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  • Woman executed in Texas for starving, torturing boy to death 4 days ago

    Houston: In a rare occurrence, a 38-year-old woman has been executed in Texas for the starvation and torture death of her partner's nine-year-old son, becoming the only fifteenth women to be executed in the US since 1976. Lisa Coleman was executed on Wednesday by injecting a lethal injection after the...
  • Scientists study how fear is processed in brain 6 days ago

    Washington: Scientists have mapped brain activity to illustrate how fear arises when individuals are exposed to threatening images. Researchers from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas built on previous animal and human research to identify an electrophysiological marker for threat in the brain. "We are trying...
  • Ouch! Honey bees sting texas man about 1,000 times July 25, 2014

    A North Texas street department worker has been stung about 1,000 times by aggressive bees that also attacked two coworkers who tried to help him. Wichita Falls officials blamed Thursday's attack on Africanized honey bees. Spokesman Barry Levy says a swarm attacked a worker mowing grass along culverts...
  • Fast finish lifts Oosthuizen into tie for Byron Nelson lead May 18, 2014

    South African Louis Oosthuizen carded four birdies in the last five holes to surge into a share of the lead with American Brendon Todd after the third round at the $6.9 million HP Byron Nelson Championship in Texas on Saturday. However, neither of the two coleaders will feel particularly confident about...
  • One of USA's most wanted fugitives arrested in Hyderabad May 10, 2014

    Hyderabad: Amith Muddamalli Livingston, one of the America's most wanted fugitives, was arrested in Hyderabad, police said on Saturday. Livingston was absconding since 2007 after a US court sentenced him for 23 years in prison for killing his girlfriend. In 2008, the state of Texas had issued a red corner notice through...
  • US: Storm bring wind, tornadoes, rain to great plains May 9, 2014

    Thunderstorms are moving across the Plains, bringing strong winds and tornadoes and prompting a highwater rescue of five children. Dallas police say emergency workers rescued five boys after they became trapped Thursday morning by rising waters. They were taken to a hospital for evaluation. Near Joshua, Texas, high winds destroyed a mobile...
  • Squash: Dipika Pallikal back in top10 after Texas Open high May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A final appearance at the Texas Open last month has pushed India's top squash player Dipika Pallikal back to the top10 of the world rankings. Pallikal gained two places to be number 10 in the Women's Squash Association (WSA) rankings, the spot she has reached for the first time...
  • Deepika Pallikal loses in Texas Open squash final April 14, 2014

    Houston: Deepika Pallikal stumbled on the final hurdle against Egyptian teenager Nour El Sherbini in the title clash of the Women's Champion Fiberglass Texas Open on Monday. Eyeing maiden major title of her career, world No 12 Deepika faltered against the 18-year-old qualifier 7-11, 11-5, 7-11 to lose in 48 minutes. The...
  • Dipika Pallikal packs off Perry to enter Texas Open final April 13, 2014

    Houston: India's top woman's squash player Dipika Pallikal marched into the biggest final of her career after getting past higher-ranked Madeline Perry from Ireland in the USD 50,000 Texas Open at the Downtown Club here. The 22-year-old World No.12 battled for 75 minutes, enduring three tie-break games, to beat eighth-ranked Perry...
  • Dipika Pallikal fights her way into Texas Open semis April 12, 2014

    Houston: India's top squash player Dipika Pallikal earned a hard fought win over Nicolette Fernandes of Guyana to reach the the semi-finals of the USD 50,000 Texas Open. Pallikal, with coach and five-time world champion Sarah Fitz-Gerald in her corner, had to resist a determined fightback by the unseeded Fernandes before...
  • Dipika Pallikal powers into Texas Open quarters April 11, 2014

    Houston: Indian squash star Dipika Pallikal survived some anxious moments before beating Australian qualifier Donna Urquhart in the opening round of the USD 50,000 Texas Open. Pallikal, who has not had the best of starts to 2014, took 36 minutes to get past her 26th-ranked opponent 12-10, 11-8, 11-5 on Thursday....
  • Fort Hood limping back to normalcy after shooting tragedy April 4, 2014

    Houston: Just a day after the deadly shooting incident at otherwise quiet Fort Hood military base in Texas, life is slowly getting back to normal, but not without affecting minds of several who were still struggling to forget wounds imparted by similar incident almost 5 years back. On Thursday, a US...
  • US Fort Hood shooting: Details about the gunman April 3, 2014

    Officials at Fort Hood have released few details about the gunman who killed three people before taking his own life in a shooting on Wednesday at the sprawling Army base. Here's what we know about the gunman. - His name is Ivan Lopez. He is married, has other family members and...
  • Texas: Shooting at the US Army base, 4 including gunman dead April 3, 2014

    Texas: A gunman opened fire on Wednesday at Fort Hood in an attack that left four dead, including the shooter, law enforcement officials said. One of the officials, citing official internal US Justice Department updates, said 14 others were hurt. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not...
  • Australian Bowditch leads by three shots at Texas Open March 30, 2014

