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A Jordanian flight student is said to have deliberately crashed a small plane in the US state of Connecticut, killing himself and injuring his instructor. A US official told the AP news agency it appeared to have been a suicide and not terrorism-related. The US National Transportation Safety Board said the...

A passenger train has derailed near New York, injuring a number of people, US officials say. The injuries are believed to be non life-threatening after...

Many political pundits have noted that the presidential campaign of 2016 has been full of surprises, such as the unexpected rise of Donald Trump in the...

Police shot and wounded a man they said was acting erratically in a San Diego suburb on Tuesday, drawing an angry cluster of protesters that believed it...

The US has put sanctions on a Chinese firm and four executives over allegedly helping North Korea evade sanctions. Dandong Hongxiang is accused of acting...

President Obama, who has weighed ruling out a first use of a nuclear weapon in a conflict, appears likely to abandon the proposal after top national security...

US new homes sales jumped in July to their fastest rate in nearly nine years, according to Commerce Department figures. Low interest rates on mortgages...

The ride-sharing firm Uber will, for the first time, allow users to hail self-driving cars within a fortnight, the company has confirmed. Uber said the...

Firefighters are continuing to tackle a huge blaze in southern California, with several of them describing it as the most ferocious they have ever seen. An...

The US Air Force on Tuesday declared an initial squadron of F-35A stealth fighters as ready for combat, a major milestone for the futuristic aircraft dogged...