Ten have been confirmed dead as the National Guard responds to the extreme weather
At least nine people were killed and a region was left struggling to respond after “once-in-a-millennium” rains triggered widespread flooding in North and South Carolina.
Rainfall began in earnest on Friday and is expected to continue through Monday and possibly beyond
George Stinney was 14 when executed for a crime his family says he didn’t commit. A retrial may clear his name
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Monday that an operation by the New York Police Department has seized the largest number of illegal guns in the city's history.
Up to 60 people were injured when a driver described by witnesses as an elderly man drove his car into a group of hikers marching in a parade in a small Virginia mountain town.
Elwin Wilson, who died on 28 March at the age of 76, was a former Ku Klux Klan supporter who publicly apologised for years of violent racism, including the beating of a black Freedom Rider who went on to become a Georgia congressman.
Elizabeth Colbert Busch clinches nomination for Congressional seat
This tropical paradise has long been calling pleasure seekers to its shores, writes John Walsh
Follow the latitude of luxury at 35 north
The dance drug ecstasy can help people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to benefit from psychotherapy, researchers have found.
Paperback reviews of the week
Irishman claims first major to be played on tougher paspalum surface will suit him down to the ground
With apologies to Mr Shakespeare, all the world's a stage and we are merely at The Players – not the fifth major, as the PGA Tour would have the world believe, but nevertheless an elite championship in Florida with a $9.5m (£6m) purse and a first prize of $1.71m.
In one of the closest fought Republican primaries to date, the polls can't split the main candidates
Polls opened earlier today in Florida, where Mitt Romney was pushing for a big win over Newt Gingrich in the race to pick a Republican challenger to President Barack Obama in November.