Free Press Journal
  • Death toll rises to 14 after Hurricane Florence hits Carolina

    Washington DC : The death toll in Hurricane Florence that struck last week rose to 14, as torrential rains and heavy flooding continued to batter North Carolina and South Carolina states. Earlier, the death toll stood at eight. Currently, the storm is travelling westwards at 13 kph setting its sights on Charlotte in North Carolina, with winds measuring 61 kph.

  • US: South Carolina residents asked to evacuate coast as hurricane Florence approaches

    Columbia: The residents of South Carolina have been ordered to evacuate from the coast as category-4  Hurricane Florence approaches. Eight counties along the coast including Horry, Georgetown, Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Colleton, Beaufort and Jasper are to be evacuated by Tuesday afternoon as decreed by Governor Henry McMaster on Monday, reported Fox News.

  • Age-detection to make smartphone childproof

    Washington : Parents, take note! Your smartphone may soon be able to tell if your toddler is swiping the screen and automatically block apps that are off-limits for kids. A number of existing smartphone apps aim to control kids’ activity on phones, but could be disabled by tech-savvy children. Researchers from University of South Carolina in the US and Zhejiang University in China found that automated age-range detection would prevent kids from

  • US: 2 Amtrak workers killed, 116 hurt in South Carolina crash

    Cayce: An Amtrak passenger train slammed into a freight train parked on a side track in South Carolina on Sunday killing two Amtrak employees and in more than 110 people, authorities said. It was the third deadly wreck involving Amtrak in less than two months. Amtrak’s Silver Star was on its way from New York to Miami with eight crew members and about 140 passengers around2:45 AM when it plowed into the

  • US couple name baby ‘Eclipse’ after solar event

    Washington : What could be the most appropriate name for a baby born in the US on August 21 this year? An American couple have the answer as they have named their daughter ‘Eclipse’ for being born on the day total solar eclipse hit the US for the first time in 99 years.

  • Immigrant-bashing takes its toll in US

    It is unfortunate that another ethnic Indian, a businessman in South Carolina named Harnish Patel, has been shot dead outside his home in the US as his family waited for him to return after closing his nearby shop. Patel’s death comes two days after President Donald Trump had condemned as “hate and evil” the killing of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, the previous Wednesday in a Kansas bar. That this was a racial hate

  • After techie, Indian-origin store-owner killed in US

    New York : A 43-year-old Indian-origin store owner in the US has been shot dead outside his home, just days after an Indian engineer was killed in Kansas in a hate crime shooting that had sent shockwaves across the country.

  • Republican Party needs to be inclusive: Nikki Haley

    Washington: Amid reports that she was a contender for a spot in Donald Trump’s cabinet, Indian-American South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has asserted that the Republican Party needs to be inclusive and cannot afford to forget immigrants or people of colour.

  • Donald Trump tumbles on rich list, down USD 800 mln: Forbes

    New York : It seems running for president is hurting Donald Trump’s finances big time. The Republican nominee’s fortune fell USD 800 million last year sending him tumbling 35 spots on a list of richest Americans, Forbes said today.  The business magazine said the New York real estate mogul is worth USD 3.7 billion — down from an estimated USD 4.5 billion in March — and just over a third of the

  • Nano-carrier can deliver drug to kill deadly brain tumour

    New York: A lipid nano-carrier that can get past the blood-brain barrier could be targeted to deliver a chemotherapeutic drug more efficiently to tumour cells in the brain, a study has found.

  • Trump wins big in South Carolina; Clinton takes Nevada

    Columbia: With the US presidential race hotting up, controversial Republican front-runner Donald Trump today steamrolled his rivals to clinch the South Carolina primary while Democrat Hillary Clinton narrowly beat Bernie Sanders in Nevada to boost her lacklustre campaign. Trump’s win, following his victory in New Hampshire earlier this month and a second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, gives the 69-year-old real estate tycoon a critical burst of momentum heading into Nevada’s Republican caucuses

  • Next key tests in White House race today

    Charleston: White House hopefuls face their third test today when Republicans square off in South Carolina with Donald Trump enjoying a commanding lead, and Democrats battle in Nevada where Hillary Clinton is seeking a comeback. As the race moves on, the two parties are on separate battlefields. In South Carolina, Republicans will vote in a primary, while in Nevada, Democrats will caucus — grouping themselves together by candidate to voice their support. Trump is looking for a big symbolic win

  • Trump softens stand against Pope after US-Mexico wall row

    Washington: Hours after calling Pope Francis’s explosive remarks against him “disgraceful”, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump in a damage-control move appeared to have mellowed down his outburst saying he does not “like fighting with Pope”. The pontiff in a criticism of the controversial real- estate tycoon had said that Trump cannot claim to be a Christian and slammed his comments on immigration in particular building a wall along the US-Mexico border.

  • Nikki Haley’s endorsement boosts Rubio

    Washington: South Carolina’s Republican Indian-American Governor Nikki Haley endorsed Marco Rubio for president, giving the son of Cuban immigrants a huge boost just days before the state’s crucial primary on Saturday. Born Nimrata ‘Nikki’ Randhawa, the daughter of Sikh immigrants from India told a crowd of supporters Wednesday night that she chose to back a candidate who can “show my parents that the best decision they made for their children was coming

  • Economy top concern of US voters now, says Gallup

    Washington: In the lead-up to the next US primary in the state of South Carolina, Americans’ main concern is the economy, according to a Gallup poll. The economy and jobs have been a major concern of Americans since 2008 when the country was hit by the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, Xinhua reported.

  • Donald Trump, Sanders score huge wins

    Washington : Cruising to decisive victories in the first primary battleground of New Hampshire, two outsiders — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders — have changed the very dynamics of the US presidential race.

  • Hillary Clinton

    GOP presidential candidates slam Hillary Clinton

    Washington: Top Republican presidential candidates today slammed their Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, with one of them saying that she as a president would be a “disaster” and calling her a “mess”.

  • floods

    Record floods kill nine in US state of South Carolina

    Columbia: The death toll from record floods in the US state of South Carolina has jumped from three to nine, as tens of thousands of people lost power and had no drinking water.