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The CDC provided states with documents giving details of a vaccine rollout plan, adding that they would either be approved as licensed vaccines or under emergency use authorization.(REUTERS)

US states told be ready to distribute Covid-19 vaccine by November 1

By Agence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 06:11 AM IST
Dallas-based wholesaler McKesson Corp. has a deal with the federal government and will be requesting permits to set up distribution centers when a vaccine becomes available.
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Pellerin’s death prompted a crowd of protesters to gather Saturday and demonstrate against the latest fatal police shooting.(AP photo)
Pellerin’s death prompted a crowd of protesters to gather Saturday and demonstrate against the latest fatal police shooting.(AP photo)

Police shoot, kill Black man outside store in Louisiana

By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Lafayette
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2020 10:49 AM IST
The shooting Friday night was captured on video, and the state ACLU condemned what it described as a “horrific and deadly incident of police violence against a Black person.”
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The projection is also double the current US toll of 68,934, up by 1,240 in the last 24 hours; infections went up to 1.18 million with 22,335 new cases over the same period.(AFP)
The projection is also double the current US toll of 68,934, up by 1,240 in the last 24 hours; infections went up to 1.18 million with 22,335 new cases over the same period.(AFP)

Researchers forecast huge spike in US Covid-19 fatalities due to easing of curbs

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 08:44 PM IST
A draft government report has separately forecast a spike in fatalities by 3,000 a day by the end of this month from around 1,500 currently, and 200,000 new infections.
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US President Donald Trump said that individual states were responsible for developing testing capabilities.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump said that individual states were responsible for developing testing capabilities.(REUTERS)

US states, not federal government, must improve Covid-19 testing: Donald Trump

By Reuters | Washington
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2020 06:24 AM IST
The nation battles an outbreak that has sickened nearly 700,000 people and killed more than 35,000 people in the United States alone.
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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)

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

By Agence France-Presse | Washington
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2020 07:32 PM IST
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.
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A Gurdwara in the US state of California has organised an open house and welcomed hundreds of people in a bid to spread awareness about the religion(Guru Maneyo Granth Gurdwara Sahib/Facebook)
A Gurdwara in the US state of California has organised an open house and welcomed hundreds of people in a bid to spread awareness about the religion(Guru Maneyo Granth Gurdwara Sahib/Facebook)

After racist graffiti attack, Gurdwara in US organises open house for awareness

By Press Trust of India | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 08:50 PM IST
On January 13, the priest of Guru Maneyo Granth Gurdwara Sahib in Orangevale saw words “White Power” and a swastika graffitied onto the sign out front and informed police.
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The US embassy in New Delhi has issued a travel advisory for its citizens in, or travelling, to the Northeast, which has been rocked by protests against the citizenship law.(FILE PHOTO.)
The US embassy in New Delhi has issued a travel advisory for its citizens in, or travelling, to the Northeast, which has been rocked by protests against the citizenship law.(FILE PHOTO.)

US state dept official expresses concern over new Indian citizenship law

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2019 03:17 AM IST
The US government has not endorsed a call issued last week by an autonomous body — the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) — for sanctioning Indian leadership responsible for the legislation, if it was also passed in the Rajya Sabha. It did, and has been signed into a new law.
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Police in the US state of Florida investigating the bizarre death of a woman during a domestic row have obtained audio from two Amazon Echo devices, hoping that the smart-speaker, Alexa, has recorded the dispute.(Bloomberg)
Police in the US state of Florida investigating the bizarre death of a woman during a domestic row have obtained audio from two Amazon Echo devices, hoping that the smart-speaker, Alexa, has recorded the dispute.(Bloomberg)

US cops hope Alexa can solve bizarre murder case

By Indo Asian News Service | Miami
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2019 08:27 PM IST
A police warrant obtained by US media said that “audio recordings capturing the attack on victim Silvia Crespo... may be found on the server(s) maintained by or for Amazon.com”.
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Odessa: Community members gather for a prayer vigil at the University of Texas Permian Basin in Odessa, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. AP/PTI(AP9_2_2019_000021B)(AP)
Odessa: Community members gather for a prayer vigil at the University of Texas Permian Basin in Odessa, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. AP/PTI(AP9_2_2019_000021B)(AP)

Texas mass shooting gunman identified

By Press Trust of India | Houston
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2019 11:27 AM IST
The shooting - the 38th mass killing by firearms in the US this year - occurred on Saturday in the West Texas cities of Midland and Odessa.
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Two Canadians of Indian descent have been charged in the US with bitcoin fraud using Twitter, according to the Justice Department.(Bloomberg)
Two Canadians of Indian descent have been charged in the US with bitcoin fraud using Twitter, according to the Justice Department.(Bloomberg)

Indian-origin Canadians charged in US with bitcoin fraud

By Indo Asian News Service | New York
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2019 01:21 PM IST
Bitcoin is an internet-based crypto-currency and is outside the control of any country and can be stored or exchanged online for real currency or used for transaction through companies that provide the services.
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A small twin-engine passenger plane crashed in the US state of Texas on Sunday, killing 10 people. (AP Photo/ Representative Image)
A small twin-engine passenger plane crashed in the US state of Texas on Sunday, killing 10 people. (AP Photo/ Representative Image)

