Los Angeles, July 25 : Honorary co-chair of Special Olympics World Games (SOWG) and US First Lady Michelle Obama has confirmed her attendance at Saturday's opening ceremony.
New York, Jul 25 : Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday welcomed the 70 winners of the United Nations-sponsored Many Languages, One World contest who wrote "inspired" essays in languages not their own about a new sustainable development path that will lead to an end to poverty and a life of dignity for all.
Washington, July 25 : As yet another mass shooting in the US put the spotlight back on the contentious issue of gun control, media reports said that there have been 204 mass shootings in as many days in 2015 so far.
Washington, July 25 : Democratic 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton ran into a new political storm over the use of a private server for sending official emails with reports suggesting that some emailed material contained classified information.
Washington, July 24 : The 58-year-old man who killed two people and injured nine others inside a movie theatre in US' Louisiana state before he killed himself, has been identified, authorities said on Friday.
Washington, July 24 : Barack Obama's presidency has not united whites and blacks in America, a new poll suggests, noting that Americans' negative views on the state of race relations in the country persist.
Washington, July 24 : The number of Americans initially applying for unemployment aid tumbled last week to the lowest level in 42 years, the latest sign of a strengthening job market, the US Labour Department said.
Washington, July 24 : A 58-year-old white man opened fire with a handgun inside a movie theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Thursday night, killing two people and injuring at least seven others before taking his own life, authorities said.
Washington, July 24 : A gunman shot dead at least one person before killing himself at a theatre in the US state of Louisiana, media reported.
Washington, July 23 : US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday defended the recently negotiated nuclear deal with Iran, saying the accord was the only chance to curb Tehran's nuclear programme.
Washington, July 23 : New claims for unemployment benefits in the US fell by 26,000 last week to 255,000, the lowest level since 1973, the Labor Department said on Thursday.
Washington, July 23 : In a possible dynastic clash between Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, one former president will advise his wife only if asked, while the other wonders how criticism of his brother would affect him.
Washington, July 23 : More and more teenagers in the US are using contraceptives in a decade, says Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a latest study.
Washington, July 23 : Indian-American Republican presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal faces the prospect of being relegated to a secondary forum in the first presidential debate set for August 6 as the prime time main event is limited to only the top 10 candidates.
Washington, July 22 : Four people, including two children and a woman, were killed in a shooting incident, which took place on Wednesday at a residence in the suburbs of Atlanta city in the US, a media report said. The shooter was also found dead.
Washington, July 22 : The Indian community in New Jersey has issued a message of "zero tolerance" in the wake of continuing attacks on people of Indian origin in the neighbourhood, media reported on Wednesday.
New York, July 22 : A fancy for beautiful gadgets may sometimes prove a costly affair in more ways than one -- as a burglar realised in Los Angeles, media reported.
Washington, July 22 : In a clear indication of social media's increasing clout and power to influence public opinion, the White House has launched a Twitter account and a webpage to sell the nuclear deal with Iran to the American public.
London, July 21 : A man in Ohio, US, was arrested and charged with trespassing for recording a car accident and trying to sell footage to news outlets, media reported on Tuesday.
Washington, July 21 : A community called 'ShantiNiketan Retirement Resorts' has opened in Florida (US) to offer a home for the elderly Indian-Americans in the US, media reported.
Washington, July 21 : As controversial Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shot into the lead in a crowded Republican primary field, he took a dig at his long shot Indian-American rival Bobby Jindal "who's at zero."
New York, July 21 : While cigarette and alcohol use are declining in the wake of public health campaigns, marijuana use among teenagers is on the rise in the US, says a study.
Washington, July 21 : After a burglary in an Indian American home in Texas, police fear that a crime ring that targeted people of Indian descent is back in action, the media reported on Tuesday.
Washington, July 19 : Two rival rallies were held in South Carolina state of the US by African-Americans and members of the white supremacist group Klu Klux Klan (KKK) to support and oppose, respectively, the recent removal of the Confederate flag.
New York, July 19 : Business tycoon and Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has said the US government should "boycott" Mexico since it is a corrupt country, a media report said.
Los Angeles, July 18 : President Barack Obama will make an appearance on the "The Daily Show" on July 21 before the impending departure of the host Jon Stewart.
Washington, July 17 : Four soldiers were shot dead by a gunman at US military offices in Chattanooga and Tennessee in an act of "domestic terrorism", authorities said. The lone attacker too was later gunned down.
Washington, July 15 : US President Barack Obama has urged the Congress to establish a new criminal justice system, fairer towards African-Americans and Latinos and with reduced penalties for those convicted of minor drug-related crimes.
New York, July 15 : An Indian American, accused of driving with suspended license and allegedly killing three people in a New Jersey road accident, faces up to 50 years in prison if convicted on the second degree multiple count charges, media report said on Wednesday.
Washington, July 15 : The White House has cut down the US deficit forecast for fiscal 2015 till September 30 and also for economic growth in calendar year 2015.
New York, July 15 : An increasing number of people in the US are turning to Twitter and Facebook for their daily dose of news and other information, says a survey.
