A wrongly convicted man will receive a $30 million settlement after spending nearly four decades in prison for two murders he did not commit.
Peter Tork, one of the four members of the made-for-TV-turned-chart-topping-pop-sensations the Monkees, has died, aged 77.
A top executive at a US healthcare facility has resigned amid a pending investigation into a woman giving birth despite being in a vegetative state for more than a decade.
A 22-year-old intern who was killed by a lion at a US wildlife education centre was following her greatest passion when tragedy struck, her family says.
A 13-year-old US girl who won an award for an essay condemning gun violence was killed by a stray bullet that entered her bedroom this week.
A convicted murderer claims to have killed more than 90 people between 1970 and 2013, which would make him the most prolific killer in the US.
A police officer and several other people, including the apparent shooter, have been wounded in an attack at a US hospital in Chicago, authorities have confirmed.
A young couple leaving their wedding were killed when the helicopter carrying them crashed in Texas at the weekend.
A Saudi operative was seen wearing slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi's clothes and a fake beard the day of the murder, according to reports.
In the span of 75 years, the Solomon Islands have gone from war to wonderland. Anne Z. Cooke uncovers the secrets of the pacific paradise.
Police who searched the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul found evidence that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed there, a high-level Turkish official says.
Doug Hansen discovers a Caribbean gem.
A consortium of scientists has published the first fully annotated sequence of the wheat genome, which they hope will eventually reduce the risk of food scarcity on our planet.
Aretha Franklin, the legendary "Queen of Soul" and one of the most acclaimed vocalists of all time, is reportedly "gravely ill" in a Detroit-area hospital.
A man died after crashing a plane into his own home in the US state of Utah, just hours after he was arrested for domestic violence.
Time magazine has unveiled its latest cover on Twitter, morphing the faces of US President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin into one image.
A British cave diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue says he is considering legal action against Elon Musk after the Tesla chief executive suggested on Twitter the diver was a paedophile.
Musician Richard Swift, who played as a member of the Shins and toured with the Black Keys, has died at the age of 41.
One person died and a dozen others were injured after a construction accident at a hospital in Gatesville, just north of Fort Hood, in Texas.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump.