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Chief advisor of the Operation Warp Speed program Moncef Slaoui would meet with the President-elect Joe Biden to discuss vaccination roll out plans.(AFP)

US Covid-19 cases remain over 200,000 for fourth straight day

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 12:08 AM IST
With cases increasing, stay-at-home orders are being implemented in Southern California and San Joaquin Valley and expected soon in San Francisco Bay Area counties.
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This image shows a diabolical ironclad beetle.(AP)
This image shows a diabolical ironclad beetle.(AP)

Diabolical ironclad beetle’s shell is so tough it can survive being run over by car. Scientists reveal how

By Associated Press | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta | New York
PUBLISHED ON OCT 22, 2020 08:53 AM IST
Scientists say that the study about the diabolical ironclad beetle could help inspire more durable structures and vehicles.
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Unite Here Local 11, a hospitality workers union, saw nearly 90% of its more than 32,000 members laid off(Unsplash)
Unite Here Local 11, a hospitality workers union, saw nearly 90% of its more than 32,000 members laid off(Unsplash)

Life far from sunny in Southern California where jobless hospitality workers face bleak future

By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Los Angeles
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 07:34 PM IST
The annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Greater Palm Springs was cancelled after Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide stay-at-home order due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
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Worsening of Covid-19 linked with shorter time from symptom onset to hospitalisation(Twitter/501Awani)
Worsening of Covid-19 linked with shorter time from symptom onset to hospitalisation(Twitter/501Awani)

Study links worsening of Covid-19 with shorter time span from symptom onset to hospitalisation

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Washington [US]
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 11:03 AM IST
Covid-19 patients admitted to the hospital shortly after symptom onset were more likely to have hypertension and chronic kidney disease than those admitted after a longer duration: Study
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The fire grew to 142 square miles (368 square kilometers) on Saturday when winds pushed the flames into Juniper Hills.(@GOLDENSTATEOFMINDS via REUTERS)
The fire grew to 142 square miles (368 square kilometers) on Saturday when winds pushed the flames into Juniper Hills.(@GOLDENSTATEOFMINDS via REUTERS)

Homes burned as winds push California fire into desert floor

By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Juniper Hills, California
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 06:06 AM IST
In northern Los Angeles County, firefighters focused on protecting homes Saturday as increasingly erratic winds pushed the Bobcat Fire toward foothill communities in the Antelope Valley after churning all the way across the San Gabriel Mountains.
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Meghan, formally known as the Duchess of Sussex, has no plans to return to acting under the deal. She is a former star of the USA Network television show “Suits.”(REUTERS)
Meghan, formally known as the Duchess of Sussex, has no plans to return to acting under the deal. She is a former star of the USA Network television show “Suits.”(REUTERS)

Prince Harry and Meghan sign production deal with Netflix

By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | London/Los Angeles
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2020 08:41 AM IST
The couple, who moved to Southern California with their infant son Archie earlier this year after stepping back from royal duties in the United Kingdom, will produce content on issues that resonate with them and that their nonprofit Archewell is focused on.
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A sign at the Death Valley National Park in California.(Reuters Photo)
A sign at the Death Valley National Park in California.(Reuters Photo)

At 54.4°C, Death Valley in US sees hottest temp since 1913

By Agencies | San Francisco
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 11:54 PM IST
Death Valley’s all-time record high, according to the World Meteorological Organization, is (56.7°C) taken on July 10, 1913 at Greenland Ranch. It still stands as the hottest ever recorded on the planet’s surface, according to the WMO.
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The image shows dolphins leaping several feet into the air above the glistening waters.(YouTube/@Capt Dave’s Dana Point Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari)
The image shows dolphins leaping several feet into the air above the glistening waters.(YouTube/@Capt Dave’s Dana Point Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari)

