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Chicago freezes at -20 degrees, midwest cold wave blast to get worse in US

Low temperatures early Thursday morning were expected to reach minus 23 Fahrenheit (minus 31 Celsius) at Chicago Midway International Airport, with wind-chill values as low as minus 39, according to the National Weather Service.
People walk along North Avenue Beach despite a temperature around -20 degrees on January 30, 2019 in Chicago.(AFP Photo)
People walk along North Avenue Beach despite a temperature around -20 degrees on January 30, 2019 in Chicago.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Jan 31, 2019 06:16 PM IST
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Bloomberg | By Christopher Martin, Jim Efstathiou Jr. and Naureen S Malik

Exotic dancer-turned-pharma executive gave doctor lap dance for prescription

Jurors heard the testimony on the second day of the closely watched federal trial in Boston against Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor and four other former executives.
Prosecutors have described Sunrise Lee as a former exotic dancer who was hired to be a regional sales manager even though she had no experience in the pharmaceutical world.(Reuters/Nate Raymond))
Prosecutors have described Sunrise Lee as a former exotic dancer who was hired to be a regional sales manager even though she had no experience in the pharmaceutical world.(Reuters/Nate Raymond))
Updated on Jan 31, 2019 10:11 AM IST
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By Agence France Presse

Colder than Antarctica: Brutal deep freeze grips US Midwest

The National Weather service said the temperature in Chicago dropped on Wednesday morning to minus 19 degrees, breaking the previous record low for the day set in 1966.
Snow covers the Ohio Street Beach at dawn in Chicago, Illinois.(Bloomberg)
Snow covers the Ohio Street Beach at dawn in Chicago, Illinois.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jan 30, 2019 11:28 PM IST
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Chicago | By AFP

It’s almost too cold in Chicago to get a pizza delivered

Mike Boren, a 28-year-old driver for Dante’s Pizzeria, wore three pairs of socks on Tuesday and still struggled to say warm. The three-store chain said it will close Wednesday in response to extreme cold sweeping the region.
It is almost too cold in Chicago to get a pizza delivered.(REUTERS)
It is almost too cold in Chicago to get a pizza delivered.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 30, 2019 09:43 AM IST
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Bloomberg | By Leslie Patton

Here’s the Uber investor letter that forced Travis Kalanick out

On June 20, 2017, two venture capitalists arrived at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Chicago to hand-deliver a letter to Travis Kalanick.
Travis Kalanick(Reuters file photo)
Travis Kalanick(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Jan 29, 2019 12:32 PM IST
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By Bloomberg

Bengali filmmaker Mrinal Sen dies at 95

Noted Bengali filmmaker and Padma Bhushan awardee Mrinal Sen has died at 95. He was known for movies like Bhuvan Shome and Mrigaya.
Film director Mrinal Sen died in Kolkata on Sunday. (Photo Samir Jana)
Film director Mrinal Sen died in Kolkata on Sunday. (Photo Samir Jana)
Updated on Dec 30, 2018 02:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Tata Open: Rohan Bopanna-Divij Sharan handed top billing

Sharan, who briefly became India’s number one doubles pair, and veteran Bopanna recently joined forces, keeping in mind the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
File image of Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna.(IPTL Image)
File image of Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna.(IPTL Image)
Updated on Dec 19, 2018 05:35 PM IST
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Pune | By PTI

Indian-American woman appointed to US body advocating religious freedom

Born and raised in Chicago, Bhargava is currently the founder and president of the Anthem of Us, which describes itself as “a strategic advisory firm that works with educational institutions and corporations to promote dignity and justice for all”.
Arunima Bhargava has an extensive experience in various roles advocating for members of under-represented communities, including at the US Department of Justice and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF).(Anurima Bhargava/ Twitter Photo)
Arunima Bhargava has an extensive experience in various roles advocating for members of under-represented communities, including at the US Department of Justice and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF).(Anurima Bhargava/ Twitter Photo)
Updated on Dec 14, 2018 07:22 AM IST
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Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India

