Vanke to invest in Seattle apartment tower

2016-05-20 11:43:11

Seattle is getting another infusion of Chinese capital.

Obama 'focused' on 10th trip to Asia

2016-05-20 11:30:39

US President Barack Obama will leave for his first trip to Vietnam, a trip "demonstrating Obama's focus on the Asia-Pacific region".

San Francisco police chief resigns under pressure after officer shooting

2016-05-20 11:00:35

San Francisco's police chief, Greg Suhr, resigned under pressure from the city's mayor on Thursday, just hours after an officer's fatal shooting a black woman sparked new outrage in a city whose storybook beauty has been overshadowed recently by high-profile police killings.

Canadian PM apologizes for physical encounters with opposition MPs

2016-05-20 09:21:24

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Thursday apologized for the third time in two days for a physical encounter with two opposition members of parliament (MP) that resulted in a spat in the House of Commons last night.

US presidential campaigns targeted by hackers: US spy chief's office

2016-05-19 11:00:56

US presidential campaigns and related organizations have been targeted by hackers, the office of the US National Intelligence Director James Clapper said.

Google doubles down on artificial intelligence with Home and Allo

2016-05-19 10:48:59

Alphabet's Google Inc unveiled its answer to Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant along with new messaging and virtual reality products at its annual I/O developer conference on Wednesday, doubling down on artificial intelligence and machine learning as the keys to its future.

Canada wildfire evacuees get tentative return date

2016-05-19 10:28:57

Evacuees who fled a wildfire in northern Alberta two weeks ago may be allowed to return home as soon as June 1, officials said.

Facebook's Zuckerberg meets US conservatives over bias controversy

2016-05-19 10:14:22

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg heard from more than a dozen US conservative leaders on Wednesday and said he will work to build trust with users who believe the social network displays politically biased news content.

Earth sees 12th consecutive record warm month: NOAA

2016-05-19 10:13:53

April 2016 was the 12th consecutive month a monthly global temperature record has been broken, the US government's climate agency said.

California ends mandatory water conservation rules as drought eases

2016-05-19 09:40:16

California moved on Wednesday to dramatically roll back strict mandatory water conservation rules imposed at the height of the state's multi-year drought, after a wet winter eased conditions in parts of the state.

US House approves $622 million to combat Zika virus

2016-05-19 09:38:18

The US House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday to provide $622.1 million to control the spread of the Zika virus, far below President Barack Obama's request and lower than Senate legislation.

US sets final dumping margins on cold-rolled steel products from China, Japan

2016-05-18 14:08:43

The department made its affirmative final determination that these products from China and Japan had been sold in the US at dumping margins of 265.79% and 71.35%, respectively.