Uber said it has been in touch with the US Federal Trade Commission  and several states to discuss a hack last year that exposed data on millions of customers and drivers, the latest scandal to rock the ride-hailing firm. File photograph:   Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

Governments around the globe launched investigations into Uber Technologies Inc after the company disclosed it had covered up a breach that exposed d(...)

Producer Harvey Weinstein. An investigation by The New York Times has found previously undisclosed allegations of sexual harassment against Weinstein. (Emily Berl/The New York Times)

Viewed from a certain angle, the revelations concerning Harvey Weinstein constitute a good news story. The co-founder of Miramax Pictures, a driving f(...)

President Richard Nixon speaks at a rally at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, on October  23rd, 1972.   Photograph: Michael Evans/The New York Times

In dramatically casting aside FBI director James Comey, US president Donald Trump fired the man who may have helped make him president – and the man w(...)

 US vice-president Mike Pence swears in attorney general Jeff Sessions while Sessions’s wife, Mary and US president Donald look on in the Oval Office of the White House. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Newly appointed US attorney general Jeff Sessions has said that the US must bring illegal immigration to an end, as he was sworn in as the nation’s to(...)

 Democratic senator  Richard Blumenthal meeting US supreme court nominee Neil Gorsuch  on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

US supreme court nominee Neil Gorsuch told a Democratic senator he found Donald Trump’s comments “disheartening” and “demoralising” when the president(...)

A man walks up the steps of the US supreme court  in Washington, DC on Tuesday.  President Donald Trump is due to announce his nomination to fill a year-long vacancy on the court. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Democrats are ready to fight fire with fire in what promises to be an extraordinary political battle over Donald Trump’s choice to fill a year-long va(...)

Miller and Valasek have been probing car safety for years and have been among those warning that remote hacking was inevitable. Photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Cybersecurity researchers have shown they can use the Internet to turn off a car’s engine as it drives, sharply escalating the stakes in the debate ab(...)

Philomena Lee  and Senator Claire McCaskill  meet to discuss the  new adoption initiative.

US senator Claire McCaskill has added her support to a campaign to help Irish mothers reunite with US children separated by forced adoption, describin(...)

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