Jeanette Williams places a bouquet of roses at a memorial for Sandra Bland in Texas. Photograph: Pat Sullivan/AP

Sandra Bland stated to officers when she arrived in jail that she had tried to kill herself last year but was not currently feeling suicidal, accordin(...)

A woman places a bouquet of roses at a memorial for Sandra Bland near Prairie View A&M University on Tuesday. Photograph: Pat Sullivan/AP

Authorities in the US have insisted that a patrol car video showing the arrest of a black motorist, who was later found dead in a jail cell, was not e(...)

Paramedic Bryce Reed  has been arrested for possession of an explosive device, a federal official said yesterday. Photograph: McClennan County Sheriff’s Office/Reuters

A criminal investigation has been launched into the massive Texas fertiliser plant explosion that killed 14 people, after weeks of largely trea(...)

Garrett Plath (left), 20, and Kyle Senechal (centre), 21, both of North Attleborough, protest outside the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home. Photograph: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters

The body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was the subject of a massive manhunt and died after a gun battle with police(...)

A Kaufman County Sheriff's deputy stops a vehicle entering the neighborhood where Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife were found dead on SaturdayPhotograph:  C Curry/The New York Times

Authorities have launched a massive investigation into the weekend killings of a Texas district attorney and his wife, which occurred months af(...)