US Army 'to cut 40,000 troops'

The US Army is planning to reduce the size of its force by 40,000 soldiers over the next two years, according to US media reports.

Posted by on 7 July 2015 | 4:20 pm

Harry Shearer returns to The Simpsons

The voice behind Ned Flanders and Mr Burns was set to leave after refusing a new pay deal, but he's back.

Posted by on 7 July 2015 | 4:06 pm

US cruise company to sail to Cuba

The world's largest cruise company, Carnival Corp, says it has received approval from the US government to offer trips to Cuba from Miami.

Posted by on 7 July 2015 | 3:40 pm

Two killed in mid-air US plane crash

Two people die when a small plane collides with a F-16 fighter jet in South Carolina, sending debris into a nearby mobile home park.

Posted by on 7 July 2015 | 3:36 pm

More charges for US church 'gunman'

The man accused of killing nine black churchgoers in the US is charged with three additional counts of attempted murder.

Posted by on 7 July 2015 | 11:59 am

Deadly ice cave collapse in Seattle

A partial collapse of an ice cave leaves one person dead and three others injured in an area of Washington state popular with hikers.

Posted by on 7 July 2015 | 9:32 am

VIDEO: Food fight! America v Europe

The US and European Union are struggling to agree on food safety standards - among the major issues in a huge new trade deal.

Posted by on 7 July 2015 | 9:26 am

Open courts demanded for EU-US trade

The European Parliament says an EU-US trade deal, known as TTIP, must not allow private courts to handle investment disputes.

Posted by on 7 July 2015 | 9:18 am

Video costs US football player job

A promising American football player at Florida State University is kicked off the team after a video showed him punching a woman in a bar.

Posted by on 7 July 2015 | 8:27 am

Cosby gave woman drugs before sex

US comedian Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 to obtaining sedatives with the intent of giving them to women he wanted to have sex with, court documents say.

Posted by on 7 July 2015 | 7:17 am

VIDEO: One killed in US ice cave collapse

Authorities in the US have reported one person dead and several others injured after part of an ice cave collapse in Washington.

Posted by on 7 July 2015 | 5:03 am

Karate Kid producer Weintraub dies

Jerry Weintraub, the Hollywood producer of the Karate Kid and Ocean's Eleven films, dies in California aged 77.

Posted by on 7 July 2015 | 4:23 am

Women's World Cup breaks TV records

A record 25.4 million TV viewers in the US watched the Women's World Cup final, the country's biggest ever audience for a football game.

Posted by on 7 July 2015 | 3:50 am

VIDEO: Driver survives massive Nascar crash

Nascar driver Austin Dillon survived a massive last-lap crash on Monday that saw his car hurdled upside down into protective fencing.

Posted by on 6 July 2015 | 1:00 pm

VIDEO: Social start-up gives a helping hand

How a San Francisco social start-up is giving homeless people a helping hand

Posted by on 5 July 2015 | 3:07 am

VIDEO: Do men or women rule US football?

The US Women's football team is hoping to pick up its third World Cup title when it plays Japan on Sunday. The men have never made it to the finals. So when it comes to football, do America's women have the upper hand?

Posted by on 4 July 2015 | 8:00 pm

VIDEO: Judge recognises school friend in dock

A Judge and a man suspected of burglary were 'reunited' briefly during a court hearing in Miami, in the US.

Posted by on 3 July 2015 | 8:21 pm

How to get Obama to tweet at you

Meet the man who wants to put peas in your guacamole

Posted by on 3 July 2015 | 6:12 pm

VIDEO: School security: 'We go through jail life'

American students talk about school security

Posted by on 3 July 2015 | 11:11 am

Shell to start Arctic oil drilling

Oil and gas giant Shell is expected to begin drilling for oil in the Arctic within the next two weeks.

Posted by on 3 July 2015 | 9:15 am

Who is burning black churches? Twitter activists think they know

How activists pushed the story to media attention

Posted by on 3 July 2015 | 2:07 am

VIDEO: BP reaches £12bn record settlement

British Petroleum has agreed to pay the largest settlement by a single company in US history over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Posted by on 2 July 2015 | 8:42 pm

VIDEO: How prevalent is church arson in the US?

A series of seemingly unrelated fires at predominantly black churches has authorities searching for answers just weeks after a racially motivated mass shooting.

Posted by on 2 July 2015 | 3:41 pm

$250k for trans-friendly Girl Scouts

Girl scouts reap benefits after returning transphobic gift

Posted by on 2 July 2015 | 8:46 am

Can Inca secrets save modern cities?

Can ancient Inca building techniques save modern cities?

Posted by on 1 July 2015 | 6:43 pm