Hal Hodson explains why a good heart is hard to find
The saga of Warren Jeffs' long-running trial shocked most of America – but many sects still hail him as a hero. Guy Adams reports
Despite backing a two-stage debt deal last night, a rump of far-right Republicans is blocking progress on the budget deficit
More than 2,000 weapons were allowed to 'walk' from Texas and Arizona gun shops during the operation
Hispanics are the fastest growing minority in the US – and a new group wants to get them in the voting spirit
A baseball fan in Arizona narrowly escaped a 20ft plunge when he tried to catch a ball heading into the stands, less than a week after a father in Texas died in a similar accident.
A massive dust storm descended on the Phoenix area in Arizona, drastically reducing visibility and delaying flights as strong winds uprooted trees and left thousands of residents without power.
A massive dust storm has descended on the Phoenix area, drastically reducing visibility and delaying flights as strong winds toppled trees and caused power cuts for thousands of residents in the valley.
Jerome Taylor tracked down one of Britain's most feared hackers to find out what motivates this new criminal underworld
America's firearms watchdog allowed weapons to flow in, failed to catch ringleaders, then tried a cover-up
Five months after US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords nearly died after being shot in the head by a gunman whose bullets killed six others, the first pictures of her released since the massacre show the smile of a woman recovering remarkably well.
As well as being a cattle ranch, Paws Up caters for 28 luxurious timber houses that sleep between four and eight. Guests can better appreciate the wilderness from the two dozen luxury tents, scattered in woodland or on the banks of the Blackfoot river. Inside are proper beds and en suite bathrooms, safari-style décor (antler light fittings, dark wood furniture and rattan mats), and each opens on to a private deck.
Death Cab for Cutie's downbeat last album made No 1 in the US. But, for their follow-up, they have moved on from indie guitars and slowcore melancholy, they tell Gillian Orr
A fish with arm-like fins; a two-inch leech with oversized jaws found living in a man's nose and a type of rust-eating microbe making a slow meal of the wreck of the Titanic are among the "top 10 new species" discovered in 2010, scientists announced yesterday.
The Queen bowed her head and laid a wreath at Dublin's Garden of Remembrance today in a hugely symbolic and historic act of reconciliation between Britain and the Irish Republic.
A huge fence runs thousands of miles along the border with Mexico to keep migrants and narcotics out. Trouble is, it also cuts off half of Brownsville, Texas.