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The fangs of a single copperhead are enough to scare most. But a two-headed snake? That's a serpent fit for a horror flick.
The United Nations Security Council is condemning the fusillade that killed 25 people at an Iranian military parade, calling it a "heinous and cowardly terrorist attack.''
US President Donald Trump sought to shape the 73rd United Nations General Assembly around his agenda on Monday (Tuesday NZT), announcing he would soon hold another summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un and sending a pointed warning to Iranian leaders.
Minneapolis police have finished their initial investigation into a sexual assault allegation against Chinese billionaire Richard Liu and have turned the case over to prosecutors for possible charges.
US President Trump and fellow Republicans have dug in in their support for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, as the Supreme Court nominee vowed to fight back against additional allegations of sexual misconduct, which he called a coordinated smear campaign.
Bill Cosby is facing the sentencing hearing at which a judge will decide how to punish the 81-year-old comedian.
A 74-year-old man was found alive in a US senior housing complex five days after it burned, forcing the evacuation of more than 100 occupants, officials say.
Deputy US Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will meet with the president on Friday (NZT), White House officials say, after officials described a series of private discussions that pointed to his resignation or firing.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has continued her United States charm offensive, with an appearance on NBC's Today show on Monday morning (Tuesday NZ Time).
Lawyer Michael Avenatti says he has multiple witnesses who will say Brett Kavanaugh, US President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, participated in gang rapes of drunken women during high school.
As the US Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled a hearing Friday for Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who says he sexually assaulted her as a teenager, a second claim of sexual misconduct emerged from another woman.
The tragedy that unfolded off a US highway started with an act of compassion, when Dhimitri Andoni stopped his car on the shoulder of Interstate 275 in St Petersburg, Florida.
Even as the water from Hurricane Florence and the flooding that followed finally began to recede, it left behind a poignant - and pungent - reminder of the powerful storm that overwhelmed the Carolinas and turned roads to rivers.
China reached into the US heartland in its escalating trade war over US President Donald Trump's tariffs, using an advertising supplement in Iowa's largest newspaper to highlight the impact on the state's soybean farmers as "the fruit of a president's folly''.
OPINION: In America's children, we often see hope for a better future, especially when it comes to reducing racism.
A US school bus driver has been arrested on allegations that she let children as young as 11 years old drive the bus.
Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, say they have committed to a hearing on Thursday (Friday NZT).
US President Donald Trump is poised to redouble his commitment to "America First" on the most global of stages this week.
On a ship near the top of the planet, a 54-kilogram steel claw dumps out mud freshly scooped from the bottom of the sea. Jackie Grebmeier gets to work with a pair of tweezers, picking shrimplike critters called amphipods out of the muck.