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More reports of clowns in woods in South Carolina

53 minutes ago

Deputies in South Carolina, in the US, have increased patrols after getting new reports of people dressed as clowns trying to lure children into the woods.

New Orleans remembers Hurricane Katrina 11 years on

2016-08-30 12:06

It has been 11 years since the wind, rain and subsequent levee breaks associated with Hurricane Katrina deluged New Orleans.

FBI warns of possible election-system hacks

2016-08-30 07:57

The FBI is warning state officials to boost election security in light of evidence that hackers targeted related data systems in two states.

US police probe Cornell brawl that left Ithaca student dead

2016-08-29 22:15

Police investigating a brawl on the campus of Cornell University that has left an Ithaca College student from Brooklyn dead and another Ithaca student injured are asking witnesses with cellphone video of the fight to come forward.

Clinton proposes plan to address mental health treatment

2016-08-29 20:42

Hillary Clinton has been rolling out a comprehensive plan to address millions of Americans coping with mental illness, pointing to the need to fully integrate treatment into the nation's health care system.

PICS: Women bare breasts for gender equality on GoTopless Day

2016-08-29 16:00

Women around the US have taken off their tops on GoTopless Day, a day that promotes gender equality and women's rights to bare their breasts in public.

WATCH: Man in Zorro costume detained at LAX

2016-08-29 09:36

A video has emerged showing police arresting a man dressed as Zorro, armed with a plastic sword, outside one of the terminals at Los Angeles International Airport.

In flooded Louisiana city, even modest recovery raises hope

2016-08-28 21:39

Even the most modest signs of recovery have been lifting weary spirits in Denham Springs, a Baton Rouge suburb in the US, at the epicentre of the catastrophic flooding in south Louisiana.

Global markets drift after Yellen speech

2016-08-28 11:30

European and US equities markets have been split after US Fed chief Janet Yellen suggested interest rates could rise in the near-term.

US stocks mixed on rate hike prospects

2016-08-28 11:16

US stocks have been mixed on after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen incated the case for a rate hike is strengthening, raising expectations of a move by year-end.

 

Clinton aide ditches serial sexting husband

2016-08-30 15:49

Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin has announced she is leaving her husband, Anthony Weiner, after the former congressman was accused in yet another sexting scandal.

Mosquitoes can spread Zika to their eggs

2016-08-30 10:16

Female mosquitoes can transmit the Zika virus to their eggs and offspring, suggesting that efforts to kill adult mosquitoes will fall short, researchers say.

US woman high on drugs driving on rims sparks California wildfires

2016-08-30 06:25

A car driven by a woman who authorities say was high on drugs has sparked several wildfires in Northern California that so far have burned 182 hectares and prompted evacuations.

Man in black detained before LAX airport panic

2016-08-29 20:50

Los Angeles airport officials have said a false report of gunshots that had sent panicked travellers fleeing came right after officers with guns drawn had detained a man dressed in black and possibly carrying a sword.

Tropical depression moving into the Gulf of Mexico

2016-08-29 20:29

A tropical depression that formed in the Florida Straits is moving into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico and the US National Hurricane Center says it could soon become a tropical storm.

Scientists complete 12-month Mars simulation in Hawaii dome

2016-08-29 14:18

Six scientists have completed a year-long Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation.

Part of Los Angeles airport evacuated after shooting scare

2016-08-29 07:22

Parts of Los Angeles International Airport have been evacuated after reports of an active shooter.

North Korea threatens to fire at US, South Korean troops

2016-08-28 15:00

North Korea has threatened to aim fire at the lighting equipment used by US and South Korean troops at a truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas.

Nasa probe set to make closest approach yet to Jupiter

2016-08-28 11:26

Nasa's Juno space probe is set to pass the closest it will get to the planet Jupiter during the main phase of its planned mission to the gas giant, the US space agency's officials says.

Woman rescued, 2 missing after plane crash in New Orleans lake

2016-08-28 10:11

Authorities say a woman has been rescued and two men remain missing after a small plane crashed into a lake near a New Orleans airport.

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