Star-rich galaxy found from universe's baby years

2014-02-11 10:35:12

Astronomers have found an old and distant galaxy that is believed to date back to a time when the universe was just 650 million years old, a fraction of its current age.

US Republican leaders propose linking debt limit to military cut

2014-02-11 10:12:22

Republican leaders in the US House of Representatives will seek to make a 13-month extension of the federal debt limit conditional on the repeal of a planned cut in military pension benefits.

White House delays healthcare mandate for employers

2014-02-11 10:02:52

The Obama administration on Monday again delayed a contentious healthcare law requirement that all but the smallest employers provide coverage to full-time workers, this time by giving medium-sized businesses another year to comply.

NASA finds clues to possible water flows on Mars

2014-02-11 08:53:01

US space agency NASA said Monday its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Odyssey orbiter have sent back clues that liquid water may still exist today on the Red Planet.

Reward offered in Houston family murder

2014-02-11 00:12:37

A few hundred people from various communities in Houston, gathered on Saturday afternoon at Coles Crossing Community Center, brought flowers and candles to mourn the untimely death of Sun Maoye’s family of four. The attendees also opened their checkbooks to donate money towards a reward for tips leading to an arrest and for handling the Sun family’s financial affairs.

Families of Chinese victims get justice in US court

2014-02-11 00:12:37

For Chinese students headed for higher education in the US, safety concerns are becoming a top priority.

French president coming alone to White House

2014-02-10 15:43:05

White House officials are preparing a state visit to showcase strong U.S.-French cooperation on a host of global priorities.

US: trade enforcement action against India

2014-02-10 12:48:09

The US trade representative on Monday will announce a trade enforcement action tied to India, his office said, a move that could further rile relations after an incident last year involving the arrest and strip-search of an Indian consul.

Kerry to reaffirm positive US-China ties

2014-02-10 10:04:05

US Secretary of State John Kerry will reaffirm US commitment to pursuing a positive relationship with China in his upcoming visit to Beijing.

Manufacturing outlook: complicated, report says

2014-02-10 04:40:53

China is advantageously placed to thrive in an increasingly fluid manufacturing space as both a producer and a market for products and services, the lead co-author of a new report by the McKinsey & Co management consulting firm said.

US rebalancing must contribute to Asia-Pacific peace

2014-02-08 18:09:58

Any policy adjustment by the United States in the Asia-Pacific region must work for regional peace and stability, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said Saturday.

US Air Force drone crashes in New Mexico

2014-02-08 15:44:39

US Air Force said a drone crashed on Friday at a national park in New Mexico during a training mission.