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US: At least 10 killed in Tennessee flash floods; dozens missing

Just to the east of Waverly, the town of McEwen was pummeled with about 17 inches (43 centimeters) of rain in less than a day, prompting water rescues, road closures, and communications disruptions.
Photo via Associated Press
Photo via Associated Press
Published on Aug 22, 2021 12:00 PM IST
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Two young bears spotted roaming around mall in Tennessee, USA. Watch

The recording captured a young black bear roaming around the mall premises while trying to find something.
The images show the black bear spotted at the mall.(Facebook/@College Square Mall)
The images show the black bear spotted at the mall.(Facebook/@College Square Mall)
Published on Jul 26, 2021 04:45 PM IST
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BySrimoyee Chowdhury

Tarzan actor Joe Lara, wife among 7 plane crash victims in Tennessee

County officials identified the victims in a news release late Saturday as Brandon Hannah, Gwen S Lara, William J Lara, David L. Martin, Jennifer J Martin, Jessica Walters and Jonathan Walters, all of Brentwood, Tennessee.
Joe Lara was the actor who featured in the TV series “Tarzan: The Epic Adventures.(AFP)
Joe Lara was the actor who featured in the TV series “Tarzan: The Epic Adventures.(AFP)
Updated on May 31, 2021 11:23 AM IST
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7 presumed dead after small plane crashes into Tennessee lake near Nashville

  • The Cessna C501 crashed into Percy Priest Lake near Smyrna after taking off from a nearby airport about 11am, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.
Rutherford County Fire Rescue Capt. Joshua Sanders indicated that there were no survivors.(Twitter / @RCFireRescue)
Rutherford County Fire Rescue Capt. Joshua Sanders indicated that there were no survivors.(Twitter / @RCFireRescue)
Published on May 30, 2021 06:07 PM IST
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Tennessee floods claim fifth victim; more rain on the way

The latest death occurred Sunday night in Ashland City, just west of Nashville, when the man in his 60s ignored a sign warning of flooding and went into high water, Cheatham County Emergency Management Director Edwin Hogan said.
Four others died in Nashville and dozens more had to be rescued after the city received more than seven inches of rain, the second-highest two-day rainfall total ever recorded, Mayor John Cooper said at a news conference Sunday.(AP)
Four others died in Nashville and dozens more had to be rescued after the city received more than seven inches of rain, the second-highest two-day rainfall total ever recorded, Mayor John Cooper said at a news conference Sunday.(AP)
Published on Mar 30, 2021 02:38 AM IST
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Nashville blast suspect died in explosion, say police

FBI forensic experts matched DNA samples recovered from the scene to that of Anthony Q. Warner, whose home in nearby Antioch was searched on Saturday by federal agents.
Officials said it was too early in the investigation to discuss the suspect’s motives.(AP)
Officials said it was too early in the investigation to discuss the suspect’s motives.(AP)
Updated on Dec 28, 2020 06:08 AM IST
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Nashville | ByReuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Widespread outages continue in Tennessee after Nashville Christmas morning explosion

Police emergency systems in Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama, as well as Nashville’s Covid-19 community hotline and a handful of hospital systems, remained out of service due to an AT&T central office being affected by the blast.
Mayor John Cooper has enforced a curfew in the downtown area until Sunday via executive order to limit public access to the area.(Reuters)
Mayor John Cooper has enforced a curfew in the downtown area until Sunday via executive order to limit public access to the area.(Reuters)
Published on Dec 26, 2020 10:57 PM IST
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Nashville, Tennessee | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Srivatsan K C

