US & Canada
US to propose 'fast lane' net rules
New net neutrality rules will be published next month with some saying FCC will end principle of equal traffic for all.
FDA seeks e-cigarette regulations
The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking minimum age restrictions and warnings on e-cigarettes because of uncertainties over their impact on health.
Executions upheld in 'secrecy' row
Oklahoma's high court rules two on death row have no right to learn the source of the lethal injection drugs, clearing the way for their execution.
Warhol works found on Amiga disks
A dozen previously unknown works created by Andy Warhol have been recovered from 30-year-old Amiga disks.
Chelsea Manning granted name change
The soldier who leaked US government documents to Wikileaks is granted the right to legally change her name from Bradley to Chelsea.
Oldest baseball player dies aged 102
The oldest former player with Major League Baseball, Cuba's Conrado "Connie" Marrero, has died at home in Havana aged 102.
Canada to drop 'flawed' rail tankers
Canada says it will phase out the type of rail tankers involved in the deadly train derailment in Lac-Megantic last July.
Tarantino Gawker case dismissed
A judge dismisses Quentin Tarantino's attempt to sue gossip website Gawker for $1m for helping to leak his The Hateful Eight screenplay.
Lupita Nyong'o named most beautiful
Kenyan Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o, 31, is named the world's most beautiful person for 2014 by the US People magazine.
Justin Bieber's Miami trial delayed
A judge in Miami-Dade County grants a request from Bieber's lawyers to postpone the case until July.
Jodie Foster marries girlfriend
US actress Jodie Foster marries her girlfriend Alexandra Hedison, the actress's representative confirms.
Features & Analysis
Legendary all-black unit that never lost a man in WW1 trenches
The Bard's birds
How a Shakespeare enthusiast helped starlings invade America
My boy's button
How Mexican mothers identify sons lost on the trek to the US
Should all workers get the same minimum wage?
A pivoting presence
Obama's visit to Asia 'reassures US allies'
Firms ditching the US and Europe for tropical paradise