FILE - A foreign security contractor keeps watch at the site of a blast near Afghanistan's Kabul International Airport.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from office. Some media reports say Hagel's decision to resign was made under pressure but others suggest he was frustrated with the Obama administration's national security policies. VOA correspondent Carla Babb reports from the Pentagon.
Highest civilian honor goes to activists, public servants and artists such as musician Stevie Wonder
This is a site listing planned events in response to the Grand Jury announcement of Officer Darren Wilson.
Police were sent to a park after someone placed emergency call to report "juvenile" waving around what was described as 'probably fake' gun
With many young people around the globe facing peer-to-peer bullying, teens in Maryland school decided to document own struggles
Teens at a high school in Maryland are fighting back against bullying with creativity. For the second consecutive year, students in Mathew Parsons’ health studies class at Sherwood High School are writing and producing films about what’s become a global problem for young people.
Legal team, speaking for dead teen’s parents, calls grand jury process ‘completely unfair’
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Resigns
Resignation comes 'under pressure,' New York Times reports, citing senior administration officials
Anti-corruption activists say final communique fell short of expectations and failed to fully address systemic problems
Secretary of State Kerry says real progress has been made during last several days of talks, and officials have a better idea what a final agreement will look like
Obama, who hosted Modi in Washington in September, will in January become the first US president to visit India twice
Once again, President Barack Obama is defending his executive order shielding millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, as Republican lawmakers decry the move but have yet to specify what, if anything, they plan to do in response. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports from Washington.
After talks on Syria with Turkish President Erdogan, US vice president concludes visit by meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
President urges Republicans to pass legislation if they dislike executive orders he issued to address status of millions of illegals in US
Hailed for early accomplishemnts in office, Barry made international headlines when caught in 1990 smoking crack cocaine in DC hotel room
Situation in Ferguson hinges on whether white police officer will be indicted for August shooting death of unarmed black teen; decision could come Monday
Approval came after US officials said President Barack Obama had issued new guidelines expanding the US military's ability to respond to militants