Washington, Oct 2 : Old tax returns of Republican nominee Donald Trump showed that he could have avoided paying federal income taxes for the last 18 years.
The New York Times obtained these records which were sent to them anonymously with a return address of Trump Tower and published them on Saturday night.
The records showed that Trump declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns, a deduction so substantial it could have given him a legal pass to avoid paying any federal income taxes.
Washington D.C.[USA], Oct. 1 : In a recent research, scientists have studied a rare Thai water bug for a better insight into how the heart muscle works and how sometimes it fails. The breakthrough finding could also lead to novel treatments for cardiomyopathy in the future.
Lead researcher Taylor and his team used an electron microscope to capture the first three-dimensional image of a tiny filament, or strand, of an essential muscle that the palm-sized water bug Lethocerus indicus, uses to fly.
This filament is made of chains of a protein called myosin, which produce the power needed to contract muscles.
This image shows for the first time the individual molecules in the filament in a relaxed state, which is necessary to re-extend muscles.
Washington, Sep 29 : US First Lady Michelle Obama tore into Donald Trump on Wednesday, telling Hillary Clinton supporters, "We need an adult in the White House."
"When making life-or-death, war-or-peace decisions, a President can't just pop off or lash out irrationally," she said on behalf of the Democratic presidential candidate at La Salle University in Philadelphia. "We need an adult in the White House. I guarantee you," CNN quoted her as saying.
Obama criticised Trump over his spreading of the birther conspiracy theory, continuing a rebuke she first made earlier in September while stumping for Clinton in Virginia.
Pennsylvania [United States], Sept.28 : TestingXperts, a leader in Software Testing Services, today announced that Madhu Murty Ronanki has joined the company as senior vice president, reporting to Manish Gupta, CEO at TestingXperts.
Madhu's responsibilities will include day-to-day operations for all aspects of delivery and presales.
Washington, Sep 28 : US President Barack Obama has termed former Israeli President Shimon Peres, who died on Wednesday morning, as one of the few people who changed the course of human history.
Peres, 93, died at a hospital in Tel Aviv following a major stroke two weeks ago, Xinhua news agency reported.
"There are few people who we share this world with who change the course of human history, not just through their role in human events, but because they expand our moral imagination and force us to expect more of ourselves. My friend Shimon was one of those people," Obama said in a statement issued by the White House.
Washington, Sep 27 : Following External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's speech at the United Nations General Assembly session wherein she asked the world to act against countries harbouring terrorists, the US has said that Pakistan needs to target all terror groups, including those that target neighbouring countries.
"Our focus with Pakistan is to enhance their capability, as I just said, to deal with a terrorist threat on their soil," US State Department Deputy spokesperson Mark Toner said in his daily press briefing here on Monday.
"They're fighting a serious and sustained campaign against violent extremism," he said.
New York, Sep 27 : US presidential contenders Hillary Clinton (Democrat) and Donald Trump (Republican)clashed in their first head-to-head debate of the general election season mainly over job cuts, tax payments, rise of the Islamic State (IS) and racism.
Moderator Lester Holt of NBC News opened the 90-minute debate on Monday night at Hofstra University, Long Island, New York, the first of three such.
Clinton, who looked radiant and fierce in a bright red pant suit started the debate by asking Trump, looking sober in a sharp black suit with a cobalt blue tie: "How are you, Donald" as the crowd cheered -- in spite of being cautioned against doing so.
New York (U.S.), Sept. 26 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will address the UN General Assembly in New York today, where she is expected to give a stinging response to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's UNGA speech.
Outlining India's focus for the UN General Assembly session, New Delhi's envoy to the UN Syed Akbaruddin said terrorism is the primary concern for India as well as for nations across the world.
He listed reform of the UN Security Council, sustainable development, climate change and peacekeeping as other priorities for India in the current UNGA session.
Washington, Sep 25 : US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday thanked Senator Ted Cruz, his main rival in his party's primaries, for the "wonderful surprise" of his support.
"The @SenTedCruz endorsement was a wonderful surprise. I greatly appreciate his support! We will have a tremendous victory on November 8th," the New York magnate posted on his Twitter account.
Cruz made the surprise announcement on Friday that he intends to cast his vote for Donald Trump after refusing to lend him his support until now, not even when he spoke from the podium at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July after the multimillionaire had landed the Republican candidacy, EFE news reported.
Washington, Sep 25 : US President Barack Obama reportedly used a pseudonym in some of the e-mails he exchanged with Hillary Clinton when she served as his Secretary of State from 2009-2013, according to new documents released by the FBI.
The FBI on Friday released its second batch of documents -- comprising 189 pages -- from its two-year investigation into Clinton's use of a private e-mail server during her time as Secretary of State, EFE news reported.
New York, Sep 25 : The New York Times on Saturday endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and called upon Americans to vote for her decades of professional experience as a public servant, her programmes and her ideas.
The editorial, published in the daily's online edition and to appear in the print edition on Sunday, called Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump "the worst nominee put forward by a major party in modern American history", EFE news reported.
Clinton, on the other hand, demonstrates the "intellect, experience, toughness and courage" required in a Commander-in-Chief, the paper said.
Washington, Sep 25 : The first black President of the US has formally opened the first US national museum about the African-American history in Washington DC.
Barack Obama said the $540m (£415m) museum represented a "common journey towards freedom".
The building, designed by British architect David Adjaye, sits on Washington's National Mall, the BBC reported.
Obama was joined by his predecessor George W. Bush, who signed the bill in 2003 to allow construction to proceed.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Obama urged African-Americans to "come here and see the power of your own agency".
Washington: With the recent health scare of US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, a slim majority of Americans think that a President's health records should be made public, according to a new Gallup poll.
The poll comes at a time when Clinton's health has raised questions after her collapse on September 11 as she exited from a 9/11 commemoration ceremony in New York. A number of her adversaries, as well as pundits and press, are calling for the release of her bill of health, Xinhua news agency reported.
Fifty-one per cent of Americans say a President should release all medical information that might affect his or her ability to serve as Commander-in-Chief, the poll found.
New York: Social media app Snapchat is introducing video-recording glasses called Spectacles and is changing its company name to incorporate the new product.
The glasses can record video 10 seconds at a time by tapping a button on the device. The video is then uploaded to the Memories section of the popular image-messaging app via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
The glasses are the first hardware from the Los Angeles-based company.
The glasses record so-called "circular video," meaning it plays full-screen on any device in any orientation.
They will be available in the US in the fall on a limited basis and cost USD 130.
In a way, the Spectacles recall Google's venture into eyewear, Google Glass, which took photos and video.
Washington, Sep 24 : Ted Cruz has endorsed Republican nominee Donald Trump for the presidency in a stunning turn of events after a contentious primary filled with personal attacks and a dramatic snub at the Republican National Convention.
"After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump," Cruz wrote in a Facebook post on Friday, CNN reported.
"A year ago, I pledged to endorse the Republican nominee, and I am honoring that commitment. And if you don't want to see a Hillary Clinton presidency, I encourage you to vote for him."
"I am greatly honored by the endorsement of Senator Cruz," Trump said in a statement obtained by CNN.
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