Twitter shuts 125,000 'terror' accounts

Twitter has suspended more than 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 "for threatening or promoting terrorist acts", the social media company says.

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 3:28 pm

US economy adds 151,000 jobs in January

The US economy added 151,000 jobs in January, helping to push the country's unemployment rate down to 4.9%, official figures show.

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 3:23 pm

What does it mean to be a US progressive?

The political term is at the centre of the Democratic race

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 1:21 pm

Security ramped up for Super Bowl 50

Security is tight as Santa Clara prepares to host the Super Bowl on Sunday, and protests continue over the plight of homeless residents in nearby San Francisco.

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 12:13 pm

Massive crane collapses in New York

A large construction crane has collapsed in lower Manhattan in New York City, killing one person and injuring at least two others.

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 10:25 am

Earth, Wind & Fire founder White dies

Maurice White, founder of US soul band Earth, Wind & Fire, has died aged 74, his brother says.

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 7:10 am

LeBlanc 'amazed' by Top Gear reaction

Former Friends star Matt LeBlanc says he "can’t believe the response" to news he will co-host the new series of Top Gear, when the BBC show returns in May.

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 5:55 am

Clinton and Sanders clash one-on-one

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clash sharply over Wall Street and foreign policy in their first head-to-head TV debate.

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 3:24 am

Plans put forward to cap US gas leak

Plans have been put forward to cap a huge gas leak near Los Angeles by the end of next week, a Californian official says.

Posted by on 4 February 2016 | 11:26 pm

US in $450m aid plan for Colombia peace

President Barack Obama says he will ask the US Congress for $450m (£309m) in aid to help Colombia implement a peace deal with the Farc rebel group.

Posted by on 4 February 2016 | 7:09 pm

Why are Americans so angry?

Why are Americans so furious?

Posted by on 4 February 2016 | 11:43 am

Shkreli mocks Congress amid inquiry

Former head of Turing Pharmaceuticals refuses to answer questions at a congressional hearing focused on the company's drug pricing policy.

Posted by on 4 February 2016 | 10:54 am

US agency's alcohol advice for women is mocked

Internet users mock US alcohol advice for women

Posted by on 4 February 2016 | 8:53 am

GoPro shares fall 19% on quarterly loss

GoPro shares fall as much as 19% in after-hours trade in the US after the firm's latest results show a loss-making December quarter.

Posted by on 4 February 2016 | 12:23 am

VIDEO: President Obama visits Baltimore mosque

President Obama makes his first trip to an American mosque since taking office.

Posted by on 3 February 2016 | 8:40 pm

VIDEO: Escaped NY prisoner 'sorry for causing fear'

David Sweat, who escaped from a New York prison in 2015, sparking a three-week manhunt, appears in court.

Posted by on 3 February 2016 | 6:21 pm

Microcephaly: 'It's not the end of the world'

What life is like with microcephaly

Posted by on 3 February 2016 | 1:24 pm

Chipotle's profit hit by food scare

Chipotle Mexican Grill has posted a 44% drop in profit to $67.9m for the three months to December, following last year's E. coli outbreak.

Posted by on 2 February 2016 | 8:53 pm

No jubilation in Clinton camp

No jubilation in Clinton camp

Posted by on 2 February 2016 | 7:33 pm

Missing US children from 1979 identified

Missing US children from 1979 identified - after BBC story

Posted by on 2 February 2016 | 6:30 pm

American exceptionalism in a time of American malaise

An empty boast at home and term of derision abroad?

Posted by on 2 February 2016 | 6:24 pm

VIDEO: Meet Phil the psychic groundhog

Thousands of people in the Pennsylvanian town of Punxsutawney have been celebrating Groundhog Day, alongside a groundhog who predicts when winter will end.

Posted by on 2 February 2016 | 2:00 pm

The tragic story of journalist who shot herself on live TV

Rebecca Hall plays journalist who shot herself on live TV

Posted by on 31 January 2016 | 7:26 pm

VIDEO: Find Bernie! On a candidate crawl in Iowa

The BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan hits the campaign trail in Iowa to see how many candidates she could see in a day.

Posted by on 31 January 2016 | 10:39 am

VIDEO: The Sikh man who stood up to Trump

After unfurling a sign protesting against Donald Trump, Sikh-American Arish Singh was removed from a rally. He tells the BBC what happened

Posted by on 30 January 2016 | 7:42 pm