US Ebola patients out of hospital

One of the US aid workers who recovered from the Ebola virus says he is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital.

Posted by on 21 August 2014 | 12:19 pm

Foley killers 'wanted $132m ransom'

Islamic State jihadists demanded a $132m (£80m) ransom for the release of US journalist James Foley, his employer Globalpost says.

Posted by on 21 August 2014 | 12:18 pm

VIDEO: Ebola survivor 'thrilled to be alive'

Ebola virus survivor Dr Kent Brantly has described how he is "thrilled to be alive" after contracting the infection while working in Liberia.

Posted by on 21 August 2014 | 11:23 am

Dollar store rejects rival $9.7bn bid

Family Dollar, the US-based discount store at the centre of a bidding war, rejects rival Dollar General's proposal to buy it in a deal worth about $9.7bn (£5.8bn).

Posted by on 21 August 2014 | 10:58 am

US bank in record $16.7bn settlement

Bank of America agrees to pay a record $16.7bn (£10bn) to US authorities for selling toxic mortgage loans that helped trigger the financial crisis.

Posted by on 21 August 2014 | 10:29 am

VIDEO: US Ebola doctor released from hospital

An American doctor infected with Ebola in Africa has been released from hospital after treatment in the United States.

Posted by on 21 August 2014 | 9:51 am

Ferguson 'calm' after Holder visit

Tensions in the Missouri town where a black teenager was killed by police on 9 August eased after a visit by the US attorney general, police say.

Posted by on 21 August 2014 | 9:45 am

Russia widens McDonald's food probe

Russia's main consumer watchdog announces unscheduled checks on a number of McDonald's restaurants as part of an investigation into food standards.

Posted by on 21 August 2014 | 7:55 am

VIDEO: Why are Moscow McDonald's shut?

Moscow correspondent Steven Rosenberg looks at the closure of a number of McDonald's restaurants in Russia.

Posted by on 21 August 2014 | 7:04 am

VIDEO: Ferguson vigil: 'We stand strong'

Rajini Vaidyanathan speaks to people at a vigil in Ferguson, Missouri, for Michael Brown - the black teenager killed by police last week.

Posted by on 21 August 2014 | 4:50 am

Russia shuts four Moscow McDonald's

Russia's main consumer watchdog has shut a number of McDonald's restaurants in Moscow as part of an investigation into food standards.

Posted by on 21 August 2014 | 2:59 am

VIDEO: How 1992 riots changed LA police

The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports from Los Angeles on how the police force changed after the riots there and what Missouri can learn from its experience.

Posted by on 21 August 2014 | 12:37 am

Trigger decision: when police shoot

What really happens before police officers fire their guns?

Posted by on 20 August 2014 | 7:32 pm

US Democrats rally around Rick Perry

Public corruption charges against the Texas governor 'flimsy', Russia's Asia offensive, the Gandhi name losing esteem in India

Posted by on 20 August 2014 | 7:20 pm

VIDEO: Amnesty accuses Ferguson police

Amnesty International accuses police in Ferguson of human rights violations during their response to a week of protests. The group's executive director in the US spoke to the BBC.

Posted by on 20 August 2014 | 4:51 pm

Texas governor pleads not guilty

Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry pleads not guilty to charges he abused his power in an attempt to pressure a political adversary to resign.

Posted by on 20 August 2014 | 2:05 pm

Taxi firm Uber to deliver groceries

Taxi firm Uber is trialling a same-day delivery service for more than 100 grocery goods in Washington DC.

Posted by on 20 August 2014 | 10:27 am

Macy's settles racial profiling cases

One of the most famous names in US retailing, Macy's, pays $650,000 to settle claims that it racially profiled and detained customers at its Manhattan outlet.

Posted by on 20 August 2014 | 9:57 am

VIDEO: Bush takes Ice Bucket Challenge

President George W Bush has taken the Ice Bucket Challenge, after a nomination from his daughter Jenna Bush Hager, Rory McIlroy, Woody Johnson, and Jim Harbaugh.

Posted by on 20 August 2014 | 8:45 am

Hospital hack 'exploited Heartbleed'

A leading security expert alleges that hackers made use of the Heartbleed flaw to steal the personal details of 4.5 million healthcare patients.

Posted by on 20 August 2014 | 6:54 am

Anna Nicole Smith estate loses claim

A judge rejects a bid by lawyers representing Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, challenging the will of her former husband, Texas billionaire J Howard Marshall.

Posted by on 20 August 2014 | 5:47 am

VIDEO: Aerials show flooded Arizona desert

Aerial pictures show flooding across the desert region of Phoenix, Arizona, following torrential storms.

Posted by on 20 August 2014 | 3:59 am

VIDEO: Residents fear looters and the police

Raising children and running shops in Ferguson

Posted by on 19 August 2014 | 7:21 pm

NY weighs charges in chokehold death

A New York grand jury weighs criminal charges against a police officer in the death of a black man who died after being placed in a chokehold.

Posted by on 19 August 2014 | 1:37 pm

US Navy: WW2 wreck found in Java Sea

The US Navy confirms a wreck on the bottom of the Java sea is the USS Houston, sunk by the Japanese in World War Two with as many as 700 men aboard.

Posted by on 19 August 2014 | 11:23 am