Wife of freed Cuba agent pregnant, thanks to US

Before President Barack Obama announced last week that Washington and Havana would restore diplomatic ties, one US official had already been working on a special project -- call it insemination diplomacy -- to unite the two countries.

Wife of freed Cuba agent pregnant, thanks to US

Before President Barack Obama announced last week that Washington and Havana would restore diplomatic ties, one US official had already been working on a special project -- call it insemination diplomacy -- to unite the two countries.

US helped imprisoned Cuban spy artificially inseminate wife

 The United States helped a Cuban spy imprisoned in California artificially inseminate his wife back in Cuba, a goodwill gesture while Washington and Havana were engaged in secret talks on restoring diplomatic ties, US officials said on Monday.

Huge storm hits US West Coast, two dead

The US West Coast`s most ferocious storm in years triggered rockslides, power outages and hurricane force winds on Friday in southern California, a day after claiming two lives in the Northwest.

Major storm knocks out power, disrupts flights in California
Major storm knocks out power, disrupts flights in California

 

San Francisco: A major storm pummeled California and the Pacific northwest with heavy rain and high winds on Thursday, killing one man, knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes, disrupting flights and prompting schools to close.

California district attorneys sue Uber over safety issues

 Uber, embroiled in charges one of its drivers in India raped a passenger, is now facing a lawsuit over safety issues in its home state of California.

California police fire gas after protesters hurl objects

Protesters in northern California hurled objects at police, who responded by firing gas for a second consecutive night, as demonstrations continued over the death of a black man after he was put in a chokehold by a police officer in New York.

Carolers in New York tweak classics to protest police violence

Amid a sea of holiday shoppers, about 30 protesters, among them professional opera singers, gathered on Sunday in midtown New York to sing Christmas carols modified with lyrics lamenting recent cases of police violence against African American males. 

US protests over police killings turn violent in California

Protests in California against a spate of recent killings of young African American suspects turned violent, as demonstrators looted shops and hurled objects at police and injured several officers, officials said Sunday.

Sikh woman elected as council member in California

A Sikh woman has been elected for the first time as a council member of California's Yuba City that has one of the largest concentration of Sikhs in the US.

Drought-stricken California doused with storms

Torrential rain deluged swaths of drought-hit California on Tuesday, bringing floods and traffic accidents across the state and prompting evacuations amid fears of destructive mudslides.

USD 1 lakh found in bag at Burger King outlet owned by Indian

 An abandoned backpack with USD 100,000 in cash has been found at a Burger King restaurant owned by an Indian-origin man in California on his birthday.

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.