Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has been heavily criticised after appearing to mock a disabled reporter at a rally.Read the full story ›
A man who shot and killed his wife before posting a photo of her body - and a confession - to Facebook has been found guilty of murder.Read the full story ›
Barack Obama has said he was "deeply disturbed" by the footage of the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
On Tuesday, police released the footage which shows the black teenager being shot 16 times by white officer Jason Van Dyke on October 20, 2014.
The US President, who is from Chicago where the shooting occurred, wrote on Facebook: "Like many Americans, I was deeply disturbed by the footage of the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
"This Thanksgiving, I ask everybody to keep those who’ve suffered tragic loss in our thoughts and prayers, and to be thankful for the overwhelming majority of men and women in uniform who protect our communities with honor.
"And I’m personally grateful to the people of my hometown for keeping protests peaceful."
A couple from Tennessee got a wedding video with a difference when their dog filmed their "magical" day via a GoPro camera.Read the full story ›
A mother and her boyfriend have been charged over the death of a 19-month-old girl who became trapped inside an oven and was burned.Read the full story ›
A video of a white police officer shooting dead a black teenager has been released by authorities in Chicago.Read the full story ›
France and the US have agreed to step up airstrikes in Syria and Iraq to target IS in the wake of the Paris attacks.Read the full story ›
Abid Naseer was sentenced in the US after being convicted of planning to bomb Manchester's Arndale Centre as well as New York's subway.Read the full story ›
A 14-year-old boy solved a Rubik's cube in under five seconds - smashing the world record.Read the full story ›