Reporter and photographer killed as gunman opens fire during live TV broadcast
Two journalists have died as a gunman opened fire on a news crew during a live broadcast in Virginia. Reporter Alison Parker, 24, and videographer...
Boston police thwart possible shooting at Pokemon game competition
Two heavily armed Iowa men were arrested by Boston Police after allegedly making violent threats over social media directed at people attending the Pokemon...
Zoo celebrates as giant panda has twin cubs … but who’s the daddy?
A rare giant panda called Mei Xiang gave birth to twin cubs at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, apparently surprising delighted zoo officials...
14 inmates killed in gang’s ‘act of purification’ inside El Salvador prison
At least 14 inmates were killed in an El Salvador jail when violence erupted between two factions of a notorious gang. The killings at Quezaltepeque...
Calls grow for a cover-up: Topless women in Times Square face clampdown
Topless women who pose for photos with tourists in New York’s Times Square are facing a crackdown after being accused of breaking the law.
Fugitive shot dead by police after two weeks on the run in California desert
A fugitive on the run in the California desert for two weeks has been shot dead by police.
State of emergency is declared as volcano near Ecuador capital spews ash
President Rafael Correa has declared a state of emergency in Ecuador as fears grew of a major eruption from the Cotopaxi volcano near the capital, Quito.
‘Rape’ victim, 11, gives birth to baby girl after being denied an abortion
A girl of 11 who was allegedly repeatedly raped by her stepfather has given birth to a baby girl after she was denied an abortion.
U.S Police fire officer who killed unarmed football player Christian Taylor
Police in Arlington, Texas, have fired the officer who shot and killed an unarmed football player in Texas and the cop now faces a criminal investigation,...
What could Ferguson learn from Watts, 50 years later?
A roadside argument escalated into a physical struggle, attracting the attention of angry bystanders and inciting a five-day riot against police discrimination...
Air traffic controllers are ‘too sleepy’, secret study shows
Air traffic controllers’ work schedules often lead to chronic fatigue, making them less alert and endangering the safety of the national air traffic...
Father charged over murders of six children and two adults in Texas
A man has been charged with murder after family of six children and two adults were found handcuffed and shot dead in their Texas home. David Conley,...
One year since Ferguson death, two shot during late-night protests
Two people have been shot during clashes between police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, one year since Michael Brown was killed by a white police...
Five children, 3 adults found dead inside Texas home after armed stand-off
Eight people - including five children and three adults - were found dead inside a Texas home following the arrest of a man who exchanged gunfire with...
Ferguson to mark one year anniversary of shooting days after latest black death
The father of Michael Brown will lead official events in Ferguson, Missouri, today to mark the first anniversary of the unarmed black teenager’s...
Victims conflicted over death penalty for U.S. theater gunman
Marcus Weaver spent nearly three years talking openly about forgiving the man who shot him, killed his friend and caused untold suffering.
Actress Susan Sarandon calls for Death Row inmate’s execution to be stopped
One of Hollywood’s best known actresses has appealed for public help in stopping the execution of a man she says is “clearly innocent”.
Two people killed as circus tent collapses in New Hampshire
Two people were killed and 15 others injured when a circus tent collapsed in New Hampshire during a storm on Monday night, a state fire official said.
Baseball boy, 9, dies after being hit by player’s swing
A nine-year-old boy has died in hospital after he was accidentally struck on the head with a baseball bat. Kaiser Carlile, a bat boy for the Liberal...
Obama to unveil ‘biggest step ever’ in climate change fight
President Barack Obama is to unveil what he called the “biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken” to fight climate change, a sensitive...
Former U.S President George H.W Bush, breaks bone in neck during fall
George H.W. Bush, the oldest living former U.S. president, fell at his summer home on Wednesday and broke a bone in his neck but was doing OK, a spokesman...
U.S. Army ‘to cut 40,000 soldiers from its ranks over next two years’
The U.S. Army is reportedly planning to cut 40,000 soldiers from its ranks over the next two years.
Guests tell of panic as Las Vegas hotel swimming pool fire leaves two hurt
Guests have told of the panic after an inferno engulfed the swimming pool deck of their hotel on the Las Vegas strip.
Peace hopes rise again as Colombia suspends raids on FARC rebel camps
Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos ordered a halt to bombing raids against the Marxist-inspired FARC rebels, giving a major boost to stop-start peace...
Mourners of woman who died in Texas jail grieve loss of a ‘courageous voice’
Family and friends of an Illinois woman found dead in a Texas jail are remembering her as a “courageous voice” on social justice. Hundreds...
Teenage relatives arrested after family stabbed to death in suburban home
Five people were found stabbed to death inside a well-kept suburban home before two teenage relatives were arrested, police said Thursday.
Major San Francisco quake expected ‘any day now’
A major earthquake could hit the San Francisco Bay Area “any day now”, according to a scientist from the US Geological Survey (USGS).
Theater shooter may not be executed even if sentenced to die
The time has come for jurors to hear whether James Holmes should be executed for killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theater.
Donald Trump shares rival’s phone number after being called ‘World’s Biggest Jackass’
Hours after South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham called Donald Trump “the world’s biggest jackass” for questioning Arizona Sen.
Boston bomber’s super-max jail likened to ‘Hell on Earth’
Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is incarcerated at America’s harshest maximum security prison, likened to hell on Earth by former wardens and rights...