The tornado that tore through an Oklahoma City suburb killing 24 people and destroying as many as 13,000 homes may have caused $2bn in overall damage, officials said.
An FBI agent has shot and killed a Florida man who "turned violent" while being questioned about the Boston Marathon bombings, the bureau has said.
A sweeping overhaul of the US immigration system has taken a major step toward viability when a Senate panel gave bipartisan approval to a landmark bill offering a path to citizenship for millions.
Rescue workers are near the end of the search for survivors in the Oklahoma City suburb where a rare and powerful tornado claimed 24 lives, injured at least 230 and left dozens missing.
The Bolivian vice president has signed into law a controversial constitutional amendment to allow President Evo Morales to run for a third term.
Thousands of New Yorkers - including mayoral candidate Christine Quinn - have marched to protest the shooting death of a gay man in the neighbourhood that was the cradle of the modern US gay rights movement.
President Barack Obama said that Myanmar's President Thein Sein planned to release more political prisoners and institutionalize democratic reforms in his country.
Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock group The Doors whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complemented Jim Morrison's gloomy baritone and helped set the mood for some of rock's most enduring songs, has died.
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