Police: Student with gun who took school hostages in custody

2015-08-26 10:28:26

A 14-year-old boy held 29 students and a teacher at gunpoint in a West Virginia high school classroom Tuesday afternoon before he released them after negotiations and surrendered, authorities said.

Caroline Kennedy used personal email for official business

2015-08-26 08:55:28

US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy used her personal email for official business despite a State Department policy advising employees generally to avoid this, an internal audit released on Tuesday said.

US airman on Paris-bound train could get Air Force medal

2015-08-25 09:56:56

US Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone's military unit is nominating him for the prestigious Airman's Medal in honor of his actions to subdue a heavily armed gunman on the Amsterdam-to-Paris train last Friday.

It's panda-monium! National Zoo says Mei Xiang has twins

2015-08-23 12:58:41

The National Zoo's giant panda Mei Xiang, a star tourist draw in the US capital, gave birth to twin cubs on Saturday, the zoo said.

Giant panda gives birth at Washington's National Zoo

2015-08-23 06:07:14

The National Zoo's giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a cub on Saturday, the zoo said.

Pentagon looking for US locations to house Guantanamo detainees

2015-08-21 10:05:03

US defense chief Ash Carter said Thursday the Pentagon is examining domestic sites to transfer detainees currently held without any trials at the naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, amid unrelenting opposition from local officials and lawmakers.

18th-century treasure found off Florida

2015-08-21 07:40:37

Treasure hunters off Florida have found $4.5 million in gold coins from a Spanish ship that sank during a hurricane in the 18th century, the salvage company said on Wednesday.

Prospects rise for graduates in Silicon Valley

2015-08-21 07:39:19

Chinese graduates looking to land jobs in Silicon Valley have more choices than ever, ranging from well-established companies or ever-mushrooming startups to projects of their own based in the United States or China.

Jimmy Carter to be treated for brain cancer

2015-08-21 00:49:52

Former US President Jimmy Carter says that his cancer has spread to his brain and he will startradiation treatment for it later in the day.

At least 3 people killed, 4 injured in shooting in western New York

2015-08-20 19:34:41

At least three people were killed and four others were injured in a shooting in western New York, local media reported Thursday.

Florida treasure hunters find $4.5 mln in rare Spanish coins

2015-08-20 17:16:44

Florida treasure hunters found a trove of $4.5 million worth of Spanish gold coins 300 years to the day after a fleet of ships sunk in a hurricane while en route from Havana to Spain.

Warnings hamper 'female Viagra'

2015-08-20 07:42:00

Serious side effects of new drug could hurt acceptance