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.
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".
Friends and family of Michael Brown are remembering the US teenager in a lively ceremony filled with singing and music.
Hundreds of people are gathering for the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed American teenager who was shot dead by police on 9th August.
NBC News is providing a live video link from the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Ferguson where the ceremony started a short time ago.
The all clear has been given at a US army Fort Lee base where an active shooter was reportedly seen on site, according to their Facebook page.
They wrote: "An all clear has been issued by the Fort Lee installation operations center at 9:50 a.m. The law enforcement event is over."
A US army base has been locked down after an "active shooter" was reportedly seen on site.
Fort Lee, in central Virginia, said all personnel had been ordered to immediately "enact active shooter protocols".
"An active shooter incident has been reported on Fort Lee at CASCOM HQ, Bldg. 5020," a statement on the base's Facebook page said.
"All personnel should enact active shooter protocols immediately. The installation is being locked down until further notice. More info to follow."