Oklahoma City police shot dead a deaf man who was holding a metal pole in his front yard and allegedly walking towards police officers, police said Wednesday.
Magdiel Sanchez, 35, died from the police gunshot wounds after police said he was warned to stop advancing toward police officers, who were at the victim's residence to investigate a hit and run car accident. Oklahoma City Police Capt....
The state of California filed a lawsuit Wednesday against President Donald Trump over his plans to build a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Speaking during a news conference at the San Diego-Tijuana border, where there is already two layers of border fencing, California attorney general Xavier Becerra said the planned wall would violate numerous state and federal laws, including the...
A Southern California woman battling leukemia has been unable to obtain a stem cell transplant from her sister in Vietnam after the U.S. thrice denied her application for a visa, according to the woman’s family.
Helen Huynh, 61, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in February and was told by doctors that a stem cell transplant would give her another two to five years to live,...
US President Donald Trump has warned of the threat from "rogue nations" in a speech to the UN General Assembly, singling out North Korea and Iran.
In his debut speech to the body in New York, he warned America would destroy North Korea if it was forced to defend itself or its allies.
He mocked North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, saying: "Rocket man is on a suicide mission."
North Korea has...
Police in the US state of Georgia have shot and killed an LGBT student activist, leading to an independent investigation.
Police encountered Scout Schultz at a campus in Atlanta after a call about "a person with a knife and a gun" late on Saturday, officials say.
Footage has emerged apparently showing Schultz, 21, refusing to obey several police commands to drop a knife.
Gay rights activist Edith Windsor, whose same-sex marriage fight led to a landmark US ruling, has died aged 88.
Her death was confirmed to the New York Times by her wife Judith Kasen-Windsor.
Windsor's Supreme Court case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, granting same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time.
She had sued the US government after being...
Hurricane Irma evacuees are returning to scenes of devastation in the Florida Keys with reports of a quarter of homes destroyed on the low-lying islands.
The latest images show homes torn apart after the storm pummelled the region with winds of up to 120mph (192km/h).
Search and rescue teams are moving through the worst affected areas with emergency supplies of food and water.
Parts of the Florida Keys, the low-lying islands which bore the brunt of Hurricane Irma when the category-four storm struck on Sunday, are to re-open.
Entry is being restricted to residents and business owners as work continues to clear roads and check the state of bridges linking the islands.
Some 60% of homes in the state are still without power.
Irma, which has since rapidly weakened,...
Hurricane Irma will "devastate" either Florida or neighbouring states, the head of the US federal emergency agency has said.
Brock Long said parts of Florida would be without power for days, and more than 100,000 people may need shelter.
Meanwhile there are reports of serious looting on the hurricane-hit Caribbean island of St Martin.
Hurricane Irma has left a trail of destruction in the...
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has said the bill for reconstruction after Hurricane Harvey could be as high as $180bn.
He said the damage was worse than that caused by Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans in 2005.
Meanwhile, the head of the government's disaster management agency has warned that flood-hit states should not rely on Washington to pick up the bill.
Brock Long said...