Over 100,000 state employees in the United States have been ordered to stay home for one day as part of a federal spending cut program.
Fri May 24, 2013 5:54PM
An 18-year-old boy arrested for making ‘terror threats’ through his Facebook posts about the recent bombings in the US city of Boston remains in custody pending payment of USD 1 million bail.
Fri May 24, 2013 2:58PM
The United States has arrested a Californian man suspected of killing four family members in the Czech Republic, Czech police say.
Fri May 24, 2013 1:56PM
A new assessment reveals that gun-related violence in the US’s third largest city, Chicago, costs the country USD 2.5 billion a year.
Fri May 24, 2013 12:31PM
Renowned American academic, Noam Chomsky, says US President Barack Obama, his predecessor George W. Bush, along with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair should face trial for the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the ensuing turmoil in the Arab state.
Fri May 24, 2013 10:46AM
A magnitude-5.7 earthquake has struck the US western state of California and felt in two other states, but reportedly leaving no injuries or major damage.
Fri May 24, 2013 9:49AM
A major US bridge in the northwestern Washington State has collapsed, dumping vehicles and people into the river below as three wounded folks were pulled out of the chilly waterway.
Fri May 24, 2013 8:2AM
An American anti-war activist interrupted President Barack Obama speech in defense of his targeted-killing policy, demanding that he apologize for all Muslims killed in assassination drone attacks and compensating families of innocent victims.
Thu May 23, 2013 10:45PM
US President Barack Obama has defended his administration's use of drones as legal, effective, and just.
Thu May 23, 2013 4:17PM
US banks have delayed payment owed to millions of victims of discrimination and substandard lending practices of the housing crisis, a report shows.
Thu May 23, 2013 3:1PM
The FBI has arrested a man charged with mailing a letter containing the deadly toxin ricin to a judge in Washington, authorities say.
Thu May 23, 2013 1:52PM
A new poll shows 72 percent of American citizens are highly pessimistic about the current direction in which moral values are headed in the United States.
Thu May 23, 2013 1:8PM
A major US city has voted to close 50 public schools - the largest mass school closing in history - in a bid to combat a substantial budget deficit.
Thu May 23, 2013 12:26PM
The international community has failed to hold the United States accountable for its illegal use of assassination drones which are killing innocent people, an analyst says.
Thu May 23, 2013 10:51AM
Civilian and military attorneys for captives at the notorious US Guantanamo military detention camp have called on the Obama administration to improve conditions there as a hunger strike by inmates enters its 108th day.
Thu May 23, 2013 10:34AM
US Secretary of State John Kerry has again vowed expanded military support for foreign-backed militant gangs in Syria if “diplomacy” fails to end what he claimed as a civil war in the country.
Thu May 23, 2013 9:18AM
US President Barack Obama plans to firmly defend the use of terror drones and targeted killing policy as “legal and just” and announce a new bid to transfer long-held Guantanamo captives back to their native lands.
Thu May 23, 2013 5:20AM
A new opinion poll shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans are opposed to a potential military intervention by the United States in Syria.
Thu May 23, 2013 5:16AM
Major human rights group Amnesty International (AI) has blasted the US for its growing use of assassination drones as part of the Obama administration’s targeted-killing bid in Muslim nations abroad, saying the measure violates international laws.
Wed May 22, 2013 10:51PM
Washington has for the first time admitted that four US citizens were killed in CIA assassination drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan in 2011.
Wed May 22, 2013 4:55PM
US federal workers have walked off their jobs in protest to low wages and benefits in Washington DC.
Wed May 22, 2013 2:45PM
An FBI agent has shot dead a man during interrogations connected with the Boston Marathon bombings in April.
Wed May 22, 2013 1:20PM
Thousands of medical workers have staged a strike in the US state of California, delaying emergency care, surgeries and other medical treatment, Press TV reports.
Wed May 22, 2013 10:34AM
The US Army has suspended the commander of a major training camp for adultery and physical abuse allegations in yet another case of persisting sexual misconduct charges filed against senior American military officers.
Wed May 22, 2013 8:36AM
The US military has asked the nation’s Congress for over 450 million dollars to upgrade and maintain its notorious prison and torture camp at Guantanamo Bay despite renewed claims by President Barack Obama to shut down the facility.
Wed May 22, 2013 2:55AM
Nearly 24 hours after a monster tornado tore through a suburb of Oklahoma City, hopes for a rescue of trapped survivors are beginning to wane as more threatening weather moves into the region.
