Obama makes last attempt to persuade Congress to close Guantanamo

2016-02-24 10:01:15

US President Barack Obama launched a final push on Tuesday to persuade Congress to close the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, despite strong opposition from lawmakers who do not want detainees transferred to the United States.

Chinese tourists to California to top 1.8m by 2018

2016-02-24 09:50:59

As the leading destination for Chinese travelers to the United States, California is projected to receive 1 million visitors from China in 2015.

Michigan Uber driver swapped cars during deadly shooting spree

2016-02-24 09:45:04

The Michigan Uber driver charged with murdering six people switched vehicles after sideswiping a car at the start of the shooting spree, authorities said on Tuesday, adding they hoped his phone would help establish a motive for the killings.

Knights, damsels, Vikings set to recreate Middle Ages in Mexico

2016-02-23 10:35:19

Knights, damsels, musicians, dancers and drinks from the Middle Ages will bring visitors back to the past during a festival to be held in April outside Mexico City.

Ted Cruz fires spokesman after false Rubio story posted

2016-02-23 09:13:47

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz fired his main spokesman over a video that falsely showed rival Marco Rubio dismissing the Bible.

Michigan Uber driver admits role in deadly shooting spree

2016-02-23 08:44:25

A man working as an Uber driver admitted to the fatal weekend shootings of six people in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a police detective testified on Monday in a case raising questions about how the car service vets its drivers.

US, Russia agree to Syrian ceasefire to begin Saturday

2016-02-23 05:18:13

The United States and Russia announced Monday the plan for a cessation of hostilities in Syria that will begin on Feb 27, the US State Department said.

White House says magnitude of Zika challenge means new funding needed

2016-02-23 04:17:34

The White House said on Monday that it will ask the US Congress for permission to redirect some money set aside for Ebola-related projects for its response to the Zika virus.

Photos show 1930s China through American eyes

2016-02-22 11:00:52

The Chinese Embassy in Washington received a special gift from a retired US Foreign Service officer on Feb 19.

Overhauled SAT exam may pose hurdles for Chinese

2016-02-23 03:58:03

The newly overhauled SAT exam, which puts a heavier emphasis on reading comprehension, may affect the performance of Chinese students.

UN chief hails US-Russian accord on Syria

2016-02-23 01:25:02

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday welcomed the agreement announced earlier in the day by US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the terms of a nationwide cessation of hostilities in Syria scheduled to come into effect on Feb 27.

Thousands rally for ex-NYPD officer Liang across US

2016-02-22 13:29:46

Thousands of people rallied across the country over the weekend to protest what they see as an unfair conviction of Peter Liang, a former New York City police officer.