    Australian Steven Bowditch chipped in at the first two holes on his way to a three-shot lead after the third round at the $6.2 million Texas Open on Saturday. Boosted by the hot start, Bowditch continued to display an exquisite short game, recovering from some poor long shots to notch just...
  • Perez, Lee share first-round lead at Texas Open March 28, 2014

    Pat Perez and Danny Lee grabbed the first-round clubhouse lead at the Texas Open on Thursday while Phil Mickelson endured a putting nightmare and plunged to nearly last on five-over-par 77. American Perez, who moved to a cross-handed putting method two months ago, finished in style with birdies at the final...
  • US: Braindead pregnant woman removed from lifesupport January 27, 2014

    A braindead woman kept alive by a US hospital because she was pregnant has been taken off life support after a court ruled that the hospital was at odds with the law in insisting that it had to keep her alive to protect the life of the baby. Marlise Munoz, 33,...
  • Hyderabadborn attorney is Secretary of state for Texas December 21, 2013

    Hyderabadborn attorney Nandita Venkateswaran Berry has been appointed the Secretary of State for Texas, making her the first person of Indian origin to hold the third top executive job in the southern state. Announcing the appointment of Berry, 45, Governor Rick Perry called the Houstonbased attorney one of the most accomplished...
  • US freeze shows no sign of weekend melt after deadly storm December 7, 2013

    Snow, sleet, and freezing rain are forecast to hit the eastern United States this weekend, and temperatures will stay below zero in the west, the National Weather Service said, after a deadly winter storm slammed the nation's midsection on Friday. A layer of ice and sleet up to three inches thick...
  • Men and women regret different things after sex: study November 26, 2013

    Austin: Men most often regret not having sex with more people while women frequently regret having sex with the wrong partner, according to a recently released study. The study from researchers at the University of Texas and University of CaliforniaLos Angeles aimed to show that the feeling of regret is part...
  • Grosjean blossoms into Lotus team leader with 2nd place finish in US November 18, 2013

    Austin, Texas: Romain Grosjean was hailed as a future Lotus leader on Sunday after his second place at the US Grand Prix highlighted just how much progress the Frenchman has made since his 'first lap nutcase' days of 2012. "You have represented Lotus in a very proud way," he was told...
  • No points for Sahara Force India at US Grand Prix November 18, 2013

    Austin: Sahara Force India returned pointless in the penultimate Formula One race of the season as Adrian Sutil crashed out in the first lap itself while teammate Paul di Resta finished at the 15th position at the US Grand Prix here. Sutil's car was involved in an accident with that of...
  • Sebastian Vettel wins United States GP for eighth straight victory November 18, 2013

    Texas: Sebastian Vettel climbed out of his Red Bull car, pumped his right first then held up eight fingers, one for each of his consecutive victories. Formula One's German dominator just keeps on winning. The fourtime world champion won the US Grand Prix in easy fashion Sunday, setting an F1 season...
  • Sebastian Vettel grabs pole position for US Grand Prix 2013 November 17, 2013

    Texas: World champion Sebastian Vettel once again got the better of Red Bull teammate Mark Webber, qualifying for pole position at the US Grand Prix on Saturday. Webber appeared set to earn his third pole in the last four races until Vettel's last run at the Circuit of the Americas. Romain Grosjean...
  • Ferrari pay tribute to departing Felipe Massa November 11, 2013

    Felipe Massa said farewell to thousands of Ferrari fans in Italy on Sunday and received a trophy nearly as tall as him to celebrate his time with the Formula One team. "I've been lucky, I have had a great career with Ferrari, longer than I had ever dreamed of at the...
  • Watch: 3D printer makes Pizza in Texas October 10, 2013

    A 3D printer is making pizza in Texas using powdered ingredients to build a square of dough, a layer of sauce, and some cheese topping. Thereafter, a heated plate cooks it. The product developer has said that the printer could potentially be used by astronauts as a way to replace...
  • Texas actress arrested in ricin case: Authorities June 8, 2013

    Dallas: A pregnant Texas actress who told FBI agents her husband had sent ricintainted letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been arrested for orchestrating the scheme herself, a law enforcement official said on Friday. It was not immediately clear what charges would be filed against...
  • Graham DeLaet sets Colonial pace with strong finish May 25, 2013

    Canadian Graham DeLaet succumbed to the infamous 'Horrible Horseshoe' but rebounded with two closing birdies to move into an early oneshot lead in Friday's second round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas. In pursuit of his first PGA Tour victory, the 31yearold from Saskatchewan put a welcome...
  • US Powerball jackpot could go higher than $600 million May 19, 2013

    Austin: The Powerball jackpot Saturday night could be even higher than the record $600 million being advertised, possibly rivaling the largest lottery jackpot in US history, a Texas Lottery official said on Saturday. "Oftentimes, the advertised amount is lower than what the actual jackpot ends up being," said Kelly Cripe, a...
  • US: 16 deadly tornadoes tear through Texas, six killed May 17, 2013

    Granbury: Habitat for Humanity spent years in a North Texas subdivision, helping build many of the 110 homes in the lowincome area. But its work was largely undone during an outbreak of 16 tornadoes on Wednesday night that killed six people and injured dozens. On Thursday, authorities combed through debris...