Letitia James

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New York State Attorney General Letitia James speaks during a press conference announcing a lawsuit to dissolve the NRA last Thursday. Photograph: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

In 2016 the powerful National Rifle Association (NRA), a registered charity that promotes gun rights, spent $30 million helping elect Donald Trump, an(...)

National Rifle Association  chief executive Wayne LaPierre speaks during the NRA’s annual convention in Dallas on May 4th, 2018. Photograph: Tamir Kalifa/New York Times

The New York attorney general has sued to dissolve the National Rifle Association, accusing its powerful leader, Wayne LaPierre, and a coterie of top (...)

Harvey Weinstein arriving at the Manhattan Criminal Court, in New York City. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP

A proposed $19 million (about €16.9 million) settlement for Harvey Weinstein’s accusers has been slammed as a “complete sellout”. The agreement, anno(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson chairing a Covid-19 meeting by Zoom, after self-isolating after testing positive for the Coronavirus. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/Crown Copyright/10 Downing Street/PA Wire

Video-conferencing app Zoom is under scrutiny by the office of New York’s attorney general, Letitia James, for its data privacy and security practices(...)

Jennifer Williams,  a national security advisor to vice-president Mike Pence, leaving a closed-door committee hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry against US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has been ordered to pay $2 million to charity after a judge ruled that the president improperly used his Trump Foundation to(...)

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 (...)

Facebook. File photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty

Senior officials from across the US are due to launch antitrust investigations into both Facebook and Google, as the political pressure increases on l(...)

US president Donald Trump: Had more than $300 million in outstanding loans from Deutsche Bank by the time he took office, making the German bank the president’s biggest creditor.  Photograph: Olivier Douliery/EPA

US congressional investigators have intensified their pursuit of President Donald Trump’s personal and business financial records by issuing a subpoen(...)

The St Pat’s For All parade. “St Pat’s For All is almost restoring something the Irish were known for – being welcoming,” said founder Brendan Fay. Photograph: Ed Weidman

I’m in a small kitchen two blocks away from the last stop on the Q train – it smells like caramel and clean laundry and I’m talking to Tom Moul(...)

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, shakes hands with former US president Bill Clinton at Mr de Blasio’s formal inauguration as mayor in New York today. Photograph: Todd Heisler/New York Times

Bill de Blasio claimed his place as the 109th mayor of New York City shortly after 1 pm local time today, delivering an inaugural address at City Hal(...)