Dollar General raises bid for rival

Dollar General, the lead discount retailer in the United States, raises its bid for rival store Family Dollar to almost $9.1bn (£5.51bn).

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 6:27 am

US 'targets al-Shabab's leader'

The US military carries out air strikes in Somalia, reportedly targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, though it is unclear if he was hit.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 4:56 am

FBI probes 'Cloud' celebrity leaks

The FBI looks into allegations that the online accounts of celebrities have been hacked, leading to intimate pictures being posted online.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 4:09 am

VIDEO: Waiting for water in debt-hit Detroit

Samira Hussain reports on the day-to-day struggles of people living in Detroit, as the city attempts to climb out of its financial problems.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 2:13 am

US works to free trio in N Korea

The White House says securing the release of three American citizens detained in North Korea is a "top priority", after they appealed for help.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 9:50 pm

Embarking on the path to jihad

How Americans join the fight in Syria

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 8:54 pm

Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway

Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 7:04 pm

Saving America’s honeybees

Can America's honeybees be saved?

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 6:06 pm

Obama renews minimum wage push

President Barack Obama says he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage in line with recent economic improvements.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 4:28 pm

Shot TV host was to face grand jury

A British talk show host who was shot dead in the United States was due to appear before a grand jury on the day he was killed, it is revealed.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 12:57 pm

Should the US adopt a shorter working week?

Could a four-day working week help the US economy?

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 11:18 am

Should the US adopt a shorter working week?

As Americans celebrate a three-day weekend, economists and social scientists push for shorter work weeks.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 11:18 am

Ferguson police wear body cameras

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, are now using body cameras, three weeks after a white officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager leading to weeks of violent unrest.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 10:35 am

Joan Rivers' family remain hopeful

The daughter of comedian and TV presenter Joan Rivers says they have their "fingers crossed" as she recovers in hospital from a cardiac arrest.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 10:02 am

VIDEO: Dumpster divers seek out free food

Living off the food other people throw away

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 8:06 pm

First openly gay NFL player dropped

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the National Football League, fails to make the final roster for the St Louis Rams.

Posted by on 30 August 2014 | 4:03 pm

Texas abortion provisions struck down

A US judge strikes down part of a Texas abortion law that would have closed more than a dozen clinics.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 7:32 pm

Making houses out of mushrooms

The natural resources used to make 'green' homes

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 6:37 pm

Disowned gay teen speaks out

...but not discouraged - gay son in video row speaks out

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 5:38 pm

Cold War US spy dies in prison

A former US navy sailor who led a spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison medical centre at the age of 77.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 4:17 pm

'No strategy' Obama reveals IS truth

Obama's gaffe reveals political truth

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 2:32 pm

US steps up sanctions over Iran

The US has imposed new sanctions on companies and individuals in connection with Iran's nuclear programme.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 12:54 pm

VIDEO: California's new gold rush

In The New Forty-Niners, photographer Sarina Finkelstein documents a new wave of gold seekers in California, more than 160 years after the Gold Rush.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 7:02 pm

Google trials drone deliveries

Google reveals it has built and tested its own drones as part of a plan to make automated deliveries to remote homes as well as disaster-hit zones.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 5:00 pm

VIDEO: Giant waves sweep California coast

Southern California has been inundated by a surge of rising seawater brought on by Hurricane Marie, which hit Mexico's Pacific coast.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 5:03 am