This photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows the lava flow front of from an eruption that began the June 27, as the front remains active and continues to advance towards the northeast threatening the town of Pahoa on Hawaii's Big Island, Oct. 26, 2014.
The U.S. military has already provided hundreds of troops to help fight the spread of Ebola in West Africa, and this week another 22 are leaving their families and friends in Maryland to join that fight. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb attended their departure ceremony at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, and she found a young group eager to make a difference.
The United States has hailed Ukraine's parliamentary election as an important step in the country's development. Exit polls and partial counts from the Sunday vote show an overwhelming support for pro-Western parties, giving President Petro Poroshenko a mandate to steer the country away from Russia and toward mainstream Europe. Zlatica Hoke reports.
Filmmaker Clare Lewins said she hopes audiences will come away from the documentary with a better understanding of Ali's complex character
'I Am Ali,' a new documentary by Clare Lewins, offers an intimate portrait of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, through anecdotal audio tapes he recorded with family and friends by the end of his career. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more.
Javier Bolden convicted of murders of two University of Southern California students from China
Authorities offered Dieu Cay choice of leaving or serving out rest of 12-year term
On Halloween brave souls go door to door in search of candy, and flock to haunted house attractions in search of thrills
October 31 is Halloween - a day when the souls of the dead are said to walk the earth. Festive activities include costumed children going door to door trick or treating for candy, costume parties and haunted house attractions, like a mansion in Leesburg, Virginia.
Announcement comes as Obama administration clashes with state governments that have imposed quarantines on doctors, nurses who have been in Ebola zones
Panel says future assistance should be allocated by how new Afghan government appoints top positions within key ministries
One of the most fascinating people in U.S. history was Quanah Parker, the last chief of the American Indian tribe, the Comanche. He was the son of a Comanche warrior and a white woman who had been captured by the Indians. Parker was a fierce warrior until 1875 when he led his people to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and took on a new, peaceful life. As VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Cache, Oklahoma, Quanah’s image remains strong among his people, but part of his heritage is in danger of disappearing.
Officials say lava flow from Kilauea Volcano, advancing at 10-15 meters per hour, will inevitably reach the village of Pahoa
More fitness enthusiasts are trading comfort of a pool for workout in open water - diving into lakes, rivers and oceans almost any time of the year - for sport and camaraderie
Withdrawal of remaining troops from combined base of Camp Leatherneck-Camp Bastion was carried out over 24 hours of near-continuous flights between Helmand and Kandahar Air Field
The US insists Japan lower barriers to agricultural imports, but Japan wants to protect sensitive products
Gia Soriano, 14, died late Sunday night, two days after she and four other students were gunned down in the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School
US Ambassador to the UN Samatha Power, on a tour this week of the countries most affected by Ebola outbreak, said the 'scale of need is staggering'
Federal, state officials at odds over whether isolation of people suspected of having contracted virus should be voluntary or mandatory
Divisions have emerged between top U.S. health officials and two state governors who imposed rigorous quarantine protocols for American medical professionals returning from Ebola-stricken African nations. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports that New York and neighboring New Jersey took steps on their own after New York registered its first Ebola case - that of a Doctors Without Borders physician who had worked in the West African nation of Guinea.