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Orlando nightclub shooter's widow charged in attack

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...

VW admits guilt in emissions scandal as US indicts six

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...

Hollywood star Debbie Reynolds dies day after daughter Carrie Fisher

Hollywood star Debbie Reynolds died Wednesday in Los Angeles, just one day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher.

British man gets prison term for failed attack on Trump

A British man who tried to grab a police officer's gun to shoot Donald Trump at a Las Vegas rally in June was sentenced Tuesday to a year and a day in prison, federal prosecutors said.

Report: Trump to nominate Exxon chief for secretary of state

US president-elect Donald Trump will nominate Exxon Mobil chief executive Rex Tillerson to be his secretary of state, US media reported Saturday.

Amazon tests checkout-free food store

Online retail giant Amazon is testing a new type of physical store in the US that promises no lines or checkouts, the company announced Monday.

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.