FILE - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry
Officials believe Liban Haji Mohamed, is now in E. Africa working for Al-Shabab and may have knowledge of federal buildings, Washington airports, subway system
The first home of the U.S. Library of Congress in Washington was in the Capitol, and when that building was burned during the War of 1812, many of the library's 3,000 books were destroyed. Former President Thomas Jefferson offered his huge personal library as a replacement, and Congress purchased it on January 30, 1815. Today, Jefferson's books are on permanent exhibit in the Library of Congress for everyone to see. VOA’s Deborah Block reports.
So far more than 90 people have been diagnosed with measles in California and elsewhere
Alleged drug ring accused of smuggling cocaine and laundering money from Venezuela to the United States
Three former U.S. secretaries of state, with diplomatic experience reaching across three decades, appeared before a Congressional committee Thursday to offer their views on current challenges to world and U.S. security. VOA's Jeff Custer reports.
Despite a global oil glut, the U.S. Senate has voted 62-36 to approve construction of a controversial pipeline to transport Canadian crude to U.S. Gulf states. President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the project, which pits powerful business interests against environmentalists at a time when American motorists are celebrating a steep drop in gasoline prices. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports.
Some Cuban American lawmakers strongly oppose Obama administration’s sudden shift in US policy towards Cuba, others say it is past time to end embargo
Obama has threatened to veto project, which pits business vs. environmentalists at a time of very low gas prices in US
Scientists thought they knew much about how life works, until a discovery more than two decades ago challenged conventional beliefs. Scientists found that there are organisms that breathe rocks. And it is only recently that the scientific community is accepting that there are organisms that could get energy out of rocks. Correspondent Elizabeth Lee reports.
Math is a big part of every American's education, but too often, teaching kids to use that math for planning budgets or managing money isn't in the curriculum. A financial literacy program at a Maryland high school is designed to give young people money skills that will last a lifetime. Faith Lapidus narrates a report from VOA's Faiza Elmasry.
Henry Kissinger, George Schultz, Madeleine Albright testify before Senate Armed Services committee on issues ranging from Islamic militants to crisis in Ukraine
Youth in class at a Maryland high school learning how to set priorities and make better financial decisions that will serve them well into the future
White House statement says Obama will call for ending automatic spending cuts that he and opposition Republican lawmakers agreed to during a 2011 budget crisis
New rules would require technology companies doing business in financial sector to hand over their source code, adopt Chinese encryption algorithms
Charles Townes, Nobel laureate, laser co-creator paved way for other scientific discoveries: CDs, eye surgery, metal cutters to name a few technologies that rely on lasers
New Human Rights Watch report cites Nigeria, Iraq, Syria, Israel and the United States among nations using security concerns to justify rights violations
A 30-second ad in this year’s Super Bowl costs a whopping $4.5 million
Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 1) is about more than just the NFL's American football championship and big parties to watch the game. Viewers also tune in for the world famous commercials that send Facebook and Twitter abuzz. Daniela Schrier reports on the social media rewards for America’s priciest advertising.
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Wendy Sherman, says there is no disagreement between US and S. Korea over how to deal with N. Korea