National Guard troops arrive at a mall complex that serves as staging area for the police in Ferguson, Missouri, Aug. 18, 2014.
President says if militants breached Mosul Dam, it would have brought 'catastrophic' floods to northern Iraq, killing thousands
Largest expense for new parents is housing, which accounts for almost one-third of projected cost, with child care, education, food at top of list
In interview with VOA, James Cunningham expresses hope new Afghan president will be inaugurated before NATO holds its summit in early September
Lawyers who offer free legal help for their clients are commonly called "pro bono" lawyers. In recent years, there has been a growing number of law firms that do pro bono work. Elizabeth Lee explains the growing trend for VOA from Los Angeles.
With costs unaffordable for many, increasing numbers of law firms, lawyers offer ‘pro bono’ services to the needy
President says US attorney general will travel to Ferguson on Wed. to get an update on federal probe into the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager
US General Philip Breedlove says NATO would respond militarily to a Crimea-type incursion on the territory of any member state
AP reports president is to return to Washington late Sunday, meet with Vice President Joe Biden, other advisers
Authorities say one person was shot and critically wounded and seven people arrested early Sunday morning as police used smoke and tear gas to enforce a curfew in the U.S. town of Ferguson, Missouri.
Civil rights leader Al Sharpton calls incident 'defining moment,' administration orders federal autopsy as protests continue
Some say the crisis of trust between law enforcement, US citizens is nothing new
President says paying for higher education is 'constant struggle' for too many families and he wants to reverse that with new initiatives
Electric propulsion crafts gradually accelerate toward destination, gaining momentum the longer they travel
Job market keeps growing as more businesses relocate to state, attracted by promise of profits -- though not without challenges
The state of North Dakota has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, thanks to a glut of jobs created by the oil boom in the western part of the state, which rests on one of the largest shale oil deposits in the country. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports from Williston, North Dakota, the job market keeps growing as more businesses relocate to North Dakota, attracted by the promise of profits -- but not without challenges.
Grand jury in state capital, Austin, charges Perry with two felony counts: abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public official
US government programs equip state and local law enforcement with surplus military equipment worth billions of dollars
European Union Foreign Ministers have approved sending arms to Kurdish Peshmerga forces who are battling extremist Islamic State militants in northern Iraq. The United States says its air strikes against Islamic State positions have relieved the humanitarian emergency facing ethnic minorities sheltering on Sinjar mountain. As Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA, however, the West is determined not to get sucked in to another conflict in Iraq.
Police Shoot, Kill Unarmed African-American Teen