Father shot by his 3-year-old daughter in car; co-passenger charged

The man was driving a car with a woman in the front passenger seat and his daughter in the back seat when he stopped to pick up Jones to take him home, police said in an affidavit.
Jones climbed into the back seat next to the girl. Jones then took out a handgun and put it down where the girl could reach it. She picked it up and started playing with it before the gun discharged, police said.(HT Archive)
Jones climbed into the back seat next to the girl. Jones then took out a handgun and put it down where the girl could reach it. She picked it up and started playing with it before the gun discharged, police said.(HT Archive)
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 06:14 AM IST
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Memphis, Tennessee | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Oct 15 US presidential debate cancelled after Trump snubs virtual invite

The final debate will be on October 22 in Nashville, Tennessee.
US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in their first 2020 presidential campaign debate held on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in their first 2020 presidential campaign debate held on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 10, 2020 06:47 AM IST
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Washington | ByReuters | Posted by Arpan Rai

The Stendig Calendar comes to India

It’s been called the greatest calendar of all time — so what makes it such a big deal and why does it cost 5,600 plus shipping?
The specifications have remained unchanged for over 50 years: It is 4 ft across and 3 ft high, held together by a black binding strip, every month alternates between white and black backgrounds. You get to the next month by peeling away the top sheet.(Tipo Designs)
The specifications have remained unchanged for over 50 years: It is 4 ft across and 3 ft high, held together by a black binding strip, every month alternates between white and black backgrounds. You get to the next month by peeling away the top sheet.(Tipo Designs)
Updated on Sep 10, 2020 08:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNatasha Rego

Good to be home: Tennessee tortoise missing for 74 days returns after being spotted on road

Lynn Cole, the owner, said a man and his son spotted Solomon grazing in a valley at a construction site and returned him within minutes.
The African Sulcata Tortoise named Soloman crawled away from his Ashland City enclosure more than two months ago.(Facebook/@Lynn M. Cole)
The African Sulcata Tortoise named Soloman crawled away from his Ashland City enclosure more than two months ago.(Facebook/@Lynn M. Cole)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 12:34 AM IST
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ASHLAND CITY, Tennessee | ByAssociated Press | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

Bear breaks in cabin house, steals snacks and pills. Netizens have questions

As the bear tries to find a way out of the house, one of the women notice that there are three more bears on the porch as well. Even after repeated efforts, the bear refuses to leave the cabin making the women more scared.
The bear had broken inside the cabin, forcing the women to flee upstairs.(Facebook/@Michelle Eberhart)
The bear had broken inside the cabin, forcing the women to flee upstairs.(Facebook/@Michelle Eberhart)
Published on May 13, 2020 05:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySrimoyee Chowdhury

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

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.
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)
Updated on Apr 26, 2020 01:07 AM IST
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Washington | ByYashwant Raj

At least 8 dead in US state of Tennessee following tornadoes: Official

Melisa Hucks of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency reported that the statewide death toll was “eight at this time” and that fatalities had occurred across four counties.
A man walks past storm debris following a deadly tornado in Nashville, Tenn. Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding buildings and killing multiple people.(AP)
A man walks past storm debris following a deadly tornado in Nashville, Tenn. Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding buildings and killing multiple people.(AP)
Updated on Mar 03, 2020 07:32 PM IST
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US professor charged with hiding link to China amid efforts to halt unauthorised technology transfer

The indictment said that from 2016, Hu “engaged in a scheme to defraud the National Aeronautics and Space Administration” by hiding his affiliation with the Beijing university.
“Federal law prohibits NASA from using appropriated funds on projects in collaboration with China or Chinese universities,” the Justice Department said in a statement.(REUTERS)
“Federal law prohibits NASA from using appropriated funds on projects in collaboration with China or Chinese universities,” the Justice Department said in a statement.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 28, 2020 09:09 AM IST
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Washington | ByAgence France-Presse

Man charged with marijuana possession lights up joint in courtroom

Boston reached in his pocket, pulled out a marijuana cigarette, lit it, smoked it and was immediately taken into custody.
Spencer Boston reached in his pocket, pulled out a marijuana cigarette.(Twitter)
Spencer Boston reached in his pocket, pulled out a marijuana cigarette.(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 31, 2020 12:57 PM IST
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LEBANON, Tennessee | ByAssociated Press