Pod of dolphins wow onlookers in Southern California

By Associated Press | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury | DANA POINT, California
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 11:46 AM IST
The one-minute-long video captured by Capt. Dave’s Whale Watching Safari shows dolphins leaping several feet into the air above the glistening waters, wowing those aboard the boat.
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A 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck on Wednesday in the California desert(REUTERS)
A 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck on Wednesday in the California desert(REUTERS)

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake rocks Southern California, no immediate reports of damage

By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Los Angeles
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2020 12:15 PM IST
The temblor hit in a sparsely populated area near the Mojave Desert community of Searles Valley but was felt across Southern California, as far away as Los Angeles itself.
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Eleven Chinese migrants were discovered hiding in furniture and appliances inside a truck.(REUTERS)
Eleven Chinese migrants were discovered hiding in furniture and appliances inside a truck.(REUTERS)

Chinese migrants found hiding in washing machine, wooden chest at US crossing

By Associated Press | San Diego
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 08:44 AM IST
At least one person was crammed inside a washing machine and another was curled up inside a wooden chest, according to photos provided Monday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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The girl visited the Universal Studios Theme Park and several destinations in Hollywood and Santa Monica during her stay in southern California, said Los Angeles health officials.(Reuters FILE)
The girl visited the Universal Studios Theme Park and several destinations in Hollywood and Santa Monica during her stay in southern California, said Los Angeles health officials.(Reuters FILE)

Girl with measles visited Disneyland amid worst outbreak in US in 25 yrs

By Reuters | Los Angeles
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 01:56 PM IST
The alert comes amid the worst outbreak of measles in the United States in a quarter century, with more than 1,200 cases reported across 30 states since October 2018, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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The latest quake was 11 times stronger than the previous day’s ‘foreshock’, according to the United States Geological Survey, and is part of what seismologists are calling an “earthquake sequence”.(AP)
The latest quake was 11 times stronger than the previous day’s ‘foreshock’, according to the United States Geological Survey, and is part of what seismologists are calling an “earthquake sequence”.(AP)

South California hit by 7.1 magnitude quake, strongest in two decades

By Agence France-Presse | Los Angeles
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 10:35 AM IST
The quake hit 202 km (125 miles) north of Los Angeles and was later revised down to a magnitude of 6.9 by the European Mediterranean Seismological Agency.
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Seismologist Lucy Jones talks during a news conference at the Caltech Seismological Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., Thursday, July 4, 2019. A strong earthquake rattled a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on Thursday morning, making hanging lamps sway and photo frames on walls shake. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries but a swarm of aftershocks were reported. (AP Photo/John Antczak)(AP)
Seismologist Lucy Jones talks during a news conference at the Caltech Seismological Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., Thursday, July 4, 2019. A strong earthquake rattled a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on Thursday morning, making hanging lamps sway and photo frames on walls shake. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries but a swarm of aftershocks were reported. (AP Photo/John Antczak)(AP)

6.4 magnitude earthquake rattles Southern California

By Agence-France-Presse | Los Angeles
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2019 01:38 AM IST
Local authorities emphasized that the end of the earthquake did not mean residents were yet in the clear, however President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter that “All seems to be very much under control!”
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Just days after the 25th anniversary of the gruesome double murder of which he was accused but acquitted, OJ Simpson has opened a Twitter account with a vow to do “a little getting even.”(AFP)
Just days after the 25th anniversary of the gruesome double murder of which he was accused but acquitted, OJ Simpson has opened a Twitter account with a vow to do “a little getting even.”(AFP)

25 years after grisly murders, OJ Simpson joins Twitter

By Agence France-Presse | Washington
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2019 09:20 AM IST
Simpson lawyer Malcolm LaVergne confirmed to CNN that the account was authentic, as was the video, apparently filmed by Simpson on a smartphone in the yard of a Las Vegas residence.
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File image of Tennis star Hubert Hurkacz of Poland.(AFP)
File image of Tennis star Hubert Hurkacz of Poland.(AFP)

