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Texas board withdraws pardon recommendation for George Floyd

December 24, 2021 10:07 am

The unusual reversal was announced by Republican Gov Greg Abbott’s office two days before Christmas, around the time he typically doles out his annual pardons.

US faces another Covid Christmas as Omicron fuels a rise in cases

December 21, 2021 9:58 am

In a country already struggling with full hospitals and virus fatigue, the Omicron variant has contributed to rapid case spikes in some states.

Boost India capacity to secure its borders: Incoming US envoy

December 15, 2021 1:00 pm

"Respect for human rights and strong democratic institutions are key elements of our strategic partnership and values enshrined in our constitutions," Eric Michael Garcetti said.

US expands Covid boosters to all adults, final hurdle ahead

November 19, 2021 10:34 pm

Pfizer and Moderna announced the Food and Drug Administration’s decision after at least 10 states already had started offering boosters to all adults.

US travel advisory to India warns about terror in J&K, crime against women

November 17, 2021 12:49 pm

In the latest advisory, it has also asked its citizens to exercise increased caution to India due to crime and terrorism.

Indian-origin techie who confessed to killing family sentenced to life by US court

November 11, 2021 8:13 pm

Investigators said Hangud, confessed to killing his wife and three children over several days at his apartment in California, saying he could not provide for them financially

US allies concerned about possible 'no first use' change to nuclear policy: report

October 30, 2021 5:28 pm

US allies hope US President Joe Biden will clarify his views on US nuclear policy at the G20 summit. There is concern the US could adopt a "no first use" policy, eliminating allies' nuclear umbrella.

US unveils plan to address ‘silent killer’ extreme heat

September 20, 2021 8:45 pm

Under a plan announced Monday, the U.S. Departments of Labor and of Health and Human Services as well as other federal agencies are launching actions intended to reduce heat-related illness and protect public health.

France says Australia-US submarine deal ‘huge mistake’

September 18, 2021 4:34 pm

“This has been a huge mistake, a very, very bad handling of the partnership,” French envoy Jean-Pierre Thebault said.

Biden orders declassification reviews of documents related to Sept. 11 attacks Reuters

September 04, 2021 12:28 pm

The order requires Attorney General Merrick Garland to make declassified documents public over the next six months, he said. Family members of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks asked a U.S. government


As Hurricane Ida intensifies, Lousiana braces for a devastating landfall

August 29, 2021 3:46 pm

Hurricane Ida, an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane, arrives on the exact date Hurricane Katrina ravaged Louisiana and Mississippi 16 years earlier.