Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are facing a wide-ranging investigation in the US. Photograph: Reuters

The US government is gearing up to investigate whether Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google misuse their massive market power, sources told Reuters on (...)

People cast their ballots at a community centre during early voting for the US midterm elections in Potomac, Maryland on October 25th. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The midterm elections to decide on the make-up of Congress take place across the United States on Tuesday, with all 435 seats in the House of Represen(...)

Taylor Swift: 65,000 people registered to vote in the 24 hours after the singer’s Instagram post. Photograph: Matt Winkelmeyer/TAS18/Getty

The US voter registration service has experienced a spike in numbers after Taylor Swift – long silent on partisan issues – expressed her support for t(...)

Taylor Swift: “I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin colour, gender or who they love.” Photograph: John Shearer/Getty Images

Taylor Swift, the pop music titan who has been notably apolitical in turbulent political times, broke her silence Sunday and endorsed two Democratic c(...)

Attorney general Jeff Sessions. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump hit out at his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on Wednesday, declaring that he wished he had never appointed him. In a se(...)

Protestors demonstrate in Boston against the US Federal Communications Commission’s move to end internet traffic neutrality. Photograph: Ryan McBride/AFP/Getty Images

Confused after the the vote in the United States last week by the Trump-era Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to remove net neutrality protectio(...)

US president Donald  Trump: the Republican-party-dominated Congress voted to wipe out important Obama-era privacy protections on personal data. Photograph: Andrew Harrer

Billions of euro worth of transatlantic trade took another giant step towards an economic cliff’s edge this week, thanks to a swift and spectacularly (...)

Kathleen Sebelius, US secretary of health and human services, speaks during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in Washington today.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg.

The US government’s top health official has said private insurance companies, not president Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, are to blame for(...)