Donald Trump’s well-executed “Fifteen States Strategy” helped him win the United States presidential election. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

In his book Tough Calls, businessman Allan Leighton recalls the early stages of his tenure as chairman of the UK’s Royal Mail, which at the time was l(...)

A security guard guards the administrative offices of the Los Angeles unified school district. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Los Angeles shut more than 1,000 public schools on Tuesday over a threatened attack with bombs and assault rifles. Hundreds of thousands of students (...)

A file image of NYPD officers in Times Square. Photograph: AFP

A man wanted for illegal gun possession was charged on Sunday with the attempted murder of a New York City plainclothes police officer who was shot in(...)

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(...)

New York mayor Bill de Blasio during a news conference at police headquarters in New York City on Monday.  Photograph: Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio described a sharp decline in arrests and court summonses in the two weeks since two policemen were shot dead in an(...)

New York mayor Bill de Blasio (left) appealed for calm in the aftermath of the killing of two officers, who were gunned down as they sat in their patrol car. Photograph: Richard Perry/The New York Times

New York mayor Bill de Blasio sought to ease tensions with the city’s police force on Monday, calling for a suspension of protests against the use of (...)

A crime scene investigator examines the scene after two New York Police officers were shot dead in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday. The officers were shot and killed as they sat in a marked squad car in Brooklyn  New York Police Commissioner William Bratton said. Photograph: Reuters

A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers in what officials called an “assassination“. The incident occurred hours after a warning on socia(...)

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(...)

A screengrab from CCTV video of a hatchet-wielding attacker charging a group of New York City police officers yesterday.

A hatchet-wielding attacker charged a group of New York City police officers posing for a photograph yesterday, wounded two, one critically, before th(...)

A pair of US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria. Photograph: US Air Force/Senior Airman Matthew Bruch/Handout/Reuters.

Air and missile strikes, thought to be carried out by US-led forces, hit oilfields and Islamic State bases in the eastern Syrian province of Deir a(...)

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