The first African-American and youngest person ever to play the lead role in Les Miserables on Broadway, Kyle Jean-Baptiste, dies in a fall.
At least 20 people have died after tropical storm Erika swept across the Caribbean island of Dominica.
A team of Nasa recruits begins a year-long isolation in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii, to simulate life on Mars.
A survivor answers readers’ questions about the storm
Rapper Ice Cube on his son starring in NWA rap biopic
A Virginia man arrested for stealing $5 (£3) worth of snacks dies in jail after being held there for more than three months.
The White House appoints its first special presidential envoy for hostage affairs “in a bid to boost efforts to safely recover American hostages abroad”.
Investigators are trying to determine what killed two people and sickened five others – including four police officers – at a Chicago home.