School massacre casts light on US 'prepper' phenomenon

Tue 18 Dec, AT 08:50 Charles Laurence

Why so many Americans – including the shooter's mother, Nancy Lanza – are hoarding food and guns

Did Adam Lanza's 'paranoid' mother trigger killing spree?

One-Minute Read Mon 17 Dec, AT 10:21

Nancy Lanza was stockpiling guns and struggling to hold it together, say friends and family

Does US need gun control or better mental health services?

Talking Point Mon 17 Dec, AT 09:53

Political reality means President Obama faces uphill battle to introduce gun controls

Sandy Hook school massacre: six questions answered

First Post Sat 15 Dec, AT 08:59

A tearful President Obama pledges 'meaningful action' after 20 children die in Connecticut

US judge: 'If she didn’t want sex her body would have shut down'

One-Minute Read Fri 14 Dec, AT 15:00

Comments from California judge set to cause new storm over attitudes to rape in the US

Obama backs Syrian rebels - so why are they frustrated?

First Reaction Wed 12 Dec, AT 14:03

US formally 'recognises' Syrian opposition but with no promise of assistance it's seen as a 'half-step'

David Mamet's big flop reveals truth about Broadway

Fri 7 Dec, AT 11:11 Charles Laurence

One Mamet play flops in New York while another, starring Al Pacino, rakes it in. Coincidence? No

NY Post subway death photo sparks press ethics debate

Talking Point Wed 5 Dec, AT 11:29

Critics slam New York tabloid for publishing picture of man about to die – and why didn't photographer help?

Ambassador Anna Wintour: why Obama could be tempted

Wed 5 Dec, AT 11:11 Charles Laurence

Does she really want it? Would she be any good? And, anyway, who would edit US Vogue?

Iran claims second US drone capture in a year

First Reaction Tue 4 Dec, AT 15:20

Is the age of the drone nearly over? Iran and US dispute 'capture' of another unmanned craft