Oklahoma in the US opens first abortion clinic in 30 years

The first new abortion clinic in more than three decades is opening in the US state of Oklahoma, weeks after politicians in the state backed a bill to ban abortion there.

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 4:08 am

Clashes at white-supremacist rally in Sacramento leave 10 injured

At least 10 people are wounded, two seriously, in clashes between right-wing extremists and counter-protesters in Sacramento, California.

Posted by on 26 June 2016 | 10:46 pm

Keystone XL pipeline: Company to sue over rejection

TransCanada, the company behind the disputed Keystone XL pipeline, has filed a formal request to the US government to claim $15bn in damages over the rejection of the project.

Posted by on 26 June 2016 | 8:49 am

US floods survivor: 'There were bodies floating'

Survivors of the floods in West Virgina in the US have described scenes of death and devastation.

Posted by on 26 June 2016 | 7:11 am

Full Metal Jacket and Dispatches writer Michael Herr dies

Michael Herr, who co-wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for Full Metal Jacket and whose non-fiction novel Dispatches documented the Vietnam War, dies aged 76.

Posted by on 26 June 2016 | 6:23 am

Bill Cunningham, New York Times fashion photographer, dies at 87

Veteran fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, who made his name chronicling trends on the streets of New York, dies aged 87.

Posted by on 26 June 2016 | 2:35 am

Prince's guitar and a lock of Bowie's hair fetch $150,000 at US auction

An electric guitar owned by Prince and a lock of David Bowie's hair sell in the US for a total of more than $150,000 (£110,000).

Posted by on 26 June 2016 | 1:37 am

Two killed in California wildfires

Two people are killed and thousands have to flee their homes as a wildfire spreads out of control in California.

Posted by on 25 June 2016 | 11:54 pm

West Virginia deadly floods: Obama declares major disaster

President Obama declares a major disaster in the state of West Virginia, where the worst floods in more than a century have left at least 24 people dead.

Posted by on 25 June 2016 | 10:54 pm

Lurking challenges

PJ Crowley considers the future of the "special relationship" between the US and the UK after the British vote to leave the EU.

Posted by on 25 June 2016 | 8:15 pm

Glass slide opens 1,000ft above LA

A glass slide fixed 1,000ft along the outside of a skyscraper in Los Angeles opens to the public on Saturday.

Posted by on 25 June 2016 | 1:19 pm

Los Angeles glass slide opens 1,000ft up skyscraper

A glass slide fixed 1,000ft (305m) up on the outside of a skyscraper in Los Angeles opens to the public.

Posted by on 25 June 2016 | 9:29 am

California wildfire forces hundreds to flee flames

A wildfire forces hundreds to flee their homes in central California, leaving two people dead and destroying at least 80 buildings.

Posted by on 24 June 2016 | 11:40 pm

US military 'to lift transgender ban'

The Pentagon will lift its ban on openly transgender service personnel next month, US officials say.

Posted by on 24 June 2016 | 11:06 pm

Obama: 'Special relationship with UK will endure'

President Obama has said the special relationship between the US and the UK will continue after the UK's exit from the EU.

Posted by on 24 June 2016 | 1:57 pm

Stonewall to become US gay rights monument - Obama

US President Barack Obama is to designate the first national monument to gay rights at the site of the iconic Stonewall Inn in New York.

Posted by on 24 June 2016 | 1:15 pm

US election: Sanders says he will vote for Clinton

US Senator Bernie Sanders says he will vote for his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in November's presidential election.

Posted by on 24 June 2016 | 9:42 am

Donald Trump on EU: 'Brexit is a good thing'

Donald Trump says the UK vote to leave the EU is "a good thing" as he lands in Scotland open his Turnberry golf resort.

Posted by on 24 June 2016 | 3:34 am

In quotes

A look at some of the UK issues Donald Trump has spoken about as the US billionaire presidential hopeful visits Britain.

Posted by on 23 June 2016 | 6:09 pm

The heroin vigilante

After a Pennsylvania man was stopped and arrested with a cache of weapons in New York's Holland Tunnel, a complicated story about the ravages of heroin in a small town emerged.

Posted by on 23 June 2016 | 4:45 pm

One man's war on heroin

A man who lost his daughter to heroin became set on rescuing other young drug addicts.

Posted by on 23 June 2016 | 4:45 pm

Obama migrant plan fails to pass supreme court

A Supreme Court deadlock over Barack Obama’s plan to shield people living illegally is a major blow to the president and denies access to work permits to millions.

Posted by on 23 June 2016 | 2:22 pm

US Democrats end gun control sit-in

US Democrats end their sit-in protest over gun control after more than 24 hours occupying the floor of the House.

Posted by on 23 June 2016 | 1:51 pm

Volkswagen 'to pay $10bn' for US emissions scandal

Volkswagen agrees to pay $10.2bn (£6.9bn) to settle some claims in the US from its emissions cheating scandal, according to reports.

Posted by on 23 June 2016 | 12:57 pm

Macy's chief executive Terry Lundgren to step down

US department store giant Macy's announces that its chief executive Terry Lundgren will step down in 2017.

Posted by on 23 June 2016 | 10:14 am