Judge declares mistrial in 1979 NY child murder case

 A New York judge declared a mistrial Friday for a man accused of murdering a "beautiful" six-year-old boy 36 years ago, in a case that has haunted millions of American parents.

Man who shot Reagan `ready` for life outside hospital: Psychiatrist

 Staff treating the man who shot US president Ronald Reagan testified Friday that he was "ready" for life outside the mental hospital and is so extensively trailed by the Secret Service that the government can know where he is anytime.

Would-be Reagan assassin seeks expanded freedom in Virginia

Would-be US presidential assassin John Hinckley Jr. should be allowed to reside full time away from the mental hospital where he has lived since shooting Ronald Reagan in 1981, his lawyer argued in federal court on Wednesday.

Barack Obama offers energy partnership to woo Caribbean leaders

US President Barack Obama met Caribbean leaders Thursday, offering a clean energy alternative to nations squeezed by more expensive Venezuelan crude.

US won`t add murder charges in death of Reagan aide

 The man who shot a presidential spokesman during a 1981 assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan will not face new murder charges, even though the victim`s death last year was ruled a homicide, US prosecutors said on Friday.

US won`t add murder charges in death of Reagan aide

 The man who shot a presidential spokesman during a 1981 assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan will not face new murder charges, even though the victim`s death last year was ruled a homicide, US prosecutors said on Friday.

Ronald Reagan apologized to Margaret Thatcher for Grenada invasion

Former US president Ronald Reagan personally apologized to Margaret Thatcher when US troops in 1983 secretly invaded Grenada, a Commonwealth island state in the Caribbean, according to newly-released tapes.

Reagan apologised to Thatcher over Grenada invasion: Tapes

President Ronald Reagan apologised to then UK Premier Margaret Thatcher in 1983 for not informing her about the US invasion of Grenada, according to a recording of their conversation made public for the first time.

US court rejects gay-marriage bans as 'implausible'

A US appeals court judge known for his outspoken views described arguments by Wisconsin and Indiana defending bans on gay marriage as "totally implausible" on Thursday, in a ruling in favor of same-sex couples.

Former White House press secretary James Brady dies

Former White House press secretary James Brady, who was seriously wounded during an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and became a symbol of the fight for gun control, has died.

Former Reagan spokesman Larry Speakes dies at 74

Larry Speakes, who spent six years as acting press secretary for President Ronald Reagan, died in his native Mississippi. He was 74.

Phoney Thatcher-Reagan tape spooked British spies

A fake tape of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher arguing over the Falklands War had the British secret services scrambling to identify the culprits, archive files released today showed.

Cold warrior who forged special bond with Reagan: Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher was credited with restoring Britain`s reputation on the world stage and her close bond with US president Ronald Reagan was seen as a key factor in ending the Cold War.

Obama set for two swearing-in ceremonies

Almost three decades after Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama is set to repeat a feat that not many US Presidents get the privilege of -- being sworn in twice.

Presidents who shaped US history

Here is a look at five of the most prominent US presidents.

Liz Taylor’s `steamy affairs` with Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy exposed in tell-all

Elizabeth Taylor allegedly slept with Ronald Reagan when she was a teenager and enjoyed a threesome with President John F. Kennedy and actor Robert Stack.

Hillary seen doodling on her UN speech notes

Hillary delivered a speech on the Middle East, but her piece of white paper was festooned with a star, a cluster of circles, and a collection of swirls down at the bottom.

Michael Douglas to play former US president Ronald Reagan?

Hollywood star Michael Douglas is in talks to play former US president Ronald Reagan in a new independent film.

Auction of Ronald Reagan blood vial cancelled

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation had expressed outrage over the auction, in which bidding had reached over USD 30,000.

For sale: Ronald Reagan`s blood vial

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation issued a statement denouncing the sale and threatening legal action against the auction house.