Boy Scouts lift ban on gay leaders

The Boy Scouts of America vote to lift its ban on gay people serving as adult leaders in the organisation.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 7:41 pm

#TheEmptyChair moves discussion beyond Cosby

Cosby accuser cover discussion focuses on who's not there

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 6:09 pm

New York airport to be rebuilt

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveils a sweeping plan to rebuild the ageing terminals of LaGuardia Airport - one of the busiest in the US.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 6:06 pm

San Francisco tries 'anti-pee' paint

A urine-repellent paint that sends liquid "bouncing back" is being trialled in San Francisco in a bid to stop people relieving themselves in public.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 5:02 pm

VIDEO: Why Americans give up holiday time

Americans often don't use the puny holiday time they have

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 4:48 pm

US ends Boston 2024 Olympic bid

Boston and the US Olympic Committee agree to end the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics due to lack of public support.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 2:56 pm

Brown bath death 'unexplained'

Initial tests find no significant injuries to Bobbi Kristina Brown and no obvious underlying cause of death, according to the medical examiner.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 2:49 pm

US sex worker shoots 'serial killer'

A woman working as a prostitute may have put an end to a nationwide killing spree after she killed a man in self-defence, police say.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 1:45 pm

Burger King gets 'chicken fries' lift

Burger King has credited the return of its "chicken fries" for helping to drive a better-than-expected rise in second quarter profit.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 1:24 pm

Rapper 'hologram' stopped by police

A digital performance by American rapper Chief Keef has been halted by police.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 12:12 pm

Obama attacks Huckabee Israel remarks

US President Barack Obama says attacks on him by Republican presidential candidates are "outrageous" and would be "ridiculous if it weren't so sad".

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 11:39 am

VIDEO: Kenyans, cartoons and satirising Obama

Kenyan cartoonists have fun at Obama's expense

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 10:41 am

The plus-size model and the running magazine

The photo challenging what it means to be an athlete

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 6:55 am

Cosby accusers' interviews published

Thirty-five of the women accusing Bill Cosby of rape or sexual assault are interviewed and photographed for the front cover of New York Magazine.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 5:54 am

Bodies found in NZ climber search

Two bodies are recovered from an avalanche-hit area of New Zealand's South Island where two Canadian tourists were reported missing, say police.

Posted by on 26 July 2015 | 8:35 pm

Syrian ruins that influenced the West

How ancient ruins inspired US architecture

Posted by on 26 July 2015 | 6:04 pm

The Quirky business of inventions

The US firm which wants to get more things invented

Posted by on 26 July 2015 | 6:00 pm

VIDEO: Giant balloon dog breaks record

Jeremy Telford breaks the world record for the largest balloon structure created by an individual.

Posted by on 26 July 2015 | 7:34 am

VIDEO: Special Olympics gets under way

Stuart Pollitt reports from Los Angeles on the Special Olympics following Saturday night's opening ceremony.

Posted by on 26 July 2015 | 4:16 am

VIDEO: Huge blaze destroys Vegas hotel roof

One person has been take to hospital with minor burns after a large rooftop fire at a luxury hotel lit up the Las Vegas skyline.

Posted by on 25 July 2015 | 8:57 pm

VIDEO: Hundreds attend Sandra Bland funeral

Hundreds attend the funeral in Illinois of Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas prison cell nearly two weeks ago after being arrested.

Posted by on 25 July 2015 | 8:55 pm

VIDEO: Hackers expose Jeep security flaw

Fiat Chrysler has issued a safety recall affecting 1.4m vehicles in the US, after security researchers showed that one of its cars could be hacked.

Posted by on 25 July 2015 | 1:16 am

Amazon shares surge on surprise profit

Online retailer Amazon's shares have closed 9.8% higher after it posted an unexpected profit on Thursday.

Posted by on 24 July 2015 | 4:30 pm

Clinton sent emails containing classified information

Clinton sent emails containing classified information

Posted by on 24 July 2015 | 2:37 pm

VIDEO: Car lifted to rescue trapped woman

Footage is released of the moment police and fire officers in Dallas rushed to lift a car to release a trapped female motorcyclist.

Posted by on 24 July 2015 | 8:26 am