A man has been charged with first-degree murder after confessing to decapitating his mother on New Year’s Eve in Florida.
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 former NYPD police officer has been killed in the line of duty in Florida, less than 12 hours after two fellow cops were killed in New York.
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.
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”.
[Opinion] Despite an ongoing fight in the Middle East against the Islamic State, some countries in the region are demonstrating more of an interest in their own agendas than the security of the region.
Air strikes carried out by Syrian government warplanes on the Islamic State-held northern city of Raqqa has left at least 36 civilians dead.
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.