Five people dead in SunTrust Bank shooting in Florida
The suspect is in custody after barricading himself and killing five people at the branch, police say.
US shutdown: Trump says Pelosi 'afraid of the truth'
The president says he will deliver the State of the Union speech next week despite calls to postpone it.
Nurse arrested over US care home patient pregnancy
Nathan Sutherland, 36, is arrested on sexual assault charges after a vulnerable woman gives birth.
Dog-walking app accused of cover-up over dog's death
Wag is accused of trying to silence a couple whose dog died on a walk arranged through the app.
Democrat Pete Buttigieg joins US presidential race
Democrat Pete Buttigieg will be the first openly gay choice of a major party if he wins nomination.
Bryan Singer: Bohemian Rhapsody director reportedly facing sex allegations
The film-maker denies reported allegations of assault and under-age sex made by four men.
New York white supremacist sword attacker pleads guilty
The 28-year-old white man told police after his arrest he had planned on attacking more black men.
Alec Baldwin pleads guilty in New York parking spot row
The 30 Rock actor will take an anger management class as a part of his discharge agreement.
Trump team accused of posting edited images on social media
Images shared on his social media accounts show the president looking noticeably slimmer and neater.
Niagara Falls becomes a winter wonderland
A cold snap transforms the world-famous waterfall into a winter wonderland.
Taraji Henson denies defending R Kelly
The actor made an Instagram story comparing the number of posts on #MuteRKelly with #MuteWeinstein.
Man 'arrested for stealing his own car' wins settlement
Illinois police arrested Lawrence Crosby for theft but it turned out to be his own car.
Christine Welch: How this American's Chinese song went viral in China
Christine Welch has been writing and singing in Mandarin Chinese for years, but got her big break in an unexpected way.
The Sopranos: James Gandolfini's son to fill father's shoes in prequel
James Gandolfini's 19-year-old son Michael is to play his dad's most famous character, Tony Soprano.
Drop-off baby boxes: Can they help save lives in the US?
Certain US states are permitting anonymous baby hatches where newborns can be left as a "last resort".
'R. Kelly insisted I have a sex trainer'
For two years Asante McGee was R. Kelly's girlfriend. Then she went to live in his house in Georgia. She lasted three weeks.
The woman who painted the man who painted the woman who painted the bird
Thousands of people on Reddit are enjoying a 'paintception' craze, showcasing a painting within a painting within a painting - repeat
Which Democrats are running in 2020?
The number of people trying to prevent President Donald Trump from being re-elected is growing by the week.
The typo that led a man to a stranger's stag party
Will Novak was accidently invited to a stranger's bachelor party. He decided to attend and went viral.
Oscars 2019: This year's snubs, shocks, surprises and curiosities
Who are the real winners and losers in this year's Academy Award nominations?
Trump wall - all you need to know about US border in seven charts
A standoff over funding for the US president's promised border wall has led to a shutdown. What's going on?
Kiah Morris case: How far do free speech protections go in the US?
How the First Amendment protected a man accused of harassing a US lawmaker.
US shutdown: 'It's scary, I don't know how long we'll last'
As America's longest government shutdown continues, federal workers look to online donors to survive.
US shutdown: Boy sells art to help mother
Boy sells his drawings to help his mother during the partial government shutdown in the US.
How globalisation has affected Hollywood
Hollywood is becoming increasingly reliant on foreign ticket sales for its revenue.
How will history judge President Trump?
Two years into a history-defying presidency, the BBC's Nick Bryant assesses how Donald Trump may be remembered.
New York Knicks star Enes Kanter: Why I can't leave the USA
Enes Kanter explains why he won't be attending his team's NBA game in London.
Market turmoil hits Citigroup revenues
The US bank blames market volatility at the end of 2018 for a surprise drop in revenue.
Start-up Bird backs down in electric scooter legal row
A scooter firm has apologised after issuing a journalist with legal threats over an article about its scooters.
US wildfires push energy firm PG&E to bankruptcy protection
Pacific Gas and Electric plans bankruptcy protection move after wildfires spark mass liabilities.
Flypast wish granted to mark WW2 crash
After #GetTonyAFlypast started trending online the RAF have said they’ll perform a flyby to commemorate the anniversary of 10 airmen’s deaths.
Florida toddler imitates dad's arrest in viral video
Bodycam footage released by Florida police shows the two-year-old with her hands raised for officers.
Woman dances with Mountie for her 100th birthday
Elsie Shepherd invited RCMP officers to her 100th birthday and one obliged her with a dance.
The girl scouts with cybersecurity training
It's part of a drive to get more girls involved in science, technology engineering and mathematics from a young age.
US shutdown: Pop-up kitchens offer free food for federal workers
Pop-up kitchens are serving free food to unpaid federal workers as the US government shutdown drags on.
Timothee Chalamet stars in Beautiful Boy, the real life story of a teen's drug addiction
Beautiful Boy is the true life story of Nic Sheff and his battle with substance abuse.
US government shutdown: Cardi B says country 'in a hell hole'
The rapper says federal workers going back to work without getting paid needs to be taken seriously.
The 'perfect 10' gym routine with 60m views
US college gymnast Katelyn Ohashi's floor routine became a viral hit and has had more than 60 million views in four days.
Giant ice disc appears in Presumpscot River, Westbrook
The approximately 91m (298ft) wide frozen slab formed naturally and has been slowly spinning.
ICYMI: Jellyfish invasion and a cheeky canine
A look at some of the stories you may have missed this week.