Shell seeks fresh Arctic drilling permits

Oil company says it wants to keeps option open

Airlines fight for the right to recline

Passenger row highlights the problems thrown up by aircraft economy measures

Publishers seek US music licensing reform

Rights owners say artists not receiving fair pay from digital play

US journalist freed by al-Qaeda linked group

Freeing of Peter Theo Curtis follows murder of Foley

Obama orders review of militarised police

Funeral for Ferguson teen shot dead by police is Monday

Earthquake shakes San Francisco

Biggest tremor to hit Bay Area in 25 years

US TV-ad buyers hold back

Advance bookings decline as viewers move online

US race relations: Days of rage

The fatal shooting of Michael Brown has reopened the debate about how the police treat young black men

Yellen highlights labour market dilemma

Fed chair shifts stance on jobs in Jackson Hole speech

Former governor’s trial transfixes Virginia

Most compelling storyline is breakdown of couple’s marriage

Ferguson isn’t my first race riot

Racial upheavals have always been part of the fabric of this nation

Holder pledges ‘thorough’ Ferguson probe

St Louis police kill knifeman

Incident less than 4 miles from scene of Ferguson shooting

Obama exercises caution on Ferguson

President’s response to Missouri unrest is criticised

Fresh clashes as Holder heads to Ferguson

Peaceful march turns tense as National Guard called in

Obama dispatches Holder to Ferguson

Curfew lifted as National Guard called in to restore order

Metropolitan Opera strikes pay deal

Agreements avert lockout of singers and musicians

Americans cling to dream of equality

Income study shows Europeans pessimistic about poverty levels

Police blamed for fresh Ferguson unrest

Governor criticises release of footage showing Michael Brown in shop

Ferguson stand-off enters second week

Protests over the shooting of teenager Michael Brown continue