With the partial US government shutdown dragging on, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has urged President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address.
- by Makini Brice and James Oliphant
US federal prosecutors are probing Huawei Technologies for allegedly stealing trade secrets from US businesses, says US media.
Unusually secretive way Trump has handled these meetings has left his own administration guessing what happened and piqued the interest of investigators.
- by Peter Baker
Almost a dozen Senate Republicans broke with the White House on Russia, voting to move forward on a resolution that would maintain sanctions in place.
Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand listed a series of issues she'd tackle as president, including better health care for families, stronger public schools and more accessible job training.
New York rubbish truck driver, who drank beer before the bicycle crash that killed Australian tourist Madison Lyden, has left court with $US1000 in fines.
- by Peter Mitchell
Two cats are living large at a $US1500-a-month ($2083) studio apartment their owner rents for them in Silicon Valley, where a housing shortage has sent rents skyrocketing.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is urging Republican senators to support the Trump administration's decision to ease sanctions on Russian companies.
Republicans voted unanimously to keep veteran lawmaker off of House committees, after he questioned whether the term "white supremacist" was offensive.
- by Mike DeBonis
'Knew she was the girl he was going to take': Suspect targeted girl after seeing her board school bus
A US man accused of abducting Jayme Closs, killing her parents and holding her captive for months allegedly made up his mind to take her when he spotted her at a bus stop.
A raft of new polls show most Americans oppose a border wall and blame Trump and his Republican colleagues, rather than Democrats, for the government shutdown.
- by Matthew Knott