NORTH CAROLINA

  • Rick Ross arrested after concert in North Carolina June 30, 2014

    Greensboro: Rapper Rick Ross has been released after his arrest following a North Carolina concert. Greensboro Police Department spokeswoman Susan Danielsen says that Ross was taken into custody Friday night after the SuperJam concert. She says a court had issued an order for his arrest because he failed to appear in...
  • 'American Idol' runnerup Clay Aiken has edge in US Congress race May 8, 2014

    Reuters: "American Idol" runnerup Clay Aiken held a narrow lead on Wednesday in his bid to become the Democratic nominee for a North Carolina congressional seat but could face a recount with a challenger who trails by fewer than 400 votes. Aiken won 40.83 percent of the vote in the 2nd...
  • Victor Banerjee's 'Ekhon Nedekha Nadir Xipaare' bags audience choice award in US fest March 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Actor Victor Banerjee starrer 'Ekhon Nedekha Nadir Xipaare', a socio-political Assamese thriller set in the river island of Majuli, has won the audience choice award in the North Carolina film fest. The film also stars Sanjay Suri, Raj Zutshi, Preeti Jhangiani and Bidita Bag. "The Audience Choice Award for 2014...
  • Fast food not driving childhood obesity: Study January 16, 2014

    Fast food is not the main culprit behind rising childhood obesity rates, a new study has claimed. While rising fastfood consumption has been considered the major factor causing rapid increases in childhood obesity for years, researchers said fastfood consumption is simply a byproduct of a much bigger problem: poor alldaylong dietary...
  • US: Newlyweds stabbed, garotted man because they wanted to kill someone together December 7, 2013

    Sunbury: Newlyweds just three weeks removed from their wedding day lured a Pennsylvania man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said. Elytte Barbour told officers before his arrest Friday night that he and his wife, Miranda, had planned to kill before but...
  • US: Atom bomb nearly exploded over North Carolina in 1961, claim secret documents September 21, 2013

    A US atom bomb nearly exploded in 1961 over North Carolina that would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that devastated Hiroshima, according to a declassified document published in a British newspaper on Friday. The Guardian newspaper said the document, obtained by investigative journalist Eric Schlosser under the...
  • Monfils retires in the final to hand Melzer Winston-Salem trophy August 25, 2013

    North Carolina: Austria's Jurgen Melzer didn't want to spend a week in New York with all the craziness surrounding the start of the US Open. Instead, he spent the week training and playing in the relative quiet of North Carolina and came away with a champion's trophy and a big...
  • Querrey, Monfils reach quarters in North Carolina August 22, 2013

    North Carolina: Sam Querrey wants to get in as many matches as he can to prepare for next week's US Open. Yet Querrey nearly saw his preparations come to an early end on Wednesday, struggling early before edging Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 46, 76 (7), 76 (12) to advance to the...
  • Gunman shoots 4 outside North Carolina law firm, Walmart June 22, 2013

    A man armed with a shotgun and a bag of ammunition opened fire outside a law firm and a Walmart store in Greenville, North Carolina, on Friday, shooting four people before police shot him, the city's police chief said. The suspect and the victims underwent surgery for gunshot wounds and were...
  • US: Superstorm threat prompts emergency declarations October 28, 2012

    Ship Bottom (US): Governors from North Carolina to Connecticut declared states of emergency and Delaware ordered mandatory evacuations for coastal communities as Hurricane Sandy lumbered north from the Caribbean where it left nearly 60 dead to threaten the eastern US with sheets of rain, high winds and heavy snow. Officials...
  • Killed US student's photo used on Indian ad March 22, 2012

    Raleigh: The image of slain University of North Carolina Chapel Hill student body president Eve Carson has turned up in an unlikely place: adorning billboards in southern India. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that Carson's picture is being used to advertise a company called Jubeerich Consultancy, which offers study...
  • US: Hurricane Irene weakens but remains a threat August 29, 2011

    Hurricane Irene which hit New York and the US east coast has weakened but still poses a threat. It's now been downgraded to a tropical storm. ...
  • Tropical Storm Jose brushes past Bermuda August 29, 2011

    Bermuda: Tropical Storm Jose spun just to the west of Bermuda on Sunday, buffeting the wealthy British territory with gusty winds and intermittent showers before heading out into the open Atlantic. The 10th named storm of the season passed about 80 miles (130 kilometers) northwest of Bermuda with sustained winds of...
  • US: Hurricane Irene death toll rises to 20 August 29, 2011

    New York: Hurricane Irene swept through Manhattan on Sunday but reserved the worst of its fury for towns and suburbs up and down the northeastern United States where driving rain and flood tides inundated homes and cut power to millions. On its march up the East Coast over the weekend, the...
  • US officials urge vigilance as Irene weakens August 29, 2011

