Fresh violence in riot-hit US town, new autopsy ordered

The trooper put in charge of tamping swirling racial tensions in this St Louis suburb vowed Sunday to stay "as long as it takes," after one person was shot and seven arrested in fresh violence.

Missouri declares state of emergency, curfew after looting

The curfew will begin overnight and last from midnight until 5:00 am for the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot dead by police a week ago.

Court suspends same-sex marriage in Michigan

An appeals court on Saturday temporarily suspended same-sex marriages in Michigan, local media said, just the latest US state to wrestle with the thorny issue of gay rights.

Obama to campaign for gun proposals in US state

President Barack Obama will pitch his proposals to stem gun violence on Monday in Minnesota, a Democratic-leaning state where officials have been studying ways to reduce gun-related attacks and accidents for several years.

New York becomes first US state to pass gun-control law

New York has become the first state to pass a gun control law, which is the toughest in the nation, since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre last month.

US state bans Sharia law

Nearly 70 percent of voters polled in favour of the ban on Tuesday night.

US state to execute first woman in nearly 100 yrs

Teresa Lewis will become 1st woman to be put to death in Virginia since 1912.