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Will Smith reveals title of his upcoming memoir, calls it 'labour of love'

Will Smith's inspirational memoir is set to be published by Penguin Press on November 9 and will explore his personal trajectory from his childhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to his iconic roles in 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' and an array of hit films like 'Ali' (2001) and 'Hitch' (2005).
Will Smith reveals title of his upcoming memoir, calls it 'labour of love'(Instagram/willsmith)
Will Smith reveals title of his upcoming memoir, calls it 'labour of love'(Instagram/willsmith)
Updated on Jun 20, 2021 07:21 PM IST
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Groundhog Day: Not snow nor pandemic keeps Punxsutawney Phil from his job

The spectacle that is Groundhog Day at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, will still go on but because of the coronavirus pandemic, revelers won't be able to see him and celebrate in person: This year, it's all virtual.
Due to safety precautions regarding COVID-19 transmission, the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club has said there will be no public attendance for the 2021 event. However, the club's inner circle will make the trek to Gobblers Knob on Tuesday, Feb. 2, for the 135th celebration that will be broadcast via television, internet and live-streamed.(AP)
Due to safety precautions regarding COVID-19 transmission, the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club has said there will be no public attendance for the 2021 event. However, the club's inner circle will make the trek to Gobblers Knob on Tuesday, Feb. 2, for the 135th celebration that will be broadcast via television, internet and live-streamed.(AP)
Published on Feb 02, 2021 05:10 PM IST
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New Covid-19 variant found in eight US states: Official data

The strain has also been found in Colorado, Texas, New York, Georgia, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, in a total of 63 cases.
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)
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)
Published on Jan 09, 2021 02:45 PM IST
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Trump again turns to top court, challenging Pennsylvania loss

The latest filing, announced on Sunday, takes the unorthodox step of trying to overturn three separate Pennsylvania Supreme Court decisions with a single appeal.
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)
Updated on Dec 21, 2020 09:29 AM IST
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ByBloomberg| Posted by Mallika Soni

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

This post was shared on Anthony’s At Paxon’s Facebook page, an Italian restaurant in Pennsylvania, US.
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)
Published on Dec 16, 2020 08:41 AM IST
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Joe Biden captures electoral votes from all states Donald Trump contested

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 02:45 AM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

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

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”.
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)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 12:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan

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

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.
US Supreme Court building in Washington, US.(Reuters/ File photo)
US Supreme Court building in Washington, US.(Reuters/ File photo)
Published on Dec 09, 2020 11:30 AM IST
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Washington | ByAsian News International| Posted by Mallika Soni

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

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 01, 2020 10:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan

US court tosses suit on mail-in votes

Pennsylvania officially certified Biden’s victory there on November 24. The lawsuit had also sought to stop certification.
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)
Updated on Nov 30, 2020 05:05 AM IST
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Pennsylvania high court rejects lawsuit challenging election

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.
US President Donald Trump.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 29, 2020 09:52 AM IST
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ByAssociated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar

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

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
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)
Updated on Nov 28, 2020 10:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Appeals court rejects Donald Trump’s challenge of Pennsylvania race

Trump’s lawyers vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court despite the judges’ assessment that the “campaign’s claims have no merit.”
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)
Published on Nov 28, 2020 06:58 AM IST
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Philadelphia | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

Donald Trump calls into Pennsylvania event, urges overturning election

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.
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)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 04:53 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

Pennsylvania certifies Biden as winner of presidential vote

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.
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)
Published on Nov 24, 2020 09:44 PM IST
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Harrisburg | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

Thanksgiving could make or break US coronavirus response

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.
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)
Updated on Nov 24, 2020 08:18 PM IST
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Pennsylvania | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

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

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.
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)
Updated on Nov 24, 2020 10:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan

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

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.
US President Donald Trump.(Reuters)
US President Donald Trump.(Reuters)
Updated on Nov 24, 2020 04:41 AM IST
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Washington | ByReuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar

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

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.
US President Donald Trump.(Reuters)
US President Donald Trump.(Reuters)
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 04:16 AM IST
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Philadelphia | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Trump campaign appeals dismissal of Pennsylvania election suit

The campaign’s filing on Sunday, with the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia, had been expected.
US President Donald Trump.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 03:19 AM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kumar

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

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.
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)
Updated on Nov 22, 2020 04:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

Judge throws out Trump bid to stop Pennsylvania vote certification

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.
US President Donald Trump.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 22, 2020 06:29 AM IST
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ByAssociated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar

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

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.
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)
Updated on Nov 22, 2020 05:26 AM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Srivatsan K C

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

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.
US President Donald Trump pauses as he speaks about the
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)
Updated on Nov 21, 2020 05:31 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai

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

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.
US President Donald Trump during an event about the
US President Donald Trump during an event about the "Operation Warp Speed" program in Washington, US on November 13, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Nov 18, 2020 06:34 AM IST
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Reuters | ByReuters | Poste by Kanishka Sarkar

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

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
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)
Updated on Nov 16, 2020 10:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

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

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
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)
Updated on Nov 16, 2020 01:03 PM IST
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Pennsylvania | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

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

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.
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)
Updated on Nov 13, 2020 06:29 AM IST
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Washington | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Trump challenges Pennsylvania voting, ropes in attorney general

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.
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)
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 11:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan

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

“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.
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)
Updated on Nov 08, 2020 08:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
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