Obama to press Congress for action on IS

2014-09-09 09:22:51

President Barack Obama, senior cabinet officials and his defense and intelligence chiefs will meet with US lawmakers this week and next as the administration seeks support for an offensive against Islamic State militants.

US Navy chief: Surveillance will continue

2014-09-09 09:20:50

The US' top naval officer Admiral Jonathan Greenert said his country won't stop or reduce its reconnaissance near the Chinese coast.

Alibaba kicks off global roadshow for IPO

2014-09-09 09:10:11

China's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group on Monday kicked off its 10-day international roadshow to pitch investors prior to its expected record-breaking initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange.

9/11 museum unveils new exhibit on hunt for bin Laden

2014-09-08 15:54:32

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York on Sunday introduced to the public a new exhibit portraying the years-long hunt for, the ultimate discovery and killing of Osama bin Laden.

Obama to give speech Wednesday on Islamic State

2014-09-07 23:44:15

President Barack Obama will begin laying out a strategy this week to defeat Islamic State militants in the Middle East, meeting with congressional leaders Tuesday and giving a speech on Wednesday, the eve of the 13th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on US soil.

Kathy Griffin, Howard Stern at Joan Rivers funeral

2014-09-07 23:20:50

Even in death, Joan Rivers got what she wanted: A star-studded funeral.

A child of Guatemala seeks a seat in Congress

2014-09-07 03:15:36

Norma Torres sees herself in some of the Central American children who have flooded into the United States in recent months.

Obama delays acting on immigration until after November elections

2014-09-06 23:35:01

US President Barack Obama has decided to delay taking action on immigration reform until after November congressional elections because the issue had become a threat to his fellow Democrats, a White House official said on Saturday.

Oil slick detected after plane crashes near Jamaica

2014-09-06 16:34:52

An oil slick has been detected on the waters where a private plane crashed off the coast of Jamaica Friday while the wreckage of the plane has not be found.

US Chinese to join Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations

2014-09-06 05:46:43

Held on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Cake Festival, is the second grandest festival after the Spring Festival in China. As the Chinese gather in the mainland to celebrate, so will the Chinese who live overseas in the US.

Plane with unresponsive pilot crashes

2014-09-06 03:36:54

A private US plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed into the ocean north of the Caribbean island Friday after a journey of more than 1,400 miles.

Global conference teaches foreign SMEs how to do business in China

2014-09-05 16:58:14

Small and medium-sized enterprises or SMEs, are considered a prime economic growth engine for most modern economies. At a conference sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, officials and participants touted the opportunity that China offers SMEs.