The Biden order directs the commerce department to monitor software applications like TikTok that could affect US national security. Photograph: Chris Delmas/AFP

US president Joe Biden on Wednesday withdrew a series of Trump-era executive orders that sought to ban new downloads of WeChat and TikTok, and ordered(...)

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a remote area of Alaska which is home to polar bears, wolves and other wildlife. Photograph:  Steven Kazlowski/Barcroft Medi via Getty Images

The Biden administration has announced it will pause drilling in an Arctic region of Alaska pending an environmental review, reversing a key initiativ(...)

US attorney general Merrick Garland has announced a civil investigation into Minneapolis policing practices after Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the murder of Geroge Floyd last May. Photograph:  Andrew Harnik-Pool/ Getty

The US Justice Department has announced an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department, a day after former officer Derek Chauvin was found gu(...)

Google commands about 29 per cent of the US digital ad market, according to eMarketer.

The owner of the Daily Mail website, Associated Newspapers, is suing Google, saying the tech company’s dominance in online advertising has harmed its (...)

The US Justice Department (pictured) issued a statement saying the FBI had arrested Zachary Horwitz Tuesday. Photograph: iStock

The US Securities and Exchange Commission obtained an asset freeze to halt an alleged $690 million (€580m) Ponzi scheme operated by a Los Angeles acto(...)

A view of Capitol Hill during heightened security concerns over possible protests or violence. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski /AFP via Getty Images

The US House of Representatives canceled its planned Thursday session, after the Capitol Police warned a militia group could be plotting to breach the(...)

The plane, belived to be carrying  Michael Taylor and his son Peter who allegedly  helped fly former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn out of Japan in 2019, arrives from the US. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/ AFP via Getty

An American father and son accused of helping former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday to potentially face days of q(...)

Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of the notorious cartel boss known as El Chapo. She was arrested and charged with helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar criminal empire. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

A US federal judge has ordered the wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán to remain temporarily jailed after she was arrested and accu(...)

 The lawsuit argued that Mike  Pence had discretion to decide what votes should count.  File photograph: AP/Lynne Sladky

A federal judge on Friday rejected a lawsuit from a Republican congressman that sought to allow vice president Mike Pence to reject Electoral College (...)

US president Donald Trump and attorney general William Barr at the White House in May. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

As someone with a knack for controlling the media narrative, Donald Trump’s carefully timed announcement of William Barr’s departure on Monday night d(...)

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