Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty, admits giving mistress secrets

Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified information, with the retired four-star general admitting to giving eight "black books" full of such data to a military mistress who was writing his biography.

Wintry mix in US South snarls traffic, closes schools

Snow and ice turned highways across the South into parking lots on Tuesday and caused schools to close, while hundreds of crashes on slick roads created havoc for commuters.

Saudi condemns Copenhagen, North Carolina attacks

Saudi Arabia today condemned this weekend's fatal attacks in Copenhagen and the murders last week of three Muslim students in the United States as "terrorist" acts.

Saudi Arabia condemns Copenhagen, North Carolina attacks

Saudi Arabia on Sunday condemned this weekend`s fatal attacks in Copenhagen and the murders last week of three Muslim students in the United States as "terrorist" acts.

Obama speaks against religious and racial violence in US

 Stating that the murder of three Muslims in North Carolina earlier this week was "brutal and outrageous", the US President Barack Obama today voiced strong concern over religious and racial violence in the county.

Obama condemns `outrageous` murders of Muslim students

US President Barack Obama on Friday condemned the "brutal and outrageous" execution-style murders of three Muslim students in North Carolina at the hands of a neighbor believed to be opposed to religion.

Thousands expected at funeral for 3 Muslims killed in US

Thousands of people were expected to attend a prayer service for three Muslims gunned down in North Carolina, as police investigated whether religious hatred played any role in the shooting which authorities said was sparked by a dispute over parking spaces.

US media face Muslim anger over student murder coverage

The murder of three Muslim students in the United States has sparked accusations in the Arab world of double standards by American media in their coverage of the attack.

Muslim students shooting: 'US gunman posted anti-religious posts on Facebook'

Police probing the murder of three Muslim students by a North Carolina man said Wednesday they were studying whether the slayings were racially motivated, as thousands gathered to mourn the killings and denounce intolerance. 

Hate crime probed in murder of US Muslim students

Police probing the murder of three Muslim students by a North Carolina man said Wednesday they were studying whether the slayings were racially motivated, as calls mounted for the killings to be treated as a hate crime.

Three Muslim students killed in US shooting

Police have arrested a gunman in the killing of three Muslim students -- including a husband and wife -- in the university town of Chapel Hill in North Carolina, US news reports said Wednesday.

Three killed in shooting at US town

Police have arrested a gunman in the killing of three people in the town of Chapel Hill in North Carolina, US news reports said.

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.

WWII ships found deep in `Graveyard of the Atlantic`

Two sunken ships from World War II -- a German U-boat and an American merchant vessel -- have been found deep in the ocean off the coast of North Carolina, officials said Tuesday.

North Carolina, America`s $100-million Senate race?

We have a US election winner -- in the money stakes, at least. 

Hurricane Gonzalo regains strength on way to Bermuda

One of the most powerful hurricanes ever to menace Bermuda regained strength as it swirled toward the Atlantic island on Thursday, forecasters said, sending residents scrambling to prepare for the second major storm in a week.

US sea floor emanating planet-warming methane

The sea floor at the US East coast could be adding as much as 90 tonnes of the planet-warming methane gas to the atmosphere or overlying waters each year, a team of researchers has revealed.

US coast survives Hurricane Arthur

Proving far less damaging than feared, Hurricane Arthur left tens of thousands of people without power in a swipe at North Carolina`s dangerously exposed Outer Banks, then brought lousy Fourth of July beach weather to the Northeast as it veered out to sea.

Kaymer to come out of shell after second major win

Martin Kaymer tried to stay relatively low key after winning his first major title but after a runaway victory at the U.S. Open on Sunday will use his second to help promote golf in his homeland.

Others may doubt me, I never have, says Kaymer

Martin Kaymer seems fairly level headed for a professional golfer, but he is not totally immune to criticism.