Venezuela has expelled the senior US representative in the country amid an international backlash against Nicolás Maduro's re-election as president.
US First Lady Melania Trump has undergone surgery for what the White House described as a benign kidney condition.
The US state of Iowa has approved an abortion law banning most abortions once a foetal heartbeat is detected.
The US Senate has agreed new rules that allow members to bring infants into the chamber when they vote.
The Trump administration is seeking to change visa applications to require all applicants to turn over five years of social media history.
The protests - under the banner March For Our Lives - have grown out of a movement calling for change after 17 people were killed by a gunman at a high school in Florida last month.
More than 140 short-finned pilot whales died after a mass stranding on a beach in Western Australia on Friday.
US President Donald Trump's lead lawyer for the special counsel investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 election has resigned, US media report.
Mr McCabe was fired from the FBI on Friday following an internal inquiry. Mr Trump had accused him of bias.
Eight people from Central Ohio have been charged in federal court for an online romance scam.
South Korean envoys will bring a private message to the US from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un when they meet in Washington later this week, according to reports.
An adult film actress embroiled in allegations of an affair with Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit against him alleging that a nondisclosure contract she signed is invalid.
A man is reported to have shot himself outside the White House in Washington, the US Secret Service says.
Police in the US state of Michigan have arrested a student suspected of shooting dead his parents when they came to pick him up for spring break.
US First Lady Melania Trump has called for adults to "take the lead" to encourage children to develop "positive habits with social media and technology".
Former U.S first lady Michelle Obama announced new details Sunday about her much-anticipated memoir.
New York police have arrested a former teacher and his twin brother after stockpiles of explosive materials were found at their home.
Teachers were warned in advance about the teenager who allegedly carried out a mass shooting at his former school in Florida, US media are reporting.
The long-term personal lawyer of US President Donald Trump has admitted privately paying an adult film star $130,000 (£95,000) in 2016, in a statement to the New York Times.
US Vice-President Mike Pence has skipped a dinner at which he was due to share a table with North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-nam.
S stock markets sank sharply at the opening bell, only to recover minutes later amid frantic Wall Street trading.
US President Donald Trump has accused top officials of politicising FBI and justice department investigations to damage his Republican party.
Hillary Clinton has admitted that she should have fired an adviser accused of sexual harassment during her 2008 presidential campaign.
First Lady Melania Trump broke with long-standing tradition when she arrived at her husband's State of the Union address alone.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says a new list published by the US as part of a sanctions law has in effect targeted all of the Russian people.
Air Force One is upgrading its refrigerators, and the cost to taxpayers will be a cool $24 million.
US casino mogul Steve Wynn has resigned as finance chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC) amid sexual harassment allegations.
The US government shutdown is set to end after Senate Republicans and Democrats reached a deal on a temporary funding bill.
US President Donald Trump has denied changing his views on the Mexico border wall.
A California couple have been arrested after police found their 13 children allegedly held captive at home, some "shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks".
An outbreak of hepatitis A has spread from Southern California to states across the country, killing dozens of people and potentially sickening thousands. Michigan has been hardest-hit in terms of deaths, with 22.
Steve Bannon, Donald Trump's ex-chief strategist, has stepped down from the right-wing Breitbart News organisation where he built his reputation.
South Korea's President Moon Jae-in says his US counterpart, Donald Trump, "deserves big credit" for talks between South and North Korea.
President Donald Trump says it would be "fun" to run against former chat show doyenne Oprah Winfrey, amid calls for her to launch a White House bid.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he has never doubted President Trump's mental health after a new book claimed staff saw him as a child.
The author of a controversial book on Donald Trump's White House says the US president has "less credibility than perhaps anybody who has ever walked on Earth at this point".
Donald Trump was "befuddled" by his election win, did not enjoy his inauguration and was scared of the White House, according to a new book.
Private Emmanuel Mensah went off to serve in the Army National Guard, but it was back home where he made the ultimate sacrifice.
President Donald Trump has accused Pakistan of lying and deceiving the United States while receiving billions of dollars in foreign aid.
A man has been arrested after an alleged "swatting" prank call led to police shooting dead a 28-year-old man.
Former US President Barack Obama has warned against the irresponsible use of social media, in a rare interview since stepping down in January.
Canada has announced it is expelling Venezuela's ambassador to Ottawa, Wilmer Barrientos Fernández, and its charge d'affaires, Ángel Herrera.
UN member states met in the General Assembly on Thursday to debate a draft resolution that rejects the US President Donald Trump's decision to name Jerusalem the capital of Israel.
Two train carriages have plummeted on to a motorway in Washington state leaving a number of casualties.
Time magazine has named "the Silence Breakers" - women who spoke out against sexual abuse and harassment - as its "Person of the Year".
Barack Obama said he believes more future leaders should be women.
US senators have passed a sweeping tax cuts bill, paving the way for Donald Trump's first big legislative victory.
Donald Trump has told Prime Minister Theresa May to focus on "terrorism" in the UK after she criticised his sharing of far-right videos.