Police say woman was holding shotgun and repeatedly threatened officers
Dramatic footage has been posted on Facebook showing four men form a human chain to rescue a woman trapped in her car
Police have listed a federal law enforcement officers as their primary suspect
The disturbing video shows the defendant crying out and writhing in pain
Student 'shocked' at how much university has spent in times of austerity, adding: 'It really does take the biscuit'
Alexei Likhtman, 44, lost balance while taking photographs
The mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left 13 people dead yesterday will inevitably spark fresh debate over increased gun legislation in the US.
An army judge has sentenced the US soldier Bradley Manning to 35 years in jail for passing huge quantities of official secrets to the transparency group Wikileaks.
The golfer Ken Venturi, who died in hospital in Rancho Mirage, California on 10 May at the age of 82, was a former US Open champion who went on to become an admired broadcaster. He won 14 times on the PGA Tour and had ben inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame only 11 days ago.
Winner battles on two years after fractured knee
First, there's self-defence. Then the high principle of states trusting their citizens
Extra federal inspectors were dispatched to US nuclear-power plants in the path of Hurricane Sandy as operators and officials reassured the public that they are prepared for high winds and flooding associated with the storm.
Out of America: The system of interstates, built from the 1950s, has always attracted myths – and lone assassins
They came, they saw, they conquered and now they go back to school. While Michael Phelps will return to Baltimore having cemented his place in history with another barrow load of Olympic gold, even he has been upstaged in the Olympic pool by a quartet of teenagers.
Whatever the fate of the 2,000 Guineas winner Camelot at Epsom in 12 days' time, and whatever his destiny afterwards, at least one Triple Crown dream is still alive. The Kentucky Derby hero I'll Have Another followed up in the second leg of the US version, the Preakness Stakes, on Saturday night and is now bound for the third, next month's Belmont Stakes.
The reek of rhetorical gunpowder hung over Washington last night as Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama abruptly hurled themselves into the 2012 battle for the White House regardless of the lingering presence of other rivals for the Republican Party nomination.