Next month marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of American civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
The US Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has struck off the coast of Chile.
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 campaign to create Ameristralia, a merger of Australia and the US to form one nation, appears to be doomed.
The 2013 Pacific Partnership Forum starts today in Washington DC where government and business leaders will discuss a range of issues.
Two cups of coffee ended life on the run for an Internet sensation known as Kai the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker.
Alaska's remote Pavlof Volcano has been shooting lava hundreds of feet into the air.
A man accused of imprisoning three women in his Cleveland home for a decade spends most of his time in jail resting.
Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of President Barack Obama's agenda appear exaggerated.
Boston's police department and mayor's office will conduct twin reviews of the response to last month's bombing.
Officials described a devastating scene of shattered cars and other damage where two trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided.
Source: Associated Press
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