Washington, May 29 : The US Department of Justice has indicted former speaker of the House of Representatives, Illinois Republican Dennis Hastert, who allegedly paid some USD1.7 million to cover up financial misconduct and hid from the FBI information on large cash withdrawals, Efe news agency reported.
Washington, May 28 : George Pataki, the former Republican governor who led the state of New York during the September 11, 2001 attacks, announced on Thursday that he was running for the 2016 presidential race.
Washington, May 28 : One man was killed and another was injured in a shooting incident on Interstate 295 near Washington DC during Thursday's morning rush hour, media reported.
Washington, May 28 : The US administration will not seek Supreme Court protection to carry out President Barack Obama's immigration measures designed to normalise the status of five million undocumented foreigners, which he announced six months ago but the implementation of which a court temporarily put on hold.
Washington, May 28 : The US military has accidentally sent live Anthrax to a private lab in Maryland, US media reported.
Washington, May 27 : The toll has risen to 16 after three days of intense storms and floods in the US states of Texas and Oklahoma, Efe news agency reported on Wednesday.
Washington, May 26 : The US President Barack Obama called the fallen US soldiers "a debt we can never fully repay" during a visit to the Arlington National Cemetery.
Washington, May 24 : The US Senate has rejected a bill that would curb the country's National Security Agency (NSA)'s bulk collection of telephone data, leaving it uncertain the fate of the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month.
Washington, May 24 : A police officer in Cleveland, Ohio, was acquitted by a judge for the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects, both black, after police chased the victims' car on November 2012.
Washington, May 23 : An 11-year-old Indian-American kid, has graduated from a Californian college with three associate degrees in math, science and foreign language studies. At an age, when most kids of his age are busy scrolling through iPads or smartphones, this Indian American is different.
Washington, May 23 : The US State Department has published online 296 emails from former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's account.
New York, May 22 : A New York woman who said she hates Hindus and killed a Hindu man by pushing him under a metro train has been sentenced to 24 years in prison, a local has prosecutor announced.
New York, May 22 : An Indian national along with two other people was charged with conspiracy to trick distressed homeowners into selling their residences and reaping millions of dollars through the fraud.
New York, May 22 : Ever heard of Mary Jo Brown? Well, she is the proud manager of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's Twitter account - for a while though.
Washington, May 22 : President Barack Obama said in an interview published Thursday that the US is not losing the fight against the Islamic State radical group in Iraq and Syria, but he acknowledged that it will be necessary to intensify the training of Sunni militias in some zones to support Iraqi military forces.
Washington, May 22 : Americans' favourable ratings of US President Barack Obama now stand at 53 percent, which marks his highest score since September 2013, Gallup found in a poll released on Thursday.
Washington, May 21 : The US Air Force's mysterious X-37B space plane was launched on Wednesday for its fourth secret space mission.
Washington, May 20 : US President Barack Obama broke a Guinness record by becoming the fastest person to garner one million followers on Twitter, a feat he accomplished in less than five hours with his new account @POTUS, Efe news agency reported.
Washington, May 20 : A federal judge on Tuesday rejected the State Department's plan to publish next January the emails of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
Washington, May 19 : The US Department of State has proposed to the US District Court in Washington to make public official emails Hillary Clinton exchanged on a private server while engaged as secretary of state, Politico newspaper reported.
Washington, May 18 : At least nine people were kiled and 18 injured in a shootout between rival biker gangs in Texas' Waco city on Sunday afternoon, police said on Monday.
New York, May 16 : With the number of childless and unmarried people increasing in the US, nearly one-quarter of Americans over the age of 65 are currently or at risk to become "elder orphans," a vulnerable group requiring greater support, says a new study.
Washington, May 16 : Americans are more likely to say Hillary Clinton would do a good job handling foreign affairs as president, but they believe her greatest strength would be race relations, according to a new poll.
Kathmandu, May 15 : More than 60 hours after it was reported missing, the debris of a US helicopter that crashed in the mountainous terrain of Nepal were recovered on Friday by a search and rescue mission which also found the bodies of three of the eight people on board.
Washington, May 14 : A 14-year-old Indian-American won this year's National Geographic Bee, the contest about the geograophy IQ, in which the runner-up and the second runner-up are also of Indian origin.
Washington, May 14 : The US House of Representatives has voted to terminate the National Security Agency's telephone data collection programme, declared "illegal" in a federal court last week, Efe news agency reported.
Washington, May xx : Four Indian Americans - Sanjeev Arora, Sangeeta N. Bhatia, Ravindran Kannan and Renu Malhotra - are among 197 new members of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a leading centre for independent policy research.
Washington, May 14 : The US Central Command has said that it cannot "corroborate" the death of the second-in-command of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, Abu Ala al Afri, in the Iraqi town of Tal Afar, Efe news agency reported.
New York, May 13 : Fueled by immigration, America's Hindu population has reached 2.23 million, an increase of about one million or 85.8 percent since 2007, making Hinduism the fourth-largest faith, according to estimates based on wide-ranging study of religions in the nation.
New York, May 13 : Director Aditya Vikram Sengupta's 'Labour of Love', has won three top awards - Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay - at the 15th edition of the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF).
