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  • Bobby Jindal still mulling 2016 White House run July 16, 2014

    Washington: Louisiana's Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal will not make a decision about a White House run in 2016 until after November as he tries to make his Republican Party "stop being the stupid party". "We've said it's something we're thinking about, praying about. It's something we're considering. But we won't make...
  • Indian-American pleads guilty to funding al-Qaeda groups July 13, 2014

    Washington: A 31-year-old Indian-American, caught in a FBI sting operation, faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to providing thousands of dollars in material support to three terror groups operating under al-Qaeda in war-torn Syria and Somalia. Gufran Ahmed Kauser Mohammed was arrested last year in a Miami-based...
  • Warning: These photos will keep you awake at night. A renowned photographer asked children to describe their worst nightmares and then photographed them! July 12, 2014

    This, my friend, is literally what nightmares are made of. Now you have a photo of it. How does that make you feel?Arthur Tress, the renowned American photographer specializing in the staged surrealism and exposition of the human body, asked children to describe their nightmares.He then immortalized them into photographs....
  • 4 Indian-Americans honoured in US on Independence day July 5, 2014

    Washington: Four Indian-Americans were among 40 people who were honoured for their contributions to the US in the annual Great Immigrants tribute in New York on the country's independence day. Microsoft Corp chief executive Satya Nadella, Comedian and actor Aasif Mandvi, Carnegie Mellon University president Subra Suresh and former president...
  • 'Gotham', 'The Flash' set to make on-screen debut at San Diego Comic Con this month July 1, 2014

    Warner Bros. Television and DC Comics are set to give the fans a look into the world of Batman and Flash, through a three hour mega-screening at the annual San Diego Comic Con on July 26.According to IGN US, the event will see all the four characters from the DC...
  • 'Idol' judges Lopez, Urban and Connick to return for next season June 24, 2014

    Reuters: The high-profile judges of Fox's reality singing competition "American Idol," Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr., will all return for the show's 14th season along with host Ryan Seacrest, the network said on Monday. Pop singer Lopez will take the seat for the fourth time while country music...
  • US teens are drinking less, texting more: Study June 15, 2014

    New York: American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they're texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers, according to the government's latest study of worrisome behaviour. Generally speaking, the news is good. Most forms of drug use, weapons use...
  • 'Game of Thrones' creator George RR Martin promises 'grisly death' to top donors June 10, 2014

    Washington: George R.R. Martin, author of the books that were made into the cult TV saga 'Game of Thrones', has promised a "grisly death" to two donors who give $20,000 to a wolf sanctuary. In a video and statement on the crowdfunding site Prizeo.com, the author calls for donations to the...
  • American PoW - hero or villain? Bowe Robert Bergdahl 'returns' as protagonist of TV hit 'Homeland' June 4, 2014

    In 2003, a US marine sergeant and his scout sniper partner were captured near the Syrian border by forces loyal to Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and thereafter sold to an Al-Qaeda commander. For the next eight years they were held captive in Damascus and through most of this time were...
  • Snapshot: 'The Big Bang Theory' star Kaley Cuoco gets a dramatic pixie haircut June 1, 2014

    After chopping her locks in an angular bob a few months ago, 'The Big Bang Theory' star Kaley Cuoco has now got a pixie cut. The 28-year-old actress, who is married tennis pro Ryan Sweeting, looks cute and edgy in her new hairdo. ...
  • 2 Indian-Americans script history; jointly win Spelling Bee May 30, 2014

    Oxon Hill: When the confetti flew, the two boys stood in the center of the stage and shook hands. They held up the trophy together. Both were champions, a Spelling Bee finish unseen in more than half a century. After all, it wouldn't have seemed right for one of them to...
  • Two Indian-American boys co-winners of Spelling Bee championship May 30, 2014

    Oxon Hill: For the first time in 52 years, two spellers were declared co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday. Sriram Hathwar of Painted Post, New York, and Ansun Sujoe of Fort Worth, Texas, shared the title after a riveting final-round duel in which they nearly exhausted the 25...
  • Indian American youngster may win Spelling Bee contest this year too May 27, 2014

