Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen Kamala Harris and US Vice President Mike Pence participate in the vice presidential debate at the University of Utah on Wednesday night. Photo: Morry Gash Pool/Getty

Kamala Harris accused the Trump-Pence White House of presiding over the “greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of our cou(...)

Oracle has sought at least $8 billion in damages in the case against Google. Photograph:  Kimihiro Hoshino,Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images

The US supreme court appeared divided on Wednesday as it considered whether to protect Alphabet Inc’s Google from a long-running lawsuit by Oracle Cor(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence and California senator Kamala Harris: Will sit at separate tables three metres apart during Wednesday night’s debate in Utah. Photographs: Brendan Smialowski, Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Vice-president Mike Pence and Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris are set to go toe-to-toe on Wednesday night (2am Irish time) in their(...)

The politically well-connected Oracle is trying to win government backing for its deal for TikTok’s international operations, while Google is facing the prospect of a landmark antitrust complaint from the Department of Justice, expected imminently.

When a decade-long legal battle between Google and Oracle finally reaches the US Supreme Court this week, many in the tech industry will be following (...)

Downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania, the ‘Electric City’: the town symbolises the demise of a once-thriving industrial centre. Photograph: Eric Baradat / AFP via Getty

At the Downtown Deli in Scranton, Pennsylvania, orders of pancakes, French toast and endless cups of coffee are piling up during this busy lunchtime. (...)

US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump wave to supporters as they walk across the South Lawn to Marine One at the White House in Washington on Tuesday. Photograph: Ken Cedeno/EPA

On Monday, US president Donald Trump updated the nation on the administration’s coronavirus testing strategy and announced a plan to distribute 150 mi(...)

Joe Biden speaks during the first debate of the 2020 US presidential election in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Nothing dates a period as much as the quaintness of its scandals. In 1987, the unattributed use of some rhetoric from a British politician was enough (...)

US president Donald Trump  and his Democratic rival Joe Biden clashed in an acrimonious debate. Image: Paul Scott

President Donald Trump went on the attack last night, as the first presidential debate of the US election campaign descended into chaos and acrimony. (...)

Senator Chuck Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, and Amy Coney Barrett, nominee for the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Photograph: Erin Scott/Reuters/Bloomberg

US vice-president Mike Pence described Amy Coney Barrett as “an extraordinary American” and “someone of great character” as the supreme court nominee (...)

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the US supreme court, after the public announcement of her nomination in the Rose Garden of the White House on September 26th. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

The confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the US supreme court quietly but hastily got under way in the Senate on Monday as more than a dozen sen(...)

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