Mississippi candidate's 'body was burned in gay murder' - 2 months ago
Marco McMillian, a 33-year-old management consultant who was campaigning to be mayor of the city of Clarksdale, was found dead near a levee on the Mississippi river last week.
John Kerry - Obama's new head boy - 3 months ago
As John Kerry, America's new secretary of state, arrives in London, what does his appointment mean for Anglo-US relations - and for peace in the Middle East? Peter Foster and Jon Swaine report from Washington.
Obama rejected pleas from colleagues to arm Syrian rebels - 4 months ago
US defence secretary Leon Panetta disclosed that he and the Pentagon supported a proposal by Hillary Clinton, before she stood down as secretary of state last week, to supply rebel forces with weapons.
US using Tony Blair's defence to justify drone killings - 4 months ago
In a classified memo, the US cites the 2004 remarks made by Lord Goldsmith, then Blair's attorney general, on why Britain's right to defend itself should include the ability to take pre-emptive military action.
Obama to offer 11million illegal immigrants 'pathway to amnesty' - 4 months ago
Obama, who says immigration reform is the "number one priority" for his second term in the White House, will call for an overhaul of the chaotic US system during a speech in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A low-key inauguration, second time around for Barack Obama - 4 months ago
Addressing a crowd expected to be half the 1.8 million who made a pilgrimage to Washington for his swearing-in four years ago, Obama will try to set a purposeful tone for his final four years in power.
Barack Obama admits he may be defeated on ban - 5 months ago
Harry Reid, the Democrats' leader in the Senate, was reported to be warning privately that he may not be able to deliver an assault weapons ban despite the party's majority.
Barack Obama posied to act on gun control, says US vice-prez Joe Biden - 5 months ago
In New York, governor Andrew Cuomo proposed an extension of the state's already tight gun control laws, including further restrictions on assault weapons.
Emotional plea by twin sister of socialite in Petraeus scandal - 6 months ago
Jill Kelley, who prompted the FBI inquiry leading to Petraeus's resignation as CIA director, reportedly made numerous journeys on military-owned jets, including a flight to Washington with General John Allen, the US commander in Afghanistan.
Sisters courted generals, lived the high life and racked up millions in debt - 7 months ago
The twin Florida socialites at the centre of the David Petraeus affair gained intimate access to America's military and political elite through their high-rolling lifestyles even as they quietly racked up millions of dollars in debts and credit card bills.