judiciary committee was due to begin debating articles of impeachment against US president Donald Trump on Wednesday night amid expectations(...)