Washington, Feb 12 : The US Treasury Department on Thursday blacklisted three individuals working for the Islamic State group, in an effort to attack its finances and disrupt its ability to profit from illicit oil sales.
Chicago, Feb 12 : Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose sharply on Thursday as US equities took a sharp downturn in reaction to a decreasing cost of oil.
New York, Feb 12 : US stocks dived on Thursday as investors rushed to safe-haven assets amid a global rout in risk assets.
Washington, Feb 11 : Confirming a major prediction of Albert Einstein's 1915 general theory of relativity, scientists have, for the first time, observed gravitional waves, or ripples in the fabric of spacetime, arriving at Earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe.
Washington, Feb 11 : Pandit Jasraj has been honoured in Houston for his lifelong contribution to classical Indian art. He is happy that he is able to popularise Hindustani music in the US.
New York, Feb 11 : The Sri Lankan government's appointment to parliament of former army chief Sarath Fonseka contradicts pledges to probe alleged war crimes, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.
Washington, Feb 11 : As rival presidential candidates turned to battles ahead, Republican Donald Trump basked in the glory of his huge win in New Hampshire as Democrat Bernie Sanders quickly cashed on his stunning win over Hillary Clinton. And after her 22 point blowout defeat at the hands of self-styled Democratic socialist, the Clinton camp sought to regroup focusing her campaign's energies on African-American voters ahead of the next caucus round in Nevada on February 20.
New York, Feb 11 : Examining dementia risk in a large population representing the diversity of the US, researchers have found the incidence of the brain disorder to be the lowest among Asian Americans.
Washington, Feb 11 : The US Supreme Court's surprise decision to halt President Barack Obama's climate change regulation could imperil the Paris accord and raise doubts in India and China about US commitments, according to the New York Times.
New York, Feb 11 : Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday disowned his colleagues's controversial statement that Free Basics was same as colonialism, saying it was "deeply upsetting".
New York, Feb 11 : A sequential decline in its monthly active users (MAUs) base triggered a sharp fall for Twitter shares in the after-hours trade, as the company announced its fourth quarter results on Wednesday.
Washington, Feb 11 : The US Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed the legislation to widen harsher sanctions on North Korea in response to its recent nuclear test and missile launch.
New York, Feb 11 : US stocks closed mixed on Wednesday, as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signalled that the Fed still keeps door open to further interest rate hikes, but flagging risks could delay any further moves.
New York, Feb 11 : US stocks rebounded on Wednesday as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signalled that the risks to economy could delay the rate hikes.
Washington, Feb 10 : Suggesting that patent protection in India remains outside of international best practice, the US Chamber of Commerce has ranked the country second-last in an International Index of Intellectual Property (IP) environment in 38 economies.
Washington, Feb 10 : Cruising to decisive victories in the first primary battleground of New Hampshire, two outsiders - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders - have changed the very dynamic of the US presidential race.
Washington, Feb 10 : Four Indian American engineers are among 80 new members selected to the prestigious US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for their valuable contributions to the society.
London, Feb. 10 : Hillary Clinton lost to Vermont senator Bernie Sanders in the New Hampshire Democratic primary sending shockwaves through her campaign.
Washington, Feb 10 : US President Barak Obama has proposed $19 billion for the US space agency in the fiscal 2017 budget - a little less that $19.3 billion NASA received for the fiscal 2016.
New Hampshire, Feb 10 : Outsiders Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday in a convincing manner in the run up to the US presidential election.
Washington, Feb 10 : Scientists at the US space agency NASA have discounted reports that an Indian bus driver in Tamil Nadu was killed by a meteorite, saying he was likely hit by a land based explosion.
Washington, Feb 10 : Two outsiders - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders-cruised to early victories in the first primary battleground of New Hampshire turning the nomination contests into a long drawn battle that may well stretch into spring.
Washington, Feb 10 : US President Barack Obama on Tuesday rolled out a national action plan aimed at taking near-term actions and putting in place a long-term strategy to strengthen the country's cybersecurity.
Washington, Feb 10 : US President Barack Obama on Tuesday laid out his final budget proposal, seeking $4.1 trillion of spending plan for the fiscal year 2017.
New York, Feb 10 : The US dollar fell against most major currencies on Tuesday amid a sell-off in global stocks and declining oil prices.
Washington, Feb 9 : As half a million voters in snowy New Hampshire set out to pick up their presidential nominees Tuesday, polls suggested two outsiders, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders, may clinch victory.
New York, Feb 9 : While it is easy to blame the slowing of the US economy on foreigners, a recent article published by The Forbes has said that rise of the US dollar is the root cause.
Washington, Feb 9 : The United States has reiterated its commitment to assisting the Indian government in bringing to justice those responsible for the Mumbai terror attacks.
New York, Feb 9 : A possible early human ancestor, Australopithecus sediba, didn't have the jaw and tooth structure necessary to exist on a steady diet of hard foods, suggesting that dietary changes were shaping the evolutionary paths of early humans, according to a study.
New York, Feb 9 : Researchers have discovered two new fossil fish species that could swing the jaws open extra wide, like a parachute, from the Cretaceous Period, about 92 million years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the planet.
Washington, Feb 9 : Sikh American actor and designer Waris Ahluwalia says he was barred from boarding a flight home to New York from Mexico because he refused to remove his turban during a security check.
