Assange lauds surveillance reversal

2013-08-12 07:12:13

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has called US President Barack Obama's announcement of plans to limit sweeping US government surveillance programs a victory of sorts for fugitive former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden.

Pilot in deadly US wreck survived earlier crash

2013-08-11 16:30:14

The plane accident that killed four people in a Connecticut neighborhood was not the first crash for the pilot.

Teen found safe in Idaho; suspect killed

2013-08-11 14:04:19

A harrowing weeklong search for a missing California teenager ended Saturday when FBI agents rescued the girl and shot and killed her apparent kidnapper in the Idaho wilderness.

US pledges more oversight over surveillance programs

2013-08-10 15:19:48

US President Barack Obama on Friday pledged measures to strengthen oversight and transparency of the National Security Agency (NSA)'s classified surveillance programs following two months of controversies.

US to reopen 18 of 19 closed embassies

2013-08-10 14:04:04

The United States will reopen on Sunday 18 of the 19 embassies and consulates shut in anticipation of terror attacks, the State Department said on Friday.

Threat forces US out of consulate

2013-08-10 09:27:46

The United States has evacuated all non-emergency staff from its consulate in the Pakistani city of Lahore, citing "specific threats" amid a worldwide alert over al-Qaida intercepts.

Chilly talks expected for US, Russia

2013-08-10 09:14:12

Syria, arms control and missile defense headline what are expected to be chilly talks between US and Russian officials, a sit-down tainted by the case of US National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

Time's ripe to invest in US

2013-08-10 01:08:56

It's an opportune time for cashed-up Chinese to put money into US, owing to a favorable investment environment and lower asset prices.

US city store sign rule sparks debate

2013-08-10 00:42:53

A city in Southern California with a large Chinese community is grappling with what to do over a move to require storefronts to display at least some "modern Latin alphabet".

US issues Pakistan travel alert

2013-08-09 18:35:42

The State Department has warned Americans not to travel to Pakistan and evacuated nonessential government personnel from the country's second largest city because of a specific threat to the consulate there.

California wildfire destroys 26 homes

2013-08-09 16:07:53

A rapidly spreading wildfire chewed through a rugged Southern California mountain range on Thursday, destroying more than two dozen homes.

Kazakh students indicted in Boston bombing probe

2013-08-09 12:02:25

A US grand jury indicted two students from Kazakhstan on obstruction of justice charges, alleging they helped hide evidence related to the April Boston marathon bombing.