A brewery in Texas has ditched the traditional six-pack in favour of a whopping 99-pack of beer.
The appearance of a huge great white shark in Massachusetts forced the evacuation of a beach, sparking numerous Jaws-related jokes.
The British Embassy has apologised after tweeting an image of a cake celebrating the anniversary of the burning of the White House.
US President Barack Obama has warned that Russia faces "more costs and consequences" if it continues to aid rebels in eastern Ukraine.
In a news conference at the White House, he said:
– president Obama
The violence is encouraged by Russia. The separatists are trained by Russia. They are armed by Russia. They are funded by Russia. Russia has repeatedly and deliberately violated the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and the new images of Russian forces inside Ukraine make that plain for the world to see ...
As a result of the actions Russia has already taken, and the major sanctions we have imposed with our European and international partners, Russia is already more isolated than at any time since the Cold War ... This ongoing Russian incursion into Ukraine will only bring more costs and consequences for Russia.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki has said the US is considering a "range of tools" to deal with what it sees as Russian aggression in Ukraine.
She said increased sanctions on Russia are "the most effective tool, the best tool."
"A military solution is not what we think is the appropriate approach so we're taking every tool that we can to see if we can reach a solution here through diplomatic means," she said.
The US State Department says it has observed a "pattern of escalating aggression" by Russia in Ukraine.
A crew member has been shot dead while filming the police response to an armed robbery for a US TV series.
Officers accidentally shot sound technician Bryce Dion, 38, who was struck in a gap in his protective clothing, the Omaha Police Department said.
Dion was part of the crew for reality show Cops, and was mistakenly hit after entering a branch of Wendy's restaurant during a shootout which also saw the suspected robber killed.
Spike TV - which carries the series - could not be reached immediately for comment.
A "Russian-directed counter-offensive is likely under way" in the eastern Ukrainian cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, the US State Department has said.
Footage showing a firearms instructor teaching a nine-year-old girl moments before she accidentally killed him has been released.
Charles Vacca, 39, was shot in the head at a shooting range in Arizona on Monday after the girl lost grip of the Uzi, a high-powered submachine gun.
The video, released by Mohave County Sheriff's Department, shows Vacca instructing the girl to take a single shot, before the gun is switched to automatic and she appears to lose control.
The parents of a Missouri teen shot dead by a police officer have paid tribute to him in the program of his funeral service.
In a letter to Michael Brown his mother Lesley McSpadden wrote: "The day you were born I just know God sent me a blessing and that was you."
The letter by Michael Brown Sr. read: "I always told you I would never let nothing happen to you and that's what hurts so much, that I couldn't protect you."
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has decided not to attend today's funeral of Michael Brown "out of respect for the family".
A spokesman for the governor said relatives "deserve time to focus on remembering Michael and grieving their loss".