Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and US National Security Adviser Susan Rice agreed Wednesday that the two sides will work closely and make full preparations to ensure the success of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the United States in September.
Democrats signed on to a Senate Republican plan to avoid a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, putting pressure on House Republicans to drop their insistence that any funding measure reverse President Barack Obama's orders easing immigration policies.
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday told Latinos that Republicans were to blame for holding up changes to US immigration laws, urging them to hold Republicans accountable for the problems in the 2016 presidential election.
Eddie Ray Routh was jailed for life without the possibility of parole on Tuesday after a Texas jury found him guilty of murdering Chris Kyle, the former US Navy SEAL whose autobiography was turned into the hit movie "American Sniper."
Alaska on Tuesday became the third US state to legalize marijuana. But the historic day passed with little public acknowledgement in a state with a savvy marijuana culture that has seen varying degrees of legal acceptance of the drug for 40 years.