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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 and an improving jobs market have helped boost the US real estate market. New home sales increased by 12.4% in July month-on-month to a seasonally adjusted...

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...

A Chinese businessman who pleaded guilty to hacking sensitive military information has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison in the US. Su Bin...

President Barack Obama has urged the US to “reject despair” as he paid tribute to five police officers killed during a deadly sniper attack...

Three crew members were missing and one was hurt Tuesday after a head-on train collision in the Texas Panhandle that caused several box cars to erupt in...

A glass slide fixed 1,000ft (305m) along the outside of a skyscraper in Los Angeles opens to the public on Saturday. The Skyslide spans 45 ft from the...

Hundreds of people have been forced to leave their homes in California over the threat from a huge wildfire to an oil processing terminal. A fleet of...

One person has died and three others are wounded after a shooting at a concert near Manhattan’s Union Square in New York City. The shooting happened...