Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar , Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Rashida Tlaib: have criticised Donal Trump and challenged their own Democratic leadership. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

US president Donald Trump on Sunday stepped up his attacks on four liberal Democrats in Congress, who have become known as “The Squad”, calling on the(...)

Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen arrives to testify before a closed House intelligence committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

US president Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen returned to Capitol Hill on Thursday to speak behind closed doors with a congressional panel i(...)

 Donald Trump: in a sense his wall is just another drug. For his fans, it is a fix of xenophobia that dulls the pain of the real epidemic that is blighting their lives and their own communities. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

After marijuana, the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States is not heroin or cocaine or crystal meth. It is painkillers manufactured by (...)

 Vogtle nuclear power plans near Waynesboro, Georgia in the US. A Democrat-led committee says that in the rush to transfer technology to the Saudis Trump aides may have violated regulations. Photograph:  Pallava Bagla/Corbis via Getty Images

White House officials have been pushing a plan to sell US nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia in potential defiance of legal restrictions and reg(...)

Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has criticised the Trump administration’s ‘hypocrisy’ over the use of private emails. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

At least six senior Trump administration figures are reported to have used private email accounts for official White House business, prompting Hillary(...)

Nuclear-powered submarine USS Michigan approaches the southeastern port city of Busan on Tuesday.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Tensions over North Korea increased on Tuesday as the United States moved a submarine to a South Korean port and North Korea marked the 85th anniversa(...)

US president Donald Trump has said he is ordering a ‘major investigation’ into alleged  voter fraud. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

US president Donald Trump will request “a major investigation” into his unverified allegations of voter fraud, acting on his claim that millions of “i(...)

Hillary Clinton takes a selfie  at a rally  in Baltimore, Maryland,  on Sunday. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Bloomberg

Barbara Mikulski, the diminutive 79-year-old five-term senator, was firing up a noisy crowd at the first rally in Maryland for Democratic presidential(...)

US drugmakers have been under increased pressure from the government, insurers and corporations over steep increases in the prices of generic drugs. Photograph:  Vladimir Nenov/Getty Images/iStockphoto

The antitrust division of the US department of justice has subpoenaed Mylan for information relating to the pricing and marketing of its generic doxyc(...)

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton defended her handling of the security at the US diplomatic outpost in the Libyan city of Benghazi where four(...)

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