loading

News: United States

We have started to collect the most important news related to United States in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to United States – overview

United States: news

Clinton tests out the political waters

Monday, September 15th 2014, 16:31
related places: Clinton

What top diplomat job taught Clinton about US politics
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Nato troops begin Ukraine drill

Monday, September 15th 2014, 16:07
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

About 1,300 troops from 15 countries - including the US and other Nato members - begin a military exercise near Lviv in western Ukraine.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US gas leaks not caused by fracking

Monday, September 15th 2014, 13:16

A new study suggests that the contamination of drinking water by shale gas is due to faulty wells and not hydraulic fracturing.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Idris Elba movie displaces Guardians

Monday, September 15th 2014, 8:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Thriller No Good Deed, starring British actor Idris Elda, ends the four-week reign of Guardians of the Galaxy at the top of the US box office.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

The photographer who rejected racism

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 23:31

The photographer who rejected racism in the American south
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Arab states 'offer anti-IS strikes'

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 20:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Several Arab countries offer to take part in air strikes against Islamic State militants if approved by the Iraqi government, US officials say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Hard labour for US man in N Korea

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 17:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea

An American man is sentenced to six years of hard labour for "hostile acts" by a North Korean court.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

N Korea jails US man for six years

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 12:23
related countries: North Korea North Korea

An American man in North Korea is sentenced to six years of hard labour for "hostile" acts against Pyongyang, state media say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Crusaders musician Joe Sample dies

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 11:45

US musician Joe Sample, who wrote chart hits including Randy Crawford's Street Life and One Day I'll Fly Away, dies age 75.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US spies 'can access German telecoms'

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 10:21
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

US and British intelligence services can secretly access information from German telecoms operators, including Deutsche Telekom, Der Speigel says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Golfer Norman in chainsaw accident

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 6:18

Two-time Open winner Greg Norman is recovering in a US hospital after almost losing his left hand in a chainsaw accident.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Australia to join anti-IS force

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 4:42
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

PM Tony Abbott says Australia is sending 600 troops to the Middle East ahead of possible combat operations against Islamic State in Iraq.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US Navy calls off search for pilot

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 22:11
related places: Pacific, Friday

The US Navy calls off its search for the one pilot still missing after two jets crashed over the western Pacific on Friday, a spokesman says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Rival US senators film survival show

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 18:18
related places: Congress

Will stranding US senators on a desert island fix Congress?
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Obama's brave face on schoolgirl snub

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 18:07
related places: Washington

A Washington schoolgirl prompts laughter from the US President after admitting that she had hoped the special guest visitor to her school was going to be Beyonce.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Uganda alert over 'al-Shabab plot'

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 17:23
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Kampala

Uganda has uncovered an al-Shabab-linked terrorist cell which they say was planning an imminent attack, the US embassy in Kampala says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Egypt key to fighting IS - Kerry

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 15:40
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Egypt has a key role to play in countering Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, US Secretary of State John Kerry says on a visit to Cairo.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

NFL star in child abuse arrest

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 9:07
related places: Texas

Adrian Peterson, who plays for NFL side Minnesota Vikings, is arrested in Texas for allegedly hitting his young son with a tree branch.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Alibaba makes waves in California

Friday, September 12th 2014, 22:28
related countries: China China
related places: California, Wall Street

Internet retailer Alibaba may have floated on the US stock market, but the China-based company is making waves in Silicon Valley as well as in Wall Street.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

HSBC settles with US regulators

Friday, September 12th 2014, 21:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British bank HSBC will pay $550m (£338m) to US regulators to settle claims that it mis-sold mortgage-related bonds ahead of the financial crisis.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US woman charged after bodies found

Friday, September 12th 2014, 19:59

A Massachusetts woman pleads not guilty to concealing a dead foetus and other counts after the bodies of three infants are found in her home.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US strengthens sanctions on Russia

Friday, September 12th 2014, 19:04
related countries: Russia Russia

The US imposes new sanctions on major Russian banks, defence and energy firms, hours after a similar move by the European Union.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US Navy jets crash in Pacific ocean

Friday, September 12th 2014, 19:04
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean
related places: Navy

The US Navy is continuing to search for a missing pilot, after two of its jets crashed into the western Pacific Ocean, a spokesman says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US group assessing Spurs takeover plan

