Boy, 12, faces battery charge in US school shooting

2014-01-17 11:29:07

A 12-year-old boy accused of opening fire with a shotgun at a New Mexico middle school, seriously wounding two students, has been charged with three counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, authorities said on Thursday.

Gay couples in Utah can file joint state taxes

2014-01-17 10:52:16

Same-sex couples married in Utah during a brief period when gay marriage was legal in the conservative, heavily Mormon state can jointly file their state taxes, the State Tax Commission said on Thursday.

China's disabled art troupe to perform in Cuba

2014-01-17 10:33:45

China's renowned Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe will perform here for the first time next month to present its show "My Dream" at Havana's National Theater.

US govt warns merchants on hacking tricks

2014-01-17 09:34:18

The US government provided merchants with information gleaned from its confidential investigation into the massive data breach at Target Corp.

US urges DPRK to quit nuclear program

2014-01-17 09:22:37

The US renewed its call for the DPRK to abandon its nuclear program after Pyongyang's fresh appeal for ending hostilities on the Korean Peninsula.

China's US debt holdings reach record high

2014-01-17 09:20:31

China's total holdings of US government debt in November reached a record $1.317 trillion, a development that could mean added pressure to help currency appreciation in the world's second-largest economy, according to analysts.

US Senate passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

2014-01-17 09:19:43

Washington's battles over government funding ended as the US Senate approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill that quells for nearly nine months the threat of another federal agency shutdown.

Wildfire out of control in Los Angeles, US

2014-01-17 08:19:35

Thick smoke is seen above the Angeles National Forest, north of Glendora, Jan 16, 2014. The Colby Fire, reported at about 6 am as an out-of-control camp fire, has grown to 1,700 acres and caused thick smoke over the Los Angeles region.

Obama set to speak about NSA activity

2014-01-17 00:15:37

US President Barack Obama was scheduled to finally give his response to Edward Snowden on Friday.

US 'double standards' threaten other nations

2014-01-17 00:12:54

Washington is applying double standards by developing new technology to attack foreign databases, while playing up cyberthreats from others, China's Foreign Ministry said.

'American Hustle,' 'Gravity' lead Oscar nominations

2014-01-17 00:01:14

Con-men caper "American Hustle" and space thriller "Gravity" led Oscar nominees on Thursday with 10 nominations each, including best picture, in the race for the world's top film prize.

US House lists 'comfort women' issue in spending bill

2014-01-16 13:59:55

The US House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a one-trillion-dollar spending bill in which a document is attached calling for Secretary of State John Kerry to encourage Japan to address the issue of "comfort women."