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  • USGS: 7 small earthquakes shake central Oklahoma July 14, 2014

    Guthrie: The US Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of just about 14 hours. They ranged from magnitude 2.6 to 2.9 and were centered in the Guthrie, Jones and Langston areas, 15 miles to 30 miles (24 to 48 kilometres) northeast of Oklahoma...
  • Barack Obama jumps queue at famous barbecue joint where no one cuts the line, but pays for the two people he jumped ahead of July 11, 2014

    US President Barack Obama apologetically jumped the queue at a famous barbecue joint in Austin, where no one cuts the line, so he could order takeout for his official travel party and paid for the two people he jumped ahead of. After a campaign-style speech in Austin yesterday to raise money...
  • Top-seeded John Isner powers to quarters at Newport July 10, 2014

    Newport: Top-seeded John Isner heard the crowd's reaction and had to take a quick peek to see what the radar gun recorded on his serve late in the match. Isner overpowered fellow American Austin Krajicek for a 6-3, 6-3 victory on Wednesday, advancing to the quarter-finals at the Hall of Fame...
  • Indian Constitution scholar Granville Austin dies July 8, 2014

    Washington: Granville Austin, an eminent biographer of India's Constitution and a Padma Shri awardee, has passed away in Washington at the age of 87. Austin, author of two celebrated political histories of the Indian Constitution -- The Indian Constitution: A Cornerstone of A Nation and Working A Democratic Republic: The Indian...
  • 'Jennifer's Body' star Megan Fox says she's not very ambitious June 22, 2014

    New York: Former 'Transformer' star Megan Fox says she has limited the movie assignments as her heart is not in show business anymore. Fox, who's married to former 'Beverly Hills 90210' star Brian Austin Green, has two children, 2-year-old Noah Shannon Green and 4-month-old Bodhi Ransom Green. She's also stepmother to...
  • Coldplay keeps Mariah Carey from topping Billboard 200 June 5, 2014

    Reuters: British rockers Coldplay retained the top spot on the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, holding off new entries from Mariah Carey and Austin Mahone. Coldplay's "Ghost Stories" clocked a second week at No. 1 with sales of 83,000 over the past week, according to figures compiled by Nielsen...
  • Austin Tech firm had 20 employees on missing Malaysian plane March 10, 2014

    An Austin, Texas, technology company says 20 of its employees were aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing over the South China Sea. Jacey Zuniga, a spokeswoman for Freescale Semiconductor, says 12 Malaysian and 8 Chinese employees are "confirmed passengers." She says no American citizen Freescale employees were on the...
  • 2014 calendar has F1 and NASCAR in Texas on same day December 5, 2013

    Austin, Texas: Formula One and NASCAR will be racing deep in the heart of Texas on the same day next year. The FIA, international motorsports' governing body, released its 2014 calendar on Wednesday, placing the US Grand Prix in Austin on November 2. That's the same day as the NASCAR Sprint...
  • I think my son would become an amazing brother: Megan Fox November 29, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actress Megan Megan Fox, who is expecting her second child with husband actor Brian Austin Green, is optimistic that her 14-month-old son, Noah, would be an amazing brother. The 27-year-old star said that the couple are trying to explain Noah that there is going to be another baby in...
  • 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 team-mate 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 four-time world champion won the US Grand Prix in easy fashion Sunday, setting an F1 season...
  • McLaren and Pirelli scrap Austin tyre test plan October 4, 2013

    Yeongam: McLaren have been forced to abandon plans for a Pirelli tyre test in Austin ahead of next month's US Grand Prix after objections from other Formula One teams. Pirelli confirmed at the Korean Grand Prix that the test would not occur. McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh said he was neither...
  • Woody Austin penalized 4 strokes for extra club August 9, 2013

    Pittsford: Woody Austin has been assessed a four-stroke penalty at the PGA Championship for carrying an extra club. Golfers are allowed to carry 14 clubs in their bags. Austin discovered the extra club while playing the third hole at Oak Hill on Friday. He removed it from the bag and reported...
  • 1-year-old US girl buys car using dad's smartphone July 11, 2013

    Born shopaholic! A one-year-old girl in the US has bought a car through online trading, while playing on the mobile phone of her dad, who has decided to keep the "purchase". Paul Stoute from Portland, Oregon, said he got a notice from eBay congratulating him on his purchase of $ 225....
  • Spain's Marquez becomes youngest MotoGP winner April 22, 2013

    Spanish rookie Marc Marquez out-duelled Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa to win the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas on Sunday and become the youngest ever winner in the MotoGP premier class. Starting from pole, Marquez was beaten to the first turn by Pedrosa but the 20-year-old Spaniard patiently...
  • Snapshot: Actress Megan Fox at the Brazil Carnival February 11, 2013

