A gunman opened fire in a crowded Southern California bar popular with college students, killing 12 people including a sheriff's deputy, police said on Thursday (local time).
President Donald Trump forced out Attorney General Jeff Sessions a day after congressional elections, and vowed to fight if the US House of Representatives' new Democratic majority launches probes into his administration.
The Democrats’ mantra for seizing control of the US House of Representatives took shape within weeks of President Donald Trump’s stunning 2016 White House victory.
James "Whitey" Bulger, who lived a double life as one of Boston's most notorious mobsters and as a secret FBI informant before going on the run for 16 years, was found dead at a federal prison.
A gunman yelling, “All Jews must die,” stormed a Pittsburgh synagogue during service, killing 11 worshippers and wounding six other people including four police officers, before he was arrested.
An eighth child has died at a New Jersey rehabilitation center where 23 people have been infected in a deadly viral outbreak, state health officials said on Friday (local time).
FBI agents used DNA and a fingerprint to identify the Florida man suspected of sending at least 14 bombs to critics of US President Donald Trump days ahead of congressional elections.
Only one ticket matched all six numbers in the US Mega Millions lottery for a jackpot of $US1.537 billion, just short of a world record, an official said on Wednesday (local time).
The US Mega Millions jackpot grew to $1.6 billion (NZ$2.4 billion), a world record for a lottery, after Friday's drawing produced no winner of the grand prize, officials said.
Two of President Donald Trump's top advisers got into a heated exchange outside the Oval Office as passions boiled over about how to handle illegal immigration.
Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world's biggest software company, died at the age of 65, his family said.
Rapper Kanye West, with a stream of consciousness speech in the Oval Office and a burst of profanity, defended his support for President Donald Trump, much to the delight of Trump himself.
Superstar Taylor Swift's decision to wade into electoral politics for the first time has driven a spike in online voter registration, particularly among young people, according to the website Vote.org.
Nikki Haley announced on Tuesday she is resigning as the US ambassador to the United Nations, but the rising Republican star immediately denied she was preparing to challenge President Donald Trump...
A divided US Senate has confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, as Republicans dismiss sexual assault accusations against the judge and deliver a major victory to President Trump.
Brett Kavanaugh looked headed for a lifetime job on the US Supreme Court on Friday after two crucial senators said that sexual misconduct accusations against the judge would not prevent them from voting to confirm him.
An 18-year-old man was killed by a grizzly bear while working at a silver mine in Alaska, state troopers said, marking the second fatal mauling in the largest US state this year.
Fighting to salvage his nomination to the US Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh angrily and tearfully denied a university professor's accusation that he sexually assaulted her 36 years ago.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission accused Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk of fraud and sought to ban him as a director of a public company.
Fresh allegations of sexual misconduct have emerged against Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.