8 children hurt, 2 critical, by falling tree in California

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75-foot falling tree near Southern California kids' museum injures 8 children, 2 critically

FBI: Islamic State sympathiser charged in backpack bomb plot

2015-07-29 08:02

A man described by the FBI as an Islamic State sympathiser who hoped to mount attacks on US soil has been charged with plotting to detonate a nail-filled backpack bomb on a Florida beach.

US dentist: I thought lion hunt was legal

2015-07-29 06:12

An avid American hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe has said that he thought everything about his trip was legal and wasn't aware of the animal's status ‘until the end of the hunt.’

US boy, 8, gets double-hand transplant

2015-07-29 05:48

An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest US patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons say.

Blistering attacks, threats as US dentist outed as hunter who killed lion Cecil

2015-07-28 23:14

The Twitter and Facebook accounts and website of the US dentist who killed the famous Zimbabwean lion, Cecil, have been shut down after they were flooded with blistering attacks - and threats.

US dentist named as killer of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion

2015-07-28 22:28

A wealthy American dentist used a bow and arrow to shoot a much-loved Zimbabwean lion called Cecil.

Turkey to help fight ISIS along border

2015-07-28 21:30

The US and Turkey will co-operate to clear the last stretch of the Turkish-Syrian border that is controlled by ISIS, senior US officials say.

Would you save your smartphone before your cat?

2015-07-28 21:28

Consumers around the world admit it: they sleep with their smartphone and take it in the shower.

Obama urges Africa to end 'cancer of corruption', embrace democracy

2015-07-28 14:46

US President Barack Obama has called on Africa to end 'the cancer of corruption' and embrace democracy to ensure continued progress, in a speech to the African Union.

NSA will stop looking at old US phone records

2015-07-28 12:59

The Obama administration has decided that the National Security Agency will soon stop examining, and will ultimately destroy millions of American calling records it collected under a controversial programme leaked by former agency contractor Edward Snowden.


NYC prison worker admits to helping killers escape

2015-07-29 09:19

A prison worker who was 'in over her head' with two inmates convicted of murder tearfully pleaded guilty to helping them escape as new details emerged of her relationship with the men that included performing a sex act and sending naked photos.

White House rejects petition to pardon Snowden

2015-07-29 06:19

The Obama administration has rejected a petition signed by almost 168 000 people calling on it to pardon former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden for leaking US government secrets.

Solar Impulse 2 out of money

2015-07-29 05:48

The team behind the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 plane say it needs an additional $22m to complete a historic round-the-world flight.

Obama gets Ethiopia democracy wrong - critics

2015-07-28 23:36

President Obama has been criticised for saying the Ethiopian government is 'democratically elected'.

Kerry warns of consequences if Iran nuclear deal fails

2015-07-28 22:30

US Secretary of State John Kerry is warning members of Congress that there will be serious consequences if they vote against the nuclear deal with Iran.

Convicted spy Pollard to be released

2015-07-28 21:30

Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard will be released in November after serving 30 years of his life sentence, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Dinosaurs like T rex had unique serrated teeth

2015-07-28 21:28

A group of carnivorous dinosaurs called theropods have teeth with a serrated structure that let them chomp efficiently through the flesh and bones of large prey.

Prison guard smuggler to face charges

2015-07-28 18:26

A New York prison worker has been accused of smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run will face charges in court.

Iran urged to free Washington Post reporter

2015-07-28 14:37

The lawyer of a Washington Post reporter jailed in Iran for espionage has demanded the release of her client, citing the new atmosphere after Tehran's nuclear agreement with world powers.

More drilling-linked earthquakes rattle Oklahoma

2015-07-28 12:46

Several earthquakes shook Oklahoma as the state experiences a sharp increase in the frequency of tremors linked to wastewater disposal from gas and oil drilling, including from fracking, state and federal officials said.

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