FILE - Sony's logo is displayed outside the Sony building in Tokyo's Ginza shopping district, Dec. 18, 2014.
Trade Promotion Authority has critics, including many major unions
The recent shooting of an unarmed black man by a white police officer in South Carolina has prompted new calls for the use of body cameras by US law enforcement. US Congressman Emanuel Cleaver is sponsoring legislation in Congress to make this a reality. In a recent interview with HashtagVOA, Cleaver said his bill has wide support in both chambers of Congress. VOA’s Doug Bernard has more.
The democratic or “free school” movement, in which children have an equal say in school governance, and choose how to spend their days - whether in study or play - began more than 100 years ago. Today, there are several hundred such private schools scattered around the world, in countries as different as South Korea, Japan, India, Germany, Brazil and Colombia. By far, most are in the U.S. VOA's Carolyn Weaver visited the 11-year-old private Brooklyn Free School in New York.
City asks its downtown trolley-bus drivers to get in the spirit of this week's 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dress up like music greats
Homeland Security secretary wants to gather facts before making changes, but lawmakers decry what they see as security gap
Back in 2008, Hillary Clinton’s presidential dreams came crashing to earth amid the bucolic rolling farmland of Iowa. Clinton finished a disappointing third in the Iowa Democratic Caucuses behind eventual President Barack Obama and John Edwards and never really recovered. Jim Malone reports.
Analysts say one of the central tensions in campaign moving forward is how much distance should she put between herself and President Obama
Buruji Kashamu is senator-elect in southwest Ogun state, and opponents are challenging his victory in court, saying ballots were rigged
Clinton Foundation board says future donations will only be allowed from the governments of Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, UK and US
The US is one of just 9 countries that does not mandate paid maternity leave
It was almost 20 years ago that representatives of 189 countries met at a UN conference in Beijing and adopted a plan of action to achieve gender equality around the world. Now, two decades later, the University of California Los Angeles World Policy Analysis Center has issued a report examining what the Beijing Platform for Action has achieved. From Los Angeles, Elizabeth Lee has more.
A 61-year-old mailman from Florida landed a small aircraft on the Capitol lawn in Washington to bring attention to campaign finance reform and what he says is government corruption. Wednesday's incident was one in a string of security breaches on U.S. government property. Zlatica Hoke reports the gyrocopter landing violated a no-fly zone.
Anthony Blinken said broader engagement between Washington and Tehran was not a primary goal or anticipated result of the ongoing Iran nuclear talks
The Apollo 13 mission in 1970 was supposed to be NASA's third manned trip to the moon, but it became much more. On the flight's 45th anniversary, astronauts and flight directors gathered at Chicago's Adler Planetarium to talk about how the aborted mission changed manned spaceflight and continues to influence space exploration today. VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports.
A 9-year-old Ukrainian boy has returned to his native country after intensive treatment in the United States for life-threatening burns. Volodia Bubela, burned in a house fire almost a year ago, battled back at a Boston hospital, impressing doctors with his bravery. Faith Lapidus narrates this report from VOA's Tetiana Kharchenko.
Blackwater security guards get long prison terms for roles in 2007 shooting at Baghdad's Nisour Square that left 14 unarmed civilians dead, many wounded
Legendary blues singer BB King was briefly hospitalized last week and the 87-year-old “King of the Blues” may not be touring much anymore. But some of the musicians who have played with him and other blues legends have now released their own CD in an attempt to pass the torch to younger fans... and put their own talents out front as well. VOA’s Greg Flakus has followed this project over the past year and filed this report from Houston.
When a pregnant woman develops diabetes during the first 26 weeks of gestation, her baby has an increased risk of developing autism spectrum disorder, according to a new study. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.
Scientists at San Diego Zoo report they've hatched half a dozen Akikiki and Akeke'e chicks in captivity, raising hopes birds will flutter back from brink of extinction