17 US states sue to block Obama's order on immigration

A coalition of 17 US states led by Texas have filed a federal lawsuit aiming to block implementation of President Barack Obama`s executive order shielding some five million undocumented immigrants from deportation.

Five killed in fire near US university

Washington: At least five people died and several remained unaccounted for in a fire that occurred near a university in the US state of Maine Saturday, media reports said.

US judge says nurse can leave home in Ebola row

A US judge has ruled that a nurse quarantined by her home state after treating Ebola patients could leave home and frequent public places, saying she was not infectious.

US nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride; negotiations fail

 A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, defying Maine`s order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision with Governor Paul LePage.

Maine nurse defies state Ebola quarantine, leaves home

A nurse in Maine vowing not to be bullied by politicians and threatening to sue the state over an Ebola quarantine she calls unscientifically sound, defied the order and left her home for a bike ride on Thursday, according to television images.

US man prisoned in Zumba paid-sex case

An insurance agent was ordered on Thursday to spend 20 days in jail for helping run a prostitution operation out of his mistress`s Zumba studio and watching secretly videotaped sex acts in Portland.

US Northeast braces for unprecedented winter storm

In addition to heavy snow accumulation, hurricane-force winds are expected in coastal areas.

US N-submarine catches fire, 7 injured

At least seven people were wounded after a fire broke out overnight on a US Navy`s nuclear-powered submarine, the Navy said.

A 12-kg `monster lobster` caught off US coast

`Monster lobster`, weighing over 12 kg and a metre long, caught off the coast of Maine, US.

US: Mitt Romney has narrow Maine caucus win

Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney grabbed back some momentum after midweek losses in three states.

iPad 2 tablets for kindergarten students

Kindergarten students in Maine will now learn their ABCs and 123s on the latest iPad 2 tablets.

Several injured as chairs drop from Maine ski lift

A chair lift derailed at Maine`s tallest ski mountain sending skiers plummeting 50 feet.

Lady Gaga to rally in Maine against `don`t ask`

Organizers say Lady Gaga is visiting Maine`s largest city to join a rally against the military`s "don`t ask, don`t tell" policy on gays.

Swift debuts `Mine` music video

The first release from Swift`s new album is due out Oct 25.