US launches air strikes on Syria

The US and allied nations have launched a campaign of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) in Syria, the Pentagon says.

Secret Service struggles behind scenes

break-in adds to Secret Service woes

Two fraternities 'must admit women'

A prominent university orders two fraternities to accept women within the next three years.

Families of missing weigh plea risks

Captives’ families roll the dice with public appeals for their freedom

US crackdown on overseas tax deals

The White House announces new treasury department measures aimed at stopping companies avoiding US taxes by merging with overseas .

Arab Bank liable in terror attacks

A US jury finds -based Arab Bank liable for providing material support to Hamas, ruling the bank must provide victims of two dozen terrorist attacks with compensation.

Whistleblower gets biggest US payout

The US Securities and Exchange Commission reveals it has awarded a record $30m payout to an anonymous who lives outside the US.

White House intruder had ammo in car

The man who broke into the on Friday had 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in his car, officials say.

New clues in 'police killer' hunt

searching for a man accused of killing a police officer say the have found new evidence which could lead them to his hiding place.

US student killed by black bear

A New Jersey student was killed after being mauled by a black bear while hiking in what official called an “extremely rare” attack on a human.

eBay criticised as hacks continue

Leading security researchers call on to take immediate action over dangerous listings – as more security problems arise.

Hannah police issue arrest warrant

Police searching for a missing British-born student in Virginia issue an for a man they believe is the last person to see her.

Row over Galapagos tortoise's body

A dispute has broken out between Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands over where the preserved of a Galapagos giant tortoise should be housed.

Alibaba 'breaks share sale record'

Chinese internet giant Alibaba has raised $25bn in its public stock share, according to media, making it the largest public stock offering in history.

Climate protest: Big deal or big dud?

of massive climate march remains in doubt