10 killed in plane crash in Texas: US officials

By Agence France-Presse | Washington
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 05:51 AM IST
The National Transportation Safety Board tweeted that it had dispatched a team to Addison to investigate the crash of a King Air 350 -- a twin-engine turboprop passenger plane.
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Authorities have been looking for the girl’s mother since June 6, taking to Twitter to ask if anyone in the area knows a female who was in late stages of pregnancy.(Getty Representative Images/iStockphoto)
Authorities have been looking for the girl’s mother since June 6, taking to Twitter to ask if anyone in the area knows a female who was in late stages of pregnancy.(Getty Representative Images/iStockphoto)

‘Baby India’: Video shows newborn found in plastic bag in US

By Agence France-Presse | Washington
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 08:28 AM IST
The video, recorded on an officer’s body camera and made public on Tuesday, shows sheriff’s deputies in Cummings, Georgia discovering the infant tied up in a bag and left by a roadside the night of June 6.
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Sherin Mathews. (Photo courtesy Mother Teresa Anath Sewa Ashram)
Sherin Mathews. (Photo courtesy Mother Teresa Anath Sewa Ashram)

Indian-American foster father gets life sentence for death of toddler Sherin Mathews

By Press Trust of India | Houston (US)
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 08:38 AM IST
Mathews, 39, pleaded guilty Monday to a lesser charge of injury to a child in Sherin’s death. He was originally charged with capital murder by authorities in the US state of Texas.
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Authorities on Thursday identified the victims as Davneet S. Chahal, 22, and Varundeep S. Bring, 19, both from Fishers city, the American Bazaar reported.(PTI/Representative Image)
Authorities on Thursday identified the victims as Davneet S. Chahal, 22, and Varundeep S. Bring, 19, both from Fishers city, the American Bazaar reported.(PTI/Representative Image)

Two Indian-American Sikh men killed in US car crash, another injured

By Press Trust of India | Washington
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 02:11 PM IST
The crash took place at around 2.30 a.m. on Wednesday. The car crashed into a tree and one of the victims was thrown out of the car on impact, the police said.
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“The two fatalities fits the scenario of a murder-suicide. This case is still under investigation,” said the Sugar Land Police Department (SLDP) in a press statement(Reuters (Representative Image))
“The two fatalities fits the scenario of a murder-suicide. This case is still under investigation,” said the Sugar Land Police Department (SLDP) in a press statement(Reuters (Representative Image))

Indian-origin man in US kills wife, shoots himself, says police

By Press Trust of India | Houston
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2019 09:46 PM IST
An Indian-American couple was found dead in their home in an apparent murder-suicide at an affluent suburb in the US state of Texas, police said. Police officers were called to the house in Sugar Land on Monday around 6 am
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The move had been previously announced by Xavier Becerra the attorney general of California who said his state and others had legal standing because they risked losing moneys intended for military projects, disaster assistance and other purposes.(Hindustan Times)
The move had been previously announced by Xavier Becerra the attorney general of California who said his state and others had legal standing because they risked losing moneys intended for military projects, disaster assistance and other purposes.(Hindustan Times)

16 US states sue Donald Trump over border wall emergency

By Agence France-Presse | San Francisco
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2019 07:36 AM IST
The lawsuit, filed in a federal court in California, said the president’s order was contrary to the Presentment Clause that outlines legislative procedures and the Appropriations Clause, which defines Congress as the final arbiter of public funds.
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Corporal Ronil Singh of the Newman Police Department was shot and killed during a traffic stop when he was “working overtime on Christmas night to provide the best for his family.(Screengrab/NYPDChiefofDept Twitter)
Corporal Ronil Singh of the Newman Police Department was shot and killed during a traffic stop when he was “working overtime on Christmas night to provide the best for his family.(Screengrab/NYPDChiefofDept Twitter)

Trump speaks with family members of Indian-origin police officer shot dead in California

By Press Trust of India | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 11:39 AM IST
The Californian police has arrested an illegal immigrant from Mexico, identified as 33-year-old Gustavo Perez Arriaga, on charges of killing Ronil Singh.
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Media reports had claimed that the Indian immigrants, seeking asylum in the US fearing religious and political persecution back home, were being treated like criminals in a federal prison.(Reuters File)
Media reports had claimed that the Indian immigrants, seeking asylum in the US fearing religious and political persecution back home, were being treated like criminals in a federal prison.(Reuters File)

Indian detainees in US not handcuffed, says legal aid volunteer

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Washington
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 10:31 AM IST
It was not my statement that immigrants detained at Sheridan (Oregon) have been kept in handcuffs and chains since their arrival. My statement has been misconstrued by the media,” Navneet Kaur, a community college professor, said in a statement.
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Former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens gives his inaugural address from the steps of the capitol in Jefferson City.(AP File Photo)
Former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens gives his inaugural address from the steps of the capitol in Jefferson City.(AP File Photo)

US governor Eric Greitens resigns amid sex scandal, finance probe

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Chicago
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 10:19 AM IST
Eric Greitens was hobbled when an extramarital affair from two years ago became public in January, including allegations that he attempted to coerce his mistress into silence.
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Republican Governor Eric Greitens (right) has been criminally charged with invasion of privacy and scheduled to stand trial in May.(Twitter)
Republican Governor Eric Greitens (right) has been criminally charged with invasion of privacy and scheduled to stand trial in May.(Twitter)

Woman claims US governor Eric Greitens ‘coerced’ sex, hit her

By HT Correspondent | Agence France-Presse, Chicago
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 09:48 AM IST
The woman testified she had multiple sexual encounters with Republican Governor Eric Greitens over several months in 2015. Some of the governor’s sexual conduct — such as groping her during one haircut appointment — was not consensual, she claimed.
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