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Oregon firefighters face return of hazardous conditions, Covid-19 outbreak

July 24, 2021 10:15 am

US Forest Service investigators determined the blaze was sparked by a lightning strike but smoldered for about five days before it was detected and reported on July 6.

Blinken to visit India with vaccines and China in focus

July 24, 2021 9:46 am

During his visit, Blinken will discuss the Indo-Pacific engagement, shared regional security interests, shared democratic values, and will address the climate crisis.

Pentagon says report that US approved Chinese drone for purchase 'inaccurate'

July 24, 2021 9:27 am

The Pentagon said it banned the use of all commercial off-the-shelf drones due to cybersecurity concerns in 2018.

Mississippi asks US Supreme Court to overturn abortion rights landmark

July 23, 2021 1:54 pm

Mississippi is one of numerous Republican-governed states in recent years to have passed ever-more-restrictive abortion laws.

Washington Post reporter sues paper for discrimination

July 23, 2021 1:22 pm

Felicia Sonmez said the Post then barred her from writing about Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, now a Supreme Court justice

US says India ‘remains challenging place' to do business, urges to minimise bureaucratic hurdles

July 22, 2021 2:25 pm

The State Department, in a report '2021 Investment Climate Statements: India' released on Wednesday, said that India “remains a challenging place to do business” and also referred to the removal of the special constitutional status from the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

A famous blue butterfly: Still extinct but more distinct

July 22, 2021 11:04 am

Two other butterflies traditionally believed to be subspecies of the silvery blue butterfly may also be distinct species, and the closest living relatives of the Xerces blue, notes the study.

Is the US economy too hot or too cold? Yes

July 22, 2021 10:53 am

The Biden administration and the Federal Reserve are betting that they can achieve a smooth transition to an economy that enjoys prosperity without frustratingly high inflation.

US, Germany strike Nord Stream 2 pipeline deal to push back on Russian 'aggression'

July 22, 2021 8:44 am

US officials have opposed the pipeline, which would allow Russia to export gas directly to Germany and potentially cut off other nations, but President Joe Biden's administration has chosen not to try to kill it with US sanctions.

US state officials urge support for landmark $26 bln opioid settlement

July 22, 2021 8:43 am

McKesson will pay up to $7.9 billion, while AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal each agreed to provide up to $6.4 billion. The payments will be made over 18 years.

USA PHOTOS

Four countries, five street foods: What will you be eating?

February 21, 2020 11:59 am

Do your culinary homework before your next international trip to one of these countries.

USA gears up to celebrate Fourth of July- American Independence Day

July 04, 2014 2:27 pm

Americans prepared to celebrate the nation's 238th birthday on Friday.

USA VIDEOS

Who Is Kamala Harris? | 2020 US Presidential Candidate

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

Senator Kamala Harris, Democrat of California, is joining the race for the White House. Ms. Harris becomes the fourth woman currently serving in Congress to announce her presidential ambitions.

Donald Trump’s evolving rhetoric on the wall

June 22, 2020 6:06 pm

The core of US President Donald Trump’s argument for the southern border wall has remained largely the same. But as the fight wears on, his justification has expanded and details like cost and construction materials have evolved.

All you need to know about Amazon's new home, Long Island city

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

Amazon officially announced that it will put a major corporate outpost in the New York neighborhood of Long Island City. Here is what the Queens enclave has to offer the tech giant.

Number of Indian students in the US doubled since 2012-13: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

A study by the 2018 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange shows that the number of Indian students in the US has doubled in the last five years.

‘I didn’t know if I was gonna make it' | Wildfires Rage in California

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

A fire ravaged Northern California on Thursday, damaging homes and injuring residents. Another fire started northwest of Los Angeles the following day, forcing more residents to evacuate.

Political messaging | How Donald Trump stokes fear in midterm ads

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

Recently released political ads reveal the Republican Party’s two-pronged election strategy: one message for skeptics and swing voters, and a very different one aimed at President Donald Trump’s base.

Fire the gun or film the ultrasound? How women running for office define toughness

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

The 2018 election cycle in the US has been called “the year of the woman,” but Republican and Democratic female candidates have starkly different takes on what that means.

'Trees flying by' | The aftermath of hurricane Michael

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle at close to Category 5 strength, causing widespread damage and killing at least two people.

Republicans and their strained relationship with women

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

The Republicans on the US Senate Judiciary Committee are all men. Their remarks during the heated Supreme Court confirmation fight over Justice Brett Kavanaugh renewed attention to the party’s fraught relationship with women.

All the Senate's men empowering women, since 1991

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

From Anita Hill to Dr Christine Blasey Ford, the video spotlights the Senate’s strides in gender sensitivity and female representation.