Elijah Cummings has died aged 68. The Maryland Democrat, first elected in 1996, served as oversight chairman since January after the Democrats gained control of the House of Representatives in 2018 elections. Photograph: Justin T. Gellerson/The New York Times

US politician Elijah Cummings, one of the most influential Democrats in Congress and a key figure in the impeachment inquiry against president Donald (...)

Office of Personnel Management in Washington: data on millions of US government workers has been hacked. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Rarely has a computer hack of personal information, allegedly by agents of a foreign government, caused such a stir in Washington DC. A breach at the (...)

Members of the Secret Service on the North steps of the White House in Washington yesterday. The man who breached security at the White House this month raced through several rooms on the main floor, penetrating farther into the building than previously disclosed. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The man who breached security at the White House this month raced through several rooms on the main floor, penetrating farther into the building than (...)