Two Chinese die in plane crash near Saipan

2013-10-07 02:53:08

Two Chinese tourists died in a plane crash near Saipan, the Consulate-General of China in Los Angeles said Sunday

US forces conduct twin raids in Libya, Somalia

2013-10-07 01:24:22

The suspected al-Qaida figure nabbed by US special forces in a dramatic operation in the Libyan capital had been living freely in his homeland after his return there three years ago, his family said

Boehner: No idea when government shutdown ends

2013-10-07 01:15:29

House Speaker John Boehner (BAY-nur) says on Sunday that he doesn't know when the government shutdown will end and says it's up to President Barack Obama to start negotiations.

Venezuela vows crackdown on 'currency tourists'

2013-10-06 06:32:22

President Nicolas Maduro's government plans to use fingerprint machines at airports to try to root out no-shows who buy tickets to scam travel-related currency controls without even flying, in the latest symptom of Venezuela's economic chaos.

Pentagon to recall most furloughed civilian employees

2013-10-06 04:31:25

The United States Department of Defence announced Saturday that it will recall most of its 400,000 or so furloughed civilians starting next week.

US House votes to approve back pay for govt workers

2013-10-06 01:01:46

US Republican-controlled House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill to pay back about 800,000 furloughed government workers once the current partial government shutdown ends.Pentagon to recall most furloughed civilian employees

Multiple tornadoes hit central US states

2013-10-05 13:47:15

Several tornadoes hit central U.S. states of Iowa and Nebraska Friday evening, causing considerable property damage.

Man burns self on National Mall

2013-10-05 09:49:14

A man set himself on fire Friday afternoon on the National Mall in the U.S. capital, local police confirmed.

Republicans hang tough in standoff over US government shutdown

2013-10-05 01:45:42

House Republicans held their ground on Friday in a standoff with President Barack Obama over the US government shutdown, accusing him of intransigence and not caring about the impact of the shutdown.

US military conducts successful missile defense test

2013-10-05 00:17:10

The US military said Friday it has successfully intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target during a missile defense test over the Pacific Ocean.

US House Speaker says US needs to address spending problem

2013-10-04 23:59:20

US House Speaker John Boehner said on Friday that US government needs to deal with its spending problem, stressing that the Republicans want neither a government shutdown nor a default.

Obama cancels APEC trip due to gov't shutdown

2013-10-04 11:51:02

US President Barack Obama has canceled his plan to attend an APEC summit in Indonesia and a East Asia summit in Brunei next week because of the government shutdown impasse, the White House said late Thursday.