Oklahoma plans same-day executions

Two death row inmates who lost a challenge to Oklahoma's execution law will be put to death in a rare same-day double execution, the governor says.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 1:23 pm

Cliven Bundy expresses racist views

The Nevada rancher who became a right-wing darling by facing off against the federal government is quoted by the New York Times as wondering if blacks were "better off as slaves, picking cotton".

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 11:25 am

US seeks e-cigarette restrictions

The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking minimum age restrictions and warnings on e-cigarettes because of uncertainties over their impact on health.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 10:51 am

VIDEO: Bollywood heads to America

For the first time the International Indian Film Academy awards will be held in the United States.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 10:43 am

US to propose 'fast lane' net rules

New net neutrality rules will be published next month with some saying FCC will end principle of equal traffic for all.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 7:59 am

Warhol works found on Amiga disks

A dozen previously unknown works created by Andy Warhol have been recovered from 30-year-old Amiga disks.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 6:24 am

Shakespeare's birds cause US trouble

How a Shakespeare enthusiast helped starlings invade America

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 4:11 am

Lupita Nyong'o named most beautiful

Kenyan Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o, 31, is named the world's most beautiful person for 2014 by the US People magazine.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 4:07 am

Tarantino Gawker case dismissed

A judge dismisses Quentin Tarantino's attempt to sue gossip website Gawker for $1m for helping to leak his The Hateful Eight screenplay.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 4:00 am

Justin Bieber's Miami trial delayed

A judge in Miami-Dade County grants a request from Bieber's lawyers to postpone the case until July.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 1:51 am

Jodie Foster marries girlfriend

US actress Jodie Foster marries her girlfriend Alexandra Hedison, the actress's representative confirms.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 1:00 am

Canada to drop 'flawed' rail tankers

Canada says it will phase out the type of rail tankers involved in the deadly train derailment in Lac-Megantic last July.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 10:00 pm

Oldest baseball player dies aged 102

The oldest former player with Major League Baseball, Cuba's Conrado "Connie" Marrero, has died at home in Havana aged 102.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 9:49 pm

How Mexican mothers identify sons lost on the trek to the US

How Mexican mothers identify sons lost on the trek to the US

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 7:11 pm

VIDEO: The heroic all-black regiment of WW1

Legendary all-black unit that never lost a man in WW1 trenches

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 6:25 pm

VIDEO: NYPD's Twitter campaign backfires

NYPD asked followers to tweet a photo of themselves with officers and add the hashtag "myNYPD" as part of a social media campaign.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 4:47 pm

Forget Silicon Valley, meet Silicon Bali

Firms ditching the US and Europe for tropical paradise

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 2:00 pm

Obama's Asia tour 'reassures allies'

Obama's visit to Asia 'reassures US allies'

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 1:14 pm

Chelsea Manning granted name change

The soldier who leaked US government documents to Wikileaks is granted the right to legally change her name from Bradley to Chelsea.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 10:51 am

Amazon and HBO sign streaming deal

US customers of streaming service Amazon Prime will be able to stream such TV shows as The Sopranos and The Wire thanks to a new deal with subscription channel HBO.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 9:56 am

Boeing raises 2014 profit forecast

US aerospace giant Boeing raises its profit forecast for 2014 as it announces a "strong" first quarter.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 9:51 am

NYPD Twitter campaign 'backfires'

Twitter users bombard the New York Police department with images depicting police aggression in the latest social media campaign to go awry.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 6:28 am

Primark to open its first US stores

Clothing retailer Primark is to open its first US stores, beginning with a 70,000 sq-ft shop in Boston.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 5:26 am

Canada country profile

Provides an overview of Canada, including key events and facts about the world's second-largest country

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 4:19 am

Drew Barrymore has second daughter

The actress and her art consultant husband, Will Kopelman, welcomed their second child together on Tuesday.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 3:07 am