Bags banned in Boston Marathon

2014-02-27 10:31:20

Bags are prohibited from this year's Boston Marathon for security concern following last year's deadly bombing, the Boston Athletic Association announced.

US space telescope spots 715 more planets

2014-02-27 10:21:39

Scientists added a record 715 more planets to the list of known worlds beyond the solar system, boosting the overall tally to nearly 1,700.

Beaming with pride

2014-02-27 05:53:58

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (center) speaks at the final steel beam topping out ceremony of the new Chinese Hospital in Chinatown on Tuesday, thanking the board of trustees, donors, construction workers, the community and more for their support to help renovate and expand this oldest community hospital in North America. Joining him is the Assessor-Recorder of San Francisco Carmen Chu (second from right). Photo by Bonnie Wong / China Daily

Chinese geopark cooperates with US counterpart

2014-02-26 14:18:31

A geopark in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province has established a friendship agreement with an American geopark, local authorities said on Wednesday.

US planning full Afghan pullout: Obama

2014-02-26 10:19:33

US President Barack Obama, in a phone conversation with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday, raised the possibility of no American troops left in Afghanistan beyond 2014.

Asiana Airlines fined $500K over SF crash

2014-02-26 10:17:25

US transportation officials fined Asiana Airlines $500,000 for failing to help family members of passengers on Flight 214 after its deadly crash last year at San Francisco International Airport.

Four million have signed up for Obamacare

2014-02-26 09:49:50

US President Barack Obama said some 4 million people had signed up for health insurance through exchanges provided by his signature healthcare law known as Obamacare.

Asiana Airlines fined for not aiding families in crash

2014-02-26 09:10:50

Asiana Airlines was fined $500,000 for violating US federal law by failing to assist family members of passengers on a flight that crashed in San Francisco last year.

Pentagon chief plans to reduce US army size

2014-02-25 10:19:37

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel outlined on Monday his priorities for 2015 defense budget cut, including plans to reduce the size of the US army to its pre-World War II levels.

Pentagon plans to cut US Army to pre-WWII level

2014-02-25 09:39:58

US Defense Secretary outlined on Monday his priorities for 2015 defense budget cut, including plans to shrink the US army to its pre-World War II levels.

US stands ready to aid Ukraine

2014-02-25 09:13:38

White House said the United States is ready to provide financial support to Ukraine to improve the East European country's economy.

Second Madoff aide testifies

2014-02-25 07:42:51

Longtime Bernard Madoff assistant Annette Bongiorno on Monday testified that she had no idea her boss was operating a vast Ponzi scheme, despite the decades she spent helping run the trading business where it originated.