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Covid-19 vaccines in US lie unused

As the virus continues to rage, Germany is set to extend its nationwide lockdown until the end of the month and introduce tougher restrictions.
People line up for Covid tests in their vehicles at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.
People line up for Covid tests in their vehicles at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.
Published on Jan 07, 2021 12:27 AM IST
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New York | ByAgencies

Buck whose antlers got entangled in hammock freed after several weeks

This post was shared on the Facebook page of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The image shows a buck.(Facebook/@CaliforniaDFW)
The image shows a buck.(Facebook/@CaliforniaDFW)
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 06:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySanya Budhiraja

California funeral homes run out of space as Covid-19 rages

The head of the state funeral directors association says mortuaries are being inundated as the United States nears a grim tally of 350,000 Covid-19 deaths. More than 20 million people in the country have been infected, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
Nationally, an average of just over 2,500 people have died of Covid-19 over the past seven days, according to Johns Hopkins data.(AFP file photo. Representative image)
Nationally, an average of just over 2,500 people have died of Covid-19 over the past seven days, according to Johns Hopkins data.(AFP file photo. Representative image)
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 10:22 AM IST
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Los angeles | ByAssociated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Head-on crash kills 7 kids, 2 adults in Central California

The children, who were between 6 and 15 years old, were members of two related families traveling in a 2007 Ford that collided around 8 p.m. Friday with a Dodge vehicle on State Route 33 between Avenal and Coalinga, the Fresno County Coroner’s office and the California Highway Patrol said.
Evidence from the scene indicated that the Dodge being driven by a 28-year-old man was travelling southbound on the highway when it veered onto the dirt shoulder for an unknown reason, the CHP said.(HT Archives. Representative image)
Evidence from the scene indicated that the Dodge being driven by a 28-year-old man was travelling southbound on the highway when it veered onto the dirt shoulder for an unknown reason, the CHP said.(HT Archives. Representative image)
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 10:22 AM IST
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Frenso, California | ByAssociated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

California funeral homes run out of space as Covid-19 rages

The head of the state funeral directors association says mortuaries are being inundated as the United States nears a grim tally of 350,000 Covid-19 deaths.
Health worker places a sheet over the body of a patient who died inside the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) unit at United Memorial Medical Center in California, US.(Reuters)
Health worker places a sheet over the body of a patient who died inside the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) unit at United Memorial Medical Center in California, US.(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 03, 2021 02:30 AM IST
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California | ByAssociated Press| Posted by Mallika Soni

Once a model, California now struggles to tame Covid-19

Now infections have been racing out of control for weeks, and California remains at or near the top of the list of states with the most new cases per capita.
California’s woes have helped fuel the year-end US infection spike and added urgency to the attempts to beat back the scourge that has killed more than 340,000 Americans.(REUTERS)
California’s woes have helped fuel the year-end US infection spike and added urgency to the attempts to beat back the scourge that has killed more than 340,000 Americans.(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 02, 2021 08:22 AM IST
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Los Angeles | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Trump vetoes California fishing bill, cites worsening seafood trade deficit

Trump said the West Coast drift gillnet fishery is subject to “robust legal and regulatory requirements” for environmental protection that equal or go beyond environmental protections applied to foreign fisheries.
Trump vetoed the fishing bill as the Republican-controlled Senate followed the Democratic-led House and voted to overturn his earlier veto of the annual defense policy bill, enacting it into law despite Trump’s objections.(REUTERS)
Trump vetoed the fishing bill as the Republican-controlled Senate followed the Democratic-led House and voted to overturn his earlier veto of the annual defense policy bill, enacting it into law despite Trump’s objections.(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 02, 2021 07:45 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

California hits record 585 coronavirus deaths in 1 day

Hospitals in the state ended the year on “the brink of catastrophe,” a health official said as the pandemic pushed deaths and sickness to staggering levels and some medical centers scrambled to provide oxygen for the critically ill.
California this week became the third state to exceed 25,000 Covid-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.(AP Photo)
California this week became the third state to exceed 25,000 Covid-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jan 02, 2021 08:17 AM IST
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Los Angeles | ByAssociated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

‘Samuel Little’ US serial killer, who confessed to 93 murders, dies in California hospital

He was convicted of first-degree murder by a Los Angeles County jury on Sept. 25, 2014, and began serving his prison sentence about two months later.
This Sept. 24, 2018, booking photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows Samuel Little.(AP)
This Sept. 24, 2018, booking photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows Samuel Little.(AP)
Published on Jan 01, 2021 04:06 AM IST
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California | ByReuters| Posted by Mallika Soni

California becomes the third state in US to pass 25,000 coronavirus deaths

California’s reported its first case of Covid-19 in late January. It recorded it’s 10,000th death from the virus in August.
Healthcare workers place the body of a patient who died inside a body bag in the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) unit.(Reuter)
Healthcare workers place the body of a patient who died inside a body bag in the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) unit.(Reuter)
Updated on Jan 01, 2021 03:20 AM IST
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California | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni

