FILE - A courtroom sketch depicts Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sitting in federal court in Boston, Massachusetts, Dec. 18, 2014.
Court of Justice says American Iraq war veteran would need to show he was involved in war crimes or had no option other than desertion
Findings released at Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections
Law allows adults 21 and over to privately possess and smoke 0.05 kilogram of pot, and to grow small amounts of the plant
Ruling confirms FCC's new policy of regulating broadband - both fixed and mobile - under Communications Act, which regulates telephone industry like public utility
The United States has charged three men with conspiring to support Islamic State militants in Syria and wage war against the United States. Charges against two Uzbeks and one Kazakh were filed in federal court in New York Wednesday. Zlatica Hoke reports.
Muriel Bowser says 'bullying' by Republican congressman won't keep voter-approved measure from taking effect Thursday
Negotiations in Washington, which follow initial meeting in Havana in January, to include discussion on reopening embassies
During Town Hall at Spanish language station Telemundo in Miami, US president insists he was within his rights to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation
Absent any joint action by the 28-member alliance, Philip Breedlove says he has laid out military options Obama administration could consider
Negotiations aimed at normalizing diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba resume Friday. On the table: lifting a half-century trade embargo and easing banking and travel restrictions. There's opposition in Congress, but some analysts say there may be sufficient political and economic incentives in both nations for a potential breakthrough this year. VOA's Mil Arcega reports.
Cuban market is small, but it's one that many American companies want access to, observers note
The U.S. Supreme Court has heard opening arguments in a workplace religious discrimination case that examines whether a clothing store can refuse to hire a young woman for wearing the headscarf she says is a symbol of her Muslim faith. Katherine Gypson reports from the Supreme Court.
US, China, South Korea, Japan and Russia have discussed timing, format and venue of talks; plan will be given to North
Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver resigned post after January 22 arrest by FBI officials in high-profile corruption probe
If Congress cannot pass a Homeland Security funding bill by Friday night, department will run out of money
Somalis must get cash to relatives who need it for food, but wire transfers have stopped, probably to keep funds out of extremists' hands
Every year Somalis in the U.S. send hundreds of millions of dollars back home to help their families make ends meet. But in February the U.S. bank that handled more than half of these cash transfers to Somalia decided to shut down its services, and smaller banks providing such services are also planning to eliminate them soon. That has left Somali communities worried for their families back home who are now desperate for new ways to get the funds. VOA’s June Soh has more details.
Rather than recycle used eyeglasses, Ashanthi Mathai created So Others May See to make new ones for people in need in her homeland
One Kazakh, two Uzbeks arraigned for attempting to provide material support to Islamic State militant group; if convicted, each faces maximum of 15 years in prison