Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, emerges from a closed-door session with fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 25, 2014.
In massive rallies, demonstrators chant ‘death to Israel,’ ‘death to America’
Hamas leaders refuse to agree to cease-fire until Israel and Egypt lift their blockades of Gaza
Baseball had long been considered America’s national sport, but in recent years it has become overshadowed by America’s other favorite sport - American-style football. Part of the reason is money. Andrew Saba talks to VOA reporter and football historian Mike Richman about how football has become as much a symbol of American business as it is American sports.
Stalemate over request comes as Obama prepares on Friday to host presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador
Two detainees are Jason Rezaian, Tehran correspondent for Washington Post, and his wife, a correspondent for UAE-based newspaper the Nation
Gaza officials say a shelling hit a compound housing a United Nations-run school in the Gaza Strip, killing more than a dozen people, during an Israeli offensive in the area. Heavy fighting between the Israeli military and Hamas militants continued on Thursday, pushing up the death toll. So far, more than 730 Palestinians and 35 Israelis have been killed in the conflict. VOA's Scott Bobb has the latest from Jerusalem.
A school in Brooklyn, New York, keeps churning out chess champions. Intermediate School 318 has won 32 chess titles, and even defeated high schools to win national championships. VOA’s Bernard Shusman visited the school to see the young champions at play.
More and more American women are starting businesses in fields that are traditionally associated with men. VOA’s Julie Taboh caught up with one of those women to find out why she entered -- and how she successfully competed in -- the hardware business.
What do you do when there's no local hardware store? Open your own, of course
Chairman of Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Robert Menendez, says Iraq’s military has failed on battlefield, despite years of intensive US training
International Monetary Fund reports slower growth than initially predicted, citing 'downside risks' as continuing worry for world economy
Human, drug traffickers 'perversely' exploit confusion about US immigration policy, Juan Orlando Hernandez tells reporters on Capitol Hill
Labor Department says 284,000 workers filed initial unemployment insurance claims - down 19,000 from the week before - and lowest total since February 2006
Truveda shows promise, spurring debate over access and other approaches
Ruling is first time a court has acknowledged suspects were held and tortured at the sites, under US program launched following the 9/11 terrorist attacks
Groups placing water, food in the desert, or aiding detainees after release, have one common goal: no more deaths of migrants crossing illegally into the US
Problems with database have resulted in extensive backlog of applications, affected State Department's consular offices all over the world
Haris Suleman was attempting to become the youngest pilot ever to fly around the world to raise money for nonprofit group which builds schools in Pakistan
President's call to Widodo lends US support to credibility of July 9 election; Indonesia plays crucial role in administration’s ‘rebalance’ of Asia-Pacific region