US embassy man 'cyberstalked women'

A worker at the US embassy in London is accused of cyberstalking women, threatening to post their private photos unless they met his demands.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 10:45 pm

'Children died' in US air strike

A US air strike on Syria probably killed two children, the Pentagon says, acknowledging civilian casualties for first time.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 7:36 pm

VIDEO: Making art underground

The DuPont Underground in Washington pitches a new way to experience art underground but will the project get off the ground? The BBC's Olivia Crellin reports.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 6:01 pm

Baltimore police charged over death

Baltimore's top prosecutor announces revised charges, but the most serious charges - including second-degree murder - remain.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 5:11 pm

McDonald's faces worker protests

Thousands of workers and union supporters protest outside McDonald's headquarters, as the fast food firm continues to face wage pressure.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 4:48 pm

Boy Scouts' gay ban 'unsustainable'

The head of the Boy Scouts of America says defiant chapters and possible legal challenges should give organisation pause.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 3:47 pm

Toilet training for armed US police

Armed police officers are being trained in how to use public toilets safely, after leaving firearms behind on several occasions.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 2:14 pm

California probes oil spill cause

Clean-up crews are working around the clock as investigators look into how tens of thousands of gallons of oil spewed into the sea off Santa Barbara.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 2:00 pm

US mansion family 'killer' named

Police in Washington DC name a man they believe held a family and housekeeper hostage in their home before killing them.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 12:22 pm

The mother who 'outed' her daughter's Facebook lie

Was it right for mother to publicly scold her teenage daughter?

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 7:51 am

Rolling Stones play surprise show

The Rolling Stones play a surprise gig in Los Angeles during which they perform the entire Sticky Fingers album.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 6:15 am

VIDEO: Letterman's final Late Show goodbye

David Letterman has presented his last edition of his late night talk show.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 4:36 am

VIDEO: Closing the tech gender gap

In Silicon Valley men traditionally dominate, but all-women projects to help support and mentor entrepreneurs are having an impact.

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 11:18 pm

VIDEO: California oil spill spans nine miles

Two oil slicks, stretching nine miles, have formed off the coast of southern California in the US, after an onshore pipeline ruptured.

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 7:43 pm

The US police chief fighting racism

Could this man solve the US policing crisis?

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 6:20 pm

Can social media save water?

Outing water cheats in California

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 4:57 pm

Ramadi rings 'alarm bells' for Obama

The fall of Ramadi prompts new questions about the effectiveness of the president's strategy in dealing with the Islamic State and who bears the ultimate responsibility for the region's chaos.

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 1:15 pm

Target beats earnings forecasts

US retail giant Target reports a 52% increase in quarterly profits, helped by a boost from online sales.

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 8:47 am

How do tweeting leaders compare?

How do tweeting leaders compare?

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 7:59 am

VIDEO: California drought: Farms v homes

California is in the midst of a long drought and it does not have enough water.

Posted by on 19 May 2015 | 7:26 pm

Why do US police keep killing black men?

Why are US police killing so many unarmed black men?

Posted by on 19 May 2015 | 6:08 pm

Weighing the threat of Chinese spies

How big a threat are Chinese spies?

Posted by on 19 May 2015 | 6:03 pm

VIDEO: David Letterman signs off

David Letterman signs off

Posted by on 19 May 2015 | 6:03 pm

VIDEO: Clooney: Syria 'incredibly complex'

George Clooney has told the BBC that he intends to do more to help the people of Syria - but without being formally involved in politics.

Posted by on 19 May 2015 | 1:10 am

VIDEO: Iraq's problems 'bigger than IS'

Emma Sky spent seven years in Iraq as an adviser to the American military.

Posted by on 18 May 2015 | 5:48 pm