US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden: His advanced age means it is quite likely his running mate may ultimately become president. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

“The primary role of the vice-president of the United States of America is to support the president of the United States of America, give that preside(...)

Harvard University: Many American universities have already announced plans to move online for the 2020-2021 academic year, including Harvard  in Massachusetts.  Photograph: Cassandra Klos/The New York Times

The Trump administration has continued its clampdown on immigration, ordering international students whose classes have switched online because of cor(...)

Cars queuing as drivers wait to be tested  at the Covid-19 test site in the Hard Rock Stadium car park in Miami Gardens, Florida. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Florida’s greater Miami area became the latest US coronavirus hot spot to roll back its reopening, ordering restaurant dining closed on Monday as Covi(...)

A man and woman hold a flag featuring the image of Donald Trump, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in advance of the US president’s visit to address an election rally on Saturday. Photograph: Matthew Hatcher/Bloomberg

An election rally for US president Donald Trump will go ahead today as planned, after the Oklahoma Supreme Court rejected an appeal to cancel the even(...)

People at a Black Lives Matter protest on Monday outside the US embassy in Dublin following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

America was braced for further protests as an autopsy report commissioned by the family of George Floyd found that he died from asphyxiation while bei(...)

A man raises his arms during a demonstration in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday against the death of George Floyd in police custody. Photograph:  Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

The family of George Floyd, whose death in police custody in Minneapolis sparked protests across the world, has called for the four men involved in th(...)

Police detain a protester in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday night. Photograph:   Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

As the sun rose on the city of Atlanta, the empty streets contained hints of the devastation that unfolded the night before.  Burned-out trash c(...)

Joe Biden: may feel a need to improve his credentials with the African-American community after  gaffe made during  an interview  with popular nationally-syndicated radio show the Breakfast Club. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

When speculation surfaced last year that Joe Biden was considering a run for president, critics were quick to jump on his flaws. His age and mental ag(...)