Indian national charged with fraud in New York

An Indian national along with two other people was charged with conspiracy to trick distressed homeowners into selling their residences and reaping millions of dollars through the fraud.

Son of former Honduran president arrested in Haiti and sent to US

Haitian and US authorities have arrested the son of the former president of Honduras and sent him to New York where he faces drug trafficking charges, the government of Honduras said.

Is Rebel Wilson dating Mickey Gooch Jr?

The “Pitch Perfect” star Rebel Wilson met comedian Mickey Gooch Jr through mutual friends and they are reportedly getting along "really well".

US planes keep distance from Chinese `islands`for now

US surveillance aircraft and naval ships have yet to test China`s territorial claims around artificial islands built in the South China Sea, but the Pentagon warned Thursday that could be "the next step."

California oil spill firm questioned over past leaks

The oil company behind a crude spill on the California coast vowed Thursday to do the "right thing" to clear up the mess, even as reports emerged of past leaks involving its pipelines.

US air raid in Syria killed two children: Military

US air strikes last year against Islamist extremists in Syria killed two children by mistake, officials said Thursday, marking the first time the American military acknowledged inflicting civilian casualties in the war.

Family sues New York over death of black man

The family of an unarmed black father, shot dead by a rookie police officer last year, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of New York on Thursday.

New York celebrates opening of World Trade Center deck

Testament to the regeneration of New York, nearly 14 years after the 9/11 attacks, is the new observation deck at the World Trade Center, offering spectacular views across the city.

US to sell bombs to Israel, helicopters to Saudis

The United States said Wednesday it plans to sell thousands of bombs and missiles to Israel as well as 10 Seahawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia, in deals worth about $1.9 billion each, officials said Wednesday.

Chelsea Clinton book 'It's Your World' coming

Another Clinton is becoming an author.

Indian, Asian groups challenge Harvard admission practices

 Four Indian-American groups are among a coalition of 64 organisations that have filed a complaint against Harvard University and other Ivy League schools alleging "racial-bias" against high-scoring Asian-Americans in their admission process.

Bin Laden aide gets life for East Africa attacks

A New York court sentenced Saudi exile Khalid al-Fawwaz to life in prison Friday over his role in the 1998 Al-Qaeda bombings of US embassies in East Africa which killed 224 people.

Police shoot suspect in New York hammer attacks

Police shot and critically wounded a man in New York Wednesday who was suspected of attacking seven people with a hammer, injuring four.

Many injured in Philadelphia train derailment: Reports

Multiple people were injured Tuesday after an Amtrak train derailed near Philadelphia, with up to 10 cars rolling over, US media reported.

Two Swedes, Somali plead guilty in NY over Shebab conspiracy

Two Swedes and a Somali, handed to the FBI more than two years ago in Africa, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiring to aid the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab group in Somalia, US prosecutors said.

New York's ''cannibal cop'' back in spotlight at appeals court

 The police officer, in lurid online conversations that would earn him the tabloid nickname "cannibal cop," said he had selected his kidnapping victim: Andria, a former college friend who lived in Ohio.

Obama visit to Cuba `not ruled out`: White House

US President Barack Obama has no immediate plans to visit Cuba, but has not ruled out such a trip in the year to come, the White House said Monday.

Picasso sets $179 million auction record in New York
Picasso sets $179 million auction record in New York

A Picasso masterpiece and a Giacometti statue smashed world records Monday for the most expensive art sold at auction, fetching more than $179 million and $141 million respectively in New York.

Thousands call for gay rights in Cuba at symbolic marriage march

Thousands marched in Havana Saturday to support gay rights and to join a symbolic marriage ceremony organized by President Raul Castro`s daughter Mariela.

Transformer fire causes shut-down of nuclear reactor north of New York City

 A nuclear power reactor 40 miles (65 km) north of New York City was shut down on Saturday after a transformer fire, but officials said the Indian Point plant was stable and there was no threat to residents nearby.