Heart patient, 6, killed in road rage attack

2015-03-19 20:02

Marcus Johnson jnr's parents figured a sunny day at a city park was just what their son needed while recovering from heart surgery, instead, they will be burying him.

Ferguson police chief resigns after scathing report

2015-03-11 22:54

The police chief in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson has resigned in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report prompted by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.

Protests over police killing of LA homeless man

2015-03-04 08:07

Angry protesters hit the streets of Los Angeles demanding justice, two days after graphic video footage that went viral showed police shooting dead a homeless man.

1 000s pay tribute to Chapel Hill victims

2015-02-13 07:43

Thousands of mourners have attended the funeral prayers for three young Muslims killed in North Carolina, and the father of two of the victims urged US authorities to probe whether religious hatred was a motive.

NYC officer pleads not guilty to manslaughter

2015-02-12 07:33

A rookie New York City police officer has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter, official misconduct and other charges in the shooting death of an unarmed man in a darkened stairwell of a public housing complex.

Three Muslim students killed in US shooting

2015-02-11 16:09

A North Carolina man espousing anti-religious views has been charged with the murders of three Muslim students, who were shot to death in Chapel Hill, police say.

US police officers charged with killing homeless camper

2015-01-13 07:50

Two police officers have been charged with murder in the March killing of a homeless camper, a shooting that generated sometimes violent protests around the southwestern city.

4 dead in US after man goes on shooting rampage

2014-12-01 21:52

US police are hunting a man believed to be responsible for the deaths of at least four people during a shooting rampage in West Virginia.

US student opens fire in cafeteria

2014-10-25 08:33

A US student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his high school before taking his own life, officials say.

Rodger's dad: I didn't know the monster

2014-06-28 16:33

The father of 22-year-old Elliot Rodger, who killed six college students and himself near Santa Barbara, California, says he had long known his son was deeply troubled but realised too late the "monster" lurking within him.


3 killed, 4 hurt in shooting at US convenience store

2015-03-19 07:49

An apparent drive-by shooting at a Stockton convenience store has left three people dead and four wounded in what a police official calls one of the worst mass shootings in the city's recent history.

US police officer fatally shoots naked African-American

2015-03-10 15:38

An Atlanta-area police officer has fatally shot a naked and apparently unarmed African-American who was reportedly acting erratically at his apartment complex, authorities say.

Video shows Los Angeles police shooting homeless man

2015-03-02 07:59

Los Angeles police officers have shot dead a homeless man in an incident that was caught on video and posted online, local media report.

Chapel Hill killings, the result of a parking dispute?

2015-02-12 11:40

Police are trying to determine whether hate played any role in the killing of three Muslims a day earlier, a crime they say was sparked by a neighbour’s long-simmering anger over parking and noise.

Police: Parking dispute motivated university shooting

2015-02-11 22:11

An ongoing parking dispute between neighbours has sparked the shooting deaths of three Muslims at a quiet condominium complex near the University of North Carolina campus, police say.

Massive probe into police killing of teen girl

2015-01-28 10:21

Prosecutors have promised a thorough investigation and asked angry protesters for patience after police shot and killed a 17-year-old girl who authorities say struck an officer with a stolen car.

Police: US shooter was upset over ex's trysts

2014-12-02 21:26

Police say a towing company owner killed his ex-girlfriend, two men she was having a relationship with and the owner of a rival tow truck firm in a shooting rampage in the US.

With no indictment, chaos fills Ferguson streets

2014-11-25 22:27

Enraged protesters set fire to buildings and cars and looted businesses in Ferguson after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the death an unarmed black 18-year-old

US soldier shoots herself at Virginia base

2014-08-25 19:41

A US soldier has shot and injured herself at a US Army command post in Virginia prompting a temporary lockdown of the base.

Student, gunman dead in latest US school shooting

2014-06-10 22:56

A gunman has shot and killed a student at an Oregon high school, in the latest in a spate of US shootings which are becoming chillingly regular.

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