Early warning may not save lives during earthquakes

 Proposals for an earthquake Early Warning System (EWS) for India -- similar to the one successfully tested during the recent quake in California -- is mired in a scientific controversy.

Indian-origin Sikh honoured in California

A 74-year-old Indian-origin Sikh, known as the "peach king of California", has been honoured by the state's governor who praised the commnuity's contributions to the nation.

Tuki visits Google Hqs seeks help to develop education

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki visited the Google headquarters in California and sought ideas from the company on how to improve education in the state.

172 fall ill on Carnival's Crown Princess cruise from California

A cruise ship with 172 passengers and crew members suffering from a gastrointestinal ailment caused by norovirus was met by public health officials when it docked in California on Sunday, authorities and Carnival Corp said.

Nikki Haley, Kamala Harris win; Neel Kashkari goes down

 Indian-Americans had a mixed outing in the US mid-term elections with Republican Nikki Haley and Democrat Kamala Harris re-elected as South Carolina`s governor and California`s attorney general respectively.

15 charged in armed takeover that closed US casino

Prosecutors have filed charges against 15 people in the armed takeover of a California casino at the center of a power struggle between factions of a Native American tribe.

Four killed, one survives in California boat tragedy

Four people were killed and another survived following a dramatic boating accident off California's coast, authorities have said.

Fighter plane crashes in California, killing one

A fighter jet crashed Wednesday near a US naval base in California`s Ventura County, leaving one person dead, rescue workers said.

US manhunt underway after 3 police, 1 civilian shot in California

US police launched a manhunt in northern California on Friday after a suspect shot at least three police officers and one civilian, officials said.

US top court to hear 1985 California death penalty case

The US Supreme Court said Monday it will consider reinstating a three-decade-old death sentence handed down to a Hispanic man by an all-white jury in California. 

120 people on Ebola watch list in US' Dallas city

 About 120 people are being monitored for signs of Ebola in the US city of Dallas in Texas, the second most populous US state after California.

Pope Francis beatifies Paul VI

Pope Francis Sunday beatified Paul VI during a heavily attended Mass in St Peter's Square, at which he said of the pope who closed the Second Vatican Council that "he led the Church with wisdom and a vision of the future".

1984 anti-Sikh riots in India is issue in California race

Anger stemming from a 30-year-old religious clash in India that left thousands dead has crept into one of the closest congressional races in the country.

California parrot that vanished for four years returns speaking Spanish: Paper

The owner of a parrot that spoke English with a British accent says the bird went missing for four years, only to return speaking Spanish and asking for someone named Larry, a Southern California newspaper reported on Monday.

Twitter sues U.S. Justice Dept for right to reveal surveillance requests

Twitter Inc has sued the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeking the right to provide more specifics about the extent of U.S. government surveillance and requests for information from federal agencies.

Jennifer Lawrence supports Chris Martin at Kings of Leon gig
Jennifer Lawrence supports Chris Martin at Kings of Leon gig

Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence watched her rumoured boyfriend Chris Martin at the Kings of Leon concert in California.

US man jailed over pitbull attack that killed grandma

A California man whose pitbull dogs mauled a grandmother to death was jailed Friday for 15 years after being convicted of second-degree murder.

Brain activity found in girl declared brain-dead in California

An attorney for the family of a California teenager who was declared brain-dead says doctors have found signs of brain functions and is seeking an unprecedented court order declaring her alive.

California bans use of plastic bags
California bans use of plastic bags

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a legislation banning grocery stores from using plastic bags.

California passes first US `Yes means Yes` sex consent law

California colleges welcomed Monday a new law requiring so-called affirmative consent for partners having sex on campus -- dubbed a "Yes means Yes" law -- in what is thought to be a first.