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Earthquake hits Alaska, day after two tremors rock Hawaii

Earthquakes have hit two different parts of the US in two days, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). On Monday...

California oil spill: Closed beaches set to reopen after...

Beaches in Southern California that were closed due to a major oil spill are set to reopen after testing found no detectable amounts...

US navy engineer accused of hiding classified files in...

A US navy engineer who is alleged to have hidden a memory card loaded with classified files in a peanut butter sandwich before leaving...

Three-year-old boy who went missing for four days after...

A three-year-old boy who went missing for four days after chasing a family dog has been found alive in a wooded area. Christopher...

Beam me up... later: Captain Kirk's real-life journey...

Captain Kirk's real-life trip into space has been delayed. William Shatner - best known for playing the Star Trek stalwart - was due...

US Navy engineer who hid card of classified files in a...

A US Navy engineer who hid a memory card loaded with classified files in a peanut butter sandwich and left it at a "dead drop" location...

'More friends, less politics': Facebook plans...

Facebook plans to reduce the presence of politics on people's feeds after it lifted "exceptional" safety measures implemented for...

Facebook planning changes so that people see 'more...

Facebook plans to reduce the presence of politics on people's feeds after it lifted "exceptional" safety measures implemented for...

Tyson Fury retains his WBC heavyweight title after knocking...

Tyson Fury has retained his WBC heavyweight title after knocking out Deontay Wilder in the 11th round in Las Vegas. Both fighters...

Texas wins bid to reinstate abortion law challenged by...

Officials in Texas have won a federal appeal to temporarily reinstate its controversial abortion law - just one day after clinics...

Twitch confirms data breach as million-dollar payouts to...

Twitch, the Amazon-owned video game streaming platform, has confirmed it's been hit by what appears to be an enormous data breach....

Elon Musk to move Tesla headquarters from California to...

Electric carmaker Tesla is to move its headquarters from California to Texas, chief executive Elon Musk has said. The announcement...

Sailors injured after US nuclear sub hit unknown object...

A US nuclear-powered submarine hit an unknown object in the South China Sea with 11 sailors suffering mainly minor injuries, according...

Jake Gyllenhaal says sex scenes with Jennifer Aniston were...

Jake Gyllenhaal says filming sex scenes with Jennifer Aniston for their film The Good Girl was "awkward". The pair starred in the...

Doctor arrested over hit-and-run death of nurse who had...

A California doctor has been arrested following a hit-and-run collision that killed a nurse who had stopped to help a crash victim....

'Held hostage': Woman who refused Covid jab is...

A woman in Colorado has been refused a kidney transplant because she has not had a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a document shared...

Jake Gyllenhaal admits sex scenes with Jennifer Aniston...

Jake Gyllenhaal has admitted that filming sex scenes with Jennifer Aniston for their film The Good Girl was "awkward". The pair starred...

Jake Gyllenhaal says sex scenes with Jennifer Aniston were...

Jake Gyllenhaal has admitted that filming sex scenes with Jennifer Aniston for their film The Good Girl was "awkward". The pair starred...

Zodiac killer who terrorised San Francisco 'identified'...

A team of cold case investigators believe they have identified the Zodiac killer, who has been at the centre of one of America's most...

'Flagrantly unconstitutional': Federal judge...

A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked the enforcement of a near total ban on abortion in the state, calling the law "flagrantly...

Zodiac killer who terrorised San Francisco 'identified'...

A team of cold case investigators believe they have identified the Zodiac killer - who has been at the centre of one of the US' most...

Unvaccinated woman 'denied kidney transplant'

A woman in Colorado has been refused a kidney transplant because she has not had a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a document shared...

Lord Of The Rings orc was based on Harvey Weinstein, Frodo...

Superstar director Peter Jackson's tussle with shamed Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein over how the Lord Of The Rings films should...

Lord Of The Rings star claims inspiration for orc in film...

Superstar director Peter Jackson's tussle with shamed Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein over how the Lord Of The Rings films should...

Missouri executes man said to be disabled despite calls...

A convicted murderer has been executed in Missouri after both the state's governor and the US Supreme Court declined to grant clemency...

'That's just not true': Zuckerberg denies...

Facebook's chief executive has denied claims that the company prioritises profit over the safety of its users. Mark Zuckerberg was...

Tina Turner becomes latest music star to sell off back...

Tina Turner has become the latest musician to sell the rights to their music, after striking an undisclosed deal with music firm BMG....

Donald Trump falls off Forbes 400 rich list for first time...

Real estate mogul and former US president Donald Trump has fallen off the Forbes 400 rich list for the first time in 25 years. Mr...

Facebook 'operates in shadows' - and Instagram...

Facebook's products "harm children, stoke division and weaken our democracy", a whistleblower has claimed. Frances Haugen - who used...

'No malicious activity' behind outage that hit...

Facebook has said there was "no malicious activity" behind a widespread outage that knocked all of its services offline for several...

Facebook's products 'harm children, stoke division...

Facebook's products "harm children, stoke division and weaken our democracy", a whistleblower has claimed. Frances Haugen - who used...

'No malicious activity' behind outage that hit...

Facebook has said there was "no malicious activity" behind a widespread outage that knocked all of its services offline for several...

'Tackle company like Big Tobacco': Facebook whistleblower...

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen said the harms caused by the social media platform needed to be tackled like the harms caused...

Netflix and Howard University set up scholarship honouring...

Netflix has set up a $5.4m (£3.9m) scholarship with Chadwick Boseman's former university, in honour of the late actor. The Black Panther...

Ticket sold in California wins £699.8m Powerball jackpot

After nearly four months without a winner, a single ticket sold in California has won the Powerball jackpot worth $699.8m (£514m),...

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine effectiveness wanes to 47% against...

Two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are 90% effective against COVID-19 hospitalisation for at least six months but only 47% effective...

AstraZeneca requests emergency authoritisation for drug...

AstraZeneca has requested US authorisation for emergency use of its new treatment to prevent COVID-19 in people who have a lessened...

'I have no words': Britney Spears thanks #FreeBritney...

Britney Spears has directly thanked the #FreeBritney movement for its work in helping her end her conservatorship. The global movement...

Shannen Doherty awarded $6.3m in lawsuit over fire-damaged...

Shannen Doherty has been awarded $6.3m (£4.6m) in a lawsuit over her fire-damaged house. The 50-year-old's home in Malibu, California,...

Hollywood facing shutdown as behind-the-scenes workers...

Film and TV production in the US could come to a standstill after behind-the-scenes workers voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike...