President Xi to visit US in September

2015-02-11 11:58:17

President Xi Jinping on Wednesday held phone talks with his US counterpart Barack Obama and accepted the latter's invitation to pay a state visit to the United States in September.

SpaceX Dragon capsule returns from space station

2015-02-11 10:14:52

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship made a parachute return into the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, while high winds in Florida scrapped plans for the company's Falcon rocket launch, NASA said.

NBC News anchor Brian Williams suspended after Iraq misstatement

2015-02-11 09:55:23

Brian Williams, the anchor of NBC's top-rated "Nightly News" program, has been suspended without pay for six months after admitting last week that a story he told about coming under fire while on a helicopter during the Iraq war was not true.

US Northeast digs out from latest winter storm

2015-02-11 09:48:08

A relentless storm that dumped deep snow on parts of the US Northeast was finally expected to wind down on Tuesday but not before bringing the Boston-area public transit system to its knees and forcing some communities to consider tossing piles of snow into the ocean to help relieve clogged streets.

Arizona mountain town mourns for American woman held by IS

2015-02-11 09:44:03

The small Arizona town where Kayla Jean Mueller grew up gathered in grief Tuesday upon learning that the 26-year-old aid worker who traveled the world on a quest to help others had died while in the hands of Islamic State militants.

Obama to bring back most US troops fighting Ebola in Africa

2015-02-11 09:37:01

President Barack Obama is set to announce on Wednesday that he will bring back nearly all of the 1,300 US troops deployed in West Africa to fight the Ebola epidemic by April 30, the White House said in a statement.

US to withdraw most of its troops fighting Ebola in Africa

2015-02-11 09:14:38

President Barack Obama is set to announce the United States will withdraw most of the American troops sent to West Africa to battle the Ebola epidemic, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

US confirms death of hostage held by IS

2015-02-11 09:02:08

The United States on Tuesday confirmed the death of an American female hostage held by the Islamic State (IS) militant group.

Jon Stewart leaving Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show'

2015-02-11 08:55:36

Comedy Central says that Jon Stewart will leave "The Daily Show" as host later this year.

US to establish new cybersecurity agency

2015-02-10 22:00:57

The US government is creating a new agency to monitor cybersecurity threats, pooling and analyzing information on a spectrum of risks, a senior Obama administration official said on Tuesday.

US Airways flight makes emergency landing at Houston airport

2015-02-10 16:57:30

A US Airways plane made an emergency landing without nose gear at Bush Intercontinental Airport in the US city of Houston on Monday night, local media reported.

US Fed official rejects proposed audit bill

2015-02-10 16:48:47

US Federal Reserve governor Jerome Powell on Monday refused a legislation proposal aimed to expand Congress' oversight of the Fed monetary policy, saying it would threaten the central bank's independence.