Indonesian police have arrested an Australian, an American and a Malaysian on the holiday island of Bali for drugs offences, the latest foreigners to run afoul of some of the world's strictest laws against narcotics.
The Trump administration has publicly blamed North Korea for unleashing the so-called WannaCry cyber attack that crippled hospitals, banks and other companies across the globe earlier this year.
The elder son of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was in jail, facing assault and burglary charges in her home state of Alaska.
A firefighter was killed on Thursday while battling a mammoth California wildfire as crews sought to protect coastal cities and towns in the path of flames that have destroyed more than 700 homes.
New York police will adjust security plans for the traditional New Year's Eve celebrations attended by hundreds of thousands of revelers in Times Square after a botched suicide bombing in a subway tunnel earlier this week.
US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand fired back at President Donald Trump and said she would not be silenced after he attacked her on Twitter for calling for an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment against him.
A woman posing as a sign language interpreter has baffled the hearing impaired after making gibberish gestures during a crucial police press conference in a high profile serial killer case.
Firefighters across Southern California made progress battling a slew of scattered wildfires that have killed at least one person, destroyed hundreds of buildings and forced more than 200,000 people from their homes this week.
Arab foreign ministers urged the United States to abandon its decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying the move would increase violence throughout the region.
Wildfires raging across Southern California are taking a toll on the region's iconic film industry, forcing producers of commercials, television shows and even student films to pause or seek alternate shooting locations.
On the eve of his trip to Europe, Rex Tillerson gave a speech last week that European allies had waited months to hear: an "ironclad" promise of US support to its oldest allies.
A California teenager charged with sexually assaulting two young boys, admitted to molesting as many as 50 children over the past eight years in the state, according to police.
A series of tweets by US President Donald Trump about the investigation into contacts between his 2016 campaign and Russia prompted concerns among both Democratic and Republican lawmakers.
A US Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan as it flew to an aircraft carrier and three people were missing, in the latest Navy accident in the region.
Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor, pleaded guilty in a Michigan court to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
A huge blaze is ripping through an apartment building in Manhattan, New York City, sending large plumes of smoke into the sky.
The US State Department approved a possible $US10.5 billion sale of Raytheon Co's Patriot missile defence system to Poland, the Pentagon said.
A gunman carrying a semi-automatic weapon and two handguns opened fire at multiple locations across a small Northern California community on Tuesday, killing four people before he was slain by police.
Foreign Minister Winston Peters may be heading to North Korea as part of a trip organised by the US.