Wed May 22, 2013 2:43AM
A detainee in the Guantanamo prison has launched a Twitter campaign through his lawyer with the goal of pressuring US President Barack Obama to close the infamous detention facility.
Tue May 21, 2013 5:37PM
Suicide has become the leading cause of gun fatalities in the United States - far more than homicides or unintended shootings, a study shows.
Tue May 21, 2013 4:19PM
The US state of Vermont has become the fourth such state to allow doctor-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients who prematurely seek to end their lives.
Tue May 21, 2013 1:0PM
US President Barack Obama’s administration has been hit with a number of scandals, as Washington struggles to put the pieces back together again, an analyst tells Press TV.
Tue May 21, 2013 10:40AM
Hundreds of demonstrators marched outside the US Justice Department in Washington to protest the judiciary’s failure to prosecute major American financial institutions that have contributed to the nation’s growing housing crisis, Press TV reports.
Tue May 21, 2013 9:22AM
Thousand of US healthcare workers in the western State of California have planned a strike to protest major staff and budget cuts in a move that is expected to back up emergency rooms and delay elective surgeries.
Tue May 21, 2013 8:13AM
The Pentagon has submitted a request of nearly 80 billion dollars for the fiscal year 2014 to the US Congress to cover the cost of war in Afghanistan.
Tue May 21, 2013 6:59AM
US President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in the central state of Oklahoma after deadly twisters ripped through parts of the state, ordering for federal aid to complement local recovery measures.
Tue May 21, 2013 6:7AM
A massive tornado has ripped through part of the Central US state of Oklahoma, near its Oklahoma City capital, killing 91 so far, including many elementary school children, and leaving a trail of devastation with winds of up to 200 miles (320 km) per hour.
Tue May 21, 2013 2:10AM
A recent report has revealed that the rate of suburban poverty in the United States has grown by 64 percent over the past decade, and the pace is more than twice as fast as the poverty rate in urban areas.
Mon May 20, 2013 5:46PM
The US surveillance and assassination drone programs flout domestic and international laws while disregarding basic human rights, an analyst tells Press TV.
Mon May 20, 2013 4:18PM
A series of powerful tornadoes have swept through the central US states, killing at least two people and injuring several others.
Mon May 20, 2013 1:28PM
Two armed men have gunned down a 10-year-old girl and wounded her parents in the US state of California, as the unbridled wave of gun violence continues to plague the United States.
Mon May 20, 2013 10:40AM
US President Barack Obama intends to use a speech at a military college this week to outline ‘legal framework’ of his counterterrorism policy, including the secret targeted-killing program and the use of assassination drones in Muslim countries.
Mon May 20, 2013 8:42AM
As the hunger strike protest at US military’s Guantanamo prison camps continues, activist cyber group Anonymous has launched a massive awareness campaign across social networking media, pointing to the persistence of the defiant protest effort by prison inmates for over 100 days.
Mon May 20, 2013 6:52AM
A former US assassination drone pilot says he quit the force after feeling “numb” about seeing a child and other civilians blown away in his remote bombing of targets in Afghanistan and realizing he has unconsciously developed a desire to kill.
Mon May 20, 2013 1:49AM
Two special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have been killed in a training accident in the US state of Virginia.
Sun May 19, 2013 10:24PM
The president and chief executive officer of The Associated Press (AP) says the US government’s seizure of phone records was “unconstitutional” and has hurt the agency’s ability to report on the news.
Sun May 19, 2013 5:10PM
Police officials in the US state of New York say a 21-year-old female student who lost her life during a home invasion robbery had been killed by police gunfire.
Sun May 19, 2013 2:28PM
Hundreds of people including parents, students and teachers have taken to the streets in Chicago, US, to protest against local education authority's plan to close public schools.
Sun May 19, 2013 10:9AM
A political analyst says there are ‘obscure laws’ in the United States that allow the president and the military to quell any form of domestic protest, Press TV reports.
Sun May 19, 2013 8:38AM
The lawyer of an inmate held at the US’s Guantanamo prison has complained about the condition of his client, who was recently injured by gunshots at the notorious jail.
Sun May 19, 2013 6:58AM
Authorities in the United States have found the source of radioactive leakage at a nuclear power plant in the US state of Michigan.
Sun May 19, 2013 5:24AM
Leaders of Native American tribes have pulled out of talks with US federal officials to express their outrage over a planned oil pipeline and the contamination of their ancestral lands as a result of the project.