California announces first confirmed case of new Covid-19 variant

The first person in the US known to be infected with the variant was identified Wednesday as a Colorado National Guardsman who had been sent to help out at a nursing home struggling with an outbreak.
A Covid-19 patient inside the Sutter Roseville medical center ICU in Roseville, California.(AP)
A Covid-19 patient inside the Sutter Roseville medical center ICU in Roseville, California.(AP)
Updated on Dec 31, 2020 04:49 AM IST
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Sacramento | ByAssociated Press| Posted by Mallika Soni

California nurse tests positive a week after receiving Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine

Matthew W, a nurse, became sick after working a shift in the Covid-19 unit, six days after receiving the Pfizer shot. He got the chills and later came down with muscle aches and fatigue. He went to a drive-up hospital testing site and tested positive for Covid-19 the day after Christmas.
An infectious disease specialist said that it’s pretty clear from the vaccine clinical trials that it’s going to take about 10 to 14 days to develop protection from the vaccine(REUTERS)
An infectious disease specialist said that it’s pretty clear from the vaccine clinical trials that it’s going to take about 10 to 14 days to develop protection from the vaccine(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 30, 2020 02:30 PM IST
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California | ByReuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

Super Man or Iron Man? Flying human-like figure spotted over California coast, netizens have mixed reactions

The clip shows a human-like figure zooming over the sea with the Catalina island visible in the background.
The image shows the human-like figure over the California coast.(Instagram/@slingpilotacademy)
The image shows the human-like figure over the California coast.(Instagram/@slingpilotacademy)
Published on Dec 30, 2020 02:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySrimoyee Chowdhury

Donald Trump pardons 15, including Republican allies

Trump also announced a pardon for George Papadopoulos, his 2016 campaign adviser whose conversation unwittingly helped trigger the Russia investigation that shadowed Trump’s presidency for nearly two years.
US President Donald Trump, last month, pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who had twice pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.(Reuters file photo)
US President Donald Trump, last month, pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who had twice pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Dec 23, 2020 07:14 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma

Ho ho ho Oh no! Firefighters rescue paragliding ‘Santa’ stuck in utility pole in California. Watch

The incident, shared by the fire department of Sacramento, California describes how officials had to rescue a man dressed as Santa from a utility pole.
The image shows the rescue operation.(Twitter@metrofirepio)
The image shows the rescue operation.(Twitter@metrofirepio)
Published on Dec 22, 2020 06:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySrimoyee Chowdhury

Apple temporarily shuts California stores in virus surge, some in UK after new curbs

The company said on Friday it was temporarily shutting some stores in California following a surge in Covid-19 cases, sending the iPhone maker’s shares down in trading after the bell. That announcement covered at least 12 stores.
The Apple Inc logo is seen hanging at the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, US.(Reuters)
The Apple Inc logo is seen hanging at the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, US.(Reuters)
Updated on Dec 20, 2020 08:34 AM IST
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California | ByReuters| Posted by Mallika Soni

Every state in US saw personal incomes drop in third quarter

West Virginia led declines, contracting 30% at an annual rate, as Michigan, Kentucky and Oklahoma all registered drops exceeding 20%, Commerce Department data showed Thursday.
A Christmas tree is pictured outside the New York Stock Exchange during the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York.(REUTERS)
A Christmas tree is pictured outside the New York Stock Exchange during the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 11:27 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai

After 5 years, lost Chihuahua returns home in California

Sweet-Pea went missing in the city of Compton in 2015.
The tiny dog was reunited with her owner on thanks to microchip identification.(Twitter)
The tiny dog was reunited with her owner on thanks to microchip identification.(Twitter)
Published on Dec 17, 2020 09:18 AM IST
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Pomona, US | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

A testimony to a fine art by Ivan Wong

Ivan, who is a graduate of the university of southern California, moved back to NY to pursue consulting management as his career.
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 05:08 PM IST
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Natural disasters cost insurance industry $76 billion in 2020: Officials

The 40% increase from $54 billion in 2019 dwarfed the $7 billion in man-made losses during 2020, the reinsurance company said in its sigma estimate for the year.
A rare lightning storm crackles over Mitchell's Cove in early morning in Santa Cruz, Calif. The severe storm system rolled through the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas in August, packing a combination of dry lightning and high winds that triggered wildfires throughout the region.(AP)
A rare lightning storm crackles over Mitchell's Cove in early morning in Santa Cruz, Calif. The severe storm system rolled through the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas in August, packing a combination of dry lightning and high winds that triggered wildfires throughout the region.(AP)
Published on Dec 15, 2020 04:53 PM IST
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Zurich | ByReuters | Posted by Arpan Rai

Cops dress as Santa and elves, nab shoplifters and car thieves in California. Watch

