Initial Analysis indicates that the nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is "not consistent" with a hydrogen bomb, the White House said Wednesday.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday condemned "unequivocally" the "underground nuclear test" announced by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), saying the act "seriously undermines international non-proliferation efforts."
The first female commandant of cadets at the US Military Academy was sworn in on Tuesday, the latest milestone for American women who now are allowed to serve all military combat roles.
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.