United States of America: News

03 Mar 2024

Hamas

Ceasefire in Gaza possible within 24-48 hours: Hamas

A top Hamas official said on Sunday that a ceasefire in Gaza could be reached within "24 to 48 hours" if Israel agrees to the Palestinian terror group's demands, according to AFP.

03 Mar 2024

Taiwan

Stop bullying: Taiwan responds to China objecting Taipei official's interview

After the Chinese embassy in India objected to an interview of Taiwanese Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu conducted by an Indian news outlet, Taiwan slammed China for dictating how its neighbors operate.

02 Mar 2024

Missouri

India responds to Kolkata dancer Amarnath Ghosh's murder in US

The Indian government on Saturday announced that it has taken up the murder case of renowned Kuchipudi dancer Amarnath Ghosh with St. Louis Police for investigation.

02 Mar 2024

Joe Biden

US military to airdrop humanitarian aid into Gaza, says Biden

United States (US) President Joe Biden on Friday said the US military would airdrop food and other supplies into Gaza to address the humanitarian crisis and potential famine, Reuters reported.

01 Mar 2024

Israel

Belgian Malinois: Special Forces' top pick

Belgian Malinois are deemed the most intelligent canines due to their independence, problem-solving abilities, quick responsiveness, and adeptness at reading humans.

FBI using push notifications to track criminals: Here's how

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is employing push notifications to track down suspects involved in serious crimes like child abuse, kidnapping, terrorism, and murder.

01 Mar 2024

Cybercrimes

UnitedHealth identifies Blackcat as culprit in healthcare cyber attack

Health insurance provider UnitedHealth has pinpointed the cybercriminal group 'Blackcat' as the culprit behind a cyber attack on Change Healthcare, according to Reuters.

01 Mar 2024

Meta

Meta to stop paying news publishers on Facebook: Here's why

Meta has revealed plans to phase out the Facebook News tab in the US and Australia by April 2024.

29 Feb 2024

Russia

India seeks alternative oil exporters amid US sanctions on Russia

India's crude oil trade with Russia is facing challenges due to stricter enforcement of US sanctions, causing refineries to explore alternative suppliers, as reported by The Economic Times.

29 Feb 2024

World

US: Idaho execution delayed after failed lethal injection attempts

The execution of 73-year-old serial killer Thomas Eugene Creech was halted in Idaho, United States (US) after medics failed to give him a lethal injection.

29 Feb 2024

Navi Mumbai

Ex-Intel India head hit by speeding cab while cycling, dies

Avtar Saini, a renowned chip designer and former Intel India country head, was killed after a cab hit him while he was cycling on Palm Beach Road in Navi Mumbai.

29 Feb 2024

Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency exchange Gemini to return $1.1 billion to customers

Gemini, a cryptocurrency exchange co-founded by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, has agreed to return a minimum of $1.1 billion to its customers.

27 Feb 2024

Texas

Texas sues Pornhub for alleged age verification law violation

Texas's Attorney General Ken Paxton is taking legal action against Pornhub's parent company, alleging that it has broken the state's age verification law.

27 Feb 2024

Cybercrimes

Blackcat ransomware gang responsible for pharmacy outage in US

The 'Blackcat' ransomware gang is allegedly responsible for a recent cyberattack on UnitedHealth's tech division, Change Healthcare.

26 Feb 2024

Union Home Ministry

Amid Pannun case, India-US to hold security talks this week

A government delegation of the United States (US) will be in India on Wednesday for the Homeland Security Dialogue (HSD) with officials of the Union Home Ministry.

25 Feb 2024

New York City

Indian killed in New York fire caused by e-bike battery

An Indian man lost his life in a deadly fire incident in New York's Harlen on Friday in the United States (US).

25 Feb 2024

Donald Trump

Trump sweeps South Carolina Republican primary; beats rival Nikki Haley

Former United States (US) President Donald Trump defeated Nikki Haley in the crucial Republican primary in her home state of South Carolina on Saturday (local time).

