VIDEO: NFL star refuses to play ball with media

A day after repeating one line 29 times in a news conference, Seattle Seahawks player Marshawn Lynch has been at it again, giving a variation of the same answer 14 times.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 6:59 am

Fugitive treasure hunter in court

Tommy Thompson appears in court after two years on the run, accused of cheating investors out of proceeds from a 19th century shipwreck haul.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 6:20 am

Sabbath bassist in bar fight arrest

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler is arrested in the United States after a bar fight, police say.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 6:07 am

VIDEO: Measles outbreak blamed on parents

The US has been measles-free for 15 years but there has been a new outbreak, which started at Disneyland in California.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 3:44 am

Nuclear scientist jailed in US

A former nuclear scientist in the US is jailed for five years for trying to pass nuclear bomb-making secrets to Venezuela.

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 9:33 pm

VIDEO: An immigrant's struggle to assimilate

Uncovering my mother’s secret struggle

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 8:09 pm

US Supreme Court blocks executions

The US Supreme Court postpones the executions of three death row inmates who say the use of the sedative midazolam in the procedures is cruel.

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 5:59 pm

Obama's college savings tax crashes to earth

'Aspirationally rich' force Obama to drop college savings tax

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 4:44 pm

Obama's college savings tax crashes to earth

The White House's proposal to tax income in 529 plans to help pay for free community college tuition is roundly rejected. Will all attempts at tax-reform suffer the same fate?

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 4:44 pm

VIDEO: Selma creators on Cumberbatch quote

The BBC's Gavin Esler met the star of Selma and its director, Ava DuVernay, one of the few African American women directors involved in big Hollywood projects.

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 4:39 pm

Facebook earnings beat expectations

The social network reports fourth-quarter profits of $701m, a 34% increase from the same period a year earlier, buoyed by strong mobile advertising sales.

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 3:40 pm

Iran picks new United Nations envoy

Iran has selected Gholamali Khoshru as its ambassador to the United Nations in New York, less than one year after the US rejected its first choice.

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 2:09 pm

Fed to remain 'patient' on rate rise

The US Federal Reserve reiterates that it will be patient in raising interest rates, but adds it is weighing "international developments".

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 1:58 pm

US law 'chief' defends migrant action

The woman likely to become the next US Attorney General has defended Barack Obama's executive action on immigration during her confirmation hearing.

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 1:14 pm

VIDEO: Veteran news anchor reveals he has ALS

Veteran US news presenter Larry Stogner has revealed he has an incurable neurological disease live on air.

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 12:18 pm

E. coli found in Winnipeg water

Residents in the Canadian city of Winnipeg have been instructed to boil their drinking water after testing found E. coli and other bacteria in the water supply.

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 11:14 am

Fixing Yemen 'will take decades'

US strategy in Yemen depends on Iran

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 10:38 am

US north-east digs out of heavy snow

Residents of New England are digging out after up to 36in (91cm) of snow fell in a day-long blizzard that caused power cuts and paralysed travel.

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 10:24 am

Puerto Rico profile

Provides and overview as well as facts and figures for this small dependency of the United States situated in the Caribbean

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 8:41 am

US warns of more sanctions on Russia

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew threatens a possible extension of sanctions on Russia because of the escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine.

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 5:41 am

Apple profit 'biggest in history'

Record sales of iPhones help Apple to report a first quarter profit of $18bn, the biggest ever quarterly profit for a public company.

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 5:22 am

VIDEO: Fire headcam shows home alone rescue

Fire fighters in Fresno, California save three children from a burning apartment.

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 5:19 am

Florida cat crawls out of grave

A cat in Florida who was presumed dead after being run over appears five days later having somehow escaped its grave.

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 4:37 am

VIDEO: Icy blizzard brings Boston to halt

The blizzard which narrowly missed New York on Tuesday has instead dumped up to a metre of snow on New England in the US.

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 3:29 am

VIDEO: Storm-hit US town faces flooding

The BBC's Gary O'Donoghue who is in Scituate in Massachusetts reports on impact of the storm on this coastal town.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 5:49 pm