California police say "no evidence" supporting claims of woman's abduction

2015-03-26 18:17

Police in California said there was "no evidence" supporting the reported story that a San Francisco Bay Area woman was kidnapped for ransom earlier this week before reappearing alone and unharmed.

US stance against China-led bank 'idiotic'

2015-03-26 13:00

Washington's opposition to a new China-led development bank is "embarrassing" and "idiotic", as an increasing number of US allies embrace the institution.

White House to Netanyahu: Occupation must end

2015-03-26 11:51

The White House has bluntly warned Israel that its occupation of Palestinian land must end, dismissing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's efforts to take back controversial campaign pledges.

Uganda confirms Shabaab threat

2015-03-26 10:12

Uganda says it is boosting security over threats by Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants, hours after the US embassy in Kampala warned its citizens of a possible imminent terror attack.

US strikes ISIS forces in Tikrit

2015-03-26 08:02

The US and its allies have launched airstrikes on the Iraqi city of Tikrit, in support of an Iraqi government offensive to retake the northern city from Islamist militants.

Threat-sharing cyber security bill introduced

2015-03-26 07:29

The US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee has introduced legislation intended to enhance information sharing between private companies and intelligence agencies.

Video shows motorist pulled from car, beaten by police

2015-03-25 21:09

A pastor leading a protest outside a Detroit-area police department has threatened to shut down the city until two white officers are fired for the bloody arrest of a black man.

Cruz eyes insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap

2015-03-25 17:02

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz could soon be buying his family's health care coverage through the signature Obama administration law he has vowed to dismantle.

Jeb Bush had another email account as governor

2015-03-25 15:01

Jeb Bush used another, previously unreported email address when he was governor of Florida, records show, the newest wrinkle in an evolving debate over public officials' use of private email accounts.

Top CEOs reap billions from stock gains

2015-03-25 13:07

CEOs at large US firms have realised at least $6bn more in compensation than initially estimated in annual disclosures in the five years before financial crash.


US farm groups to press FAA on drones

2015-03-26 13:56

American farmers want the Federal Aviation Administration to relax proposed regulations on commercial drones.

FBI: Bomb components found in Tsarnaev's family home

2015-03-26 12:19

FBI agents have testified they found bomb components in Boston marathon bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev's family apartment in Cambridge and other parts purchased by his brother.

Feud on Earth but peace in space for US, Russia

2015-03-26 10:22

Hundreds of kilometres below on Earth, their governments are locked in a standoff over Ukraine - but up in space, Russian cosmonauts and American astronauts are still working together side by side.

Nasa picks an asteroid rock to pave the road to Mars

2015-03-26 08:10

The US space agency says a Nasa robot ship will pluck a large boulder off an asteroid and sling it around the moon, becoming an ad hoc destination to prepare for future human missions to Mars.

Young Mexican in need of transplant denied visa by US

2015-03-26 08:01

A young Mexican who urgently needs a heart and liver transplant has twice been denied a US visa to go to the Mayo Clinic for treatment, he and his family say.

Texas prison agency replenishes execution drug supply

2015-03-26 05:00

Texas prison officials have acquired a small supply of pentobarbital to replenish their dwindling inventory of the execution drug so lethal injections set for next month can be carried out.

Official: US military to charge Bergdahl with desertion

2015-03-25 20:57

A US official says the army sergeant who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years will be court martialed on charges of desertion.

D-day for Amanda Knox over Italy murder

2015-03-25 15:01

Amanda Knox is set to discover whether she will be labelled a killer for life as Italy's top court rules on her conviction for the murder of a British student nearly eight years ago.

Knox's ex-boyfriend on hand at Italy court case

2015-03-25 14:32

Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend has arrived at Rome's high court for a hearing that will determine their fate in the brutal 2007 murder of Knox's British roommate.

Woman who spent 22 years on death row speaks out

2015-03-25 08:48

A woman who spent 22 years on death row in her son's killing has tearfully described how she suffered twin tragedies in losing her young child and being the victim of a 'blatant miscarriage of justice'.

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