By Arun Kumar, Washington, March 29 : Recounting her heartrending tale of woe, an Indian-American mother turned to US lawmakers for help to get back her two children allegedly abducted to India by her ex-husband six years ago.
Washington, Mar 28: A US police officer, accused of throwing to the ground and causing partial paralysis of a 57-year-old Indian has been indicted on Friday by grand jury on a civil rights charge for the use of unreasonable force.
Washington, Mar 28 : 'Clinton: the Musical' will debut off-Broadway in New York in April, featuring dancing reporters and Lewinsky scandal prosecutor Kenneth Starr singing a number called 'Sexual Relations.'
New York, March 28 : A woman in Colorado accused of stabbing a pregnant woman and removing her seven-month-old foetus has been charged with eight counts of felony and faces potentially more than 100 years in prison.
Washington, March 28 : Two influential US lawmakers have submitted a bipartisan Senate resolution calling for the US Postal Service to issue a commemorative stamp in honor of the holiday of Diwali.
By Arun Kumar, Washington, March 28 : Calling India a 'critical ally', two influential US senators have asked the new Defence Secretary Ashton Carter to place a special emphasis on deepening the US-India defence relationship.
By Arun Kumar, Washington, March 28 : An Indian-American and a Sri Lankan-origin scientist and teacher are among fourteen individuals and one organization named winners of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM).
Washington, March 28 : US economic growth decelerated in the fourth quarter of 2014 and is likely to slow further in the first quarter of 2015 despite robust consumer spending, the US Commerce Department said on Friday, a media report said on Saturday.
Washington, March 28 : US President Barack Obama spoke with Saudi King Salman, discussing recent developments in Yemen and emphasised the US support for the action taken by Saudi Arabia and Gulf Cooperation Council members, the White House has said in a statement.
Houston, March 28 : A US Airways plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Bush Intercontinental Airport here, airport officials said.
Washington, March 27 : A report released by the U.S. Justice Department has revealed that several officials from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) engaged in "sex parties" with prostitutes paid for by Colombian drug cartels.
Washington, Mar 27 : A shopping plaza in US' Arlington city has been evacuated following a bomb threat to the shopping center's central office, media reports said on Friday.
Washington, March 27 : The US confirmed on Friday that there will be a "preliminary" meeting on human rights with Cuba next Tuesday (March 31) here, which will serve to discuss "the methodology and structure of future conversations" on the subject.
Washington, March 27 : US gross domestic product (GDP) grew at an annual pace of 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter of last year, the Commerce Department said on Friday in its third and final estimate of the economy's performance during the final three months of 2014, Efe news agency reported.
Washington, March 27 : California' Indian-American Attorney General Kamala Harris has asked a state court to allow her to block a planned controversial move to put before voters a measure authorising the killing of gays and lesbians.
Washington, March 27 : The mosquito-borne chikungunya virus may soon spread to the US, predicts a new study.
By Arun Kumar, Washington, March 27 : After Richard Rahul Verma, who is the US ambassador to India, yet another Indian American has been named the country's envoy by President Barack Obama. Atul Keshap, a senior Indian-American foreign service official, has been named as ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
New York, March 27 : US stocks ended mildly lower after volatile trading on Thursday, as investors weighed the geopolitical tensions in the Middle East against an upbeat job report, a media report said on Friday.
New York, March 27 : A massive fire broke out after an explosion in a building in New York City's East Village neighbourhood, leaving 12 injured, three critically, the Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
Washington, Mar 26 : The U.S. Army has said that Bowe Bergdahl, an American soldier who was taken hostage by the Taliban and freed later on in a controversial prisoner swap deal last year, has been charged with desertion over his disappearance from an Afghani post in 2009. He could face life imprisonment, if convicted.
By Arun Kumar, Washington, March 26 : Citing the November 2008 Mumbai terror attack and four other cases, a report has concluded the US FBI has made strides in the past decade but needs faster reforms to transform itself into a threat-based, intelligence-driven organisation.
Washington, March 26 : The US has begun airstrikes to support Iraqi government efforts to recapture the city of Tikrit from the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, overcoming earlier resistance to its intervention, Efe news agency reported.
Washington, March 26 : The US has imposed sanctions on a Russian national for leading a terror group in the North Caucasus region.
Washington, March 26 : The US military formally charged Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a former Taliban prisoner who was released last year in a prisoner exchange, with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, the Army said.
Washington, March 26 : US President Barack Obama has claimed the health-care law which took effects five years ago worked "better than expected."
By Arun Kumar, Washington, March 25 : The longest-running, most prestigious South Asian film festival in the US, New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF), will open May 4 with Shonali Bose's "Margarita With A Straw."
Washington, March 25 : The US government has removed 45 Cuban companies, individuals and vessels from a list of entities suspected of supporting terrorism or drug trafficking, in an effort to promote stronger bilateral ties.
New York, March 25 : The chances of succeeding in business are higher if you are a self-promoting narcissist, but an occasional show of humility can do no harm, a new study says.
Washington, March 25 : US Secretary of State John Kerry urged the Congress on Tuesday to grant the Barack Obama administration the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) to finalise ongoing free trade talks in a more efficient manner, media reported on Wednesday.
