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The Wilmington Fire Department tweeted that it would send teams to help find people missing after the tornado.(AP)

At least 3 dead, 10 injured in North Carolina tornado

AP, Wilmington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 03:57 PM IST
The tornado hit just after midnight Tuesday in southeastern Brunswick County near Grissettown.
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The researchers of the study claimed that the children who undergo cataract removal have an increased risk of glaucoma, a sight-threatening condition that damages the optic nerve which is the connection between the eye and brain.(Unsplash)
The researchers of the study claimed that the children who undergo cataract removal have an increased risk of glaucoma, a sight-threatening condition that damages the optic nerve which is the connection between the eye and brain.(Unsplash)

Higher risk of glaucoma suspected in infants undergoing cataract surgery, says study

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Maryland [US]
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 04:58 PM IST
A study of the National Eye Institute (NEI) funded by Infant Aphakic Treatment discovered that cataract surgery may lead to increased eye pressure and optic nerve damage in infants.
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Biologists performed a necropsy on the North Atlantic right whale calf. (Representational Image)(Pixabay)
Biologists performed a necropsy on the North Atlantic right whale calf. (Representational Image)(Pixabay)

Scientists study cause of endangered whale calf’s death

By Associated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Cape Lookout, N.C.
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 06:52 PM IST
The National Park Service says scientists are trying to discover the cause of death of a whale calf belonging to “one of the rarest marine mammals” on earth.
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The bridge collapsed just seconds after Amber Roberts was standing on the spot.(Twitter@AmberFOX46)
The bridge collapsed just seconds after Amber Roberts was standing on the spot.(Twitter@AmberFOX46)

Reporter escapes bridge collapse by mere seconds. Watch shocking clip

By Srimoyee Chowdhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2020 08:44 AM IST
Fortunately, both Amber Roberts and the camera person were unharmed.
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Of the two people still missing, one of them was a child approximately 1 year old, Doug Gillespie, county director of public services said.(Representational image)
Of the two people still missing, one of them was a child approximately 1 year old, Doug Gillespie, county director of public services said.(Representational image)

3 dead, 2 missing from flooding at North Carolina campsite

By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh | North Carolina
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 06:54 AM IST
In addition to the three deaths at the Hiddenite Family Campground in Alexander County, a motorist was killed in the county while travelling on a road which was washed out by rising water, said Doug Gillespie, county director of public services.
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From just Dalip Singh Saund in 1956, the number of Indian-Americans in US congress has risen to five — Kamala Harris in the Senate and Ami Bera, Pramila Jayapal, Raja Krishnamoorthi and Ro Khanna in the House of Representatives. But 2020 is when politics came into their homes, touched their festivals and their culture.(AP)
From just Dalip Singh Saund in 1956, the number of Indian-Americans in US congress has risen to five — Kamala Harris in the Senate and Ami Bera, Pramila Jayapal, Raja Krishnamoorthi and Ro Khanna in the House of Representatives. But 2020 is when politics came into their homes, touched their festivals and their culture.(AP)

The birth of a new political constituency

By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 10:08 PM IST
“We have arrived,” proclaimed a string of Indian Americans in news profiles of the community’s sudden shot into prominence politically
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks as he participates in the first 2020 presidential campaign debate on September 29, 2020. R(Reuters File Photo)
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks as he participates in the first 2020 presidential campaign debate on September 29, 2020. R(Reuters File Photo)

Biden needs to win 1 more state to reach 270 electoral votes, become US prez

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 04:57 PM IST
Biden only needs a win in one more state -- Georgia, Pennsylvania, Nevada or North Carolina -- to reach the 270 electoral votes he needs to be elected president, provided that other race calls stand.
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People watch US election results on November 3 in Janesville, Wisconsin.(AFP)
People watch US election results on November 3 in Janesville, Wisconsin.(AFP)

