US election: We'll carry Clinton to victory, says Obama

US President Barack Obama implores voters to continue his legacy by carrying Hillary Clinton to victory, in a rousing speech at the Democratic convention.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 3:09 am

President Obama's message of hope

President Barack Obama evokes a positive vision of the US and implored voters to back Hillary Clinton as his successor in the White House.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 12:49 am

Hillary's 'secret army'

Those who have always held Hillary Clinton in high esteem feel that they are finally able to celebrate out in the open.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 12:08 am

Biden and Kaine take aim at Trump

Vice-President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton's running mate Tim Kaine both on went on the attack against Donald Trump.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 11:47 pm

Huge cheers for former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords

Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who was critically wounded during a mass shooting while meeting constituents, gets huge cheers as she gives a speech to the Democratic convention in support of Hillary Clinton.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 9:00 pm

Kidnapping dilemma

Ellen Page and the director of new film Tallulah discuss whether every woman is designed to embrace motherhood.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 6:54 pm

America's loudest lawyer

A lawyer known as the Texas Law Hawk has become an internet star through a series of bizarre ads.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 6:36 pm

Speech that launched a president

Barack Obama first made a national name for himself at the 2004 Democratic convention, running for Senate. Delegates at the 2016 convention reflect on his past appearances.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 6:02 pm

Donald Trump urges Russia to 'find Hillary's emails'

Donald Trump has "actively encouraged" foreign powers to hack his presidential rival Hillary Clinton, her camp says.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 5:36 pm

Florida investigates four mysterious Zika infections

Health officials in Florida investigate four cases of Zika that do not appear related to travel, raising fears US mosquitoes may be carrying the virus.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 5:01 pm

Facebook profits beat expectations

Facebook announces another exceptional quarter of growth, with profit climbing 186% from this time last year.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 4:43 pm

US election: Trump encourages Russia to find Clinton emails

Donald Trump has "actively encouraged" foreign powers to hack his US presidential rival Hillary Clinton, her camp says.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 2:41 pm

Fed keeps US rate hike on hold

The US Federal Reserve decides not to raise interest rates, maintaining the ultra-low level they have been at since December 2015.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 2:10 pm

Hillary ignored

While Hillary Clinton won the historic presidential nomination last night, her husband made the front page of US newspapers.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 1:08 pm

Ice Bucket Challenge mum praises ALS 'breakthrough'

Nancy Frates, whose son Pete has ALS, welcomes a research breakthrough, but says more donations are needed to find a "cure".

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 12:29 pm

Syria: An American doctor's experience in Aleppo

Dr Samer Attar, a surgeon from Chicago, has just returned from his most recent visit to Aleppo in Syria, working in underground hospitals.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 12:14 pm

Freddie Gray case: Last charges dropped against police

All charges have been dropped against the last Baltimore police officers facing trial over the death of US black detainee Freddie Gray.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 11:55 am

Hoping for change

Hope and change didn't happen the way some people thought they would. What does that mean for the 2016 election?

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 11:19 am

Slender Man: Two girls accused of trying to kill classmate to be tried as adults

Two 14-year-olds are to be tried as adults in the Slender Man case in the US.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 10:49 am

From Russia with love

Is the Republican candidate for President too closely aligned with Russian president Vladimir Putin?

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 10:42 am

Reagan would-be assassin John Hinckley Jr to be released

John Hinckley Jr, who tried to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan in 1981, to be released next month after 35 years.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 10:22 am

AB InBev's takeover of SABMiller remains under threat

AB InBev's planned £50bn takeover of rival brewer SABMiller remains under threat from the double threat of the Brexit vote and a UK court ruling.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 9:11 am

Dances with Wolves actor Chief David Bald Eagle dies at 97

Native American Chief David Bald Eagle, who appeared in the Oscar-winning 1990 film Dances With Wolves, has died aged 97.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 6:34 am

Meryl Streep screams on the podium

Actress Meryl Streep pays tribute to Hillary Clinton.

Posted by on 26 July 2016 | 11:06 pm

US election: Bill Clinton backs 'best friend' Hillary to lead US

Former US President Bill Clinton argues why his wife and "best friend" Hillary should lead the nation, in a very personal speech at the Democratic convention.

Posted by on 26 July 2016 | 10:53 pm