• US House backs repeal of Obama healthcare law

    The Republican-led US House of Representatives passed legislation that would repeal President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare reform law on Wednesday in a mostly symbolic move likely to be scuttled in the Senate.
  • US veterans say Petraeus deserves fifth star

    WASHINGTON - US veterans have called for top Afghanistan commander General David Petraeus to receive a rare fifth star, but a lawmaker said that Congress has no immediate plans to take up the proposal.
  • Martin Luther King III to pay tribute to father

    The civil rights leader's son was expected to address a crowd gathered Monday to mark the 25th anniversary of the federal holiday for his father.

Diplomatic & Military Affairs



President Hu Visits the US

President Hu Jintao is on a state visit to the US from Jan 18 to 21.

China dream

Popular Bluff, Missouri, native Catherine Beck never imagined her summer experiences in China would change her career course.

Overseas training

Foreign placement helps civil servants study methods used in other countries. Jiang Xueqing, Hu Haiyan and Eric Jou in Beijing report.

Report finds Bush White House violations

The White House Office of Political Affairs during the George W. Bush administration violated the law by giving briefings to political employees, concludes a government report issued Monday.

Man shoots 4 cops at Detroit police station

A gunman opened fire inside a Detroit police precinct on Sunday, wounding four officers including a commander before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said.

Oldest 'Band of Brothers' vet dies

A member of the "Band of Brothers" who fought in some of World War II's fiercest European battles, Ed Mauser, shunned the limelight and kept his service with the Army unit a secret, even from some of his family.

Pro-life protest in Washington

On the 38th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion-rights decision, thousands marched to the US Supreme Court to voice their opposition to abortion rights.

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China and US

  • Sino-US trade measurement skews deficit

    Many US politicians have raised their tones in criticizing China's huge trade surplus to the United States. But that did not prevent many US technology firms from increasing their production capacities in China.
  • Obama's daughter practices Chinese with Hu

    US President Barack Obama's nine-year-old daughter, Sasha, wanted to test her Chinese skills this week while Chinese President Hu Jintao was in town.
  • Sino-US economic ties 'benefit both sides'

    The economic relationship between the United States and China "provides tremendous benefits" to both nations, US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said on Wednesday.


  • Google awards $100 million to Eric Schmidt

    Google Inc has awarded $100 million worth of equity to Eric Schmidt, who is stepping aside as CEO but will stay with the company as executive chairman.
  • GE seen posting 14 percent rise in profit

    General Electric Co is expected to report a 14 percent rise in quarterly profit on Friday, with lower credit losses at its finance arm offsetting the dulling effects of a tepid economy on heavy equipment orders.
  • Obama says Paul Volcker stepping down as adviser

    US President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker was stepping down from his role as head of an outside panel advising the White House on economic policy.

Odd News

  • Coffee spill causes diversion for US flight

    A pilot's spilled coffee accidentally triggered a hijacking alert and caused a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Frankfurt, Germany, to make an unscheduled stop in Canada.
  • Fireworks blamed in US bird deaths

    New Year's revelers in a small Arkansas town were enjoying midnight fireworks when they noticed something other than sparks falling from the sky: thousands of dead blackbirds.

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Setting tone

China's largest bank is to acquire 80 percent of a Bank of East Asia's US unit.

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