U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon make statements to reporters in Cairo, Egypt, July 21, 2014.
Aside from employees working directly for government, president’s orders will impact 24,000 companies that employ 28 million workers, or about 1/5 of US workforce
Vic Atiyeh, the son of a Syrian immigrant, was America's first Arab-American governor as well as the state's last Republican leader
Carlton Complex fire has raged unchecked for nearly a week, destroying more than 80 homes, charring swath of wilderness east of Cascade Mountains
McDonald’s, Yum! brands say they have stopped using products supplied by a local meat processor after reports of food safety concerns
US Navy plays down intelligence risk associated with proximity of Chinese vessel; similar ship monitored multi-national naval exercise two years ago
Israeli tanks shell militant targets in Gaza Strip Monday; Palestinian woman dies in airstrike after the bloodiest day of a nearly two-week military offensive
Lab brings together top scientists and engineers to provide them with tools, funding, and space to create next breakthrough in energy storage
In 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science awarded a $120 million grant to a new technology center focused on battery development - headquartered at Argonne National Laboratory in suburban Chicago, Illinois. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, there scientists are making the next technological breakthroughs in energy storage.
US top diplomat calls on Palestinian group to be ‘part of solution’ in current crisis; points finger at pro-Russia rebels, their Moscow supporters over downing of MH17
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is urging a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, and pinning blame for the escalating conflict on the Palestinian Islamist group. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports from Washington, Kerry also blamed Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine for Thursday’s downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet.
Garner, who received the highest honor of the Screen Actors Guild in 2004, found dead from natural causes at his Los Angeles home, according to police
Emergency officials say massive wildfire in Washington state is growing unchecked, spreading in new directions, pushed by powerful, erratic winds
Cynthia Robinson had sued R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company on behalf of her late husband, a longtime chain smoker, who died of lung cancer at age 36
Forty-five years ago this month, the first humans walked on the moon, and world politics have changed since then, along with the nature of space exploration itself
Forty-five years ago this month, the first humans walked on the moon. It was during an era of the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. World politics have changed since then and -- as Elizabeth Lee reports -- so has the nature of space exploration.
Trumpeter who began his career in the 1920s is believed to be United States' oldest working jazz musician
President says nothing is more important to him than making sure US remains the place where everyone who works hard can live a successful life
Officials refuse to say definitively who pulled the trigger, but believe weapon system behind the tragedy is a Buk, a Russian-made mobile surface-to-air missile system
The United States says it is confident the missile that took down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was launched from territory held by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. The task of determining exactly who pulled the trigger, however, now falls to investigators, who will face some challenges. VOA's Jeff Seldin reports from the Pentagon.