The latest stories from the US & Canada section of the BBC News web site.
At least 15 women, men and children were abducted by an armed gang near the capital, sources say.
As many as 17 American Christian missionaries and their families have reportedly been kidnapped.
Robert Durst was on Thursday convicted of murder and is a suspect in two other deaths.
Ten people were mistakenly killed by the US military in a drone strike on the Afghan capital.
A surge in demand for toys and sports equipment has contributed to logjams at US ports.
The president's administration will ask the Supreme Court to block a restrictive Texas abortion law.
Larry Miller, now 72, said he was in a gang as a teenager when he shot an 18-year-old.
Bills could rise by as much as 54% this winter, the US Energy Information Administration says.
Facebook has come under fire for the impact its apps can have on teens and their mental health.
Fully vaccinated travellers will be allowed to enter the US for the first time since March 2020.
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