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  • US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 more states October 26, 2014

    Washington: The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, US Attorney General Eric Holder has announced. Gay marriage recently became legal in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming. The government's announcement follows the US Supreme Court's decision earlier this...
  • Quarantine measures making Ebola outbreak spread: Study September 20, 2014

    Washington: New Ebola cases could reach 6,800 in West Africa by the end of the month if new control measures are not enacted, warn researchers. Through modelling analysis, a team from Arizona State University (ASU) and Harvard University discovered that the rate of rise in cases significantly increased in August in...
  • 4Minute Mile: A jetpack that allows wearers to run faster September 19, 2014

    Houston: American researchers have developed a jetpack that can allow people reach the fourminute mile mark by enhancing speed and agility. Researchers at Arizona State University (ASU) have developed this jetpack with the help of the Defence Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA). The jetpack was designed for soldiers in the field who...
  • Combatting Islamic State not US fight alone: Obama September 13, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama is distinguishing the military campaign against Islamic State militants from the decadelong wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He says the fight must avoid what he calls mistakes of the past. Obama says under US leadership more nations are joining a coalition against the extremists, who control up...
  • Family sorry for child who accidentally killed gun instructor August 31, 2014

    New York: The grieving family of the Arizona gun instructor accidentally shot and killed by a girl learning to fire an Uzi submachine gun has expressed sympathy for the 9yearold. Charles Vacca, 39, was shot in the head on Monday as he showed the New Jersey girl how to fire...
  • Arizona math teacher arrives drunk to class and keeps drinking: police August 15, 2014

    An Arizona math teacher arrived drunk at her high school and hit the bottle again in the classroom, where she yelled at her students before one of the pupils alerted administrators, authorities said on Thursday. Kathleen Jardine, 57, a teacher at Poston Butte High School faces one count of public consumption...
  • Jason Day outlasts Dubuisson to win thrilling Match Play February 24, 2014

    Jason Day fended off a stunning fightback by Frenchman Victor Dubuisson to clinch the biggest title of his career with a one-up victory after 23 holes in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship final in Marana, Arizona on Sunday. A commanding three up lead after 12 holes on an afternoon of light...
  • Tiger Woods to skip Match Play Championship in Arizona February 7, 2014

    Jupiter: Tiger Woods is skipping the Match Play Championship in Arizona in two weeks. Woods announced on his website Thursday that he wasn't planning to compete in the first World Golf Championship. He says his plan was to attend the Sochi Olympics in Russia before his girlfriend and champion skier Lindsey...
  • US: Teen girl charged as adult in strangulation case during a sex act January 23, 2014

    Phoenix: A 16yearold girl who police say strangled a man during an apparent sex act has been charged as an adult with seconddegree murder, authorities said on Wednesday. Jason Ash, 43, was found dead on Saturday evening in a Glendale apartment. According to court records, he was discovered lying on his...
  • Now, have your name etched on NASA's asteroidbound chip January 16, 2014

    So what if you can't go to space? You can send your name there! US space agency NASA is inviting people around the world to submit their names to be etched on a microchip aboard a spacecraft headed to an asteroid in 2016. The microchip will travel to the asteroid, named Bennu,...
  • Apple to open manufacturing plant in Arizona November 5, 2013

    Seattle: Apple Inc will open a manufacturing facility in Arizona in partnership with mineral crystal specialist GT Advanced Technologies Inc to make sapphire materials for Apple's popular electronics devices. The project will provide 700 manufacturing jobs in the first year and 1,300 construction and associated jobs in Mesa, Arizona, according to...
  • US sees surge of asylum seekers from India: Report September 9, 2013

    The United states has seen a mysterious surge of asylum seekers from India entering America illegally through the southwestern desert state of Arizona bordering Mexico, according to a media report. Hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of Indians over the past year have asked for asylum claiming to fear they may be persecuted...
  • Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to lead trade delegation to India August 21, 2013

    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will lead a delegation to India this week to increase trade ties and promote his State's competitive business climate, expand investment opportunities and foster a longterm relationship. "Arizona deeply values its relationship with India, and recognises the potential for meaningful and mutual business investment. It's essential...
  • US: 19 firefighters die battling deadly Arizona fire July 1, 2013

    Yarnell: Gusty, hot winds blew an Arizona blaze out of control Sunday in a forest northwest of Phoenix, overtaking and killing 19 members of an elite fire crew in the deadliest wildfire involving firefighters in the US for at least 30 years. The "hotshot" firefighters were forced to deploy their fire...
  • 91yearold US man sets weightlifting record June 15, 2013

    Phoenix: A barrelchested 91yearold strongman from Arizona shattered the world record for the bench press in his dwindling age group, with a lift of 187.2 pounds some 50 pounds more than the previous record. Sy Perlis bested the record of 135 pounds set in 2005 during a national competition...
  • US: 4yearold boy accidentally kills father in Arizona June 8, 2013