Record cold follows early snowstorm over much of eastern US

The mid-autumn taste of winter brought record single-digit temperatures to Chicago and environs; set snowfall records in Buffalo and Detroit; dusted cars with snow in Memphis, Tennessee; and froze lakes in Minnesota weeks earlier than usual.
Cars navigate past a stuck car, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 in Irondequoit, N.Y. Western New York is coping with its first major snowstorm of the season.(AP)
Cars navigate past a stuck car, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 in Irondequoit, N.Y. Western New York is coping with its first major snowstorm of the season.(AP)
Updated on Nov 13, 2019 06:47 AM IST
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Buffalo, New York | ByAssociated Press

Man opens ‘Bigfoot’ museum. Claims the creatures are product of government experiment

In Australia, the mythical creature is known as Yowie. In the Himalayas, they call it Yeti. In Russia, it goes by Alma.
The photo shows a Bigfoot mask.(AP)
The photo shows a Bigfoot mask.(AP)
Updated on Oct 20, 2019 05:24 PM IST
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‘A Little miracle’: US baby born on 9/11 at 9:11 weighs 9lb 11oz

Baby Christina was born after a Caesarean section and operating theatre staff were stunned when the baby’s time of birth and weight were recorded, the BBC reported.
Little Christina Brown came into the world at Methodist LeBonheur Hospital in Germantown, Tennessee.(Facebook/Methodist Healthcare)
Little Christina Brown came into the world at Methodist LeBonheur Hospital in Germantown, Tennessee.(Facebook/Methodist Healthcare)
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 05:33 PM IST
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Washington | ByIndo Asian News Service

Murder convict chooses electric chair over lethal injection to die

56-year-old Stephen West was pronounced dead at 7:27 p.m. at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville.
Stephen West decided he preferred to die in the electric chair after previously voicing no preference, which would have defaulted him to lethal injection.(Reuters photo)
Stephen West decided he preferred to die in the electric chair after previously voicing no preference, which would have defaulted him to lethal injection.(Reuters photo)
Published on Aug 16, 2019 12:43 PM IST
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Nashville, Tennesee | ByAssociated Press

Sex-trafficking victim set free in case championed by Kardashian, Rihanna

Cyntoia Brown, 31, whose murder conviction at 16 years of age galvanized A-list celebrities to campaign for criminal justice reform, was freed from prison after Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam granted her clemency earlier this year.
A sex-trafficking victim was released from a Tennessee prison on Wednesday after serving 15 years for killing a man who paid to have sex with her.(Facebook-@Cyntoia Brown)
A sex-trafficking victim was released from a Tennessee prison on Wednesday after serving 15 years for killing a man who paid to have sex with her.(Facebook-@Cyntoia Brown)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 10:14 AM IST
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Washington | ByReuters

Twins headed to Twinsburg for Twins Festival pulled over for having nearly identical licence plates

Andy Baker says he and his twin brother Chad were driving from Nashville, Tennessee, to Twinsburg.
They were pulled over because the cop thought the identical twins had identical license plates.(Twitter/@yianisfourneliss)
They were pulled over because the cop thought the identical twins had identical license plates.(Twitter/@yianisfourneliss)
Updated on Aug 03, 2019 11:11 AM IST
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Twinsburg | ByAssociated Press

Scientists decode what makes Tennessee whiskey unique

Even in this modern age, whiskey making is still a bit of an art form. Distillers currently adjust their product empirically at the end of a long process of brewing, filtering and ageing.
Researchers from the University of Tennessee in the US have found what the process of making Tennessee whiskey imparts to the final product.(Unsplash)
Researchers from the University of Tennessee in the US have found what the process of making Tennessee whiskey imparts to the final product.(Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 04, 2019 11:19 AM IST
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Press Trust of India | ByPress Trust of India, Washington

