WASHINGTON

  • Former Washington state governor ejects man from car 5 days ago

    Former Washington state Governor Chris Gregoire used fast thinking and driving to stop a stranger from climbing into her car in a store parking lot, Olympia police said on Thursday. Gregoire, who was governor from 2005 to 2013, packed her purchases into the car's trunk in a Lowe's home improvement lot,...
  • Indian kills wife inside Dunkin Donuts restaurant in US April 15, 2015

    Washington: A 24-year-old Indian national has allegedly clubbed to death his wife inside the kitchen of a Dunkin Donuts restaurant in the US where they both were employed. 21-year-old Palak Bhadreskumar Patel was found beaten to death inside the restaurant kitchen in Maryland. Her husband Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel is the suspect,...
  • Barack Obama to remove Cuba from state sponsor of terror list April 15, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House announced on Tuesday, a key step in his bid to normalise relations between the two countries. The terror designation has been a stain on Cuba's pride and a major stumbling block for...
  • Washington state police find family's stolen vacation cabin April 12, 2015

    A vacation cabin that disappeared off its foundation in eastern Washington state has been located several miles away, apparently stolen using a flatbed truck by people who intended to live in it, a law enforcement official said on Thursday. The Stevens County Sheriff's Office said deputies found the missing log cabin...
  • US on pathway to become India's best partner: Envoy March 29, 2015

    Washington: With two back-to-back historic visits by the Indian and American leadership in less than six months, the US is on "pathway" to become India's "best partner" as the two countries have agreed on a robust agenda to strengthen their strategic ties. It is rare to have the top leadership...
  • Afghanistan President to embark on landmark Washington visit March 21, 2015

    Kabul: As the Afghan president heads to the United States on his first trip to Washington as head of state, the landmark visit offers a chance for both sides to start afresh and wipe the slate clean on the legacy of troubled US-Afghan relations. Ashraf Ghani faces a daunting task, long-term,...
  • Woman stabs pregnant stranger, cuts out baby from womb March 20, 2015

    Washington: In a horrific incident, a woman in the US allegedly stabbed a pregnant woman in the stomach and removed her unborn baby from the womb when the expectant mother had gone to her house to buy baby clothes advertised online. The 34-year-old accused, who has been arrested, allegedly posted...
  • Obsessing over Facebook photos may keep you from enjoying life: Study March 16, 2015

    Washington: Trying to get perfect photos to earn 'likes' on your Instagram or Facebook may keep you from enjoying real-life experiences, a new study suggests. Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield, co-authors of four New York Times bestsellers, conducted a study which found that obsession with posting photos, checking phones corresponds with...
  • White House on lockdown after loud bang is heard: Report March 7, 2015

    Washington: The White House was put on lockdown on Saturday after a loud noise was heard on the South Lawn moments before President Barack Obama and his family were due to take off by helicopter, a White House pool report said on Saturday. It said the noise prompted Secret Service agents...
  • India not taking action against notorious markets: US March 6, 2015

    Washington: India has not taken meaningful and effective action against notorious markets like the Nehru Place in New Delhi where counterfeit products are openly sold, the US has alleged. "Numerous markets in India have appeared in past Lists, with no identified meaningful, effective response by the Indian government," the US Trade...
  • Pakistan will go on providing safe havens to LeT: US official February 27, 2015

    Washington: Pakistan will continue to provide safe havens to Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), an internationally-banned terrorist group, thus remaining a major irritant in ties with India, a top American spy master said on Thursday. "Pakistan's provision of safe haven to Lashkar-e-Toiba will probably continue to be a key irritant in relations with India,"...
  • PM Modi's decisive leadership to bring India, US closer: America February 27, 2015

    Washington: Praising the decisive leadership style of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on both the domestic and foreign policy fronts, a top American spy official told lawmakers here that India under Modi would work more closely with the US on security, terrorism and economic issues, despite maintaining an independent foreign policy. "Prime...
  • Temple vandalised with hate message in US, authorities to launch probe February 17, 2015

    Washington: A Hindu temple has been vandalised with hate speech in the US state of Washington, sending shock waves through the community in the area and prompting authorities to launch an investigation. The incident happened when unidentified miscreants sprayed swastika and painted "Get Out" on one of the walls of...
  • Obama's daughters Sasha, Malia not to accompany him to India January 22, 2015

    Washington: Malia and Sasha, the First Daughters of the United States will give a miss to India trip as they tend only to travel with their parents when they are on vacation from school, a US official has said. Sasha and Malia, the 16 and 13-year-old daughters of President Barack Obama...
  • Michelle Obama invites Indian doctor for State of the Union Address January 20, 2015

    Washington: US First Lady Michelle Obama has invited a prominent Indian-American doctor, who is playing a key role in fighting the dreaded Ebola disease in West Africa, for Wednesday's State of the Union Address. Dr Pranav Shetty from the International Medical Corps is the only Indian-American to be invited by the...
  • Washington's panda cub Bao Bao spends night in tree December 25, 2014

