Articles about United States of America

Coronavirus: New cases in United States surpass India once again

26 Jul 2021

Coronavirus: New cases in United States surpass India once again

India on Monday reported over 39,000 new COVID-19 cases along with more than 400 more deaths due to the viral disease.

US eases travel advisory for India as COVID-19 cases decline

20 Jul 2021

US eases travel advisory for India as COVID-19 cases decline

As India's COVID-19 outbreak subsides, the United States has eased the travel advisory for its citizens traveling to India.

US: Largest wildfire grows, forces evacuation of wildlife station

20 Jul 2021

US: Largest wildfire grows, forces evacuation of wildlife station

The largest wildfire in America torched more dry forest in Oregon and forced the evacuation of a wildlife research station on Monday as firefighters had to retreat from the flames for the ninth consecutive day due to erratic and dangerous fire behavior.

NewsBytesExplainer: Why do US and Canada see wildfires every year?

15 Jul 2021

NewsBytesExplainer: Why do US and Canada see wildfires every year?

Parts of western United States and Canada in the North American continent are gearing up for the annual wildfire season as several fires have already started ripping through southwest US.

Awaiting greenlight from India to send COVID-19 vaccine help: US

14 Jul 2021

Awaiting greenlight from India to send COVID-19 vaccine help: US

The United States on Tuesday said that it is ready to ship its COVID-19 vaccines expeditiously when it has the green light from the Indian Government which has told the Americans that it needs further time to review legal provisions related to accepting vaccine donations.

As Taliban advances, India evacuates Kandahar consulate in Afghanistan

11 Jul 2021

As Taliban advances, India evacuates Kandahar consulate in Afghanistan

Amid reports of the Taliban gaining control of new areas around Afghanistan's Kandahar, India on Saturday evacuated around 50 of its diplomats and security personnel back to Delhi citing security concerns.

US coming back together, but COVID-19 not finished yet: Biden

05 Jul 2021

US coming back together, but COVID-19 not finished yet: Biden

Calling vaccination "the most patriotic thing you can do," US President Joe Biden Sunday mixed the nation's birthday party with a celebration of freedom from the worst of the pandemic.

Afghanistan: US to leave Bagram air base after 20 years

02 Jul 2021

Afghanistan: US to leave Bagram air base after 20 years

All United States troops are expected to leave the Bagram air base in Afghanistan on Friday after nearly 20 years, US officials reportedly said.

Nine of 11 US Spelling Bee 2021 finalists are Indian-Americans

29 Jun 2021

Nine of 11 US Spelling Bee 2021 finalists are Indian-Americans

Nine of the 11 finalists for this year's US Spelling Bee contest are Indian-Americans, reflecting the dominance young kids from the small ethnic community have had on this prestigious and high-pressure endurance test for over a decade now.

Canada: Unmarked graves of indigenous kids found at former school

25 Jun 2021

Canada: Unmarked graves of indigenous kids found at former school

The unmarked graves of hundreds more indigenous children have been discovered at the site of a residential school in Canada.

McAfee founder dies of 'apparent suicide' in Spanish prison

24 Jun 2021

McAfee founder dies of 'apparent suicide' in Spanish prison

John McAfee, the founder of the antivirus software McAfee, was found dead in his jail cell in Spain on Wednesday.

One dead, 12 injured in drive-by shootings in Arizona, US

18 Jun 2021

One dead, 12 injured in drive-by shootings in Arizona, US

One person was killed and 12 others injured in the reported drive-by shootings over a 90-minute span in three cities west of Phoenix, Arizona in the US, authorities said.

US President Joe Biden meets Russia's Vladimir Putin in Geneva

16 Jun 2021

US President Joe Biden meets Russia's Vladimir Putin in Geneva

United States President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin reached Geneva on Wednesday for a key diplomatic summit.

American vaccines effective against B.1.617 strain found in India: US

19 May 2021

American vaccines effective against B.1.617 strain found in India: US

COVID-19 vaccines that are available in the US are effective against the deadly variant that was first detected in India, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in Washington.

Americans can finally ditch the mask, says CDC

14 May 2021

Americans can finally ditch the mask, says CDC

In the biggest indication that the United States is fast returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said fully vaccinated people are no longer required to wear masks.

US expands Pfizer COVID-19 shot to children 12 and above

11 May 2021

US expands Pfizer COVID-19 shot to children 12 and above

COVID-19 vaccines finally are headed for more kids as US regulators on Monday expanded the use of Pfizer's shot to those as young as 12, sparking a race to protect middle and high school students before they head back to class.

Man kills six, then self, at Colorado birthday party

10 May 2021

Man kills six, then self, at Colorado birthday party

A gunman opened fire at a birthday party in Colorado, slaying six adults before killing himself Sunday, police said.

America on the move again: US President Biden to Congress

29 Apr 2021

America on the move again: US President Biden to Congress

US President Joe Biden has said that 100 days since he took the oath of office and inherited the worst pandemic in a century and the worst economic crisis in a decade, America is on the move again.

US: Police shoot, kill a teenage girl in Columbus, Ohio

21 Apr 2021

US: Police shoot, kill a teenage girl in Columbus, Ohio

Police shot and killed a teenage girl on Tuesday afternoon in Columbus just as the verdict was being announced in the trial for the killing of George Floyd.

We understand India's pharmaceutical requirements: Biden administration

20 Apr 2021

We understand India's pharmaceutical requirements: Biden administration

The Biden administration has conveyed to New Delhi that it understands India's pharmaceutical requirements and promised to give the matter due consideration, observing that the current difficulty in the export of critical raw materials needed to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines is mainly due to an Act that forces American companies to prioritize domestic consumption.

