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  • US National Security Prosecutors Shift Focus From Spies to Cyber Attacks

    US National Security Prosecutors Shift Focus From Spies to Cyber Attacks

    The U.S. Justice Department is restructuring its national security prosecution team to deal with cyber attacks and the threat of sensitive technology ending up in the wrong hands, as American business and government agencies face more intrusions.

  • Apple Downplays Concerns Over Spotlight Queries and Location Tracking

    Apple Downplays Concerns Over Spotlight Queries and Location Tracking

    A recent report by the Washington Post claimed that Apple was collecting user data from its new Spotlight feature in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite.

  • NASA Creates Fire-Fighting Drone

    NASA Creates Fire-Fighting Drone

    NASA has developed a low-cost drone that can detect rising smoke plumes and help extinguish fires before they get out of control.

  • Indian-American Receives Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

    Indian-American Receives Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

    An Indian-American teenager Kiran from California is among the recipient of this year's prestigious Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes.

  • Obama a Supreme Court Justice? 'Too Monastic for Me'

    Obama a Supreme Court Justice? 'Too Monastic for Me'

    Barack Obama loves the law, and teaching. But he has no interest in becoming a Supreme Court justice after he leaves the White House -- "a little bit too monastic for me," he says.

  • US to Revise Ebola Protocol, Pentagon Readies Team

    US to Revise Ebola Protocol, Pentagon Readies Team

    Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top US federal health official said on Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in t...

  • US, China in 'Candid Exchanges' Ahead of Obama Trip

    US, China in 'Candid Exchanges' Ahead of Obama Trip

    US Secretary of State John Kerry and a top Chinese official had "candid exchanges" over several contentious issues dogging relations between Washington and Beijing, an American diplomat said Saturday.

  • Barack Obama Gives Calming Message, Says US Prepared for Ebola

    Barack Obama Gives Calming Message, Says US Prepared for Ebola

    US President Barack Obama delivered a calming message to Americans on Saturday following the alarm sparked by the first two Ebola infections in the country, and said the nation is "prepared" to ward off an outbreak of the virus."

  • Barack Obama Calls for End to Ebola 'Hysteria'

    Barack Obama Calls for End to Ebola 'Hysteria'

    US President Barack Obama told Americans on Saturday not to "give in to hysteria or fear" over the deadly Ebola virus, calling for patience and a sense of perspective.

  • Chennai-Born Indian-American Scientist to Get Rare Honour

    Chennai-Born Indian-American Scientist to Get Rare Honour

    Chennai born Indian-American engineer and scientist, Subra Suresh is set to be inducted into the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on Sunday, making him the only university president to be elected to all three national academies.

  • Ferguson Officer Says He Feared for Life: Report

    Ferguson Officer Says He Feared for Life: Report

    The white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old in a St. Louis suburb last summer has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as they struggled over his gun, The New York Times reported.

  • John Kerry in 'Frank' Talks With Top Chinese Official

    John Kerry in 'Frank' Talks With Top Chinese Official

    US Secretary of State John Kerry wined and dined a top Chinese official on Friday as Washington and Beijing grapple with a number of bilateral differences and global issues.

  • US Travel Ban Could Sour Ties With Ebola-Hit Nations

    US Travel Ban Could Sour Ties With Ebola-Hit Nations

    The first casualty of a possible US ban on travel to and from Ebola-stricken West African nations could be Washington's ties with the region and, to a lesser degree, travel and resources businesses exposed to it.

  • US Planes, Iraqi Ground Forces Battle IS Jihadists

    US Planes, Iraqi Ground Forces Battle IS Jihadists

    US-led warplanes pummelled Islamic State fighters in Syria on Friday as Iraqi forces fought the jihadists west of Baghdad, with the US military reiterating that Iraq is its top priority.

  • Iraq is the Top Priority in Fight Against Islamic State: US Commander

    Iraq is the Top Priority in Fight Against Islamic State: US Commander

    Confronting the Islamic State group in Iraq is the "main" priority for the US-led fight against the jihadists, while strikes in Syria are designed to disrupt the group's supply lines, the US commander overseeing the air war said Friday.

  • Ebola-Stricken Nurse Arrives at Hospital Outside Washington

    Ebola-Stricken Nurse Arrives at Hospital Outside Washington

    A nurse infected in Texas with Ebola arrived late on Thursday for treatment at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) outside Washington, one of the nation's premier medical facilities.

  • US Astronauts Step Out on Spacewalk

    US Astronauts Step Out on Spacewalk

    A pair of American astronauts stepped outside the International Space Station on Wednesday on a spacewalk to do repairs and upkeep at the orbiting outpost, the NASA said.

  • Second US Ebola Infection 'Not Acceptable' Says Top Doctor

    Second US Ebola Infection 'Not Acceptable' Says Top Doctor

    The second Ebola infection of a health worker in the United States was called unacceptable on Wednesday by a top US doctor, as officials vowed to intensify training of hospital staff.

  • Reset in Russia-US Relations 'Impossible': Dmitry Medvedev

    Reset in Russia-US Relations 'Impossible': Dmitry Medvedev

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev thinks a reset in relations between Moscow and Washington is "impossible" while punishing Western sanctions remain in force, he said in an interview aired by US TV on Wednesday.

  • John Kerry Slams 'Abhorrent' Yazidi Slavery by Islamic State Militants

    John Kerry Slams 'Abhorrent' Yazidi Slavery by Islamic State Militants

    US Secretary of State John Kerry slammed the Islamic State group for "abhorrent" abuses on Tuesday after the jihadists boasted of selling captured women and girls as slaves.

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