Thousands of cheering supporters gave a rousing sendoff to libertarian-leaning Congressman Ron Paul who will retire from active politics next year after losing his latest presidential race to Republican Mitt Romney.
Labour should prepare for coalition with the Lib Dems because it will struggle to win an outright majority at the next election, Peter Hain, the former cabinet minister, has said.
Metropolitan police officers have been sleeping on floors, under tables, in cupboards and even in McDonald's because back-to-back shifts leave them too little time to go home, it has been claimed.
Even the weather appears to be against Mitt Romney.
Modern political campaigns are tightly controlled events but no one can control the weather and a storm barrelling towards Tampa has forced the cancellation of the first day of the Republican party's national convention.
Questions have been raised over the New York police department's handling of a shooting near the Empire State Building after armed officers injured nine passers-by as they pursued a gunman who had just shot dead his former boss.
Tens of thousands of Republicans are beginning to gather in Tampa, Florida, for the party convention beginning Monday, at which Mitt Romney, still largely unknown to many Americans, has to sell himself as the next president.
Republican Senate hope Todd Akin reaffirmed his intention to stay in the Missouri race Friday despite continued opprobrium over comments he made concerning rape and pregnancy.