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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.