Rahul Gandhi questions US's silence on 'what's happening in India'

03 Apr 2021

Rahul Gandhi questions US's silence on 'what's happening in India'

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday questioned the US administration's silence on "what's happening in India" during a virtual interaction with former US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and Harvard Kennedy School professor, Nicholas Burns.

Texas school to be named after Indian-American trailblazer Sonal Bhuchar

31 Mar 2021

Texas school to be named after Indian-American trailblazer Sonal Bhuchar

An elementary school in the US state of Texas will be named after Indian-American trailblazer Sonal Bhuchar so that her legacy in education and philanthropy continues for generations, according to a statement.

Trump defends Capitol rioters, says there was 'zero threat'

26 Mar 2021

Trump defends Capitol rioters, says there was 'zero threat'

Former President Donald Trump on Thursday defended some of his supporters who rioted at the US Capitol on January 6, saying they posed zero-threat to the lawmakers who had assembled there to certify the Electoral College vote that confirmed Joe Biden's victory in the presidential race.

First known baby with COVID-19 antibodies born in US

18 Mar 2021

First known baby with COVID-19 antibodies born in US

Pediatricians have reported the first known case of a woman, who was given the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine during her pregnancy, giving birth to a baby with antibodies against the novel coronavirus.

Biden to attend first meeting of Quad leaders this month

05 Mar 2021

Biden to attend first meeting of Quad leaders this month

The leaders of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad will reportedly hold their first summit virtually this month.

California: Crash kills 13 of 25 people crammed into SUV

03 Mar 2021

California: Crash kills 13 of 25 people crammed into SUV

An SUV packed with 25 people pulled in front of an oncoming tractor-trailer on a two-lane highway cutting through farmland near the US-Mexico border early Tuesday, killing 13 and leaving bodies strewn across the roadway. Most of the dead were Mexicans.

'Journey far from over,' says Trump, teases another presidential run

01 Mar 2021

'Journey far from over,' says Trump, teases another presidential run

In his first public appearance after exiting the Oval Office, former United States President Donald Trump said his political journey is far from over, suggesting that he may launch a third presidential bid.

Second woman accuses NY Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment

28 Feb 2021

Second woman accuses NY Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment

Andrew Cuomo, the Governor of the US state of New York, has been accused of sexual harassment by a second woman.

US FDA grants emergency use authorization for J&J's COVID-19 vaccine

28 Feb 2021

US FDA grants emergency use authorization for J&J's COVID-19 vaccine

The United States government on Saturday granted emergency approval to the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson, making it the third vaccine available to the public in the US.

US: Teacher's aide seen masturbating during Zoom class with kids

26 Feb 2021

US: Teacher's aide seen masturbating during Zoom class with kids

A teacher's aide in Maryland, United States was seen masturbating during a Zoom call with eighth-graders.

US: Triple murder accused had cut neighbor's heart, cooked it

25 Feb 2021

US: Triple murder accused had cut neighbor's heart, cooked it

A man, from Oklahoma, United States, has confessed to killing three people including his neighbor whose heart he had cut out, cooked with potatoes, and tried to feed to his family, American media reported on Tuesday.

Biden cancels Trump-era ban on green card applicants

25 Feb 2021

Biden cancels Trump-era ban on green card applicants

On Wednesday, United States President Joe Biden revoked a proclamation from Donald Trump, his predecessor, that banned the issuance of green cards. Known as Presidential Proclamation 100014, the order from the former President spoke about protecting jobs in the US amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Multimillion-dollar robocall scam dupes several in US: Details

23 Feb 2021

Multimillion-dollar robocall scam dupes several in US: Details

An overseas multimillion-dollar robocall scam by conspirators having Indian nationality has duped several citizens of the United States.

US: Coronavirus death toll approaches grim milestone of 500,000

22 Feb 2021

US: Coronavirus death toll approaches grim milestone of 500,000

The United States, which has been touching one grim milestone after another since the coronavirus outbreak in late 2019, is now close to logging 500,000 deaths.

Rush Limbaugh, the voice of American conservatism, dies at 70

18 Feb 2021

Rush Limbaugh, the voice of American conservatism, dies at 70

Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio host who ripped into liberals and laid waste to political correctness with a captivating brand of malice that made him one of the most powerful voices on the American right, influencing the rightward push of conservatism and the rise of Donald Trump, died on Wednesday.

Okonjo-Iweala becomes first woman and first African to lead WTO

16 Feb 2021

Okonjo-Iweala becomes first woman and first African to lead WTO

On Monday, Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, 66, was appointed to head the World Trade Organization, becoming the first woman and first African to take on the role amid disagreement over how the body decides cases involving billions in sales and thousands of jobs.

'Political movement only just begun,' says Trump after impeachment acquittal

14 Feb 2021

'Political movement only just begun,' says Trump after impeachment acquittal

Former United States President Donald Trump on Saturday thanked Senate Republicans for his impeachment acquittal.

Biden announces sanctions against military leaders of Myanmar

11 Feb 2021

Biden announces sanctions against military leaders of Myanmar

US President Joe Biden has announced a series of sanctions on the military leaders of Myanmar in response to their recent action to overthrow a democratically elected government in a coup.

Biden talks to Jinping for first time after assuming office

11 Feb 2021

Biden talks to Jinping for first time after assuming office

United States President Joe Biden spoke to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Wednesday evening (local time) for the first time since his January 20 inauguration.

Senate declares Donald Trump's second impeachment constitutional

10 Feb 2021

Senate declares Donald Trump's second impeachment constitutional

The second impeachment trial of former United States President Donald Trump is constitutional, the Senate said on Tuesday, allowing the proceedings to begin.