    Washington: The National Zoo in Washington is reassuring fans of the panda cub Bao Bao that she's doing fine after spending the night in a tree. Members of the public can watch a live feed online of the zoo's pandas. When they saw that Bao Bao was in a tree overnight...
  • Will Chris Pratt be joining the cast of 'Magnificent Seven'? December 6, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star Chris Pratt is in talks to join the remake of 'Magnificent Seven'. Pratt, 35, would join Denzel Washington in director Antoine Fuqua's movie, Deadline reported. 'Magnificent Seven' tells the tale of an oppressed Mexican peasant village who enlist the help of seven gunfighters to...
  • New vaccine against breast cancer shows promise December 1, 2014

    Washington: A vaccine against breast cancer developed at Washington University's School of Medicine is safe for patients afflicted with the disease, results of a clinical trial indicate. Preliminary evidence also suggested that the vaccine primed the patients' immune system to attack tumour cells and helped slow the cancer's progression. The new vaccine...
  • Watch: Eminem's moving new 'Guts over fear' video brings out the fighter in all of us November 25, 2014

    Eminem had released the single 'Guts over fear' featuring Sia, in August, earlier this year. Previously featured in 'The Equalizer', starring Denzel Washington, the song will also be featured in Eminem's new compilation 'Shady XV', a 28-song compilation that celebrates the 15th anniversary of Shady Records. ...
  • Washington state legislator who died a week ago after a battle with cancer headed for re-election! November 6, 2014

    Seattle: An incumbent Democratic state representative in Washington was headed for a decisive re-election victory on Wednesday even though he died last week, results indicate. Roger Freeman, a first-term representative from Federal Way, a city between Seattle and Tacoma, had 53 percent of the vote, compared to 46.9 percent for his...
  • US: Man kills girlfriend, puts photos of her body online November 6, 2014

    Seattle: A Washington man is accused of killing his girlfriend, posting photos of her body online and writing that he wanted authorities to find and kill him. Authorities on Wednesday found the woman's car abandoned after a brief police chase. Kitsap County sheriff's Deputy Scott Wilson said police in Portland, Oregon,...
  • 23-year-old Indian-American is one of the youngest US lawmakers November 5, 2014

    Washington: Niraj Antani, a 23-year-old Indian-American student was today elected to the Ohio House of Representatives, becoming one of the youngest state lawmakers in the US. "I am deeply honored to have been elected your State Representative for Ohio's 42nd House District. Thank you all so much for the support....
  • Man claims to be Denzel Washington after being arrested for possessing marijuana illegally October 29, 2014

    Murfreesboro, Tenn.: A Tennessee man being arrested on charges of illegal marijuana possession told police he was Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington. Officers told 21-year-old Justin Lee Seay of Memphis he wasn't fooling anyone - and quickly found that he had violated his probation on a separate case. The Daily News Journal...
  • US: School on lockdown after shooting incident inside cafeteria October 25, 2014

    Washington: A school in Washington was on Friday locked down after an alleged shooting incident. According to students, the incident happened inside the cafeteria of the school. The school is located in Marysville and investigations are underway, the CNN reported. ...
  • Washington: Man arrested after jumping White House fence October 23, 2014

    Washington: A 23-year-old man climbed over the White House fence and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, officials said. The intruder has been identified as Dominic Adesanya, 23, a resident of Bel Air in Maryland, a suburb of Washington DC. He was unarmed at the time of his arrest....
  • Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93 October 22, 2014

    Washington: Ben Bradlee, the hard-driving editor who reigned over the Washington Post with the style of a well-dressed swashbuckler and the profane vocabulary of a dockworker as the newspaper helped topple President Richard Nixon, died on Tuesday aged 93. Bradlee's death at his Washington home of natural causes was announced by...
  • Watch: Ebola infected Dallas nurse's message to her loved ones October 17, 2014

    Nina Pham is the first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected Liberian man at a Dallas hospital. Before leaving for treatment, her treating physician can be heard thanking her for getting well and being part of the volunteer team that took care of Thomas Duncan, who...
  • US: 1st Dallas nurse with Ebola arrives in Maryland October 17, 2014

    Frederick, Maryland: The first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected Liberian man at a Dallas hospital walked gingerly down the stairs of an executive jet into a waiting ambulance at a fog-shrouded airport Thursday. Nina Pham was being transported to the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center...
  • Looking forward to turn vision of our partnership into a lasting reality: Modi's note in Visitor's Book of White House October 1, 2014

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who left the US after his five-day trip, expressed hope of working with President Barack Obama. Modi even wrote about his experience in the Visitor's Book of the White House. Modi wrote, "I look forward to working with President Obama to unite the people of our...