Playboy Enterprises Inc said its founder Hugh Hefner has died from natural causes.
Prison guards fired rubber bullets and pepper spray to quell a riot involving more than 160 inmates at a central California penitentiary in which one prisoner was stabbed to death and eight others wounded, state corrections officials said.
A 10th elderly patient at a Miami-area nursing home has died after she was exposed to sweltering heat in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, police said.
Police opened a criminal investigation into the deaths of eight elderly patients inside a stifling South Florida nursing home that lost power during Hurricane Irma.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hosted a massive celebration to congratulate his nuclear scientists and technicians who steered the country's sixth and largest nuclear test a week ago, its official news agency said.
Walter Hodgdon scrapped plans to ride out Hurricane Irma on when shifting forecast models suddenly put his home on a barrier island on Florida's Gulf Coast directly in its path.
Hurricane Irma strengthened and made landfall in Cuba as a Category 5 storm, as millions of Florida residents were ordered to evacuate after the storm killed 21 people in the eastern Caribbean.
Police in Georgia shot and killed a Bengal tiger after the animal escaped from a transport truck and briefly roamed a suburban Atlanta neighbourhood, menacing outdoor pets, authorities said.
Hurricane Irma, a powerful Category 4 storm, plowed toward the Caribbean and the southern United States as islands in its path braced for possible life-threatening winds, storm surges and flooding.
South Korea's 'Asia Business Daily', citing an unidentified source, has reported that North Korea has been spotted moving a rocket that appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) towards its west coast.
Authorities have arrested a 29-year-old man for causing a fast-moving wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced the evacuation of some residents in Northern California.
North Korea has fired a missile that flew over northern Japan, the South Korean and Japanese governments say.
Two people were killed and four hospitalised after a shooting at a library in the small city of Clovis, New Mexico.
Tropical Storm Harvey has caused widespread flooding in Houston that inundated homes and submerged highways as residents of the fourth most populous US city hunkered down for several more days of "unprecedented" rainfall.
An Air New Zealand flight to Houston has diverted to Los Angeles this morning following the closure of Houston airport due to Hurricane Harvey.
A Gulf of Mexico storm rapidly intensified early on Friday spinning into potentially the biggest hurricane to hit the mainland United States in 12 years and taking aim at the heart of nation's oil refining industry.
The US has put more pressure on Pakistan to help it with the war in Afghanistan, suggesting it could downgrade Islamabad's status as a major non-NATO ally.
City councilors in the US state of Virginia have voted unanimously to cover two statues of Confederate war heroes in Charlottesville.
President Donald Trump opened the door to an increase in US troops in Afghanistan as part of a retooled strategy for the region.