New GM CEO a winner early in her career

2013-12-11 10:23:00

Until two years ago, Mary Barra, the incoming CEO of General Motors Co, was little known outside the automaker. But her rapid rise inside the company was signaled more than a decade ago.

Snowstorm blasts mid-America

2013-12-11 09:38:07

A man is hit during a family snowball fight in Rock Creek Park during a snow storm in Washington Dec 10, 2013.

Teen boys build backyard roller coaster

2013-12-11 09:36:21

For Austin Twede and Porter Harding, both 19 from Idaho Falls, Idaho, you wind up with a fully-functional 50-foot-long backyard roller coaster.

Obama urges Congress to pass budget deal

2013-12-11 09:00:25

US president Barack Obama on Tuesday praised a bipartisan budget deal as a good start and urged the US Congress to quickly pass a budget based on the accord.

Asiana 214 crash hearing delayed

2013-12-11 04:48:48

The snow storm that hit Washington DC on Tuesday caused the NTSB to postpone its planned two days of hearings on the July 6 crash landing of Asiana Flight 214 in San Francisco.

An inkling of new ink from China

2013-12-10 22:42:46

Featuring 35 artists born in China, a new exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art presents 70 contemporary works that reinvigorate, subvert and honor the traditional Chinese medium of ink painting.

Obama shakes hands with Cuban president Castro

2013-12-10 21:25:54

US President Barack Obama shook hands with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro while attending the memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday.

US Senate extends gun ban

2013-12-10 14:08:04

The US Senate gave final approval on Monday to a bill to renew a ban against firearms that can pass undetected through metal detectors, but rejected calls to update the law in response to the advent of plastic guns made with 3-D printers.

Call for unemployment benefits extension

2013-12-10 10:43:49

Extending unemployment benefits for millions of unemployed Americans would help create jobs and boost the overall economy, U.S. Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman said Monday.

Google bus blocked in San Francisco protest

2013-12-10 10:35:44

A Google Inc commuter bus was blocked in San Francisco's Mission district forabout a half hour Monday morning, highlighting many residents'growing concern that an influx of affluent technology workers isdriving up costs in the city.

US urged to overhaul surveillance laws

2013-12-10 08:43:25

Eight leading technology companies called on the United States to overhaul its surveillance laws to better balance the needs of security and individual rights.

Catering to Chinese viewers a hurdle for Hollywood

2013-12-10 08:39:50

Hollywood has become hyper-aware of the potential for profits in China, which became the world's second-largest box office in 2012.