The Pentagon is asking Congress for more than $450 million for maintaining and upgrading the Guantanamo Bay prison.
After the tornado alarm went off, students at Plaza Towers, in Oklahoma, scrambled into the halls to find safety.
The US has identified five men who might be responsible for the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year.
The Senate dragged Apple, the world's most valuable company, into the debate over the US tax code on Tuesday.
Helmeted rescue workers raced to complete the search for survivors and the dead in the Oklahoma City suburb destroyed by a mammoth tornado.
Officials have revised the death toll down to 24, but warn it is likely to rise again as more sites are searched.
At least 20 children are among the more than 90 reported dead so far in Moore, Oklahoma.
China's new leader will confer with President Barack Obama next month in California, months earlier than their expected first meeting.
John Kerry is headed back to the Middle East to press his case for peace talks between Syrian rebels and President Bashar Assad's regime.
Apple employs a group of companies located outside the US to avoid paying billions of dollars in US income taxes.
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has told the Pacific Partnership Forum in Washington that US-NZ relations are excellent.
More than 90 people have been killed and dozens of children remain missing after a powerful tornado hit Oklahoma City.
A tornado which swept through Shawnee, Oklahoma killed two people, injured others and tore off roofs.
One person was killed in Oklahoma, and 21 injuries were reported throughout the state after several tornadoes struck the region.
A Canadian singer has been left red-faced after mangling the anthem of her northern American neighbour at an international ice hockey tournament.
Some lucky person walked into a supermarket in Florida and bought a ticket now worth an estimated US$590.5 million (NZ$712 million).
Tornadoes in a powerful storm system in the Plains and upper Midwest have damaged homes and buildings near Oklahoma City.
Thousands of commuters are bracing for a difficult trip around Connecticut and to New York City after a rail line was crippled by a derailment and crash.
The US Embassy employee accused of spying in Moscow flew out of Russia five days after he was ordered to leave the country, Russian media reported.
The campaign to create Ameristralia, a merger of Australia and the US to form one nation, appears to be doomed.
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