24 Feb 2024

Andhra Pradesh

India reacts after US cop who killed Jaahnavi Kandula freed

India has requested a review of a United States court judgment that dismissed criminal charges against Seattle police officer Kevin Dave, who killed 23-year-old Indian student Jaahnavi Kandula.

Stay away from conflict: MEA to Indians in Russia

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has warned Indian citizens in Russia to be cautious and avoid getting involved in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

23 Feb 2024

India

India, US discuss extradition, mobility of students and professionals

India and the United States (US) on Friday held their 11th Consular Dialogue in New Delhi.

23 Feb 2024

World

Who was Akul Dhawan, Indian-American student who froze to death

An 18-year-old Indian-American student lost his life due to hypothermia after being denied entry by a nightclub in Illinois, United States (US).

22 Feb 2024

Verizon

Network outages hit AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile customers in US

AT&T users faced a significant network outage in the US today, leaving them unable to make calls, send texts, or use the internet.

Instacart's AI-generated recipes are impossible to make: Here's why

Instacart, a popular grocery delivery service in the US and Canada, has recently come under fire.

22 Feb 2024

Joe Biden

Biden calls Putin a 'crazy SOB,' Kremlin responds

United States (US) President Joe Biden labeled his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin a "crazy SOB" while attending an event in San Francisco on Wednesday.

22 Feb 2024

Canada

Toshiba recalls 17mn laptop adapters due to fire hazard

Toshiba is recalling millions of laptop AC adapters, after numerous reports of them catching fire and causing minor burns have emerged.

22 Feb 2024

Smartwatches

FDA warns against smartwatches, rings claiming blood glucose measurement capability

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety warning to patients, consumers, and healthcare professionals in the US.

22 Feb 2024

Seattle

US: Cop who killed Indian student won't face criminal charges

The United States (US) police officer who struck and killed Indian student Jaahnavi Kandula in Seattle while responding to an overdose call, will not face any criminal charges due to lack of "sufficient" evidence, authorities said.

21 Feb 2024

YouTube

American parenting advice YouTuber Ruby Franke sentenced for child abuse

A 42-year-old parenting advice vlogger from Utah, United States, has been sentenced to at least four years in prison for child abuse.

21 Feb 2024

Pentagon

Scale AI to develop testing framework for Pentagon's LLMs

The Pentagon's Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO) has teamed up with Scale AI, a San Francisco-based company.

20 Feb 2024

Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz recalls over 12,000 vehicles in the US: Here's why

Mercedes-Benz is recalling around 12,191 vehicles in the US, including various CLS, E-Class, and AMG GT 4-Door models, due to a potential fire hazard.

20 Feb 2024

World

US elementary schoolers hospitalized after dry ice experiment goes awry

A science experiment involving dry ice went awry at an elementary school in Gallatin, Tennessee, US resulting in the hospitalization of 18 students and one teacher.

20 Feb 2024

Georgia

Meet Ashwin Ramaswami, Indian-American Gen Z vying for Senate seat

Ashwin Ramaswami, a 24-year-old software engineer and election security expert, is making waves as the first Indian-American Gen Z candidate running for a state or federal legislative position in the United States of America.

US likely to veto UNSC vote on Gaza ceasefire

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is set to vote on Tuesday on a proposal by Algeria for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

18 Feb 2024

S Jaishankar

Jaishankar's 'smart' answer on India-Russia ties elicits smile from Blinken 

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday defended India's decision to purchase Russian oil despite sanctions on Moscow amid the war with Ukraine.

Former YouTube CEO's son found dead at US university

Marco Troper, the son of YouTube's former CEO Susan Wojcicki, was found dead on Tuesday (February 13) in his dormitory at the University of California, Berkeley, in the United States (US), per reports.

17 Feb 2024

Donald Trump

How Trump's $355-million fine in fraud case will impact him

Former United States (US) President Donald Trump was fined $355 million on Friday (local time) in a civil fraud case.

16 Feb 2024

Black

US teacher, who faked her ethnicity, fired over OnlyFans account 

A white woman who courted controversy nearly a decade ago over her racial identity has been fired from an Arizona school district in the United States (US).