    Washington: Obama administration officials said on Sunday that the worst of Tropical Storm Irene may be over for many on the East Coast, though they urged communities still in the storm's path to remain vigilant. President Barack Obama and top administration officials, including Vice President Joe Biden, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner...
  • After Irene: Severe flooding feared within days August 29, 2011

    Kill Devil Hills: From North Carolina to New Jersey, Hurricane Irene's winds and storm surge fell short of the doomsday predictions. But the danger is far from over, With rivers still rising, severe flooding is feared across much of the East Coast over the next few days. More than 4.5 million...
  • Hurricane Irene: advisors update President Obama August 28, 2011

    Washington: President Barack Obama held a video conference on Sunday with key officials involved in the response to Hurricane Irene as the storm pounded New York City with winds and heavy rain. "The President was updated on the response and recovery efforts that are currently under way in coordination with state...
  • Millions left in darkness as Irene batters US August 28, 2011

    Washington: Hurricane Irene slammed eastern parts of the United States with strong winds and heavy rain, leaving millions powerless, thousands forced to evacuate, with reports of at least 10 dead and substantial damages to properties. US President Barack Obama himself was on top of the things personally monitoring the preparedness of...
  • New York shuts down ahead of Hurricane Irene August 28, 2011

    New York: Times Square emptied out and evacuation shelters filled up as New York City shut down on Saturday ahead of Hurricane Irene, which charged up the East Coast on a direct path toward the world financial capital. New Yorkers deserted the streets and took cover from a rare hurricane headed...
  • US: Hurricane Irene hits North Carolina August 27, 2011

    North Carolina: Hurricane Irene howled ashore in North Carolina on Saturday on a path that triggered evacuations in New York and threatened the densely populated East Coast with flooding and power outages. New York City ordered unprecedented evacuations and transit shutdowns as states from the Carolinas to Maine declared emergencies due...
  • US: Obama declares emergency in four States August 27, 2011

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Saturday declared emergency in three States of New York, Virginia and Massachusetts which empowered federal agencies to take all steps required to protect people and properties, as hurricane Irene with a sustained wind speed of 100 miles per hour gushed toward the eastern shores of...
  • Obama pushes jobs plan in North Carolina June 14, 2011

    Durham: President Barack Obama promoted job creation on Monday in politically important North Carolina, trying to assure Americans he's focused on their No. 1 concern and his greatest political weakness as his potential GOP presidential opponents prepared to target his economic policies in their first major debate. Speaking at...
  • 45 killed as storm ravages US cities April 18, 2011

    North Carolina: A tornadospewing storm system that killed at least 45 people across half the country unleashed its worst fury on North Carolina, where homes broke apart, trees snapped and livestock were swept into the air. Residents in the capital city and rural hamlets alike on Sunday mourned the dead,...
  • At least 37 dead in storm across 6 US states April 17, 2011

    Raleigh: A furious storm system that kicked up tornadoes, flash floods and hail as big as softballs has left at least 37 people dead on a rampage that has stretched for days as it barreled from Oklahoma to North Carolina and Virginia. Emergency crews searched for victims in hardhit swaths of...
  • Mass killings at Alzheimer's facility in North Carolina March 30, 2009

    Authorities say 7 residents and one nurse were killed in the 10 am Rampage. ...
  • Nice guys finish first, says new study March 18, 2009

    Washington: Being nice and working well with others gives you a solid competitive edge, especially when you are leading a team assigned to developing and marketing a new product, according to new research. A study coauthored by North Carolina State University's (NCSU) Jon Bohlmann shows that project managers can get much...
  • Obama sweeps N Carolina, Hillary manages to get Indiana May 7, 2008

    Washington:> Senator Barack Obama claimed victory in North Carolina on Tuesday, but the contest in Indiana was too close to call. Early returns in Indiana showed Senator Hillary Clinton with a commanding lead, but as results came in through the evening, that lead narrowed considerably. With 85 per cent of Indiana precincts...
  • Hillary, Obama battle it out in Indiana May 7, 2008

    New Delhi: The last big states, Indiana and North Carolina are to hold democrat primaries voting on Tuesday. With Senator Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton running neckandneck in the polls, it could be a fight to the finish. ...
  • IIT mourns slain alumnus Abhijeet January 21, 2008

    Kanpur: A condolence meeting was held on Monday at IITKanpur in memory of their former student Abhijit Mahato, who was killed in the US last Friday. Students and staff of the institution paid homage to the deceased alumnus during the prayer meeting. "Abhijit was one of the bright students of the institution....
  • Indian student murder in US no gang violence: Cops January 21, 2008

    Washington: The killing of an Indian student in the US state of North Carolina does not appear to be a case of 'gang violence', police said, as efforts were being made by the Indian embassy for sending his body back home. Abhijeet Mahato (29), an IIT alumnus who was studying for...