Activists Urge President to Act Alone on Immigration
First openly gay player selected in National Football League draft, Michael Sam, released by St. Louis Rams in final roster cuts
He sides with clinics, saying law’s provisions ‘create an impermissible obstacle’; appeal expected
President says states where minimum wage was raised have experienced higher job growth than those that did not raise it
Label points to collective achievement, but some say it triggers resentment, unrealistic expectations
US secretary of state says terrorist group is rising threat, not just in Iraq and Syria, but anywhere they could manage to travel undetected - including the United States
Middle income families with child born in 2013 can expect to spend more than $240k before it turns 18
The cost of raising a child in the United States continues to rise. In its latest annual report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says middle income families with a child born in 2013 can expect to spend more than $240,000 before that child turns 18. And sending that child to college more than doubles that amount. VOA’s Deborah Block visited with a couple with one child in Alexandria, Virginia, to learn if the report reflects their lifestyle.
Independent experts had harsh words to describe recent incident in which policeman fatally shot unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri
When the German Nazi army occupied the Polish city of Lodz in 1939, it marked the beginning of a long nightmare for the Jewish community that once made up one third of the population. Roughly 200,000 people were forced into the Lodz Ghetto. Less than 7,000 survived. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, some survivors gathered at the Union League Club in Chicago on the 70th anniversary of the liquidation of the Lodz Ghetto to remember those who suffered at the hands of the Nazi regime.
Painting with a Twist has become one of fastest growing franchises across US
Two New Orleans area women started a small business seven years ago with one thing in mind: to help their neighbors relieve the stress of coping with a hurricane's aftermath. Today their business, which pairs painting and a little bit of wine, has become one of the fastest growing franchises across the U.S. VOA’s June Soh met the entrepreneurs at their newest franchise location in the Washington suburbs.
A small bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling for Congress to debate and vote on whether or not to authorize expansion of US military operations
Dowsing consists of scanning ground holding a Y or L-shaped twig or rod, or even a pendulum
As costs rise with intensified activity, Rear Admiral John Kirby says Pentagon is drawing up options for president for possible strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria
Last week, Obama authorized air surveillance on Islamist fighters in Syria
Judge rules any alleged violations would have occurred under jurisdiction of companies' South African offices
President Barack Obama says he has no strategy yet on how to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria and will send Secretary of State John Kerry to the region to build a coalition. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
Ahmad Ibrahim al-Ahmad accused of supplying bomb components from 2005 to 2010 to an Iraqi insurgent group
Plaintiffs seek $40M in federal suit that alleges local police used excessive force, assaulted and unlawfully detained demonstrators after Michael Brown's death