Record-breaking almost 10 inch cave salamander found in US

The finding, published in Subterranean Biology, is making scientists re-examine growth limits of these animals in harsh environments and how hospitable underground environments really are.
Researchers have discovered the largest cave salamander in North America, a 9.3-inch specimen of the Berry Cave species. (Representational Image)(REUTERS)
Researchers have discovered the largest cave salamander in North America, a 9.3-inch specimen of the Berry Cave species. (Representational Image)(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 26, 2019 04:14 PM IST
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New York | ByIndo Asian News Service

A ‘Smoking Saw’ links Saudi Prince to Khashoggi’s murder, says US Senator

Rejecting United States president Donald Trump’s efforts to play down the prince’s role, Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker of Tennessee said Tuesday that if a jury were to consider a case against Prince Mohammed, he’d be convicted of murder in 30 minutes.
US senators said a classified briefing from the CIA convinced them that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman played a role in dissident columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s dismemberment.(AP)
US senators said a classified briefing from the CIA convinced them that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman played a role in dissident columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s dismemberment.(AP)
Updated on Dec 05, 2018 08:46 AM IST
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Washington | ByYashwant Raj

Cops probe if American killed by Sentinelese tribe in Andaman was on religious mission

The Americans left a day before Chau was originally supposed to go to the island on November 11 — a 50km boat ride in the Indian Ocean that takes about three hours from the nearest village. Indian laws do not allow anyone to venture within 10km of the island, where the Sentinelese have lived for centuries and repulsed all attempts to be contacted by modern world.
American John Allen Chau, feared murdered by the Sentinelese on their isolated and off-limits island, was a member of a US-based missionary organisation that works to spread Christianity across the globe.(Reuters Photo)
American John Allen Chau, feared murdered by the Sentinelese on their isolated and off-limits island, was a member of a US-based missionary organisation that works to spread Christianity across the globe.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Dec 01, 2018 08:34 AM IST
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Donald Trump heads on five-state rally blitz amid US Supreme Court chaos

Republicans are at risk of losing control of Congress in the Nov. 6 elections, which could impede Trump’s goals to clamp down on immigration, cut taxes, approve new bilateral trade deals, and invest in infrastructure.
President Donald Trump listens to a reporter's question during a meeting with Chilean president Sebastian Pinera, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Washington.(AP)
President Donald Trump listens to a reporter's question during a meeting with Chilean president Sebastian Pinera, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Washington.(AP)
Updated on Sep 29, 2018 05:50 PM IST
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WWE wrestler Kane is now the new mayor of Knox County, Tennessee

Glenn Jacobs, who is best known to fans around the world as WWE superstar Kane, will be succeeding Tim Burchett to take over the mayor position.
Kane made his debut for WWE in 1997.(WWE)
Kane made his debut for WWE in 1997.(WWE)
Updated on Aug 03, 2018 09:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

USA-Mexico football rivalry to be renewed on September 11 at Nashville

Mexico owns a 34-18 with 15 drawn edge in the rivalry, although the United States have a 13-7 with 6 drawn record in games against El Tricolor since the turn of the century.
The United States will host arch-rivals Mexico on September 11 in a football friendly(AFP)
The United States will host arch-rivals Mexico on September 11 in a football friendly(AFP)
Updated on May 25, 2018 05:40 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Chicago | ByAgence France-Presse

Tennessee man who fought gunman says he’s no hero, his actions were selfish

James Shaw Jr said it was when he and the gunman began wrestling, that he grabbed the hot barrel of the AR-15 weapon from the attacker.
James Shaw speaks after a news conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Shaw wrestled the gun from a man who opened fire in a Waffle House restaurant earlier in the day, killing at least four people.(AP File Photo)
James Shaw speaks after a news conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Shaw wrestled the gun from a man who opened fire in a Waffle House restaurant earlier in the day, killing at least four people.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2018 09:07 AM IST
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