Rooms by the millions Meet the hotel group with a million rooms. That is the number of rooms Marriott expect to open or have in development this year(...)

Judge Sarah Netburn listens to defence attorney Sabrina Shroff as Yevgeny “Zhenya” Buryakov sits in court in New York on Monday.  Photograph: Jane Rosenberg/Reuters

The cover of alleged Russian spies in New York was blown by bugged conversations about their frustration over how mundane their double lives were and(...)

US attorney general Eric Holder has announced that  criminal charges have been brought against three men for their alleged involvement in a Russian spy ring operating in New York City. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters.

The US government has unveiled criminal charges against three men for their alleged involvement in a Russian spy ring operating in New York City.Evgen(...)

Shannon Conley in court for her sentencing.

An American teenager who tried to go to Syria to help Islamic State militants has been sentenced to four years in prison.Shannon Conley (19), from Den(...)

A woman walks past a poster for the film ‘The Interview’ in New York. Sony has delayed the publication of  its final quarterly earnings, citing the disruption of accounting systems last year during the cyber attack

Sony is delaying the release of its final quarterly earnings, citing the disruption of accounting systems last year during a crippling cyber attack on(...)

‘Selma’ director Ava DuVernay: ‘This is art; this is a movie; this is a film. I’m not a historian. I’m not a documentarian.’ Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Reuters

I went on Friday morning to see Selma and found myself watching it in a cinema full of black teenagers. Thanks to donations, DC public school kids (...)

A handout photograph of Christopher Cornell (20) of Cincinnati, Ohio. Cornell, who claimed sympathy with Islamic State militants was arrested and charged in connection with a plot to attack the US Capitol with guns and bombs. Photograph: Butler County Jail/Reuters

An Ohio man who had hoped to ally himself with the Islamic State has been arrested in connection with a planned attack on the Capitol building in Wash(...)

US Speaker of the House John Boehner. A former employee at Mr Boehner’s country club has been indicted on a charge of threatening to murder the politician. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

A former barman has been indicted on a charge of threatening to murder House of Representatives speaker John Boehner, by either poisoning his drink at(...)

Henry Allen jnr (left), president of the Colorado Springs NAACP, shows  James Simmons the spot where an improvised bomb exploded on Tuesday outside the group’s offices. Photograph: Matthew Staver/ New York Times

US law enforcement officials are investigating whether the fire-bombing of the offices of a civil rights group, the National Association for the Adva(...)

South Korean soldiers walk past barbed wire entanglements at the demilitarised zone seperating South and North Korea. A Pyongyang foreign ministry spokesman said the fresh round of sanctions would not weaken North Korea’s 1.2 million-strong army. Photograph: Reuters/Lee Jae-Won

North Korea has responded angrily to tighter US sanctions over the recent cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, with Pyongyang saying it had n(...)