Friday, September 12th 2014, 18:44

American investment company Cain Hoy confirms it is considering a takeover bid for Tottenham Hotspur.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: US to provide $500m to Syria victims

Friday, September 12th 2014, 17:08
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: America

US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced that America will provide another $500m (£307m) in aid to victims of the war in Syria.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Killer' father waives court date

Friday, September 12th 2014, 16:23

The US man accused of murdering his five children and dumping their bodies waives his first court appearance.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US retail sales driven by car buying

Friday, September 12th 2014, 14:34
related places: August

US retail sales rose by 0.6% in August, compared with the previous month, driven by car purchases, the US Commerce Department says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US firm assessing offer for Tottenham

Friday, September 12th 2014, 14:26

US private investment company Cain Hoy Enterprises confirms it is considering a takeover offer for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US killer caught after jail break

Friday, September 12th 2014, 10:43
related places: Ohio

A US teenager who murdered three students is back in police custody after escaping from prison in the state of Ohio on Thursday, officials say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

CIA triples estimate of IS numbers

Friday, September 12th 2014, 5:59
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The CIA triples its highest estimate for the number of fighters with Islamic State as the US seeks Turkey's support for action against the group.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Accused father 'had bitter divorce'

Friday, September 12th 2014, 1:33

The man accused of killing his five young children and dumping their bodies had gone through a bitter divorce, court documents show.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US man ordered to stop spreading HIV

Friday, September 12th 2014, 1:21
related places: Seattle

A Seattle judge orders an HIV-positive man to stop spreading the disease and seek treatment after he infected eight people in four years.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Armed teacher wounds self in toilet

Friday, September 12th 2014, 0:32
related places: Utah

A teacher in the US state of Utah who was legally carrying a gun in her school was seriously injured when it accidentally discharged, police say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Yahoo 'threatened' by US government

Friday, September 12th 2014, 0:16

Yahoo says the US government "threatened" to fine it $250,000 a day if the search giant failed to hand over user data.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Arab states back US push against IS

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 23:14
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Ten Arab states, including Saudi Arabia, agree to rally with the US in tackling the threat posed by Islamic State jihadists.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Does Obama need Congress to hit IS?

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 23:08
related places: Congress

Does US president have the authority to strike IS?
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US waits for global dairy dance to stop

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 23:03

International intrigue behind soaring US dairy prices
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Nothing ruled out' over Syria - UK

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 22:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK air strikes against Islamic State in Syria have not been ruled out, Number 10 says, after the foreign secretary earlier said Britain would not take part.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Kerry: Coalition ready to take on IS

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 21:35

US Secretary of State John Kerry tells the BBC's Barbara Plett-Usher that his country and its Mid-East allies are ready to counter the threat of Islamic State.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Argentina defies US court in debt row

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 19:57
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Congress

Argentina's Congress passes a bill designed to defy a US court ruling that pushed the country into default in July
Read the full article » | View on the map »

RadioShack in bankruptcy warning

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 16:12

US electronics retailer RadioShack says that it is in talks to restructure the firm but warns that if an investment is not secured soon, it could be forced to declare bankruptcy.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russia warns US on Syria strikes

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 15:36
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Syria Syria
related places: `Arab

Russia warns that US air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria would be a "gross violation" of international law.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Americans mark 9/11 anniversary

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 14:40

The names of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the 9/11 attacks are read out as part of the commemorations across the US to mark the atrocities 13 years ago.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Bat dive-bombs US news channel

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 10:04

Presenters at a US TV station had a shock on Wednesday morning when a bat started flying around their studio.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Obama: US to pursue IS in Syria

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 8:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

The US will not hesitate to take action against Islamic State militants in Syria as well as Iraq, President Barack Obama says in a prime-time address to the nation.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Obama to lay out Islamic State plan

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 22:39
related countries: Syria Syria

President Barack Obama is due to lay out the US strategy to defeat Islamic State militants, reported to include air strikes in Syria.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Guilty plea in 'American IS' case

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 20:27
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Denver

A woman from Denver, Colorado pleads guilty to trying to help Islamic State militants in Syria.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

World 'cannot watch IS evil spread'

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 19:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq

John Kerry says the world cannot watch the spread of "evil" from jihadist militant group Islamic State, as he begins a Middle East tour in Baghdad.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US father faces five murder charges

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 16:36

A US father will be charged with murdering his five children and dumping them in another state, say police.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Facebook sorry for 'gory' baby ad ban

