Shot TV host was to face grand jury

A British talk show host who was shot dead in the United States was due to appear before a grand jury on the day he was killed, it is revealed.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 5:33 am

US senators urge arms for Ukraine

Key American senators call for the US to send weapons to help Ukraine fight what they say is "a Russian invasion".

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 12:31 am

VIDEO: Dumpster divers seek out free food

Living off the food other people throw away

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 8:06 pm

First openly gay NFL player dropped

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the National Football League, fails to make the final roster for the St Louis Rams.

Posted by on 30 August 2014 | 4:03 pm

Ex-governor's corruption case closes

The corruption case of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife has gone to a jury after a 25-day trial.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 8:55 pm

Texas abortion provisions struck down

A US judge strikes down part of a Texas abortion law that would have closed more than a dozen clinics.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 7:32 pm

Making houses out of mushrooms

The natural resources used to make 'green' homes

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 6:37 pm

Disowned gay teen speaks out

...but not discouraged - gay son in video row speaks out

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 5:38 pm

Cold War US spy dies in prison

A former US navy sailor who led a spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison medical centre at the age of 77.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 4:17 pm

Gillibrand: Congressmen called me 'fat', 'porky'

Stories of Capitol Hill sexual harassment provoke outrage. Now some in the media want the New York senator to name names.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 4:03 pm

'No strategy' Obama reveals IS truth

Obama's gaffe reveals political truth

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 2:32 pm

US steps up sanctions over Iran

The US has imposed new sanctions on companies and individuals in connection with Iran's nuclear programme.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 12:54 pm

Legroom row diverts second US flight

A US flight bound for Europe diverts after a mid-air fight between passengers over legroom, in the second such incident in a week.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 11:56 am

Tougher NFL domestic violence policy

The NFL has toughened its policy on domestic violence which could lead to a lifetime ban for a second offence.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 7:08 am

Rivers 'resting' after health scare

US comedienne Joan Rivers, 81, is "resting comfortably" and with her family after reportedly going into cardiac arrest during surgery on her vocal cords.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 3:30 am

No charges in US accidental shooting

Officials say there will be no charges following an incident in which a nine-year-old girl fatally shot a gun range instructor.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 12:10 am

Bellis is the buzz of the Big Apple

How a 15-year-old captured American hearts at the US Open?

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 11:46 pm

The odd objects looted from Washington DC in 1814

The odd objects looted by the British from Washington in 1814

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 7:35 pm

Visiting a Kurdish capital in the US

Middle Eastern haven in the American south

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 7:13 pm

VIDEO: California's new gold rush

Recession drives new wave of prospectors into the wild

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 7:02 pm

Google trials drone deliveries

Google reveals it has built and tested its own drones as part of a plan to make automated deliveries to remote homes as well as disaster-hit zones.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 5:00 pm

Canada, Russia in Twitter map fight

Canada and Russia's snarky map battle over 'lost soldiers'

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 2:28 pm

US economic growth revised upwards

The US economy grew at annual pace of 4.2% in the second quarter, revised official figures show, faster than the previous estimate of 4%.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 9:40 am

VIDEO: Giant waves sweep California coast

Southern California has been inundated by a surge of rising seawater brought on by Hurricane Marie, which hit Mexico's Pacific coast.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 5:03 am

VIDEO: TV crew member killed filming robbery

A member of a television crew filming for reality TV show, Cops, has been accidentally killed in cross fire by police officers who had responded to a robbery in Omaha.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 8:16 pm