The United States on Tuesday announced new amendments to its sanctions on Cuba, easing restrictions on export financing and facilitating authorized travel.
No evidence or signs of casualties were found after sweeps of a building at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego where an active gunshot was reported Tuesday morning, said a Navy commanding officer.
After displacing over 100,000 South Americans with severe floods in 2015, the El Nino weather phenomenon is expected to wreak more havoc in the region well into 2016.
The United States Secretary of State John Kerry will visit China from Jan 26 to 27, at the invitation of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
Washington shut down US federal government offices on Monday, while New York prepared for a normal workday following the worst snowstorm in decades to ravage the US East Coast, as residents of both cities frolicked in the freak snowfall.
Millions of residents, business owners and workers began digging out from a massive blizzard on Sunday that brought Washington, New York and other northeastern US cities to a standstill.
A 7.1-magnitude earthquake rattled southern Alaska early Sunday morning.
The four victims have been identified by police as two teachers and two of the shooting suspect's brothers, aged 17 and 13, respectively.
A monster blizzard that has paralyzed much of the US East Coast intensified on Saturday as it barreled into New York City, forcing the closure of all bridges and tunnels into the largest US city and prompting a travel ban on area highways.
Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, has told his aides to draw up plans for an independent campaign for the US presidency.
Thick snow covered the Washington D.C. area on Saturday as a potentially record-breaking blizzard paralyzed road, rail and airline travel on the US East Coast from North Carolina to New York.
Four people were killed and others injured in a school shooting in a remote part of Saskatchewan on Friday and a male suspect is in custody.