VIDEO: Cuba isolation 'has not worked'

New York's governor Andrew Cuomo has become the first US state governor to visit Cuba in 50 years.

Posted by on 21 April 2015 | 1:32 am

Does a US child go missing every 90 seconds?

Does a child go missing in the US every 90 seconds?

Posted by on 20 April 2015 | 6:53 pm

Utah woman jailed for killing babies

A Utah woman who admitted killing six of her own babies and hiding their bodies in her garage is sentenced to up to life in prison.

Posted by on 20 April 2015 | 5:31 pm

Ferguson wins local paper a Pulitzer

Several local papers join national broadsheets on the winners' list of the 2015 Pulitzer Prizes, US journalism's top awards.

Posted by on 20 April 2015 | 4:44 pm

UK sailors on Canada sex charge bailed

Four members of the Royal Navy charged with sexual assault in Nova Scotia have been released on bail, court officials say.

Posted by on 20 April 2015 | 3:32 pm

Africans dominant at Boston Marathon

Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa and Kenya's Caroline Rotich win the men's and women's races respectively at the Boston Marathon.

Posted by on 20 April 2015 | 1:19 pm

Will a 'feared' book damage Hillary's presidential hopes?

Clinton Cash alleges that Hillary Clinton granted favours to foreign interests. Is there substance behind what the New York Times calls the "most anticipated" book of the campaign so far?

Posted by on 20 April 2015 | 1:13 pm

Six US men 'supported Islamic State'

US authorities arrest and charge six men in the state of Minnesota with conspiring to support the Islamic State militant group.

Posted by on 20 April 2015 | 12:53 pm

'Spy charge' for US reporter in Iran

Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, who was detained nine months ago in Iran, is facing four charges including espionage, his lawyer says.

Posted by on 20 April 2015 | 11:41 am

Cirque du Soleil sold to investors

Canadian circus firm Cirque du Soleil sells a majority stake to US and Chinese private investors, valuing the firm at $1.5bn.

Posted by on 20 April 2015 | 11:08 am

Birds Eye owner bought by US firm

The company behind the Birds Eye and Findus brands, Iglo Group, is being sold for €2.6bn (£1.9bn) to US investment vehicle Nomad Holdings.

Posted by on 20 April 2015 | 9:18 am

VIDEO: Back when only men ran marathons

When women weren't allowed to run marathons

Posted by on 20 April 2015 | 9:12 am

FBI admits forensic evidence errors

The FBI admits "errors" over many years in evidence provided by its forensics lab to US courts to secure convictions, including in death penalty cases.

Posted by on 20 April 2015 | 7:23 am

Airline bans passenger after tweet

United Airlines banned a security researcher from a flight after he tweeted that he might be able to hack the aircraft's systems.

Posted by on 20 April 2015 | 6:35 am

In pictures: California wildfire

California wildfire threatens hundreds of homes

Posted by on 19 April 2015 | 7:32 pm

VIDEO: UK sailors face Canada sex charge

Four members of the Royal Navy have been charged with sexual assault after an alleged incident in Canada.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 8:54 am

VIDEO: Replica French warship to sail Atlantic

An exact replica of an 18th Century French frigate has set sail on its maiden voyage - recreating a transatlantic journey to America.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 6:46 am

Replica ship recalls French-US history

Replica of 18th Century French frigate heads for US

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 10:27 pm

Vietnam War: 40th anniversary

Send us your memories and pictures from the Vietnam War

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 8:52 am

VIDEO: US pledge over Syria 'chlorine' attack

US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power says those responsible for an apparent chlorine gas attack in north-west Syria will be held accountable.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 5:13 am

VIDEO: Asian dog flu strikes Chicago

A rare outbreak of Asian dog flu has reached almost epidemic levels in Chicago.

Posted by on 16 April 2015 | 9:16 pm

A rescue in the rubble of Oklahoma City

Saving a woman's life after the Oklahoma bombing

Posted by on 16 April 2015 | 6:57 pm

VIDEO: China 'has more problems than US'

Former US treasury secretary Hank Paulson discusses his new book on China which says the country's problems are underestimated.

Posted by on 16 April 2015 | 4:15 pm

VIDEO: Entrepreneur takes massive pay cut

The CEO of a US credit card firm will take a 90 per cent pay cut so that his staff can receive a pay rise.

Posted by on 16 April 2015 | 12:23 pm

VIDEO: US navy shows off 'swarming' drones

The US navy develops cannon-launched drones that can "swarm" and carry out co-ordinated attacks.

Posted by on 16 April 2015 | 9:26 am