US approves probes against Chinese tires

Washington, July 23 : The US International Trade Commission (USITC) Tuesday approved the anti-dumping and countervailing duties investigations against imports of certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from China.

US airlines cancel flights to Israel

Washington, July 23 : Two major US civil aviation giants, Delta Airlines and US Airways announced Tuesday that they have cancelled flights to Israel due to safety and security concerns.

Declassified documents reveal how US military planned surveillance station on Moon

London, July 22 : The US military reportedly had plans to set up a surveillance station on the Moon once, declassified documents show.

Most Americans want US to stay out of conflict-torn countries: Poll

Washington, July 22 : Most American citizens oppose America's direct involvement in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine, a new poll revealed.

Indian-American convicted for paying kickbacks in stock scheme

Washington, July 22 : An Indian-American CEO of two publicly-traded companies has been convicted for paying kickbacks in return for purchases of his companies' stocks, a media report said.

US watch list up by 1.5 mln in last five years

Washington, July 21 : Data retrieved during a civil lawsuit showed that almost 1.5 million people have been added to the United States government's watch list in the last five years and the numbers are increasing with time.

Obama expresses serious concern over Gaza crisis

Washington, July 21 : US President Barack Obama Sunday called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, expressing his "serious concern" about growing number of casualties in the Gaza crisis, a White House statement said.

Cancer victim's widow awarded $23 bn in US lawsuit

Washington, July 20 : A court in the US has awarded a widow $23.6 billion in damages in a lawsuit against America's second biggest tobacco company, media reports said Sunday.

Hagel calls Dutch defence minister on MH17 crash

Washington, July 20 : US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called his Dutch counterpart Jeanine Hennis- Plasschaer Saturday and condoled the death of Dutch citizens who lost their lives in the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 crash Thursday.

MH17 shot in missile attack from pro-Russian held Ukraine territory: Obama

London, July 19 : United States President Barack Obama has said that the Malaysian airlines plane crash had been a result of a ground-to-air missile attack in the conflict area of Eastern Ukraine that is currently under pro-Russian separatists.

Michelle Obama vows to quit 'French fries'

Washington, July 19 : US President Barack Obama's wife, Michelle Obama recently swore to take a break from 'French fries.'

US envoy designate says January 5 Bangladesh polls 'undeniably flawed'

Washington, July 18 : United States Ambassador-designate to Bangladesh Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat has described the January 5 general elections in Bangladesh as 'undeniably flawed'.

The company that allows its workers just 6 min bathroom breaks!

Washington, July 18 : A company in Illinois hassles its employees by allowing them just 6-minute bathroom breaks in a day.

US offers help in MH17 crash probe

Washington, July 18 : US Secretary of State John Kerry has said his country is ready to offer help to any international investigation into the Malaysian plane crash in Ukraine that killed 298 people on board.

Strokes among elderly decrease in US

Washington, July 18 : Incidence of stroke among people aged 65 years and above has dropped by over 40 percent during the period 1988-2008 in the US, a new analysis of data shows.

US embassy official arrested at Pakistan airport

Islamabad, July 18 : Pakistan's Airport Security Force (ASF) arrested a US embassy official at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad after recovering loaded 9 mm pistols from him, media reported Friday.

First confirmed case of chikungunya in US

Atlanta, July 18 : The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has said that the first case of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus in the US has been confirmed in a person in Florida.

US judge rules California death penalty unconstitutional

Washington, July 18 : A US federal judge has declared the death penalty in the state of California as unconstitutional.

US airlines to stay off Ukraine-Russia border

Washington, July 18 : US airlines have voluntarily agreed not to fly in the airspace near the Ukraine-Russia border, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed Thursday.

US urges Israel to avoid civilians' deaths

Washington, July 18 : The US Thursday urged Israel to do more to protect civilians in its conflict with Hamas militants.

Obama condoles Malaysians over airliner crash

Washington, July 18 : US President Barack Obama Thursday expressed condolences to the people of Malaysia for the crash of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine, as well as all the families who lost loved ones in the tragic event.

