Oregon high school shooter's parents "horrified and distraught", offer apology

2014-06-14 23:37:34

The parents of a teenage Oregon gunman accused of opening fire this week at his high school, killing a classmate before taking his own life, said they were "horrified and distraught" by their son's actions in their first public apology.

Obama faces limited options in Iraq crisis, doubts over air strikes

2014-06-14 23:10:30

Two and a half years after President Barack Obama disentangled America from a long, unpopular war in Iraq, his options for helping the Iraqi government stave off a militant onslaught are slim as doubts simmer over whether even punishing air strikes would be effective.

Army: Bergdahl 'looked good' after returning to US

2014-06-14 23:06:40

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was nervous when arrived back in the United States following five years of captivity by the Taliban, but he "looked good'' and saluted a commanding officer who welcomed him home, military officials said.

Clinton has reasons to run at her ready

2014-06-14 09:20:05

She insists she hasn't decided on a second bid for the presidency. But Hillary Rodham Clinton is laying out more reasons to run than not during her coast-to-coast book tour.

NY may ban trade of elephant ivory, rhino horns

2014-06-14 07:07:44

New York State's ban on the trading of shark fins, used in Chinese cuisine, goes into effect next month, and the sale and purchase of elephant ivory and rhino horn may be next.

Cui dismisses concern that China is a threat to the US

2014-06-13 10:13:55

Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai dismissed concern that a rising China will pose a threat to the US.

Zhaopin IPO raises $76 m on NYSE

2014-06-13 09:14:28

Zhaopin Ltd, China's most popular online jobs site, went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange, raising $75.7 million and adding to the trend of Chinese companies offering IPOs in the United States.

Oculus Rift virtual reality gears draw fans in E3

2014-06-13 08:23:47

Gamers at E3 found themselves a new toy the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset which can take gaming experience to a new level.

Blackwater guards on trial for 2007 shootings

2014-06-13 07:28:57

Four former employees of the Blackwater security firm went on trial on Wednesday, seven years after allegedly killing at least 14 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad.

Mormon women's group founder faces excommunication

2014-06-13 07:28:57

Two months after Mormon Kate Kelly led hundreds in a demonstration to shed light on gender inequality in the religion, the founder of a prominent Mormon wom-en's group is facing excom-munication.

UN denounces kidnapping of Turkish diplomats in Iraq

2014-06-12 10:43:05

The UN Security Council on Wednesday "strongly denounced the taking of hostages at the Turkish Consulate" in Mosul, Iraq's second largest city in the northern part of the country.

Chinatown leaders, NYC officials to be honored

2014-06-12 10:23:41

Leaders of Manhattan's Chinatown and New York City officials will be honored for years of service to the Chinese community at the annual gala of the Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corp on June 19.