Florida

  • Scientists decode why Einstein was a genius 16-11-2012 04:54 PM

    Washington: Physicist Albert Einstein's brain had an "extraordinary" prefrontal cortex - unlike those of most people - which may have contributed to his remarkable genius, a new study has claimed. According to the study led by Florida State University evolutionary anthropologist Dean Falk, portions of Einstein's brain have been found...
  • US: Obama wins Florida, topping Romney in final tally 10-11-2012 11:27 PM

    St Petersburg, Florida: Four days after the election, President Barack Obama can finally claim victory in Florida. The state finished counting its votes Saturday. Obama was declared the, giving him a 332 to 206 final margin in the Electoral College. Florida officials said Obama had 50 per cent of the...
  • US Elections: Obama, Romney pursue last votes in deadlocked race 05-11-2012 08:05 PM

    Sanford: One day left in their stubbornly deadlocked race, President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney are storming through a final exhaustive campaign push Monday that won't end until the wee hours of Election Day in pursuit of every possible vote. Both candidates say the winner will be determined by...
  • US polls: 99-year-old to vote for first time! 05-11-2012 03:41 PM

    Washington: Better late than never! A 99-year-old woman in the US has lived through 24 presidential elections, but has chosen this year's close contest to cast her first ballot. Rosie Lewis, of Fort Myers, Florida, who received her ballot in the mail, got some help from a family friend to...
  • Atlantis makes final journey to retirement home 03-11-2012 04:33 PM

    Washington: The last of NASA's retired spacecraft Atlantis slowly covered its historic last journey to its final resting place after the US space agency ended its 30-year shuttle program in 2011. The shuttle made its 15.8 kilometres journey on Friday from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, permanently to a visitor...
  • US: Romney says Obama took an 'apology tour' 23-10-2012 07:13 AM

    Boca Raton: President Barack Obama sharply challenged Mitt Romney on foreign policy in their final campaign debate on Monday night, saying, "every time you've offered an opinion you've been wrong." Romney said that Obama took an 'apology tour' to the Middle East, which the US President vehemently denied by saying,...
  • US: Obama, Romney to spar over foreign policy 22-10-2012 10:12 AM

    Washington: Seeking re-election, President Barack Obama is preparing to clash with his Republican rival Mitt Romney over foreign policy issues like Libya, Irans nuclear weapons programme, China and situation in the Af-Pak region in their last US presidential debate before the polls. Unlike the second debate in New York wherein...
  • We must repeat our performance: Gayle 01-07-2012 10:54 PM

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  • Ross Taylor out with shoulder injury 01-07-2012 02:53 PM

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  • Narine undaunted by England failure 29-06-2012 08:40 PM

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  • WI the bigger draw in Florida T20s 29-06-2012 07:10 PM

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  • Florida lady at 91 is world's oldest yoga teacher 23-12-2011 07:28 PM

    New York: At 91, Bernice Bates may not look like a typical yoga instructor but the Florida based great-grandmother has been named the world's oldest yoga teacher by the Guinness Book of World Records. Bates has been practising yoga for the last 50 years and credits the ancient Indian exercise...
  • Video games don't make you smarter, says new study 17-09-2011 03:05 PM

    Washington: That playing video games makes the brain smarter and improves concentration might be a myth fostered by a host of studies. "Despite the hype, in reality, there is little solid evidence that games enhance cognition at all," said Walter Boot, assistant professor in psychology at Florida State University who...
  • US woman not guilty of murdering infant daughter 06-07-2011 01:02 AM

    Orlando: A Florida jury on Tuesday found Casey Anthony not guilty of murder in the June 16, 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Jurors deliberated nearly 11 hours over two days, taking nearly six hours on Monday with no break for the US Independence Day holiday, before reaching the...
  • Rapper Sean Kingston injured in watercraft crash 30-05-2011 04:03 PM

    Miami: Authorities say rapper Sean Kingston is hospitalized after crashing a personal watercraft into a Miami Beach bridge. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino says Kingston and a female passenger were injured when the watercraft hit the Palm Island Bridge around 6 pm Sunday. Pino says both...
  • Pakistan questions US teen linked to militants 17-05-2011 09:01 AM

    Mingora: Pakistani authorities interrogated a teenager on Monday wanted in the United States on charges of financing and supporting the al Qaeda-linked Pakistani Taliban, local intelligence officials said. Alam Zeb, 19, was charged in Florida along with his mother and a family friend. He is the grandson of the imam...
  • Florida imams arrested for aiding Pak Taliban 15-05-2011 08:36 AM

    Miami: The imam of a Florida mosque and his two sons, one also a Muslim spiritual leader, were arrested on Saturday on charges of financing and supporting the Pakistani Taliban, US officials said. The three Pakistan-born US citizens were among six charged in a US indictment that accused them of...
  • Help! There's an alligator in my bathroom! 27-04-2011 01:28 PM

    Palmetto: A Tampa-area woman found an unwelcome weekend guest in her bathroom - a 7-foot alligator. Alexis Dunbar says she screamed and the alligator hissed when she found it inside the bathroom of her home Saturday afternoon. Her boyfriend propped a small table by the bathroom to keep the gator...
  • Florida pardons Doors rocker Jim Morrison 10-12-2010 11:01 AM

    Tallahassee: Rock and roll icon Jim Morrison was pardoned on Thursday by the Florida clemency board for exposing himself at a raucous concert in 1969, an act the late singer and many concert-goers denied ever took place. Outgoing Governor Charlie Crist and the clemency board voted unanimously to pardon The...
  • American woman tries to sell son to buy a car 10-11-2010 01:46 PM

    Florida: A Florida mother has been arrested for her alleged part in attempting to sell her 8-week-old son, police said Tuesday. Stephanie Bigbee Fleming, 22, is the third person charged in the case. Her mother, Patty Bigbee, 45, and her mother's boyfriend, Lawrence Works, 42, were arrested and charged last...
  • Indian origin girl crowned America's teen queen 21-09-2010 08:36 AM

    London: Anysha Panesar, a 16-year-old Indian origin teenager has been crowned America's Perfect Teen. The only problem is she is British. The teenager from Wales beat a host of American beauties to win the contest while on holiday in Florida and it has not gone down well with the losing...
  • Christian pastor rethinks plan to burn Quran 10-09-2010 07:44 AM

    Gainesville: A Christian pastor on Thursday canceled a plan to burn copies of the Quran at his obscure Florida church, which had drawn international condemnation and a warning from President Barack Obama that it could provoke al-Qaeda suicide bombings. However, in the latest developments to the event, the New York...
  • Outrage in Pakistan over Quran burning row 09-09-2010 10:05 AM

    The US and world leaders have condemned the plan to burn Qurans as disrespectful and divisive. ...
  • Florida Pastor threatens to burn Quran 09-09-2010 09:48 AM

    "We have received much pressure in the direction of canceling the event, " said Florida Pastor. ...