Rafael Nadal to join Roger Federer in 2019 Laver Cup

The team event featuring the best of Europe against a World team will be taking place for the third time, with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer also teammates in the inaugural match in 2017.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, first and second in the all-time list of men’s Grand Slam winners with 20 and 16 respectively, won a doubles match together at the Laver Cup in Prague in 2017.(Reuters)
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, first and second in the all-time list of men’s Grand Slam winners with 20 and 16 respectively, won a doubles match together at the Laver Cup in Prague in 2017.(Reuters)
Updated on Dec 13, 2018 10:15 PM IST
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London | By Reuters

Bastian Schweinsteiger to stick with Fire through 2019

Terms of the deal were not announced but Schweinsteiger, who will be playing his third MLS season, earned $6.1 million in total compensation in 2018, according to figures from the MLS Players Association.
File image of Bastian Schweinsteiger.(Getty Images)
File image of Bastian Schweinsteiger.(Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 29, 2018 10:07 AM IST
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Chicago | By AFP

Chicago hospital shooting leaves four dead, including police officer and gunman

Patients described being alarmed by the sound of gunshots outside Mercy Hospital and seeing a man apparently walking with a woman in the parking lot before blasting her three times in the chest.
A Chicago police officer works the scene after a gunman opened fire at Mercy Hospital on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. A police spokesman said the gunman was dead, but it was not immediately clear if he took his own life or was killed by police at the hospital on the city's South Side.(AP)
A Chicago police officer works the scene after a gunman opened fire at Mercy Hospital on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. A police spokesman said the gunman was dead, but it was not immediately clear if he took his own life or was killed by police at the hospital on the city's South Side.(AP)
Updated on Nov 21, 2018 10:08 AM IST
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Chicago | By Reuters

A film based on the real struggle of Laxmi and Kiran of Lucknow’s Prerna School to be featured in Obama Foundation Summit

Laxmi, the eldest of five siblings, was forced to put her education on hold, when her mother became very ill. Her mother passed away when she (Laxmi) was only 13 years old. From then on, Laxmi had to work as a cleaner to help support her family as her father, an alcoholic, was unable to earn for them
Laxmi and Kiran of Prerna Girls’ School Lucknow who will address the Obama Foundation Summit 2018 in Chicago(HT Photo)
Laxmi and Kiran of Prerna Girls’ School Lucknow who will address the Obama Foundation Summit 2018 in Chicago(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 14, 2018 07:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Anupam Srivastava, Lucknow

Dad said he’d disown me if I was involved in 26/11: Rahul Bhatt

Bhatt was introduced to LeT operative Headley by a common friend in 2007. The two became friends and Bhatt remembers Headley as a smooth talker.
Bhatt didn’t think there could be a sinister side to Headley’s ability to adopt fake personas.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Bhatt didn’t think there could be a sinister side to Headley’s ability to adopt fake personas.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 10, 2018 12:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai

Tip-top Roger Federer ‘where I want to be’ for Shanghai defence

Roger Federer has been carefully managing his schedule in recent years, cutting out the clay-court segment of the season since 2017 to wring the most out of his ageing body.
Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a return as he takes part in a training session at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament.(AFP)
Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a return as he takes part in a training session at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 09, 2018 04:37 PM IST
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Shanghai | By Agence France-Presse

Asia Cup Final: Pakistan superfan cheers for India in Dubai - Watch video

The Pakistan fan was also in the news for sponsoring Indian superfan Sudhir Gautam’s Dubai trip for the Asia Cup 2018 as the Indian fan did not have sufficient finances to travel for the tournament.
Bashir Chacha (also known as Chacha Chicago) was supporting India at the Asia Cup final.(Twitter)
Bashir Chacha (also known as Chacha Chicago) was supporting India at the Asia Cup final.(Twitter)
Updated on Sep 29, 2018 08:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Roger Federer looks forward to playing with Djokovic at Laver Cup

