US reporter believed held in Iran

An American reporter for the Washington Post, his wife and two other US journalists appear to have been detained in Tehran, the newspaper says.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 8:02 pm

Arizona halts executions amid review

Arizona halts executions pending a review of its death penalty procedures, after the allegedly botched lethal injection of a convicted murderer.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 7:18 pm

Obama urges action over tax scheme

US President Barack Obama urges lawmakers to end a tax loophole that allows US companies to avoid paying US corporate taxes.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 7:03 pm

Voices from the death penalty debate

Five people talk about their roles in Tennessee's execution debate

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:05 pm

US court dismisses Chiquita lawsuit

A US court dismisses a lawsuit against Chiquita brought by Colombians who accuse the banana grower of paying fighters who tortured their relatives.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 5:03 pm

Suspect: Detroit shooting 'accident'

A man charged with killing an unarmed black woman on his suburban Detroit porch in November initially told police it was an accident, a jury hears.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 2:29 pm

Google quizzed over deleted links

Watchdogs are told that Google has complied with more than 45,000 requests for links to be erased from its European search results.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 1:56 pm

The perils of sexy Facebook pictures

Study shows social media photos can have negative consequences, Indonesia's presidential election about more than Islam, and the end of Australia's carbon tax.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 11:13 am

Plagiarism charge rocks US Senate race

US senator says PTSD from Iraq partially to blame

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 10:36 am

Barclays challenges US fraud case

Barclays challenges legal action brought by US prosecutors alleging fraud in its "dark pool" trading operations.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 10:35 am

GM profits hit by recall problems

Earnings at the US carmaker General Motors slump because of the cost of vehicle recalls.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 10:33 am

Wine fraudster sentencing delayed

A California wine dealer, who made $20m by selling fake vintage bottles to rich clients, faces years in prison when he is sentenced in New York.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 10:06 am

Europe lifts Tel Aviv flights ban

The European Aviation Safety Agency has joined the US in lifting its ban on flights to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 8:22 am

Qualcomm disputes China phone sales

US chipmaker Qualcomm claims some Chinese companies are misrepresenting sales to minimise their payments.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 8:07 am

Poland 'helped in CIA rendition'

Poland violated the human rights convention and helped the CIA's rendition of terror suspects, the European Court of Human Rights finds.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 7:53 am

VIDEO: Teen pilot dies in record attempt

A US teenager and his father who crashed during an attempt to fly around the world knew the risks of the journey, a relative has said

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 5:39 am

VIDEO: Wine fraudster to be sentenced in US

Rudy Kurniawan, who manufactured phony vintage wine in his kitchen, will be sentenced for fraud on Thursday.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 8:24 pm

Illegal bottom injections on rise in US

The deadly danger of illegal backstreet buttocks injections

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 6:02 pm

VIDEO: Who was that man on the moon?

Why the US public quickly lost interest in lunar exploration

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 6:01 pm

US 'around the world' flier crashes

A US teenager and his father who crashed their plane during an attempt to fly around the world knew the risks, a relative says.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 5:55 pm

Suspected Auschwitz guard dies in US

Johann Breyer, 89, has died awaiting extradition to Germany amid allegations he committed Nazi war crimes during World War Two.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 1:47 pm

VIDEO: 'Depressed' polar bear not moving

Arturo, the polar bear dubbed 'the world's saddest animal', will be staying at his zoo in Argentina, despite a massive petition calling for him to be moved to a colder climate.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 12:40 pm

VIDEO: Mayfly swarm fools radar

Millions of mayflies took to the air in Wisconsin, tricking radar into thinking it was raining

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 11:08 am

10 theories about the Brooklyn Bridge flags

10 theories behind Brooklyn Bridge white flags

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 10:33 am

Canadians uncover 'bear highway'

How Grizzly bears navigate Canadian forests

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 9:49 am