12 Republicans, 4 Democrats in the race for president so far

Jun 24, 2015

12 Republicans, 4 Democrats in the race for president so far

Republicans Jeb Bush, former Florida governor Ben Carson, pediatric neurosurgeon Ted Cruz, Texas senator Carly Fiorina, former CEO Hewlett-Packard Lindsey Graham, South Carolina senator Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor, 2008 presidential candidate George Pataki, former New York state governor Rand Paul, Kentucky senator Rick ...

Jun 24, 2015

Amari says TPP agreement is possible in July

Economic and Fiscal Policy Minister Akira Amari said Wednesday the 12 countries negotiating a Pacific Rim free trade initiative can reach a broad agreement by the end of July, as U.S. Congress has neared passage of a bill that is crucial to concluding the ...

Syrian Kurds take aim at IS 'capital' of Raqqa

Jun 24, 2015

Syrian Kurds take aim at IS 'capital' of Raqqa

Backed by U.S.-led airstrikes and buoyed by battlefield successes, Kurdish fighters kept up an offensive through northern Syria on Tuesday, driving Islamic State militants out of a town near the extremists’ de facto capital of Raqqa. The capture of Ein Issa came just hours ...

Composer for 'Titanic,' 'Avatar' dies in plane crash: report

Jun 23, 2015

Composer for 'Titanic,' 'Avatar' dies in plane crash: report

James Horner, the celebrated composer for some of Hollywood’s smash-hit films, including “Titanic” and “Avatar,” died Monday in a plane crash at the age of 61, U.S. media reported. Hollywood trade magazine Variety reported the composer died when his personal aircraft crashed in Santa ...

China aims to challenge U.S. dominance in air and space

Jun 23, 2015

China aims to challenge U.S. dominance in air and space

China is mounting a serious effort to challenge U.S. military superiority in air and space, forcing the Pentagon to seek new technologies and systems to stay ahead of its rapidly developing rival, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said Monday. The Pentagon’s chief operating officer, ...