7 killed in Florida shooting spree

2013-07-29 09:57:29

A gunman killed six people before he was shot dead by the police in an apartment building in Miami, Florida.

Relatives of Asiana crash victims leave for China

2013-07-28 16:00:37

Relatives of three Chinese teenager girls, who were killed in an Asiana airliner crash three weeks ago, left for home on Saturday.

US assures no death penalty for Snowden

2013-07-27 15:03:55

The United States has made a formal promise to Russia not to execute or torture Edward Snowden if he is sent home to face charges of illegally disclosing government secrets.

US, Vietnam discuss trade

2013-07-27 02:53:19

Washington and Hanoi agreed on a partnership to further ties in trade, science and education after Vietnam President Truong Tan Sang met US President Barack Obama on Thursday.

A glance at Fast Draw competition

2013-07-26 20:36:42

The present-day Fast Draw competition was born from the Hollywood myth of the western gunfighter, and the idea is to draw a single action revolver from a holster, and cock, fire and hit a designated target in the shortest possible time.

Syrian rebels ask Kerry to send US arms quickly

2013-07-26 09:29:51

The head of Syria's opposition told US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday the country's situation was "desperate" and called for the United States to arm the rebels quickly and to push harder for a political settlement.

Amazon's overseas weakness overshadows strength at home

2013-07-26 08:35:48

Amazon.com Inc forecast disappointing income and revenue as it grapples with a weaker international market, overshadowing improving profitability and economic conditions in the United States.

US does not plan decision on Egypt coup

2013-07-26 08:09:23

The Obama administration told Congress on Thursday it does not plan to make a determination on whether a military coup occurred in Egypt.

Congress approves NSA spying program

2013-07-26 08:02:46

The US House of Representatives approved continuing the NSA's secret collection of hundreds of millions of citizens' phone records after a debate pitting privacy rights against the government's efforts to thwart terrorism.

US wants Russia to 'return' Snowden

2013-07-25 20:04:51

The United States does not ask Russia to extradite Edward Snowden but just wants him returned, US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul said Thursday.

US House rejects to curb spy agency data collection

2013-07-25 14:35:27

A US spy program that sweeps up vast amounts of electronic communications survived a legislative challenge in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, the first attempt to curb the data gathering since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed details of its scope.

Obama, Congress both losing public support

2013-07-25 07:37:16

Obama and the US Congress are both seeing a decline in support as rising frustration over the political gridlock has damaged public faith in them.