Airport workers, others protest on Martin Luther King birthday

2015-01-16 10:37:51

Scores of airport workers rallied on Thursday in New York and other cities to demand higher wages in one of several protests planned by an array of interest groups to mark the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

US, German leaders urge implementation of ceasefire deals in eastern Ukraine

2015-01-16 10:24:11

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday voiced concern over an upsurge in violence in eastern Ukraine, calling for a "full and prompt" implementation of ceasefire deals.

Florida man executed for 1993 murder of banker

2015-01-16 10:09:05

Florida executed Johnny Kormondy, 42, on Thursday for the 1993 fatal shooting of Pensacola banker Gary McAdams and the rape of his wife, according to the state Department of Corrections.

Obama hosting UK's David Cameron for working dinner

2015-01-16 09:34:33

President Barack Obama is hosting British Prime Minister David Cameron for a working dinner as they begin their two-day visit.

US rolls out new Cuba rules on trade, travel

2015-01-16 09:21:25

The United States rolled out a sweeping set of measures on Thursday to significantly ease the half-century-old embargo against Cuba, opening up the country to expanded travel, trade and financial activities.

'Birdman,' 'Budapest Hotel' lead Oscar nominations

2015-01-15 22:20:25

Show business satire "Birdman" and colorful caper "The Grand Budapest Hotel" led the Academy Awards nominees on Thursday with nine nods apiece, including best picture, in the quest for Hollywood's top film prize.

FBI: Man planned to bomb US Capitol, kill officials

2015-01-15 21:31:13

A 20-year-old man's Twitter posts sympathizing with Islamic terrorists led to an undercover FBI operation and the man's arrest on charges that he plotted to blow up the US Capitol and kill government officials.

Yosemite climbers reach top of El Capitan in historic ascent

2015-01-15 14:07:35

Two climbers completed a historic 19-day ascent to the summit of Yosemite National Park's El Capitan in California on Wednesday after scaling the rock formation's 3,000-foot (900-metre) sheer granite face without climbing tools, representatives said.

Florida man sentenced to 20 years for seeking to join al Qaeda group

2015-01-15 10:27:41

A Florida man was sentenced to two decades in prison on Wednesday for conspiring to train for an Islamic holy war or jihad and traveling to the Middle East intending to fight with an al Qaeda-affiliated group, according to court records.

JPMorgan profit falls, hit by legal costs and lower trading

2015-01-14 21:16:35

JPMorgan Chase reported a 7 percent drop in fourth-quarter earnings Wednesday, hit by more legal costs and a drop in trading revenue.

Coolant leak at space station poses no danger to crew

2015-01-14 21:05:47

A coolant leak at a US segment of the International Space Station on Wednesday prompted its six-person crew to quickly lock it up and move to a Russian module, but they aren't in danger, the Russian space agency said.

Lingerie not focus of Victoria's Secret in China

2015-01-14 13:51:50

Victoria's Secret officially entered the Chinese market this week, but the US company famous for its lingerie will focus on selling beauty products.