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 12:24

A father in the US said Facebook blocked an ad appealing for help for his sick son - they've now apologised in the media but not to him, he says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Quinto cast in US version of The Slap

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 11:33

Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto lands a key role in the US TV version of The Slap, Christos Tsiolkas's best-selling novel.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US father 'killed his five children'

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 1:47

A US father is suspected of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in another state, police say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US elephant keeper trampled to death

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 1:38
related places: Maine

The co-founder of a home for retired circus elephants in the US state of Maine dies after one of the animals stepped on him, police say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US states launch Home Depot probe

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 23:08

Pressure mounts on US retail giant Home Depot after a massive data breach, as US states launch a probe and senators call for action.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US man convicted over web suicides

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 21:53

A former US nurse who admitted to going online to encourage people to kill themselves has been convicted again following a three-year legal battle.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Padilla given longer prison sentence

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 20:49

Jose Padilla, a US citizen convicted on terrorism charges, is given a new prison sentence after a court ruled his previous term too lenient.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Barnes & Noble Nook sales disappoint

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 14:34
related places: Nook

US bookstore chain Barnes & Noble reports falling revenues for the first quarter as a result of disappointing sales of its Nook e-book reader.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

A third of US birds 'in decline'

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 13:59

A third of all bird species in the US are in decline, according to a comprehensive new report finds that underlines the threat to American birds.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Cilic can win more Slams - Ivanisevic

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 10:10

Marin Cilic's US Open victory could be the first of many Grand Slam titles, says his coach Goran Ivanisevic.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US hails 'milestone' Iraq government

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 9:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US hails the new Iraqi government ahead of a trip by Secretary of State John Kerry to the region to shore up support against IS.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: BBC Pop Up's American road trip

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 4:36
related places: America

A new BBC team sets out to explore America
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Cilic hopes victory inspires others

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 1:59
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Croatia's Marin Cilic believes his US Open victory could inspire other players to break into the game's elite.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Penn State sex abuse penalty reduced

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 1:17

The body governing US collegiate sport eases the punishment against a university where a football coach was convicted of sexually abusing children.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Cilic wins first Grand Slam title

Monday, September 8th 2014, 23:08
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Croatia's Marin Cilic wins his first Grand Slam title with a straight-sets win over Japan's Kei Nishikori at the US Open.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Modi to meet Obama at White House

Monday, September 8th 2014, 20:58
related countries: India India
related places: White House

Indian PM Narendra Modi will meet US President Barack Obama this month in his first visit to the US since being banned in 2005, officials confirm.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Hundreds of US children hit by virus

Monday, September 8th 2014, 18:12

Hundreds of children across the US have been treated for a rare respiratory virus and more cases are expected in the next few weeks, doctors say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Japan's Kei Nishikori in 60 seconds

Monday, September 8th 2014, 17:12

US Open finalist Kei Nishikori - in 60 secs
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Corden confirmed as US chat show host

Monday, September 8th 2014, 16:02

Britain's James Corden is confirmed as Craig Ferguson's successor as host of The Late Late Show on American TV.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Ex-US envoy in money-laundering case

Monday, September 8th 2014, 13:46
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

Ex-US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is being investigated for alleged money-laundering through his wife's bank account in Vienna, reports from Austria say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

RBS starts share sale of US arm

Monday, September 8th 2014, 11:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Royal Bank of Scotland has launched the public share sale of part of its US subsidiary, Citizens Bank.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

IS 'cleared' from key Iraq dam area

Monday, September 8th 2014, 10:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi government forces say they have cleared Islamic State militants from an area around the Haditha dam, as the US widens its use of air strikes.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Guardians reigns as box office slumps

Monday, September 8th 2014, 8:33

Sci-fi romp Guardians of the Galaxy is the top film at the North American box office again after one of the slowest weekends of the cinema-going year.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

18th title means so much - Williams

Monday, September 8th 2014, 1:13
related places: Williams

US Open champion Serena Williams never thought she would match the feats of Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

House-sized asteroid flies by Earth

Monday, September 8th 2014, 0:27
related places: Sunday, Earth

A 60ft asteroid is flying close to Earth but is not expected to pose any danger, US space agency Nasa says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Door open for new champions - Cilic

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 23:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba

US Open finalist Marin Cilic says Stan Wawrinka's Australian win opened the door for the next generation of champions.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Williams wins 18th Grand Slam title

