Gary Johnson, former governor of the US state of New Mexico, was again picked by the Libertarian Party as its presidential candidate, emerging as a contender against the two major parties' nominees in the general election.
U.S. space firm SpaceX on Friday successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean after launching a commercial communications satellite into orbit for a Thailand company.
The US resumed its campaign against steel exports from the Chinese mainland with anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties of up to 450 percent on corrosion-resistant steel, drawing a sharp rebuke from China.
US President Barack Obama extended "sincerest condolences and deepest regrets" over the murder of a Japanese woman by a US military-affiliated civilian here late Wednesday at a meeting with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.
As many as 11 US states sued the Obama administration on Wendesday to stop a new federal guidance requiring all public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and other facilities that align with their gender identities, media here reported.