The United States and Cuba on Thursday ended their latest round of talks on normalizing relations and reopening embassies without results, but agreed to continue the negotiations on Friday, a State Department spokeswoman said.
Despite fears from US politicians and companies about jobs being outsourced to China, Chinese investment in the United States has created 80,000 jobs for Americans, up from fewer than 15,000 five years ago.
Cleanup crews fanned out on Wednesday across an oil-fouled California beach to scoop up gobs of petroleum spewed from a ruptured pipeline in the largest oil spill to hit the Santa Barbara coastline in nearly two decades.
Rising seas and thawing permafrost caused by warmer global temperatures threaten US military bases and will change the way the US armed services defend the country, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday.
A broken pipeline spilled 21,000 gallons (79,500 liters) of crude oil into the ocean before it was shut off Tuesday, creating a slick stretching about 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) along the central California coastline, the US Coast Guard said.