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Biden is seeing his disaster management skills tested after winter storms plunged Texas, Oklahoma and neighboring states into an unusual deep freeze.(AP)

Extreme weather testing Biden's disaster management skills

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 02:04 PM IST
Part of the job of being president is responding to the destruction left behind by earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters, or events like deadly mass shootings, or even acts of terrorism.
Oklahoma State Rep. Justin Humphrey prepares to speak at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City. A mythical, ape-like creature that has captured the imagination of adventurers for decades has now become the target of Rep. Justin Humphrey. Humphrey, a Republican House member has introduced a bill that would create a Bigfoot hunting season, He says issuing a state hunting license and tag could help boost tourism.(AP)
Oklahoma State Rep. Justin Humphrey prepares to speak at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City. A mythical, ape-like creature that has captured the imagination of adventurers for decades has now become the target of Rep. Justin Humphrey. Humphrey, a Republican House member has introduced a bill that would create a Bigfoot hunting season, He says issuing a state hunting license and tag could help boost tourism.(AP)

'Bigfoot' hunting season proposed by Oklahoma lawmaker

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:20 AM IST
Micah Holmes, a spokesman for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, which oversees hunting in Oklahoma, told television station KOCO that the agency uses science-driven research and doesn’t recognize Bigfoot.
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.
Women hold a protest by the Trevi fountain in Rome against the postponement of their weddings due to strict curbs on ceremonies amid the coronavirus pandemic.(AFP)
Women hold a protest by the Trevi fountain in Rome against the postponement of their weddings due to strict curbs on ceremonies amid the coronavirus pandemic.(AFP)

Global Covid-19 infections shoot past 12 million mark

Washington/London | By HT Correspondent and Agencies
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 04:03 AM IST
With at least 3,055,100 infections and over 132,300 deaths, the US continues to be the worst-affected country, with Brazil second having registered 1,713,160 cases and 67,964 deaths.
Florida led the five with 9,585 new cases. Arizona was next with 3,591; followed by Georgia with 1,990, South Carolina with 1,604. and Nevada with 1,099.(REUTERS)
Florida led the five with 9,585 new cases. Arizona was next with 3,591; followed by Georgia with 1,990, South Carolina with 1,604. and Nevada with 1,099.(REUTERS)

Record Covid-19 single-day highs in 5 US states, Mike Pence cancels campaign events

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 08:40 PM IST
President Donald Trump, who has been loathe to acknowledge the new crisis, recently held two rallies in states hit by the surge.
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Charlotte.(AP File Photo)
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Charlotte.(AP File Photo)

Donald Trump shrugs off backlash, Covid-19 fears ahead of mass campaign rally

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 03:21 PM IST
The virus has damaged Donald Trump’s campaign in another way -- undercutting his message that he should be re-elected because of a booming economy. Social-distancing measures and stay-at-home orders led to the loss of millions of jobs and sent the economy into a tailspin.
US president Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, US, March 2, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
US president Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, US, March 2, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

Donald Trump supporters told to sign Covid-19 waivers

Washington | By Agencies
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 04:09 AM IST
Donald Trump supporters must sign a waiver promising not to sue if they catch Covid-19 at the event to register for the first of the rallies, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 19.
An aerial drone view of a crude oil storage facility on April 23, 2020 in Cushing, Oklahoma. Governor Stitt has said that ‘over-production of oil continues to threaten the economy.’(AFP)
An aerial drone view of a crude oil storage facility on April 23, 2020 in Cushing, Oklahoma. Governor Stitt has said that ‘over-production of oil continues to threaten the economy.’(AFP)

Oklahoma guv asks Trump to declare Covid-19 ‘act of God’ to help oil producers

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 02:53 PM IST
Covid-19 Update: Oklahoma’s energy regulator said on Wednesday that producers could close money-losing wells without losing their leases, the first victory for struggling US oil companies seeking relief from states after the market crash.
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) passes the ball under pressure from Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis (27) in the first half at Staples Center.(USA TODAY Sports)
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) passes the ball under pressure from Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis (27) in the first half at Staples Center.(USA TODAY Sports)

Some NBA clubs can reopen facilities Friday: report

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 09:47 PM IST
Though the spread of the virus has slowed with a drop in new cases, hospitalization, the number of infections and deaths continued to climb.(Bloomberg)
Though the spread of the virus has slowed with a drop in new cases, hospitalization, the number of infections and deaths continued to climb.(Bloomberg)

US states lift Covid-19 restrictions, Donald Trump defends walks back disinfectant remarks

Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 01:07 AM IST
The Trump White House continued Friday to deal with the outrage triggered by President Donald Trump’s suggestion to use household disinfectants to kill the virus inside human bodies as it does outside on surfaces.
Rachel Henry, a 22-year-old woman who was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of killing her three young children, is seen in a police booking photo in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. January 21, 2020. Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office/Handout via REUTERS
Rachel Henry, a 22-year-old woman who was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of killing her three young children, is seen in a police booking photo in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. January 21, 2020. Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office/Handout via REUTERS

