Customers look at product displays at Shango Premium Cannabis, in Portland , Oregon, Oct. 1, 2015.
Marshall Islands PM and people lauded for taking legal action against nuclear powers over failure to disarm
US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said the substance and symbolism of the carrier's presence 'cannot be overstated'
Storm is causing heavy rains, minor flooding and significant storm surge as it approaches lightly populated central and eastern islands
Joaquin was a Category 2 storm with top sustained winds of 165 kilometers per hour; track after Bahamas is difficult to forecast
Earlier, Kerry said U.S. would have 'grave concerns' about Russian airstrikes in parts of Syria where IS, al-Qaida-affiliated militants are not operating
The current migrant crisis in Europe was on the minds of people in Irvine, California, recently, as they rallied in support of all the world's displaced people. The march — led by some who came to the city as refugees — was called Walk for Unity. VOA's Mike O'Sullivan has more.
There is consensus among some analysts that Washington is happy to let Russia get bogged down in quagmire of Syrian conflict
World body has grown substantially over those years and as it moves into its next decade will decide what it needs to do to stay relevant going forward
The United Nations' founders set out 70 years ago to prevent another world war. In that, they succeeded to date, but there has been no shortage of crises and conflicts to test the organization. As it moves into its next decade, VOA’s Margaret Besheer looks at how the world body has grown and what it needs to do to stay relevant going forward.
Social worker Laila Khoudeida, born and raised in a Syrian camp after her family fled persecution in Iraq, says she feels deeply linked to Yazidi cause
The plight of the Yazidis, a religious-ethnic minority in Iraq, drew world attention last year when Islamic State fighters drove thousands of them to a mountain refuge in Sinjar. Far away, in the Midwestern city of Lincoln, Nebraska, the largest community of Yazidis in North America took action, led in great part by Laila Khoudeida, and she she continues to seek help for her threatened people. VOA's Greg Flakus reports.
With area’s Chinese population shrinking, some fear Chinatown may lose its status as an authentically ethnic tourist attraction
Even with one of the largest US police departments providing security, overcoming cultural differences, language barriers requires some extra help
Walk for Unity, sponsored by the Tiyya Foundation, a refugee assistance group, is part of Irvine's Global Village Festival, a celebration of cultural diversity
Washington’s Chinatown was once the home of many Chinese immigrants. But over the years, the Chinese population has decreased sharply, which has caused the local Chinese culture to fade. VOA’s Adrianna Zhang has more.
World leaders require tight security whenever they travel. So, imagine more than 150 of them traveling around one city. That's the monumental security effort required every year for the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. Couple that with a visit from the Pope and it's double police presence. VOA's Carolyn Presutti shows us how it's done.
CEO Elon Musk says Model X sets new bar for automotive engineering, with features such as rear falcon-wing doors that open upward
Francis says flight from Havana to Washington was 'an emblematic passage, a bridge which, thanks be to God, is being rebuilt'
In U.S. politics, deep rifts within the Republican Party are on display in the wake of House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to resign and the rise of political outsiders in the Republican presidential race. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more on the reasons behind the divide in the party - and what it could mean for next year’s presidential election.