Kevin Brantly, who contracted the deadly Ebola virus, thanks supporters during a press conference at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, Aug. 21, 2014.
Officials say air and ground operation was not successful because hostages were not present at targeted location
Police official says authorities responded to fewer incidents, noting there were no shootings, Molotov cocktails or fires
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has met with leaders of the embattled community of Ferguson, a predominantly African American suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. Ferguson has endured violent protests since the August 9 shooting death of a black unarmed teenager by a white police officer. But as VOA’s Mary Alice Salinas reports, the community is determined to end the unrest and seek justice.
Earlier Wednesday, US Attorney General Eric Holder met in Ferguson with community leaders and residents of the town
The boys, ages 16 and 17, denied the charges
President Barack Obama has condemned the killing of American journalist James Foley and warned the United States will see that justice is done. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
Haqqani Network is Pakistan-based organization allied with al-Qaida, Taliban; considered most lethal group targeting international forces in Afghanistan
Historic landmark buildings, museums, the United States Capitol - all seen from top to bottom just inches from one’s face. To get there you have to be an engineer, an archaeologist, and part-daredevil. More from VOA’s Bernard Shusman in New York, the city of skyscrapers.
Literally climbing walls is cheapest way for engineers and architects to monitor a building’s rehabilitation and upkeep
If convicted, Rick Perry faces as much as 109 years in prison, but some legal experts believe case against him is shaky
With mid-term poll approaching, Republicans hope to bank on unpopular president, stronger candidates to win control of upper chamber
U.S. and British authorities have launched an investigation into an Islamic State video showing the beheading of kidnapped American journalist James Foley by a militant with a British accent. The extremist group, which posted the video on the Internet Tuesday, said the murder was revenge for U.S. airstrikes on militant positions in Iraq - and has threatened to execute another American journalist it is holding. Henry Ridgwell has more from London.
Key interest rate kept at record-low level to bolster faltering growth and fight high unemployment
Study by researchers at University of Texas Medical Branch, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals is first looking at drug's effectiveness after onset of symptoms
Gaining ground and confidence, Islamic State group fighters say they’re infiltrating US, Europe, hinting of future attacks
For countries whose rights records Washington has criticized, events in Ferguson, Missouri offer an opportunity to even the score
Eric Holder meets with Ferguson community leaders, FBI investigators and federal civil rights officials to discuss shooting death of Michael Brown
Callers speaking a foreign language are seeking 911 help more frequently, leading many counties to contract with emergency translation services