A journalist who was about to become editor of Teen Vogue has announced she will no longer be taking the role - after a backlash over homophobic and anti-Asian tweets she wrote in 2011.
An announcer at a girls' high school basketball game in Oklahoma used a racial slur as players kneeled during the national anthem.
The jury has been selected in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former US police officer accused of murdering George Floyd.
Andrew Cuomo has criticised "reckless and dangerous" politicians for calling for him to step down as he told New Yorkers on Friday: "I'm not going to resign."
US police carrying out a drug raid have discovered a semi-automatic pistol disguised as a toy Nerf gun.
Elliot Page has revealed he had already undergone surgery when he came out as transgender, describing the change as "life saving".
Facebook will add labels to all posts about COVID-19 vaccines to show additional information from the World Health Organisation.
The Biden administration is coming under increasing pressure after a surge in migration on the US-Mexico border.
Racially motivated violent extremists, such as white supremacists, and militia groups are two of the major security threats facing the US.
To the west of New Orleans on the banks of the Mississippi a few grand old plantation mansions stand testament to a bygone age of slavery.