US woman released from jail over son's circumcision

2015-05-25 10:05

A Florida woman jailed in a long-running dispute over her son's circumcision has been released after nine nights behind bars.

Just another birthday for US woman - her 116th

2015-05-24 18:46

A Detroit-area woman has turned 116, but she offers no secret for a long life.

71 people held over Cleveland protests

2015-05-24 18:29

Police say 71 people have been arrested in Cleveland during protests that flared after a police officer was found not guilty in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman in 2012.

Beautiful Mind mathematician killed in crash

2015-05-24 16:44

Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner who inspired the movie A Beautiful Mind , has been killed in a car crash in New Jersey, along with his wife, ABC News reports.

Money pours in for Arizona dog found hanging from tree

2015-05-23 21:58

More than $20 000 has poured in for an Arizona dog that was found hanging from a tree more than a week ago, but is now recovering in a foster home.

Ohio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage

2015-05-23 17:51

A US police officer charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects during a 137-shot barrage of gunfire, has been acquitted.

Dispute over nuclear arms ban ends in failure

2015-05-23 13:13

A month-long review conference on the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty has ended in failure after its members were unable to overcome several disagreements.

ISIS cements grip on Iraq-Syria border

2015-05-23 11:22

The Islamic State group has consolidated its control of the Iraq-Syria border after capturing an Iraqi provincial capital.

Two US men charged with supporting ISIS

2015-05-23 09:34

Two California men have been charged with allegedly providing support the Islamic State group and planning to join ISIS.

Magnitude 5.4 quake hits Nevada

2015-05-22 22:13

A magnitude 5.4 quake has struck Nevada, close to the town of Helene, northeast of Las Vegas.


US free-trade talks 'in the end-game' - official

2015-05-25 07:41

The United States is optimistic a deal to set up a free trade zone across the Pacific will be concluded soon, says the top US trade official.

Perry seeks to win over Iowa, a handshake at a time

2015-05-24 18:46

Former Texas governor Rick Perry is working his way through small-town Iowa one handshake, bear hug and back slap at a time.

US: Iraq's 'will to fight' an issue

2015-05-24 17:34

The US defence secretary says the Islamic State group's takeover of the Iraqi city of Ramadi shows that Iraqi forces do not have the "will to fight".

Cleveland shootings: Protests erupt after officer found not guilty

2015-05-24 08:46

Protests have erupted after a Cleveland police officer was found not guilty in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012.

Freed from death row: 'I refuse to give them my joy'

2015-05-23 19:37

In his first day of freedom, after nearly 30 years on Alabama's death row, Ray Hinton says he 'is at peace with himself'.

Fracking resumes in Texas

2015-05-23 14:20

Denton, a North Texas city whose fracking ban prompted lawmakers to limit such power, says a driller plans to start fracking gas wells within days.

Mother found pushing dead toddler on swing

2015-05-23 13:13

Police have found a Maryland mother pushing her dead toddler on a park swing and she has been taken to hospital for tests.

Woman chains herself to Shell ship

2015-05-23 09:53

A woman has chained herself to the Arctic Challenger, a support ship for Shell's exploratory oil drilling north of Seattle.

California OKs offer of voluntary water cuts

2015-05-23 08:43

California has given the green light to farmers for voluntary water cuts trying to avoid deeper drought losses.

Clinton got Benghazi info on private email

2015-05-22 21:15

Former Secretary of State Clinton was sent now-classified Benghazi info on her private email server.

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