US president Donald Trump: may interview two or more additional candidates as White House scrambles to complete a vetting process before Monday, July 9th. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has interviewed four candidates to replace Anthony Kennedy, the retiring supreme court justice, and may interview two or mor(...)

 Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democrats’ senate leader has vowed to fight “tooth and nail” any Trump nominee for the supreme court who is not in the legal “mainstream”. Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

Amid a raging furore over his border-closing order, US president Donald Trump will on Tuesday announce his choice to fill a supreme court vacancy. “I(...)

The Outer Hebridean island of Lewis, where Donald Trump’s mother, Mary Anne MacLeod, was born and raised. Photograph: Peter Geoghegan

Stornoway, on the Outer Hebridean island of Lewis, is not exactly renowned for its exuberance. Most of the town’s population of 8,000 live in pebbled(...)