US health insurer Anthem hit by massive cybersecurity breach

2015-02-05 15:04:51

Health insurer Anthem Inc, which has nearly 40 million US customers, said late on Wednesday that hackers had breached one of its IT systems and stolen personal information relating to current and former consumers and employees.

US deputy secretary of state to visit Asia

2015-02-05 11:18:12

New US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit the Republic of Korea (ROK), China and Japan from Feb 9 to Feb 14 in his maiden overseas trip, with a focus on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and other regional issues.

Lawyers: Evidence shows Saudi Arabia aided 9/11 hijackers

2015-02-05 09:52:00

Lawyers for victims of the Sept. 11 attacks say they have new evidence that agents of Saudi Arabia "directly and knowingly" helped the hijackers.

Celebrating being mermaids at Merfest convention

2015-02-05 09:49:25

At the annual Merfest convention in Cary, North Carolina, over 300 mermaid enthusiasts came together to celebrate being mermaids.

Senior US official urges DPRK to act in 'good faith'

2015-02-05 09:21:11

A senior US diplomat on Wednesday called on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to show sincere intentions and take concrete steps toward denuclearization.

Top Obama communications advisers to step down

2015-02-05 09:08:47

US President Barack Obama's top two communications advisers plan to step down in the coming months, leaving a hole in his senior staff as the White House tries to keep attention on an ambitious agenda before the 2016 presidential campaign.

Death toll in New York train crash revised to six

2015-02-05 08:57:36

Investigators examining the circumstances of a New York commuter train accident that killed six people said on Wednesday they were collecting recording devices from the site where the train hit a vehicle stalled on the tracks in the railroad's worst-ever accident.

Experts discuss China economic future

2015-02-04 16:37:42

China has 18 percent of the world's population, so what happens in China doesn't stay in China anymore; it's a global matter, said a Houston banker.

Trial delayed for competency report

2015-02-04 15:39:17

A psychological evaluation on defendant Andrew Garcia in the fatal bludgeoning of a Chinese graduate student Ji Xinran was held Tuesday at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles.

Obama's Pentagon nominee to brave Senate confirmation grilling

2015-02-04 15:38:39

US President Barack Obama's pick for defense secretary is poised to tell Republicans in Congress on Wednesday he might eventually consider reviewing the schedule for withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan, and would push to trim wasteful spending.

Special needs kids have special talent

2015-02-04 15:28:57

A little music can make things go easier, and sometimes even help the money roll in.

More New Year celebrations come to US

2015-02-04 15:28:32

More Chinese New Year celebrations in the US will roll out soon to boost the on-going China-US cultural exchange, the Chinese Embassy's cultural minister said on Tuesday.