Alex Jones admits Sandy Hook shootings were real
Alex Jones bellows into a loud hailer
Speed Reads

Alex Jones admits Sandy Hook shootings were real

Infowars founder has been ordered to pay $4.1m damages to parents of boy killed in the attack
5 Aug 2022
The Chips Act: congress’s $52bn giveaway 
US President Joe Biden holds a semiconductor chip 
Getting to grips with . . .

The Chips Act: congress’s $52bn giveaway 

Should the US taxpayer be funding the tech pivot to computer chips?
5 Aug 2022
A warming planet, a stubborn senate, a frustrated president
Joe Biden walking through South Lawn of the White House
Global lens

A warming planet, a stubborn senate, a frustrated president

Democrat senator Joe Manchin ‘pulled the plug’ on President Biden’s climate change legislation
29 Jul 2022
Inside FCI Tallahassee: Ghislaine Maxwell’s low-security prison
Ghislaine Maxwell in 2016
In Depth

Inside FCI Tallahassee: Ghislaine Maxwell’s low-security prison

Former socialite convicted of trafficking underage girls not eligible for release until 2037
27 Jul 2022
Trump says he is ‘most persecuted person’ in US history
Donald Trump
Tall Tales

Trump says he is ‘most persecuted person’ in US history

And other stories from the stranger side of life
25 Jul 2022
How the 6 January hearings may affect Trump’s 2024 prospects
Donald and Melania Trump at the funeral of Ivana Trump
Why we’re talking about . . .

How the 6 January hearings may affect Trump’s 2024 prospects

Revelations from Capitol inquiry have ‘darkened’ Republicans’ views of former president
22 Jul 2022
Biden in Saudi Arabia: a ‘mortifying’ climbdown?
US President Joe Biden greets Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
Global lens

Biden in Saudi Arabia: a ‘mortifying’ climbdown?

Visit showed White House talks a good game about human rights – until there’s something it needs
21 Jul 2022

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US presidential election 2024: the possible Democratic candidates
US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris
In Depth

US presidential election 2024: the possible Democratic candidates

Contenders eye ultimate prize amid growing speculation Biden might not run for a second term
20 Jul 2022
US presidential election 2024: the possible Republican candidates
Donald Trump at a campaign-style rally
In Depth

US presidential election 2024: the possible Republican candidates

Donald Trump leading in the polls but race for Republican reins remains open
20 Jul 2022
Tucker Carlson: from Fox News to US president?
Tucker Carlson is the voice of the American right
Profile

Tucker Carlson: from Fox News to US president?

Controversial commentator and ‘heir to Donald Trump’ is ‘setting the terms’ for the 2024 race
19 Jul 2022
Texas shooting: why police took so long
Mourners pay tribute outside Robb Elementary School, Uvalde
Speed Reads

Texas shooting: why police took so long

Report into massacre offers scathing assessment of law enforcement response
18 Jul 2022
Ivana Trump obituary
Ivana Trump
In Depth

Ivana Trump obituary

Czech-born former model, and Donald Trump’s first wife, dies aged 73
15 Jul 2022
Newsom vs. DeSantis: a taste of the 2024 election?
Gavin Newsom
In Focus

Newsom vs. DeSantis: a taste of the 2024 election?

Rising Democrat star versus GOP’s favourite governor could be ‘a matchup for the ages’
14 Jul 2022
Will Twitter succeed in suing Elon Musk?
Elon Musk on Twitter
Talking point

Will Twitter succeed in suing Elon Musk?

Social media platform accuses billionaire of backing out of buyout deal due to fall in his personal wealth
14 Jul 2022
Is the US Supreme Court fit for purpose?
US Supreme Court
Podcasts

Is the US Supreme Court fit for purpose?

Abortion rights decision and other recent rulings trigger questions about legitimacy of America’s highest court
6 Jul 2022
How the build-up of troops in Europe compares to the Cold War
Joe Biden speaks to a US soldier
Expert’s view

How the build-up of troops in Europe compares to the Cold War

Security expert analyses the US pledge to increase military presence in eastern Europe
4 Jul 2022
‘Playground insults’: what world leaders have said about Vladimir Putin
G7 leaders
Getting to grips with . . .

