Blooming marvellous!

Following years of drought, California's deserts have erupted with a "super bloom" of wildflowers visible even from space.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 6:58 pm

US judge blocks Trump's threat to withhold city funding

The judge cited the president's own words calling the order "a weapon" against local governments.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 6:41 pm

Arkansas executes murderers Jack Jones and Marcel Williams

The men are put to death in the first double execution on the same day for 17 years in the US.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 6:33 pm

Taking toll

A recent study found that white middle-aged Americans are dying faster than blacks and Hispanics. But the reality is not quite what it seems.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 6:11 pm

Obama criticised for '$400,000 Wall Street speech'

The former US president previously admonished "fat cat bankers".

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 4:15 pm

Fitbit contradicts husband's story of wife's murder - police

The Connecticut man said his wife was killed by an intruder with a voice like actor Vin Diesel's.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 3:20 pm

California beauty queen, 27, jailed for child porn

Meghan Alt sold images she took of a four-year-old relative to a Marine stationed in California.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 2:46 pm

Has the US started a lumber trade war with Canada?

Canada is calling new tariffs on softwood lumber imports to the US "unfair and punitive".

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 2:29 pm

Trump backs down on border wall funding

If cash for a wall is left out of the budget bill, a government shutdown can be averted this week.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 2:17 pm

White House blocks Flynn document request

It rebuffs a request by a committee investigating former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 2:00 pm

Shareholders angry over fake accounts disrupt Wells Fargo meeting

Board members retained their seats but are struggling to contain fallout from the scandal.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 1:49 pm

Coca Cola to cut 1,200 jobs

Sales of fizzy drinks at Coca Cola are falling as consumers turn away from sugary pop.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 1:29 pm

Ivanka Trump forced to defend father at G20 women's summit

Donald Trump's eldest daughter was speaking at an event with German leader Angela Merkel.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 12:26 pm

Lockheed Martin profits take fall, despite sales increase

The US defence giant has been targeted by US President Donald Trump for the cost of one of its fighter jet programs.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 12:20 pm

Beyonce to offer US college scholarships to female students

The singer will give young women the chance to study the creative arts, music, literature and African-American studies.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 11:46 am

Global impact

Seven ways Donald Trump's presidency has changed the US and its relationship with the world.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 11:43 am

A warm homecoming

The 44th president returns to Chicago trying to inspire the nation’s youth to be more civic-minded.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 9:56 am

Shea Moisture apology after ad backlash and Chinese navy poster criticised

Find out what's buzzing in the social media world today.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 8:48 am

Groans at Ivanka at G20 women's summit

The audience reacts negatively as Ivanka, sat with Lagarde and Merkel, defends her father in Berlin.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 8:28 am

US embassy 'promotes Trump's Florida resort'

Democrats say a post on the US embassy website in London promotes the president's Mar-a-Lago resort.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 7:21 am

'My wife suffered'

James Phillips' wife Mary was raped and murdered in 1996 and her tormentor has now been executed.

Posted on: 24 April 2017 | 7:46 pm

Donald Trump's first 100 days in 100 of his own words

The tale of Donald Trump's first three months as president - using 100 of his own words.

Posted on: 24 April 2017 | 6:14 pm

Obama at Chicago youth event: 'I'm old'

A relaxed-looking Barack Obama soon felt his age at his first public event since leaving the White House.

Posted on: 24 April 2017 | 12:40 pm

Trump calls record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson

'Better you than me,' jokes US president as astronaut Peggy Whitson reveals drinking recycled urine.

Posted on: 24 April 2017 | 12:13 pm

US girl, 4, survives fall from bus

She escaped with a broken jaw after the incident in Arkansas.

Posted on: 24 April 2017 | 10:39 am