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50-year hunt continue for Alcatraz inmates


June 10th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
San Fransisco, June 10 (IANS) It's been 50 years since they escaped from US' most foreboding prison, Alcatraz. But a US marshal is still looking for the three bank robbers.On ... Read more...

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Five Chinese found dead in US house


March 24th, 2012 - 9:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) Five people of Chinese origin were found dead inside a house in the western US port city of San Francisco. Police termed the multiple homicide as ... Read more...

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Apple plans new-generation iPad event


February 29th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Feb 29 (IANS) Apple Tuesday announced an event March 7 that may see the introduction of the company's next generation of iPad tablet computer.The event will take place ... Read more...

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85 protesters arrested in US


October 26th, 2011 - 4:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) Police in Oakland city in the US swept through a protesters' camp Tuesday, and arrested 85 people for unlawful assembly and illegal lodging.Oakland is a West ... Read more...

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Hollywood misses key tech ally


October 8th, 2011 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) In the death of Apple's visionary co-founder Steve Jobs, US entertainment industry has lost a key technology envoy who helped push the film, TV and music ... Read more...

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US Olympics medalist commits suicide


July 27th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US skier Jeret Peterson, who won silver at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, has committed suicide by shooting himself in the head, US media reported ... Read more...

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White House accused of ‘hypocrisy’ after banning reporter


May 1st, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): The White House has been accused of hypocrisy after it banned a San Francisco Chronicle reporter who had posted an online video of President Barack Obama commenting ... Read more...

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Diet of emails, texts, tweets and status updates can drain your brain!


April 19th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): A new study has shown emails, texts, tweets and status updates could be detrimental to our mental health.It suggested that modern technology could be damaging our minds by ... Read more...

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Obama announces 2012 re-election bid


April 5th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 5 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has announced that he make a bid for the White House again in 2012.In an e-mail to his fan base on Monday, Obama ... Read more...

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Macy sacks Santa for ‘adult jokes’


December 9th, 2010 - 1:03 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
San Francisco, Dec 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) San Francisco’s Macy has sacked their longtime Santa Claus because he cracked a few adult jokes. He was sacked after some people complained about his ... Read more...

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Macy’s fires Santa Claus for telling ‘naughty’ joke


December 8th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): US department store Macy's has fired a popular Santa Claus in San Francisco after he told a naughty joke that the adults did not find funny.John Toomey, 68, ... Read more...

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Kamala Harris to be California attorney general


November 25th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) Kamala Harris, daughter of an African American father and Indian Tamil mother, has made history by becoming the first woman to be elected attorney general of ... Read more...

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US media hails Obama’s India visit


November 6th, 2010 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) Mainstream US media has underlined the importance of President Barack Obama's "passage to India", saying it comes at an opportune moment for both countries."Indians are ... Read more...

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Sean Penn to receive “Hollywood Humanitarian Award”


September 22nd, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by BNO News
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- Actor Sean Penn will be receiving the "Hollywood Humanitarian Award" for his outstanding humanitarian achievements at the Hollywood Film Festival's Awards Gala Ceremony, the festival's ... Read more...

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One killed, dozens injured in San Francisco blast (Lead)


September 10th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Sep 10 (DPA) Dozens of people were injured and at least one person was killed when a gas explosion set an entire residential neighbourhood ablaze near San Francisco, news reports ... Read more...

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Man takes deadly leap from roof to stage at concert


August 22nd, 2010 - 8:43 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Aug 22 (DPA) A concertgoer died in an apparent suicide when he jumped from the roof of an amphitheatre onto the stage where a folk music duo was performing, the ... Read more...

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Dolphins & Sea Lions Undergo Navy Anti-Terror Training


May 20th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) At an annual gathering of first responders for disaster and anti-terrorism exercises, the crowds were amazed not just by the men and women who fight so hard to ... Read more...

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KFC’s pink buckets for breast cancer awareness move raises eyebrows


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr 23 (ANI): While KFC is promoting breast cancer awareness by changing the traditional red colour of its buckets to pink, healthcare groups are raising their eyebrows.KFC has joined ... Read more...

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4/20 National Weed Day: Will It Soon Be Legal?


April 20th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today is April 20. When said in that way, the date doesn't seem to mean much, unless you happen to know that it is Hitler's birthday. But ... Read more...

