The party that occupies the White House changes on average every eight years, but here are six loyal Democratic states.
Beth Ditto was arrested on Friday night after allegedly kicking a barman in the groin.
America's emotional debate over the role of the death penalty has taken a strange new twist after a convicted killer has been granted the legal right to insist on his right to be executed.
The future is here already. Ashton Eaton, the youngest of the celebrated trio of US decathletes and seen as the eventual heir to a throne disputed by Brian Clay and Trey Hardee, surpassed them both on the second day of the Olympic Trials, to win the decathlon trials and set a new world record of 9039 points, in front of his home team crowd in Eugene.