Mother wants son to see bio parents while he can

2016-01-12 07:33:41

A Seattle mother traveled more than 9,100 kilometers to Shanghai in hope of finding the biological parents of her adopted son before he goes blind.

Drug lord closer to US trial as Mexico starts extradition process

2016-01-11 15:25:31

Mexico is formally starting extradition proceedings against captured drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, the government said late on Sunday, in the strongest sign yet it intends to send him to the United States.

US unveils new initiatives to counter violent extremism

2016-01-09 07:07:59

Facing increased threat of violent extremism at home, the United States on Friday unveiled new initiatives to fight homegrown violent extremists, including establishing a task force and a global engagement center.

Obama defends gun-control measures in town hall event

2016-01-08 16:15:39

US President Barack Obama participated in a town hall meeting hosted by the US TV network CNN Thursday night, defending his executive orders aimed at curbing gun violence in the country.

4-month-old Panda 'Bei Bei' receives physical examination

2016-01-08 09:12:50

4-month-old Panda "Bei Bei" of US National Zoological Park receives a physical examination in Washington DC, the United States, on Jan 7, 2016.

Chinese students in US to be jailed for torturing peer

2016-01-07 15:11:29

Three Chinese students accused of torturing a peer in LA are set to be sentenced between six to 13 years after a deal with prosecutors.

California governor declares state of emergency over Porter Ranch gas leak

2016-01-07 09:32:31

California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Wednesday declared the gas leak in Porter Ranch a state of emergency.

Initial analysis indicates DPRK nuclear test 'not consistent' with H-bomb: White House

2016-01-07 03:17:16

Initial Analysis indicates that the nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is "not consistent" with a hydrogen bomb, the White House said Wednesday.

UN chief 'unequivocally' condemns DPRK nuke test

2016-01-07 03:17:16

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday condemned "unequivocally" the "underground nuclear test" announced by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), saying the act "seriously undermines international non-proliferation efforts."

US West Point academy swears in first woman commandant of cadets

2016-01-06 09:44:10

The first female commandant of cadets at the US Military Academy was sworn in on Tuesday, the latest milestone for American women who now are allowed to serve all military combat roles.

Obama says US must act on gun violence, defends new gun control rules

2016-01-06 02:17:27

President Barack Obama made an emotional plea on Tuesday in defense of his administration's plan to increase background checks for buyers of firearms over the Internet and at gun shows, saying current exceptions do not make sense.