Student wounded in school shooting dies

2013-12-22 12:12:15

A 17-year-old Colorado student shot in the head earlier this month by a gunman at her high school died on Saturday at a hospital with her family at her side.

Castro urges US to respect differences with Cuba

2013-12-22 10:54:41

Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday asked the United States to respect its differences with his country, and to establish a civilized bilateral relationship.

Memorials mark Lockerbie attack

2013-12-22 04:43:04

Families of some of the 270 people who died in the bombing of an airliner over Scotland 25 years ago gathered Saturday for memorial services in the US and Britain.

Obamas hit Hawaii for year-end vacation

2013-12-21 21:29:39

Barack Obama and family landed in Honolulu late Friday to kick off a two-week Hawaiian vacation, what the US president earlier described as a chance for "sleep and sun" after a bruising year in Washington.

US judge strikes down Utah's gay marriage ban

2013-12-21 13:54:28

A US federal judge struck down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, handing a major victory to gay rights activists in the conservative state.

Obama: US needs checks on NSA data gathering

2013-12-21 11:35:27

Obama said it is possible that some bulk phone data collected by intelligence agencies could be kept by private companies instead of the US government.

India applies to UN to try to solve diplomat crisis

2013-12-21 10:17:40

India asked the UN to accredit a New York-based diplomat who was arrested for visa fraud, in an apparent attempt to defuse a crisis with the US.
US govt divided over India dispute
Diplomat's ill-treatment outrages India

Obama nominates Baucus as new ambassador to China

2013-12-20 23:44:38

US President Barack Obama Friday announced his nomination of senator Max Baucus as the new US ambassador to China to replace Gary Locke.

US Senate OKs defense policy bill

2013-12-20 14:25:52

The US Senate approved its annual defense policy bill late Thursday despite partisan rancor, agreeing to reform the way the military justice system responds to sexual assaults and boosting the Pentagon's ability to help destroy Syria's chemical weapons.

US govt divided over India dispute

2013-12-20 13:01:06

The US government sought to present a united front on Thursday and play down any signs of a rift between the State Department and law officials over how to handle the sensitive case of an Indian diplomat subjected to a strip search over alleged visa fraud.

45 US soldiers sent to South Sudan

2013-12-20 11:00:23

Obama has dispatched 45 US troops to South Sudan to protect US nationals and embassy there amid the African nation's volatile security situation.

New York mulls banning e-cigarettes

2013-12-20 10:21:49

The New York City Council on Thursday will vote on a bill that would add electronic cigarettes to the city's strict smoking ban, in the latest of many anti-tobacco measures signed by outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg.