Police say the girl had duct tape around her mouth, hands, arms and legs, and was 'covered in faeces'
Remains have been found at the scene
The possibility of winning a prize is 'as exciting' as a mouthwatering pizza
America is transfixed: a ragtag bunch of gun-toting farmers is protesting against land laws by 'occupying' a wildlife refuge. With opinion divided into 'patriot' and 'idiot' camps, Tim Walker travels to the frozen wastes of Oregon to meet them
Paul Armand Rater admitted to police that he had left the little girl under a tree in the desert 'while he went for a few drinks and a cheeseburger'
Experts said the town has been struck by the Africanised honeybee, a crossbreed between the European and African honeybee
Every year, the rains arrive in southern Arizona and turn the arid desert into a home for millions of rare moths, spiders and snakes – not to mention the tens of thousands of collectors who hope to capture them. Douglas Main joins them.
It was thought that the global landmark was perhaps 70million years old
Tourist attractions in the US including the Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty, and Mount Rushmore will soon re-open, despite the continued shutdown of the country's government.
State workers deserve sympathy, but so do tourists who will be affected
The closure of so many key attractions is likely to put pressure on the museums and galleries which are open
Retrofitted fighter will be used for 'weapons testing and other aerial training'
Erb, says Michael Whelan, is quite the bocha player. The American invited the Scot to be his team-mate for a game – which is similar to lawn bowls – at his retirement village in Phoenix. "He's 90-something," reveals Whelan, "and he still had a killer arm on him."
America’s top law enforcement official has condemned the “Stand Your Ground” laws spotlighted by the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and the subsequent trial of his killer, George Zimmerman.
Those killed are named as it emerges all 19 deployed last-ditch personal fire shelters to no avail
Cities and towns across the western United States took emergency measures on Saturday to cope with a heatwave, after dozens of people were taken ill and the region sweltered in dangerous triple-digit temperatures.