US & Canada
Two die as blast levels NY buildings
Two women die and more than 60 other people are injured as a gas leak sparks an explosion which razes two buildings in New York City.
US launches Herbalife investigation
US regulators launch an investigation into nutrition and weight-loss firm Herbalife, following allegations it has been operating a 'pyramid scheme'.
US teen back home after suing family
A US high school student who sued her parents for financial support has returned home, the family lawyer says.
Wall Street average bonus rises 15%
Wall Street bonuses rose 15% last year, to the highest level since the global financial crisis, according to the New York state finance chief.
Angelina Jolie to have more surgery
The Hollywood actress plans more surgery to reduce her chances of getting cancer, after her double mastectomy last year.
Ex-Goldman trader to pay $825,000
A judge tells ex-Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre to pay more than $825,000 after a jury found him liable for defrauding investors.
US death row man free after 25 years
A man who spent more than 25 years on death row in the US state of Louisiana walks free from prison after his 1988 murder conviction is overturned.
Republican wins crucial Florida race
A Florida Republican wins a congressional race which is being seen as an important test ahead of this year's US midterm elections.
Amazon 'orders four original series'
A drama from X-Files creator Chris Carter and a comedy starring Gael Garcia Bernal are among Amazon's new commissions, according to reports.
Obamacare sign-ups reach 4.2 million
About 4.2 million Americans have signed up for private health insurance through marketplaces set up by President Obama's health law, officials say.
CIA 'searched US Senate computers'
The head of the US Senate intelligence committee accuses the CIA of improperly accessing computers used by congressional staff amid an investigation.
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Boston breaks through
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