Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official at the centre of the scandal over the agency's extra scrutiny of conservative groups, has been put on administrative leave after she refused to resign, according to a US politician.
Part of a four-lane freeway bridge over a river in a rural area north of Seattle has collapsed, sending vehicles and people into the water below, authorities say.
A small Ecuadoran satellite that collided in space with the remains of a Soviet-era rocket has survived the crash, but is damaged and not transmitting, Quito's space agency says.
The Boy Scouts of America has said it will allow openly gay youths to join the organisation while maintaining a ban on adult leaders, after a vote at its annual meeting in Texas.
The tornado that tore through an Oklahoma City suburb killing 24 people and destroying as many as 13,000 homes may have caused $2bn in overall damage, officials said.
An FBI agent has shot and killed a Florida man who "turned violent" while being questioned about the Boston Marathon bombings, the bureau has said.
A sweeping overhaul of the US immigration system has taken a major step toward viability when a Senate panel gave bipartisan approval to a landmark bill offering a path to citizenship for millions.
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