Rob Ford launches re-election bid

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford kicks off his re-election campaign at an event his brother calls "history in the making".

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 8:06 pm

Ex-BP worker fined over shares trade

A BP employee who oversaw the cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 agrees to settle a charge of insider trading.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 7:10 pm

VIDEO: Stewart Copeland's Ben-Hur film score

New music for Ben-Hur from Police drummer Stewart Copeland

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 6:28 pm

Alfa Romeo plots a US comeback

After 20 years, Alfa Romeo returns to the US

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 6:06 pm

Obama: Healthcare law 'is working'

President Barack Obama defends his signature healthcare law, saying the debate over its repeal is "over" as he touts high enrolment numbers.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 5:54 pm

Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy

The daughter of former US President Bill Clinton and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announces she is pregnant with her first child.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 5:20 pm

Weibo shares surge on US debut

Shares in China's largest Twitter-like service, Weibo, went up by almost 20% on the first day of its listing in the US, despite a disappointing start.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 4:10 pm

Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy

What in the World: A new report finds that an elite few dominate US policy, the human error behind South Korea's ferry tragedy, and Algeria's uneasy status quo election.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 4:09 pm

Joe Biden's son to run for governor

Beau Biden, son of US Vice-President Joe Biden, announces he will run for governor of the state of Delaware in 2016.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 1:58 pm

Abu Hamza 'used cover of religion'

A radical cleric extradited from the UK "used the cover of religion" to hide his part in a global terror campaign, a prosecutor in New York says.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 11:46 am

VIDEO: Could big business take over Tribeca?

Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Festival opens in New York amid fears big business investment could risk extravaganza's integrity

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 10:19 am

US banking giants see mixed results

US banking giant Goldman Sachs reports a drop in net earnings while Morgan Stanley sees profits jump.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 9:34 am

Portland to empty city reservoir

The city of Portland, Oregon, is dumping 38m gallons (143m litres) of reservoir water after a teenager was caught urinating into the water supply.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 9:15 am

Rapper Andre Johnson cuts off penis

An artist affiliated with Wu-Tang Clan, is taken to hospital after apparently cutting off his penis and jumping from a building in an apparent suicide attempt.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 8:38 am

Google shares fall on ad concerns

Shares in Google fall 5% despite reporting first-quarter profit of $3.45bn in response to worries over future income from advertising.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 2:01 am

VIDEO: Eaten by cannibals in New Guinea?

Solving the mystery of Michael Rockefeller

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 6:41 pm

Atlanta franchise to join MLS in 2017

Atlanta will have a Major League Soccer team from 2017 after talks with Arthur Black, owner of the city's NFL side.

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 6:20 pm

VIDEO: How Mustang got an Empire view

A 2015 Ford Mustang convertible had to be cut into six pieces so it could go on display at the top of the Empire State Building.

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 5:50 pm

First Heartbleed 'hacker' arrested

A 19-year-old Canadian citizen is charged with hacking into the Canada Revenue Agency's website, becoming the first arrest in relation to the Heartbleed security breach.

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 3:56 pm

VIDEO: NYPD shuts down Muslim 'spying' unit

A secret New York Police Department programme designed to eavesdrop on Muslims to identify potential terrorism threats has been disbanded.

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 3:50 pm

North Dakota abortion ban overturned

A US federal judge overthrows a North Dakota law banning abortion after the foetus' heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks in some cases.

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 1:50 pm

Is a rebellion brewing in Nevada?

Rancher and armed supporters face off against government

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 11:52 am

Exhuming remains at Florida school

Who was buried behind a boys' school in Florida?

Posted by on 15 April 2014 | 7:24 pm

VIDEO: Dig seeks identity of dead boys

A University of South Florida anthropologist seeks to return remains of boys who died at a state reform school to their relatives.

Posted by on 15 April 2014 | 7:22 pm

VIDEO: Son of slain Sikh plans US House run

Son of slain Sikh leader running for US Congress

Posted by on 15 April 2014 | 7:07 pm