Washington, May 12 : The future library and museum commemorating Barack Obama's two presidential terms will be built in Chicago, the US president's foundation said.
New York, May 12 : New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is for the very first time scheduled to exhibit post-impressionist Dutch painter, Vincent Van Gogh's quartet of flower paintings - two of irises, and two of roses.
Washington, May 12 : American politics can sometimes border on the bizarre. Conspiracy theorists would have one believe that Democratic President Barack Obama is hatching a secret plot to invade the Republican-ruled southern American state of Texas and impose martial law?
Washington, May 12 : More than 70 tornadoes and powerful storms have hit the US over the past 48 hours since Saturday, killing at least five people and causing considerable material damage. Eight people have also been reported missing.
Washington, May 11 : US President Barack Obama surprised three women this week when he called them to congratulate them for Mother's Day, which is celebrated on the second Sunday in May, the White House has said.
Washington, May 11 : Thousands of people sang with Prince at a concert for peace in the US city of Baltimore, in a response to the riots that followed the death in custody of young black man Freddie Gray, Efe news agency reported.
Washington, May 11 : A 2016 US Republican presidential candidate has declared that a US military attack against Russia would be likely in the future in order to protect the American people.
Washington, May 11 : Two police officers were fatally shot after stopping an automobile to identify its occupants in the US state of Mississippi, authorities said. Four suspects were later arrested.
Washington, May 11 : The US is "certainly vulnerable" in its fight against the Islamic State (IS) militant organisation, Senator Ron Johnson said.
Washington, May 9 : The Pentagon decided to raise the alert at all its military bases and installations in the US, to "Force Protection Bravo" level, as defence against "homegrown extremists" inspired or instigated by Islamic State (IS) jihadists.
Washington, May 9 : The US Department of Justice will investigate the Baltimore City Police Department to determine whether it "has engaged in a pattern or practice of violations of the Constitution or federal law," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said.
Washington, May 8 : US has announced that its troops will begin training moderate Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation.
Washington, May 8 : The US Senate passed a bipartisan bill to allow Congress to review and potentially reject an international nuclear agreement with Iran.
Washington, May 8 : The US Senate has passed a bipartisan bill to allow Congress to review and potentially reject an international nuclear agreement with Iran.
Washington, May 7 : US federal judges ruled on Thursday that the National Security Agency's (NSA) bulk collection of telephone records of millions of Americans goes beyond what the Congress authorised in the 2001 Patriot Act.
By Arun Kumar, Washington, May 7 : India's growth rate is expected to rise to 7.5 percent this year and next, making it one of the fastest growing economies in the world, according to the IMF's latest economic health check.
Washington, May 7 : The Pentagon has decided to terminate its mission to accompany US-flagged cargo vessels in the Strait of Hormuz given that tensions with Iran in the region have receded.
Washington, May 7 : Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has asked the US Justice Department to conduct a civil rights investigation into the city police practices after the death of 25-year-old African-American man Freddie Gray thrusted the city into the vortex of a heated national debate over police brutality in minority neighborhoods.
Washington, May 6 : US authorities continue to search for a good Samaritan Indian American techie who was helping a crash victim when an alleged drunk driver possibly sent him over a bridge and into a river in Texas.
Washington, May 6 : The US Congress has approved a Republican budget plan that includes big cuts to public spending intended to eliminate budget deficits by 2024, and a provision to dismantle US President Barack Obama's healthcare plan.
New Delhi, May 6 : The US envoy to India Richard Verma on Wednesday voiced "concern" over reports about "challenges faced by NGOs operating in India", as the government has put the US-based Ford Foundation under the scanner.
Washington, May 6 : Despite questions about the Clinton Foundation and her use of private email as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton starts her second presidential bid as a Democratic favourite, while no frontrunner has emerged among the Republicans.
Washington, May 6 : This mother's day think beyond flowers and candies as according to a new contest, Hillary Clinton will be personally calling the moms of 5 lucky winners to wish them a Happy Mother's Day.
Washington, May 6 : The White House has said that investigators have been unable to determine if the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation was behind the attack last weekend on a Texas exhibit of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, despite the claim of responsibility IS issued via its Internet radio station.
Washington, May 6 : The US issued "specific licenses" for commercial ferry passenger service to Cuba, opening the door to the start of operations between Florida and the island, the Treasury Department told Efe.
Washington, May 5 : US President Barack Obama has selected Marine General Joseph Dunford as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, US media reported.
Washington, May 5 : A "sense of unfairness and powerlessness" has helped to fuel protests across America that have occurred after the deaths of black men at the hands of police, according to President Barack Obama.
Washington, May 5 : As Baltimore returns to an uneasy peace after riots over the police custody death of a black man, over six in ten Americans say race relations in the US are bad, the highest percentage since 1992, according to a new poll.
Washington, May 5 : US President Barack Obama has launched a new non-profit foundation intended to offer more opportunities to young minority men amid continued heated national debates about racial relations following the death of 25-year-old African-American Freddie Gray.
Washington, May 5 : The 2016 Republican presidential nomination race has become crowded as two more candidates, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Monday announced their candidacy for presidency.