Protesters chanting "free our people" gathered outside a jail in St Louis after more than 100 people were arrested during protests on Sunday.
Tue, 19 Sep, 2017
Eight patients at a sweltering Florida nursing home have died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning.
Wed, 13 Sep, 2017
A police lieutenant in the US has been moved to administrative duty after being heard on video during a traffic stop in Georgia saying "we only shoot black people".
Thu, 31 Aug, 2017
A curfew has been imposed in Houston where more than 13,000 people have been rescued after a catastrophic storm that is now the heaviest tropical downpour in US history.
Wed, 30 Aug, 2017
"(The media) don't want to report that I spoke out forecefully against bigotry, hatred and violence."
Wed, 23 Aug, 2017
A second police officer has died the day after he and a colleague were shot during a scuffle with a suspect in Florida.
Sat, 19 Aug, 2017
The death toll in a suspected immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong in Texas has risen to 9 after two people died in hospital, officials said.
Sun, 23 Jul, 2017
Relatives of an Australian woman shot dead by US police have said she made an emergency call to report a sexual assault before the incident.
Tue, 18 Jul, 2017
The landlord that owns a nightclub in the US where 28 people were injured in a shooting has officially evicted the club.
Sun, 02 Jul, 2017
Police say one of the children wounded in the San Bernardino school shooting in southern California has died of his wounds.
Mon, 10 Apr, 2017
Authorities have identified the man who allegedly ploughed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans while intoxicated.
Sun, 26 Feb, 2017
A baby and her three-year-old brother were killed when a pot of noodles cooking on a hot plate sparked a fire inside a camper trailer.
Thu, 09 Feb, 2017
A robbery at a Texas shopping mall left one person who tried to intervene dead, three others shot and another two people in hospital.
Mon, 23 Jan, 2017
The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman has been charged with helping her husband in the months leading up to the massacre that left 49 people dead.
Tue, 17 Jan, 2017
The driver of a school bus in the US that was filled with elementary students when it crashed in Chattanooga, killing at least five children, has been arrested and faces charges including vehicular homicide.
Tue, 22 Nov, 2016
Police in Pakistan have arrested 10 alleged members of a criminal gang accused of flogging a transgender woman and posting a video of the abuse on social media.
Mon, 14 Nov, 2016
A Syrian man arrested on suspicion of planning a bomb attack in eastern Germany is believed to have contacts in the so-called 'Islamic State' (IS) group, according to police.
Mon, 10 Oct, 2016
Charlotte's police chief has said he plans to show video of an officer shooting a black man to the slain man's family, but the video will not be immediately released to the public.
Thu, 22 Sep, 2016
A 13-year-old black boy was fatally shot by a white Ohio police officer after pulling out a real-looking pellet gun during a confrontation, police said.
Thu, 15 Sep, 2016
Lightning, a spider, and now a snake — a central Florida man is proving to be a survivor.
Sat, 27 Aug, 2016
Tue, 16 Aug, 2016
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Thu, 11 Aug, 2016
One police officer has died and another has undergone surgery after they were shot in an incident in San Diego.
Fri, 29 Jul, 2016
Mon, 25 Jul, 2016
It has been claimed the officer who shot a black therapist who was trying to calm an autistic patient meant to shoot the patient instead.
Fri, 22 Jul, 2016
Mon, 18 Jul, 2016
A suspect in the gun attack on police in the heart of Dallas told officers he was upset over recent police shootings of black men and wanted to kill white people, particularly police, according to officials.
Sat, 09 Jul, 2016
The Orlando massacre at a popular gay nightclub shows no one yet has “found the magic bullet” to prevent Americans from being inspired to violence by jihadist propaganda on the internet, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said as she visited a city still shaken by the shootings.
Thu, 23 Jun, 2016
Killer said he had explosive vests and car rigged with bombs
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016
The man who carried out a murder-suicide at the University of California left a "kill list" at his home that led authorities to find a woman's dead body.
Thu, 02 Jun, 2016
Thu, 02 Jun, 2016
The world’s largest bouncy castle, which is said to be taller than the Great Wall of China, has been unveiled at a music festival.
Tue, 31 May, 2016
Tue, 03 May, 2016
A Taliban suicide bomb and gun assault on a government security building during morning rush hour in central Kabul killed at least 28 people and wounded more than 320, in the most deadly single attack in the Afghan capital since 2011.
Wed, 20 Apr, 2016
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Fri, 04 Dec, 2015
A police officer has been fired after being filmed singing a song titled ‘Let The Killing Begin’ with a death metal band — while on duty and in uniform.
Mon, 23 Nov, 2015
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Wed, 28 Oct, 2015
It was evening in Ajalpan when two young pollsters from Mexico’s capital ducked into a store to conduct a survey about tortilla consumption.
Sun, 25 Oct, 2015
A man has confessed to shooting dead a four-year-old girl while arguing with her father in the US city of Albuquerque.
Thu, 22 Oct, 2015
Mon, 19 Oct, 2015
A father stabbed his three young sons to death in the back seat of their car outside a South Los Angeles school, US police have said.
Thu, 10 Sep, 2015