FILE - In this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, an Iran-flagged dhow is shown in the Persian Gulf. (AP)
Instructor Charles Vacca was standing next to the girl Monday at a shooting range in Mohave County, south of Las Vegas, when she squeezed the trigger
NASA estimates it could spend almost $12 billion developing initial rocket, and potentially billions more to build and fly heavier-lift next-generation boosters
Three young entrepreneurs are hoping to revolutionize the high-end sock industry by introducing all-American creations of their own. And they’re doing most of it the old-fashioned way. VOA’s Julie Taboh recently caught up with them to learn what goes into making their one-of-a-kind socks.
Small company makes luxury American dress socks at knitting mill in North Carolina
Public places in cities across America were turned into open-air art galleries in August. Pictures of the nation’s most popular artworks were displayed on billboards, bus shelters, subway platforms and more. The idea behind “Art Everywhere,” a collaborative campaign by five major museums is to allow more people to enjoy art and learn about the country’s culture and history. Faiza Elmasry has more.
Congressional conservatives threaten to tie budget bill to immigration issue, making for possible confrontation in September - raising threat of government shutdown
'Art Everywhere,' largest outdoor art campaign in US, has goal to educate people about the foundation of American visual culture, encourage museum visits
The United States is preparing to extend its reach in the effort to contain the group known as the Islamic State. Officials say Washington will do what it needs to do in order to protect American citizens. VOA's Jeff Seldin has more from the Pentagon.
Strikes near Mosul Dam said to destroy a Humvee, a supply truck, three armored vehicles, and severely damaged a building used by the militants
More than 100 protesters marched peacefully Tuesday, called for arrest of white police officer who shot dead Michael Brown on August 9
Peter Theo Curtis, 45, who arrived in Boston late Tuesday tells reporters he is overwhelmed and emotional over support he's received from Americans
Douglas McCain was reportedly killed Sunday as he took part in an attack on a Syrian opposition checkpoint near Aleppo
In Ferguson, life is slowly returning to normal
A grand jury in Missouri continues to hear evidence in a case involving the fatal shooting of an African American teenager by a white police officer in the town of Ferguson on August 9th. The shooting of Michael Brown, of which eyewitnesses give differing accounts, touched off days of violent demonstrations, resulting in more than 100 arrests. From Ferguson, VOA's Chris Simkins reports life is slowly returning to normal as people look for ways to bring positive change to the community.
Many Africans have left their homelands to find opportunities abroad, but they carry with them cultural traditions that can create problems. One example is tardiness, an issue tackled by Texas-based Nigerian filmmaker Kelechi Eke, who makes “Nollywood” style films that focus on the lives of African immigrants. VOA’s Greg Flakus has more from Houston.
Storm is not expected to threaten US, but could cause deadly surf and rip currents from Florida to North Carolina
US Africa Command's General David Rodriguez says assistance includes mine-detecting equipment, boats, joint US-Tunisian military training
Meanwhile, California man was killed while fighting for Islamic State