    US actress Megan Fox and her husband Brian Austin Green attend the carnival parades at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Monday, February 11, 2013. Millions watched the sequin-clad samba dancers at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Carnival parade. ...
  • Nico scores for Force India at US Grand Prix November 19, 2012

    Austin: Outgoing driver Nico Hulkenburg continued his consistent run with Sahara Force Indian Formula One team, picking up four points for the outfit with an eighth-place finish at the United States Grand Prix. The result means the team has scored points in the last eight races. Force India's other driver,...
  • Vettel takes pole position at US Grand Prix November 18, 2012

    Austin: Sebastian Vettel secured pole position for the US Grand Prix, putting him in the perfect spot to chase his third consecutive Formula One championship. Driving on the new USD 400 million Circuit of the Americas, Vettel dominated three practice sessions before securing the pole on Saturday with a blistering round...
  • Vettel again fastest in final practice at US Grand Prix November 17, 2012

    Austin: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel again posted the fastest lap in practice at the US Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas. Vettel's time of 1 minute, 36.490 seconds came in Saturday morning's final practice run before qualifying in the afternoon. McLaren's Lewis Hamilton, who won pole position two...
  • Vettel-Alonso duel moves to US Grand Prix November 16, 2012

    Austin, Texas: The Formula One season comes down to this: Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel leads Ferrari's Fernando Alonso by 10 points with two races left, the first at a track neither has driven on before. The first US Grand Prix since 2007 will be run on Sunday on the new $400...
  • South Africa skipper Austin Smith signs for HIL auction October 19, 2012

    New Delhi: South Africa's skipper Austin Smith will be available for the Hockey India League (HIL) players' auction among others, said the organisers on Friday. The 27-year-old Smith has 103 international caps and has been part of South African teams that competed in the Olympic Games in 2008 and 2012. Drag-flicker...
  • Megan Fox gives birth to baby boy October 18, 2012

    Los Angeles: Actress Megan Fox said on Wednesday that she had given birth to a baby boy, her first child, with husband Brian Austin Green, in September. The ‘Transformers’ actress, 26, made the announcement on her official Facebook page, saying she wanted to release the news herself. "I gave birth to our...
  • 17-year-old boy is the fastest texter in US August 9, 2012

    New York: A 17-year-old boy who says he has "abnormally fast thumbs" has been named the fastest texter in America for the second year in a row. "It feels incredible," said Austin Wierschke of Rhinelander, Wis., after winning the sixth annual US LG National Texting Competition in Times Square on...
  • US: Man recovers car 42 years after theft July 16, 2012

    Los Angeles: A Texas man, whose prized sports car was stolen 42 years ago, recovered the vehicle in California after spotting it on eBay, authorities said Sunday. Robert Russell told the Los Angeles County sheriff's officials that he had never given up searching for the 1967 Austin-Healey after it was...
  • Murray reaches Wimbledon final November 16, 2012

    Wimbledon: The buzz around Centre Court gradually increased while Andy Murray inched closer to ending one of the longest waits in British sports. A tennis crowd used to disappointments finally saw reason to believe, with the classic shouts of "Come on Andy" at Wimbledon over the last seven years coupled with...
  • Matthew McConaughey weds Camila Alves in Texas June 11, 2012

    Texas: Actor Matthew McConaughey and Brazilian model Camila Alves tied the knot on Saturday in an intimate wedding at the couple's home in Austin, Texas, according to media reports. The wedding incorporated the couple's roots with an "island beach meets Texas" theme that included Brazilian food, celebrity news outlet Entertainment Tonight...
  • Construction of US Grand Prix track halted November 16, 2011

    Austin: Plans for Austin to host Formula One's US Grand Prix from next year have been cast into doubt after construction of the race track was halted and state authorities said on Tuesday that they would not pay money in advance for the race. Construction on the track has stopped because...
  • Megan's marriage in trouble, courtesy LeBeouf July 18, 2011

    London: Hollywood siren Megan Fox is struggling to save her marriage after her former co-star Shia LaBeouf claimed they had a fling while shooting for the 'Transformers' films. 25-year-old Fox, who met Brian Austin Green on the set of sitcom 'Hope & Faith' when she was 18, married the actor in...
  • Watch: Revenge of a movie theatre on texting audience June 21, 2011

    Los Angeles: It seems like such a quaint notion: Folks would go to the movie theater, buy their tickets at the box office, then sit down, shut up and pay attention for two hours to what was on the screen. Now, the piercing glow of cell phones lights up the darkness...