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China's top paper says no place for a 'new cold war' with U.S. 12 Jul 2014

SHANGHAI - China and the United States must avoid a "new cold war" in their international relations, China's top newspaper said on Saturday, in the wake of high level talks in Beijing between senior leaders of the world's two largest economies.

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Republicans wage uphill battle to win over black voters

CHARLOTTE N.C. - After losing the 2012 presidential election, Republicans vowed to expand their appeal beyond their shrinking base of white males. But as they concede, winning over black voters is likely to be a long and difficult task.

U.S. 11 Jul 2014

Florida's electoral map in flux after court ruling

TALLAHASSEE Fla. - Florida's Republicans, stung by a judge's decision to throw out the state's 2012 congressional redistricting plan, remained silent on Friday on whether they will appeal the ruling that found they conspired to rig the boundaries to protect the party's majority in Washington.

U.S., 11 Jul 2014

U.S. Congress seen backing extension of Iran nuclear pact

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Congress will ultimately support an extension of an interim agreement of talks on Iran's nuclear program, lawmakers and congressional aides said, despite calls by Republicans and some Democrats to abandon negotiations and return to tough sanctions to deter Tehran from building a nuclear bomb.

11 Jul 2014
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Obama administration warns money low to deal with migrant crisis

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration warned lawmakers on Thursday that U.S. border control agencies would run out of money and migrant children would run out of beds if Congress did not approve $3.7 billion in funds to address an influx of people from Central America.

U.S., 11 Jul 2014
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Obama, corporate giants announce plan to boost suppliers

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is enlisting several major U.S. and multinational companies to draw attention to an initiative aimed at helping small businesses expand and hire workers.

11 Jul 2014