Djokovic is making his debut in this week’s three-day team event which has been dubbed the Ryder Cup of tennis although it lacks the tradition of golf’s premier event.
File image of Novak Djokovic.(AFP)
File image of Novak Djokovic.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 20, 2018 09:52 AM IST
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Chicago | By AFP

Delhi airport most punctual among world’s busiest, 82.9% flights on time in August

The performance of Indira Gandhi International Airport stood out among the busiest airports handling 630 departures a day.
Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport breached the 60 million-mark and handled 63.5 million passengers for the first time in 2017.(PTI File Photo)
Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport breached the 60 million-mark and handled 63.5 million passengers for the first time in 2017.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Sep 20, 2018 09:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar

Kenyan marathon master Eliud Kipchoge smashes world record

Eliud Kipchoge, aided by a string of pacemakers through to 25km of the 42.195km race, took 1min 18sec off the previous best set four years ago by Dennis Kimetto.
Gold medalist Eliud Kipchoge celebrates during the winning ceremony for the 45th Berlin Marathon in Berlin.(AP)
Gold medalist Eliud Kipchoge celebrates during the winning ceremony for the 45th Berlin Marathon in Berlin.(AP)
Updated on Sep 16, 2018 05:55 PM IST
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Berlin | By Agence France-Presse

Shooting near Chicago’s South Side high school injures 3 teens

Chicago police chief of patrol Fred Waller says two people are in custody and a gun and casings have been recovered in the shooting.
A shooting near a high school on Chicago’s South Side has left three teenagers seriously injured.(AFP File Photo)
A shooting near a high school on Chicago’s South Side has left three teenagers seriously injured.(AFP File Photo)
Published on Sep 11, 2018 07:43 PM IST
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Chicago | By Associated Press

‘I was scared for my life’: Witness describes Florida gunman opening fire at video game tournament

The sheriff’s office said 11 people were wounded by gunfire, and at least two others were injured while fleeing from the restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida.
This handout image distributed courtesy of WJXT, a local Jacksonville television station, shows police cars blocking a street leading to the Jacksonville Landing area in downtown Jacksonville, Florida.(AFP Photo)
This handout image distributed courtesy of WJXT, a local Jacksonville television station, shows police cars blocking a street leading to the Jacksonville Landing area in downtown Jacksonville, Florida.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Aug 27, 2018 10:15 AM IST
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Chicago’s night of gun violence: 4 killed, 40 shot in 7 hours, say cops

Police called the wave of violence “totally unacceptable” as it detailed the incidents that took place. Ten of the shootings occurred in just under three hours.
Chicago experienced a near 20-year record number of murders in 2016, prompting President Donald Trump to regularly single out the city for criticism.(AP)
Chicago experienced a near 20-year record number of murders in 2016, prompting President Donald Trump to regularly single out the city for criticism.(AP)
Updated on Aug 06, 2018 11:41 PM IST
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AFP, Chicago | By HT Correspondent

‘This is not a passing fad’: CFA Institute adds crypto, blockchain to curriculum

The CFA material on crypto and blockchain will appear alongside other fintech subjects including artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data and automated trading.
The CFA material on crypto and blockchain will appear alongside other fintech subjects including artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data and automated trading.(AP Photo)
The CFA material on crypto and blockchain will appear alongside other fintech subjects including artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data and automated trading.(AP Photo)
Published on Jul 16, 2018 06:13 PM IST
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Bloomberg | By Michael Patterson and Andrea Tan

Excerpt: Love and Marriage in Mumbai by Elizabeth Flock

In the author’s note to her book, which minutely examines the stories of three couples from Mumbai, Elizabeth Flock writes of her working method and of wanting to understand how these marriages worked
Living through the drama: Couples at Dadar Chowpatty in Mumbai.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Living through the drama: Couples at Dadar Chowpatty in Mumbai.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2018 09:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Elizabeth Flock

