Obama opens JFK tribute with freedom medals

2013-11-21 02:03:49

President Obama opened a day of tributes to former President John F. Kennedy on Wednesday by bestowing the Presidential Medal of Freedom on prominent Americans.

Missouri executes serial killer Franklin

2013-11-20 22:20:58

White supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin has been put to death in Missouri. It was the state's first execution in nearly three years.

Obama's rating drops to all-time low

2013-11-20 02:32:49

US President Barack Obama's job approval rating dropped to its all-time low, while the opposition to his signature healthcare overhaul hit record high.

150 years later, Lincoln's speech long remembered

2013-11-20 02:20:27

In solemnity, thousands gathered on a central Pennsylvania battlefield park Tuesday to honor a speech given 150 years ago that President Abraham Lincoln predicted would not be long remembered.

World stock markets edge lower

2013-11-20 00:14:28

World stock markets mostly edged lower on Tuesday after the OECD cut its global economic growth forecasts, raising concerns that a recent rally may be overdone.

8 dead as tornadoes rip through US Midwest

2013-11-19 17:33:27

Dozens of tornadoes swept across the US Midwest in a rare November blast of warm-weather storms, leaving at least eight people dead and unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees.

Luxury car auction to be held in US

2013-11-19 14:52:31

A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing (estimated $1.3-$1.5 million) is on display during a media preview of the 'Art of Automobile' auction at Sotheby's auction house in New York, November 18, 2013.

Aircraft in US marks 'Dr Who' 50th season

2013-11-19 14:31:54

A flying "Tardis" remote control air craft is test flown above homes in San Diego, California November 18, 2013.

Universities' role hailed in China-US cultural exchange

2013-11-19 11:21:42

Universities should act as a bridge in people-to-people and cultural exchanges between China and the United States, visiting Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong said here Monday.

NASA launches robotic explorer to Mars

2013-11-19 07:58:06

NASA's newest robotic explorer, Maven, rocketed toward Mars on Monday on a quest to unravel the ancient mystery of the red planet's radical climate change.

Survivors of Midwest tornado sift through wreckage

2013-11-19 03:33:26

Some residents of Washington, Illinois, picked through the remains of their tornado-flattened homes on Monday, recovering what they could.

5 dead as tornadoes ravage US Midwest

2013-11-18 13:46:39

Violent tornadoes and severe storms swept across the US Midwest on Sunday, killing at least five people and leaving dozens more injured.