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Online Newsroom Honored With Pulitzer Prize For The First Time


April 13th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Columbia, Apr 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The prestigious Pulitzer Prize 2010 was declared on Monday and it came up with some surprises. It seems Pulitzer Prize has now moved on with ... Read more...

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Three Tesla Motors Execs in Palo Alto Plane Crash


February 18th, 2010 - 3:42 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
East Palo Alto, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Earlier today in east Palo Alto California, a small twin engine Cessna 310 airplane crashed. The plane was reportedly carrying two executives from ... Read more...

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3 die in helicopter crash in US


January 6th, 2010 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 6 (DPA) Three biologists working for the California Department of Fish and Game died when their helicopter crashed in remote Sierra foothills south of Yosemite National Park, an agency ... Read more...

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‘Paris Hilton Syndrome’ causes Chihuahua plague in dog shelters


January 1st, 2010 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
By Barbara Munker San Francisco, Jan 1 (DPA) While most dog pounds in the US complain of having too many pitbulls and large mongrels that are difficult to find homes for, dog ... Read more...

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Wheels already turning on Earth’s sixth mass extinction


December 28th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 28 (ANI): A scientific analysis of millions of years of data has suggested that if the course of human history is any model, then the wheels are already turning on ... Read more...

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Apple stock reaches all-time high, Google within striking distance


December 25th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 25 (IANS) With a huge Christmas-eve surge in its stock Thursday, Apple Inc. has almost reached market parity with Google and Wal-Mart. The 3.4 percent or $6.94 rise in Apple's ... Read more...

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Woods’ silence over accident provokes questions


November 29th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 29 (DPA) Since his early morning accident two days ago, golfing great Tiger Woods has remained silent against a backdrop of growing speculation about the circumstances of the mishap. Woods ... Read more...

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Rumors Of A Jaycee Lee Dugard Interview With Oprah


September 6th, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by GD
There are wild speculations being made that the kidnap victim Jaycee Lee Dugard might be appearing in an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey, paving the path for the many such other sessions ... Read more...

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Phillip Garrido fathered two children with abducted California girl


August 28th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by BNO News
ANTIOCH, California (BNO NEWS) -- Jaycee Lee Dugard, an 11-year-old California girl who was abducted in 1991, was found safely in the greater Bay Area of California on Wednesday, officials ... Read more...

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Kidnapped US girl resurfaces after 18 years as sex slave


August 28th, 2009 - 7:47 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Aug 28 (DPA) A woman who was snatched as an 11-year-old from a bus stop was reunited Thursday with her family after spending 18 years as the captive of a ... Read more...

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Jaycee Lee Dugard: Missing California girl found after 18 years


August 28th, 2009 - 3:35 am ICT by BNO News
CONCORD, California (BNO NEWS) -- Jaycee Lee Dugard, an 11-year-old California girl who was abducted in 1991, was found safely in the greater Bay Area of California on Wednesday, officials said on ... Read more...

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Firefighters battle California forest fires


August 17th, 2009 - 7:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington/San Francisco, Aug 17 (DPA) More than 2,000 firefighters continued to battle a fire in the Santa Cruz mountains south of San Francisco Sunday. Firefighters had managed to carve containment lines around about ... Read more...

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California wildfires spread


August 15th, 2009 - 7:21 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Aug 15 (DPA) Despite massive efforts by firefighters, two wildfires in California spread Friday. A state of emergency was declared in the Santa Cruz mountains about 100 km south of San ... Read more...

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‘Soccer rocks’ in US after shock victory over Spain


June 25th, 2009 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles/Washington, June 25 (DPA) Football made rare headlines in the US after the national team beat Spain 2-0 in the Confederations Cup to reach the first FIFA men's final in its ... Read more...

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New York Times drops visitors but retains top news website ranking


May 18th, 2009 - 3:53 am ICT by John Le Fevre
Nielsen Online reports that monthly unique visits at the New York Times website, NYTime.com, dropped eight percent to 16.5 million visitors in April 2009 compared to the same month last year. Despite ... Read more...

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Now, ‘Really Goode Job’ for wine lovers


April 30th, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
San Francisco, Apr 30 (ANI): Inspired by the publicity campaign of Queensland Tourism, an American winemaker is offering a dream job with a salary 10,000-dollar-a-month for six months to drink wine, learn ... Read more...

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