Lightning kills man on US beach

One man is killed and several people are hurt following lightning strikes on crowded Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California.

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 12:59 pm

Ex-Virginia governor's trial opens

Jury selection begins in the corruption trial of ex-Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, accused of accepting loans and lavish gifts from a supporter.

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 11:34 am

Indian or American: Congressman's 'oops'

Representative Curt Clawson mistakes two US officials testifying before Congress as being with the Indian government, provoking international ridicule.

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 11:06 am

Bird-plucking woman on Montreal train

The woman says she was simply excited about cooking a traditional Inuk dish.

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 10:29 am

VIDEO: Republicans lead in voter enthusiasm

Can Republicans take advantage of US voter apathy at polls?

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 9:49 am

VIDEO: 'Giant bolt' hits LA beach goers

One person has been killed and at least eight others taken to hospital in Los Angeles after being struck by lightning.

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 7:44 am

Toronto to open with The Judge

The Judge, starring Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall, is announced as the opening film of the 2014 Toronto Film Festival.

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 4:56 am

VIDEO: Wildfire in California forces evacuations

More than 500 homes and about 1,200 residents have been evacuated in an area east of the California state capital Sacramento due to a wildfire.

Posted by on 27 July 2014 | 12:27 pm

Naked body art enlivens New York

A group of artists in New York paint a large group of nude models in public in a celebration of the human form.

Posted by on 27 July 2014 | 5:05 am

The people who want to be near a tornado

Why some people want to be near a deadly tornado

Posted by on 26 July 2014 | 5:58 pm

US evacuates Libya embassy staff

The US temporarily evacuates staff from its embassy in the Libyan capital following clashes between rival militias, the state department says.

Posted by on 26 July 2014 | 8:58 am

Game of Thrones adds new characters

New additions for Game of Thrones series five are announced at Comic-Con event in San Diego.

Posted by on 26 July 2014 | 2:04 am

US 'will send migrant youths home'

President Obama meets Central American leaders and says undocumented immigrant children without legal claims to be in the US will be sent home.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 10:12 pm

Fiddler's 50-year stage appeal

How musical Fiddler on the Roof became a surprise lasting hit

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 9:25 pm

'New virus' discovered in human gut

Scientists say they have stumbled upon a common virus that has never been described before.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 7:14 pm

The man serving life for marijuana

The man serving a life sentence for marijuana

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 6:39 pm

The mystique of the 'child prodigy'

Scientist claims 'child prodigy' getting credit for his discovery

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 2:08 pm

US manhunt for tuberculosis patient

Authorities in California search for a fugitive homeless man who has refused treatment for tuberculosis and may be contagious.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 12:44 pm

American reporter held in Iran

An American reporter for the Washington Post, his wife and two other US journalists have been detained in Tehran, an Iranian official confirms.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 10:38 am

Homeowner kills 'pregnant burglar'

Authorities in California are investigating whether to charge an elderly man who fatally shot a suspected female burglar who said she was pregnant.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 10:04 am

VIDEO: Honour for 101-year-old weatherman

America's longest serving volunteer weather observer, 101-year-old Richard G Hendrickson, will be honoured on Sunday for 84 years service.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 6:38 am

VIDEO: Illegal child migration to US soars

In the last eight months alone, nearly 60,000 children have crossed the border illegally into the United States, in the hope of a better life.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 4:41 am

VIDEO: The toughest cop on Wall Street

Benjamin Lawsky, Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, is known as the toughest cop on Wall Street.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 4:20 am

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

Plagiarism charge rocks US Senate race

US senator says PTSD from Iraq partially to blame

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 10:36 am