ISS astronauts to repair cooling system

2013-12-24 17:35:03

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are planning a second and final spacewalk to fix the outpost's cooling system early on Tuesday, a NASA official said.

Venezuela sets new exchange rate for visitors

2013-12-24 17:04:47

The Venezuelan government will allow visitors to get more bolivars for their US dollars, but the deal is not attractive as they can get much more on the black market.

Colombia helicopter blast hurts 2 policemen

2013-12-24 14:32:24

Colombian authorities said Monday that two police officers were injured when a police helicopter was blown up by a rebel group in Briceno, in the northwestern province of Antioquia.

Preparations for Geneva II 'on track': UN chief

2013-12-24 11:12:53

Ban Ki-moon said that preparations for the Geneva II conference are "on track", calling on all involved in Syria conflict to signal intention to "open the way for a new future".

Obamacare signup deadline extended

2013-12-24 09:36:13

As Americans scrambled to beat a deadline to sign up for insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, the White House gave most consumers an extra day, until Tuesday.

Obama plays golf in Hawaii

2013-12-24 09:23:14

US President Barack Obama plays golf at Mid Pacific Country Club in Hawaii.

Bargain-hungry holiday shoppers buy less

2013-12-23 15:21:42

US consumers shopped less on the final weekend before Christmas despite deeper discounts, the latest sign of how difficult a season this is turning out to be for retailers.

Winter storm moves across the midwest in US

2013-12-23 10:52:00

A person walks down a snow-covered sidewalk, as a winter storm moves across the midwest, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Dec, 22, 2013.

14 killed in Brazilian bus plunge

2013-12-23 09:49:47

At least 14 passengers were killed early Sunday morning when a bus fell into a ravine in Sao Lourenco da Serra municipality.

A man and a child jump off Manhattan building

2013-12-23 09:17:39

The New York Police Department says a man and a child have died after plummeting from the midtown Manhattan building, local media reported.

Apple inks China Mobile deal

2013-12-23 08:21:08

Apple says it has reached a deal to bring the iPhone to China Mobile, the world's biggest phone carrier.

'Comfort women' further honored

2013-12-23 04:51:14

A memorial commemorating the "comfort women" of World War II has been added to the Cupertino Department of Public Works's Capital Improvement Program to be reviewed in February.