East Coast blizzard bids for place in Washington DC history

2016-01-23 08:58:32

A winter storm that could bury parts of the U.S. Middle Atlantic region under nearly three feet of snow slammed into Washington, D.C. on Friday afternoon, threatening the nation's capital with record accumulations as it barrels up the populous East Coast.

Powerful snowstorm threatens US East Coast

2016-01-22 11:12:19

US East Coast cities readied fleets of snow plows, thousands of flights were canceled or delayed and residents stocked up on groceries ahead of a winter storm.

Former US Marine held in Iran arrives home after swap

2016-01-22 09:42:18

Former US Marine Amir Hekmati, released by Iran in a prisoner swap last weekend, arrived home on Thursday after more than four years in jail in the Islamic Republic where he faced the death sentence at one point.

Researchers find possible ninth planet beyond Neptune

2016-01-21 10:57:58

The solar system may host a ninth planet that is about 10 times bigger than Earth and orbiting far beyond Neptune, according to research published on Wednesday.

US mother finds adopted son's Chinese birth parents on fifth day

2016-01-21 08:08:36

Molly Sano travelled from US to China to find her adopted son's parents, hoping to reunite him with his family before he loses eyesight.

2015 Earth's hottest year on record: US agencies

2016-01-21 02:27:45

Last year was the planet's warmest year since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to two major US government agencies.

China, US should ensure smooth transition of relationship in election year: ambassador

2016-01-20 17:13:19

China and the United States must work together to ensure a smooth transition of their relationship in the 2016 election year and pave the way for its irreversible growth in the future, a Chinese diplomat said Tuesday.

Former US VP candidate Palin endorses Trump with a 'hallelujah'

2016-01-20 13:24:58

Sarah Palin, the politician-turned-reality TV star offered a passionate endorsement on Tuesday to Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, the reality TV star-turned-politician, declaring that "the status quo has got to go."

Earthquake coming? Ask your pandas, snakes and chickens

2016-01-20 11:36:19

There are more things in heaven and earth, as Hamlet said, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Glenn Frey, founding member of the Eagles, dead at 67

2016-01-19 09:30:24

Eagles became one of the most popular bands of the 1970s, with hit songs such as "Hotel California," "Peaceful Easy Feeling," and "Already Gone".

Chinese student killed in road-rage incident

2016-01-18 12:48:43

A Chinese exchange student at Arizona State University was killed in an apparent road rage incident in Tempe, Arizona.

Zillow reaches out to WeChat, NetEase on real estate

2016-01-18 10:50:59

The increasing influence of Chinese homebuyers has prompted Zillow Group, an online real estate-database company, to partner with Chinese social media app WeChat and web portal NetEase to connect China-based buyers with US real estate agents.