No one injured after US commuter train derails

2014-02-08 15:40:54

A six-car Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) train derailed in northern Chicago suburb during rush hour on Friday evening, leaving commuters stranded. No injuries were reported.

Obama taps Robert Work as next deputy Pentagon chief

2014-02-08 14:01:33

US President Barack Obama has nominated Robert Work, former undersecretary of the Navy, as next deputy secretary of defense.

US Treasury Department sets debt limit deadline

2014-02-08 13:41:50

The US Treasury Department will run out of its abilities to pay the nation's debt by February 27, unless Congress takes its responsibility and raises the debt limit.

Truck, minibus crash kills 15 in Argentina

2014-02-08 10:27:18

At least 15 people were killed and 20 others injured in a car crash Friday afternoon in Argentina's western city of Mendoza, local media reported.

WH on lockdown as man tries to climb fence

2014-02-08 10:05:36

A man carrying two suspicious bags attempted to climb the White House fence Friday afternoon, prompting a lockdown of the White House grounds, according to White House pool report.

Westminster Dog Show in New York

2014-02-08 09:11:41

Dogs are seen at the Hotel Pennsylvania as part of the Westminster Dog Show in New York February 7, 2014.

Across Americas

2014-02-08 05:41:56

Toronto sound of music Vocalist Song Zuying is in fine form at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s Chinese New Year Concert at Roy Thomson Hall on Feb 3.

New US envoy 'well-prepared' for role

2014-02-08 00:24:20

Max Baucus, the newly approved next US ambassador to China, is expected to be a "good communicator" between the two countries, observers said.

US Republicans seen falling behind in election

2014-02-07 14:50:13

When Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney in the 2012 US presidential election, many political strategists saw it as a triumph of the Obama team's technological prowess.

Obama denies 'icy' relationship with Putin

2014-02-07 11:18:35

US President Barack Obama on Thursday rejected the idea of his having an "icy" relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Senate OKs Max Baucus as new ambassador to China

2014-02-07 06:43:15

The US Senate voted unanimously on Thursday to approve President Barack Obama's nomination of Senator Max Baucus, who has helped steer trade policy with China, as ambassador to Beijing.

US warns airlines about 'toothpaste bombs'

2014-02-06 08:13:41

US federal government has issued a warning to US and some foreign airlines that fly to Russia for the Olympic Games about "toothpaste bomb" threats.