Poll reveals what Americans think about Jesus' take on issues

Washington, July 17 : A new poll has revealed what Americans think Jesus would feel about the critical issues in their country.

Apple to pay 450 million dollars in U.S. e-book lawsuit

Washington, July 17 : Apple will pay an amount of 450 million dollars as a result of a U.S. lawsuit against it that said that the company had increased the price of e-books.

Americans trust Obama but not his leadership skills: Poll

Washington, July 17 : About half the population of America thinks that President Barack Obama is empathetic and trustworthy but lacks leadership qualities, revealed a new poll.

Influenza patients in US wrongly prescribed antibiotics?

Washington, July 17 : Taking antibiotics does not help patients suffering from influenza, a viral disease, but nearly 30 percent of the flu patients who were treated during the 2012-2013 influenza season in the US may have been prescribed unnecessary antibiotics instead of antiviral therapy, says a study.

US endorses Morocco's plan on Sahara

Washington, July 17 : US President Barack Obama has extended support to Morocco's autonomy plan for the Sahara in line with the policy adopted by the last three US administrations.

US seeks strong partnership with Modi government

By Arun Kumar, Washington, July 17 : Highlighting the critical role that a strong India will play in shaping the Asian landscape, the US hopes to have a "strong and collaborative partnership" with the new Modi government.

US widens sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Washington, July 17 : The US Wednesday escalated sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, targeting firms in the financial, energy, and arms sectors of Russia.

US varsity can use race as factor in admissions: Court

Washington, July 16 : A federal appeals court in the US has ruled that the University of Texas (UT Austin) may use affirmative action in admissions to ensure ethnic diversity among its student body.

NASA backs humans to find 'life beyond Earth' within 20 years

Washington, July 16 : NASA scientists have revealed that they could find the proof of aliens or habitable planets within 20 years.

Obama, Merkel vow to improve intelligence cooperation

Washington, July 16 : US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have vowed to improve intelligence cooperation between the two countries.

US-based Indian company, new owners of Jamaica Tallawahs

St. George's (Grenada), July 16 : The United States based Chalak Mitra Group (CMG) are the new franchise owners of reigning Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Champions, Jamaica Tallawahs, organisers have announced.

US to invest $11 million to curb HIV

Washington, July 16 : The US government has reviewed the progress of the National HIV-AIDS Strategy in the past four years, and has announced new funding to fight the scourge, media reported Wednesday.

Bobby Jindal still mulling 2016 White House run

By Arun Kumar, Washington, July 16 : Louisiana's Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal will not make a decision about a White House run in 2016 until after November as he tries to make his Republican Party "stop being the stupid party.

Kerry asks Arab nations to press Hamas on ceasefire

Vienna, July 16 : US Secretary of State John Kerry Tuesday warned of "great risks" to provoke violence in Gaza as he called on Arab nations to push Hamas to accept a ceasefire.

US targets Norwegian for joining Al Qaeda

Washington, July 15 : The US Tuesday announced it has designated a Norwegian citizen as a terrorist for joining Al Qaedain Yemen.

US agency halts pathogen shipments after security breach

Washington, July 15 : Reacting to anthrax and H5N1 influenza virus shipments from one lab to another in the recent past, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has suspended shipments from its high-biosecurity facilities.

Buzz Aldrin fears US may be in 'worst position' of space exploration

Washington, July 14 : Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin has recently shown his concerns over US losing its position at the forefront of space exploration.

Michelle Obama says has 'no bones to pick' with 'good people' Clintons

Melbourne, July 14 : Michelle Obama recently put down the feud talks between her family and the Clintons by calling them "good people" during a recent private Park Avenue meeting.

US Orbital launches second cargo mission to space station

Washington, July 14 : An unmanned spacecraft operated by commercial US space company Orbital Sciences Corp blasted off Sunday for its second cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA TV showed.

Obama enjoys overwhelming support from American Muslims: Study

Washington, July 13 : A new study has revealed that 72 percent Muslims in America approve of President Barack Obama.

