California, the most productive agricultural state in the US, has moved to ban a controversial pesticide widely used to control a range of insects but blamed for harming brain development in babies.
Google has announced new privacy tools intended to give people more control over how they're being tracked on the go or in their own home.
Donald Trump's businesses lost more than $US1 billion from 1985 to 1994, based on tax information a US newspaper has acquired.
A Russian airliner that took off from Moscow returned to make an emergency landing while still heavy with unburned fuel, which then ignited after a rough touchdown.
Actor Peter Mayhew, who played the lovable wookie Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, has died. He was 74.
Taylor Swift brought her new music video to life when she opened the 2019 Billboard Music Awards with a colourful, eye-popping performance of her song ME!
Caster Semenya and other female runners with unusually high testosterone will have to take medication to reduce their levels of the male sex hormone.
Barack and Michelle Obama have unveiled a slate of projects they are preparing for Netflix, a year after the former US president and first lady signed a deal with the streaming platform.
More rain has pounded parts of Mozambique several days after a cyclone struck the African nation, while the UN says aid workers face difficulties reaching thousands of survivors as the death toll climbs.
A US army veteran who converted to Islam and is accused of plotting terrorist attacks in California in retaliation for killings at NZ mosques has been demoted and discharged from the military.
Opposition leader Juan Guaidó has taken a bold step to revive his movement to seize power in Venezuela, calling for a military uprising that drew support from the Trump administration but fierce resistance from forces loyal to embattled President Nicolas Maduro.
The universe belongs to Marvel. Avengers: Endgame has shattered the record for biggest opening weekend with an estimated $1.8 billion in ticket sales globally.
US actress Felicity Huffman is expected to plead guilty on May 13 to charges that she took part in a sweeping college admissions cheating scam.
More rain is forecast for northern Mozambique, where the death toll from Cyclone Kenneth climbed, as flooding and pounding rains hampered efforts to deliver aid to badly hit communities.
The shadowy leader of Islamic State has claimed to appear for the first time in five years in a video released by the extremist group's propaganda arm.
A beluga whale found with a tight harness that appeared to be Russian made has raised the alarm of Norwegian officials, sparking speculation it may have come from a Russian military facility.
A Rabbi wounded during a shooting at a Southern California synagogue has vowed to stay strong in the face of the deadly attack targeting his community.
A gunman fired into a crowd that had gathered for Sunday afternoon cookouts along a Baltimore street, killing a man and wounding seven other people.
Brighton ended a seven-game goal drought to draw with Newcastle 1-1 and move closer to safety in the English Premier League.