French Open 2019: Who are you? Guide to Roland Garros stars’ first round rivals

By AFP | Paris
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 08:17 PM IST
Hurkacz thrives on hard courts. He reached the quarter-finals at Indian Wells were he beat Kei Nishikori and Denis Shapovalov before losing to Roger Federer.
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The Department of Justice filed 109 hate crime and other charges against the suspect, John T Earnest, who could face the death penalty.(AP)
The Department of Justice filed 109 hate crime and other charges against the suspect, John T Earnest, who could face the death penalty.(AP)

Gunman told 911 ‘I just shot up a synagogue’ after California shooting

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 02:30 PM IST
The chilling account in a federal affidavit was the most detailed yet of a gunman’s attack on a Southern California synagogue that killed a woman and wounded three others during Passover service.
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note was found in the parking lot referencing the shootings this month that killed 50 people at mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, police Lt. Chris Lick said. He did not elaborate about the contents of the note.(AP)
note was found in the parking lot referencing the shootings this month that killed 50 people at mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, police Lt. Chris Lick said. He did not elaborate about the contents of the note.(AP)

Note about New Zealand attack found at US mosque fire

By Associated Press | Escondido
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 11:11 AM IST
Nobody was hurt, and members of the Islamic Center of Escondido were able to extinguish the small blaze before firefighters around 3:15 am, officials said.
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Bianca Andreescu of Canada celebrates her women's singles final victory against Angelique Kerber of Germany on Day 14 of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden(AFP)
Bianca Andreescu of Canada celebrates her women's singles final victory against Angelique Kerber of Germany on Day 14 of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden(AFP)

Teenager Andreescu stuns Angelique Kerber to win Indian Wells title

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 09:57 AM IST
Andreescu used creative and aggressive shot-making to defeat the German despite suffering with a troublesome right shoulder and leg cramps on a hot and sunny day in the Southern California desert.
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Dominic Thiem (AUT) reacts after defeating Roger Federer (not pictured) in the finals of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden(USA TODAY Sports)
Dominic Thiem (AUT) reacts after defeating Roger Federer (not pictured) in the finals of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden(USA TODAY Sports)

Dominic Thiem tops Roger Federer to win Indian Wells title

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 08:48 AM IST
Momentum swung in Thiem’s favour in the deciding set when he smacked a forehand winner down the line to break Federer and take a 6-5 lead.
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This combination photo shows actress Lori Loughlin at the Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening event in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 27, 2018, left, and actress Felicity Huffman at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, 2018. Loughlin and Huffman are among at least 40 people indicted in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal. Both were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud in indictments unsealed Tuesday in federal court in Boston. (AP Photo)(AP)
This combination photo shows actress Lori Loughlin at the Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening event in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 27, 2018, left, and actress Felicity Huffman at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, 2018. Loughlin and Huffman are among at least 40 people indicted in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal. Both were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud in indictments unsealed Tuesday in federal court in Boston. (AP Photo)(AP)

Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman among dozens charged over college entrance scam

By Agence France-Presse | New York
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2019 10:33 AM IST
They paid a bogus charity run by Californian William Singer more than $25 million over seven years both to arrange for people to fix SAT and ACT entrance exams for their children.
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This undated photo provided by the Newport Beach Police Department shows Linda O'Keefe. James Neal, 72, was arrested in Colorado Springs, Colo., and charged with murder with special circumstances in the death of O'Keefe, who was found strangled in 1973.(AP)
This undated photo provided by the Newport Beach Police Department shows Linda O'Keefe. James Neal, 72, was arrested in Colorado Springs, Colo., and charged with murder with special circumstances in the death of O'Keefe, who was found strangled in 1973.(AP)

This 11-yr-old disappeared 45 years ago. Cops finally arrest man responsible for her death

By Associated Press | Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2019 07:35 AM IST
More than four decades later, authorities in Southern California said Wednesday that a Colorado man has been arrested and charged with killing her in 1973.
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Gerard Butler shared a picture on Instagram with the captain, “Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating.”(Instagram)
Gerard Butler shared a picture on Instagram with the captain, “Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating.”(Instagram)

