Senator Josh Hawley, a Republican from Missouri, speaks to the media in the US Capitol early on Thursday. Photograph:  Erin Scott/Bloomberg

Simon & Schuster has said it would cancel the publication of an upcoming book by senator Josh Hawley, one of several members of Congress who tried(...)

Brandon Bernard as he sits on death row awaiting his scheduled execution in Terre Haute, Indiana. Photograph: EPA.

A wave of outrage from US human rights groups, activists, elected officials, and others over the execution on Thursday night of federal prisoner Brand(...)

Ghislaine Maxwell. Photograph: Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty

For years, Ghislaine Maxwell has been a central but silent figure in the scandal involving Jeffrey Epstein’s history of abusing teenage girls. On Thur(...)

Jeffrey Epstein and  Donald Trump as at the Mar-a-Lago estate, Palm Beach, Florida, in 1997. File photograph: Davidoff Studios/Getty Images

It’s difficult to watch Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, a four-hour Netflix series on the now-deceased convicted sex offender without a choking sense of(...)

 US director Woody Allen at the Scala Opera House in Milan last year. Photograph: Miguel Medina/ AFP/Getty

Before it had even been released, Woody Allen’s new autobiography, Apropos of Nothing, ignited a ferocious backlash. Employees of Hachette Book Group,(...)

A protester stands outside during the impeachment trial of US president Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

US Senate Democrats mounted a last-ditch effort to persuade moderate Republican senators to back calling new witnesses, including John Bolton, in Dona(...)

Attorney Alan Dershowitz speaks to the press at the US Capitol on January 29th. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

A lawyer for US president Donald Trump claimed the US president could not be impeached for actions taken to win re-election, as the White House rushed(...)

US president Donald Trump: Republicans who believe that Trump has a case to answer also know that he will turn his tweets, his voters and his donors on any who defy him. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

It was plain that Christian Bale is the actor of our times when he made constitutional jurisprudence sing on screen. As a fearsome Dick Cheney in Vice(...)

US president Donald Trump with ghis then newly-appointed national security adviser John Bolton in April, 2018. Photograph:  Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Donald Trump’s lawyers were set to wrap up their opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial on Tuesday, as senators debate whether to call witn(...)

Fox News presenter Sean Hannity with his big fan US president Donald Trump: Links between Fox and the White House are clear  as the  impeachment trial gets under way. Photograph:  Ethan Miller/Getty

As the United States prepares for a presidential election, the role of the media will be a crucial element of the campaign. A new survey from the Pew(...)

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