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Wildfires rage in western US video

An aerial photo of wildfires burning across almost 50,000 acres near the ski resort of Brian Head, about 400km south of ...

Fires in Arizona, Utah and California burn homes, force evacuations and close roads.

Palin sues New York Times video

Sarah Palin, who has shrunk from the spotlight in recent years, has sued the New York Times for defamation.

Former Alaska governor files defamation lawsuit against major newspaper.

Venezuelan court attacked video

In a video, Oscar Perez reads a statement against the government.

Rogue police officer hijacked a helicopter and flew over Venezuelan government buildings hurling grenades.

Trump frustrated with China

Chinese President Xi Jinping met US President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida in April.

US president's growing frustration with China over inaction on North Korea and trade issues, and he's keen to take action.

Son's health bill sparks debate

Alison Chandra fears her son, Ethan, could lose health-care coverage under Trump's proposed bill.

US mother's post about her toddler's staggering medical bills goes viral in midst of Trumpcare debate.

Cosby and the Playboy Mansion

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby is accused of giving Judy Huth alcohol and then sexually abusing her around 1974 when she ...

Bill Cosby is to face a new trial over alleged sexual assault at the Playboy Mansion more than four decades ago.

Rescued from 'sure death' video

Kalani Tuiono was swept downstream and managed to grab on to a lone rock in the middle of the Yuba River.

Gripping footage shows US helicopter crew rescue swimmer stranded in roaring waters near a 15-metre waterfall.

Cop has to chase down his car video

A police officer in the US chases is runaway patrol vehicle.

A police officer in the US found himself in hot pursuit of his own patrol car after failing to put the handbrake on.

Trump's phony Time cover

Like many mock covers, the Time cover sporting the now US president Donald Trump has many clues that fail a reality check.

A Time magazine with Donald Trump on the cover hangs in his golf clubs. It's a fake.

Baldwin confirms 'SNL' Trump return

Alec Baldwin will be back with more Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live

Actor's top Trump impersonation will be back.

Workers told to 'run hide fight'

Police vehicles lock down an entrance to Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, after an active shooter was reported.

Lockdown at Alabama military post lifted after reports of possible active shooter.

Mars-sized planet may be hiding

A planet the size of Mars may exist in the Kuiper belt beyond the orbit of Pluto.

‚ÄčA mysterious celestial body may be lurking in the frozen, far-flung reaches of the solar system.

Kerr returns millions in 'scam' jewels

Australian model Miranda Kerr was gifted the jewellery in 2014.

US authorities say jewels were given to the model as part of a money laundering scheme.

Inmate: I wanted death row

Denver Simmons hoped the prison killings would land him on death row.

In half an hour, US prisoner lured four men into his cell. None made it out alive.

Trump attacks CNN again

US President Donald Trump has lashed out again over "fake news".

Journalists resign after "fake news" story about US president and Russia.

Good Samaritan smeared as predator

The incident happened at the Southwest Sports Complex in Florida, US.

He was just trying to help a lost toddler find her parents in the US. Soon after, his face was all over the internet.

US warns of chemical attack

A man breathes through an oxygen mask, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan ...

White House fires warning after identifying "potential preparations" from Syria for another chemical weapons attack.

Bear mauls cyclist off bike

James Fredrick says he would have been killed by the bear if his friend Alex Ippoliti (left) didn't step in.

Two US cyclists were riding in the Alaskan woods when suddenly a brown bear came charging out of the bushes.

US health bill would hit 22m video

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The senate's bill is barely an improvement upon the health care bill that passed ...

Republican replacement for Obamacare would strip 22 million more Americans of health coverage, budget office says.

Nasa eyes outer space mission video

Compositee image of Voyager 2's views of Uranus and Neptune as the probe flew past the planets in the 1980s.

The space agency wants to explore Neptune and Uranus in the next 10 years.

Cyclist's dangerous dog rescue bid video

The spooked dog emerges unscathed from behind a car after being run over.

A cyclist has risked her life to chase a stranger's spooked dog through dangerous traffic in Mexico City.

'He colluded,' Trump attacks

US President Donald Trump has been only too willing to point the finger at his predecessor Barack Obama over the Russian ...

US President steps up criticism of Barack Obama's handling of alleged Russian interference in election.

SCOTUS sides with Trump video

US President Donald Trump gets a win as Supreme Court grants parts of his controversial travel ban into effect.

Win for US President as Supreme Court allows parts of his travel ban into effect immediately.

15 still missing after ferry sinks video

The El Almirante ferry was carry more than 150 holiday-makers when it sank.

Colombian boat, packed with at least 150 passengers, capsized leaving six people dead.

Castile family reach settlement video

Valerie Castile, the mother of Philando Castile, reached a settlement over the death of her son, killed by a police ...

Mother of black motorist killed by a US police officer reaches $4 million settlement in his death.

Capital boat club abuzz

Back to where it all began: Josh Junior at Worser Bay Boating Club  last year to celebrate his selection for the Rio ...

Worser Bay pins hopes on Team NZ member Josh Junior to win back America's Cup.

Town elects dog mayor

Brynneth Pawltrow, the newest mayor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky.

'Brynneth Pawltro' beats out cat, chicken and a donkey to become the next mayor of US town.

Ferry outing ends in tragedy video

Boats rush out to help a sinking vessel filled with tourists.

Colombian ferry survivor describes the horror and panic of passengers as four-deck vessel sinks.

Play has audiences fainting, vomiting

The London production of 1984.

The directors say if you want to leave, that's OK. It's a natural response to seeing torture.

Bias in how doctors are introduced

Female doctors tend to be introduced by their first name, while their male counterparts are referred to as "Doctor".

Women are less likely than men to referred to by their professional title.

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