| Feb 18, 2010
| 11:07 AM
President Barack Obama welcomed the Dalai Lama for closely-watched White House talks Thursday, risking fallout in China over the get-together.
"The president commended the Dalai Lama's 'Middle Way' approach, his commitment to nonviolence and his...
| Jun 22, 2010
| 9:13 AM
BEIJING -- Torrential rains burst a dike in southern China, sending 88,000 people fleeing their homes and prompting China's top leaders to call Tuesday for stepped-up rescue operations.
Floodwaters breached the Changkai levee on the Fu River in Jiangxi...
| May 20, 2010
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's three-nation Asia tour is likely to be dominated by a new crisis with North Korea - this time accused of sinking a South Korean naval ship with a deadly torpedo attack.
South Korea's release Wednesday of a...
| Apr 14, 2010
China poured rescue crews and equipment into a mountainous Tibetan region Thursday in a bid to find survivors more than a day after strong earthquakes killed more than 600 people and injured thousands.
The series of quakes flattened buildings across...
| Jul 21, 2010
| 10:00 AM
BEIJING (AP) — China's largest reported oil spill emptied beaches along the Yellow Sea as its size doubled Wednesday, while cleanup efforts included straw mats and frazzled workers with little more than rubber gloves.
An official warned the spill...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Grant Achatz moved up the aisle of the plane, his carry-on draped over his gaunt frame. It was October at Reagan National Airport, a rare moment of calm for Chicago's top chef, whose wary eyes belong to a man older than 36, and whose life has been blessed...
| Jan 28, 2011
| 2:37 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Rush Limbaugh's mock immitation of the Chinese language has stirred a backlash among Asian-American lawmakers at the state and federal level.
California state Sen. Leland Yee, a Democrat from San Francisco, is leading a...
| Jan 28, 2011
| 9:05 AM
MARSHALL, Minn. (AP) — China's purchase of more than $6.6 billion in U.S. soybeans is a boon for Minnesota, one of the largest soybean producing states.
Soybean farmer Jim Call says it's a "huge deal" for Minnesota, which exported an estimated...
| Jan 26, 2011
| 4:40 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California lawmaker is calling for a boycott of companies that advertise on Rush Limbaugh's radio show after the conservative commentator refused to apologize for mocking China's president.
State Sen. Leland Yee launched the...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 7:46 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama took a significant step toward retooling his presidency with a challenge to lawmakers to rise above partisan differences to tackle economic and budget problems "decades in the making."
And while there remained stark...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 9:47 PM
COSTA MESA — Six students from the Orange County High School of the Arts were treated to a surprise encounter Tuesday afternoon with internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang.
It was more than a mere handshake.
The Chinese musician — who...