FILE - Protesters hold signs aloft outside Macy's before the kick off of Black Friday sales in New York, November 27, 2014.
The European Commission has been investigating Google for four years
'We can show other people that we can learn from this situation in a healthy manner,' worshipper says in aftermath of Michael Brown case
The streets of the Midwestern U.S. town of Ferguson, Missouri, are calmer, following several nights of unrest over a grand jury decision not to prosecute a white police officer in the death of a black teenager. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti takes us from Ferguson to protests in other cities around the country and elsewhere in the world.
For students at Sitting Bull College, learning tongue of their great grandparents a cultural preservation effort
When President Obama visited Standing Rock Native American Reservation earlier this year, he praised Sioux tribal leaders’ efforts to revitalize their Lakota language. Now the White House is preparing to host more than 500 tribal representatives for an annual conference on December 3. VOA correspondent Aru Pande has more from Standing Rock.
Victim's family says the video distinctly shows police officers 'reacted quickly' to a bystander's call that a young boy was playing with what looked like a fake gun
Teen culture in America is often criticized for being superficial. But an online magazine has been encouraging some teenagers to explore deeper issues, and rewarding their efforts. VOA religion reporter Jerome Socolovsky went to this year’s Kidspirit awards ceremony in New York.
Holiday traditions include turkey dinners, 'turkey trots,' American-style football and New York parade with giant balloons
City saw scattered protests, though heavy police presence, bad weather and Thanksgiving holiday lead to smaller demonstrations
Throughout the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri, President Barack Obama has urged calm, restraint and respect for the rule of law. But the events in Ferguson have prompted him to call — more openly than he has before — for profound changes to end the racism and distrust that he believes still exists between whites and blacks in the United States. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
With two years left in term, analysts say, president has less to lose by taking conversation on race further
UN chief Ban announces Valerie Amos will leave her post at the end of March 2015
In the debate about immigration in the United States, one group often overlooked is the estimated 1.3 million illegal immigrants from Asia. President Barack Obama’s recent executive order can provide a temporary reprieve from deportation to about 400,000 of these people, but for many more, the future is uncertain. VOA's Elizabeth Lee reports.
Major West Coast cities are must-see destinations for Chinese tour groups, which take in sights that include San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge
Panels with new product can reduce indoor temperatures to nearly 5 degrees Celsius below the temperature outside
San Francisco is a major stop for Chinese visitors, and an agreement between China and the United States, announced in Beijing this month (in November), promises to draw even more Chinese tourists to US destinations. VOA's Mike O'Sullivan spent a day in San Francisco, California, with some visitors from China to learn why they are coming.
Estimated population is 1.3 million; recent Obama executive order protects only about 400,000
Thursday is Thanksgiving in the United States, a holiday whose roots go back to the country's earliest days as a British colony. One way Americans celebrate the occasion is with parades. Anush Avetisyan takes us to one such event on the day before Thanksgiving near Washington, where a community's diversity is on display. Joy Wagner narrates