New York, March 25 : The US has told a court here that it intends to move for dismissal of a lawsuit for declaring India's RSS as a "terror group" while seeking time till April 14 to do so.
Washington, March 25 : US President Barack Obama has said that "it's hard to envision" the creation of a Palestinian state after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent remarks rejecting the idea, and that the possibilities of a lasting peace right now are "very dim."
Washington, March 25 : US President Barack Obama has announced no drawdown of the current 9,800 US troops stationed in Afghanistan will occur through the end of 2015.
New York, March 24 : An Indian-American brother-sister duo has been awarded nearly $9 million in damages for injuries suffered when they were assaulted by two men in a night club in New York in January 2005.
Washington, March 24 : The US has promised to finance a large contingent of Afghan security forces at least until 2017 and provide up to $800 million to foster economic development in the country in its post-war scenario.
By Arun Kumar, Washington, March 24 : President Barack Obama praised the work of young Indian-Americans as he exhorted budding American scientists to "keep exploring...keep dreaming" and use the power of their ideas to change the world.
Washington, Mar. 23 : American conglomerate Google has announced plans to add two new features -- "on-body detection" and "smart lock" -- which essentially uses the accelerometer on the smart phone and judges whether the phone is in use or rested on a surface.
Washington, March 23 : Republican Senator from Texas Ted Cruz has confirmed his intention to run for the US presidential election in 2016, Efe news agency reported.
Washington, March 23 : U.S. Senator Ted Cruz has launched a White House bid hours ahead of an expected Monday morning announcement at Liberty University.
Washington, March 23 : US President Barack Obama and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday mourned the death of former Singaporean prime minister Lee Kuan Yew and offered their condolences to his family.
Washington, March 22 : US President Barack Obama has voiced optimism about a nuclear deal likely to be reached with Iran within weeks.
London, Mar 22 : A proposed new law in the US state of Minnesota aims to make masturbating into someone's hot drink a crime.
New York, Mar 21 : At least seven children were killed as fire broke out in a house in New York city's Brooklyn area on Saturday, media reports said.
Washington, March 21 : A man armed with a machete and wasp spray attacked security agents at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in the US before being shot at and overpowered, CNN reported on Saturday.
Washington, March 21 : Fire broke out in a house in New York, killing seven children and injuring another on Saturday, according to media reports.
New York, March 21 : A man's Facebook post, wherein he conveyed a fake suicide threat, has landed him in trouble with police arresting him and placing him under mental health watch.
New York, March 21 : The US state of Idaho's Catholic leadership has declared that a state senator's anti-Hindu views run counter to the teachings of the Church and Pope Francis's support for inter-religious dialogue.
By Arun Kumar, Washington, March 21 : Several Indian-Americans are among over 100 students from across the country who would showcase their inventions, and innovative science projects at the fifth White House Science Fair hosted by President Barack Obama Monday.
By Arun Kumar, Washington, March 21 : "It's like the Sundance or Cannes of film festivals that are open to the public through a government website," joked President Barack Obama as he welcomed young filmmakers to the second annual White House Film Festival. Among the 15 official selections screened Friday at the premiere emceed by Indian-American actor Kal Penn and Terrence J was "Generation Change", a film made by two teenagers after two trips to India.
Washington, March 21 : The White House said on Friday that the US cannot confirm that the extremists responsible for bombing attacks in Yemen were affiliated to the Islamic State (IS) group.
Washington, March 20 : US President Barack Obama on Friday called on Iran to release three detained Americans and help find a missing retired agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Washington, March 20 : In a bid to counter Russian aggression in east Ukraine, the White House has announced that the U.S. will start training 750 Ukraine troops.
Washington, Mar 20 : The U.S. has reportedly threatened to keep "critical intelligence" away from Germany if it offered asylum to Edward Snowden.
Johannesburg, March 20 : The U.S. military has carried out 2,320 air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants since 8 August at a cost of 1.83 billion dollars, the Pentagon said.
Washington, March 20 : The family of an Indian man who was killed after being hit by a truck in the US nearly two years ago has filed a lawsuit against the vehicle's driver and owner, a media report said.
New York, March 20 : A man accused of gun attacks at Mesa in the US state of Arizona, that left one person dead and five others wounded, appeared before a judge who set his bail at $2 million.
New York, March 20 : A 20-year-old US student who was shot in the shoulder decided to post a smiling selfie with the bleeding gunshot wound on social media rather than calling for medical help.
Washington, March 20 : The US will "reassess" aspects of its relationship with Israel after Benjamin Netanyahu's provocative statements leading up to Tuesday's Israeli elections, President Barack Obama told the Israeli prime minister during a phone call.
Washington, March 20 : Indian-American Rajesh "Raj" De has left his post as the top lawyer at the National Security Agency (NSA) to return to private practice as partner at the Washington law firm of Mayer Brown.
Washington, March 20 : President Barack Obama on Thursday signed an executive order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced by the federal government by 40 percent over the next decade, a move made as part of his administration's efforts to fight climate change.
Washington, March 20 : President Barack Obama on Thursday telephoned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to congratulate him on his election victory earlier this week, a call that had been delayed after new tensions surfaced between Washington and Tel Aviv over recent comments the premier had made.