    Prescott Valley: Authorities in northern Arizona say a 4yearold boy has accidentally shot and killed his father at a Prescott Valley home. Prescott Valley police say the shooting occurred just after noon Friday. The 35yearold man and his young son were visiting from Phoenix and were at a friend's house. Police...
  • Jim Carrey: I saw God while alone on mountain top March 8, 2013

    London: 'Bruce Almighty' star Jim Carrey claims that he saw God while he was on a "vision quest" in Arizona with the Lakota Indians. The 51-year-old actor said the Indians left him stranded on a mountain top with only a knife to defend himself against deadly animals. Carrey believes it...
  • Arizona home's 'Ditto' to neighbour's Christmas lights December 16, 2012

    Maricopa: An Arizona woman who knew she couldn't compete head on with her neighbour's elaborate Christmas light display is attracting attention for her response. Using red and green lights, Kristina Green of Maricopa spelled out the word "ditto" and made an arrow pointing toward her neighbor's home. KNXVTV reports that Green's...
  • Arizona gunman who shot Gabrielle Giffords gets seven life terms November 9, 2012

    Tucson: Convicted Tucson gunman Jared Loughner was sentenced to seven consecutive life terms plus 140 years in prison on Thursday for killing six people and wounding 13 others, including former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, in a rampage in 2011. Loughner, 24, a college dropout with a history of psychiatric disorders, was handed...
  • A part of the world to turn back clocks this weekend November 4, 2012

    Washington: Most Americans will be able to get an extra hour of sleep this weekend thanks to the annual shift back to standard time. Officially, the change occurs at 2 am on Sunday, but most people will set their clocks back before hitting the sack on Saturday night. Remember, it's fall...
  • New law seeks to outlaw Internet trolls April 5, 2012

    Phoenix: Arizonans venturing online may have to think twice before leaving a comment on a website. Words that someone could view as "annoying" or "offensive" on Facebook or Twitter, for example, could be deemed a criminal offence under a bipartisan bill that's moving swiftly to Gov. Jan Brewer's desk. The bill would...
  • Romney sweeps to double win in Arizona, Michigan February 29, 2012

    Washington: Mitt Romney scored a hardwon, home state triumph in Michigan and powered to victory in Arizona on Tuesday night, gaining a twostate primary sweep over Rick Santorum and precious momentum in the most turbulent Republican presidential race in a generation. "We didn't win by a lot, but we won by...
  • Tiger exits Match Play as McIlroy progresses February 24, 2012

    Marana, Arizona: Tiger Woods tumbled out of the WGCAccenture Match Play Championship on Thursday after fellow Americans Hunter Mahan and Dustin Johnson had eased into the third round with commanding victories. Mahan became the first player to advance, crushing South Korean Yang Yongeun 5&3, and Johnson followed with a 7&5...
  • Egypt military wants civilian govt: McCain June 26, 2011

    Cairo: Egypt's military rulers are committed to a quick transition to civilian administration, two leading US senators said on Sunday after meeting the general who heads the ruling council. John McCain, RArizona and John Kerry, DMassachusetts, visiting Egypt at the head of a US business delegation, said it was in America's...
  • Winds challenge crews battling wildfires in US June 20, 2011

    Phoenix: Authorities ordered more evacuations on Sunday as crews battling a pair of wildfires in Arizona and on the New Mexico border faced extremely high winds that drove flames across containment lines and toward populated areas. The new evacuations were near the southern Arizona city of Sierra Vista, where the Monument...
  • Giffords responds to verbal commands January 11, 2011

    Houston: US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically injured after she was shot in her head at a close range by an assailant in Arizona, was able to respond to basic verbal commands and even managed to give a thumbsup, doctors treating her have said. Medical officials in the intensive care...
  • US congresswoman shot, battles for life January 9, 2011

    Tuscon: US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords battled for her life on Sunday after an assailant shot her in the head and killed six others in a rampage that has launched a debate about extreme political rhetoric in America. The 40yearold Democratic lawmaker was in critical condition and doctors were cautiously optimistic she...
  • US Congresswoman among 12 shot at in Arizona January 9, 2011

    Tucson: A federal judge was killed and a Congresswoman gravely wounded on Saturday in a shooting outside a Tucson, Arizona, grocery store, according to police and government officials. In all, six people died and 12 were wounded in the shooting, including US Rep Gabrielle Giffords, DArizona, according to Rick Kastigar, Bureau...
  • Dwindling number of Pearl Harbor survivors December 7, 2010

    Honolulu: Navy veteran Louis Conter was a young sailor standing watch on the quarterdeck of the USS Arizona when Japanese bombers swarmed the skies over Oahu and attacked the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor 69 years ago. Within minutes that Sunday morning, the Arizona itself had exploded in flames, smoke...
  • Eightyearold gangraped by playmates in US July 24, 2009

    New Delhi: An unbelievable shocker from the US. An eightyearold girl was allegedly gangraped by other children one of them, her cousin. That's not all. Instead of sympathizing with the victim, the family has criticized her and come out in support of the rapists. ...