US Army investigates violent West Point pillow fight

2015-09-06 17:08:31

The US Army launched an investigation Saturday after an annual pillow fight by freshmen at the US Military Academy at West Point in New York turned bloody and injured dozens.

US judge upholds Arizona's 'show your papers' immigration law

2015-09-06 13:29:51

A federal judge has upheld part of Arizona's contentious immigration law, rejecting claims that the so-called "show your papers" section of the law discriminated against Hispanics.

Cuban sets Guinness World Record for seated keep-ups

2015-09-06 10:04:33

Cuban Erick Hernandez set a new Guinness World Record in Havana on Saturday by keeping up a ball for over three hours, while seated and only using his feet, according to official daily Granma.

Clinton says she paid staffer to maintain private email serve

2015-09-06 10:02:59

Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Saturday she and her family paid a State Department staffer with personal funds to maintain a private email server that she used for both personal and government matters while secretary of state.

Obama secures major foreign policy victory on Iran deal

2015-09-02 23:16:48

President Barack Obama secured a landmark foreign policy victory over ferocious opposition from Republicans and the government of Israel.

Los Angeles named US bid candidate for 2024 Olympic Games

2015-09-02 10:40:50

Los Angeles was officially selected on Tuesday as the American candidate city that will bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics after Boston pulled out of the race in July, the US Olympic Committee said.

Mother's love

2015-09-02 09:48:33

Giant panda Mei Xiang holds her cub at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in this photo taken on Sept 1.

Titanic's last luncheon menu expected to fetch up to $70,000 at auction

2015-09-01 13:36:31

More than a century after first-class passengers aboard the ill-fated Titanic ate grilled mutton chops and custard pudding in an elaborate dining room, the ship's last luncheon menu is expected to fetch up to $70,000 in an online auction.

Senior US official to visit China on important bilateral issues

2015-09-01 09:07:09

The US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel will pay a visit to Beijing next month, discussing important bilateral issues with senior Chinese officials.

China, US should overcome headwinds, manage differences

2015-08-29 15:17:39

Despite differences and occasional frictions, China and the United States should effectively manage discords and minimize their impact on bilateral ties, which are of critical importance to both countries and the world as a whole.

Xi's US visit will have big impact

2015-08-28 11:47:50

President Xi Jinping's visit to the United States next month is expected to be a milestone in building a new type of major country relationship, said Su Ge, president of the China Institute of International Studies.

Stiffer gun control unlikely, experts say

2015-08-29 07:21:19

With mass shootings all too common, it appears that no place in the United States is safe from carnage - not churches, not schools, not even the morning newscast.