Termed as ‘Santa’s intervention’, the operation was carried out in front of a Target store in the Canyon Springs shopping center.
The image shows an officer and a detective dressed as Santa and his elf.(Facebook/@Riverside Police Department)
The image shows an officer and a detective dressed as Santa and his elf.(Facebook/@Riverside Police Department)
Published on Dec 15, 2020 12:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySrimoyee Chowdhury

California subpoenas Amazon over worker safety in Covid-19 pandemic

Becerra said on Monday the online sales giant hasn’t provided enough information on its safety steps and the status of infections and deaths at its shipping facilities across California.
Amazon boxes are seen stacked for delivery in the Manhattan borough of New York City, January 29, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo(REUTERS)
Amazon boxes are seen stacked for delivery in the Manhattan borough of New York City, January 29, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 10:53 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar

‘Under the rug’: Sexual misconduct shakes FBI’s senior ranks

The recurring sexual misconduct has drawn the attention of Congress and advocacy groups, which have called for whistleblower protections for rank-and-file FBI employees and for an outside entity to review the bureau’s disciplinary cases.
A former FBI analyst alleges that an FBI supervisory special agent groped her at a colleague’s farewell party in 2017.(AP)
A former FBI analyst alleges that an FBI supervisory special agent groped her at a colleague’s farewell party in 2017.(AP)
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 02:36 PM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

California becomes biggest US state to launch virus contact-tracing app

Beginning on Thursday, people in California can activate the exposure notifications tool from the settings menu on iPhones or by downloading the CA Notify App in the Google Play store on Android devices.
At least 6 million people in the United States have tried the system in recent months across the 21 states and two territories that made apps available before California. Colorado and New York are among other states with apps.(Reuters)
At least 6 million people in the United States have tried the system in recent months across the 21 states and two territories that made apps available before California. Colorado and New York are among other states with apps.(Reuters)
Updated on Dec 08, 2020 12:07 AM IST
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Oakland | ByReuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Covid-19: California prepares for ‘harshest lockdown’ in United States amid Covid-19 spike

The Covid-19 restrictions in California on bars, hair and nail salons, tattoo shops, even on outdoor restaurant dining have been ordered by Governor Gavin Newsom and will take effect on a region-by-region basis as hospital intensive care unit beds are filled almost to capacity
California faces strict new coronavirus lockdowns; some sheriffs push back(Twitter/ALaurelNews)
California faces strict new coronavirus lockdowns; some sheriffs push back(Twitter/ALaurelNews)
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 12:56 PM IST
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Los Angeles | ByReuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Rudy Giuliani, personal lawyer of Donald Trump, tests positive for Covid-19

Giuliani is the newest member of the expanding circle of Trump’s aides, associate and family members to have been infected by the deadly virus
Rudy Giuliani speaks at a news conference in the parking lot of a landscaping company in Philadelphia in November.(AFP file)
Rudy Giuliani speaks at a news conference in the parking lot of a landscaping company in Philadelphia in November.(AFP file)
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 06:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan

Avocados: The ‘pandemic-proof’ crop for health nuts

“People want to eat healthy. The new luxury post-pandemic is going to be eating healthy, and wellness. Even the fashion industry is saying that.”
Health-conscious consumers are eating avocados like never before during the pandemic(Unsplash)
Health-conscious consumers are eating avocados like never before during the pandemic(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 06, 2020 02:21 PM IST
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Bloomberg | ByBloomberg | Posted by: Shivani Kale

Tesla’s first ever diversity report shows white, male leadership

While the report showcases a heavy presence of minorities in its US workforce, it highlights a lack of diversity with a predominantly male and White leadership team, and offers a peek into a relatively opaque structure
Black and African-American employees represent 10% of Tesla’s US workforce, but just 4% of managers at the level of director and above(Bloomberg)
Black and African-American employees represent 10% of Tesla’s US workforce, but just 4% of managers at the level of director and above(Bloomberg)
Updated on Dec 06, 2020 11:30 AM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

Covid-19 cases continue climbing in US during holiday season

The seven-day rolling average of deaths attributable to Covid-19 in the US passed 2,000 for the first time since spring, rising to 2,011. Two weeks ago, the seven-day average was 1,448. There were 2,607 deaths reported in the US on Friday.
A patient is wheeled into a hospital during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US on December 4, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
A patient is wheeled into a hospital during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US on December 4, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Dec 06, 2020 06:00 AM IST
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ByAssociated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Are you on top of this week’s news?

The HT quiz is for know-it-alls and those who want to know it all. Ten questions every Sunday, covering events of the week. So, what’s your score?
Monolith that was placed in a red-rock desert in an undisclosed location in San Juan County southeastern Utah.(AP photo)
Monolith that was placed in a red-rock desert in an undisclosed location in San Juan County southeastern Utah.(AP photo)
Updated on Dec 06, 2020 02:09 AM IST
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