Washington, Feb 9 : As voters in a snowy New Hampshire headed for the polls, Bernie Sanders held a 26-point lead over Hillary Clinton in the Democratic while Donald Trump led the Republican field.
Washington, Feb 9 : Following Pakistani-American Lashkar-e-Taiba operative David Coleman Headley's testimony in a Mumbai court, the US has reiterated its commitment help India bring to justice those responsible for the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
New York, Feb 9 : US stocks dropped on Monday as crude prices extended the loss.
New York, Feb 8 : People are more likely to misidentify a toy as a weapon after seeing a Black face than a White face even when the face in question is that of a five-year-old child, a new study has revealed.
Washington D.C, Feb 8 : Firms with healthy workforces appear to have a competitive edge in the stock market, according to a recent study.
Washington, Feb 8 : US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday reaffirmed the "ironclad" US commitment to the security and defence of Japan and South Korea, following the satellite launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Seoul, Feb 7 : South Korea's defence ministry on Sunday said Seoul and Washington have agreed to launch official negotiations on the deployment of an advanced US missile defence system, called Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD), on the Korean peninsula.
Washington, Feb 6 : Ahead of Tuesday's crucial primary in New Hampshire, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump returned to the debate stage to assert that he has "the best temperament" to be America's next commander in chief.
Washington, Feb 7 : The US President Barack Obama said he will ask Congress to double the country's funding for clean energy research and development by 2020, as part of his efforts to combat climate change.
New York, Feb 6 : Social media giant Facebook has blocked dispensary pages selling cannabis for medical purposes in the US state of New Jersey, even as medical marijuana has been legalised in the state, a media report said.
New York, Feb 6 : In its bid to curb the spread of terrorism-related tweets on its platform, the micro-blogging site has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts, primarily related to the Islamic State (IS).
Washington, Feb 6 : Soumitra Dutta, an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, will become the dean of a new integrated College of Business being launched by the Cornell University during the 2016-17 academic year.
Washington, Feb 6 : Louisiana's former Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal has endorsed Florida Senator Marco Rubio, giving the surging Republican presidential candidate a boost ahead of Tuesday's primary in New Hamnpshire.
Washington, Feb 6 : Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, a module pilot on Apollo 14 mission that touched down the lunar surface on February 5, 1971, died in Florida this week on the eve of the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing.
Washington, Feb 6 : Describing the chemistry between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama as a "good thing" for the two countries, White House says Obama will keep working to strengthen their ties during his final year in office.
New York, Feb 5 : In your childhood days, you must have tried sending a disk-shaped stone to skip across the surface of the water multiple times. Researchers now reveal why is it so easy to get such impressive water-skipping performance from an elastic ball with only a mediocre launch.
New York, Feb 5 : Using body mass index (BMI) to gauge health is a wrong practice as it is a deeply flawed measure, reveals a study while adding that BMI should not be the primary goal for maintaining good health.
New York, Feb 5 : Athletes with obsessive passion for their sports are more likely to be lenient towards the use of performance enhancing drugs, or PEDs, says a new study.
Washington, Feb 5 : A day after accusing rival Ted Cruz of stealing the first Republican nomination contest in Iowa by fraud and asking for a rematch in the state, Donald Trump is now focused on the next battle in New Hampshire.
Washington, Feb 5 : With the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination reduced to a direct contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the two clashed over foreign policy to Wall Street, but most of all over who was a true progressive.
New York, Feb 5 : Mapping for the first time how the Greenland's ice sheet has moved over time, scientists have found that ice in the interior is moving more slowly towards the edges than it has, on average, during the past 9,000 years.
Washington, Feb 5 : In yet another example of Pluto's fascinating and abundant geological activity, NASA's New Horizon has captured nitrogen ice glaciers carrying an intriguing cargo - numerous, isolated hills that may be fragments of water ice from Pluto's surrounding uplands.
Washington, Feb 5 : Four days before the next battle in the US presidential race, Bernie Sanders holds a two to one lead over Hillary Clinton among the Democrats and Donald Trump continues to hold a wide lead among Republicans.
Washington, Feb 5 : US President Barack Obama will ask Congress for more than $450 million in aid for Colombia's peace process, the White House said late on Thursday.
Washington, Feb 5 : U.S. President Barack Obama will require oil companies to pay $10 for every barrel of oil in his budget plan to be released next week, as part of efforts to create a cleaner, more sustainable transportation system, the White House said on Thursday.
Washington, Feb 4 : US President Barack Obama said Thursday that faith can help the US overcome fear as his Christian faith has helped him overcome fear as the nation's commander in chief.
Washington, Feb 4 : President Barack Obama has sought to reassure the Muslim community amid an "inexcusable political rhetoric against Muslim-Americans" that has seen Sikh Americans and others who are perceived to be Muslims targeted as well.
Washington, Feb 4 : A day after his "humbling" second place finish in the first presidential nominating contests, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump was back in form as he accused his vanquisher Ted Cruz of stealing the Iowa caucus.
Washington, Feb 4 : Set to arrive at Jupiter this year to study the giant planet from an elliptical, polar orbit, NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft successfully executed a maneuver to adjust its flight path on Wednesday.