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NYC braces for extreme heat wave

New York City (NYC) entered a state of emergency on Friday due to the first heat wave of this summer, which covers most of the Midwest and Northeast and is expected to persist through the weekend.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/20 19:59:03

Hundreds evacuated after volcano erupts in southern Peru

Hundreds of people living near a volcano in southern Peru have been evacuated after it erupted and spread ash on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/20 15:51:59

Trump meets Apollo 11 astronauts as US celebrates 50th anniversary of moon landing

US President Donald Trump met here Friday with astronauts who were aboard the Apollo 11 spacecraft, as the country celebrates the 50th anniversary of the historic moon landing.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/20 15:40:55

Iran denies US drone claim

Tensions in the Gulf region mounted Friday as Washington said an Iranian drone was destroyed after threatening an American naval vessel at the entrance of the Strait of Hormuz.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/19 21:58:43

US lawmakers urge president to sanction Turkey

Republican and Democratic lawmakers pressed US President Donald Trump on Thursday to impose sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of a Russian missile defense system, saying he should follow a law mandating penalties for doing business with Russia's military.
Source: Reuters | 2019/7/19 21:58:42

China slams US on unilateral sanctions

China has made representations to the US and urged the US to correct its wrong practices, China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday, after the US Treasury Department announced sanctions on Chinese companies over the Iranian nuclear issue.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/19 21:43:40

Pentagon to send 2,100 more troops to US-Mexico border

The US Department of Defense said Wednesday it will send about 2,100 more troops to the southern border at the request of the Department of Homeland Security.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/19 13:16:10

Chinese condemn murderer's life sentence

The Chinese public is outraged Friday morning after the murderer of 26-year-old Zhang Yingying, a Chinese scholar visiting the US, was given a life sentence instead of a death sentence as many had previously demanded.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/19 10:04:15

Trump nominates Eugene Scalia to lead Department of Labor

US President Donald Trump Thursday said he would nominate Eugene Scalia, son of the late supreme court justice Antonin Scalia, as the next secretary of labor.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/19 9:04:40

15 dead, 21 injured in bus crash in west Mexico

At least 15 people were killed and another 21 injured on Thursday when a passenger bus overturned in Mexico's western Nayarit state, local officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/19 8:13:20

Brendt Christensen, kidnapper and killer of Chinese scholar, sentenced to life imprisonment

Brendt Christensen, the kidnapper and killer of Chinese scholar Zhang Yingying in 2017, was sentenced on Thursday to life imprisonment without possibility of release, Judge James Shadid announced the verdict in a federal court of Peoria in the US state of Illinois, after the jury failed to reach a unanimous decision on whether he should be sentenced to death or life in prison.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/19 8:10:53

Number of interracial marriage increasing in US

It may not be something that jumps out at you every day, and it may not be something that you give much thought to on a regular basis, but whenever you see a mixed race couple maybe you ask yourself whether interracial marriage is increasing in the United States? The answer is yes, it is.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/18 20:33:40

Trump fires up base after failed House impeachment bid

A fired-up Donald Trump took aim once more at Democratic lawmakers who "hate" America as he hit the campaign trail Wednesday, hours after an opposition bid to impeach the US president over "racist" attacks was shot down in Congress.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/18 20:23:42

The end of the line

Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, walks out of Brooklyn Federal Court on Wednesday, after the Mexican drug lord's sentencing, in New York City. Once one of the world's most powerful and notorious criminals, “El Chapo” was sentenced to life imprisonment Wednesday – the mandatory sentence for a host of crimes spanning a quarter-century.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/18 20:23:40

First US murder conviction overturned using DNA evidence

An American man was exonerated Wednesday for a decades-old murder he did not commit, using evidence based on DNA and a genetic family tree, the first such result using a revolutionary investigative technique.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/18 19:53:41

US House votes not to continue impeachment proceedings for Trump

Despite support from nearly 100 lawmakers, a resolution to impeach US President Donald Trump was killed in the US House of Representatives on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/18 15:02:00

US, Chinese representatives meet for closer mayors' cooperation in Houston

Representatives from China and the United States are meeting here Wednesday to explore ways to further mayors' cooperation as well as celebrate 40 years of diplomatic ties between the two nations.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/18 10:22:41

US House holds attorney general and commerce secretary in contempt of Congress

The US House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress over a census question.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/18 10:16:50