Clinton introduces VP Kaine

2016-07-23 22:08

Hillary Clinton has shown off her freshly picked running mate Tim Kaine and praised him as the antithesis of the Republican presidential ticket led by Donald Trump.

Conservationists hope to bring beloved bird back

2016-07-23 19:50

The Restore the Call program at the Biodiversity Research Institute in Portland plans to move 10 chicks to an area south of Boston this summer.

Slain US deputy to be laid to rest

2016-07-23 16:44

Friends and family are gathering in Baton Rouge to remember Brad Garafola, one of three officers shot and killed by a gunman.

Clinton looks to steal Trump thunder with VP pick

2016-07-22 19:05

Hillary Clinton has moved closer to introducing her running mate, snatching attention from newly crowned Republican nominee Donald Trump just hours after he closed out his convention with a fiery and foreboding turn at the podium.

Key quotes from Republican nominee Trump’s acceptance speech

2016-07-22 13:37

New York billionaire Donald Trump has officially accepted the nomination as the Republican Party’s presidential candidate and delivered his long-anticipated address at the Republican National Convention (RNC).

Trump says US will be safer, richer if he is president

2016-07-22 09:00

Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president, promising anxious Americans that they will be safer and richer if he is elected in November.

Science analyses rare rapport between birds, people

2016-07-21 22:59

For generations, people in Africa have partnered with wild birds called honeyguides to find bee hives and honey, and scientists say they have analysed this rare rapport for the first time.

US man: Wife wrongly jailed in The Gambia

2016-07-21 19:33

A Maryland man says his wife has been wrongfully sentenced to three years' imprisonment in The Gambia following her arrest during an anti-government protest there.

Cruz 'won't support candidate who wages personal attacks'

2016-07-21 18:10

A night after being booed off the Republican National Convention stage, Texas Senator Ted Cruz is defiant about Donald Trump, saying he is not a "servile puppy dog" and vowing not to support anyone who wages personal attacks against his family.

Little sympathy for black shooting victims at GOP convention

2016-07-21 16:41

There are few signs of sympathy for African-American victims of police shootings inside the Republican convention.


Hacked emails show Democratic party disunity

2016-07-23 20:00

A cache of emails from Democratic party officials leaked before next week's Philadelphia convention detail the bitter split between the Democratic National Committee and Bernie Sanders.

Clinton still hard to define before convention

2016-07-23 17:37

Americans first knew Hillary Clinton as a governor's wife and working mother, then as the nation's first lady and is ready to appear with her running mate.

Delegates: Clinton VP pick solid

2016-07-23 07:53

Delegates to the Democratic National Convention are giving mostly positive reviews to Hillary Clinton's choice for vice president, saying he will appeal to moderates.

Video: Texas officer says black people have 'violent tendencies'

2016-07-22 17:10

Texas officials have launched an investigation after a white police officer was shown on video throwing a black woman to the ground and then later telling her black people have “violent tendencies”.

Men sentenced to 2 years in prison in Pokemon case

2016-07-22 11:11

Two Iowa men who made online threats against the Pokemon World Championships and took guns and ammunition to the event in Boston last August have each been sentenced to two years in prison.

Trump accepts nomination, says US in crisis and he'll fix it 'fast'

2016-07-22 06:20

Declaring America in crisis, Donald Trump has pledged to cheering Republicans that as president he will restore safety, curb immigration and save the nation from Hillary Clinton.

It's Trump's moment before the nation - and GOP sceptics

2016-07-21 21:13

A man badly in need of a big moment, Donald Trump is facing the most important speech of his presidential campaign, his last chance to make a case to sceptics at a convention marked by divided loyalties and unwanted distractions.

Shooting of black caregiver 'a nightmare'

2016-07-21 19:26

A Florida congresswoman has described as a "nightmare" the video she saw of police shooting a black caregiver trying to coax his autistic patient into complying with officers.

Marine vet, 81, held hostage in motel for 4 years

2016-07-21 18:10

A New York man is accused of holding an 81-year-old Marine Corps veteran hostage in a motel for at least four years to steal his benefits cheques.

Jobless claims in US unexpectedly decline

2016-07-21 15:50

The number of applications for US unemployment benefits has unexpectedly fallen last week, reaching a three-month low, indicating the labour market remains steady.

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