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Trump sex assault accuser demands he retract threat to sue

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...

"Terrible error" on Facebook "kills" Mark Zuckerberg and others

A glitch on Facebook briefly declared many of the social media site's users dead on Friday, including its founder Mark Zuckerberg, local media reported.

Five people shot in Seattle near anti-Trump rally

Five people were injured, one critically, in a shooting in the US city of Seattle Wednesday night, local police said.

California votes no on requiring condoms for porn actors

California rejected a proposal to require the use of condoms by actors in pornographic films produced in the US state, final vote results showed Wednesday.

California legalizes marijuana

Californians voted Tuesday to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, in the first big win in a string of similar measures across the country.

One dead, two wounded in shooting near California polling location

One person was killed and two were wounded Tuesday in a shooting near a polling location in southern California, local police said.

Cyberattack downs major websites; US investigating

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...

Google takes on Apple with launch of new smartphones

Google officially launched its own smartphone on Tuesday in San Francisco, re-starting its challenge to Apple's iPhone.

Police shoot dead unarmed black man near San Diego

Activists in a San Diego suburb Wednesday called for a federal investigation into the police killing of an unarmed black man who relatives said was mentally ill.

Twitter shares surge on takeover rumour

Twitter's share price jumped as much as 20 per cent Friday on media reports that Google and software company Salesforce were eyeing a takeover of the struggling social network.

Game of Thrones, HBO dominate Emmy Awards

The HBO television series "Veep" and "Game of Thrones" took the top prizes at the 68th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, in a televised ceremony that delivered some laughs but few suprises....

"Game of Thrones," "Fargo," "House of Cards" up for 68th Emmy Awards

The hit HBO series "Game of Thrones," tops the list of nominees at Sunday's 68th Emmy Awards, US television's top honours.

Trump insists Mexico will pay for wall, slams illegal immigrants

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...

Person in Zorro costume detained at LA airport after shooting scare

A man wearing a Zorro costume was detained during a shooting false alarm at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday, law enforcement sources told local media.

Twitter bans 235,000 over six months for terrorist ties

Twitter announced an escalation in its war on terrorist tweets Thursday, saying it had suspended 235,000 more accounts linked to terrorism since February.