Kerry will go to Paris for talks on extremist violence

2015-01-12 15:41:17

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he will travel to Paris this week for talks on countering extremist violence.

Chinese restaurants worry about cost of packaging ban

2015-01-12 11:02:24

Min Wang sells stewed meat at Fei Long Food Court on 8th Avenue in Brooklyn and packs every sale into an 8-ounce lunch box. Starting on July 1, Wang and other businesses that use the white foam packaging will have to put the food into something else as New York City's ban on expanded polystyrene goes into effect.

Uber sidesteps taxi-app ban in China

2015-01-12 10:55:45

Uber, the US app-based transportation and taxi company, seems to have escaped China's crackdown on cab-hailing apps.

Experts praise reform of Chinese leaders, past and present

2015-01-12 09:57:03

It was unusual for a gathering of pundits in Washington to heap praise only on a Chinese leader. Yet that was the case Friday at the Brookings Institution when they talked about former Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji.

The No Pants Subway Ride celebrates silliness

2015-01-12 09:38:32

The No Pants Subway Ride is an annual event that has become a global celebration of bare thighs. The 'celebration of silliness' is designed to make other Tube riders smile.

Iowa State student's death ruled a homicide

2015-01-12 09:06:32

The death of an Iowa State University student who was found in the trunk of her car outside an Iowa City apartment building last year has been ruled a homicide.

Sheriff's office: Man holds hostages at Texas hospital

2015-01-11 10:33:53

Authorities say a man believed to be the father of a patient has taken at least two people hostage at a hospital near Houston. It was not immediately clear if the man was armed.

US issues global travel alert after Paris terror attacks

2015-01-10 20:15:01

The US State Department on Friday issued a global travel alert for Americans after the Paris attacks this week.

Shooting at Texas car dealership leaves 2 dead, 1 injured

2015-01-09 14:21:14

Two brothers were killed and the son of one of the victims was wounded in a shooting at a used car dealership in the US city of Houston Thursday, local media reported.

US company can weather expired-meat scandal: experts

2015-01-09 13:35:15

Although a US-based food processing company involved in an expired-meat scandal in China last year is "very disappointed" with a Shanghai FDA report about its products, industry experts said the company can weather the crisis.

Daredevils run, jump and hurl themselves into 400ft canyons

2015-01-09 11:49:49

Check out these real-life Spidermen who suspend a web hundreds of feet in the air before BASE jumping into the abyss below.

Canada heralds in Chinese Year of Ram with a new stamp

2015-01-09 11:39:00

Canada's national carrier launched a commemorative stamp in Toronto on Thursday to honor the upcoming Chinese Year of Ram.