Cuba-US ties resumption on hold

2015-06-07 18:15:56

The process of resuming diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, launched in December 2014, has currently been put on hold after four rounds of talks between the two nations.

Ronnie Gilbert, member of folk quartet the Weavers, dies

2015-06-07 14:52:53

Singer Ronnie Gilbert, a member of the influential 1950s folk quartet the Weavers, has died. She was 88.

Beau Biden to lie in honor at Delaware state Capitol

2015-06-05 11:20:11

Delaware residents gathered at the state Capitol on Thursday to pay their respects to former attorney general Beau Biden.

Rick Perry launches second bid for US president

2015-06-05 09:40:47

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry opened his second bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination Thursday, pledging to "end an era of failed leadership" and hoping this campaign will go better than his last one.

Mysterious oarfish of the deep washes up on California island

2015-06-04 09:48:08

A dead oarfish, a mysterious and serpent-like creature that swims deep below the ocean's surface, has washed up on a Southern California island and a university biologist will study the remains, officials said on Wednesday.

Air China to launch Beijing-Montreal service

2015-06-03 16:08:47

Air China, one of the country's leading carriers, will launch a direct Beijing-Montreal air service starting on September 29, the first trans-Pacific direct link between Asia and Montreal.

Where Caitlyn Jenner found her Vanity Fair style inspiration

2015-06-03 11:42:46

The stealth Caitlyn Jenner cover shoot for Vanity Fair sprang from her chats with the magazine's fashion and style director, Jessica Diehl, about inspirations ranging from Lauren Bacall to "The Thomas Crown Affair."

2004 Nobel chemistry winner Irwin Rose dies at 88

2015-06-03 11:12:29

Irwin Rose, a biochemist who shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in chemistry for discovering a way that cells destroy unwanted proteins - the basis for developing new therapies for diseases such as cervical cancer and cystic fibrosis - has died.

California Senate votes to ease health insurance access for undocumented immigrants

2015-06-03 10:59:14

The California Senate voted on Tuesday to allow unauthorized immigrants to buy health insurance on a state exchange created under the U.S. Affordable Care Act, a measure that would make the state the first to offer that kind of coverage.

Obama signs bill remaking NSA phone records program

2015-06-03 10:58:05

US President Barack Obama signed into law legislation passed by Congress earlier in the day reforming a government surveillance program that swept up millions of Americans' telephone records.

Obama signs bill reforming surveillance program

2015-06-03 10:35:29

President Barack Obama signed into law on Tuesday legislation passed by Congress earlier in the day reforming a government surveillance program that swept up millions of Americans' telephone records.

US military lab may have shipped live anthrax to Pentagon

2015-06-03 09:48:07

The Pentagon itself might be one of the locations that have received shipment of live anthrax from a military lab in Utah by mistake.