US drugstore chain CVS to stop selling cigarettes

2014-02-06 08:06:00

CVS Caremark Corp will stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 stores by October 1, making it the first US drugstore chain to take cigarettes off the shelves.

US official's criticism over China's ADIZ unfounded

2014-02-06 03:41:38

A senior US security official has warned that the announcement of another air defense identification zone (ADIZ) by China would trigger an expansion of US military presence in the Asia-Pacific.

Murderer of USC Chinese students sentenced to life in prison

2014-02-06 02:54:41

One of the two suspected murderers of USC Chinese students Ying Wu and Ming Qu was sentenced on Wednesday morning to life in prison.

US envoy pledges to promote co-op in E.Asia

2014-02-05 11:53:08

Daniel Russel, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, described "sustained and robust engagement" of the US in the region as "an important stabilizing force."

US braces for rising economy, falling deficit

2014-02-05 10:43:35

With improving economy and rigorous spending cuts, the US federal government will embrace a normal amount of budget deficit in 2014.

Obama to visit Jefferson's estate with Hollande

2014-02-05 10:02:08

US President Barack Obama will take his French counterpart Francois Hollande for a tour of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello plantation next Monday.

US Senate okays ambassador nominee to China

2014-02-05 09:41:27

The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday approved the nomination of Senator Max Baucus to be the next ambassador to China.

Storm to slam two-thirds of US

2014-02-05 08:28:59

An unusually heavy winter storm heads east of the US on Tuesday, threatening roughly two-thirds of the country with what forecasters said could be up to a foot (30 cm) of snow.

Obamacare may attract fewer sign-ups

2014-02-05 07:57:01

Both the White House and Republicans in Capitol Hill moved quickly on Tuesday to respond to a nonpartisan report that predicts the healthcare law could cause more job losses in coming years.

US Senate passes farm bill

2014-02-05 04:59:13

The US Senate gave final congressional approval on Tuesday to a nearly $1 trillion farm bill that trims food stamps for the poor, expands federal crop insurance and ends direct payments to farmers, and sent it to President Barack Obama for his expected signature.

Microsoft names Nadella as next CEO

2014-02-04 22:35:29

Microsoft Corp named Satya Nadella as its next chief executive officer on Tuesday, ending a longer-than-expected search for a new leader after Steve Ballmer announced his intention to retire in August.

Over 400 flights canceled in NY snow

2014-02-04 09:32:21

More than 400 flights have been canceled due to the heavy snow on Monday at the three major airports in the New York area.