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3 wounded in Florida university shooting, gunman killed

2014-11-20 19:42

A gunman opened fire at a Florida university library, leaving three people wounded before campus police shot him dead early on Thursday, police say.

Police arrest protesters in Missouri

2014-11-20 14:20

Police have arrested about six people after they tried to block a street in a protest calling for a grand jury to charge a white police officer over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen in Missouri in August.

Democrats balk at Obama's immigration approach

2014-11-20 12:20

Several Democratic senators are uncomfortable with President Barack Obama’s decision to use executive action to make immigration reforms.

Small volcanoes could slow global warming

2014-11-20 10:29

Small volcanic eruptions could be slowing global warming by spewing sulphur aerosols that reach the upper atmosphere and reflect sunlight away from the Earth, US scientists say.

US judge approves execution of mentally ill man

2014-11-20 09:53

A Texas judge has refused to postpone the scheduled execution of a convicted killer who suffers from mental illness and is set to face lethal injection.

US concerned over reports of ISIS extremists in Libya

2014-11-20 08:10

The US says it is 'concerned' about reports that radical extremists with avowed ties to the ISIS are destabilising eastern Libya.

No female guards at Guantanamo's Camp 7 for now

2014-11-19 17:41

A resolution of a dispute over the use of female guards inside the secret Camp 7 at the Guantanamo Bay prison will have to wait until January, a US military judge rules.

Missouri executes Leon Taylor for 1994 killing

2014-11-19 14:17

A man who killed a suburban Kansas City gas station attendant in front of the worker's young stepdaughter in 1994 has been put to death, the ninth execution in the US state of Missouri this year.

Baby giraffe steps out at Santa Barbara Zoo

2014-11-19 12:02

The public is getting its first glimpse of a baby giraffe born last week at the Santa Barbara Zoo, a report says.

With 2 years left, Obama prepares to go it alone

2014-11-19 10:04

Barack Obama has only two years left in office but he is not ready to slow down. Instead, he plans to charge into two of the most sensitive issues in US politics: immigration and climate change.

Court lets gay marriage go ahead in South Carolina

2014-11-19 08:44

Same-sex weddings could happen in South Carolina after the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals declined to block a district court ruling that struck down South Carolina's gay marriage ban.

Small plane crashes into Chicago home

2014-11-18 19:35

A small twin-engine cargo plane has crashed into a home in Chicago, narrowly missing the sleeping residents.

US governor activates National Guard

2014-11-18 11:31

A US governor has activated national guard in advance of Ferguson grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old in the St Louis suburb.

White House reviewing policy toward US hostages held by ISIS

2014-11-18 10:21

President Barack Obama has ordered a comprehensive review of US policy governing efforts to free Americans being held by militant groups overseas, the White House says.

Kerry blasts ISIS barbarity

2014-11-18 05:22

US Secretary of State John Kerry has launched a withering critique of ISIS, blasting extremist brutality and insisting the world will not be intimidated.

ISIS claims UN Baghdad bomb attack

2014-11-17 22:28

The ISIS jihadist group has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack against a UN convoy near Baghdad airport.

Americans try shipping human body parts

2014-11-17 18:58

Tourist in Thailand have been questioned after trying to ship a baby's head and other body parts to the US.

Thai police seek 2 Americans over baby body parts

2014-11-17 14:17

Thai police say they are seeking two Americans after the body parts of several babies – probably stolen from a medical museum – were found in five parcels destined for the US.

Man pushed to his death under New York subway

2014-11-17 08:38

A 61-year-old man has been killed in New York after he was pushed onto subway tracks by an unknown assailant, police say.

US believes Kassig video real

2014-11-16 22:29

The US government believes a video purportedly showing the severed head of American Peter Kassig is authentic and that Kassig is dead, the New York Times reports.

Friends mourn US aid worker Peter Kassig

2014-11-16 20:33

Friends are mourning the apparent beheading by ISIS of US aid worker Peter Kassig, as attempts continue to verify the authenticity of a video purported to show the killing.

Bill Cosby won't address sex claims - lawyer

2014-11-16 18:06

A lawyer for Bill Cosby says the comedian will not dignify "decade-old, discredited" allegations of sexual abuse with any comment.

Doctor with Ebola arrives in US for treatment

2014-11-16 08:20

A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has arrived in the US for treatment at a bio-containment unit where two other people with the disease have been successfully treated.

Obama pledges $3bn for global climate fund

2014-11-15 09:11

US President Barack Obama has pledged a $3bn US contribution to an international fund to help poor countries cope with the effects of climate change.

 

Police kill gunman at Florida university

2014-11-20 16:04

A gunman has opened fire at a Florida State University, wounding three students before police killed him in a shootout, authorities say.

