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Data from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) showed Friday that the strain -- first reported in the US last week -- has been detected in eight states, with California and Florida the worst affected.(AFP)

New Covid-19 variant found in eight US states: Official data

AFP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 02:45 PM IST
The strain has also been found in Colorado, Texas, New York, Georgia, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, in a total of 63 cases.
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President Donald Trump speaks, with a flag behind him, during a campaign rally at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, Florida, US.(Reuters/ File photo)
President Donald Trump speaks, with a flag behind him, during a campaign rally at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, Florida, US.(Reuters/ File photo)

Trump again turns to top court, challenging Pennsylvania loss

By Bloomberg| Posted by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 09:29 AM IST
The latest filing, announced on Sunday, takes the unorthodox step of trying to overturn three separate Pennsylvania Supreme Court decisions with a single appeal.
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The image shows the bill along with the generous tip.(Facebook/@Anthony’s at Paxon Hollow)
The image shows the bill along with the generous tip.(Facebook/@Anthony’s at Paxon Hollow)

Customer leaves $5,000 tip for waitress, restaurant shares ‘thank you’ post

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 08:41 AM IST
This post was shared on Anthony’s At Paxon’s Facebook page, an Italian restaurant in Pennsylvania, US.
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US President-elect Joe Biden announcing nominees and appointees to his presidential administration during a news conference at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, US on December 11, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
US President-elect Joe Biden announcing nominees and appointees to his presidential administration during a news conference at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, US on December 11, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

Joe Biden captures electoral votes from all states Donald Trump contested

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 02:45 AM IST
Many Republicans have refused to recognize Biden’s victory, indulging Trump’s baseless claims about a stolen election and saying he had a right to pursue legal challenges and to let the process play out.
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US President-elect Joe Biden announces nominees and appointees to serve on his health and coronavirus response teams during a news conference at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, on December 8.(Reuters)
US President-elect Joe Biden announces nominees and appointees to serve on his health and coronavirus response teams during a news conference at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, on December 8.(Reuters)

Supreme Court dismisses GOP lawsuit; Biden names Austin as defence secretary

By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 12:29 PM IST
Austin will become the first Black person to lead the Pentagon if he is confirmed by Senate. Announcing the nomination, Biden said Austin had shown “exemplary leadership, character, and command”.
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US Supreme Court building in Washington, US.(Reuters/ File photo)
US Supreme Court building in Washington, US.(Reuters/ File photo)

US Supreme Court rejects Pennsylvania Republicans’ attempt to block Biden victory

By Asian News International| Posted by Mallika Soni | Washington
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 11:30 AM IST
According to The Hill, the Tuesday order, which was unsigned and included no noted dissents, came ahead of the midnight “safe harbour” deadline, which provides states with a kind of immunity from congressional oversight into the election results that are certified in time.
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Joe Biden smiles as he puts on his face mask after speaking to media in Wilmington, Delaware on September 4.(AP file)
Joe Biden smiles as he puts on his face mask after speaking to media in Wilmington, Delaware on September 4.(AP file)

Biden assembles administration as Trump cries foul in another call-in

By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 10:18 PM IST
Trump called into a briefing his lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis gave Republican legislators of Arizona, which has been wrongly portrayed as a “hearing”, as he had in Pennsylvania last week.
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The lawsuit argued that a Pennsylvania law from 2019 allowing universal mail-in voting was unconstitutional.(REUTERS)
The lawsuit argued that a Pennsylvania law from 2019 allowing universal mail-in voting was unconstitutional.(REUTERS)

US court tosses suit on mail-in votes

By Agencies | Washington, Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 05:05 AM IST
Pennsylvania officially certified Biden’s victory there on November 24. The lawsuit had also sought to stop certification.
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US President Donald Trump.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump.(REUTERS)

Pennsylvania high court rejects lawsuit challenging election

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 09:52 AM IST
The state Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, threw out the three-day-old order, saying the underlying lawsuit was filed months after the expiration of a time limit in Pennsylvania’s expansive year-old mail-in voting law allowing for challenges to it.
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US President Donald Trump walks to Marine One at Trump National Golf Club on November 27, 2020 in Sterling, Virginia.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump walks to Marine One at Trump National Golf Club on November 27, 2020 in Sterling, Virginia.(AFP)

Donald Trump loses yet another legal battle, will campaign in Georgia

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington, DC
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 10:36 PM IST
A US federal appeals court dismissed President Donald Trump’s lawsuit seeking to block Pennsylvania, a key battleground state, from certifying President-elect Joe Biden as the winner
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President Donald Trump waves from a golf cart as he plays golf at Trump National Golf Club, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Sterling.(AP)
President Donald Trump waves from a golf cart as he plays golf at Trump National Golf Club, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Sterling.(AP)

