Central Pacific will see more hurricanes than average

2015-05-28 10:59:03

Forecasters say the 2015 hurricane season in the central Pacific region will see more storms than average because of warmer ocean water.

Germany's Angela Merkel again tops Forbes most powerful women list

2015-05-28 09:20:49

German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped the Forbes list of the world's 100 most powerful women for the fifth consecutive year, edging past US presidential candidate Hilary Clinton, who came in second in the 2015 annual ranking.

US senator in Cuba says normal relations 'weeks away'

2015-05-28 09:11:24

The historic process of restoring long-severed diplomatic relationship between the US and Cuba that began Dec. 17 will likely come to a successful end in a matter of weeks, a US senator said during a visit to the island Wednesday.

Support growing in Congress to end Cuba travel ban

2015-05-28 08:54:19

A US senator visiting Cuba said bipartisan support was gaining in Congress to lift a ban on travel to Cuba and possibly also to end the long economic embargo against the country.

Promoting China through books at Bookexpo America

2015-05-27 14:17:27

China's participation in the Global Market Forum during the upcoming Bookexpo America will provide the American public with more access to understand it, Chinese Consul General to New York Zhang Qiyue said on May 26.

Americans continue their leftward shift on 'moral' issues: Gallup

2015-05-27 14:12:24

Americans' acceptance of gay relations, having children out of wedlock and premarital sex now stands at a record high, reflecting a continued shift to the left.

Storms kill 16 in Texas, Oklahoma; Houston flooded

2015-05-27 11:03:32

Torrential rains have killed at least 16 people in Texas and Oklahoma, including four in Houston where floods turned streets into rivers and led to about 1,000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous US city, officials said on Tuesday.

Obama to host South Korea's Park in mid-June

2015-05-27 10:24:00

US President Barack Obama will welcome South Korean President Park Geun-hye to the White House on June 16, the White House said Tuesday.

Cleveland, US Justice Department announce police settlement

2015-05-27 10:16:15

Cleveland agreed to overhaul its police department under the supervision of a federal monitor in a settlement announced Tuesday with the US Department of Justice.

California oil spill takes toll on marine mammals, birds

2015-05-27 09:29:43

More than two dozen marine mammals and nearly 40 birds, most of them pelicans, have been collected dead and alive from along California's oil-fouled coastline near Santa Barbara in the week since a petroleum pipeline ruptured there, wildlife officials said on Tuesday.

Charter to buy Time Warner Cable in $78.7 bln deal

2015-05-26 19:07:51

Charter Communications Inc said it would buy Time Warner Cable Inc in a deal valued at $78.7 billion, as the second and third largest U.S. cable operators look to better compete with market leader Comcast Corp.

Homicide probe to be launched into B.B. King's death

2015-05-26 13:36:37

Nevada officials said on Monday they would conduct a homicide investigation into the death of B.B. King who died this month at age 89.