US polls: No clear winner yet as Trump, Biden locked in swing state contests

By Yashwant Raj I edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 11:44 AM IST
But President Donald Trump did not lose in a landslide as some pundits had forecast, and Biden did not close the contest early as some others had said he might.
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Over a dozen incumbents of both parties from safe districts have been easily re-elected as polls are beginning to close in some eastern and Midwestern states(Bloomberg)
Over a dozen incumbents of both parties from safe districts have been easily re-elected as polls are beginning to close in some eastern and Midwestern states(Bloomberg)

US Election 2020: Democrat Deborah Ross wins open House seat in North Carolina

By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | North Carolina
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 10:21 AM IST
Ross is the second Democrat to win an open House seat after a court order required North Carolina to redraw its congressional map ahead of the 2020 election. The seat is currently held by Republican Party’s George Holding.
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An election worker holds a disinfectant spray bottle as he is seen cleaning a voting booth through the window of a polling station during the 2020 presidential election in Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, U.S., November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake(Reuters photo)
An election worker holds a disinfectant spray bottle as he is seen cleaning a voting booth through the window of a polling station during the 2020 presidential election in Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, U.S., November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake(Reuters photo)

US Election 2020: Armed man arrested at North Carolina polling site

By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh | Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 05:11 AM IST
In North Carolina, an armed man loitering at a polling site on Election Day has been arrested and charged with trespassing.
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A woman reacts to pepper spray deployed by police at a Get Out The Vote march in Graham, North Carolina, US.(via REUTERS)
A woman reacts to pepper spray deployed by police at a Get Out The Vote march in Graham, North Carolina, US.(via REUTERS)

US Election 2020: North Carolina voter rally ends with pepper spray, 8 arrests

By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh | GRAHAM, N.C.
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 06:21 AM IST
Graham police said they issued several warnings to the crowd at Alamance County’s courthouse to move from the roadway before releasing pepper spraying and later arresting eight people.
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The justices left in place a lower court-approved agreement allowing the extension, rebuffing a request by Trump’s campaign, the Republican National Committee and North Carolina Republican officials for an injunction to block it.(AP)
The justices left in place a lower court-approved agreement allowing the extension, rebuffing a request by Trump’s campaign, the Republican National Committee and North Carolina Republican officials for an injunction to block it.(AP)

US Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to block North Carolina absentee ballot extension

By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh | New York/Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 06:46 AM IST
The state election board, citing potential US Postal Service mail delivery delays, opted to allow absentee ballots postmarked by Election Day to be counted if they arrived up to nine days later.
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US President Donald Trump wearing a face mask leaves after voting in the 2020 presidential election at the Palm Beach County Library in West Palm Beach, US on October 24, 2020.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
US President Donald Trump wearing a face mask leaves after voting in the 2020 presidential election at the Palm Beach County Library in West Palm Beach, US on October 24, 2020.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

‘Voted for guy named Trump,’ says US President; Biden addresses tipping-point Pennsylvania

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 09:34 PM IST
President Trump’s first rally of the day was in Fayetteville in North Carolina, a battleground state he won in 2016, but where he is now trailing Biden by a thin margin of 1.5 percentage points in the RealClearPolitics average of polls.
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US President Donald Trump speaks at a "Make America Great Again" rally in Greenville, North Carolina(AFP)
US President Donald Trump speaks at a "Make America Great Again" rally in Greenville, North Carolina(AFP)

Trump boasts of best environmental numbers; Blames China, India, Russia for ‘spewing stuff into air’

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 12:49 PM IST
He said the US has achieved energy independence while protecting its pristine environment.
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U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, US on October 13, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, US on October 13, 2020.(Reuters Photo)

Donald Trump heads to Iowa looking to galvanize his base, gain boost against Joe Biden

By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Washington
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2020 06:34 AM IST
On Thursday Donald Trump will be in North Carolina and Florida, on Friday he will campaign in Florida and Georgia and on Saturday he will speak in Michigan and Wisconsin.
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Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham speaks during a televised debate with US Senator Thom Tillis.(AP)
Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham speaks during a televised debate with US Senator Thom Tillis.(AP)

