US stands by plan to pull troops from Afghanistan

2015-01-06 13:18:24

The United States on Monday stood by plans to halve the number of its troops in Afghanistan this year and reduce them further in 2016 following Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's suggestion that President Barack Obama review his deadline.

South Dakota college band off to China

2015-01-06 12:01:48

Students from the Augustana College band in South Dakota are set to travel abroad this week as part of the kickoff of a 23-day, eight concert tour in China.

NY mayor brushes off reports of police arrests slowdown

2015-01-06 10:34:43

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio described a sharp decline in arrests and court summonses in the two weeks since two policemen were shot dead in an ambush as a few "aberrant" days, brushing off reports they were signs of a police work slowdown.

Turkey, US to sign deal to train Syrian rebels

2015-01-06 10:20:09

Turkey and the United States are expected to sign a deal this month to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters as part of efforts to battle Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, a foreign ministry official said on Monday.

NYC community rallies around Liu family

2015-01-06 09:49:36

After the funeral for fallen police officer Wenjian Liu, the New York City community is still putting together efforts to help his family.

ZTE announces development plan in US

2015-01-06 09:17:34

Cheng Lixin, CEO and Chairman of ZTE USA, talks to a packed auditorium on Jan 5 announcing his company's expansion and development plan in the US.

Thousands gather in NYC for funeral for slain police officer

2015-01-05 00:41:25

Thousands of police officers are paying their respect to a New York Police Department officer shot to death along with his partner as mourners converge from around the US Sunday for a second funeral that stands to test tensions between the city's mayor and police.

Seattle sees a surge in Chinese real estate buyers

2015-01-05 06:55:30

Some Seattle-area homes are being built or remodeled to improve their feng shui, to attract Chinese buyers.

Jury selection begins in trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber

2015-01-04 21:17:51

Jury selection is set to begin on Monday in the trial of the man accused of carrying out the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others in the largest mass-casualty attack on US soil since Sept. 11, 2001.

Republicans look to challenge Obama on energy, Cuba, immigration

2015-01-04 20:09:28

Republicans take full control of the US Congress this week with an agenda of trying to force approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and push back on President Barack Obama's sweeping policy shifts on Cuba and immigration.

Martial arts conference to be held in Georgia

2015-01-04 01:35:12

The Georgia-based Shaolin Institute will host its first conference of Chinese martial arts teachers from around the world to discuss improving martial arts services and how to raise salaries for instructors.

Slain NYPD officer's wake ceremony held in Brooklyn

2015-01-04 00:04:16

Slain NYPD officer Wenjian Liu's wake ceremony is held at Aievoli Funeral Home in Brooklyn on Saturday.