U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker speaks to U.S. and Japanese executives at an American Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Toyko, Japan, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.
National Nurses United criticizes sloppy procedures at the Dallas hospital that treated the first Ebola patient after two nurses who treated him became infected
Although there have only been three cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States, unease about contracting the disease has spread across the country. At the same time, nurses are asking President Obama to mandate uniform procedures for dealing with Ebola in all U.S. hospitals, where they say preparations are, for the most part, far from adequate. As VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Houston, public officials are supporting these requests.
Detroit has turned off water to more than 27,000 people this year
Both teams entered the playoffs as Wild Card teams
Relatives and other sources tell VOA's Somali service teen girls flew to Germany from Denver without anyone's knowledge, they were apprehended in Frankfurt
After lauding new Indonesian president, US envoy heads to Berlin Wall commemoration
During major emergencies, like the Boston Marathon bombing in 2010, cell phone and Wi-Fi networks quickly get overloaded. A group of scientists at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, have designed and successfully tested a system that automatically uses all available networks, switching seamlessly from one to another, thus reducing the burden on all of them. VOA’s George Putic reports
Hope is that talking about taboo topic will make last moments less terrifying to face
In contemporary America, death usually is a topic to be avoided. But the growing “death café” movement encourages people to discuss their fears and desires about their final moments. VOA’s Jerome Socolovsky reports.
Both Washington, Tehran back fighters battling Islamic State militants in Iraq -- but in Syria they support opposing sides in country’s civil war
The United States and Iran are both helping fight Sunni militants in the Islamic State group. But one of the biggest battlefields is Syria, where Washington and Tehran back opposing sides in the civil war. VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns reports on how that’s affecting the fight.
Associated Press says payments were distributed as part of deal set up by Justice Department unit to circumvent lengthy deportation hearings
Ahmed Abu Khattala faces charges linked to September 2012 attacks that killed four US citizens, including an American ambassador
Sergei Lavrov denies new ‘Cold War’ but says relations since start of Ukraine crisis have reached low point with no remedy in sight
Stricter guidelines come on same day that WHO declares Nigeria free of the virus
Reversal in policy comes as US conducts airdrops in besieged city, where Kurdish fighters are battling Islamic State jihadists
Manning's short pass to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas makes for his 509th career touchdown pass
Iranian-born US comedy club chain founder Jamie Masada scoured the globe for best comics, ten of whom will perform in semi-finals Monday
Two ethnic Somalis, one girl from Sudan living in Denver had gone missing last Friday; not clear where they were heading when apprehended in Frankfurt