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US election 2020: What is the electoral college?

How does the US electoral college elect the president?

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US election 2020: Democrats call for inquiry into Postal Service changes

The agency’s chief, a Trump donor, insists it will be able to deliver postal votes on time in November.

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Coronavirus: Why US is expecting an ‘avalanche’ of evictions

As businesses reopen across the US, so are eviction courts with millions of lives being upturned.

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Americans in Africa: Why we left America to live in Africa

Three African Americans have been explaining why they left the US to find a better life in Africa.

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US jobs growth slows in July as pandemic takes toll

American employers added 1.8 million jobs last month, down from 4.8 million in June.

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Canada slaps retaliatory tariffs on US aluminium goods

The retaliatory move comes after Canada’s deputy prime minister promised a “dollar for dollar” fight

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Brent Scowcroft, longtime US security adviser, dies aged 95

Scowcroft remains the only statesman to serve as National Security Adviser under two presidents.

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Teens arrested with AK47 at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida

The boys were fleeing police and “had no idea” they had entered the US president’s property.

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US election: Biden to accept nomination remotely over virus fears

Joe Biden will not attend the Democratic convention in Milwaukee due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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TikTok founder defends potential Microsoft sale

President Donald Trump has threatened to bar the popular video-sharing social media firm from the US.

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Beach SOS saves men stranded on tiny Micronesian island

The Micronesian men were spotted by Australian and US aircraft after being reported missing on Saturday.

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Being a Chinese student in the US: ‘Neither the US nor China wants us’

Amid a global pandemic and diplomatic tensions, Chinese students in the US are feeling anxious.

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Beyond TikTok: Who else might President Trump ban?

Other Chinese-owned software could face difficulties in the US, if TikTok ban goes ahead.

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Nasa SpaceX crew return: Dragon capsule splashes down

The SpaceX capsule touches down off Florida, in the first crewed US water landing in 45 years.

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Tropical Storm Isaias moves up coast of virus-hit Florida

The storm is travelling slowly up the coast, bringing strong winds and rain to the US state.

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US election: Republicans dampen reports of convention media ban

Party officials say no decisions have yet been made on reporters covering this month’s event.

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Microsoft ‘pauses talks on TikTok US deal’

The tech giant’s possible purchase of the China-owned app’s US arm was put in doubt by Donald Trump.

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Are US cities seeing a surge in violent crime as Trump claims?

President Trump sends federal agents to some US cities to tackle crime, but is there really a spike?

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The British role in America’s tainted past

Alongside calls for reform, historians say a re-examination of how US racism got to this point is needed.

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Dangerous heat wave forecast for south-western areas of US

Forecasters say temperatures could rise to 50C on Saturday in parts of Utah, Nevada and California.

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How would US go about banning TikTok?

Several options exist, from preventing Google and Apple offering the app, to blocking its servers.

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US election 2020: The war hero who could be Biden’s running mate

Senator Tammy Duckworth is an Iraq war veteran and the first Thai-American woman elected to Congress.

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California amphibious vehicle accident: US marine dead, eight missing

A search is on after an incident involving an amphibious vehicle from Camp Pendleton, near San Diego.

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Republicans to Trump: You can’t delay 2020 election

Top Republicans reject the US president’s suggestion that November’s vote be put back.

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Herman Cain, US ex-presidential candidate, dies after contracting Covid

Herman Cain, a Republican who ran for president in 2012, was a strong supporter of Donald Trump.

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Big Tech: What comes next for the US giants?

Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and Facebook’s CEOs gave testimony, but voters will determine the outcome.

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What’s next after flood of US racial equity donations?

The global outpouring of giving following George Floyd’s death inundated charities large and small.

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Stella Immanuel – the doctor behind unproven coronavirus cure claim

Stella Immanuel has caught the US president’s attention for claiming hydroxychloroquine cures Covid-19.

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Should police be first to respond in a mental-health crisis?

Why cities in the US and Canada are eyeing removing police from front-line mental-health response.

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Maine shark attack: US woman killed by great white

The 63-year-old was killed by a great white shark – in the first ever deadly attack recorded there.