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Barack Obama has said he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage as the US rebounds from recession

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In a Labor Day speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, President Barack Obama has said he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum...

Kenneth Bae has been held in North Korea since 2012 and is currently in a labor camp outside Pyongyang

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The White House has announced it is working to free three American citizens detained in North Korea. The statement was made in response to a...

Police officers in Ferguson are now wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest over Michael Brown’s killing

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Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, are now wearing body cameras after weeks of unrest over Michael Brown’s killing. Michael Brown, 18, was shot multiple times...

Retired Navy Warrant Officer John Walker Jr. was sentenced to life in prison in 1985 for passing codes and other sensitive data to the USSR

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Former US navy sailor John Walker Jr., who led a spy ring for the Soviet Union, has died in a prison medical centre at...

Market Basket has been sold to Arthur T. Demoulas for more than $1.5 billion

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The Market Basket supermarket chain has agreed to sell to a majority stake to former boss Arthur T. Demoulas, ending a months-long dispute. In announcing...

Severe storms and tornadoes threaten lives and travelers on this Labor Day weekend in the North Central states

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Severe storms and tornadoes threaten lives and travelers on this Labor Day weekend in the North Central states. Warmth and humidity will build across the...

Charles Vacca was giving the girl a lesson at an Arizona shooting range when the recoil from a firearm caused her to lose control of the Uzi submachine gun

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There will be no charges after the incident in which a 9-year-old girl fatally shot gun instructor Charles Vacca, officials say. The death of Charles...

Ailina Tsarnaeva was arrested on suspicion of threatening to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend

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Ailina Tsarnaeva, the sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was arrested Wednesday, August 27, on suspicion of threatening to bomb a woman...

Shirley Sotloff addressed her plea for her son’s life directly to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the ISIS militant group

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Shirley Sotloff, the mother of American journalist Steven Sotloff held by ISIS militants, has made an emotional video appeal for his release. Shirley Sotloff addressed...

The Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15 jet has crashed in Virginia

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A Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15 jet has crashed in Virginia, near the town of Deerfield, but the fate of the pilot is unknown,...

A 9-year-old girl from Arizona has killed her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use an Uzi gun

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A 9-year-old girl from Arizona has killed her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use an Uzi gun. Uzi is a high-powered...

James Foley’s killing video has been widely seen as a propaganda coup for ISIS militant group

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The video of American journalist James Foley's killing by an ISIS militant may have been staged, with the actual murder taking place off-camera, forensic...

James Foley was abducted in northern Syria in November 2012 while covering that country's civil war

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The family of James Foley - the kidnapped American journalist killed by Islamic State militants last week - has posted a letter they say...

Michael Brown was killed on August 9 after being stopped by a white police officer for walking in the middle of the street

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Hundreds of mourners gathered in Ferguson, Missouri to attend the funeral of Michael Brown, the black teenager who was shot by police. Michael Brown, 18,...

A 6-magnitude earthquake has struck northern California, causing injuries and damage to buildings

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A 6-magnitude earthquake has struck northern California, causing injuries and damage to buildings. The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at 03:20 local time...

The Staten Island march was led by the Rev. Al Sharpton and relatives of Eric Garner

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Thousands of people gathered in the New York borough of Staten Island near the site of Eric Garner’s death to march in protest against...

Armed Chinese Su-27 fighter intercepted a US Navy P-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft that was on a routine mission over international waters

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The US is accusing China of reckless mid-air intercept after a Chinese fighter came perilously close to a US military patrol plane over international...

The National Guard troops were deployed in Ferguson when demonstrations became more violent over Michael Brown’s shooting

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The National Guard has begun withdrawing from Ferguson, Missouri, where the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by white policeman Darren Wilson has...

Dr. Kent Brantly contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, where he and his family moved in October 2013

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Dr. Kent Brantly, one of the US aid workers who recovered from an Ebola infection, is "thrilled to be alive" as he is discharged...

Bank of America has agreed pay a record settlement of $16.7 billion for misleading investors about the quality of loans it sold

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Bank of America has agreed pay a record settlement of $16.7 billion for misleading investors about the quality of loans it sold. The loans were...

Eric Holder has promised a full, fair and independent investigation into Michael Brown’s death as he arrived in Ferguson

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Attorney General Eric Holder has promised a "full, fair and independent" investigation as he arrived in Ferguson, Missouri, in a bid to defuse tensions...

The police killing of a second black man in St Louis in 11 days has threatened to further escalate tension

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A second black man has been killed by police in St Louis, Missouri, days after Michael Brown’s death, threatening to further escalate tension. On August...

Showing no hint of worry on his face, Rick Perry flashed a thin, confident grin beneath perfect hair in his mug shot

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Texas Governor Rick Perry has been booked at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center in Austin, for two felony indictments of abuse of power on...

Rick Perry plans to turn himself in to authorities for fingerprinting and a mug shot

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Rick Perry plans to turn himself in to authorities for fingerprinting and a mug shot on Tuesday, Reuters reported. The Texas governor he was indicted...

Thirty one people have been arrested in Ferguson, Missouri, during another night of angry protests

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Thirty one people have been arrested in Ferguson, Missouri, during another night of angry protests. Ferguson unrest flared hours after President Barack Obama called for...