Authorities  determined dangerous phosphine gas was likely released when a man took a garden hose  and tried to rinse away some of the pellets because family members had complained of the smell. File photograph: Getty Images

A criminal investigation is under way into an accidental poisoning involving breathing a gas linked to a professional-grade pesticide that left four c(...)

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(...)