Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot

A pilot is killed and another is injured as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in California.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 9:24 pm

Puerto Ricans key to Florida vote

Puerto Ricans key to Florida vote

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 8:54 pm

VIDEO: Serial: Cult podcast grips audiences

In the age of "binge-watching" programmes, a US podcast series is gripping audiences around the world who are hooked on its weekly instalments.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 8:14 pm

US shares close at record levels

The Dow and S&P 500 close at record levels, helped by a surprise move by the Bank of Japan to boost its stimulus measures.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 4:55 pm

Judges for sale?

Millions of dollars are being spent this year on US judicial elections. Some critics worry that all this money is going to corrupt the legal process.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 3:47 pm

Quarantine victory for US Ebola nurse

A judge in the US rules in favour of a nurse fighting a state quarantine order issued because she treated Ebola patients in West Africa.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 3:23 pm

Maine 'thinking locally' on Ebola

On Ebola, Maine thinks locally, while Hickox thinks globally

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 12:30 pm

Jeers for accused US police killer

Local residents jeer and shout abuse at a Pennsylvania man accused of killing a police officer and eluding authorities on a weeks-long manhunt.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 10:58 am

A shift in conservative Kansas

The rich independent candidate upending Republican politics

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 10:22 am

Blurred Lines dispute to go to trial

A US judge rules the long-running dispute between Marvin Gaye's family, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over claims of plagiarism should go to trial.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 5:43 am

VIDEO: Inside a haunted house in Louisiana

Inside one of America's scariest haunted houses

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 2:57 am

Radio host abuse claims ignite debate

Radio host abuse claims ignite debate over sexual violence

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 7:42 pm

'Smart' television watches you

'Smart' technology prompts privacy concerns

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 7:20 pm

Colorado considers fracking's future

Weighing up oil and gas development in Colorado

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 7:07 pm

The scandal-hit politicians seeking re-election

The scandal-hit politicians who could be re-elected

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 6:57 pm

Starbucks sales disappoint investors

Starbucks' shares fall as investors express disappointment at the company's latest quarterly sales figures.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 6:33 pm

Four dead in Kansas airport crash

At least four people were killed and five injured when a small plane crashed into an airport building in Wichita, Kansas, officials say.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 4:45 pm

Your election questions answered

Our North America editor answers your election questions

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 4:19 pm

Long-serving Boston mayor dies

Thomas Menino, who served as mayor of Boston for more than 20 years, has died after a battle with cancer.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 2:30 pm

US posts better-than-expected growth

The US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, a better figure than economists were expecting.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 9:27 am

Polanski freed after US arrest bid

US attempts to have director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences while visiting Poland fail.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 8:40 am

Money in politics: More than a game

The super-rich, secret donors and rise of ‘dark money’

Posted by on 29 October 2014 | 7:17 pm

VIDEO: 'US may see more Ebola cases' - Obama

President Obama has said the United States may see more cases of Ebola, , saying it was essential America and other countries join the fight against the disease in Africa.

Posted by on 29 October 2014 | 4:23 pm

US Fed ends QE stimulus programme

US Federal Reserve announces an end to the quantitative easing stimulus programme begun in 2008 as economic recovery takes hold.

Posted by on 29 October 2014 | 2:28 pm

Fiat Chrysler to spin off Ferrari

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to spin off Ferrari and sell a 10% stake in the luxury carmaker on the stock market.

Posted by on 29 October 2014 | 1:04 pm