Passengers post pictures of plane's engine 'blown apart'

A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Orlando in Florida had to make an emergency landing after a major problem with one of its two engines.

Posted on: 28 August 2016 | 6:37 am

United pilots held on alcohol charge

Two airline pilots are arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol as they prepared to fly from Glasgow Airport to New York.

Posted on: 28 August 2016 | 6:30 am

After the floods

Widespread, catastrophic flooding across southern Louisiana this month damaged more than 100,000 homes, and killed 13 people. The project Humans of the Water set out to capture portraits of Louisianans after floodwaters wrecked homes and washed away memories, and to chronicle what was lost and what was saved.

Posted on: 28 August 2016 | 6:12 am

American Football player Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem

American Football player Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand for the national anthem at a game in protest against what he sees as racial injustice.

Posted on: 28 August 2016 | 2:13 am

US elections: Trump details plans to track illegal immigrants

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he will develop a "tracking system" to remove illegal immigrants who outstay their visas.

Posted on: 27 August 2016 | 6:51 pm

Special power

A photography project takes on a deeper meaning for a father whose son has Down's Syndrome

Posted on: 27 August 2016 | 6:36 pm

Canadians switched at birth in second case at hospital

Two men in a remote indigenous community in Canada find out they were switched at birth in a government-run hospital 41 years ago.

Posted on: 27 August 2016 | 2:54 pm

Maine Governor Paul LePage criticised for 'racist' remarks

Republican governor caps controversial 72 hours by saying people of colour are "the enemy" of his state.

Posted on: 27 August 2016 | 11:43 am

World's largest marine reserve created off Hawaii

US President Barack Obama expands a national monument off Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine reserve.

Posted on: 27 August 2016 | 1:28 am

North Carolina transgender students win toilet access ruling

The University of North Carolina must allow transgender students and staff to use toilets that match their gender identity, a judge rules.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 11:29 pm

US to invest $2.5bn in high-speed rail expansion

US vice president Joe Biden announces plans to lend railway operator Amtrak $2.45bn (£1.86bn) to expand services and make upgrades.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 3:36 pm

Canadian couple forced to live apart after 62 years

An elderly Canadian couple who have been married for 62 years are forced to live in separate care homes.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 3:33 pm

Fed's Janet Yellen says case for rate rise has strengthened

The case for raising US interest rates has "strengthened", the head of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen says.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 1:58 pm

US swimmer Lochte 'won't respond' to Brazil false claim charge

Ryan Lochte has no plans to publically respond despite Brazilian police charging him with making a false statement over a robbery, his lawyer says.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 10:48 am

Toronto man charged over crossbow triple murder

Toronto police charge a 35-year-old man after three people were found dead in a suspected crossbow attack.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 10:32 am

Sarah Palin warns Donald Trump on deportation U-turn

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin warns Republican Donald Trump of "massive disappointment" if he backs down on his plan to deport undocumented immigrants.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 10:01 am

Ex-PM Stephen Harper quits Canada politics

Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper resigns his seat in Parliament and departs from the Canadian political stage after more than 20 years.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 8:54 am

Texas sex toy protest over gun law

A new term at the University of Texas starts with a campaign against a new law allowing students to carry a pistol in class.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 6:23 am

Starbucks cafe destroyed as tornadoes strike Indiana

A Starbucks cafe was one of several buildings destroyed after being hit by a tornado, in the town of Kokomo, Indiana. Only minor injuries have been reported in the area.

Posted on: 25 August 2016 | 10:50 am

'We don't care'

Canada's largest annual fair installs gender-neutral toilets with new signs that read "we don't care".

Posted on: 25 August 2016 | 10:29 am

Farage gives election advice to Trump

Outgoing UKIP leader Nigel Farage addresses supporters of US presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Mississippi.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 7:49 pm

Face transplant patient: 'Now I have hope'

Patrick Hardison, the volunteer fireman who underwent the world's most extensive face transplant, on his new-found hope.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 4:33 pm

Landscape jewels

The National Park Service was established 100 years ago, and a new photo exhibit in Washington DC to mark the occasion highlights some of the nation's natural treasures.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 4:24 pm

Good old days

A survey by Pew Research found that supporters of Trump and Clinton have very different opinions about America's past.

Posted on: 24 August 2016 | 3:26 pm

Fearing the future

Leanna, 26, runs her own organic farm - but also works a side job to help pay the bills. Does she have it better than her mother did?

Posted on: 23 August 2016 | 7:25 pm