Wednesday, September 17, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism rooted in more than a decade of war.
A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the drought-stricken region.
For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally.
Microsoft's decision to spend US$2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game “Minecraft” could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company.
BP Alaska, a major player in the state's oil industry, on Monday announced plans to lay off 275 employees and direct contractors early next year.
Billionaire investor William Ackman Monday unveiled plans to raise US$2 billion through an Amsterdam public listing that would capitalize on international interest for shareholder activism.
A widened Panama Canal will be open for business in 2016 after a US$400 million cash injection to help complete the long-delayed project was received, the waterway's chief administrator said Monday.
The Argentine economy will grow 2.8 percent in 2015, the government said Monday, despite the recession gripping the country.
The world can save both financial and environmental costs by shifting toward a low-carbon economy over the next 15 years, a high-level panel said Tuesday ahead of a U.N. summit.
The U.S. space agency's program to detect and protect the Earth from incoming asteroids is poorly managed and far behind schedule, said a government audit report on Monday.