Drought has left hundreds of households in state's usually fertile Central Valley without water
California is undergoing its third year of severe drought, and the water shortage is affecting farms, cities, and small communities. As Mike O'Sullivan reports from East Porterville, California, the drought has left hundreds of households in the state's Central Valley without water.
In 1946, when the American military returned from the World War II, a small vocational culinary institution was established for veterans in the northeastern United States. Today, it is called the Culinary Institute of America - with three campuses in the United States and one in Singapore. More than 12 percent of the student body is from outside the United States. VOA’s Bernard Shusman reports from its main campus in Hyde Park, New York.
The American author E.B. White once observed, “Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.” That has not deterred a business professor in Colorado, however, who has traveled the world seeking ways to crack the humor code. Not only that, he has taken up an especially challenging task for a scientist -- taking the stage as a stand-up comedian. From Boulder Colorado, Shelley Schlender reports for VOA.
It's not often you hear 'fun' and 'tsunami' in the same sentence, but both words inform theme, purpose of inaugural 'Race the Wave' 5K fun run in Cannon Beach, Oregon
Speaking in Washington, Jim Yong Kim says poverty, lack of health infrastructure key reasons for quick spread of virus in parts of Africa
Bloomberg predicts a net gain of 215,000 jobs across the economy, while they predict unemployment rate will be unchanged at 6.1 percent
Airlines for America trade group is discussing actions government, CDC are taking to address health concerns
Rick Perry says health officials are keeping watch on as many as 18 people who came in contact with patient
Julia Pierson faced tough questions from Congress this week after two serious breaches in security last month
Random computer selection will happen in May; winners then meet with State Department employees to answer questions
President says Israel, Palestinians have to find ways 'to change the status quo' to resolve issues that led to 50 days of recent fighting in Gaza
It is common in the United States to see tourists flock to sites associated with America's presidents. Some are privately owned and others are run by the National Park Service or the National Archives -- but most have helped draw business and people into the towns and cities where they are located. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, there is one particular presidential hometown that is unique in what it has to offer those who make the trip.
India's prime minister is on his first visit to Washington, to strengthen political and economic ties between the world's oldest and the world biggest democracies. He came to the U.S. capital from New York, the first stop on his five-day visit to the country that denied him an entry visa in the past. From Washington, Zlatica Hoke reports Modi seemed most focused on attracting foreign investment and trade to increase job opportunities for his people.
Inside the former Marine helicopter airframe will be crash test dummies, cameras and accelerometers
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter celebrates his 90th birthday October 1. While not the oldest living president, Carter has set the record for the longest post-presidency of any former occupant of the White House, surpassing Herbert Hoover for the honor in 2012. And he shows no signs of slowing down.
Afghanistan has signed long-delayed security pacts with the United States and NATO to authorize a small international military force in the country after the end of the year. VOA’s Carla Babb has the story.
Over 11 interviews with the former President, VOA's Kane Farabaugh has learned quite a bit about the man and the world
The accomplishments of Carter’s presidency include normalizing relations with China, returning the Panama Canal to Panama and negotiating the Camp David Peace Accords