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RepublicanDemocrat-logo-060512_21Apr14.jpg Democrats face an uphill battle in their efforts to retake control of the House later this year, but the fundraising numbers for the first quarter did provide them with some good news. The latest figures showed that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee outraised the National Republican Congressional Committee by more than $2 million in the first three months of 2014.

US President Barack Obama will begin his fifth visit to the Asia-Pacific region on Wednesday to underscore his administration's continued focus on the world's largest emerging region. The six-day trip includes stops in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines, American Forces Press Service...

NASA has selected Kathy Lueders as program manager for the agency's Commercial Crew Program (CCP). Lueders will help keep the US space program on course to launch astronauts from American soil by 2017 aboard spacecraft built by American companies, NASA said on Monday. Lueders has served as acting...

LeadingIndicatorIndex-042114.jpg Leading U.S. economic indicators showed continued improvement in the month of March, according to a report released by the Conference Board on Monday, with the leading economic index rising by slightly more than expected. The Conference Board said its leading economic index rose by 0.8 percent in March after climbing by 0.5 percent in February.

The United States has condemned the vicious attack on Pakistani television journalist Hamid Mir in the city of Karachi on Saturday, noting that it was the latest in a series of worrisome attacks on journalists in the South Asian nation. The Geo TV anchor was shot by unidentified gunmen on Saturday...

Senior Pakistani journalist and TV presenter Hamid Mir was shot at in the city of Karachi on Saturday evening. The Geo TV anchor was shot by unidentified gunmen soon after he left the Karachi airport to his office. Mr. Mir sustained three bullet injuries was immediately rushed to the Agha Khan Hospital...

An earthquake measuring 6.6 in magnitude struck Bougainville island, 59 kilometres southwest of Panguna, Papua New Guinea, on Saturday. As per the initial estimates of USGS National Earthquake Information Center, there was a low chance of casualties. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center stated that...

Amid deep concerns about the situation in Ukraine, the defense leaders of the United States and Poland have met at the Pentagon and identified new areas in which their militaries can work together, including special operations, air force cooperation, and more exercises and training. According to a...

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have expressed condolences to the families of the victims of Wednesday's ferry sinking off the coast of South Korea. In a White House statement, the president also said he's directed the U.S. military "to provide any and all assistance requested...

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has discussed regional and defense cooperation issues in a phone call with United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement. In a statement summarizing the call, Kirby said late Wednesday...

The United States and South Korea have agreed to bolster efforts to deter North Korean provocations that undermine regional stability, according to a statement released after two days of talks between US and South Korean defense officials in Washington. "The two sides reaffirmed the shared view that...

JohnKerry-Ukraine-041814.jpg U.S. Secretary Of State John Kerry said Thursday that he and his counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union have reached an agreement on a preliminary plan for ending the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Kerry was speaking at the end of the Ukraine contact group's first meeting, comprising the foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, the EU and the U.S., in the Swiss city of Geneva.

delaware-041714.jpg While Vice President Joe Biden has purportedly not decided whether he will run for president, his son Beau unveiled his plans for 2016 on Thursday. Beau Biden, who currently serves as Attorney General of Delaware, announced that he will not run for re-election this year and will instead run for Governor of Delaware in 2016.

EricCantor-041714.jpg After speaking with President Barack Obama by phone about stalled immigration reform legislation on Wednesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Virg., claimed the president still does not understand how to work with the Republican-controlled House.

philadelphiaFed-041714.jpg Growth in Philadelphia-area manufacturing activity has accelerated by much more than anticipated in the month of April, according to the results of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's Business Outlook Survey released on Thursday. The Philly Fed said its diffusion index of current activity climbed to 16.6 in April from 9.0 in March, with a positive reading indicating growth.