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 22:25

Serena Williams beats Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets to win her sixth US Open and 18th Grand Slam title.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US 'to go on offensive' against IS

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 21:46

US President Barack Obama is to set out his "game plan" against Islamic State militants this week, saying "we will defeat them".
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Whoever wins is going to be on Mount Everest'

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 20:09
related places: Monday

Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic will provide the kind of Grand Slam final last seen almost 10 years ago at the US Open on Monday.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US strikes militants near Iraq dam

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 13:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US carries out a series of air strikes on Islamic State militants close to the vital Haditha dam in west Iraq, US defence officials say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Abu Qatada condemns reporter killings

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 10:23
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatad condemns the beheading of two US journalists by Islamic State militants while speaking to reporters during a terrorism case trial in Jordan.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

N Korea sets trial date for US man

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 6:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea

US citizen Matthew Miller, detained in North Korea after allegedly tearing up his visa, will be put on trial on 14 September, state media say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Blind nine-year-old is jazz prodigy

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 1:49

A blind jazz musician is wowing South American audiences, despite being only nine-years-old.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Federer belief not dented by defeat

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 0:46

Roger Federer says his shock defeat by Marin Cilic at the US Open does not affect his hopes of winning more Grand Slam titles.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Kurds retake key Iraqi mountain

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 23:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Kurdish forces in northern Iraq recapture a strategically important mountain from Islamic State militants, helped by US air strikes.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Williams and Wozniacki set for final

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 21:35
related places: Sunday

Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki will put friendship aside as they seek victory in Sunday's US Open final.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Nishikori stuns Djokovic in semis

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 19:22
related countries: Japan Japan

Kei Nishikori beats world number one Novak Djokovic at the US Open to become Japan's first Grand Slam singles finalist.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

New al-Shabab leader announced

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 18:54
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali Islamists al-Shabab name Sheikh Ahmad Umar as successor to leader Ahmed Abdi Godane, who was killed in a US recent air strike.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Cowell pays tribute to Simone Battle

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 13:22

The member of G.R.L. rose to fame on X-Factor USA before joining the US girl group
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Obama 'photobombed our family'

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 11:06
related places: Stonehenge

During a visit to Stonehenge, US President Barack Obama stopped to talk to a local family and posed for photos with them.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Unresponsive plane crashes into sea

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 10:19
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean

A private plane tailed by US fighter jets when it failed to respond to air traffic control, crashes off Jamaica, with an American couple on board.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Obama pays visit to Stonehenge

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 3:05
related places: Newport, Stonehenge

US President Barack Obama visits Stonehenge on his return home from the Nato summit in Newport.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Judge approves NY jogger case deal

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 0:54

A US judge approves a $41m (£25m) settlement between New York City and five men wrongfully convicted of the rape of a woman jogger in 1989.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Deadly microbes found in US lab

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 0:00

A sweep of US government labs finds improperly stored deadly microbes, following the discovery of forgotten stores of smallpox in July.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Williams marches into US Open final

Friday, September 5th 2014, 21:57

World number one Serena Williams thrashes Ekaterina Makarova to remain on course for a third successive US Open title.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US denies alliance with Iran over IS

Friday, September 5th 2014, 21:01
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq

The US says it has no plans for military co-operation with Iran to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq, denying earlier reports by Iranian sources.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US confirms al-Shabab leader killed

Friday, September 5th 2014, 18:27
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The leader of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabab, Ahmed Abdi Godane, was killed following a US attack earlier this week, the Pentagon says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Key Nato allies 'ready to fight IS'

Friday, September 5th 2014, 18:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US President Barack Obama says a "core coalition" is ready to join the US in military action against Islamic State militants in Iraq.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Third American with Ebola arrives in US

Friday, September 5th 2014, 17:19
related countries: Liberia Liberia

A US aid worker infected with Ebola in Liberia has arrived in Nebraska for treatment in an isolation unit.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Iran 'backs US military contacts'

Friday, September 5th 2014, 16:19
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has approved contacts with US military officials to help defeat Islamic State militants, the BBC learns.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US adds 142,000 jobs in August

Friday, September 5th 2014, 13:56
related places: August

The US economy added 142,000 jobs in August, latest figures reveal, less than expected partially as a result of a supermarket strike.
Read the full article » | View on the map »


This content is from the BBC News website. Date and time information is related to GMT.




Maplandia.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Google.