Death toll from US snow storm rises to 19: Officials
Death toll from US snow storm rises to 19: Officials

The storm -- dubbed Snowzilla -- clobbered a large swath of the eastern US, dumping near-record amounts of snow on Washington, New York and other major cities.

Pope met secretly in US with anti-gay marriage county clerk

Pope Francis met secretly while in the United States with a Kentucky county clerk who defied a court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a media report said on Wednesday, citing her lawyer.

Kentucky clerk won't block, or authorize, gay marriage licenses

The county clerk from Kentucky jailed after refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples said Monday on her return to work she will not block her deputies from issuing them but will not authorize them, as one couple celebrated their marriage.

US clerk's office ends ban on same-sex marriage licenses

Deputies of a county clerk in rural Kentucky issued marriage licenses to four gay couples on Friday after she defied a federal judge`s orders for months because as a Christian she opposes same-sex unions.

Kentucky clerk jailed for refusing to recognise gay marriages

 A Kentucky county clerk was jailed on Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but a full day of court hearings failed to put an end to her two-month-old legal fight over a U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding same-sex marriage.

Fifteen US states try to block Obama clean power plan

 Fifteen US states have petitioned a federal court to block new rules by President Barack Obama`s administration to encourage clean power and cut harmful carbon emissions from power plants.

US floods: 3 dead, 6 missing; rescue teams at work
US floods: 3 dead, 6 missing; rescue teams at work

Knee-deep mud and challenging geography were hampering rescue teams as they searched for six people who disappeared during a flash flood that killed three in the state of Kentucky.

Replica of Noah's Ark being built in US
Replica of Noah's Ark being built in US

A life-size all-wood replica of the Biblical Noah's Ark measuring 510-feet is being built in the US and may be thrown open to visitors next year.

Rand Paul criticizes fellow Republicans as he launches White House bid

 US Senator Rand Paul accused his fellow Republicans on Tuesday of contributing to Washington`s dysfunction, launching a 2016 White House bid with a vow to shatter the status quo and defend individual freedoms.

Obama administration backs gay marriages in Supreme Court

 The Obama administration called state bans on same-sex marriage "incompatible with the constitution", as a brief was filed in the US Supreme Court in support of couples challenging such bans in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, a media report said on Saturday.

Storm drops over a foot of snow on eastern US

A winter storm reaching from Texas to New England closed schools, canceled nearly 3,000 flights and stranded hundreds of drivers overnight in Kentucky, where as much as 21.5 inches (55 cm) of snow fell.

Weather-battered US schools turn to virtual days for students

Hundreds of thousands of US students stayed home this week due to snow and freezing temperatures, but some kids were not able to spend the day sledding or watching TV.

US Supreme Court agrees to take up gay marriage issue

The US Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether same-sex couples across the United States should have the right to marry.

Seven-year-old girl air crash survivor praised for her courage

A 7-year-old girl who miraculously survived a deadly plane crash in the US state of Kentucky and walked barefoot nearly two kilometres through a forest in biting cold to find help has been praised for her extra-ordinary courage.

Girl survives US plane crash that kills four others

A seven-year-old girl walked free from the wreckage of a private plane that crashed in a wooded area of Kentucky on Friday killing four others on board, US police said.

Jennifer Lawrence visits Children's Hospital to celebrate Christmas
Jennifer Lawrence visits Children's Hospital to celebrate Christmas

 Jennifer Lawrence recently opted to celebrate her Christmas with little kids and visited a Kosair Children's Hospital in Kentucky.

Kentucky firefighter critical after ice bucket challenge mishap

A Kentucky firefighter was in critical condition Friday, a day after he and three others were injured when an aerial ladder got too close to a power line when their department doused a university band with water in an "ice bucket" fundraiser.

Tiger Woods not yet ready to decide if he can play in PGA: Agent

Tiger Woods, his back again in pain, has not yet decided if he can play in the PGA Championship starting on Thursday in Kentucky, his agent said.

Golf: New order likely to hold sway at Valhalla

This week`s PGA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky is likely to deliver further confirmation that a new world order is establishing itself in the game with players such as Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott now leading the way.

Boxing legend Muhammed Ali `big time` basketball fan: Andre Berto

Two-time boxing champion Andre Berto has reportedly revealed that the former world heavyweight champion Muhammed Ali is a huge basketball fan.