Miley Cyrus, Gerard Butler, Robin Thicke’s houses gutted in California wildfire, Lady Gaga, Orlando Bloom among evacuees

By Associated Press | Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 11:49 AM IST
Several celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Gerard Butler, Robin Thicke lost their homes completely or partially in the Southern California wildfire. Among those evacuated were Lady Gaga, Orlando Bloom and many others.
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In this image made from aerial video, police vehicles line a road in the vicinity of a shooting in Thousand Oaks, California.(AP)
In this image made from aerial video, police vehicles line a road in the vicinity of a shooting in Thousand Oaks, California.(AP)

Attacker among 13 dead in shooting at southern California bar

By Agencies | Thousand Oaks (California)
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2018 09:01 PM IST
Police said at least 30 shots were fired at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, which is about 40 miles west of Los Angeles
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A 13-year-old boy skin diving for lobsters was attacked by a shark Saturday along the Southern California coast but was quickly pulled from the water by other divers and flown to a trauma centre, authorities said.(File Photo)
A 13-year-old boy skin diving for lobsters was attacked by a shark Saturday along the Southern California coast but was quickly pulled from the water by other divers and flown to a trauma centre, authorities said.(File Photo)

13-year-old boy diving at Southern California beach attacked by shark

By Associated Press | Los Angeles
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2018 08:47 AM IST
The boy suffered traumatic upper torso injuries, said city lifeguard capt. Larry Giles at Beacon’s Beach in Encinitas, about 27 miles (43 kilometers) north of downtown San Diego.
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This file photo taken on May 26, 2017 shows crime scene tape stretched around the front of a home where a man was shot.(AFP)
This file photo taken on May 26, 2017 shows crime scene tape stretched around the front of a home where a man was shot.(AFP)

Gunman kills himself after shooting wife, 4 others in California

By Associated Press | Associated Press, Bakersfield
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2018 12:38 PM IST
Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood says the shootings began shortly before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
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The debris of a plane which crashed into a parking lot is seen in Santa Ana, California on August 5.(REUTERS)
The debris of a plane which crashed into a parking lot is seen in Santa Ana, California on August 5.(REUTERS)

Small plane crashes in California parking lot, 5 killed

By Associated Press | Santa Ana (California)
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2018 10:53 AM IST
The people on board the small airplane were killed but nobody on the ground was hurt when the twin-engine Cessna crashed in the Southern California parking lot.
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With beaches, marinas, and a busy dining and shopping scene on downtown’s Pine Avenue, Long Beach blends big city sophistication with resort town fun.(Visit California)
With beaches, marinas, and a busy dining and shopping scene on downtown’s Pine Avenue, Long Beach blends big city sophistication with resort town fun.(Visit California)

The Pacific Coast Highway makes for the perfect road trip

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2018 05:56 PM IST
From Santa Barbara’s colonial-style architecture to Costa Mesa’s luxury shopping complex to San Diego’s farm-to-table cuisine, there’s plenty to explore on this roadway.
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Beauty blogger Marimar Quiroa suffers from cystic hygroma - a rare congenital condition. (Marimar Quiroa/ Youtube, Instagram)
Beauty blogger Marimar Quiroa suffers from cystic hygroma - a rare congenital condition. (Marimar Quiroa/ Youtube, Instagram)

This beauty vlogger with facial tumour is a YouTube star with millions of subscribers

By Samiksha Pattanaik | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 05:34 PM IST
Beauty blogger Marimar Quiroa is here to shatter the preconceived notions about beauty and give people lesson on “self-love”.
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The new discovery could offer a lot of hope for those who are hard of hearing.(Shutterstock)
The new discovery could offer a lot of hope for those who are hard of hearing.(Shutterstock)

Scientists develop new method to treat hearing loss, giving hope to many

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Los Angeles
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 01:06 PM IST
A study demonstrated a novel way for a drug to zero in on damaged nerves and cells inside the ear.
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