United Airlines awards hackers millions of miles for revealing risks

United Continental Holdings Inc has awarded millions of frequent flier miles to hackers who have uncovered gaps in the carrier`s web security, in a first for the US airline industry.

Affluent Chicago suburb to host India's Independence Day parade

The Chicago suburb of Naperville is to officially host the India Independence Day parade this year, making it the first city in Midwest America to do so.

Seven dead in dozens of Chicago shootings: Police

A convulsion of gun violence left seven people dead in 33 shooting incidents across Chicago during a chaotic Independence Day weekend in the midwestern US city, police said Sunday.

Man charged with threatening to kill President Obama

A 55-year-old man who claimed that it was a "Constitutional duty" to kill Barack Obama has been charged with threatening to kill the US President whom he termed as the "usurper".

Tornado rips up homes near Chicago, disrupts power, traffic, injures several
Tornado rips up homes near Chicago, disrupts power, traffic, injures several

A tornado destroyed several homes near Chicago late on Monday, injuring some people and leaving others trapped, besides forcing the closure of a highway, weather and rescue officials said, in addition to snapping power links to thousands of homes.

Pak national in US charged with parental kidnapping

 A Pakistani national in the US has been arrested and charged with international kidnapping for travelling overseas with his three children without their mother's consent.

Obama, first lady thinking about life after White House

The decision by President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, to build his presidential library in Chicago scratches one item from their to-do list for life after the White House.

Kanye West receives honorary doctoral degree in Chicago
Kanye West receives honorary doctoral degree in Chicago

Rapper Kanye West has become the recipient Of an advanced college degree after officials at the school of the Art Institute Of Chicago (Saic) in Illinois awarded him an honorary doctorate.

NFL Draft picks briefed on domestic violence, sex crimes
NFL Draft picks briefed on domestic violence, sex crimes

The NFL Draft gets under way on Thursday with the next generation of American football stars undergoing mandatory domestic violence and sexual assault education prior to the event for the first time in history.

Former White House aide Emanuel re-elected Chicago`s mayor

Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel won re-election Tuesday as Chicago`s mayor in the city`s first runoff vote, news reports said.

NBA: James triple-double lifts Cavs over Bulls
NBA: James triple-double lifts Cavs over Bulls

LeBron James notched his first triple-double of the season on Sunday as the Cleveland Cavaliers all but clinched the NBA Central Division title with a 99-94 win over Chicago.

Chicago-area cousins indicted in alleged terrorist plot

Two suburban Chicago men have been indicted on charges accusing them of plotting a terrorist attack on an Illinois military facility.

Bulls storm past Thunder despite Westbrook
Bulls storm past Thunder despite Westbrook

E`Twaun Moore`s go-ahead three-pointer with 2.1 seconds remaining helped Chicago withstand another monster night from Oklahoma City`s Russell Westbrook in a 108-105 NBA triumph over the Thunder on Thursday.

Oprah Winfrey to shut down Harpo Studios in Chicago
Oprah Winfrey to shut down Harpo Studios in Chicago

TV mogul Oprah Winfrey has revealed her Harpo Studios in Chicago will be shut down by year's end in favour of a transition to OWN headquarters in LA.

Chicago police deny `black site` compound

Police in the US city of Chicago on Wednesday denied a newspaper report alleging that they hold suspects illegally, beat them and deny them access to lawyers at a secret compound.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel forced into April runoff election

 Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to capture a majority of the vote in his bid for a second term, an embarrassment for the former White House chief of staff who now faces a runoff.

PM Modi repeated his convictions at Christian meet: Organiser

Prime minister Narendra Modi's speech at a Christian congregation this week was hailed by many but RSS mouthpiece Organiser says it's only a repetition of what he has been saying since he was Gujarat Chief Minister.

Republican presidential aspirant slams Obama's foreign policy

A top Republican presidential aspirant has slammed President Barack Obama's foreign policy, saying his "inconsistent and indecisive" administration has led the US to lose "the trust and the confidence" of friends.

The Chicago mob and the Stradivarius - priest admits to bizarre plot

In a case that reads like a movie script, a Catholic priest on Wednesday pleaded guilty to trying to help a convicted mob hitman recover a purported Stradivarius violin hidden in the wall of a house.

US blizzard to affect 65 mn across 18 states

As many as 65 million people across 18 states in the US ran the risk of being affected by a winter storm that ramped up in the US Great Plains, while a blizzard warning was sounded in Chicago, media reported Sunday.