2 shot on Florida State University campus

2014-11-20 12:20

Two people have been shot at the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee, an official at the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare hospital says.

Upstate New York braces for another big snowstorm

2014-11-20 11:17

Residents of the New York state city of Buffalo have started digging out from a massive snowstorm blamed for several deaths, even as another headed their way, threatening to break snowfall records.

North Korea threatens to beef up military capability

2014-11-20 09:53

North Korea has threatened to bolster its war capability and conduct a fourth nuclear test to cope with what it calls US hostility that led to the approval of a landmark UN resolution on its human rights violations.

Chinook salmon run slow amid warm water

2014-11-20 08:51

The annual fall migration of Chinook salmon has been delayed by warmer water temperatures and slow-flowing streams in parts of California.

Pick-up artist Blanc banned from UK

2014-11-19 22:31

The British government has banned controversial US-based pick-up artist Julien Blanc from entering the country after nearly 160 000 people signed a petition.

Snow blankets upstate New York

2014-11-19 16:30

A ferocious snowstorm has blanketed parts of New York after an arctic blast delivered freezing temps around the US.

All 50 US states feeling freezing temperatures

2014-11-19 12:04

Temperatures in all 50 US states have dipped to freezing or below as an unseasonably cold blast of weather moved across the country.

2nd Frenchman likely on ISIS beheading video

2014-11-19 10:43

France's government spokesperson says it seems that a second man who appears on a beheading video released by ISIS at the weekend is a French citizen.

Australia stands firm against G20 pack on climate change

2014-11-19 08:45

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned that next year's landmark climate change summit in Paris will fail if world leaders decide to put cutting carbon emissions ahead of economic growth.

4 die in massive snowstorm in New York state

2014-11-19 06:19

A massive early snowstorm has pounded the Buffalo, New York, area, dumping record snowfalls, trapping people in cars and homes, and killing four people.

Militant attacks soar to all-time high - report

2014-11-18 21:55

A report says the number of people killed in militant attacks worldwide jumped more than 60% last year to a record high.

Charles Manson gets marriage licence

2014-11-18 14:10

US mass murderer Charles Manson plans to marry a 26-year-old woman who left her home and has spent the past nine years trying to help exonerate him.

Obama stakes final 2 years on climate change

2014-11-18 10:24

With just two years left in power, President Barack Obama is elevating his efforts to combat global warming above almost all else as he seeks to leave an imprint on the world.

Fearful Mali places at least 600 under Ebola surveillance

2014-11-18 09:19

Fearful of a surge of Ebola cases, Mali has placed 600 people under surveillance, as the country battles to contain the spread of the deadly tropical virus.

US military system safe from hackers

2014-11-18 05:00

A Pentagon spokesperson says none of the military's systems have been affected by a cyber attack on the State Department's unclassified email systems.

Video released of possible suspect in subway shove

2014-11-17 20:51

The NYPD has released surveillance footage of a possible suspect in the subway shove incident in which a 61-year-old has been killed.

Doctor with Ebola dies at Nebraska hospital

2014-11-17 15:44

A doctor from Sierra Leone who was being treated at a US hospital for Ebola has died, the Nebraska Medical Centre says.

Okinawa vote a blow to Japan-US ties - analysts

2014-11-17 13:20

Voters in Okinawa have thrown a spanner in Japan's relations with the US after electing a governor who wants the American military to downsize its presence at a time of alarm over China’s territorial ambitions.

Ebola-infected doctor 'extremely critical' in US

2014-11-17 05:51

A doctor receiving care in the US after falling ill with Ebola in his native Sierra Leone remains in "extremely critical" condition, the hospital treating him says.

Monkey business worries Florida residents

2014-11-16 22:00

Unhappy at the idea of sharing their rural county with 3 200 macaque monkeys destined for research labs, a group of Florida residents have gone to court to try to stop the building of a breeding facility for the primates.

US Republicans weigh government shut down

2014-11-16 20:33

One Republican leader has held open the possibility that the GOP could move to shut down the government in an attempt to stop President Barack Obama from taking executive action on immigration policy.

Obama's healthcare enters new phase

2014-11-16 12:15

US President Barack Obama's plan to extend private health coverage to the uninsured has entered a new uncertain phase.

Euro pushes higher

2014-11-16 08:07

The euro has gained against the dollar helped by slightly improved growth numbers for the eurozone, showing the region avoiding a new recession.

San Francisco Zoo gorilla pen unsafe

2014-11-14 21:11

The San Francisco Zoo enclosure where a baby gorilla died is outdated and needs replacing.

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