Joe Biden

Biden and Trump make final pitches to voters

Mr Biden campaigned in Pennsylvania and Ohio, as Mr Trump toured the voting battlegrounds of Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

National polls suggest a firm lead for Mr Biden in Tuesday's election.

But his lead is narrower in the handful of states that could decide the result.

More than 98 million people have already cast their ballots in early voting, putting the country on course for its highest turnout in a century.

In the US election, voters decide state-level contests rather than an overall single national one.

Trump and Biden duel in critical state of Florida

Mr Biden told supporters: "You hold the power. If Florida goes blue [Democratic], it's over."

Celebrating soaring economic figures, Mr Trump, a Republican, said of his rival: "He's going to lock you down."

With just five days to go until election day, Mr Biden has a solid lead nationally in opinion polls.

But his advantage looks less assured in the battleground states, such as Florida, that will decide who ultimately wins the White House.

Charges over Twitter hack that hit Biden and Bezos

Californian authorities filed felony charges against Mason Sheppard, 19.

The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) confirmed it had searched a property in Bognor Regis with police on Friday.

A teenager in Tampa and Nima Fazeli, 22, of Orlando, were also charged in Florida.

US Attorney David L Anderson said the arrests proved "nefarious hacking... for fun or profit" did not pay off.

Twitter accounts of multiple high-profile US figures were hijacked in an apparent Bitcoin scam on 15 July.

Tearful Joe Biden awarded freedom medal by Obama

Mr Obama praised his vice-president for his "faith in your fellow Americans, for your love of country and your lifetime of service".

The award comes as both men prepare to leave office when Donald Trump is inaugurated on 20 January.

Mr Biden has said he plans to stay active in Democratic Party politics.

 

'No inkling'

A visibly emotional Joe Biden stood by as Mr Obama heaped praise on what he called the "best possible choice, not just for me, but for the American people".

Russian hacking claims: Biden tells Trump to 'grow up'

On Friday, Mr Trump will be briefed on allegations Russia meddled in November's US presidential election.

But Mr Trump has cast doubt on claims of Russian involvement, and criticised the intelligence community in tweets.

Mr Biden said it was "absolutely mindless" for the president-elect not to have faith in intelligence agencies.

 

What Mr Biden said

'Give it a go, Joe': Pittsburgh union crowd cheers on Biden

The vice president donned a black-and-gold United Steelworkers union hat and told hundreds of union members that the gap between the wealthy and poor was hurting the nation.

"The tax code's not fair. It's simply not fair," Biden said in a city long associated with organized labor. "The wealthy aren't paying their fair share. There used to be one America."

Biden later marched throughout the city's downtown, hearing encouraging words along the parade route.

Biden calls Chattanooga shooter a 'perverted jihadist'

Biden's comments came at a memorial to the five servicemen killed in a shooting rampage by Kuwait-born Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.

"These perverse ideologues, warped theocrats, they may be able to inspire a single lone wolf to commit a savage act, but they can never, never threaten who we are," Biden said. "When this perverted jihadist struck, everyone responded."

Biden associates resume discussion about presidential run

 But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he will run or personally ask them to do any planning for a potential campaign, according to several people close to the vice president.

Obama warns Congress not to stand in way of Iran deal

"No deal means a greater chance of more war in the Middle East," Obama said in early morning remarks from the White House.

Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, spoke shortly after negotiators in Vienna announced the landmark deal aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear program for more than a decade in exchange for billions of dollars in international sanctions relief.