US braced for 'historic blizzard'

Forecasters predict a huge blizzard on the US north-east coast, with New York's mayor warning of a record storm and thousands of flights cancelled.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 2:14 am

Obama attends India's Republic Day

President Barack Obama begins the second day of his visit to India by becoming the first US head of state to attend the Republic Day parade.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 1:25 am

VIDEO: SAG awards: The highlights

Eddie Redmayne and Downton Abbey are among the winners at the Screen Actors Guild awards.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 12:58 am

VIDEO: Record snowstorm due in eastern US

Weather forecasters in the United Sates are warning that more than one metre of snow is predicted to fall and airlines have already cancelled hundreds of flights.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 11:14 pm

VIDEO: 'Warm hugs' define Obama India visit

President Obama and the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, say they have reached a long awaited breakthrough on issues holding up civil nuclear co-operation.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 10:16 pm

Inside the secret US Air Force UFO documents

US Air Force UFO secrets revealed

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 8:03 pm

US talk show pioneer Franklin dies

Joe Franklin, who was a New York TV host for 43 years and is credited by some as having invented the talk show format, dies at the age of 88.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 6:54 am

Sniper film 'stoking Islamophobia'

The release of the film American Sniper has led to an increase in threats against Muslims in the US, an Arab-American civil rights group says.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 6:21 am

Abraham Lincoln hair fetches $25,000

A lock of President Abraham Lincoln's hair fetches $25,000 (£16,600) at an auction of memorabilia that sells for more than $800,000 in total.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 5:18 am

Birdman given boost in Oscars race

Michael Keaton's film Birdman emerges as a strong contender for the Academy Awards after being given the Producers Guild of America's top prize.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 2:33 am

VIDEO: Laughing the Indian America way

Sanjay Manaktala is an Indian American comedian with a unique perspective on relations between the two countries.

Posted by on 24 January 2015 | 6:38 pm

Obama in India: Things to watch

President Obama heads for India, but what will get done?

Posted by on 24 January 2015 | 5:59 pm

US planes targeted by bomb threats

Police search two aircraft at Atlanta's airport after receiving "credible" bomb threats - but later give the all-clear.

Posted by on 24 January 2015 | 5:36 pm

VIDEO: Sharpton: 'Permanent change is coming'

Civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton tells the BBC that he believes a change is coming to the US after protests over the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Posted by on 24 January 2015 | 10:46 am

US woman jailed for plotting IS help

A young Colorado woman is sentenced to four years in jail for trying to provide material support to the militant group Islamic State.

Posted by on 23 January 2015 | 11:36 pm

VIDEO: Goodbye gadgets: SkyMall files for bankruptcy

SkyMall, the catalogue found on most US airlines and popular for selling quirky products like garden gnomes and "orbit wheels", has filed for bankruptcy.

Posted by on 23 January 2015 | 10:44 pm

VIDEO: Killer whale could be set free

In the next few days the authorities in the United States will decide whether to put killer whales on the list of endangered species.

Posted by on 23 January 2015 | 8:46 pm

US court to hear execution case

The US Supreme Court will hear the case of three death row inmates who say the use of the sedative midazolam in executions is cruel and unusual punishment.

Posted by on 23 January 2015 | 5:05 pm

Abortion fight: House Republicans accused of 'incompetence'

Speaker John Boehner is attacked from the left and the right after a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks is derailed.

Posted by on 23 January 2015 | 4:27 pm

Abortion fight: House Republicans accused of 'incompetence'

House Republicans face internal dissent

Posted by on 23 January 2015 | 4:27 pm

BBC Pop Up: Behind the scenes

Share your stories of mobile home living

Posted by on 23 January 2015 | 1:49 pm

VIDEO: Man tears down home while wife is out

Diane Andryshakleft left her husband with the task of working on their home's renovations while she went out to work.

Posted by on 23 January 2015 | 10:43 am

Apple's Tim Cook salary up over 40%

Tech giant Apple's chief executive Tim Cook's base salary was increased by nearly 43% in February last year, according to the company.

Posted by on 23 January 2015 | 9:37 am

Captain America dons a turban

A superhero Sikh fights stereotypes

Posted by on 22 January 2015 | 7:15 pm

Texas parents object to 'Lebanon' school

Texas parents object to 'sad' school name

Posted by on 22 January 2015 | 5:49 pm