A number of streets in the Houston, Texas, area have been closed by flooding, including Flintridge Street in The Woodlands, just north of Houston, May 28, 2016.
In last Memorial Day of his presidency, Obama lays wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery
The Rolling Thunder caravan of motorcycles rolled into Washington Sunday, to support the U.S. military on the country's Memorial Day weekend
Singer Jewel, soccer (football) player Abby Wambach and U.N. Assistant Secretary-General Lakshmi Puri each is fighting in struggle for gender equality
Alexander Rossi was the surprising winner of 'The Greatest Spectacle in Racing' when he stretched his fuel to the finish to pull off an upset victory; he ran out of gas after taking the checkered flag
Even as Americans pause for this week’s Memorial Day holiday, much attention is focused on the presidential contest
A previously little-noticed US political figure, Libertarian Gary Johnson, again won his party's presidential nomination Sunday, drawing new attention to his candidacy
Memorial Day is a long weekend for most Americans. For some, it is the unofficial start of summer -- local swimming pools open and outdoor grilling season begins. But Memorial Day remains true to its origins -- a day to remember the U.S. military's fallen.
'Wonder drug' pain medications have turned out to be major problem: not only do they run high risk of addicting the user, but they can actually make patients' chronic pain worse, US CDC says
While 65 percent of Americans say they're interested in presidential race, just 23 percent say they're excited, according to Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll
Churches involved in original sanctuary movement of 1980s have revived its efforts by providing physical shelter and legal assistance to immigrants facing deportation
US space agency NASA successfully inflates and pressurizes add-on room that was installed on outside of outpost
Memorial Day is a long weekend for most Americans. For some, it is the unofficial start of summer -- local swimming pools open and outdoor grilling season begins. But Memorial Day remains true to its origins - a day to remember the U.S. military's fallen. Arash Arabasadi reports from the annual Flags In ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
America’s latest fighter plane, the F-35, has been mired in controversy. Critics cite cost, faulty design, and the attempt to use it to fill multiple roles. Even the pilot’s helmet is controversial. VOA’s Bernard Shusman reports from New York.
Dogs, it is said, are man's best friend. What some researchers have discovered is that they can also be a friend to a struggling reader. A group called Intermountain Therapy Animals trains dogs to help all kinds of kids with reading problems — from those with special needs to those for whom English is a second language. Faiza Elmasry has more on the New York chapter of R.E.A.D., or Reading Education Assistance Dogs, in this piece narrated by Faith Lapidus.
Heavy rains and flooding in Texas in recent days have killed four people, emergency officials say, and people in several counties worry they will have to evacuate their homes
Federal judge orders release of Trump University internal documents in class-action lawsuit against now-defunct real estate school owned by presumptive Republican presidential nominee
Memorials to veterans in Los Angeles neighborhood, town in Kentucky, Civil War veterans cemetery in Virginia are damaged as nation prepares to mark Memorial Day
Half-million motorcycles are expected to rumble Sunday afternoon from Pentagon to Vietnam War Memorial for rally in event group calls Ride for Freedom
Libertarians, known for favoring small government and expansive civil liberties, are only third party in position to secure ballot status in all 50 states