A US army officer registers residents at a drive-through military Covid-19 testing site at Nations Tobin Recreation Center in El Paso, Texas. Photographer: Joel Angel Juarez/Bloomberg

The US has reported a record 77,300 new coronavirus cases in a day, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, which relies on official govern(...)

US president Donald Trump: decision to hold his first rally in Tulsa is controversial as June 19th is a date that marks the end of slavery.  Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

US president Donald Trump will accept his party’s nomination to become its presidential candidate in Jacksonville, Florida, after the Republican Party(...)

US president Donald Trump at  a campaign event in Jacksonville, Florida in 2016. Trump will deliver his Republican convention speech in Jacksonville, inside an arena that holds 15,000 people in August. File photograph: Scott McIntyre/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump has demanded that those attending his first election rally of the summer, must sign a declaimer stating they will not sue hi(...)

File image of Republican Joe Walsh after speaking in Illinois, US. Walsh has announced he will challenge Donald Trump in 2020. File photograph: Peter Hoffman/The New York Times

Joe Walsh, a conservative former US congressman turned talk show host, on Sunday became the second Republican to challenge president Donald Trump for (...)

US senator Elizabeth Warren is due to formally launch her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination to run against Donald Trump in 2020. Photograph: Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images

US senator Elizabeth Warren, days from formally launching her 2020 presidential campaign, has faced criticism for claiming she was Native American in (...)

File image of Steve Wynn in  Beverly Hills, California, US.  File photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn has resigned as finance chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) amid allegations of sexual harassment an(...)

Republican politician Greg Gianforte, with his wife Susan, apologises for his actions towards Guardian reporter Ben Jacob following his election to the US House of Representatives. He has been charged with assaulting Jacob. Photograph: Colter Peterson/Reuters

Republican Greg Gianforte defeated a political novice to win Montana’s seat in the US House of Representatives on Thursday, barely 24 hours after he w(...)

A volunteer places programmes on chairs before the start of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, US. Photograph: John Taggart/Bloomberg

Donald Trump, the man and the uniter: that’s how the billionaire’s campaign team and the Republican apparatchiks plan to present the brash businessman(...)