Ken Paxton

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The case comes two months after the US Department of Justice, backed by 11 states, accused Google of using a web of contracts and partnerships with other companies to block distribution of rival search engines. Photograph: AFP via Getty

A group of 10 Republican-led US states has opened a new front in US antitrust actions against Google, charging the internet group with abusing its mon(...)

After the ruling Donald Trump said on Twitter, ‘The Supreme Court really let us down. No Wisdom, no Courage!’. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The US supreme court on Friday rejected a long-shot lawsuit by Texas and backed by president Donald Trump seeking to throw out voting results in four(...)

President Donald Trump with, from right, Dan Patrick, Texas attorney general Ken Paxton and Senator Dawn Buckingham after arriving in Austin, Texas, in January. Paxton filed a lawsuit that seeks to overturn state victories by president-elect Joe Biden. Photograph: TJ Kirkpatrick/ The New York Times

Anyone who has observed Donald Trump over the past four years will not be surprised at the US president’s behaviour since the election. He had warne(...)

Donald Trump has 232 electoral college votes while his opponent Joe Biden has 306. Photograph: The New York Times

The state of Texas, aiming to help US president Donald Trump upend the results of the election, said on Tuesday it has sued Georgia, Michigan, Pennsyl(...)

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager: her re-appointment this week will rattle Silicon Valley. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

What a week. The US hasn’t seen this much tech industry antitrust activity since Microsoft faced off against the US Department of Justice two decades (...)

Austin police chief Brian Manley briefing the media on  Wednesday in the Austin suburb of Round Rock, Texas. Photograph:  Eric Gay/AP

A man suspected of being the bomber behind a series of explosions across central Texas blew himself up as a swat team approached, police have confirme(...)

The clock tower at the University of Texas in Austin, the spot from which Charles Whitman carried out a mass shooting fifty years ago. A new state law permits concealed firearms to be carried inside campus buildings. Photograph: Ilana Panich-Linsman/The New York Times.

The University of Texas has marked the 50th anniversary of a slaughter that thrust mass shootings into the US national consciousness as a new law allo(...)

President Barack Obama speaks in the White House briefing room   on the Supreme Court decision on immigration. Phtograph: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

The US Supreme Court delivered a fatal blow to US president Barack Obama’s stalled plan to shield from deportation more than four million “undocumente(...)

Two anti-abortion activists behind the filming of videos on foetal tissue procurement by Planned Parenthood have been indicted by a Texas grand jury that the women’s health group of any wrongdoing. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

A grand jury in the United States that was investigating accusations of misconduct against Planned Parenthood has instead indicted two abortion oppone(...)