Mass riots, the worst currently seen in Missouri, have erupted as a result of the public announcement of the jury’s decision over the shooting of Michael Brown – that the police officer will not be charged.
A 12-year-old boy has died after being shot by a Cleveland police officer after brandishing what later turned out to be a fake gun at the officer.
A gunman has been killed by police after perpetrating a shooting at Florida State University, earlier in the day.
Severe snowfall has covered parts of New York state in up to 60 inches of snow, including the city of Buffalo.
Around 50 troops have been deployed by the United States to an airbase in Anbar province in Iraq, to assist with operations against the Islamic State.
At least two people are dead following a shooting at a high school in the Washington State, after a 14-year-old boy opened fire in the school cafeteria.
A doctor in New York, who had recently returned from Guinea, has tested positive for Ebola.
An axe-wielding assailant who attacked police officers in New York late Thursday night, is suspected of having Islamist links.
Mexican protestors in the southern state of Guerrero, in anger for the killing of 43 students by police earlier this month
A German student has been shot and wounded by Mexican police in the southern state of Guerrero, in a reported case of confusion between the two groups.