FILE - President Barack Obama, Oct. 8, 2014.
Ikeoluwa Opayemi had been barred from school because of fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while visiting Africa
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashed during manned test flight in the Mojave desert, killing one pilot and seriously injuring another
Plans to fly tourists to the edge of space could be delayed after Friday's crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo during a manned test flight. It is the second explosion of a U.S. commercial spacecraft this week. Zlatica Hoke reports the two disasters raise questions about the future of commercial space flights in the United States.
Fourteen-year-old Shaylee Chuckulnaskit was shot last week at her high school near Seattle; two other students died in rampage, along with gunman who took his own life
Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi had been behind bars since March for bringing guns into the country
Obamas hand out cookies, candy to costumed local children on South Lawn
Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby says flights also could pose a risk to civilian aviation because of their number, size and scope
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is traveling to Europe, Asia and the Middle East for a series of meetings on numerous issues. In the Mideast, Kerry will visit Oman for a trilateral meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and EU rep Catherine Ashton on the Iran’s nuclear program. Negotiators for the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany face a November deadline to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran. VOA State Department correspondent Pam Dockins reports.
Device has applications for working with search-and-rescue canines, training household pets
In autumn, the Blue Ridge Parkway is considered one of the top places in the United States to see the colorful fall leaves. The scenic highway, which stretches through Virginia and North Carolina, also offers fantastic mountain views of woods and farmland. VOA’s Deborah Block takes us for a drive along the Virginia section of the parkway to show us the stunning displays.
The largest blackwater swamp in North America shelters fish, birds, and dozens of different amphibians and reptiles
The Okefenokee Swamp, a 180-thousand hectare wilderness located in the southeastern part of the United States in the state of Georgia
State Department says top US diplomat to meet with Iranian counterpart in Oman on November 9 and November10
Fourteen-hundred fresh-faced, eager, talented, New York youngsters blending their voices -- the Young People’s Chorus of New York City -- are making an impact on the world. VOA’s Bernard Shusman reports from New York.
Two-hundred bed facility, built with help of US troops, will be staffed by Cuban doctors
Second pilot suffers significant injuries after ejecting from suborbital passenger spacecraft during test flight at Mojave Air and Space Port in California
Report says foreign fighters joining Islamic State militants, other extremists on 'unprecedented scale'
Brooklyn, New York man, an innocent victim of a drive-by attack, blogs about recovery
When the innocent victim of a drive-by shooting survived a bullet to the gut, he turned to blogging - a method of coping that has helped him, and his followers, turn a page and focus on his path to recovery. VOA's Ramon Taylor has the story in New York.