Bison officially designated as national mammal of US

2016-05-10 14:06:22

North America's bison, a living emblem of the Western frontier that roamed the continent by the millions before being hunted to near extinction in the late 1800s, was officially designated on Monday as the national mammal of the United States.

NY's nail salon owners to pay $2 million in unpaid wages

2016-05-10 11:35:33

One year after he established a task force to oversee nail salons in the state, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday that 143 salons have been ordered to pay a total of $2 million in back pay and damages to 652 employees.

Texas pipe plant to boost Chinese FDI

2016-05-09 10:04:00

By the end of this year, a $1.3 billion plant near Corpus Christi, Texas, which will make seamless pipe for the energy industry - the largest single Chinese investment in a US manufacturing facility - is expected to start production. Area economic development officials said they hope the facility will bring in additional Chinese and foreign investment to the area.

Coach seeks to beat European brands

2016-05-09 10:04:00

Yann Bozec, chief executive officer-Greater China, Coach, the global leather goods and accessories major, is targeting $610 million in revenue this year from the local unit.

Article criticizes Obama on S. China Sea

2016-05-09 10:04:00

The Barack Obama administration's provocative policy in the Pacific is gunboat diplomacy in disguise and may lead to war in the region if not quickly reversed, a US journal warned on May 6.

Direct flight links Silicon Valley to Silk Road

2016-05-09 10:30:43

A new direct flight between San Francisco and China's Xi'an launched on Sunday, linking Silicon Valley and the Silk Road.

Canada getting on top of Alberta wildfire, Fort McMurray off limits

2016-05-09 10:06:19

Canadian officials on Sunday showed some optimism for the first time that they were beginning to get on top of the country's most destructive wildfire in recent memory.

Australian PM Turnbull formally calls July 2 election

2016-05-08 15:10:59

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called an election that will likely focus on the flagging economy and issues like asylum seeker policy.

Parrot species in US cities may rival that in native Mexico

2016-05-07 07:40:21

US researchers are launching studies on Mexico's red-crowned parrot - a species that has been adapting so well to living in cities in California and Texas after escaping from the pet trade that the population may now rival that in its native country.

LA museum recreates China's caves

2016-05-07 08:33:02

For a thousand years, China's Cave Temples of Dunhuang were a popular traveler's resting stop, marketplace and religious shrine on the fabled Silk Road. Now, they are coming to Los Angeles, both in spirit and reality.

Carnegie Hall celebrates 125th year

2016-05-06 11:38:16

While most of us only get one song on our birthday, Carnegie Hall got dozens as it entered its 126th year.

Raging wildfire spreads to more areas in west Canada

2016-05-06 07:44:25

The wildfire in western Canada has ballooned to 85,000 hectares in Fort McMurray overnight and is now billowing across a wide front south of the city, a senior official said Thursday.