Olympic gymnast Simone Biles during a Senate judiciary committee hearing in Washington, D.C on Wednesday into  the FBI handling of the Larry Nassar investigation of sexual abuse of Olympic gymnasts. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Bloomberg

Simone Biles offered emotional testimony on Wednesday at a US Senate hearing into the Larry Nassar abuse scandal, an episode that rocked the world of (...)

US senators Charles Grassley and Marco Rubio have written to the US department of health last month expressing concern about genomic data being collected by companies in the US with links to China. File photograph: Getty

The fear that China might use DNA data to devise biological weapons is one of the reasons why security services in the US have concerns about it getti(...)

US senators Marco Rubio, above, and  Charles Grassley, in a letter to the US department of health and human sciences last month, said the FBI ‘has identified national security risks related to sharing genomic data and recognises China as a primary source of those risks’. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Two senior US politicians have expressed national security concerns about a US-based company with links to China that owns the Irish business that wan(...)

President Trump has taken a more adversarial tone toward Robert Mueller since the warrant was executed Monday. File photograph: Reuters

The FBI agents who raided the office and hotel of President Donald Trump’s lawyer Monday were seeking all records related to the “Access Hollywood” ta(...)

 White House senior adviser Jared Kushner failed to turn  over to investigators campaign mails on WikiLeaks and a Russian overture. Photograph: Thomas Peter/EPA

Jared Kushner shared emails within Donald Trump’s team about WikiLeaks and a “backdoor overture” from Russia during the 2016 US election campaign and (...)

Donald Trump’s nominee for FBI director Christopher Wray headed the department of justice’s criminal division during the Enron scandal. Photograph: Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty Images

Christopher Wray, Donald Trump’s nominee for FBI director, headed the department of justice’s criminal division during the Enron scandal. If confirmed(...)

Tashfeen Malik, (left), and Syed Farook  pictured passing through Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in this July 27th, 2014 photo. File photograph: US Customs and Border Protection/Reuters

A couple who massacred 14 people at a California holiday party were discussing martyrdom online before they met in person and married, FBI director Ja(...)

A picture of Kate Steinle is set up at a Senate hearing last week. The 32-year-old was allegedly shot by an immigrant who had been deported to Mexico five times. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Pier 14 is one of the most beautiful tourist spots in San Francisco, jutting out next to the Bay Bridge that connects the city to Oakland and Berkeley(...)

Supporters of immigration reform cheer after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws, on Capitol Hill. Photograph: Drew Angerer/The New York Times

The most sweeping changes to US immigration laws in more than a quarter of a century, including 10,(...)

Senator Chuck Schumer,  one of the eight senators responsible for adding visa measures for Ireland, Canada and Poland into the proposed US immigration legislation, has defended them. “Each of these provisions makes individual sense on the merits,” his spokesman said. Photograph:  Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

Special visa arrangements for Ireland and other countries included in proposed US immigra(...)