Obama weighs sending several hundred more US troops to Iraq

2015-06-10 11:19:08

The Obama administration is considering setting up a new military base in Iraq's Anbar province and is closing in on a decision to send several hundred more trainers and advisers to help Iraqi forces in the fight against Islamic State militants there.

New window on China

2015-06-10 10:31:54

The International Finance Forum (IFF) launched a new report that contains insights from 20 of China's top policy-makers on Tuesday in Washington.

Mars test parachute failed soon after inflating: NASA

2015-06-10 09:48:08

A parachute inflated during a test of new technology for landing larger spacecraft on Mars, but it then disintegrated immediately afterward, NASA officials said Tuesday.

Bomb threat prompts White House press room evacuation

2015-06-10 09:39:14

The White House press room was evacuated over a bomb threat after a phone call alerted the Metropolitan Police Department, said White House Spokesman Josh Earnest Tuesday.

7 Chinese gay couples hold wedding ceremony in West Hollywood

2015-06-10 09:10:52

Seven gay and lesbian couples from China were married in in the Southern California gay capital after winning a contest sponsored by a pair of Chinese Internet companies.

Video of officer who drew gun on black teens raises tension

2015-06-09 13:33:17

A police officer's actions raised tensions Monday in the Dallas suburb of McKinney, where some community activists accused the officer of racism while others urged calm until the facts are investigated.

US woman sets out to become first to row across Pacific alone

2015-06-09 09:59:38

An American began a 6,000-mile (9,656-km) voyage on Sunday in Japan, attempting to become the third person and the first woman to cross the Pacific Ocean by herself in a rowboat.

US Supreme Court invalidates 'born in Israel' passport law

2015-06-09 09:58:52

The US Supreme Court on Monday sided with US President Barack Obama and invalidated a law that would allow Congress to require the State Department to indicate on passports that Jerusalem is part of Israel.

Amid tensions, top Chinese brass visiting US

2015-06-09 09:33:09

China's Central Military Commission Vice-Chairman Fan Changlong left Beijing on Monday on a trip to the United States as the two countries try to strengthen military-to-military cooperation and exchange, and at the same time tackle the thorny issues of the South China Sea and cyber security.

South Carolina ex-police officer indicted in murdering black man

2015-06-09 08:59:32

A grand jury on Monday indicted a white former police officer on a murder charge for fatally shooting a black man earlier April in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Escaped New York prisoners may have had help from staff

2015-06-08 21:31:00

New York state officials are investigating whether a civilian staff member or contractor helped a pair of convicted murders to escape from a maximum-security prison.

Murderers who escaped from New York prison may have had help

2015-06-08 10:15:27

Two convicted murderers who used power tools to break out of a maximum security New York prison may have had help, and they left a taunting note for their jailors to "Have a nice day," authorities said on Sunday.