US News

  • Depression rates lower in larger US cities, find researchers
    Washington [US]: It is commonly assumed that cities are detrimental to mental health but recent empirical research covering several US cities predicts lower depression rates in larger cities. The research work was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United […]
  • US yet to respond to 80 Russian cyberattack requests
    Washington: Russia has replied to 12 requests from the United States on cybersecurity attacks last year and this year, while a total of 80 of Moscow’s requests remain unanswered, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said. “By the way, the requests of the […]
  • Capitol Riots: Four US policemen testify
    Washington DC [US], July 28: The US House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot held its first hearing on Tuesday, with emotional testimony from four law enforcement officers who defended the building that day. The police personnel recounted the physical and verbal assaults […]
  • USA: Delta variant perpetuates travel restrictions
    The US will keep existing travel restrictions from entering the country due to the surging cases of the Covid-19 Delta variant, the White House said on Monday. Driven by the rising Delta variant cases here at home, particularly among those who are unvaccinated, “we will […]
  • California’s largest fire torches homes as blazes lash West
    INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — Flames racing through rugged terrain in Northern California destroyed multiple homes Saturday as the state’s largest wildfire intensified and numerous other blazes battered the U.S. West. The Dixie fire, which started July 14, had already leveled over a dozen houses […]
  • US pledges $100 million in emergency aid for Afghan refugees
    US president Joe Biden on Friday authorised up to $100 million from an emergency fund to meet “unexpected urgent” refugee needs stemming from the situation in Afghanistan, including for Afghan special immigration visa applicants, the White House said. Biden also authorised the release of $200 […]
  • US life expectancy drops 1.5 years during pandemic
    New Delhi: The life expectancy at birth in the US declined by 1.5 years to 77.3 in 2020 during the Covid-19  pandemic, the lowest level since 2003 and the largest one-year drop since World War II, according to government data issued on Wednesday. Covid-19 deaths contributed […]
  • The Pentagon acknowledges that the US has launched multiple airstrikes in support of Afghan forces.
    At least five Taliban terrorists were killed in airstrikes carried out in several provinces in Afghanistan over the past three days, according to local media. The US military in the past few days conducted airstrikes in Afghanistan to support Afghan security forces, the Pentagon confirmed […]
  • Gunshots heard in Washington DC, 2 injured, security briefed up all around
    At least two people were injured in a shooting in a busy area in Washington, DC, on Thursday as the sound of gunshots forced others to flee the market, according to local reports. Police are responding on 14th Street and Riggs Street NW, Fox Baltimore […]
  • US deputy state secretary to visit China as tensions soar
    Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will travel to China this weekend on a visit that comes as tensions between Washington and Beijing soar on multiple fronts, the State Department said Wednesday. Sherman will meet Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and others in the northeastern […]
  • US condemns Turkey’s plans to reopen Varosha military zone in breakaway northern Cyprus
    Moscow, Jul 21: The US Department of State has denounced Turkey’s plans to convert the Varosha quarter of the city of Famagusta in Cyprus, which is currently a military zone, to civilian use, saying it runs contrary to UN Security Council resolutions. During Turkish President […]
  • Dozens treated after chemical leak at Texas water park
    A chemical leak at a Houston-area water park left dozens suffering from minor skin irritation and respiratory issues Saturday, authorities said. Twenty-nine people were taken to local hospitals following the incident at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Spring, the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office […]