Democratic candidate Cal Cunningham admits sending sexually suggestive texts

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Raleigh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 03, 2020 07:09 PM IST
Cal Cunningham apologized late Friday for the text message exchanges in which he tells the woman he wants to kiss her and she says she wants to spend the night with him. The messages were first reported by the website NationalFile.com.
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The elections board on Tuesday issued new guidance allowing mail-in absentee ballots with deficient information to be fixed without forcing the voter to fill out a new blank ballot for November’s general election.(AP File Photo)
The elections board on Tuesday issued new guidance allowing mail-in absentee ballots with deficient information to be fixed without forcing the voter to fill out a new blank ballot for November’s general election.(AP File Photo)

Donald Trump campaign sues to block mail-in ballot rule changes

By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Raleigh
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 06:44 AM IST
The lawsuit filed by the Trump campaign and the RNC also accuses the board of trying to override state law in saying that ballots postmarked on or before Election Day can be counted if they are received within nine days of the election instead of the three days prescribed by law.
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Whoever Trump picks eventually will face a bruising confirmation process in the Senate, with fierce opposition expected from Democrats.(Reuters Photo)
Whoever Trump picks eventually will face a bruising confirmation process in the Senate, with fierce opposition expected from Democrats.(Reuters Photo)

Donald Trump to nominate female judge to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington, Washington
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 03:08 AM IST
The president first spoke of picking a woman for the seat left vacant by the passing of Ginsburg while talking to reporters before departing for the rally.
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US President Donald Trump listens to a question before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)
US President Donald Trump listens to a question before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)

Donald Trump pledges woman for court, pushes Senate to move on pick

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Washington
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2020 05:55 AM IST
Taking the stage at a North Carolina rally to chants of “Fill that seat,” the president said he would nominate his selection despite Democrats’ objections.
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An en face image (Panel A) shows an infected ciliated cell with strands of mucus attached to the cilia tips. At higher magnification, an image (Panel B) shows the structure and density of SARS-CoV-2 virions produced by human airway epithelial cells.(Photo courtesy: New England Journal of Medicine)
An en face image (Panel A) shows an infected ciliated cell with strands of mucus attached to the cilia tips. At higher magnification, an image (Panel B) shows the structure and density of SARS-CoV-2 virions produced by human airway epithelial cells.(Photo courtesy: New England Journal of Medicine)

Scientists publish images of coronavirus infected cells

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 06:03 PM IST
The images, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, were re-colorised, and show infected hairy ciliated cells with strands of mucus attached to cilia tips.
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US President Donald Trump(File photo)
US President Donald Trump(File photo)

Trump to campaign in Florida, North Carolina battlegrounds on Tuesday

By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh | Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 02:37 AM IST
President Donald Trump will highlight his environmental agenda as he campaigns in the battleground states of Florida and North Carolina on Tuesday.
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A troubling connection between two health crises: coronavirus and obesity have been explored in a novel review of COVID-19 studies.(Pixabay)
A troubling connection between two health crises: coronavirus and obesity have been explored in a novel review of COVID-19 studies.(Pixabay)

Obese people might be at a higher risk of COVID-19 complications, studies find

By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma | Washington [US]
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 12:50 AM IST
A new study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill raises concerns about the impact of obesity on the effectiveness of a future COVID-19 vaccine.
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State Rep. David Lewis(ncleg.gov)
State Rep. David Lewis(ncleg.gov)

Republican who drew lines called gerrymanders faces charges

By Associated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Raleigh, North Carolina
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2020 06:09 AM IST
State Rep. David Lewis, chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee since 2015, conducted a scheme to transfer money from his campaign committee to help his ailing farm
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The image shows Navy veteran Rudy Armstrong hugging Bubu.(Facebook/@CarolinaEast Health System)
The image shows Navy veteran Rudy Armstrong hugging Bubu.(Facebook/@CarolinaEast Health System)

