The body of a three-week-old infant that was snatched from a home in Long Beach, California, after a shooting that left her parents and uncle injured, has been found in a bin in San Diego.
A man has been charged with first-degree murder after confessing to decapitating his mother on New Year’s Eve in Florida.
A two-year-old boy has accidentally shot and killed his mother inside a Walmart store in Idaho, after firing a gun he found in her handbag.
A man in Edmonton, Canada has killed eight people and himself in what police are calling a “senseless mass murder”, linked to “extreme domestic violence”.
Violence broke out after an armed 18-year-old male has been shot and killed by an officer in a suburb of St. Louis, close to where unarmed youth Michael Brown was shot earlier in the year.
A gunman ambushed and shot two police officers in their patrol car in Brooklyn, New York, killing one and critically injuring the other.
Historically tense relations between the United States and Cuba are potentially set to improve after the two countries agreed a prisoner exchange.
A veteran has left six people, all believed to have familial links to the shooter, dead in three locations near Philadelphia in Pennsylvania.
Three people have died after a fire had broken out onboard a luxury cruise ship docked at the eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia, within the ship’s engine room.
An Israeli yeshiva student has been stabbed and wounded in Brooklyn, in an attack outside the Chabad house in New York, in which the attacker was reported shouting “kill the Jews”.