Tim Kaine selected as Hillary Clinton running mate

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announces senator Tim Kaine as her running mate.

Posted by on 22 July 2016 | 10:53 pm

Hillary Clinton selects Tim Kaine as her running mate

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has selected Tim Kaine, a centrist senator from Virginia, as her running mate.

Posted by on 22 July 2016 | 10:49 pm

Manson follower Leslie Van Houten denied parole by California governor

California Governor Jerry Brown denies parole for Leslie Van Houten, a former follower of Charles Manson serving a life prison term for murder.

Posted by on 22 July 2016 | 8:38 pm

Bellwether county

Ottawa County in Ohio has voted for the eventual President since 1964. Now its residents appear to be favouring Donald Trump.

Posted by on 22 July 2016 | 4:47 pm

Retired Gen Michael Flynn explains Donald Trump's appeal

Retired Gen Michael Flynn says Donald Trump is reaching out to a constituency that has been forgotten for too long.

Posted by on 22 July 2016 | 2:51 pm

Canada overhauls child benefits scheme

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has launched a long-awaited $22bn (£13bn) child benefits scheme to combat child poverty.

Posted by on 22 July 2016 | 12:52 pm

Who is Clinton's likely running mate Senator Tim Kaine?

Local journalist Andrew Cain says the Senator carries three blues harmonicas and is the kind of guy "who always takes out his own garbage"

Posted by on 22 July 2016 | 11:49 am

David Duke, former Ku Klux Klan leader, to run for Congress

David Duke - a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan - launches a campaign for an open seat in the US Senate amid a rise in racial tensions.

Posted by on 22 July 2016 | 11:36 am

'Intimate terrorism'

In the aftermath of mass killings by lone attackers in Orlando and Nice, we take a look at the links between domestic violence, sexual identity and radicalisation.

Posted by on 22 July 2016 | 4:58 am

Marijuana chemical contaminates Colorado town's water

Residents of a small town in the US state of Colorado are told not to drink tap water after THC, the psychoactive chemical in marijuana, is found in one of the area's wells.

Posted by on 22 July 2016 | 4:14 am

US election: Donald Trump promises a 'safer' America

Donald Trump vows as president to confront and repel multiple threats facing the US, in his speech accepting the Republican nomination.

Posted by on 22 July 2016 | 1:38 am

NBA moves North Carolina All-Star game over 'bathroom bill'

Basketball league will move 2017 All-Star game out of North Carolina in protest over controversial law restricting transgender people's use of public bathrooms.

Posted by on 22 July 2016 | 1:13 am

How would Republicans build Trump's wall?

We asked Republican delegates for specifics on how they think Donald Trump's Mexican wall should (or could) be built.

Posted by on 21 July 2016 | 8:31 pm

Fox News boss Roger Ailes resigns amid sexual harassment charges

Embattled CEO of Fox News Roger Ailes resigns after a number of female employees accused him of sexual harassment.

Posted by on 21 July 2016 | 4:26 pm

Miami police shoot black therapist

A black therapist looking after an autistic patient was shot and wounded by a police officer in North Miami, whilst lying on the ground with his hands raised.

Posted by on 21 July 2016 | 1:32 pm

Miami police shooting: 'Sir, why did you shoot me?'

A therapist has described being shot by Florida police while lying on the ground with his hands in the air.

Posted by on 21 July 2016 | 12:23 pm

Trump says US may abandon automatic protections for Nato countries

Republican candidate Donald Trump says that if he is elected president he may abandon a guarantee of protection to fellow Nato countries.

Posted by on 21 July 2016 | 11:15 am

Awkward! Trump's air-kiss for running mate

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greeted his vice-presidential pick, Mike Pence, with an awkward air-kiss.

Posted by on 21 July 2016 | 4:39 am

Mike Pence: 'It's change versus status quo'

Indiana Governor Mike Pence has taken to the stage at the Republican National Convention, confirming that he will be Donald Trump's running mate in the race for the White House.

Posted by on 21 July 2016 | 4:06 am

Winning with whites

Donald Trump might have officially clinched his party’s nomination - but winning the country over could hinge on one key factor - demographics.

Posted by on 21 July 2016 | 1:19 am

The moment the crowd turned on Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz set off a firestorm when he didn't endorse Donald Trump for president during his speech at the Republican National Convention.

Posted by on 21 July 2016 | 12:33 am

Watching walruses

The largest database of walrus populations ever has gone live, following 160 years of observation and collaboration between Russian and US scientists.

Posted by on 20 July 2016 | 4:20 pm

'Send me to Africa'

African-American man starts fundraising petition in response to racist comments.

Posted by on 20 July 2016 | 9:30 am

My message to my son in case I'm killed

American writer David Dennis fears what might happen if he gets killed by police. So he's filmed a message for his son.

Posted by on 20 July 2016 | 8:37 am

Michelle Obama joins James Corden for 'Carpool Karaoke'

US First Lady Michelle Obama is joining James Corden in his hit sketch Carpool Karaoke this week

Posted by on 20 July 2016 | 4:43 am