CM Punk suffers heavy loss vs Mike Jackson at UFC 225

CM Punk, former WWE star and in only his second ever professional fight, lost in a devastating three rounds to Mike Jackson at the UFC 225 pay-per-view event in Chicago on Sunday.
Mike Jackson (L) lands a punch on CM Punk during a welterweight UFC 225 Mixed Martial Arts bout Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Chicago.(AP)
Mike Jackson (L) lands a punch on CM Punk during a welterweight UFC 225 Mixed Martial Arts bout Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Chicago.(AP)
Updated on Jun 10, 2018 01:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Air India may have to pay $8.8 million penalty to passengers for flight delay

Flight AI 127 was bound for Chicago on May 9 with a flight time of 16 hours. However, it could not land there on time due to inclement weather and instead was diverted to nearby Milwaukee.
Air India may have to pay a penalty of USD 8.8 million to 323 passengers of its Delhi-Chicago flight which was delayed.(Reuters File Photo)
Air India may have to pay a penalty of USD 8.8 million to 323 passengers of its Delhi-Chicago flight which was delayed.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2018 12:43 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Lego lovers, head to this convention in Chicago to indulge in your hobby

Every June, Lego enthusiasts from around the world descend on this northwestern Chicago suburb to build Legos, display Legos, play Legos, talk Legos, swap Legos and win Legos. They watch Lego mini-figure films produced by fellow enthusiasts, and play Lego bingo using cards with mini-figure characters instead of numbers and letters.
A Lego-created scene from the movie Toy Story at last year’s convention.(AP)
A Lego-created scene from the movie Toy Story at last year’s convention.(AP)
Published on May 08, 2018 02:07 PM IST
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Associated Press | By HT Correspondent

Cracked window forces Southwest Airline passenger jet diversion

The incident comes two weeks after a mid-air engine explosion caused one death on another Southwest Airline passenger jet.
A cracked window forced a Southwest Airlines passenger jet bound from Chicago to Newark to divert on May 2, 2018, two weeks after a midair engine explosion shattered a window on another of the company's Boeing 737s.(AFP File Photo)
A cracked window forced a Southwest Airlines passenger jet bound from Chicago to Newark to divert on May 2, 2018, two weeks after a midair engine explosion shattered a window on another of the company's Boeing 737s.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2018 11:13 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, New York | By HT Correspondent

Playboy art director who created iconic bunny logo dies at 93

Art Paul was a freelance illustrator when he started working with Playboy founder Hugh Hefner as the magazine’s first employee in the 1950s.He was the magazine’s art director until he retired in 1982.
Art Paul died of pneumonia.(AP)
Art Paul died of pneumonia.(AP)
Updated on May 02, 2018 11:14 AM IST
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Associated Press, Chicago | By HT Correspondent

Indian-American doctor indicted in Chicago for $1 million Medicare fraud

The indictment alleges Dr Pranav Patel submitted fraudulent claims for purported medical tests and examinations that were never performed.
Dr Pranav Patel allegedly used some of his patients’ names without their knowledge to submit fraudulent claims, federal prosecutors said on Friday.(File Photo)
Dr Pranav Patel allegedly used some of his patients’ names without their knowledge to submit fraudulent claims, federal prosecutors said on Friday.(File Photo)
Updated on Apr 28, 2018 10:39 AM IST
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Press Trust of India, Washington | By Press Trust of India

Dinosaur skeletons are up for auction in Paris this week

Hollywood actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Nicolas Cage are fans of such outsize prehistoric ornaments. Dinosaur bones are increasingly gracing collectors’ cabinets, with a huge skeleton of theropod up for sale for 1.5 million euros.
Skeletons of an allosaurus and a diplodocus are up for auction in Paris, marketed as hip interior design objects(AFP Photo)
Skeletons of an allosaurus and a diplodocus are up for auction in Paris, marketed as hip interior design objects(AFP Photo)
Updated on Apr 10, 2018 10:43 AM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Paris | By HT Correspondent
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