A bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple has been ordered to pay them more than $200,000.
Deck collapsed at a North Carolina beachhouse as a family got set to take a group photo.
Many Texans suspect military exercise is secret plot by President Barack Obama to establish martial law.
A 5-year-old girl has died after a sturgeon leapt from a river and struck her.
China is stealing commercial secrets and "huge amounts of government information" says US Democratic presidential candidate.
Kiwi model and avid eater Nela Zisser says she can out-eat the men at the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest in New York.
A plane powered by the sun's rays lands in Hawaii after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean.
Autopsy reveals a woman in Washington state died from measles, the first measles death in the US since 2003.
Trapped in their burning home, two sisters in the US state of Georgia had few options but to take a leap of faith.
He was deep in a pit on a Pacific island when he heard the words his family had waited for so long: "Gold."
When monsoon storms pass over the high deserts of California, it can result in incredible lightning storms.
Young people rampage through a Walmart store allegedly wanted to see how much damage they could cause.
He campaigned on hope. It's possible Barack Obama is finally delivering on it.
BP reaches a comprehensive US$18.7 billion settlement with the US government and five states over 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.
A freight train carrying flammable and toxic gas has derailed and caught fire in the US state of Tennessee.
No injuries were reported at the US Navy Yard in Washington DC after reports of a possible shooter.
The US has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven Fifa officials.
United States Vice-President Joe Biden has an Independence Day message for New Zealand.
"Sam" who thought she might have been Australian is actually an American.
Woman left with broken ankles after dolphin drops in from nowhere.
Couple's road trip got derailed when an armed man burst into their room.
When Grant Botti woke up with a really bad earache he didn't think it'd be down to wildlife inside his head.
Candida Fluty admits deliberately making her 9-year-old son sick for attention.
An 80-year-old Christchurch explorer has died unexpectedly at Machu Picchu in Peru.
The US and Cuba have formally re-established diplomatic relations after 54 years.
Oregon is the third US state to allow the smoking and growing of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use.
US police have killed 124 people this year who were in the throes of mental or emotional crisis. Here are some of their stories.
America's First Lady hosted a massive Girl Scout camp at the nearest National Park: the White House lawn.
Escapee David Sweat made a practice run before he and Richard Matt broke out of an upstate New York prison in June.
Woman gives birth in forest after getting lost, then accidentally sets fire to it.