An angry President Barack Obama sacked the acting head of the US Internal Revenue Service on Wednesday over a fast moving scandal sparked when officials unfairly targeted conservative groups.
An anonymous bidder paid $610,000 in a charity auction for coffee date with Apple chief Tim Cook, the organizers said Wednesday.
The White House on Wednesday released 100 pages of emails designed to quell a furor about disputed talking points framed for top officials following the attack on the US mission in Benghazi....Read More
Tesla Motors said Wednesday that founder Elon Musk would invest $100 million in the surging electric car maker, and that it would repay a loan from the US Department of Energy ahead of schedule....Read More
Health care workers and institutions came under violent attack in 22 countries last year, including 150 killings, the Red Cross said Wednesday, lamenting that such violence deprives millions of people in need of care....Read More
Asian markets slipped Thursday after US stocks tumbled on the back of weak employment and manufacturing data, as dealers eyed a policy meeting of the European Central Bank later in the day.
Chinese home prices picked up in April in their fifth consecutive monthly rise, an independent survey showed on Thursday.
Nearly 300 people representing more than 20 organizations took part in an emergency response drill at Los Angeles International Airport today that simulated an airplane crash and roughly 100 “victims” and scattered about the area.
Thousands of rescue workers combed through quake-shattered villages in southwest China on Sunday in a race to find survivors as the death toll from a powerful tremor the day before rose to 179.