Republican senator from Georgia Kelly Loeffler said she and her husband – the chairman of the New York Stock Exchange – had ‘acted entirely appropriately and observed both the letter and the spirit of the law’. Photograph:  Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Federal investigators are ramping up their inquiries into at least two US senators who sold shares before the US stock market crashed due to coronavir(...)

Judge Justin Walker is sworn in on May 6th. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Pool/ AFP via Getty

As coronavirus kept most Americans confined at home this week, the Senate was back in session at the US Capitol. Dismissing the lockdown, Senate major(...)

US speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi: ‘I’m not holding the articles indefinitely. I will turn them over when I’m ready, and that will probably be soon.’ Photograph: Tom Brenner/Reuters

Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, says she intends to transmit articles of impeachment against US president Donald Trump t(...)

San Francisco: Cork councillor Bernie Murphy’s antics during his trip to the city left Irish officials red-faced. Photograph: AP Photo/HO/John Storey

Colourful Cork councillor Bernie Murphy left some Irish officials red-faced when he went to San Francisco in 1986 with a self-declared plan to get new(...)

Adam Driver in The Report

Sometimes working to a tight budget really can be to a film’s advantage. Scott Z Burns shot The Report for the relatively tiny sum of $8 million and, (...)

Rian Johnson’s Knives Out

The Toronto International Film Festival (sometimes Tiff) is not like its rivals in Cannes or Venice. Taking place within the fourth-largest city in No(...)

Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) has dinner with his imaginary friend Adolf (writer-director Taika Waititi), and his mother, Rosie (Scarlett Johansson) in Jojo Rabbit. Photograph: Kimberley French/Twentieth Century Fox

And just like that it was deep winter. The football season ceases for around 10 minutes. So we shouldn’t reel too much at the news that awards season (...)

US attorney general William Barr testifies before a Senate judiciary committee hearing on Wednesday on the Mueller report. Photograph: Aaron Bernstein/Reuters

US attorney general William Barr defended his handling of the Mueller investigation during a fiery appearance at a US Senate committee on Wednesday. (...)

Former US vice-president Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention in Pennsylvania in 2016. His aides he will not be dissuaded by the allegations from entering the presidential race. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic speaker of the US House of Representatives, offered a measured defence of Joe Biden on Tuesday, arguing that the allegati(...)

US transportation secretary Elaine Chao  before the senate appropriations committee’s transportation subcommittee in Washington. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times

US transportation secretary Elaine Chao said on Wednesday it was “very questionable” why some safety features were not required on the Boeing 737 Max,(...)

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