Residents in rural north-eastern California assessed damage to their homes and businesses Friday from a magnitude-5.7 earthquake, one of the strongest temblors to hit the densely forested region in decades.
Syria's government has agreed to attend a US-Russian-brokered peace conference, according to Moscow. While this development might seem at first glance to be a step toward ending the civil war, strong scepticism persists on both sides.
A band of thunderstorms is battering the Oklahoma City area and slowing cleanup operations where a tornado killed 24 people.
A team of heroic Oklahoma hospital staff stayed with a woman in labour, despite a tornado lashing around them.
US President Barack Obama has revealed clearer guidelines for the use of deadly drone strikes.
Photographer Wayne F Miller has died. He was aged 94.
The WikiLeaks organisation asked a federal judge Wednesday to order greater transparency in the court-martial of Bradley Manning.
Unlike several other schools area, Plaza Towers had no "safe room" in which students and teachers could seek protection from a twister.
Anthony Weiner is seeking to get past the tawdry-tweeter punch line that has dogged him since his congressional career imploded two years ago.
The tornado that tore through an Oklahoma suburb damaged as many as 13,000 homes and may have caused $2 billion in overall damage.
A Chechen immigrant was shot to death while being questioned over the Boston Marathon bombing after he lunged at an FBI agent with a knife.
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.
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