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Indian-origin teen sexually assaulted, killed in Chicago

The woman came from Hyderabad and was an honours student at the University of Illinois in Chicago (UIC). She was found dead in the back seat of a family-owned vehicle on Saturday.
The assailant, Donald Thurman, 26, was arrested Sunday from a Chicago metro station. He is not associated with the university.(HT Photo)
The assailant, Donald Thurman, 26, was arrested Sunday from a Chicago metro station. He is not associated with the university.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2019 12:06 AM IST
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Washington | By HT Correspondent and Agencies

HTLS 2019: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Oscar-winning Welsh actor who redefined glamour

She also delivered an acclaimed performance in the drug drama Traffic, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe.
Catherine Zeta-Jones is a Welsh actor who has received numerous accolades, such as an Academy Award, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts award (BAFTA), and a Tony.(Illustrations: Mohit Suneja)
Catherine Zeta-Jones is a Welsh actor who has received numerous accolades, such as an Academy Award, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts award (BAFTA), and a Tony.(Illustrations: Mohit Suneja)
Updated on Nov 25, 2019 06:09 AM IST
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Record cold follows early snowstorm over much of eastern US

The mid-autumn taste of winter brought record single-digit temperatures to Chicago and environs; set snowfall records in Buffalo and Detroit; dusted cars with snow in Memphis, Tennessee; and froze lakes in Minnesota weeks earlier than usual.
Cars navigate past a stuck car, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 in Irondequoit, N.Y. Western New York is coping with its first major snowstorm of the season.(AP)
Cars navigate past a stuck car, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 in Irondequoit, N.Y. Western New York is coping with its first major snowstorm of the season.(AP)
Updated on Nov 13, 2019 06:47 AM IST
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Buffalo, New York | By Associated Press

Dog starts new ‘job’ at state’s attorney’s office, reason gets people’s appreciation

Hatty will handle up to 200 cases annually.
Hatty, the dog, was sworn in by Cook County State's Attorney Kimberly Foxx.(AP)
Hatty, the dog, was sworn in by Cook County State's Attorney Kimberly Foxx.(AP)
Updated on Nov 01, 2019 12:13 PM IST
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Chicago | By Associated Press

‘We’re thinking about it’: US may release Baghdadi raid video

As more details will emerge of the raid, Trump, currently mired in an impeachment inquiry, would expect a bump in approval ratings, from the current low of 41% in the RealClearPolitics average of polls, as did President Barack Obama after the killing of Osama bin Laden in May 2011.
US President Donald Trump said on Monday he may order the release of parts of the video of the raid that resulted in the killing of Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi(AP)
US President Donald Trump said on Monday he may order the release of parts of the video of the raid that resulted in the killing of Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi(AP)
Updated on Jul 15, 2020 06:29 AM IST
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Washington | By Yashwant Raj, Washington

Police, paramedics crash in Chicago as they rush to reported shooting

The police cruiser and ambulance crashed Saturday night with the ambulance being tipped onto its side due to the collision
Two officers and two paramedics have been taken to the hospital after the incident. Image used for representational purpose only.(HT photo)
Two officers and two paramedics have been taken to the hospital after the incident. Image used for representational purpose only.(HT photo)
Published on Oct 20, 2019 11:43 PM IST
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Chicago | By Associated Press

Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei shatters Radcliffe world record in Chicago Marathon

She crossed the finish line alone, with Ethiopians Ababel Yeshaneh and Gelete Burka a distant second and third in 2:20:51 and 2:20:55.
Brigid Kosgei of Kenya(AP)
Brigid Kosgei of Kenya(AP)
Updated on Oct 14, 2019 08:37 AM IST
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Chicago | By AFP

Pigeon poops on politician discussing about problems of pigeon poop

The incident happened when Democratic state representative Jaime Andrade was discussing the problem of bird poop with a reporter outside of the Irving Park Blue Line station.
This happened when the lawmaker was giving an interview.(Unsplash)
This happened when the lawmaker was giving an interview.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 18, 2019 03:02 PM IST
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Chicago | By Associated Press

Bombay high court denies US national relief in molestation of minors case

The HC has now directed the trial court to frame charges against the accused within three weeks and complete the trial expeditiously.
The accused contested the plea, contending that a blockage in his heart needs to be operated on. He submitted that he was required to travel to the US for the surgery, which would be covered by his health insurance. He said, he had no one to look after him if he gets the surgery done in India.(HT image)
The accused contested the plea, contending that a blockage in his heart needs to be operated on. He submitted that he was required to travel to the US for the surgery, which would be covered by his health insurance. He said, he had no one to look after him if he gets the surgery done in India.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 03:44 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari

US fines Japan Airlines USD 300,000 over long flight delays

On May 15, a Tokyo-New York flight diverted to Dulles Airport near Washington, where passengers were stuck on board for five hours because of refueling and crew members reaching the end of their shift.
Image used for representational purpose only.(File photo)
Image used for representational purpose only.(File photo)
Published on Sep 14, 2019 06:42 AM IST
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Washington | By Press Trust of India