Appeals court rejects Donald Trump’s challenge of Pennsylvania race

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Philadelphia
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2020 06:58 AM IST
Trump’s lawyers vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court despite the judges’ assessment that the “campaign’s claims have no merit.”
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Donald Trump continues to insist he won, even after key states -- including Pennsylvania -- have already certified their results, essentially locking in Joe Biden’s victory(AP)
Donald Trump continues to insist he won, even after key states -- including Pennsylvania -- have already certified their results, essentially locking in Joe Biden’s victory(AP)

Donald Trump calls into Pennsylvania event, urges overturning election

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 04:53 PM IST
Trump had planned to travel to the hearing in Gettysburg on Wednesday, people familiar with the matter said, but scrapped the trip earlier in the day. The hearing included a series of witnesses raising suspicions or allegations or wrongdoing, with few specifics.
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President-elect Joe Biden has announced key members of foreign policy and national security team.(REUTERS)
President-elect Joe Biden has announced key members of foreign policy and national security team.(REUTERS)

Pennsylvania certifies Biden as winner of presidential vote

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Harrisburg
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2020 09:44 PM IST
President Donald Trump, who lost the state’s 20 electoral votes to Biden, has made Pennsylvania a centerpiece of his unsuccessful legal attempts to invalidate the election results.
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The nation is averaging 172,000 new virus cases per day, nearly doubling since the end of October.(AP)
The nation is averaging 172,000 new virus cases per day, nearly doubling since the end of October.(AP)

Thanksgiving could make or break US coronavirus response

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Pennsylvania
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 08:18 PM IST
As governors and mayors grapple with an out-of-control pandemic, they are ratcheting up mask mandates and imposing restrictions on small indoor gatherings, which have been blamed for accelerating the spread of the coronavirus.
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A file photo of US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC.(AFP)
A file photo of US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC.(AFP)

Trump relents finally, tells officials to cooperate with Biden transition team

By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 10:29 AM IST
The president insisted he was not giving up. “Our case STRONGLY continues, we will keep up the good fight, and I believe we will prevail!” he wrote in a tweet.
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US President Donald Trump.(Reuters)
US President Donald Trump.(Reuters)

Trump campaign asks appeals court to halt Biden from being declared Pennsylvania winner

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 04:41 AM IST
The campaign said a lower-court judge erred in dismissing the case outright, rather than review additional allegations the campaign had dropped from the case but wanted to restore.
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US President Donald Trump.(Reuters)
US President Donald Trump.(Reuters)

Trump’s legal team cried vote fraud, but courts found none

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Philadelphia
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 04:16 AM IST
The strategy may have played well in front of television cameras and on talk radio to Trump’s supporters. But it has proved a disaster in court, where judges uniformly rejected their claims of vote fraud and found the campaign’s legal work amateurish.
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US President Donald Trump.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump.(REUTERS)

Trump campaign appeals dismissal of Pennsylvania election suit

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 03:19 AM IST
The campaign’s filing on Sunday, with the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia, had been expected.
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After the ruling, Trump and his allies attacked judge Brann, who was nominated by former President Barack Obama.(AP)
After the ruling, Trump and his allies attacked judge Brann, who was nominated by former President Barack Obama.(AP)

Why US judge termed Trump’s legal claim in Pennsylvania as ‘Frankenstein’s Monster’?

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 04:16 PM IST
The judge said that the court has not been able to find any case in which a plaintiff has sought millions of votes to be invalidated.
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US President Donald Trump.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump.(REUTERS)

Judge throws out Trump bid to stop Pennsylvania vote certification

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 06:29 AM IST
US Middle District Judge Matthew Brann in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, turned down the request for an injunction by President Donald Trump’s campaign, spoiling the incumbent’s hopes of somehow overturning the results of the presidential contest.
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The Trump campaign claims that at least 70,000 ballots were probably counted illegally in Pennsylvania because voters were allowed to fix, or “cure,” minor errors in Democratic-leaning counties before Election Day.(AP Photo)
The Trump campaign claims that at least 70,000 ballots were probably counted illegally in Pennsylvania because voters were allowed to fix, or “cure,” minor errors in Democratic-leaning counties before Election Day.(AP Photo)

