US senators urge arms 'to fight Russia'
2014-09-01 21:41:15 UTC
Leading American senators have called for the US to send weapons to help Ukraine fight what they say is "a Russian invasion".
Robert Menendez, head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Russia's President Vladimir Putin must face a co...
US TV host and ex-Suffolk teacher shot dead
2014-08-31 13:22:53 UTC
A US television host and former Suffolk dance school teacher was shot dead by his son-in-law at his home in Louisiana, police have said.
Scott Rogers, 52, a presenter for WAFB-TV, was found in Iberville, Baton Rouge on Wednesday, local police s...
Obama on ISIS in Syria: We don't have a strategy yet
2014-08-28 22:29:46 UTC
WASHINGTON — President Obama said Thursday he's building a "broader regional strategy" against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
But that strategy in Syria is not in place yet, Obama said, and he explicitly tamped down expectations that ther...
The failure of a 'traditional American family': Bob McDonnell corruption trial
2014-08-29 10:02:29 UTC
“The traditional family is the cornerstone upon which Western civilization has been built,” Bob McDonnell wrote in a 1989 thesis, with 13 years of marriage and three children under his belt. “As the family goes, so goes the nation.” The thesis lai...
Arizona gun instructor shot and killed by nine-year-old girl
2014-08-27 22:47:23 UTC
The manager of an Arizona shooting range where a nine-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed her instructor with an Uzi said he has trained children as young as five on the use of firearms but the range’s policies on minors is currently under ...
American died in Syrian battle between ISIS and the al-Nusra Front
2014-08-27 09:32:48 UTC
An American fighting for the Islamic State was killed over the weekend in Syria, US officials have said.
The United States had been aware that Douglas McCain, 33, a one-time aspiring rapper and basketball fan from California, was in Syria, the ...
US launches reconnaissance flights over Syria
2014-08-26 15:56:49 UTC
The US has begun reconnaissance flights over Syria in preparation for a possible cross-border expansion of its aerial campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq.
The flights, involving both manned aircraft and drones, began on Tuesday, an...
US soldier kills herself at Virginia Army base
2014-08-26 08:14:21 UTC
A soldier barricaded herself inside an office on a Virginia Army base before shooting herself in the head, Army officials have said.
The unnamed soldier was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital on Monday.
The US Army's Fort Lee base was put ...
Call for Peace Ahead of Funeral for Michael Brown
2014-08-25 21:34:06 UTC
Hundreds of people have attended the funeral for the black teenager killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri.
Mourners at the Friendly Temple Baptist Church in St Louis sang, prayed and remembered the life of Michael Brown.
Mr Brown, 18, who w...
Obama sends aides to funeral of Michael Brown
2014-08-25 05:58:15 UTC
Barack Obama will send three White House aides to the funeral on Monday of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old black man whose fatal shooting by a white police officer sparked days of racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.
Leading the group for the se...
US denies paying ransom as Qatar secures release of journalist in Syria
2014-08-25 05:08:23 UTC
The US has unequivocally denied paying any money at all to the Syrian extremist group that until Sunday held an American journalist hostage.
Whatever prompted Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaida’s chosen affiliate in Syria, to release Peter Theo Curtis, ...
Zaha Hadid suing NY Review of Books over Qatar criticism
2014-08-25 04:47:49 UTC
Leading British Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid is suing the New York Review of Books over an article she claims accuses her of "showing no concern" for the deaths of hundreds of migrant construction workers in Qatar, where she has designed a football ...
Chelsea Manning 'denied gender dysphoria treatment'
2014-08-24 07:02:05 UTC
The US military has yet to offer Pte First Class Chelsea Manning sex change treatment despite medical recommendations, her lawyer has said.
Defence secretary Chuck Hagel approved treatment for a condition known as gender dysphoria in July.
US looks at options for pressuring ISIS in Syria
2014-08-23 11:17:27 UTC
Western powers are coming under mounting pressure to do more to confront Islamic State (Isis) in its stronghold in Syria, as the heavily armed militants edged closer to taking an important air base that would cement their domination over a swath o...
St Louis Police officer: 'I kill everybody. I don’t care'
2014-08-23 10:42:31 UTC
A police officer involved in the protests over Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri, has been relieved of his duty after video surfaced of him describing black people as “little perverts” and Barack Obama as an illegal immigrant.
'Michael Brown might be still alive if we voted for the right people'
2014-08-23 09:08:25 UTC
The group of Ferguson residents clumped around the makeshift memorial at the spot where a police officer shot Michael Brown readily admitted that two weeks ago they had little idea who ran their city.
They paid no attention to the fact that, wh...
American Ebola patients released from Atlanta hospital
2014-08-22 06:50:18 UTC
Two US humanitarian workers who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia have been released from Emory University hospital in Atlanta after receiving an experimental drug treatment which has yet to go through full clinical and human trials.
Pakistani female scientist 'on ISIS's list of demands'
2014-08-22 06:25:17 UTC
• Latest developments following beheading of James Foley:
The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant ISIS reportedly called for the release of a female Pakistani scientist with ties to al-Qaeda in exchange for James Foley.
According to the New...
Pentagon: ISIS is 'beyond anything we've seen'
2014-08-22 06:32:33 UTC
Senior Pentagon officials described the Islamic State (Isis) militant group as an “apocalyptic” organisation that posed an “imminent threat” on Thursday, yet the highest ranking officer in the US military said that in the short term, it was suffic...
National guard withdrawal from Ferguson
2014-08-21 20:48:53 UTC
Missouri governor Jay Nixon has ordered the national guard to withdraw from Ferguson after two nights of relative calm, ending a controversial deployment and raising hopes of a return to normality in a city wracked by protest and violence.
Elite US military forces 'tried to rescue James Foley'
2014-08-21 05:52:25 UTC
Elite US military forces secretly invaded Syria recently in a risky and ultimately unsuccessful attempt to free an American journalist, James Foley, before he was killed by militants with the Islamic State (Isis), the Pentagon announced on Wednesd...
Obama to James Foley's Family: 'Our hearts are broken'
2014-08-20 20:03:43 UTC
President Barack Obama denounced Islamic State (Isis) militants for murdering an American journalist in retaliation for US air strikes in Iraq, showing an anger he has rarely displayed in remarks about the Iraq conflict.
“No just god would stan...
Police in Ferguson are violating the First Amendment
2014-08-20 12:11:19 UTC
Unrest continues in the US town of Ferguson. Reporters are complaining that police seem to be targeting them, as well as protesters, with arrests and by keeping them from certain areas - supposedly for safety reasons.
The National Guard may be ...
Another night of chaos 10 days after shooting of Michael Brown
2014-08-19 19:20:52 UTC
Police arrested 31 as they clashed with protesters in another night of gunfire, teargas and chaos in Ferguson 10 days after the shooting of an unarmed teenager ignited an uproar over race in America.
A massive show of force by riot police and n...
Nothing works in Ferguson. Here's how to fix a police force – and punish cops
2014-08-19 19:08:04 UTC
It’s difficult to view citizens as partners when you’re looking at them through a Kevlar helmet and a riot shield – or when you have failed to build a culture of trust and then you add military equipment and tactics to a combustible mix of racial ...