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  • 1 killed, 12 hurt in gas blasts near Boston

    Dozens of explosions, apparently triggered by a natural gas pipeline rupture, rocked three communities near Boston, killing at least one person and injuring 12 others, prompting the evacuation of hundreds, local officials say.

  • Not exactly Turkish delight!

    Tit-for-tat goes on between the US and Turkey with surprising frequency and fury. Ankara has declared a “boycott” of all electronic goods from the US. This is in retaliation—of a narrower calibration—to Washington having doubled tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Turkey.

  • Harvard admissions unfair to Asian-Americans: Study

    A recent study finds that Asian-Americans who apply to Harvard University face the lowest acceptance rates even though they bring stronger academic records than any other racial group.

  • US will veto UN draft on protecting Palestinians

    The United States will "unquestionably veto" a UN draft resolution calling for the protection of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, US Ambassador Nikki Haley says on the eve of a Security Council vote today.

  • Nude gunman kills 4 at Tennessee waffle house

    A man who was naked but for a green jacket shot and killed at least four people and wounded at least three others at a Waffle House restaurant near Nashville, Tennessee, authorities say.

  • 3 injured in Maryland high school shooting

    A student shot and critically wounded two fellow students at a Maryland high school before exchanging fire with a campus security officer, who ended the attack by wounding the shooter, the county sheriff says.

  • Man shoots himself to death near White House

    The Secret Service says a man shot himself to death Saturday as he stood near the fence along the north side of the White House.

  • Neil Diamond diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, to retire from touring

    US singer-songwriter Neil Diamond, one of pop music's all-time best-selling artists, has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and plans to retire from touring, his official website said on Monday.

  • Transgender woman

    Transgender woman wins Virginia House seat, makes history

    A transgender candidate defeated an incumbent Virginia lawmaker in United States Tuesday who sponsored a bill that would have restricted which bathrooms she could use.

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    Man linked to Texas shooting faced military court martial

    The man authorities have identified as the gunman in a mass shooting at a Texas church was discharged from the Air Force for allegedly assaulting his spouse and child, according to an Air Force spokeswoman.

  • Kurdish battle positions Kurds as US ally against Iran

    There may be a silver but risky lining for Kurdish nationalists in their devastating loss of Kirkuk and other cities on the periphery of their semi-autonomous region as they lick their wounds and vent anger over deep-seated internal divisions that facilitated the Iranian-backed Iraqi blitzkrieg.

  • Minnesota man lived with bodies of mom, brother for year

    A Minnesota man who lives in a house with the decomposing bodies of his mother and twin brother for about a year says he could not bring himself to report their deaths to authorities.

  • Trump expected to decertify Iran nuclear deal

    President Donald Trump is expected to announce soon that he will decertify the landmark international deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program, a senior administration official says, in a step that potentially could cause the 2015 accord to unravel.

  • Facebook says 10 million US users saw Russia-linked ads

    Some 10 million people in the United States sees politically divisive ads on Facebook that the company says have been purchased in Russia in the months before and after last year’s US presidential election, Facebook says on Monday.

  • Trump blames Puerto Ricans for slow hurricane response

    US President Donald Trump places blame squarely on Puerto Ricans for the slow recovery from Hurricane Maria after critics and the mayor of San Juan complained his administration’s response to the US territory’s plight was insufficient.

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    US probes NKorea's willingness to talk

    Washington has opened channels to North Korea to find out if the regime is ready to talk about giving up its nuclear weapons, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says .

  • Twitter suspends 200 accounts linked to Russia

    Twitter (TWTR.N) says it has suspended about 200 Russian-linked accounts as it probes online efforts to meddle with the 2016 US election, but an influential Democratic senator slammed its steps as insufficient.

  • Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi

    US pressing Suu Kyi, Myanmar military over Rohingya

    The United States is worried about the "tragedies" in Myanmar affecting Rohingya Muslims and US authorities are pressing government leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar's military leaders to stop the crackdown, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has said.

  • Paris climate deal

    Paris climate deal: US denies it will stay in accord

    The United States has attended a meeting of ministers from more than 30 of the nations that signed the Paris climate-change agreement, though the White House issued a statement saying it will stick with plans to pull out of the deal.

  • Trump, Moon agree to boost SKorean missile capabilities

    The United States and South Korea agree to strengthen Seoul's defenses and Washington gives a nod to billions in arms sales to the country.

  • Iran rejects US demand for UN visit to military sites

    Iran has dismissed a US demand for United Nations nuclear inspectors to visit its military bases as “merely a dream”.

  • US notifies UN of climate deal pullout

    The US State Department has officially informed the United Nations it will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement in a document issued on Friday, but left the door open to re-engaging if the terms improved for the United States.

  • Top 10 most expensive beaches in the US

    Here is the list of top ten most expensive beaches in the US.

  • US returns looted royal seals to South Korea

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in returns from an official visit to Washington with two ancient royal seals looted during the Korean War, reports say.

  • US settles Russian money laundering case

    A Russian-owned group of companies agrees to pay nearly $6 million to settle US civil allegations that the firms laundered proceeds of a $230 million tax fraud, ending a politically charged case days before it was set to go to trial.

  • North Korea says will have dialogue with US

    A senior North Korean diplomat who handles relations with the United States says Pyongyang would have dialogue with the US administration if conditions were right, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports.

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    US Commerce chief says Canadian trade threats 'inappropriate'

    US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says that threats of retaliatory trade actions from Canadian officials "are inappropriate" and will not influence final US import duty determinations on Canadian softwood lumber.

  • N Korea tension has to be stopped: China

    China says tension over North Korea had to be stopped from reaching an "irreversible and unmanageable stage" as a US aircraft carrier group steamed towards the region amid fears the North may conduct a sixth nuclear weapons test.

  • US drops 'mother of all bombs' on IS in Afghanistan

    The United States dropps a massive GBU-43 bomb, the largest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat, in eastern Afghanistan today against a series of caves used by Islamic State militants, the military say.

  • Nunes steps aside from Russia probe

    The chairman of the House intelligence committee announces that he is temporarily stepping aside from the panel's probe into Russian meddling in last year's presidential election.