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Arizona wildfire spreads to over 37,000 acres

A crew of 747 fire-fighters are fighting the human-caused blaze ignited on June 8, said the authorities, adding that poor weather condition and tall grass have made it difficult to fully contain the fire.

Jun 18, 2019, 12:15 PM IST

6-year-old Indian migrant girl dies in Arizona desert as mother left in search of water

The girl`s death, the second recorded fatality of a migrant child this year in Arizona`s southern deserts, highlighted the danger of summer heat as a surge of migrant families, mainly from Central America, cross the US-Mexico border to seek asylum.

Jun 15, 2019, 10:38 AM IST

Uber ends Arizona self-driving program following fatality

The ride-hailing company suspended its program in Arizona two months after a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles.

May 24, 2018, 00:52 AM IST

Indian-American entrepreneur among those killed in Arizona plane crash

The plane Piper PA-24 Comanche which was headed to Las Vegas crashed Monday night onto a Scottsdale golf course, some 15 minutes after takeoff from the city airport.

Apr 13, 2018, 08:35 AM IST

Woman dies in Arizona after being hit by Uber self-driving SUV

The accident in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe marked the first fatality from a self-driving vehicle.

Mar 20, 2018, 00:34 AM IST

Disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar sent to Arizona federal prison

Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been transferred to a high-security federal prison in Tucson, Arizona, after being convicted of molesting scores of young women who went to him for treatment, authorities said on Saturday.

Feb 11, 2018, 17:07 PM IST

United States Senate to delay vote on Republican healthcare bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed the move on Saturday night, reports CNN.

Jul 16, 2017, 10:42 AM IST

Arkansas's fourth execution in eight days ends death chamber flurry

Arkansas on Thursday executed its fourth inmate in eight days, administering a lethal injection to a man who killed two people after escaping from a prison where he had been serving a life sentence for murdering a cheerleader.

Apr 28, 2017, 13:36 PM IST

Uber grounds self-driving cars after accident

Uber has grounded its fleet of self-driving cars pending an investigation into the crash of an Uber vehicle in Arizona, a spokesperson for the car-hailing service said Sunday.

Mar 26, 2017, 11:46 AM IST

US women worry about Trump threats against Planned Parenthood

When President Donald Trump took office last month heading one of the most vocally anti-abortion administrations in modern US history, it was clear that one of his first targets would be Planned Parenthood.

Feb 09, 2017, 13:15 PM IST

30 million ballots cast in US presidential election early voting

With over 30 million ballots cast in the US presidential election early voting, Democrats were building a lead in North Carolina and Nevada states, while Republicans maintained an edge in Florida and Ohio, according to a CNN analysis.

Nov 04, 2016, 10:07 AM IST

Pakistani man sentenced in US for trying to export military equipment

A Pakistani man was sentenced on Thursday to 33 months in a US prison for attempting to export military equipment for the Pakistani military without a license, the US Justice Department said.

Sep 02, 2016, 09:03 AM IST

NASA shares breathtaking view of Lake Powell from Space Station's EarthKAM

The US space agency NASA has released a beautiful picture of Lake Powell.

Aug 17, 2016, 22:43 PM IST

No laughing matter: WATCH national anthem blunder at Copa America Centenario

Uruguayans are the proud 15-time champions of South America, a continent which still continues to dominate the world football despite the presence of European powerhouses.

Jun 06, 2016, 07:32 AM IST

Google hiring drivers to test its 'driverless' cars

 Google is hiring 'vehicle safety specialists' and operation associates who will be required to sit behind the wheels of its driverless cars and ready to intervene only if anything goes wrong.


May 14, 2016, 21:00 PM IST

Google to pay drivers $20 per hour to test its self-driving cars

With internet giant Google about to test its self driving car in Arizona, United States, the company is hiring local drivers at USD 20 per hour.

May 13, 2016, 20:16 PM IST

Training computers to fathom human languages

While mastering natural language is easier for humans, it is something that computers have not yet been able to achieve. Humans understand language through a variety of ways, for example by referring to a dictionary or by associating it with words in the same sentence in a meaningful manner.

May 08, 2016, 18:44 PM IST

Beware, non-vegetarians! Meat consumption raises mortality rates

As per a new study, people who consume meat could possibly live shorter lives than people who predominantly consume vegetarian food.

May 06, 2016, 23:43 PM IST

Arizona teen charged for exposing self in school photo

A US teen is facing multiple counts of indecent exposure after school officials in an Arizona town discovered he had exposed himself in a football team picture that was published in his school's yearbook.

May 04, 2016, 02:03 AM IST

Trump, Clinton clinch victory in Arizona but slip in Utah

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton Wednesday knocked down another barrier by winning in Arizona presidential primaries but the frontrunners lost out in Utah to their nearest party rivals who kept their chances alive as the race to the White House gathered steam.

Mar 23, 2016, 14:59 PM IST