Tiger Woods ‘way better’ entering PGA playoff test at Medinah

At 38th in the season points standings, Woods is projected to need a top-11 finish to place well enough to reach the top 30 in points and earn a chance at defending the crown he won last year at East Lake.
Tiger Woods smiles as he leaves the 14th green during the pro-am round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Medinah Country Club.(AP)
Tiger Woods smiles as he leaves the 14th green during the pro-am round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Medinah Country Club.(AP)
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 01:02 PM IST
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Washington | By AFP

How to make Mumbai flood-proof and flood-ready

It’s time to look beyond the capacity of the stormwater drains and water pumping stations
The city’s plans must be redrawn to make space for rainwater both on the ground and below the ground.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
The city’s plans must be redrawn to make space for rainwater both on the ground and below the ground.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Published on Aug 08, 2019 09:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar

It’s Top Gun redux for Tom Cruise

Cruise is back with a sequel of the film that made him famous. But over the years, has Cruise the actor been overshadowed by the action star?
(Illustration: Mohit Suneja)
(Illustration: Mohit Suneja)
Published on Aug 02, 2019 05:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Aseem Chhabra

Massive heat wave bakes central, eastern US, with sweaty nights ahead

Heat is the deadliest of all weather phenomena, according to the weather service, and cities from Chicago to New York urged residents to seek refuge at cooling centers set up in locations ranging from libraries to shopping malls.
People cool off at a park in the Navy Yard neighborhood on July 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. An excessive heat warning remains in effect throughout the weekend according to the National Weather Service.(AFP FILE)
People cool off at a park in the Navy Yard neighborhood on July 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. An excessive heat warning remains in effect throughout the weekend according to the National Weather Service.(AFP FILE)
Updated on Jul 21, 2019 12:14 PM IST
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New York | By Reuters

Elusive alligator named ‘Chance the Snapper’ caught thanks to expert

The reptile was caught using a small hook while observing the lily pads.
An American alligator measuring over five feet long, captured in a Chicago(REUTERS)
An American alligator measuring over five feet long, captured in a Chicago(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 17, 2019 02:17 PM IST
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CHICAGO | By Reuters

Man credits his Apple Watch for saving him from drowning. Here’s how

Phillip Esho was riding a jet ski when a big wave flipped over his jet ski and knocked him into the water. Here’s what he did...
Phillip Esho ended up losing his phone in the incident but his Apple Watch saved him.(Representational Image)
Phillip Esho ended up losing his phone in the incident but his Apple Watch saved him.(Representational Image)
Updated on Jul 15, 2019 12:28 PM IST
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San Francisco | By Indo Asian News Service

Anti-immigrant raids start in US

Raids that could last days are to be held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta, New Orleans, Miami, New York City and Baltimore.
Protests against the raids were held in Chicago, Baltimore and elsewhere, with signs saying “Stop the raids” and “Close the camps”.
Protests against the raids were held in Chicago, Baltimore and elsewhere, with signs saying “Stop the raids” and “Close the camps”.
Updated on Jul 15, 2019 01:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj

Donald Trump says nationwide immigration arrests to begin Sunday

The operation will target people with final deportation orders on 10 major court dockets, including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Miami.
The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement said efforts to deport families with orders to leave the country will continue after an upcoming national sweep that President Donald Trump said would start Sunday.(AFP)
The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement said efforts to deport families with orders to leave the country will continue after an upcoming national sweep that President Donald Trump said would start Sunday.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 13, 2019 02:52 PM IST
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Washington | By Associated Press

Jewar airport may have eight runways, twice the size of Delhi airport

According to aviation experts, if the land is available, it makes sense to plan for the next 30 to 40 years, since getting land for infrastructure projects will be difficult in the future.
The proposal, if approved and once completed, will make the Jewar airport one of the biggest airports in the world.((Burhaan Kinu / HT))
The proposal, if approved and once completed, will make the Jewar airport one of the biggest airports in the world.((Burhaan Kinu / HT))
Updated on Jun 21, 2019 04:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Greater Noida | By Vinod Rajput

Baby cut out of mother’s womb dies in US hospital

Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, 19, was killed on April 23 by a Chicago woman and her daughter, who lured the expectant mother via a Facebook group to their home with the promise of free baby supplies.
A baby cut out of his murdered teenage mother’s womb died Friday at a Chicago hospital of severe brain injury nearly two months after the attack,(HT File (Representative Image))
A baby cut out of his murdered teenage mother’s womb died Friday at a Chicago hospital of severe brain injury nearly two months after the attack,(HT File (Representative Image))
Updated on Jun 15, 2019 08:54 AM IST
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Chicago | By Press Trust of India

ICC World Cup 2019, India vs Pakistan: The Pak-born fan who gets match tickets from MS Dhoni, since 2011

