Ebola: US restricts airport arrivals

US rules requiring air passengers from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola to travel via one of five airports come into effect.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 2:49 am

US editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 1:52 am

VIDEO: Canada raises terrorism threat level

Canada raises its terrorism threat level from low to medium after what officials called 'increased chatter' from radical Islamist groups.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 1:30 am

Toy store pulls Breaking Bad dolls

US chain Toys R Us pulls four action figures based on characters from the popular TV drama Breaking Bad, following a petition for their removal.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 1:29 am

US Marine held for Philippine murder

A US Marine accused of murdering a transgender woman in the Philippines is moved to a Philippine army base, but fails to attend an initial hearing.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 11:22 pm

US probes 'stray Syria air drop'

The US Pentagon says it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants with a weapons bundle intended for Kurdish fighters.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 10:49 pm

Canada seized car killer's passport

A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car, killing one of them, had had his passport seized by police for suspected terror ties.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 6:47 pm

Debt campaigners tear up student loans

The people who buy and then cancel US student loans

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 6:10 pm

VIDEO: Obama responds to jealous boyfriend

President Barack Obama found himself in an awkward situation at the voting booth in Chicago on Monday, when a man walked past and told him not to touch his girlfriend.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 5:49 pm

US $7bn fails to stop opium growth

US counter-narcotics efforts costing $7.6bn fail to stop production of opium poppies in Afghanistan reaching an all-time high, a new report says.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 5:16 pm

Sam released by Dallas Cowboys

Michael Sam, who hopes to be the first openly gay athlete to play in an NFL game, is released by the Dallas Cowboys.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 4:49 pm

Mental exam for White House 'jumper'

A judge orders a mental health evaluation for the man accused of scaling the White House fence and running into the building with a knife last month.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 4:31 pm

Yahoo profits surge on Alibaba sale

Technology giant Yahoo reports profits of $6.8bn for the third-quarter, buoyed mostly by earnings from the firm's stake in Chinese firm Alibaba.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 3:43 pm

Infant bodies found in Canada locker

The bodies of up to four infants "of a very young age" have been found in a storage locker in Winnipeg, say police.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 3:15 pm

Ebola, race and fear

Are portrayals of the Ebola as a "black" disease fueling existing Western racism - or are claims of prejudice distracting from efforts to control the outbreak?

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 2:56 pm

Ebola, race and fear

Is prejudice fuelling outbreak hysteria in the US?

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 2:56 pm

North Korea frees detained US man

Jeffrey Fowle, one of three US citizens held in North Korea, has been released and is on his way home, US officials say.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 12:59 pm

Police hunt links to Indiana killings

Authorities in two US states are reviewing unsolved cases for links to an Indiana man being held on suspicion of killing seven women.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 10:11 am

McDonald's and Coke see profits fall

McDonald's and Coca Cola post profits down sharply in the three months to the end of September, with both seeing sales under pressure in the US.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 9:21 am

Islamic State: The US volunteers who fight with Syria's Kurds

The Americans who have joined the Kurds in the fight against IS

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 6:01 am

VIDEO: Bodies of seven women found in US

The bodies of seven women have been recovered in the US state of Indiana as a man confessed to a recent murder and led authorities to more.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 12:01 am

Pumpkin riot shows US divisions

What did a riot at a pumpkin festival show about race in US?

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 6:01 pm

Did liberalism win the US culture war?

Are conservatives surrendering the culture war?

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 12:42 pm

My night in the Texas Ebola hospital

My night’s stay in the Texas Ebola hospital

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 12:27 pm

VIDEO: Why US man joined Kurdish fighters

The BBC's Jim Muir speaks to an American who has come to fight Islamic State militants on the front line in north-east Syria.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 12:22 pm