Homelessness is up in Los Angeles, where encampments line some streets downtown and in the suburbs. Local officials have declared a war on homelessness and pledged $100 million for the battle. VOA's Mike O'Sullivan reports.
Latest incident in Oregon highlights growing level of gun violence across the country, calls for strengthening gun control laws
Potential future Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy tries to backtrack from earlier comments
The United Nations General Assembly, which wraps up Saturday, not only exposed deep rifts between some nations but also gave leaders of countries opposed to each other a chance to meet face-to-face. Alberto Pimienta reports.
Employers slam brakes on hiring, wages fell in September, raising new doubts about Fed's interest rates hike by end of this year
Retired neurosurgeon, Republican presidential hopeful not far behind Hillary Clinton, the Democrat's powerhouse fundraiser
Roseburg residents call mass shooting 'anomaly,' say gun bans made campus vulnerable to 'lone wolf' attack
During tenure as secretary of state, Clinton received virus-riddled spam, disguised as speeding tickets, newly released emails show
Rowan County, Kentucky, official was jailed for six days in September for defying a federal judge's order to issue same-sex marriage licenses
Police are probing why 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer killed nine people, wounded nine others before dying during an exchange of gunfire with officers
Five US coastal states have declared emergencies and announced measures in preparation for storm, should it hit America’s shoreline
President Barack Obama has condemned the latest mass shooting to hit the United States, this time in a small community in the far western state of Oregon. At least 10 people were killed in the gunfire Thursday morning at Umpqua Community College near the southern town of Roseburg. About 20 others were injured. Zlatica Hoke has the story.
Officials of the U.S. and Russian defense ministries spoke in a video call today to try to better understand each other’s position in Syria. Russia maintains it is striking Islamic State terrorists in Syria, but the U.S. and others say these strikes are not in IS-controlled areas. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb has the latest.
Ivan Soto-Barraza and Jesus Leonel Sanchez-Meza both face life in prison when they are sentenced in December
Activists say that while there are lots of barriers to women becoming empowered, it’s important to focus on the solutions
Last year Islamic State massacred more than 5,000 Yazidis, enslaved more than 5,000 Yazidi women and children and displaced hundreds of thousands more
As the world confronts the Syrian refugee crisis, Yazidi activists in the United States are calling attention to the plight of their displaced people in northern Iraq. Last year, Islamic State massacred more than 5,000 members of this religious minority, enslaved more than 5,000 Yazidi women and children and displaced hundreds of thousands more. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Lincoln, Nebraska on efforts by Yazidi Americans to help their beleaguered brethren.
The Christmas holiday is three months away... and that means it's time to start thinking about toys! An independent toy reviewer has checked out the hot, new items... and many classic best-sellers, which have been updated for Christmas 2015. VOA’s Bernard Shusman reports from the Toys, Tots, Pets and More show -- the TTPM -- in New York.
Obama administration officials say Russian airstrikes against what they call "indiscriminate" targets in Syria have not prompted a broad re-evaluation of U.S. strategy inside the war-torn country. VOA White House correspondent Aru Pande takes a look at U.S. options in Syria, in light of Russia's recent military intervention.