NSA phone program illegal, should end

2014-01-24 00:06:25

The US National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records provides only minimal benefits to countering terrorism, is illegal and should end.

2016 US presidential checklist

2014-01-23 16:47:50

This is a year of auditioning, positioning, networking and just plain hard work for people who are considering running for president in 2016.

Cold air may help lose weight: study

2014-01-23 15:12:53

Turning down temperatures at home and office may help you fight obesity, according to a new study published Wednesday in the US journal Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Lawyer denies Snowden spying for Russia

2014-01-23 11:37:20

Gossips about alleged involvement of the Russian secret services to the saga of the former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden are "utter rave," Snowden's lawyer said Wednesday.

Lawsuit blames plane’s warning systems for crash

2014-01-23 09:58:57

At least 115 plaintiffs, many of them Chinese nationals, blamed and sued Boeing Co claiming its 777 passenger jet had inadequate “auto-throttle control” and “low-airspeed” warning systems, which partially caused Asiana Flight 214 to crash at San Francisco Airport in July.

Figure-skating controversy raises questions

2014-01-23 09:53:46

Whether corporate sponsorship may have also played a role in Wagner's selection is worthy of discussion.

Argentine president ends long public silence

2014-01-23 09:46:08

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner speaks during a rally at the Government House in Buenos Aires Jan 22, 2014.

US anti-abortion rallies march for life

2014-01-23 09:36:57

Anti-abortion protesters take part in March for Life on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., January 22, 2014.

Snowden denies he got help from Russia

2014-01-22 11:12:44

Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden said he acted alone in leaking US government secrets and that suggestions by some US lawmakers he might have had help from Russia were "absurd," the New Yorker magazine reported on Tuesday.

Obama, Putin discuss Olympics security

2014-01-22 09:59:28

President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed in a phone call how best to have a "safe and secure" Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Purdue University says 1 dead in campus shooting

2014-01-22 04:44:34

One person was killed inside a Purdue University classroom Tuesday by a gunman who surrendered to a police officer within minutes of the attack in Midwestern Indiana state, officials said.

Snow storm hits US East Coast

2014-01-22 04:10:22

Heavy snow swept through East Coast of the United States Tuesday, forcing more than 2,000 flights to be canceled.