Republicans savage immigration plan

President Barack Obama's use of executive powers to give more than four million undocumented migrants work permits "damages the presidency" says a Republican leader.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 10:27 am

VIDEO: Car chase ends in building collapse

A woman in the US State of Missouri has had a lucky escape following a dramatic car chase in Kansas City.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 6:38 am

VIDEO: Ferguson shooting: Father's appeal

Father of shot US teenager Michael Brown appeals for calm ahead of Court ruling on whether officer involved in shooting should be charged.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 4:52 am

VIDEO: 'I will fight for my dad'

Astrid Silva, an undocumented immigrant in Las Vegas who came to the US from Mexico aged four, gives her reaction to President Obama's speech on immigration as she fights for her father's right to stay.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 4:20 am

100-year-old sees ocean for first time

Ruby Holt, who has spent 100 years living on a farm in Tennessee, has dipped her toes in the ocean for the first time.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 3:30 am

Floods fear as US snowfall eases

Snowfall in the north-east of the US is subsiding, forecasters say, but there is now a threat of flooding from rain at the weekend as it melts.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 2:18 am

VIDEO: Ferguson decision: A timeline of events

A step-by-step guide to the summer in Ferguson

Posted by on 20 November 2014 | 6:24 pm

VIDEO: Obama 'wrong' on immigration reform

Former US Commerce Secretary tells the BBC that President Barack Obama is doing the right things on immigration reform in the wrong way.

Posted by on 20 November 2014 | 4:48 pm

'No extension' on Iran nuclear deal

The US secretary of state says talks in Vienna will focus on "driving towards" a nuclear deal with Iran as diplomats brace for tough negotiation.

Posted by on 20 November 2014 | 4:12 pm

Home is where the edge is

Sports teams dance around the rules for a winning edge

Posted by on 20 November 2014 | 3:20 pm

Home is where the edge is

The New York Mets join a long line of teams using schemes and strategies - amid occasional allegations of chicanery - to enjoy a winning advantage at home.

Posted by on 20 November 2014 | 3:20 pm

VIDEO: Patricia Cornwell on Kay Scarpetta

Author Patricia Cornwell speaks to the BBC about her approach to writing, and a planned film featuring her most famous character, Kay Scarpetta.

Posted by on 20 November 2014 | 1:25 pm

Feminist Hacker Barbie

Internet users edit 'sexist' book

Posted by on 20 November 2014 | 11:25 am

VIDEO: Views on Obama's immigration reform

The BBC's Franz Strasser has been to Washington, Missouri, to see what people make of President Barack Obama's plan to by-pass Congress and take executive action on immigration reform.

Posted by on 20 November 2014 | 11:22 am

Graduate director Mike Nichols dies

Mike Nichols, who won an Oscar for directing the 1967 film The Graduate, has died aged 83.

Posted by on 20 November 2014 | 8:06 am

New Cosby TV show scrapped by NBC

US TV network NBC scraps a proposed Bill Cosby project after accusations that he sexually assaulted women resurfaced in recent weeks.

Posted by on 20 November 2014 | 7:01 am

Kim Kardashian India trip cancelled

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian's trip to India, where she was to appear on India's version of Big Brother, is cancelled, apparently over visa issues.

Posted by on 20 November 2014 | 6:12 am

VIDEO: Cosby's 'no comment' on assault claims

US comedian Bill Cosby has once again refused to comment when asked about sexual assault allegations that have been made against him.

Posted by on 20 November 2014 | 5:38 am

Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies

Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown performer who scored his biggest hit with 1966's What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, dies in Las Vegas at the age of 78.

Posted by on 20 November 2014 | 12:08 am

US and Pakistan: What next?

Tricky conversations loom for Pakistani army chief in US

Posted by on 19 November 2014 | 5:26 pm

Why do so many people die shovelling snow?

Why about 100 Americans die each year shovelling snow

Posted by on 19 November 2014 | 5:09 pm

FBI threats to MLK prompt snooping warnings

FBI letter to MLK prompts snooping warnings

Posted by on 19 November 2014 | 4:13 pm

VIDEO: What men learn at a 'pick-up' seminar

Controversial US "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc is barred from entering the UK by the Home Office following an online petition.

Posted by on 19 November 2014 | 3:48 pm

Why is the Keystone XL pipeline so disputed?

Why is the Keystone XL pipeline so hotly disputed?

Posted by on 19 November 2014 | 11:36 am

Microsoft faults knock sites offline

Faults with Microsoft's cloud computing platform Azure knock many third-party sites offline and restrict access to its own apps.

Posted by on 19 November 2014 | 6:29 am