The White House has defended President Donald Trump's reaction to deadly violence over a white supremacist rally in Virginia, amid criticism he did not explicitly condemn far-right groups.
But a spokesman said his condemnation included white supremacists.
A woman was killed on Saturday when a car rammed into a crowd protesting against the rally in Charlottesville.
Separately, a rally...
US President Donald Trump says the US military is "locked and loaded" to deal with North Korea, ramping up the rhetorical brinkmanship.
"Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong-un will find another path!" he tweeted.
He spoke as Pyongyang accused him of "driving" the Korean peninsula to the "brink of a nuclear...
US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said America still hopes to solve the North Korea crisis using diplomacy.
After days of fiery rhetoric from both the US and North Korea, Mr Mattis said war would be "catastrophic" and that diplomacy was gaining results.
Pyongyang on Thursday announced it was finalising a plan to fire four missiles near the US territory of Guam.
President Donald Trump says that perhaps his 'fire and fury' warning to North Korea "wasn't tough enough." Trump is issuing a new warning over the North's development of nuclear weapons.
Trump says North Korea "better get their act together or they are going to be in trouble like few nations have ever been in trouble."
The president was addressing reporters during his vacation at his New...
Two top aides to U.S. diplomat Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump's ambassador to the United Nations, have resigned due to family concerns.
Haley announced the departures on her Twitter account. Gone are Haley's chief of staff, Steven Groves, and Communications Director Jonathan Wachtel, she said Wednesday.
"Both Jonathan & Steve have recently encountered family concerns. They will...
US Vice-President Mike Pence has dismissed as "disgraceful and offensive" a report suggesting he is preparing a run for president in 2020.
The New York Times said a "shadow campaign" had been set up by some Republicans on the assumption Donald Trump would not stand again.
Citing multiple sources, the article said Mr Pence had implied that he would plan to run if Mr Trump did not.
The FBI on Sunday said an improvised explosive device caused damage at an Islamic mosque and community center in the Minnesota city of Bloomington.
During a press conference Saturday evening, the FBI appealed for public information to help determine who caused the explosion early Saturday at the Dar Al Farooq Community Center and why.
No one was injured in the explosion that heavily damaged...
Maine will become the fourth state to raise the tobacco smoking age to 21, after lawmakers voted to override the governor's veto that would have kept the age at 18.
Gov. Paul R. LePage derided the bill as "social engineering" and argued that if 18-year-old people are old enough to join the military, they should be allowed to smoke.
"I'm not going to strap a gun to their shoulder and go...
The Statue of Liberty was the focus of a monumental exchange between a White House adviser and a reporter after Donald Trump backed an immigration policy favouring the better-educated.
"The Statue of Liberty says, 'Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free'," CNN's Jim Acosta told Stephen Miller.
"It doesn't say anything about speaking English," Mr Acosta...
The US government is not seeking a regime change in North Korea, the secretary of state says, amid tensions over Pyongyang's weapons programme.
"We're not your enemy," Rex Tillerson said, adding that the US wanted a dialogue at some point.
Meanwhile, a senior Republican senator said President Trump considered going to war with North Korea as an option.
Pyongyang claimed that its latest...