Cuba to partially privatize taxi service

2014-01-09 11:06:08

Cuba plans to partially privatize its taxi service as part of the country's recent economic reforms to streamline a bloated public sector and make such service more efficient.

Utah puts same-sex marriages on hold

2014-01-09 10:28:41

Utah will not recognize, at least for now, the marriages of gay couples who rushed to wed after a federal judge's ruling briefly legalized gay unions in the conservative.

Kerry to travel to France, Kuwait ahead of Syria conference

2014-01-09 10:27:09

US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to France and Kuwait from January 11 to 15 ahead of a key peace conference on Syria crisis, State Department said on Wednesday.

US Energy Secretary delays India trip

2014-01-09 10:12:41

US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will no longer travel to India as planned next week, an official of the US Energy Department said on Wednesday.

Brrrr! it's colder than on Mars

2014-01-09 09:13:32

A brutal chill held much of the United States and Canada in its grip, with a record-breaking cold snap bringing temperatures lower than on the surface of Mars.

Abe blasted at UN

2014-01-09 08:48:02

China’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations on Wednesday condemned Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe’s recent visit to a war memorial, warning Japan that it is taking on “a very dangerous path” and should correct its mistake.

Green card for investment rules may toughen

2014-01-09 04:15:30

As a result of a recent audit by the Department of Homeland Security, the US Immigrant Investor Program, also known as EB-5, is likely to have a stricter approval process for regional centers and projects, immigration lawyers say.

Avalanche kills grandson of Vail ski resort founder

2014-01-08 16:18:15

The 24-year-old grandson of the founder of the Vail Mountain ski resort was killed on Tuesday when a large avalanche swept them down a mountain outside the resort, officials said.

Intl drug cartels targeting elderly carriers

2014-01-08 16:00:08

International drug smuggling gangs are targeting elderly travelers, New Zealand Customs officers warned Wednesday after a 72-year-old US citizen was charged with importing millions of dollars of methamphetamine.

Former Miss Venezuela shot dead

2014-01-08 14:54:11

A former Miss Venezuela and her ex-husband were shot and killed and their 5-year-old daughter wounded when they resisted robbers by locking themselves inside their car after tire punctures disabled it on an isolated stretch of highway, police said Tuesday.

Microsoft close to naming CEO

2014-01-08 14:10:19

Microsoft Corp is closer to naming a new chief executive, according to a source familiar with the board's thinking, but it lost a front-runner candidate on Tuesday when Ford Motor Co's chief, Alan Mulally, said he would not be going to the software giant.

US, ROK vow to face DPRK threat

2014-01-08 11:34:30

Top diplomats from the United States and the Republic of Korea vowed Tuesday to face any threat or provocation by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, as the Pentagon sent more troops to the ROK.