Magazine reveals NSA hacking tactics

2013-12-30 11:02:58

A German magazine reported that American spies intercept computer deliveries, exploit hardware vulnerabilities, and even hijack Microsoft's internal reporting system to spy on their targets.

Outrage still festers over Abe shrine visit

2013-12-30 08:28:57

Chinese community leaders from the New York tri-state area gathered during the weekend to condemn Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the Yasukuni Shrine

Times Square visitors purge bad memories

2013-12-29 02:50:46

Hoping to forget the heart-breaks and hard memories of 2013, people lined up in New York's Times Square on Saturday to discard physical reminders of unpleasant experiences with the help of industrial shredding machines.

High stakes for losing jobless benefit

2013-12-29 02:18:46

The end of unemployment checks for more than a million people on Saturday is driving out-of-work Americans to consider selling cars, moving and taking minimum wage work.

Ice storm leaves many without power in US, Canada

2013-12-28 08:04:12

Utility crews from Maine to Michigan and into Canada worked to restore power to more than half a million homes that were left in the dark by last weekend's ice storm, which has been linked to 27 deaths.

US judge upholds NSA surveillance program

2013-12-28 01:23:03

A US judge ruled the NSA's surveillance program is lawful, rejecting a challenge by the Civil Liberties Union to the counter-terrorism program.

Chinese students in US buy luxury

2013-12-28 00:41:53

Increasing numbers of Chinese students are in the market for secondhand luxury cars including the BMW in the United States.

2013 sees loss of US credibility

2013-12-27 13:12:14

While the US has always touted itself as a "beacon of democracy," critics this year have blasted Washington for its massive domestic and global spying program.

US sends missiles, drones to help Iraq

2013-12-27 10:38:03

The United States is sending dozens of missiles and surveillance drones to Iraq to help government forces combat insurgents, the New York Times reported.

Death toll climbs to 45 in Brazil floods

2013-12-27 10:18:31

The death toll from heavy rains and flooding in Brazil's southeast states of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo climbed to 45.

2 killed in Louisiana shooting

2013-12-27 09:44:27

Two people were killed and six others were wounded following a shooting outside several bars in the US state of Louisiana Thursday, local media reported.

Obama thanks troops for service

2013-12-26 13:29:11

US President Barack Obama and wife Michelle thanked US troops for their service on Wednesday during a Christmas Day visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kanoehe Bay.