The man who was second in line for the US presidency charged with paying ex-student $2.4m to conceal sex abuse.
President Barack Obama on Friday urged the Senate not to let the National Security Agency's power to collect Americans' phone records expire
Google is planning the next step in its bid to build the futurist office complex it has planned.
Thousands gather to take in the New York skyline as the observation deck of the new World Trade Centre opens to the public.
The creator of online drug market Silk Road has been sentenced to life in prison.
Dennis Hastert was indicted on federal charges including lying to the FBI as part of a hush-money scheme.
Thousands are expected to gather in the city's vast streets on Friday night to witness "Manhattanhenge".
Alyssa Gawrys was washing a bag of grapes when a black widow spider crawled out and up her arm.
Fifteen Chinese nationals living in the United States have been charged with developing a fraud scheme.
Sentenced to 18 years in prison on Thursday after being convicted of killing her young autistic son
Kiwi bartender Laura Dally's jaw dropped when one happy customer showed his appreciation, 2000 times.
US military facility in Utah mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to private laboratories by mistake.
When Poh was diagnosed with a terminal illness, his owner wrote him a bucket list, packed their bags and hit the road.
The son of the creator of "Barney & Friends" pleaded no contest Thursday to shooting his neighbour.
This is the moment that a woman sees - and touches - the face of her dead brother on another person.
The McCombs thought they were safe when rain began to fall. Then they looked outside.
Many Texas cities remain in danger from flooding though a barrage of deadly thunderstorms has tapered.
Former New York Governor George Pataki announces he will run for the White House in 2016.
A potential new hominin has been discovered, giving the first indication that the human family was full of variety long before our own genus came along.
The US military accidentally sent live anthrax spores from a military facility to up to nine laboratories in several other states.
He's one of this restaurant's most loyal customers - he's also the most generous.
Fed up with her school's dress code, Alexi Halket took a stand - with #CropTopDay.
Faithful K-9 companion comes to the rescue of an officer being dragged into the woods by three attackers.
When Thomas Bacon found someone else eating his last sausage, he got all a-sizzle.
Ex Los Angeles police officer accused of murder found hiding with relatives in Mexico.
Torrential rain has left much of central Texas swamped after savage weather killed at least 28 people in the US and Mexico.
Mick Doohan found the media circus around Johnny Depp and his dogs "hilarious."
A group of teenagers accused of releasing more than 70,000 ladybirds in a US high school.
She was told her baby had died - but now he's turned up four decades later.
Woman bitten by black widow spider her family says was hiding in a bag of grapes.