Washington, July 15 : Louisiana's Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal has joined other 2016 Republican presidential contenders in decrying the historic nuclear deal with Iran saying it doesn't go far enough.
Washington, July 14 : As Iran and six world powers led by the US reached a historic accord to curb Tehran's nuclear programme, President Barack Obama vowed to fight for it in a hostile Republican-controlled Congress.
New York, July 14 : A nine-year-old Indian American girl left the Obama couple awestruck when she served a 'garam masala' Quinoa Burger with 'raita' to them -- and won a chance to dine with the First Lady at the White House.
Seoul, July 14 : The former vice-president of South Korea's flagship carrier Korean Air Lines Co., has asked a US court to dismiss a civil lawsuit that was filed by a flight attendants involved in last year's "nut rage" case.
New York, July 14 : Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed yesterday's announcements that the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP plan to institute new measures in de-escalating the fighting in the country and accelerate negotiations towards a peace agreement, the United Nations has confirmed.
Washington, July 14 : Declaring that America's deepening friendship with India is an indispensable part of US Asia rebalance strategy, US Vice President Joe Biden has reiterated Washington's commitment to take the India-US partnership still higher.
Washington, July 14 : US federal authorities arrested and charged with terrorism the estranged son of a Boston police captain who allegedly was planning an attack inspired by the Islamic State (IS) group, the Department of Justice announced on Monday.
Washington, July 13 : To understand health care policies in the US in a historical perspective rising above political rhetoric, researchers have sought to compare current President Barack Obama's Obamacare and former president Richard Nixon's health plan that was introduced 44 years ago.
Washington, July 12 : A man in detained in Alabama state in the US died shortly after he was pepper-sprayed by police, a media report said on Sunday.
Naperville (US), July 12 : The Chicago suburb of Naperville is to officially host the India Independence Day parade this year, making it the first city in Midwest America to do so.
Houston, July 11 : An Indian-origin man has been charged with robbing a pawn shop and a restaurant in Utah state, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Friday.
Houston, July 11 : An Indian-origin doctor has been sentenced to 71 months in a federal prison and ordered to repay over USD 2.2 million for health insurance fraud, the Federal Bureau of investigation announced Friday.
Texas, July 11 : President Barack Obama's administration tried again to convince the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to allow executive orders benefiting roughly 5 million undocumented immigrants to take effect.
Washington, July 11 : A failure in the federal background check system allowed Dylann Roof to obtain the gun he allegedly used in killing nine black churchgoers last month in South Carolina, FBI Director James Comey said.
Washington, July 10 : One hundred and fifty years after the end of the American Civil War, South Carolina, the first state to secede from the union, on Friday lowered the slavery era Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the State House.
Washington, July 10 : The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) thwarted terrorist plans in recent weeks to attack United States during July 4 festivities and warned against potential new threats.
Washington, July 10 : The US's United Airlines is investigating an incident in which a pilot flushed live ammunition down a toilet during an international flight from Houston to Germany, media reported on Friday.
Toronto, July 9 : An Indian, on the run for over seven years after his wife was found murdered at the couple's home in Canada, has been arrested in San Francisco, a media report said on Thursday.
Washington, July 9 : The Indian-American ringleader of a massive "call centre" fraud scam that collected more than USD1 million by impersonating FBI and tax department officials has been sentenced to nearly 15 years in jail.
Washington, July 9 : The House of Representatives of the US state of South Carolina approved on Thursday a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the State Capitol.
Washington, July 8 : Three people were killed and one injured late Tuesday in a shooting in Baltimore city, less than an hour's drive from the American capital, where rioting broke out in April after the death of a black man in police custody.
Washington, July 8 : Two gunmen sprang from two vans and opened fire killing three people near a university campus in the US city Baltimore, media reports said on Wednesday.
Washington, July 8 : As the US presidential race hots up, rival Democratic and Republican frontrunners, Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, are taking potshots at each other over immigration, while long shot Bobby Jindal criticised all as "talkers".
Washington, July 8 : The US Army is set to cut 40,000 military and 17,000 civilian posts, between 2015 and 2017, due to budget constraints, US media reported.
Washington, July 8 : Louisiana's Indian American Governor Bobby Jindal, considered a long shot Republican presidential candidate, has criticised rival real estate mogul Donald Trump for his comments on immigrants.
Washington, July 8 : Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal has been mocked on Twitter for posting a photo of himself holding and admiring a weapon while at a campaign stop in Iowa last week.
Washington, July 8 : Democratic frontrunner presidential candidate Hillary Clinton attacked her Republican rivals on immigration saying they are on a "spectrum of hostility" that was really regrettable in a nation of immigrants like America.
Washington, July 7 : Keeping up his tirade against President Barack Obama, Republic presidential candidate Bobby Jindal has suggested that "non-aligned countries like India and Vietnam are desperate and hungry for American leadership.
Washington, July 7 : A same-sex couple in the US state of Texas has filed a lawsuit against an official who refused to issue marriage licences to homosexual couples despite a June-end Supreme Court ruling that legalises gay marriages across the US.