It is not a surprise anymore that Bashir supports Dhoni’s team over the country of his birth whenever the two sides clash.
Representative image - A Pakistani fan during a World Cup clash.(AP)
Representative image - A Pakistani fan during a World Cup clash.(AP)
Updated on May 23, 2020 07:22 PM IST
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New Delhi | By PTI

US McDonald’s workers complain of sexual harassment

Allegations included groping, indecent exposure, propositions for sex and retaliation against those who complained.
McDonald’s workers filed dozens of new sexual harassment charges against the fast food giant(HT File)
McDonald’s workers filed dozens of new sexual harassment charges against the fast food giant(HT File)
Updated on May 22, 2019 08:34 AM IST
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Chicago | By Agence France-Presse

Pregnant US teen killed, baby taken from womb

Police said Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, 19, was lured to the home of someone she knew on April 23 with the promise of free baby supplies, was instead strangled to death, and her baby extracted from her womb.
Police in Chicago charged three people Thursday in connection with the murder of a pregnant teenager whose unborn baby was taken from her womb after her death.(HT File (Representative Image))
Police in Chicago charged three people Thursday in connection with the murder of a pregnant teenager whose unborn baby was taken from her womb after her death.(HT File (Representative Image))
Updated on May 17, 2019 10:00 AM IST
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Chicago | By Agence France-Presse

‘Aiming to break national record in London Marathon,’ says Nitendra Singh Rawat

Along with Tokyo, Boston, Berlin, Chicago, and New York, the London Marathon forms a sextet of the world’s most prestigious marathons, together known as the World Marathon Majors.
File image of Nitendra Singh Rawat.(Twitter)
File image of Nitendra Singh Rawat.(Twitter)
Updated on Apr 27, 2019 01:33 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Navneet Singh

Steady supply of beer kept empires afloat, finds study

A steady supply of locally-brewed beer kept empires afloat in the past when people came together during festivities in order to recreate and reaffirm their affiliation with their leaders, an interesting study has found.
Beer helped keep empires together.(Unsplash)
Beer helped keep empires together.(Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 24, 2019 03:01 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New York

Black, gay woman elected Chicago mayor in historic vote

Lori Lightfoot, a 56-year-old former federal prosecutor and practicing lawyer who has never before held elected office, won the Midwestern city’s mayoral race in a lopsided victory.
Lori Lightfoot beat out Toni Preckwinkle, a career politician who is also black, by a wide margin of 74 to 26 percent with most ballots counted.(REUTERS)
Lori Lightfoot beat out Toni Preckwinkle, a career politician who is also black, by a wide margin of 74 to 26 percent with most ballots counted.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 03, 2019 11:17 AM IST
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Chicago | By Agence France-Presse

32-yr-old Indian dentist killed in road accident in US

Arshad Mohammed graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2018. He is a recipient of American Institute of Orthodontics Award and Dr. Alan C. Peterson Scholarship Award.
Arshad Mohammed was a current resident of orthodontics at UIC seeking an advanced certificate in orthodontics and a master’s of science in oral sciences.(dentistry.uic.edu)
Arshad Mohammed was a current resident of orthodontics at UIC seeking an advanced certificate in orthodontics and a master’s of science in oral sciences.(dentistry.uic.edu)
Updated on Mar 31, 2019 06:19 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India

US lawsuit filed against Boeing over Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people

The lawsuit was filed in Chicago federal court by the family of Jackson Musoni, a citizen of Rwanda, and alleges that Boeing, which manufactures the 737 MAX, had defectively designed the automated flight control system
A lawsuit against Boeing Co was filed in U.S. federal court on Thursday in what appeared to be the first suit over a March 10 Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash that killed 157 people.(AFP)
A lawsuit against Boeing Co was filed in U.S. federal court on Thursday in what appeared to be the first suit over a March 10 Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash that killed 157 people.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 29, 2019 09:52 PM IST
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Over 20 dead in United States polar vortex, frostbite amputations feared

Tens of millions of Americans braved Arctic-like temperatures on Thursday as low as minus 56 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 49 Celsius) that paralysed the US Midwest and were blamed for at least 21 deaths.
Warmer-than-normal weather was on the way, but that offered little comfort to vulnerable populations such as the homeless and elderly enduring cold that caused frostbite in minutes and made being outside potentially deadly.(Reuters)
Warmer-than-normal weather was on the way, but that offered little comfort to vulnerable populations such as the homeless and elderly enduring cold that caused frostbite in minutes and made being outside potentially deadly.(Reuters)
Updated on Feb 01, 2019 12:09 PM IST
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People in US are throwing boiling water in Polar Vortex air. See what happens

Videos and photos showing train tracks in Chicago set on fire are also circulating online.
In a bid to show just cold it is people are posting videos showing them throwing boiling water in the cold air only to watch it turn into icy vapour within seconds.(Screengrab.)
In a bid to show just cold it is people are posting videos showing them throwing boiling water in the cold air only to watch it turn into icy vapour within seconds.(Screengrab.)
Updated on Jan 31, 2019 09:01 PM IST
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