Elder abuse attorney and specialist Joy Solomon, right, speaks during a class at a condominium in New York, Jan. 7, 2014, on teaching doormen and building staff how to identify and what to do if they spot cases of elder abuse.
As the world marks International Women's Day March 8, some women say the best way to improve conditions for their sisters, and their families, is through better education in the so-called STEM subjects -- science, technology, engineering and mathematics. VOA's Mariama Diallo reports.
As world marks International Women's Day on March 8, some women say best way to improve conditions for their sisters, and their families, is through better education
President Obama is under fire from Republicans over his handling of the Ukraine crisis
Researchers will try to replicate an aggressive, anti-retroviral protocol provided to an infant, HIV-infected at birth; toddler now test negative with no additional treatments
In states from Tennessee to North Dakota, workers have been adding beet juice to road salt or brine to lower the freezing temperature of ice down further
U.S. lawmakers are exploring ways to combat child sex trafficking, a crime that child safety advocates estimate is affecting several hundred thousand American children each year. U.S. lawmakers are exploring ways to combat child sex trafficking, a crime that child safety advocates estimate is affecting several hundred thousand American children each year. U.S. lawmakers are exploring ways to combat child sex trafficking, a crime that child safety advocates estimate is affecting several hundred thousand American children each year. Pamela Dockins reports.
Labor Department also says unemployment rate edged slightly higher to 6.7 percent, leaving 10.5 million workers unemployed
A sampling of op-ed pieces about the ongoing crisis in Ukraine
White House spokesperson tells reporters aboard Air Force One that policy changes would not have an immediate effect
U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday took a strong stand against a planned referendum on the future of Ukraine's Crimea region. As VOA’s Cindy Saine reports, congressional leaders are pledging support for those sanctions, and for the people of Ukraine.
Pentagon reports 26,000 cases of unwanted sexual contact occurred in America’s armed forces in 2012
Congressional leaders are pledging support for those sanctions, and for people of Ukraine
Home births in the United States are increasing, although they still account for only one percent of overall deliveries. In Los Angeles, Deyane Moses looks at the rising interest in giving birth at home with the help of midwives, and the efforts of some midwives to reach out to minority women
Release of the budget is getting a lukewarm response from both supporters and critics of President Obama. The $3.9 trillion budget promises to lower the annual deficit. But critics say it does so by raising taxes on the rich, while ignoring nation’s most pressing fiscal problems. Mil Arcega reports.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says his Russian counterpart is taking proposals to President Vladimir Putin that could start a process to defuse the Ukraine crisis. VOA's Al Pessin reports from London
Budget of $3.9 trillion promises to lower annual deficit even as it expands opportunities for poor and working-class Americans, though detractors says it doesn't do enough of either
In a meeting at the White House this week, President Obama told the Israeli prime minister that his commitment to blocking Iran from atomic weapons is absolute
President Obama's push to limit Iran's nuclear program includes a promise to Israel and Saudi Arabia that he will not allow Tehran to develop nuclear weapons. But Israeli PM Netanyahu says Israel will never be secure if Iran continues to enrich uranium. Scott Stearns reports.
UN Assistance Mission for Iraq reports that nearly 9,000 people were killed in 2013