Apple boss ‘to donate $800m fortune’

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he will give away most of his $800m (£537m) fortune to good causes before he dies.

Knox and Sollecito cleared of murder

Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are acquitted by Italy’s top appeals court of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007 – the final ruling in the case.

Silicon Valley firm wins bias case

A California jury has found that a venture capital firm did not discriminate against a female employee in a closely watched case in Silicon Valley.

Calls to ‘boycott’ Indiana after law

Activists are encouraging a boycott of Indiana after the US state enacted a “religious freedom” law which they say discriminates against gay people.

US charges in beating of Indian man

Federal officials have charged a former Alabama police officer with violating the civil rights of an Indian man.

US gives permit to rhino hunter

A man who won an auction to shoot an endangered black rhino in Namibia has been given a US permit to import the trophy if he kills one.

US Senate’s Harry Reid to retire

The top Democrat in the US Senate, Harry Reid, has announced he will not seek re-election in 2016.