Pet dog rushes to call for help, saves Navy veteran. Their story is viral

By Srimoyee Chowdhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 06:21 PM IST
Navy veteran Rudy Armstrong was in his boathouse in Oriental, North Carolina with his pet Bubu, a Chihuahua mix, when he suffered a stroke.
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Cannon’s funeral service was held Thursday, days after the 5-year-old was fatally shot in the family’s driveway as he rode his bike.(Reuters)
Cannon’s funeral service was held Thursday, days after the 5-year-old was fatally shot in the family’s driveway as he rode his bike.(Reuters)

Over $700K raised for slain boy’s funeral in North Carolina

By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh | WILSON, N.C.
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 08:06 AM IST
The donations poured into a GoFundMe page organized by Gwen Hinnant, who identifies herself on the website as Cannon Hinnant’s grandmother.
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The Republican president spoke during a visit to a Fujifilm plant in Morrisville, North Carolina, where work on a vaccine is being performed.(REUTERS)
The Republican president spoke during a visit to a Fujifilm plant in Morrisville, North Carolina, where work on a vaccine is being performed.(REUTERS)

Trump wears mask, voices hope on Covid-19 vaccine in North Carolina

By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Morrisville
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2020 08:33 AM IST
US President Donald Trump, whose job approval ratings have dropped as many Americans believe he has handled the virus badly, sought for the second week to look in command after setting aside his hands-off approach.
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Donald Trump has reversed himself on an increasing number of positions he had taken earlier to get the country back on the rails irrespective of the ferocity of the epidemic that is raging through the south and the west.(AFP)
Donald Trump has reversed himself on an increasing number of positions he had taken earlier to get the country back on the rails irrespective of the ferocity of the epidemic that is raging through the south and the west.(AFP)

Donald Trump reverses his stance, says schools in hotspots should delay reopening

By Yashwant Raj| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 09:47 PM IST
Continuing his retreat from unconditional reopening generally, the president also announced the cancellation of Republican convention in Florida, one of states his the hardest by the second surge in Covid-19 cases.
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Emergency medical officials said the crash happened on Interstate 485 in north Charlotte(Getty Images/iStockphoto(Representative Image))
Emergency medical officials said the crash happened on Interstate 485 in north Charlotte(Getty Images/iStockphoto(Representative Image))

5 killed, 3 injured in North Carolina highway crash

By Associated Press | CHARLOTTE, N.C
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2020 07:02 AM IST
Officials did not immediately release the identity of the victims or say how the crash happened.
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Kentucky usually has 2% of its returns come from mail ballots. This year officials expect that figure to exceed 50%, and over 400,000 mail ballots were returned by Sunday.(Reuters Photo)
Kentucky usually has 2% of its returns come from mail ballots. This year officials expect that figure to exceed 50%, and over 400,000 mail ballots were returned by Sunday.(Reuters Photo)

Two Republicans opposed by Donald Trump win in Kentucky, North Carolina

By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Louisville
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2020 03:22 PM IST
In western North Carolina, GOP voters picked 24-year-old investor Madison Cawthorn, who uses a wheelchair following an accident, over Trump-backed real estate agent Lynda Bennett. The runoff was for the seat vacated by GOP Rep. Mark Meadows, who resigned to become Trump’s chief of staff and joined his new boss in backing Bennett.
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The largest US demonstration appeared to be in Washington, where protesters flooded streets closed to traffic.(AP Photo)
The largest US demonstration appeared to be in Washington, where protesters flooded streets closed to traffic.(AP Photo)

George Floyd death: Largely peaceful protests against police brutality in US

By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Washington
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2020 03:53 PM IST
Saturday’s marches featured few reports of problems in scenes that were more often festive than tense. Authorities were not quick to release crowd size estimates, but it was clear tens of thousands of people — and perhaps hundreds of thousands — turned out nationally.
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