A man behind a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the US Embassy in the Dominican Republic chained himself to the building's fence in protest on Tuesday.
US anti-virus software guru John McAfee, who is on the run from police in Belize seeking to question him in a murder probe, has crossed into Guatemala and said on Tuesday he will seek political asylum there.
A court date has been scheduled for next week to discuss the New York hotel maid's sexual assault accusation against former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Social networking giant Facebook on Tuesday rolled out its new Messenger app, allowing mobile phone users without Facebook account to sign up the service with a phone number.
NASA plans to follow-up its Mars rover Curiosity mission with a duplicate rover that could collect and store samples for return to Earth, the agency's lead scientist said on Tuesday.
Obama on Tuesday rejected a Republican proposal to avert the looming fiscal cliff and insisted that any deal must include a rise in income tax rates on the wealthiest Americans.
A man was pushed down the subway platform in Manhattan, New York city, on Monday afternoon, and killed by a train, according to local reports.
One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting in the US state of Texas.
Mars Curiosity rover has used its full array of instruments to analyze Martian soil for the first time, and found a complex chemistry within the soil, U.S. space agency NASA said Monday.
The Peony Pavilion, a masterpiece of Chinese Kunqu opera from the 16th century, proved its durability by thrilling New Yorkers in a fresh production directed by Academy Award-winning composer Tan Dun.
Music legend Led Zeppelin was recognized on Sunday alongside entertainers from stage and screen for their contributions to the arts and American culture at the Kennedy Center Honors.