Security breached: Intruder gets into White House

2014-09-20 20:11:07

The US Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended.

Apple's new iPhone 6 goes on sale

2014-09-20 09:35:45

Local resident Andreas Gibson celebrates with employees outside the Fifth Avenue Apple store after being the first to exit with an iPhone 6 in hand on the first day of sales in Manhattan, New York September 19, 2014.

White House swiftly evacuated

2014-09-20 09:16:58

The White House was swiftly evacuated on Friday night because an intruder reportedly jumped over the fence and ran on the grounds of the complex shortly after President Barack Obama left the building.

Alibaba shares close at $93.89, surging 38% in trading debut

2014-09-20 06:48:43

China's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Limited Friday ended its first day of trading at $93. 89 a piece, surging 38 percent following a record initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.

Carbon issue consensus is expected at UN

2014-09-19 12:12:34

Next week's United Nations climate-change summit should see participating countries reach a consensus and "shared vision" on low-carbon development at the global, national and regional levels, said Zou Ji, deputy director of a Chinese climate-change think tank.

Obama pledges diplomatic resolution of Ukraine crisis

2014-09-19 09:55:13

US President Barack Obama on Thursday pledged continued efforts to seek a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis.

US House okay's plan to train Syrian

2014-09-18 16:32:54

The US House of Representatives approved President Barack Obama's plan to train and equip Syrian rebels as part of efforts to fight the Islamic State militant group.

Obama reiterates no ground troops against IS

2014-09-18 11:23:14

US President Barack Obama reiterated that the United States will not use ground troops against Iraq to fight against the Islamic State.

Obama visits elementary school

2014-09-18 10:11:43

US President Barack Obama smiles while visiting the Clarence Tinker elementary school children, at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, September 17, 2014.

US to begin Ebola equipment lift to Liberia

2014-09-18 10:11:36

The first planeload of hospital equipment in the US military's battle against West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak will arrive in Liberia on Friday.

No time to waste as Obama ups aid

2014-09-17 16:03:58

An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the US response to the epidemic in West Africa.

King Fire ravages California

2014-09-17 11:50:06

The King Fire led officials to call on about 400 people to evacuate from areas threatened by the blaze.