President Donald Trump signs an executive order on abortion rights Monday in the Oval Office of the White House, Washington. Photograph: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

US president Donald Trump sparked yet another social media storm this week when he was photographed signing an executive order on abortion rights surr(...)

Online inmate records show Brock Turner is expected to be released from  Santa Clara County jail on September 2nd. He was sentenced on June 2nd. File photograph: Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department/Reuters

California attorney general Kamala Harris, the leading US Senate candidate from the state, has joined the outpouring of criticism of a six-month jail (...)

Police stand guard at a crime scene in the Bronx on Tuesday after two  New York plainclothes officers were shot and injured while responding to a grocery store robbery. Three suspects are being questioned. Photograph: Bebeto Matthews/AP

The widening rift between New York City mayor Bill de Blasio and city’s rank-and-file police officers over his police reforms and response to the kill(...)

A protester flees as police officers try to disperse a crowd comprised largely of student demonstrators during a protest against police violence in Berkeley, California, yesterday. Photograph: Noah Berger/Reuters

New York mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday refused to endorse a grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer over the choking death of a man i(...)

Dr Craig Spencer, who was diagnosed with Ebola last month, hugs New York mayor Bill de Blasio at the city’s Bellevue Hospital after being declared free of the disease. Photograph Spencer Platt/Getty Images

A New York doctor who has recovered from Ebola left the hospital today and urged support for US health workers treating patients in west Africa so t(...)

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, shakes hands with former US president Bill Clinton at Mr de Blasio’s formal inauguration as mayor in New York today. Photograph: Todd Heisler/New York Times

Bill de Blasio claimed his place as the 109th mayor of New York City shortly after 1 pm local time today, delivering an inaugural address at City Hal(...)