Colorado's marijuana 'Green Rush'

On a limo-driven VIP pot tour in Colorado

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 7:08 pm

Republicans inch towards border deal

A bill to strengthen the US border with Mexico amid a surge in arrivals from Central America clears its first hurdle in the House of Representatives.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 7:02 pm

VIDEO: GM fund chief: 'Heart-wrenching' process

The chief of the GM compensation fund says the process of meeting families of victims is "heart-wrenching"

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 5:42 pm

Obama defends under-fire CIA director

President Barack Obama has defended CIA Director John Brennan and acknowledged the US tortured prisoners after 9/11.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 4:17 pm

Police 'chokehold' caused NYC death

A medical examiner has ruled that a police officer's "chokehold" caused the death of a man in New York.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 3:55 pm

A liberal nerd 'problem'

National Review cover story targets astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, South Korea's abusive education programme, and living with Argentine default.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 2:20 pm

US Ebola victims to be evacuated

Efforts are under way to evacuate two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus from Liberia, their organisation says.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 12:14 pm

US economy adds 209,000 jobs in July

The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveal, adding to optimism that the recovery continues apace.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 10:50 am

How do you get your face on the dollar?

How do you get your face on the dollar bill?

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 10:21 am

Immigration flop boosts Boehner critics

After migrant bill flop, who's in charge?

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 10:19 am

Eric Cantor resigns from Congress

Eric Cantor, the number-two leader in the US House of Representatives says he will resign from Congress, weeks after his defeat in a party primary.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 9:49 am

Risking it all to save the boss

The US grocery store workers risking it all for their CEO

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 9:39 am

AUDIO: Why actors want to be in video games

BBC Click presenter Marc Cieslak discusses the growing number of actors starring in video games.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 5:24 am

VIDEO: New York's 21st Century artisans

Members of the "millennial generation" are finding ways build businesses selling items that are handmade.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 4:20 am

Talks delay Met Opera staff lockout

The Metropolitan Opera in New York says it has avoided an immediate staff lockout in last-minute negotiations with unions.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 3:44 am

VIDEO: Poodling along in the gymnasium

A new gymnasium exclusively for dogs has opened up in Alexandria, Virginia.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 8:50 pm

Syria 'torture' photos shown in US

US lawmakers shown photos of Syrian 'torture'

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 8:21 pm

America's 'botched' executions

America's long history of executions that go wrong

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 6:52 pm

VIDEO: Who are the children fleeing to the US border?

Who are the children ending up at the US border?

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 6:16 pm

Argentina blames US for debt default

Argentina blames the US for its default, calling the mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent".

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 5:50 pm

VIDEO: Israeli envoy to US defends shelling

The US has said the shelling of a UN shelter in Gaza is "totally unacceptable and totally indefensible" as fighting between the Israeli military and Hamas continues.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 5:31 pm

Make-up 'godfather' Dick Smith dies

Oscar-winning make-up artist Dick Smith, who memorably transformed Marlon Brando into Vito Corleone in The Godfather, has died aged 92.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 4:14 pm

Police urged to carry drugs antidote

US Attorney General Eric Holder has urged federal law enforcement agencies to equip some of their officers with the heroin overdose antidote Naloxone.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 3:34 pm

US ex-governor's wife 'sought gifts'

The star witness in the corruption trial of Virginia ex-governor Bob McDonnell says the ex-first lady sought gifts in return for business help.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 3:27 pm

Tesla and Panasonic to build factory

Electric carmaker Tesla is to team up with Japanese electronics firm Panasonic to build a battery manufacturing plant in the US.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 3:09 pm