16 Feb 2024

Missouri

Who's 'Sahil Omar'? Man falsely linked to Kansas City shooting

At least one person was killed and 21 others suffered injuries during a mass shooting in Missouri, United States (US), at the end of the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl victory parade on Wednesday.

16 Feb 2024

Russia

Russia's rumored space-based nuclear weapon has US spooked: Here's why

US Congressman Michael Turner recently urged President Joe Biden to reveal details about a potential space-based nuclear weapon.

16 Feb 2024

US State Department

US offers $15mn reward for information on ALPHV ransomware gang

The US State Department is offering a whopping $10 million reward for information, that could help identify or locate key leaders of the ALPHV/Blackcat ransomware gang.

15 Feb 2024

SpaceX

Odysseus spacecraft launched by SpaceX blasts off to the Moon

SpaceX made history today by launching the Nova-C lunar lander, "Odysseus," created by private aerospace firm, Intuitive Machines.

15 Feb 2024

Israel

US probes Israel for Gaza strikes, 'use of white phosphorous'

The United States (US) has launched an investigation into Israeli air strikes in Gaza and the alleged use of white phosphorus in Lebanon in October, the Wall Street Journal reported.

15 Feb 2024

SpaceX

Elon Musk's SpaceX fined for worker safety violations in US

SpaceX, Elon Musk's aerospace company, has been fined $3,600 (roughly Rs. 3 lakh) by US worker safety officials.

15 Feb 2024

Tinder

Match Group's Tinder, Hinge dating apps are addictive, says lawsuit

Match Group, the company behind popular dating apps like Hinge, Tinder, and the League, is facing a federal lawsuit filed in San Francisco.

15 Feb 2024

Mass Shooting

US shooting: 1 dead, 21 injured near Super Bowl parade

At least one person was killed and 21 others suffered injuries during a mass shooting in Missouri, United States (US), at the end of the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl victory parade on Wednesday (local time).

14 Feb 2024

Indonesia

Unofficial vote count shows Prabowo leading in Indonesia elections

Unofficial tallies in Indonesia's presidential election on Wednesday showed Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto in the lead.

14 Feb 2024

Joe Biden

US House impeaches President Biden's immigration chief over border crisis

The United States (US) House of Representatives has impeached Homeland Security Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, over his "handling of the US-Mexico border crisis."

13 Feb 2024

China

China urges Israel to stop military operations in Rafah

China on Tuesday called on Israel to halt its military operations in the southern Gaza city of Rafah "as soon as possible," warning of a "serious humanitarian disaster" there if fighting did not stop.

12 Feb 2024

Shehbaz Sharif

Pakistan: PML-N, PPP might form coalition government amid fragmented mandate

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have held the first formal talks to form a government in Pakistan, as no party gained a simple majority in general elections.

12 Feb 2024

Robots

Woman died after robot burnt hole in organs, says lawsuit

A tragic incident in Florida, US has led to a lawsuit against Intuitive Surgical Inc., the company behind the Da Vinci surgical robot.

10 Feb 2024

Virginia

US: 41-year-old Indian-origin executive attacked on street last week dies

An Indian-origin executive, Vivek Chander Taneja, lost his life in Washington, United States (US), days after being injured in an assault outside a Japanese restaurant.

09 Feb 2024

Vladimir Putin

Putin accuses West of 'prolonging Ukraine conflict'

In his first media interview since the start of the Russia-Ukraine war, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States (US) and other Western nations of prolonging the conflict.

08 Feb 2024

China

Chinese-origin engineer arrested in US for stealing missile tracking technology

Chenguang Gong, a former engineer and US citizen originally from China, has been arrested on federal charges, for allegedly stealing trade secret technology.

08 Feb 2024

Nikki Haley

India thinks America is weak; remains aligned with Russia: Haley

Aspiring Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley has said that India wants to be a partner with the United States (US), but it does not trust Americans to lead.

07 Feb 2024

Canada

Indian student found dead in US; 5th case this year

A 23-year-old Indian-origin student named Sameer Kamath was found dead at Crow's Grove Nature Preserve in Indiana on Monday evening, the Warren County Coroner's office reported.