As Obamacare begins, critics launch new assault

2014-01-03 09:08:47

Conservative activists opposed to US President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul started a new assault on the Affordable Care Act as more than 2 million people began new health coverage under the law.

Barbara Bush in 'good spirits' in hospital

2014-01-03 09:05:20

Former first lady Barbara Bush was in good spirits and doing well after being admitted to a Houston hospital earlier this week with a respiratory ailment, a family spokesman said on Thursday.

US citizens express little hope in govt

2014-01-03 08:49:17

US citizens enter 2014 with a profoundly negative view of their government, a new poll finds.

FBI: Chinese Consulate fire not terrorist act

2014-01-03 08:10:28

The FBI says a fire at the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco was not an act of terrorism.US "deeply concerned" by arson attack on Chinese consulate in San Francisco

US "deeply concerned" by arson attack on Chinese consulate in San Francisco

2014-01-03 05:32:56

The United States is "deeply concerned" by reports that the Chinese consulate-general in San Francisco was damaged in an arson attack, the State Department said Thursday.

Powerful storm brings Arctic cold, snow to US Northeast

2014-01-03 05:25:33

The first major winter storm of 2014 bore down on the northeastern United States on Thursday with heavy snow, Arctic temperatures and strong winds.

FBI Investigates fire at Chinese Consulate in San Francisco

2014-01-03 01:36:41

The FBI and San Francisco police are investigating a fire that was set on Wednesday night to the main entrance of the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco, drawing a strong protest from Chinese officials who condemned the "despicable attack."

Police probe fire attack on Chinese consulate

2014-01-03 01:03:03

Police in San Francisco are investigating a possible arson attack on the Chinese consulate general on New Year's Day.

Clintons attend New York City Mayor's inauguration

2014-01-02 16:14:20

Former President Bill Clinton and Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton attend New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's public Inauguration at City Hall in New York, on January 1, 2014.

Raul Castro warns of anti-Cuba 'campaign'

2014-01-02 15:03:22

Raul Castro warned Wednesday that someone is waging "a permanent political and ideological campaign" in a bid to dismantle the island nation's socialism from within.

Colorado starts selling retailer marijuana

2014-01-02 13:10:21

The world's first state-licensed marijuana retailers legally permitted to sell pot for recreational use opened for business in Colorado on Wednesday with long lines of customers, marking a new chapter in America's drug culture.

Chile takes seat at UN Security Council

2014-01-02 11:14:55

Chile took its seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday as a non-permanent member of the international body through Dec 31, 2015.