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Eddie Ray Routh shot dead American Sniper Chris Kyle

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Eddie Ray Routh, a veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), has been identified as the suspect in the deadly shooting of American Sniper Chris Kyle. Chris Kyle, 39, was blasted in the back by Eddie Ray Routh, 25, after taking him on an outing to a shooting range to help him deal with his demons. Eddie Ray Routh also allegedly shot dead his neighbor Chad Littlefield, 35, who w...

A new North Korean propaganda video posted on YouTube has portrayed President Barack Obama and American troops in flames and says the country conducted its recent nuclear test because of U.S. hostility

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A new North Korean propaganda video posted on YouTube has portrayed President Barack Obama and American troops in flames and says the country conducted its recent nuclear test because of U.S. hostility. The video, posted on Sunday, follows a string of critical rhetoric against the United States. Another video posted earlier this month showed an American city, with similarities to New York, being...

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Two American women tourists have been kidnapped by gunmen in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, according to security sources. The American tourists were travelling in a small bus with three other tourists from St. Catherine’s monastery on Mount Sinai to the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh when it was stopped by the gunmen. One official told the Reuters news agency that the men wanted a ranso...

Guitar player and singer Phillip Phillips has won the American Idol talent show, with viewers casting a record number of 132 million votes

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Guitar player and singer Phillip Phillips has won the American Idol talent show, with viewers casting a record number of 132 million votes. Phillip Phillips, 21, a shop worker from Leesburg, Georgia, was overcome with emotion as he ended the show with his first single, Home. Runner-up was Jessica Sanchez, 16, a southern Californian of Filipino and Latino descent. The contest remains one of the mo...

Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, is stepping down as leader of the Scottish Catholic Church

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Cardinal Keith O’Brien, Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic cleric, is stepping down as leader of the Scottish Catholic Church. The move follows allegations – which he contests – of inappropriate behavior towards priests dating from the 1980s. In a statement, Cardinal Keith O’Brien apologized to those he had offended during his ministry. The cardinal confirmed he would no...

The European Union and the US will begin formal talks on a free-trade agreement, paving the way for the biggest trade deal in history

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The European Union and the US will begin formal talks on a free-trade agreement, paving the way for the biggest trade deal in history. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso made the announcement following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. A deal would bring down trading barriers between the two biggest economies in the world. EU-US trade is worth around 455 b...

On last night American Idol it was a four-judge blow up at the show auditions in Charlotte, leading to Nicki Minaj storming out in a torrent of F Bombs

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On last night American Idol it was a four-judge blow up – leading to Nicki Minaj storming out in a torrent of F Bombs. After a long day of auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina, tempers were wearing thin. The argument exploded after the usually placid judge Keith Urban got irritated by a contestant’s comments about country music. “Where do you see yourself as a singer?” Keith Urban asked Summer...

Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have revealed that their cat fighting on American Idol isn't an act, and their latest public snipe-fest is proof

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Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have revealed that their cat fighting on American Idol isn’t an act – and their latest public snipe-fest is proof. The judges of the hit singing show were at a press conference for the Television Critics Association Winter Tour on Tuesday morning and while things started out pleasantly enough with the two stars complementing each other, the atmosphere soon...

Gravity has topped the North American box office for a second consecutive weekend

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Outer space drama Gravity has topped the North American box office for a second consecutive weekend. The astronaut thriller starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney took $44.3 million, according to early estimates. Gravity easily beat Tom Hanks’ latest film, Captain Phillips, which took $26 million. The movie tells the true story of the cargo ship captain who was taken hostage by Somali p...

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa has topped this weekend’s North American box office

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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa has topped this weekend’s North American box office ending Gravity‘s three-week run at the top. Johnny Knoxville’s raunchy comedy Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, about an 86-year-old and his eight-year-old grandson, opened with $32 million. Gravity, which stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, as astronauts adrift in space took $20.3 million. The space s...

Taylor Swift was the biggest winner at the American Music Awards 2013 in Los Angeles

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Taylor Swift was the biggest winner at the American Music Awards 2013 in Los Angeles last night, winning four prizes. Taylor Swift, 23, has been awarded with artist of the year, favorite pop/rock female artist, favorite country album and favorite female country artist. Justin Timberlake picked up three awards including favorite soul and R&B male, while One Direction collected two prizes inclu...

Danica Patrick co-hosted the American Country Awards

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...Danica Patrick was back in Las Vegas after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards last week. She co-hosted the American Country Awards on Tuesday night. Danica Patrick co-hosted the American Country Awards Danica Patrick donned a showgirl costume, then joked: “There’s no chance of a wardrobe malfunction.” “There’s not much to malfunction,” Danica Patrick said, then added...

