US shares close at record levels

The Dow and S&P 500 close at record , helped by a surprise move by the Bank of Japan to boost its stimulus measures.

Quarantine victory for US Ebola nurse

A judge in the US state of Maine has given a nurse recently returned from treating patients in West Africa a green light to go where she pleases.

Judges for sale?

Millions of dollars are being spent this year on US judicial elections. Some worry that all this money is going to corrupt the legal process.

Mexico orders release of US marine

A imprisoned in Mexico for driving a vehicle loaded with firearms across the border is released after eight months.

An unlikely naval battle remembered

The unlikely WWI naval battle fought off

One dead in SpaceShipTwo test crash

At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashed in a California desert, the California Patrol has said.

Are Corsica's days of militants and the mafia over?

Are Corsica’s days of the and militants over?

Maine 'thinking locally' on Ebola

On , Maine thinks locally, while Hickox thinks globally

Terminally ill woman delays suicide

Brain patient Brittany Maynard, who had planned to end her life on 1 November, says now “doesn’t seem like the right time”.

Colorado considers fracking's future

Weighing up development in Colorado

A shift in conservative Kansas

The rich independent candidate upending politics

Accused manhunt killer charged

A Pennsylvania man accused of killing a officer before leading authorities on a seven-week manhunt is charged with murder.

Your election questions answered

Our North editor answers your election questions

Reduced EU sea mission set to go

The EU is to launch a limited operation in the Mediterranean to help Italy stem the flow of migrants from .

Blurred Lines dispute to go to trial

A US judge rules the long-running dispute between Marvin Gaye’s , Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over claims of plagiarism should go to trial.