The veteran US comedian made the admission in a 2005 civil case, newly-unsealed court documents show.Read the full story ›
Americans celebrated 239 years of independence yesterday. Here are some of the best pictures.Read the full story ›
Jayln Rippy died and her mother and brother were seriously injured by the fish, which can grow up to eight feet long.Read the full story ›
Hillary Clinton has accused China of stealing commercial secrets and "huge amounts" of government information.
She also claimed the country tried to "hack into everything that doesn't move in America."
Speaking at a campaign event in New Hampshire, America's Democratic presidential candidate said she wanted to see China's peaceful rise.
"But we also have to be fully vigilant," she said. "China's military is growing very quickly, they're establishing military installations that again threaten countries we have treaties with, like the Philippines because they are building on contested property."
US officials say China is the top suspect in the massive hacking of a US government agency that compromised the personnel records of at least 4.2 million current and former workers.
China denies hacking into the computers of the US Office of Personnel Management.
More than 80 prominent Britons, including Boris Johnson, Russell Brand and former Government ministers, urge Obama to release Aamer.Read the full story ›
Judge Mindy Glazer was not expecting to be reunited with "the nicest kid in middle school" when Arthur Booth appeared in her court.Read the full story ›
The body of the girl, who is thought to be about four, was found washed up in a bag in Boston.Read the full story ›
The sister of the man accused of the Charleston massacre launched an online campaign to fund her wedding and honeymoon.Read the full story ›
There was no evidence of a gunman at the Washington Navy Yard on Thursday morning, a Washington police department spokeswoman said two hours after initial reports emerged.
The spokeswoman said the police investigation was concluded and subsequent inquiries would be done by Navy authorities.
No shots were fired at the US Navy Yard in Washington DC earlier today, but the base remains in lockdown, according to NBC News.
Officials say that the first sweep by police buildings has found no evidence of an armed individual. A second check by armed officers is being carried out as a precaution.