The man who killed seven people and wounded 22 others in a rolling rampage across West Texas was fired from his trucking job hours before the massacre, media and officials report.
Environmentalists say parts of a Queensland property set aside for a small and protected marsupial has been burnt down.
Arch-rivals South Sydney and Sydney Roosters are refusing to mince words, predicting plenty of niggle and for tempers to be tested during Thursday's NRL local derby.
Alex Johnston admits fearing his NRL season was over following a knee injury that was initially only expected to keep him out for a month.
Ryan Papenhuyzen is determined to keep Melbourne's No.1 jersey for the NRL finals as coach Craig Bellamy weighs up his spine options.
Australia risks being swamped by a new wave of boat people if it lets a Tamil asylum seeker family remain in the country, the prime minister says.
The Morrison government has been accused of playing cynical politics with asylum-seeker boat arrivals, as it faces immense public pressure over the deportation of a Tamil family.
The peak body representing Australia's commercial fishing industry has urged authorities and fishers to stop making excuses and implement a safety measure to alert police when a boat vanishes.
Valentine Holmes has signed on to New York Jets' practice squad despite at least five eager NRL teams calling his manager to check if he might be returning to Australia.
Stroke patients and those who have suffered traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries will save thousands of dollars for Botox through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, to treat involuntary muscle movements, or spasticity, in their lower limbs.