The disclosure adds to the evidence of the broad scope of the Russian influence campaign, which US intelligence agencies concluded was designed to damage Hillary Clinton and boost Donald Trump during the election. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Providing new evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election, Facebook disclosed on Wednesday that it had identified more than (...)

File image of Prince performing at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, US, in May 2013.  File photograph: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

A Minnesota judge has ruled that six siblings of Prince are the heirs to his vast estate, more than a year after the musician’s death from an accident(...)

The documents sketch a picture of how Prince, a strict proponent of clean living who suffered from chronic hip pain, concealed his opioid addiction using a variety of methods. Photograph: Jumana  El-Heloueh/Reuters

At the time of Prince’s death, his Paisley Park home and recording compound in Minnesota were strewn with “a sizeable amount” of narcotic painkillers (...)

White House strategist Steve Bannon (right) with national security adviser HR McMaster. Bannon is said to have told friends and associates that he needs to pick his battles carefully. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Stephen Bannon, President Donald Trump’s grenade-lobbing pugilist of a chief strategist, has a fitting nickname for his West Wing office: “The war roo(...)

Artists Maria Fleming and Paul Cole put the finishing touches to the Ballaghaderreen welcome wall: interpreters will be available at Duffy’s Supervalu to translate messages into Arabic. Photograph: Brian Farrell

1. Maurice McCabe to sue Tusla over sex abuse file Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, is facing legal action after it emerged it sent a file contain(...)

A protester outside the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals courthouse in San Francisco, California, February 7th, 2017, while the court hears arguments regarding President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries. Photograph: Noah Berger/Reuters

President Donald Trump’s administration asked a US appeals court on Tuesday to rule a federal judge was wrong to suspend a travel ban the president im(...)

Alma Kashkooli, (12), from Iran who has a severe medical condition, is wheeled out of customs at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport by her mother Fahimeh Kashkooli who is living in the United States on a student Visa while studying at Fordham University Law School. Alma is in the US to have eye saving surgery according to lawyers for the family. Photograph: Reuters

The US justice department has urged a federal court to reinstate president Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban on people travelling from seven ma(...)

Salma Ali (left), sister of 12-year-old Eman Ali of Yemen, waits with other family members for the arrival of Eman and her father Ahmed Ali at San Francisco International Airport on Sunday. Photograph: Kate Munsch/Reuterss

President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration has prompted a constitutional showdown that could leave a mark on the law for generations and (...)

An Iraqi family from Woodbridge, Virginia, welcomes their grandmother at Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Virginia, against the backdrop of a simmering travel ban. Photograph: Astrid Riecken

Controversy over US president Donald Trump’s executive order halting immigration from seven countries has deepened after a ruling from a federal judg(...)

US president Donald Trump tosses a sharpie pen that he was using for autographs back to the group that greeted him after arriving on Air Force One at the Palm Beach International Airport for a visit to his Mar-a-Lago Resort for the weekend. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The US government said on Saturday that citizens of the seven mainly Muslim countries who were banned from the United States by Mr Trump could resume (...)