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People line up for Covid tests in their vehicles at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.

Covid-19 vaccines in US lie unused

By Agencies | New York
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 12:27 AM IST
As the virus continues to rage, Germany is set to extend its nationwide lockdown until the end of the month and introduce tougher restrictions.
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The image shows a buck.(Facebook/@CaliforniaDFW)
The image shows a buck.(Facebook/@CaliforniaDFW)

Buck whose antlers got entangled in hammock freed after several weeks

By Sanya Budhiraja | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 06:17 PM IST
This post was shared on the Facebook page of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
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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)

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

By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Los angeles
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 10:22 AM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Frenso, California
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 10:22 AM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Associated Press| Posted by Mallika Soni | California
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 02:30 AM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Associated Press | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Los Angeles
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 08:22 AM IST
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.
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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)

Trump vetoes California fishing bill, cites worsening seafood trade deficit

By Associated Press | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 07:45 AM IST
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.
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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)

California hits record 585 coronavirus deaths in 1 day

By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Los Angeles
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 08:17 AM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Reuters| Posted by Mallika Soni | California
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 04:06 AM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni | California
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 03:20 AM IST
California’s reported its first case of Covid-19 in late January. It recorded it’s 10,000th death from the virus in August.
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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)

California announces first confirmed case of new Covid-19 variant

By Associated Press| Posted by Mallika Soni | Sacramento
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 04:49 AM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | California
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 02:30 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Srimoyee Chowdhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 02:30 PM IST
The clip shows a human-like figure zooming over the sea with the Catalina island visible in the background.
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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)

Donald Trump pardons 15, including Republican allies

By Associated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 07:14 AM IST
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.
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The image shows the rescue operation.(Twitter@metrofirepio)
The image shows the rescue operation.(Twitter@metrofirepio)

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

By Srimoyee Chowdhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 06:27 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Reuters| Posted by Mallika Soni | California
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 08:34 AM IST
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.
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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)

Every state in US saw personal incomes drop in third quarter

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 11:27 PM IST
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.
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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)

After 5 years, lost Chihuahua returns home in California

By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury | Pomona, US
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 09:18 AM IST
Sweet-Pea went missing in the city of Compton in 2015.
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A testimony to a fine art by Ivan Wong

UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 05:08 PM IST
Ivan, who is a graduate of the university of southern California, moved back to NY to pursue consulting management as his career.
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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)

Natural disasters cost insurance industry $76 billion in 2020: Officials

By Reuters | Posted by Arpan Rai | Zurich
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 04:53 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Srimoyee Chowdhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 12:28 PM IST
Termed as ‘Santa’s intervention’, the operation was carried out in front of a Target store in the Canyon Springs shopping center.
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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)

California subpoenas Amazon over worker safety in Covid-19 pandemic

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 10:53 AM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 02:36 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Oakland
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 12:07 AM IST
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.
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California faces strict new coronavirus lockdowns; some sheriffs push back(Twitter/ALaurelNews)
California faces strict new coronavirus lockdowns; some sheriffs push back(Twitter/ALaurelNews)

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

By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Los Angeles
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 12:56 PM IST
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
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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)

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

By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 06:49 PM IST
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
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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)

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

By Bloomberg | Posted by: Shivani Kale | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 02:21 PM IST
“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.”
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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)

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

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 11:30 AM IST
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
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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)

Covid-19 cases continue climbing in US during holiday season

By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 06:00 AM IST
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.
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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)

Are you on top of this week’s news?

UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 02:09 AM IST
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?
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