Mother smothers her 3 children, props their bodies on sofa

Phoenix | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 03:34 PM IST
Rachel Henry, 22, was booked into the Maricopa County jail on three counts of first-degree murder after admitting she had harmed the children, Phoenix Police Sergeant Mercedes Fortune said.
Three people were killed in a shooting at a Walmart store. (Representative image)(Reuters File Photo)
Three people were killed in a shooting at a Walmart store. (Representative image)(Reuters File Photo)

3 killed in shooting at Walmart store in US: Report

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 10:32 PM IST
In August, a man killed 22 people at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart and injured 26 others. He is accused of deliberately targeting Mexicans and has pleaded not guilty.
The dog was travelling in the car and jumped onto the back seat (representational image).(Unsplash)
The dog was travelling in the car and jumped onto the back seat (representational image).(Unsplash)

Dog steps on loaded gun, shoots woman. She survives

Enid | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 03:11 PM IST
Tina Springer was in the passenger seat of the vehicle that had stopped on Thursday to wait for a train in Enid in northern Oklahoma.
Davis Police say the foreign exchange students died Tuesday at Turner Falls, near Davis.(Representative Image)
Davis Police say the foreign exchange students died Tuesday at Turner Falls, near Davis.(Representative Image)

2 University of Texas students from India drown in Oklahoma

Davis | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 04:10 AM IST
The state Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday identified the two as 23-year-old Ajay Kumar Koyalamudi and 22-year-old Teja Koushik Voleti.
An Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572.1 million to the state for its part in fueling an opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing addictive painkillers(PTI Photo)
An Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572.1 million to the state for its part in fueling an opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing addictive painkillers(PTI Photo)

Johnson & Johnson liable for $572 m in Oklahoma opioid epidemic trial

Oklahoma | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 12:13 PM IST
The state’s attorney general had filed the lawsuit, seeking $17 billion to address the impact of the drug crisis on Oklahoma. It had been considered a bellwether for other litigation nationwide over the opioid epidemic.
The Innocent Man review: Netflix ends 2018 with an addictive true crime show, based on John Grisham’s non-fiction book.
The Innocent Man review: Netflix ends 2018 with an addictive true crime show, based on John Grisham’s non-fiction book.

The Innocent Man review: Netflix, John Grisham end 2018 with an addictive treat for true crime fans

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2018 06:56 PM IST
The Innocent Man review: Netflix’s latest binge-fest, based on John Grisham (only) non-fiction book, is yet another tale of wrongful conviction. An addictive treat for true crime fans. Rating: 4/5.
Authorities have been struggling to figure out how to recover the body of 26-year-old John Allen Chau, who was killed by North Sentinel islanders who apparently shot him with arrows and then buried his body on the beach.(REUTERS)
Authorities have been struggling to figure out how to recover the body of 26-year-old John Allen Chau, who was killed by North Sentinel islanders who apparently shot him with arrows and then buried his body on the beach.(REUTERS)

Police map area of island where US man was killed, spot Sentinels

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2018 08:33 PM IST
During their visit to the island’s surroundings on Friday, investigators also spotted four or five North Sentinel islanders moving in the area from a distance of about 500 meters (1,600 feet) from a boat and studied their behavior for several hours, said Dependra Pathak, the director-general of police of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, where North Sentinel is located.
Police said a 39-year-old woman believed to be the mother on one of the victim is in custody.(AP file photo)
Police said a 39-year-old woman believed to be the mother on one of the victim is in custody.(AP file photo)

1 teen killed, 2 hurt in Oklahoma shooting, ‘mother of victim’ held

Okmulgee | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 10:29 PM IST
The woman, Amy Leann Hall (39), who is believed to be the biological mother of at least one of the teenagers, is in custody.
Nick Jonas at the Mumbai airport in Mumbai.(Viral Bhayani)
Nick Jonas at the Mumbai airport in Mumbai.(Viral Bhayani)

Nick Jonas spotted at Mumbai airport. Missing Priyanka Chopra already?

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 05:18 PM IST
Nick Jonas was spotted at the Mumbai international airport, making his way out into the city.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas with their friends at a ranch in Oklahoma.(Instagram)
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas with their friends at a ranch in Oklahoma.(Instagram)

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas are living the ranch life in Texas, see pics

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 09:05 AM IST
Priyanka Chopra has shared two new pictures, one from Oklahoma and another from Texas, that tell us what a good time Nick Jonas and she are having with their friends and family.
In this file photo taken on April 11, 2018 obtained from NASA, technicians assist as the SpaceX payload fairing containing the NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is moved by crane to a transporter inside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida.(AFP)
In this file photo taken on April 11, 2018 obtained from NASA, technicians assist as the SpaceX payload fairing containing the NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is moved by crane to a transporter inside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida.(AFP)

US Senate narrowly confirms Donald Trump’s new NASA chief

Agence France-Presse, Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 08:23 AM IST
Jim Bridenstine, confirmed on a 50-49 vote, was a strong supporter of Trump during the 2016 presidential race.
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