US charges two men over failed Gambia coup

US prosecutors have charged two men for their role in the failed December 30 coup attempt to overthrow the government of Gambia, the US Justice Department said on Monday.

NFL: Steelers confirm Bell to miss playoff opener

The Pittsburgh Steelers confirmed on Friday they`ll be without running back LeVeon Bell for Saturday`s NFL first-round playoff tussle with Baltimore.

US swimmer Michael Phelps sentenced to 18 months probation for drunken driving
US swimmer Michael Phelps sentenced to 18 months probation for drunken driving

American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was sentenced on Friday to 18 months probation and a year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drunken driving.

Prisoner, jailed for attempted murder, got four female guards pregnant
Prisoner, jailed for attempted murder, got four female guards pregnant

In a shocking case of prison corruption, a notorious gangster impregnated four female prison guards inside the jail, prosecutors said.

Obama says need to 'snuff out' militant groups like Islamic State
Obama says need to 'snuff out' militant groups like Islamic State

President Barack Obama said on Friday the goal of an international coalition he is helping to form is to "ultimately snuff out" the type of extremism demonstrated by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

First ball Babe Ruth hit out of Yankee Stadium up for auction

The first baseball whacked over the fence at Yankee Stadium by legendary home run king Babe Ruth goes on auction on Saturday in his home town of Baltimore, part of a celebration marking the 100th anniversary of his storied major league career.

Eight retired players sue league over painkillers

Eight retired players sued the National Football League on Tuesday over medications they say were obtained illegally and given as painkillers to numb injuries without regard for future health concerns.

Nobel Peace Prize auctioned for $1.16 mn in Maryland

A 1936 Nobel Peace Prize discovered at a South American pawn shop has been sold at auction in Baltimore for USD 1.16 million.

Three killed in mall shooting near US capital

Three people died Saturday in a shooting at a shopping mall popular with young families in a suburb of the US capital, authorities said Saturday, as they searched for a motive and possibly more victims.

Obama speaks about fatherless childhood at stop in Baltimore

President Barack Obama has spoken of the importance of fathers to their sons on Friday after a young man he met at a community center in Baltimore mentioned wanting to provide for his sons.