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    Trump taps 3 Indian-American experts for key admin posts

    Trump taps 3 Indian-American experts for key admin posts


    Rita Baranwal was nominated for the post of Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy), Aditya Bamzai for member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board and Bimal Patel as the assistant secretary of Treasury.The nomination of Baranwal,...

    Rita Baranwal was nominated for the post of Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy), Aditya Bamzai for member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board and Bimal Patel as the assistant secretary of Treasury.The nomination of Baranwal, Bamzai and Patel was sent to the Senate Wednesday.
    World has become 'dramatically healthier' in 20 years: Melinda Gates

    World has become 'dramatically healthier' in 20 years: Melinda Gates


    "The world has actually become dramatically healthier in the last 20 years. The story of the past two decades is a story of incredible improvement in the human condition. And it's one of the reasons Bill and I call ourselves optimists,"Melinda of the...

    "The world has actually become dramatically healthier in the last 20 years. The story of the past two decades is a story of incredible improvement in the human condition. And it's one of the reasons Bill and I call ourselves optimists,"Melinda of the 'Bill and Melinda Gates' foundation said.
    Microsoft pledges $500 million to tackle Seattle housing crisis

    Microsoft pledges $500 million to tackle Seattle housing crisis


    Microsoft President Brad Smith says most of the money will be aimed at increasing housing options for low- and middle-income workers including teachers, firefighters and people who work in...

    Microsoft President Brad Smith says most of the money will be aimed at increasing housing options for low- and middle-income workers including teachers, firefighters and people who work in hospitals.
    North Korea yet to take concrete steps to dismantle nukes: Mike Pence

    North Korea yet to take concrete steps to dismantle nukes: Mike Pence


    Pence's statement comes during his address to the global chief of mission conference on Wednesday and gains significance as the White House is preparing another summit between President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim...

    Pence's statement comes during his address to the global chief of mission conference on Wednesday and gains significance as the White House is preparing another summit between President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
    Man wanted to attack White House with anti-tank rocket: FBI

    Man wanted to attack White House with anti-tank rocket: FBI


    Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, of Cumming was arrested Wednesday and is charged with attempting to damage or destroy a building owned by the United States using fire or an explosive, US Attorney Byung J "BJay" Pak...

    Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, of Cumming was arrested Wednesday and is charged with attempting to damage or destroy a building owned by the United States using fire or an explosive, US Attorney Byung J "BJay" Pak said.
    Why US classrooms are starting to resemble arcades

    Why US classrooms are starting to resemble arcades


    One of the better known programs, DreamBox, teaches math by offering a series of problems that can grow increasingly challenging as the student enters correct answers. The program, which began as an app for consumers, entered the school market in 2011...

    One of the better known programs, DreamBox, teaches math by offering a series of problems that can grow increasingly challenging as the student enters correct answers. The program, which began as an app for consumers, entered the school market in 2011 and last year had 2.6 million student users. Schools are experimenting with elements from video games to indulge students.
    Donald Trump administration to roll out new missile defense plan

    Donald Trump administration to roll out new missile defense plan


    The new review concludes that in order to adequately protect America, the Pentagon must expand defense technologies in space and use those systems to more quickly detect, track and ultimately defeat incoming...

    The new review concludes that in order to adequately protect America, the Pentagon must expand defense technologies in space and use those systems to more quickly detect, track and ultimately defeat incoming missiles.
    American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US

    American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US


    A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television has been arrested by the FBI during a visit to the US. Marzieh Hashemi, who worked for the network's English-language service, was detained in St. Louis, where she had filmed a Black Lives...

    A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television has been arrested by the FBI during a visit to the US. Marzieh Hashemi, who worked for the network's English-language service, was detained in St. Louis, where she had filmed a Black Lives Matter documentary after visiting relatives in the New Orleans area.
    US in criminal probe of China's Huawei: Report

    US in criminal probe of China's Huawei: Report


    The Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources, said the Justice Department is looking into allegations of theft of trade secrets from Huawei's US business partners, including a T-Mobile robotic device used to test smartphones. The move would further...

    The Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources, said the Justice Department is looking into allegations of theft of trade secrets from Huawei's US business partners, including a T-Mobile robotic device used to test smartphones. The move would further escalate tensions between the US and China after the arrest of Huawei's CFO who is the daughter of the company founder.
    Russia says it caught former US marine accused of spying red-handed

    Russia says it caught former US marine accused of spying red-handed


    Whelan, a former U.S. marine who also holds British, Canadian and Irish passports, was detained by Russia's Federal Security Service on Dec. 28. His family say he is innocent and that he was in Moscow to attend a...

    Whelan, a former U.S. marine who also holds British, Canadian and Irish passports, was detained by Russia's Federal Security Service on Dec. 28. His family say he is innocent and that he was in Moscow to attend a wedding.
    One in three UN employees have been sexually harassed: survey

    One in three UN employees have been sexually harassed: survey


    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told staff in a letter that the study contained "some sobering statistics and evidence of what needs to change" to improve the workplace at the United Nations. One in three respondents, or 33 per cent, reported at...

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told staff in a letter that the study contained "some sobering statistics and evidence of what needs to change" to improve the workplace at the United Nations. One in three respondents, or 33 per cent, reported at least one instance of sexual harassment in the past two years.
    Woman who was among pioneer pilots in WWII has died at 96

    Woman who was among pioneer pilots in WWII has died at 96


    Millicent Young of Colorado Springs, a member of the Women's Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, died Saturday of complications related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, her son Bill Young told The Gazette. She was...

    Millicent Young of Colorado Springs, a member of the Women's Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, died Saturday of complications related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, her son Bill Young told The Gazette. She was 96.
    Los Angeles teachers' strike extends to second day with no talks on horizon

    Los Angeles teachers' strike extends to second day with no talks on horizon


    Negotiators for the Los Angeles Unified School District and the United Teachers Los Angeles have not met since union leaders rejected the LAUSD's latest contract offer on Friday night, calling the proposal an "insult." The strike, shattering 30 years of...

    Negotiators for the Los Angeles Unified School District and the United Teachers Los Angeles have not met since union leaders rejected the LAUSD's latest contract offer on Friday night, calling the proposal an "insult." The strike, shattering 30 years of labor peace by Los Angeles teachers, has not completely idled instruction in the sprawling district encompassing some 1,200 schools.