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.

Two N-bombs nearly wiped out North Carolina in 1961: report

In 1961, the US escaped a disaster worse than the devastation wrought in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki when a B-52 air force bomber broke in half mid-air and two nuclear bombs hit the ground in North Carolina, declassified documents show.

Thongchai seeks major breakthrough at US Open Pinehurst

Asian Tour legend Thongchai Jaidee steps into his fourth US Open appearance this week (June 12-15) eager to finally stamp his mark on the Major stage.

Self-reported penalty puts Millard out of US Open

Jason Millard was disqualified from the upcoming US Open Golf Championship on Saturday after self-reporting a penalty in sectional qualifying.

American Millard disqualified from U.S. Open

Jason Millard has been disqualified from next week`s U.S. Open at Pinehurst, North Carolina after informing organisers that he should have incurred a penalty stroke during sectional qualifying for the year`s second major.

Leonard qualifies for U.S. Open, Masters champions fall short

Former British Open champion Justin Leonard led a host of big-name players who fought their way through qualifying tournaments for the U.S. Open on Monday.

Mickelson denies wrongdoing in insider trading probe

Five-time major golf champion Phil Mickelson denied any wrongdoing Saturday after being named among the subjects of an insider stock trading probe, saying he is fully cooperating with FBI agents.

Liang to complete major set after qualifying for U.S. Open

The television viewing figures for next month`s U.S. Open can expect quite a bump after China`s Liang Wenchong ensured he would make his debut at the year`s second major by topping sectional qualifying in Japan.

Youngster Li qualifies for US Women`s Open

At age 11, American Lucy Li has become the youngest player to qualify for the US Women`s Open, tournament organizers reported on their web site Monday night.

Winter storm brings `once in decade` ice, snow to US South

A rare blast of snow, sleet and ice hit the US South, prompting three states to declare a state of emergency, closing the New Orleans airport.

State abortion ultrasound law illegal: US judge

North Carolina law requiring women who want abortion to have ultrasound and then have medical provider describe image to them is violation of constitutional free-speech rights, federal judge ruled.

North Carolina social worker arrested after child cuffed to porch

A North Carolina social worker is under arrest after a foster child was found cuffed by the ankle to her front porch with a dead chicken hanging from around his neck.

Child found chained to porch with dead chicken

A North Carolina social worker has been arrested after her foster child was found chained to the porch of her home with a dead chicken around his neck, police in the southeastern US state said.