Heavy police presence at Thanksgiving parade

2015-11-26 18:37

Giant balloons have taken to the clear, sunny sky over midtown Manhattan for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, with spectators lining up along the parade route and a heavy police presence keeping a watchful eye.

Chinese gloat over Obama's turkey named Abe

2015-11-26 15:59

US President Barack Obama's has pardoned a turkey named "Abe" in a peculiar annual tradition and the pardoned turkey has led to Chinese gloating at the Japanese leader's expense.

Passengers get removed from plane over SMS

2015-11-26 14:05

Four passengers have been removed from a Chicago-bound flight at Baltimore's international airport last week after a fellow passenger say she saw one of them receive a text with the word "dynamite" and the code for an airport in India, according to a police report.

SA scientists slam Swazi elephant export

2015-11-26 10:49

A group of top South African scientists has slammed the proposed sale of 18 wild elephants from Swaziland to American zoos as being deeply unethical and certain to cause the animals’ long-term physical and psychological stress.

Texas toddler dies after siblings put her in oven

2015-11-26 09:24

A toddler left alone with her pre-school siblings in their Texas home suffered fatal burns after they put her in the oven and switched it on, US media report.

US troops involved in MSF hospital bombing suspended

2015-11-25 21:00

The commander of US forces in Afghanistan has suspended the soldiers "most closely" involved in the bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz.

Kerry says Mideast violence could 'spin out of control'

2015-11-25 18:55

US Secretary of State John Kerry says the violence between Israelis and Palestinians could "spin out of control" unless they take immediate steps to ease tensions.

Woman sought for series of California wedding thefts

2015-11-25 12:37

Southern California authorities are looking for a weeding thief who steals wallets, credit cards and other valuables on the couple’s happiest day without so much as an "I do".

'No specific, credible threat' to US from ISIS - White House

2015-11-25 11:04

President Barack Obama’s national security team believes there is "no specific, credible threat" to the US from ISIS, the White House says amid stepped up coalition strikes on the extremist groups.

Newborn baby left in a manger at NYC church

2015-11-25 09:35

For a short time the Christmas manger at a New York City church might've been able to pass for the real thing: A newborn baby, with the umbilical cord still attached, was abandoned there.


US Republicans move to dump Trump

2015-11-26 16:00

Many say the populist crazy talk is typical of the White House primaries, but Republican frontrunner Donald Trump's increasingly incendiary remarks are leading some conservatives to brand him a 'fascist' and party rivals to ramp up attacks against him.

'Facebook killer' convicted

2015-11-26 14:05

A Florida man who killed his wife and posted a photo of the bloody corpse on Facebook has been convicted of second-degree murder after failing to convince a jury that he shot her eight times in self-defence.

Muslim woman forced off plane as Islamophobia rises

2015-11-26 11:39

Being told to get off plane in front of passengers was 'humiliating', says Kameelah Rasheed, who alleges discrimination.

US new-home sales rebound in October

2015-11-26 10:00

Sales of new single-family homes in the United States have rebounded in October from a September slump, as prices fell year-over-year, an official data shows.

Obama 'deeply disturbed' by Chicago police shooting

2015-11-26 07:30

President Barack Obama says he is 'deeply disturbed' by video of a white Chicago policeman shooting dead a black teenager, in the latest such incident to roil the United States.

'Every possible step' to keep US safe - Obama

2015-11-25 19:38

US President Barack Obama has assured Americans that "every possible step" is being taken to keep the country safe as it heads into the Thanksgiving holiday.

South Korea, US civil nuclear deal kicks off

2015-11-25 17:56

A new nuclear deal has come into force between Seoul and Washington, opening the possibility of South Korea developing its own capacity to process nuclear material for fuel.

Hollande, Obama vow unity against ISIS, appeal to Russia

2015-11-25 11:50

France and the US have pledged to step up the fight against the ISIS group, urging Russia to throw its weight behind global efforts to resolve the four-year Syrian conflict.

Clinton: Saying 'illegal immigrants' was poor word choice

2015-11-25 11:04

Hillary Rodham Clinton has said that her use of the term "illegal immigrants" was a "poor choice of words" and she pledged not to use it anymore, responding to criticism from immigration activists.

WATCH: US police officer shoots black teen 16 times

2015-11-25 08:13

Racial tensions have soared as a police officer was charged with murdering a black teen and as officials release a graphic video of the shooting.

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