    Washington: No one knows who will win the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Maryland this week, but if past performance is anything to go by, odds are an Indian American youngster will walk away with the trophy. Children of Indian origin have had a stunning run in the nationally televised...
  • Indian-origin Nikki Haley and Neera Tanden among the world's 50 Most Powerful Moms of 2014 May 24, 2014

    Washington: South Carolina's Republican governor Nikki Haley and Neera Tanden, president of liberal think tank, the Centre for American Progress have been named among 50 Most Powerful Moms of 2014 by The Working Mother magazine. Born Nimrata Nikki Randhawa to Sikh immigrant parents from India, Haley has made The Working Mother...
  • Oldest-living American turns 115 years old May 23, 2014

    The oldest-living American, a member of a select group of the living to have been born in the 19th century, is celebrating her 115th birthday on Friday. Jeralean Talley, who was born May 23, 1899, is the second-oldest person in the world, according to a list maintained by the Gerontology Research...
  • Caleb Johnson beats Jena Irene, wins 'American Idol' season 13 May 22, 2014

    Los Angeles: Big-voiced rocker Caleb Johnson is the season 13 "American Idol," winning the title over teenage pop singer Jena Irene. "This is crazy," Johnson said after host Ryan Seacrest announced the TV audience's decision on Wednesday's season finale of the Fox contest. Johnson, 23, of Asheville, North Carolina, and Irene, 17,...
  • American Center case: SC commutes death sentence of 2 convicts May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted death sentence of the 2002 American Centre attack convicts to life imprisonment. The court has commuted death sentence of main mastermind Aftab Ahmad Ansari and another convict Jamiluddin Nasir in the case. The court in its order said that Ansari will remain behind...
  • 'American Idol' runner-up Clay Aiken has edge in US Congress race May 8, 2014

    Reuters: "American Idol" runner-up 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...
  • Indian seeks memorial in US for cows killed in accident April 30, 2014

    Washington: In an unusual demand, an Indian American has asked for permission from local authorities in upstate New York to erect a temporary roadside memorial in honour of 11 cows killed in an accident last week. "Following last week's truck crash in Albany, which resulted in the deaths of at least...
  • Fans pay tribute to Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez in Mexico City April 22, 2014

    Fans and family paid their last respects to much-loved Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez on Monday, leaving flowers and playing music in a colorful remembrance of the Nobel laureate and giant of Latin American literature. Hundreds thronged outside Mexico City's Palace of Fine Arts, a domed jewel of early 20th century...
  • Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane? April 21, 2014

    From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has continued to rivet the country long after people elsewhere have moved...
  • Woman tweets she's from the Al Qaida, planning 'something big', backtracks after joke bombs and airlines threatens action April 14, 2014

    Samir Mezrahi, senior editor at Buzzfeed, on Sunday tweeted a screengrab of a Twitter interaction between a user @queendemetriax_ (the account has been deleted since) and American Airline (@AmericanAir) that has created quite an uproar online. The story played out like this. The user tweeted a joke "hello my name's...
  • Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox win Glaad Media Awards April 14, 2014

    Los Angeles: Jennifer Lopez has added a couple of more trophies to her block. The pop star and "American Idol" judge was honored Saturday night at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards with the Vanguard Award, which lauds efforts to increase visibility and understanding of the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender...
  • Man who harassed disabled kids for more than a decade ordered by judge to wear 'I am a bully!' sign on a busy street April 11, 2014

    An Ohio man who called his neighbor 'Monkey Mama' as she held her adopted, disabled African-American children, and has smeared dog feces on their wheelchair ramp, was ordered by a judge to carry an 'I AM A BULLY!' sign on a busy street this weekend. Edmond Aviv, 62, who was accused...
  • Lost Faberge Easter egg, saved from the melting pot by an American scrap dealer, on show for first time in 112 years April 8, 2014

    A Fabergé Imperial Easter Egg made for Emperor Alexander III of Russia and not seen in public for more than a century will go on show in London after being saved from the melting pot by an American scrap dealer who only accidentally realized its value. The Lost Third Imperial Easter...
  • Nicole Kidman keeps the family together: Keith Urban April 7, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer Keith Urban credits his actress wife Nicole Kidman for keeping him organised. The 'Somebody Like You' hitmaker talked about Nicole, 46, at a Music award ceremony held at Las Vegas yesterday, reported People Magazine. "I always give props to Nic. Because we travel so much as a family,...