300: Rise of an Empire topped the North American box office this weekend, earning $45.1 million in the US and Canada

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300: Rise of an Empire topped the North American box office this weekend, earning $45.1 million in the US and Canada. The sequel to 2006 hit 300 also took $87.8 million worldwide. 300: Rise of an Empire did not equal its predecessor’s first weekend tally of $70.9 million in North America, but still performed far above expectations. Set in ancient Greece, the movie depicts a sea battle betwe...

US death toll in Afghanistan war reaches 2,000

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...pokesman, earlier told the Associated Press news agency that an Afghan soldier had turned his gun on Americans and started shooting. “Initial reports indicate that a misunderstanding happened between Afghan army soldiers and American soldiers,” he said. But ISAF later said an American soldier and an American contractor, along with three Afghan soldiers, were killed in an exchange of fi...

Non-Stop took $30 million at US and Canadian cinemas over the weekend

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Thriller Non-Stop, in which Liam Neeson plays a federal air marshal, has topped the North American box office chart. Liam Neeson’s character must stop a string of murders on an international flight. The film took $30 million at US and Canadian cinemas between Friday and Sunday, according to studio estimates. Non-Stop took $30 million at US and Canadian cinemas over the weekend Son of God t...

The Lego Movie remains on the top of the North American box office chart, after spending a third week at number one

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...nts Men, also dropped a place, from fourth to fifth. The Lego Movie remains on the top of the North American box office chart, after spending a third week at number one Two Kevin Hart movies, About Last Night and Ride Along, took sixth and seventh place respectively. Ride Along has also secured a sequel off the back of the first film’s successful run. North American box office chart 1. The...

The Lego Movie topped the North American box office this weekend taking $69.1 million

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The Lego Movie topped the North American box office this weekend taking $69.1 million. George Clooney’s film about Nazi-looted art, The Monuments Men, took $22.7 million. The critics have not generally been kind to his fact-based tale. A spokesman for the Sony studio was upbeat about its performance, saying it was “right where we hoped to be”. The Lego Movie enjoyed the biggest...

One Direction’s red carpet appearance at the American Music Awards 2013 in Los Angeles

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Vladimir Putin has made a direct personal appeal to the American people over the Syrian crisis

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...nked al-Nusra Front – at the weekend. Vladimir Putin has made a direct personal appeal to the American people over the Syrian crisis In the New York Times article, Vladimir Putin says recent events “have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders”. He warned that the UN could suffer the same fate as its precursor, the League of Nations, if &...

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The two American women tourists and their Egyptian guide, who were kidnapped in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, have been released, according to officials. The tourists had been travelling in a bus from St Catherine’s monastery to the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh earlier on Friday when it was stopped by gunmen. According to officials, the kidnappers were Bedouin tribesmen who had demand...

The Butler has topped the North American box office for a second week, taking $17 million

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The Butler has topped the North American box office for a second week, taking $17 million. Officially titled Lee Daniel’s The Butler, because of a legal tussle, it tells the story of a long-serving servant in the home of the president. Jennifer Aniston’s We’re The Millers remained second with $13.5 million, taking its total to $90 million. The World’s End from British dire...

Dick Clark, who brought American Bandstand and his trademark New Year’s countdown to living rooms for decades, has died at 82

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...ard people”. Among his credits: The $25,000 Pyramid, TV’s Bloopers and Practical Jokes and the American Music Awards. For a time in the 1980s, Dick Clark had shows on all three networks and was listed among the Forbes 400 of wealthiest Americans. Dick Clark also was part of radio as partner in the United Stations Radio Network, which provided programs – including Clark’s –...

The political row over President Barack Obama’s heritage was dramatically reignited today as a 1991 booklet boldly announced that he was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii

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...he United States of America. “I don’t know that. But I do know this – that in his heart, he’s not an American. “He’s just not an American.” According to 9 News, Mike Coffman was first met with silence, but after several moments, fundraiser attendees offered tentative applause. However, the congressman issued an apology later in the week, writing: “I have confidence in President Obama’s citizenship...

This year, the West Indian American Day Parade & Carnival celebrates its 44th anniversary as it continues to enjoy the distinction of being New York City's biggest cultural festivals by far

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Catch all the color and excitement as millions of Brooklynites & New Yorkers line up along Eastern Parkway for the Brooklyn Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 3, 2012. This year, the West Indian American Day Parade & Carnival celebrates its 45th anniversary as it continues to enjoy the distinction of being New York City’s biggest cultural festivals by far. As in the past, count o...

Three people have been killed in the south of France after an American private jet crashed on landing

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Three people have been killed in the south of France after an American private jet crashed on landing. The twin-engined Gulfstream-IV came down at Castellet airport, between Marseille and Toulon, with all the victims believed to have died on impact. They were described by an airport source as two men aged 24 and 61, and a woman aged 30. Nobody else was on board. The jet, which was flying in from...