The governor of California declared a state of emergency in three northern counties late Sunday after an emergency spillway of one of the largest dams in the United States threatened to fail and unleash severe flooding.
Adele made a clean sweep of the Grammy's top prizes at the annual music awards Sunday, besting Beyonce with Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year trophies for her album "25" and its smash single "Hello."
US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to halt federal funding to a university in California that was forced to cancel an event at which far-right blogger Milo Yiannopoulos had been invited to speak due to violent protests.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and US President Donald Trump agreed in a phone call to not publicly discuss the contentious issue of who will pay for a wall to be built on the border between their countries' borders, Pena Nieto's office says.
The world's most notorious drug kingpin, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, pleaded not guilty in a New York court Friday to charges including running a criminal enterprise and other drug trafficking related crimes, US media reported.
The widow of the man who gunned down 49 people in a nightclub in Florida last June was charged Tuesday with helping him prior to the attack and obstructing justice in its aftermath, the US Department of Justice said.
Volkswagen will admit guilt and pay 4.3 billion dollars in criminal and civil settlements to the US government over the German carmaker's cheating on diesel emissions, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday.
One of the women who accused US president-elect Donald Trump of sexual assault on Friday demanded that he withdraw his threat to sue them after the election and said she would not be intimidated into silence.
Major internet sites including Twitter, Paypal, Netflix and Spotify were offline in parts of the US and Europe Friday after cyberattacks targeted a service provider that enables users to connect to them.
Donald Trump doubled down on his controversial hard-line policy proposals on illegal immigration and border security Wednesday in a tough-talking speech unlikely to broaden his appeal to moderate voters.
Hundreds of protesters thronged Los Angeles' police headquarters and city hall Tuesday, according to news reports, after an investigation into the fatal 2015 shooting of a black robbery suspect found police had not broken department rules.
The US highway safety authority has launched a "preliminary evaluation" of Tesla's self-driving technology in the wake of a fatal crash, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Friday.
In an already rough-and-tumble election season, some people in the United States are welcoming the chance to take a swing at Donald Trump - in the form of Trump pinatas that are becoming an election-year party trend.
US authorities say in a court filing that they successfully accessed data stored on an iPhone linked to the San Bernardino terrorist attack, and dropped a demand that a court force Apple to hack the device for them.
A US judge cancelled a high-profile hearing between Apple and the FBI set for Tuesday after the FBI made the surprise announcement it may have found its own way to hack an iPhone at the center of the legal dispute.
Apple debuted new, smaller versions of the iPhone and iPad Pro and a price cut for the Apple Watch at a subdued spring product event Monday, a day ahead of the company's courtroom showdown with the US government over encryption.
A day ahead of a court hearing over his refusal of a government order to hack the iPhone, Apple chief executive Tim Cook says the company "will not shrink" from the responsibility to help protect data and privacy.
Donald Trump scored another clear victory Tuesday night in the Nevada caucus, clinching 45.9 per cent of votes and further cementing his status as front-runner in the race for the Republican Party's presidential nomination.
The heads of Google and WhatsApp Thursday threw their support behind Apple as it takes on a US government order to hack its own iPhone security, even as other leading tech voices remained silent in the debate.
Alphabet, the parent company of internet giant Google, surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable company Monday, when investors snapped up stock after the company reported fourth-quarter earnings of nearly 5 billion dollars.
LeBron James scored 29 points and Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love added 21 apiece Saturday night as the hosts Cleveland Cavaliers ran roughshod over the San Antonio Spurs in a 117-103 victory, their fourth straight win.
A judge in the US state of Oregon ordered seven members of an anti-government militia held until at least Friday, after prosecutors argued they might return to the ongoing armed standoff at a federal wildlife refuge, news media reported.
The US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced measures Friday to increase diversity among its Oscars voters, addressing a public outcry after the slate of acting nominees came up all-white for a second year running.
Kate Winslet won the Golden Globe for best female supporting actor in a motion picture Sunday, the first winner in an evening that will award 25 prizes to the year's best of film and television in a ceremony in Beverly Hills.
Hundreds of people in the US Midwest fled their homes Tuesday ahead of rising flood waters amid violent storms affecting much of the eastern half of the country that killed at least 48 people over the Christmas holiday period.