California police officers will be allowed to use lethal force only when "necessary" in response to a threat, instead of the existing standard of "reasonable", under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday.
A California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer was killed along with the suspected gunman during a shootout in southern California on Monday, police said. Two other officers were wounded. | Video
Five children died and other people were rescued from an early-morning fire at a home that operated as a daycare center in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, officials and news media reported. | Video
The Department of Defense (DOD) identified on Sunday the U.S. service member who died during an Iraqi Security Force (IFS) mission as Gunnery Sergeant Scott A. Koppenhafer, 35, of Mancos, Colorado.
A 20-year-old man was arrested on Thursday after he walked into a Walmart store in Missouri dressed in body armor and carrying a loaded rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition less than a week after mass shootings in Texas and Ohio left 32 dead, police said. | Video
A 20-year-old man was arrested on Thursday after he walked into a Walmart store in Missouri dressed in body armour and carrying a loaded rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition less than a week after mass shootings in Texas and Ohio left 32 dead, police said. | Video
Four people were killed and two injured in a stabbing and robbery spree across two Southern California communities near Los Angeles on Wednesday, police said.
ATLANTA A gunman shot dead three people at a home in Stone Mountain, Georgia, late on Tuesday, and then drove home and killed himself, said police.
Back-to-back hurricanes churned in the eastern Pacific on Wednesday towards Hawaii, with one set to lose punch when it reaches the U.S. archipelago state even as its mate gains might.
Prominent U.S. abortion rights groups Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit late on Tuesday in an effort to stop a new Missouri law that bans almost all terminations of pregnancies after eight weeks.