Donald Trump’s Pennsylvania lawsuit is ‘incoherent conspiracy,’ voters say

By Bloomberg | Posted by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 05:26 AM IST
President Donald Trump has “utterly failed” to produce evidence of voter fraud while seeking to scrap tens of thousands of votes over technical disputes related to mail-in ballots, the groups said in a filing.
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US President Donald Trump pauses as he speaks about the "Operation Warp Speed" program during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump pauses as he speaks about the "Operation Warp Speed" program during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.(REUTERS)

Donald Trump’s challenge to election results hits hardest at Black voters

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 05:31 PM IST
While the Trump campaign says it is merely targeting places where fraud is most likely to have occurred, the racial cast to the president’s attempt to cling to power has drawn criticism from Democrats.
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US President Donald Trump during an event about the "Operation Warp Speed" program in Washington, US on November 13, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
US President Donald Trump during an event about the "Operation Warp Speed" program in Washington, US on November 13, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

US judge skeptical of Donald Trump bid to halt Joe Biden win in Pennsylvania

By Reuters | Poste by Kanishka Sarkar | Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 06:34 AM IST
Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said during the hearing that there was “widespread, nationwide voter fraud” in the Nov. 3 election, as the Republican president also has claimed, but offered no evidence.
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US President Donald Trump plays golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump plays golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia.(REUTERS)

President Donald Trump drops key claim in Pennsylvania lawsuit over US election result

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington, DC
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 10:48 PM IST
The campaign had in an earlier lawsuit sought to block the state from certifying its election result and asked for setting aside 682,479 ballots that it alleged had been counted “illegally, in secret” as its poll watchers were not allowed to observe the counting
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The Trump campaign’s slimmed-down lawsuit, filed in federal court on Sunday, maintains the aim of blocking Pennsylvania from certifying a victory for Joe Biden in the state(REUTERS)
The Trump campaign’s slimmed-down lawsuit, filed in federal court on Sunday, maintains the aim of blocking Pennsylvania from certifying a victory for Joe Biden in the state(REUTERS)

Donald Trump’s campaign drops claim of illegal absentee ballots in Pennsylvania lawsuit

By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Pennsylvania
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 01:03 PM IST
Ahead of a Tuesday hearing in the case, Trump’s campaign dropped the allegation that hundreds of thousands of mail-in and absentee ballots, 682,479, to be precise, were illegally processed without its representatives watching
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Votes being counted at the TCF Center the day after the 2020 US presidential election, in Detroit, Michigan, US on November 4, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
Votes being counted at the TCF Center the day after the 2020 US presidential election, in Detroit, Michigan, US on November 4, 2020.(Reuters Photo)

‘No evidence’ of lost or changed votes: US election officials

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 06:29 AM IST
The statement came hours after Trump retweeted a baseless claim that an election equipment maker “deleted” 2.7 million votes for him nationwide and switched hundreds of thousand from him to Biden in Pennsylvania and other states.
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A file photo taken on September 1 showing US President Donald Trump and US Attorney General William Barr.(AFP)
A file photo taken on September 1 showing US President Donald Trump and US Attorney General William Barr.(AFP)

Trump challenges Pennsylvania voting, ropes in attorney general

By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 11:54 AM IST
Trump has refused to accept the outcome of the election called for Biden unanimously by media outlets, not conceded the election and continued to file lawsuits.
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Biden defeated Trump in the election to become the 46th president of the United States.(Reuters image)
Biden defeated Trump in the election to become the 46th president of the United States.(Reuters image)

‘A history of election problems in this country’: Trump tweets again

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 08:49 PM IST
“We should look at the votes. We’re just beginning the tabulation stage. We should look at these allegations. We’re seeing a number of affidavits that there has been voter fraud,” Trump tweeted.
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US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris greet guests during an election event in Wilmington, Delaware.(Bloomberg)
US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris greet guests during an election event in Wilmington, Delaware.(Bloomberg)

‘Don’t tell me it’s not possible in the United States,’ says Biden, Kamala Harris confident she won’t be last woman in office

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 09:17 AM IST
When my mother came to the US at the age of 19, she believed in an America where such a moment can come true, Kama Harris said in her first address as the Vice President-elect.
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Democratic US presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden during an appearance in Wilmington, Delaware.(REUTERS)
Democratic US presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden during an appearance in Wilmington, Delaware.(REUTERS)

Joe Biden defeats Donald Trump for White House, says ‘time to heal’

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 04:56 AM IST
Biden, 77, staked his candidacy less on any distinctive political ideology than on galvanizing a broad coalition of voters around the notion that Trump posed an existential threat to American democracy.
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