R Kelly turning himself in to a Chicago police station. He was arrested and charged with 10 counts of sexual assault. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Grammy-winning R&B star R Kelly pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that he sexually assaulted three teenage girls and a woman in alleged inci(...)

Beto O’Rourke, who lost against incumbent Ted Cruz in Texas in November, has indicated he would not rule out a presidential bid. Photograph: Tamir Kalifa/New York Times

The funeral of the late George HW Bush brought a rare moment of introspection to Washington as presidents past and present gathered in Washington Nati(...)

The  adult-film actress Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels. Photograph: AFP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

Stormy Daniels let fly at Aer Lingus on Thursday after the adult-film actress became separated for several hours from her luggage. The pornstar-strip(...)

Money now owed by Stephanie Clifford (Stormy Daniels) to compensate Trump’s team of lawyers for their work on the case will not be insignificant. File photograph: Hector Retamal/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump exchanged insults on Tuesday with Stormy Daniels, the adult film actor who claims she had an affair with him in 2006. Mr Tr(...)

 Donald Trump takes a question  during a news conference on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters/Carlos Barria

US president Donald Trump has said he is open to changing his mind about his pick for the US supreme court if there is compelling evidence of sexual m(...)

Julie Swetnick said she observed the future US supreme court nominee at parties where women were verbally abused, inappropriately touched. Photograph: Twitter

Judge Brett Kavanaugh was accused Wednesday by another woman of having engaged in sexual misconduct at parties while he was a student at Georgetown Pr(...)

Brett Kavanaugh, with his wife Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, during a Fox News interview in Washington on Monday   about allegations of sexual misconduct against the supreme court nominee. Photograph: Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s nominee for the US supreme court, reiterated his vow not to withdraw in an unusual television interview ahead of his t(...)

Demonstrators protest against US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the Rotunda of the Russell Senate Office building on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Republicans doubled down on their support for supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday after a second woman came forward and accused him of abu(...)

Former US vice-president Joe Biden fuelled speculation this week that he could be preparing for a presidential run when he delivered a speech at the r(...)

Michael Cohen, US president Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and longtime fixer, leaving federal court in New York on Tuesday, where he  pleaded guilty  to campaign finance violations and other charges. Photograph: Andres Kudacki/New York Times

US president Donald Trump has accused his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, of making up “stories in order to get a ‘deal’”. Mr Trump’s tweet came afte(...)

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