US President Donald Trump has decided to scrap a programme that protects young undocumented immigrants, according to reports.
He will give Congress six months to draw up legislation to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca), sources quoted by US media say.
The decision, first reported in Politico, is considered a compromise amid strong support for the scheme.
A US police officer who forcibly arrested a nurse for refusing to take a blood sample from an unconscious patient has been placed on administrative leave.
An investigation is under way after footage of the incident at a hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, emerged.
It shows nurse Alex Wubbels screaming for help as she is manhandled outside and handcuffed.
The hospital said she had correctly...
The White House will ask Congress for emergency funding to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
"The American people are with you," Vice President Mike Pence said during a visit to Texas.
"We will be here every day until this city and this state and this region rebuild bigger and better than ever before," he said.
President Trump is expected to propose an initial $5.9bn in aid, the...
Russia has been ordered to close its San Francisco consulate and two trade missions in response to "unwarranted" Russian action, the US has said.
The consulate, and annexes in New York and Washington, must close by Saturday.
The US state department's move follows Moscow's reduction of US diplomatic staff in Russia last month.
That in turn followed US sanctions over Crimea and alleged...
Explosions have been heard coming from a chemical plant near the flooded US city of Houston.
Emergency officials reported two blasts and black smoke issuing from the Arkema plant at Crosby.
During heavy rainfall from Hurricane Harvey, the complex lost the ability to refrigerate chemical compounds that need to be kept cool.
There was no way to prevent an explosion, the company had warned...
The US city of Houston is under a night-time curfew as it battles the impact of Hurricane Harvey.
The storm has dumped record rainfall, leaving large parts of the Texas city underwater, homes destroyed and more than 20 people reported dead.
Houston mayor Sylvester Turner said the curfew was needed to head off looting.
Harvey, now downgraded to a tropical storm, has made landfall again in...
"Catastrophic" flooding in the US state of Texas is only expected to worsen in coming days as waters rise following a storm of historic proportions.
A record 30in of rain (75cm) has already fallen on the city of Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, turning roads into rivers.
But forecasters say the total rainfall could nearly double later this week.
US President Donald Trump has...
The US city of Houston is in the grip of the biggest storm in the history of the state of Texas, meteorologists say.
More than 30in of rain (75cm) of rain has fallen on parts of the city this weekend, turning main roads into rivers and making it impossible to move around other than by boat.
The city is expected to be deluged by a year's rainfall within this week.
With rescue services...
Texas will be hit by "catastrophic and life-threatening flooding", the US National Hurricane Center has warned, as Hurricane Harvey moves inland.
The category four storm - the biggest to hit the US mainland in 13 years - battered areas of the Texas coast for hours. It has now been downgraded to a tropical storm.
Some residents are feared to be trapped in collapsed buildings and there have...
A white supremacist convicted of racially motivated murders three decades ago in Florida has been executed by lethal injection.
Mark Asay is the first white man in state history to be executed for killing a black victim, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.
The 53-year-old had been found guilty of two 1987 murders in Jacksonville. The execution took place at 22:22 GMT.