FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate speaks in Washington in support of legislation, being considered by some Republicans in Congress, that would prevent a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, Feb. 26, 2015.
Ocean currents collect plastic into huge, slowly spinning garbage patch where it poses major environmental threat to sea life
A huge garbage patch in the north Pacific Ocean traps debris from both hemispheres and is a major environmental threat to sea life. Researchers in Honolulu are tracking the trash. VOA's Mike O’Sullivan reports.
Kahlid al-Fawwaz convicted on four counts of conspiracy by a jury in New York
District of Columbia residents recently voted to legalize the drug, but Congress put language in its budget to block funding for its regulatory implementation
Secretary of state's agenda next week also includes speech to UN Human Rights Council in Geneva
But James Clapper says Moscow 'sees itself in direct confrontation with West over Ukraine and will be very prone to overreact to US actions'
His nomination was barely confirmed, but within hours new U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter was jetting off to Afghanistan and Kuwait. He met with U.S. troops, top officials in the region and vowed to go after militants of the so-called Islamic State, Carter has had plenty of experience having previously served as a top Pentagon official, and experts say on his first trip as Secretary of Defense, Carter was looking for perspective. Carla Babb reports.
Instead of sending team of technicians with equipment, it will soon suffice to dispatch one person with a new backpack-mounted device
Architects, engineers and building managers will soon be able to quickly collect data about building interiors that once took weeks to measure and process. A backpack-mounted device, developed by a group of scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, will require just one pass through the building to create not only a 3D model but gather other valuable information related to the building’s energy efficiency. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Seven-tenths of a percent in January is sharpest drop since 2008, falling gasoline prices among factors
Falling oil prices are helping consumers purchase cheaper petroleum at the pump. But that’s made hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” less economically viable for the companies in the United States invested in the process. VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports on one Midwestern town that was hoping to change its fortunes by cashing in on the next big U.S. oil boom.
Acknowledging flights for the first time, US Navy promises to share 'real time' information on what is happening in Philippine waters as China steps up activities
Attorneys say randomly assigning numbers to people who reported for initial selection resulted in fewer potential black jurors being screened
Court of Justice says American Iraq war veteran would need to show he was involved in war crimes or had no option other than desertion
Findings released at Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections
Law allows adults 21 and over to privately possess and smoke 0.05 kilogram of pot, and to grow small amounts of the plant
Ruling confirms FCC's new policy of regulating broadband - both fixed and mobile - under Communications Act, which regulates telephone industry like public utility
The United States has charged three men with conspiring to support Islamic State militants in Syria and wage war against the United States. Charges against two Uzbeks and one Kazakh were filed in federal court in New York Wednesday. Zlatica Hoke reports.
Muriel Bowser says 'bullying' by Republican congressman won't keep voter-approved measure from taking effect Thursday