Blizzard ponds Boston and New England, New York spared

A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of snow and coastal flooding but sparing New York City residents who had braced for a significant blast.

Blizzard hits Boston and New England, spares New York despite forecasts

A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of snow and coastal flooding but sparing New York City residents who had braced for a significant blast.

New York defends storm shutdown

New York authorities on Tuesday vigorously defended a decision to shut down America`s biggest city for a winter storm that skirted the Big Apple, dumping the worst snow on Long Island and New England.

Russian spy arrested, charged by NY authorities

A Russian national here has been arrested and charged by the US authorities for spying while working as a banker and trying to collect economic intelligence and recruit locals as intelligence sources.

US charges three men in alleged Russian spy scheme

Federal prosecutors in New York unveiled criminal charges on Monday against three men for their alleged involvement in a spying scheme for Russia`s foreign intelligence service.

`Life-threatening'' blizzard shuts down much of US Northeast
`Life-threatening'' blizzard shuts down much of US Northeast

A massive, wind-whipped blizzard slammed into the US Northeast on Monday, creating havoc for more than 60 million people and forcing New York City to shut down on a scale not seen since Superstorm Sandy devastated the region in 2012.

Millions brace for monster blizzard in US Northeast

Thousands of flights were canceled Monday as millions of Americans braced for a northeastern winter storm that New York`s mayor warned could be one of the biggest blizzards in history.

Two killed in shooting inside New York shopping mall

 Two people were killed in a shooting inside a department store here, Xinhua reported citing authorities.

'Historic and destructive' storm could hit US

A potentially "historic and destructive" winter storm and blizzard will likely hit areas of Massachusetts beginning Monday night, dumping heavy snow and bringing strong winds, state emergency officials said Sunday.

TV talk show pioneer and New York mainstay Joe Franklin dies at 88

TV talk show pioneer Joe Franklin, who interviewed thousands of people from a dancing dentist to Academy Award winning actors in a far from glamorous New York studio has died at the age of 88, his long time producer said on Sunday.

Four-year old girl calls 911, saves pregnant mother

A 4-year-old American girl has been called a hero for helping her pregnant mother and calling emergency service operators to take her mom, suffering a seizure, to hospital.

Canadian charged with Iraq killings of 5 US soldiers

A Canadian man will appear in a New York court on Saturday accused of conspiracy and murder over the killing of five US soldiers in Iraq, US prosecutors said.

Petition filed in US to designate RSS as terror group

A Sikh rights group has filed a lawsuit asking a federal court here to designate RSS as a "foreign terrorist organisation".

JFK Airport to open world's first 'just for animals' terminal

The world's first-ever terminal for animals is set to open at the John F Kennedy Airport here in 2016 and it will transport 70,000 animals a year once the USD 48 million facility becomes operational.

US charges two Yemenis over Afghanistan attacks

The United States has charged two Yemeni nationals with alleged links to Al-Qaeda over attacks carried out on American forces in Afghanistan, the Justice Department said on Tuesday.

Doctor critically injured in Boston hospital shooting

A doctor was critically injured when a man opened fire on Tuesday at a hospital in Boston, police in the US city said, adding the suspected shooter then killed himself.

Indian-American toddler can recognise all nations on world map

A three-year-old Indian-American child can identify all 202 countries, some dependencies and territories on the world map in a jiffy, a media report said.

New Yorkers concerned by mayor's rift with police, poll shows

A majority of New York City residents are concerned by the unusually deep rift that has formed between Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city`s police department, according to a poll released on Thursday, with 77 percent saying the relationship is bad.

PIO sentenced to jail for killing woman in car crash in US

A 24-year-old Indian-origin man has been sentenced to up to four years in prison for driving while intoxicated and causing a car crash that killed an elderly Indian woman here.

`Virtual kidnapping` scam on the rise in New York

 A new type of crime -- so-called "virtual kidnapping" -- is on the rise, with hundreds of cases in the past year, many among Hispanics, the FBI and New York police warned Tuesday.