Indian-American doctors seek younger generation's involvement

By Arun Kumar, Washington, July 13 : One of the largest ethnic professional organisations representing some 100,000 Indian American physicians is trying to involve the younger generation even as it looks at new ways of giving back to the motherland.

Osmania graduate Viji Murali named CIO of US varsity

By Arun Kumar, Washington, July 13 : An Osmania University, Hyderabad, graduate Viji Murali, has been named chief information officer and vice provost of Information and Educational Technology at the University of California, Davis.

President Obama is 'huge fan' of LeBron James

Washington, July 12 : White House press secretary Josh Earnest revealed President Barack Obama to be huge fan of LeBron James.

Obama jumps queue for lunch by buying meals for those behind him!

Washington, July 12 : US President Barack Obama recently jumped a long cue at Franklin Barbecue restaurant in Austin, but made up for it by buying lunch for those behind him.

Meet the Texas barber who cuts WC themed hair

Washington, July 12 : A barber from Texas can draw, cut and color one's favorite FIFA star into their hair.

Indian-American lawmaker for dialogue with India on nuclear issues

Washington, July 12 : Ami Bera, the lone Indian-American member of US House of Representatives, has called for an open dialogue with India on issues like liability concerns to open Indian energy market to US companies.

US lawmakers to foster closer India ties through community

By Arun Kumar, Washington, July 12 : Three leading Democratic lawmakers have vowed to engage with the Indian-American community to identify possible areas for near-term collaboration and work to address challenges in the US-India partnership.

US economic delegation reaching India July 12

New Delhi, July 11 : A US economic delegation led by Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Director General of the US and Foreign Commercial Service, Arun M. Kumar will be visiting India from July 12 to July 18, a US embassy press release said here.

Indian woman arrested for child abduction in US

New York, July 11 : An Indian woman was arrested in the US when she arrived at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport eight years after she apparently forcibly took her son away to India and brought him back again.

Extradited Indian-origin man gets life in US

New York, July 11 : An Indian-origin man, who was extradited to the US from India to face trial, was sentenced to life for killing his wife and two children in 2008.

US welcomes choice of new UN special envoy for Syria

Washington, July 11 : US Secretary of State John Kerry has welcomed the appointment of veteran diplomat Staffan de Mistura as the new UN special envoy for Syria.

US working to stop Hamas attacks to defuse Mideast tension

Washington, July 11 : The US has said it is working to end rocket fire from Hamas in an effort to defuse the current crisis in the Middle East.

Indian mathematician wins Polya Prize for solving knotty riddle

By Arun Kumar, Washington, July 11 : A young Indian mathematician, Nikhil Srivastava, has been named a joint winner of the prestigious George Polya Prize for finding proof of a riddle that had eluded mathematicians for more than half a century.

Washington avoids reaction on US intelligence chief's expulsion

Washington, July 11 : The Obama administration declined Thursday to discuss its possible response to Germany's expulsion of the representative of US intelligence agencies in Berlin in a growing spy row.

Budget first step for India's economic revival: USIBC

Washington, July 10 : A leading American trade association seeking stronger commercial ties with India has welcomed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's 2014-15 Union budget "as an overall important first step toward India's economic revival".

Man jailed for elderly Indian-American man's death

New York, July 10 : An elderly man in the US has been sentenced to 17 years in jail for bludgeoning his roommate to death with the metal footrest of a wheelchair last year, media reported.

US intelligence agencies spied on Muslim Americans

London, July 10 : U.S. spy agencies pried into e-mails of five Muslim Americans in order to identify threats to national security, reveal documents leaked by ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

Gunman kills six of a family in US

Houston, July 10 : A gunman shot dead six family members, including four children and two adults, and injured another before surrendering himself to police in the US city of Houston, media reported.

100 American students to do volunteer programmes in India

Washington, July 10 : About 100 American high school and college students will travel to the Indian cities of Hyderabad, Vadodara and Indore to provide their at-risk peers, mostly juvenile delinquents and orphans, basic life skills.