‘Playground insults’: what world leaders have said about Vladimir Putin

‘Extraordinary banter’ from G7 met with more intense Russian missile strikes
1 Jul 2022
A sunshine state of mind: the mass exodus to Florida
Miami as seen from a helicopter
In Focus

A sunshine state of mind: the mass exodus to Florida

Could Florida be the new New York?
1 Jul 2022
How R. Kelly escaped justice for decades
R Kelly
In Depth

How R. Kelly escaped justice for decades

Singer jailed for 30 years for sexually abusing multiple fans
30 Jun 2022
Capitol riot: what was going on in the White House?
Cassidy Hutchinson
Behind the scenes

Capitol riot: what was going on in the White House?

A former Trump aide has given a first-hand account of the days and hours leading up to the 6 January riot at the Capitol
29 Jun 2022
Ghislaine Maxwell: from high society to ‘hell-hole’ Brooklyn jail
Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell in 2005
Profile

Ghislaine Maxwell: from high society to ‘hell-hole’ Brooklyn jail

British socialite has already spent two years in prison accused of enabling Jeffrey Epstein
29 Jun 2022
Trip of the week: driving across the American desert
Grand Canyon
The big trip

Trip of the week: driving across the American desert

For freedom, fun, and sheer crazy ‘Americanness’, RV holidays rule
28 Jun 2022
How the world reacted to US Supreme Court’s abortion ruling
Protesters descend on the US Supreme Court
Global lens

How the world reacted to US Supreme Court’s abortion ruling

Pro-choice groups fear global impact of overturning of Roe vs. Wade
28 Jun 2022
Roe vs. Wade overturned: what the ruling means for other American rights
Rally For Reproductive Freedom in Austin, Texas
Expert’s view

Roe vs. Wade overturned: what the ruling means for other American rights

A Supreme Court scholar explains the impact of ‘revolutionary’ abortion ruling
27 Jun 2022
The 6 January hearings: a reckoning for Trump?
The US Capitol
The latest on . . .

The 6 January hearings: a reckoning for Trump?

The congressional hearings are unlikely to rescue the Democrats from the midterms – but they could save US democracy
24 Jun 2022
Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and a QAnon conspiracy theory
Tom Hanks is seen arriving at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in New York on June 16, 2022
Why we’re talking about . . .

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and a QAnon conspiracy theory

Rumour the actor has been executed not dampened by incident outside Manhattan restaurant
17 Jun 2022
Is rising crime a wake-up call for the Democrats?
Chesa Boudin campaigning
Global lens

Is rising crime a wake-up call for the Democrats?

Even in Democratic strong­holds, ‘voters are demanding a shift towards policies to combat crime’
17 Jun 2022
How bad could the bear market get?
US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell
Talking point

How bad could the bear market get?

There’s a whiff of panic in the air – and not just in stock markets
17 Jun 2022
One in 20 young Americans identify as trans or non-binary
The transgender flag
In Brief

One in 20 young Americans identify as trans or non-binary

New research suggests that 44% of US adults know someone who is transgender
10 Jun 2022
Four possible consequences of the Capitol riot hearing
Donald Trump
Getting to grips with . . .

Four possible consequences of the Capitol riot hearing

Donald Trump and his aides could face jail, but analysts suggest the investigation may have little effect
10 Jun 2022
School shootings: what can be done to stop them? 
Semi-automatic AR-15s for sale at a gun shop in the US
Talking point

School shootings: what can be done to stop them? 

The shooting at a school in Uvalde has reignited the debate over gun control in America
10 Jun 2022
Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard: a troubling verdict?
Amber Heard in court: ‘pilloried’
Talking point

Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard: a troubling verdict?

The news that Depp had won his defamation case against Heard unleashed an ‘orgy of misogyny’
9 Jun 2022
Is Henry Kissinger right about Ukraine?
Henry Kissinger on a screen
In Brief

Is Henry Kissinger right about Ukraine?

The US statesman made a controversial speech at a virtual Davos appearance last week
1 Jun 2022
What difference will Joe Biden’s advanced rocket systems make in Ukraine?
US M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System launchers fire salvoes during a military exercise in Morocco
Getting to grips with . . .

What difference will Joe Biden’s advanced rocket systems make in Ukraine?

New weaponry could be a ‘game changer’ in Donbas region
1 Jun 2022
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