Representative David Cicilline, a Democrat from Rhode Island, holds a news article while speaking during a House judiciary committee hearing in Washington, DC, US. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Senior Republicans have indicated that a short trial in the Senate is likely if Donald Trump is impeached next week, as the House of Representatives j(...)

Armed policemen gather next to an FBI armoured vehicle next to the Cielo Vista Mall as an active shooter situation is ongoing. Photograph: Joel Angel Juarez/ AFP/Getty Images

Multiple people were killed in a shooting at a WalMart in El Paso, Texas on Saturday and one man was in custody after the latest US mass shooting. El(...)

Democratic senators-elect Kyrsten Sinema  and Jacky Rosen  walk to the office of Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer for a meeting at the US Capitol on Tuesday.   Photograph:  Win McNamee/Getty Images

Just over a week after Americans went to the polls in the midterm elections, the incoming members of Congress arrived in Washington on Tuesday for “or(...)