Maine's Republican governor apologises for leaving an obscenity-laden voicemail for a rival politician and says he is considering his position. ... read more

Davis Love III speaks to CNN World Sport after his European counterpart Darren Clarke made his wild-card picks. ... read more

WASHINGTON ― President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 111 federal prisoners on Tuesday as part of an initiative aimed at shortening the prison stays of individuals incarcerated under the nation’s harsh drug laws.The White House said the commutations brought Obama’s total for the month of August to 325, the most commutations granted in a single month in United States history.The total number of prisoners who met the administration’s criteria for clemency is believed to be around 1,500. So far, Obama has granted clemency to 673 individuals. Advocates have cal ... read more

The US Treasury criticises 'unfair' tax rulings by the European Commission, following a demand that Apple hands over €13bn in unpaid tax. ... read more

We all have moments in our lives when we think: "Isn't that like the time when..." Those moments are particularly intriguing when a new historical analogy comes to mind, something that has not already made the rounds of coffee shops and Facebook posts. So here's mine: the 2016 elections in this country are most like the presidential election in Russia in 1996, which I covered as Newsweek's Moscow bureau chief. The contest pitted the former Communist Party bigwig-turned reformer Boris Yeltsin, who was seeking a second term, against Gennady Zyuganov, the head of the largely unreconstructed Comm ... read more

Spokesman Mohammad al-Adnani has been killed, the terror group's Amaq news agency and a statement from the group said. ... read more

Southern rail is to reinstate a third of the trains it dropped in July "to provide reliable timetable", the company announces. ... read more