This photo from California manufacturer Knightscope shows the company's K5 security robot keeping tabs on a parking area.
Studies say that as the planet warms, heat waves and other climate extremes that have been occurring cyclically would become the “new normal”
President Barack Obama’s controversial decision to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation through executive order carries the prospect of both great political risk and reward. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more on the political factors behind one of the most consequential decisions of the Obama presidency.
House Speaker decries what he calls repeated abuse of executive authority after immigration speech
But analysts say controversial move may turn out to be defining moment in Obama's presidency
Pyongyang threatens nuclear test as joint US, S. Korean exercises show forces’ capabilities
President Obama unveiled his expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally, from deportation. Many people, including Republicans and Democrats, have expressed the opinion that Obama was not entitled to act on his own.
It has been another tense week on the Korean peninsula as Pyongyang threatened to again test nuclear weapons while the U.S. and South Korean forces held joint military exercises in a show of force. VOA’s Brian Padden reports from the Kunsan Air Base in South Korea.
Talks continue amid indications of behind-the-scenes developments that officials would not specify
Many Hispanics are welcoming the announcement by President Barack Obama that will shield millions of undocumented residents of the United States from deportation. Mike O’Sullivan reports from Los Angeles, where many immigrants gathered to watch the televised announcement that some are applauding, but about which others have reservations.
Activists say while president’s action is an important step, a more lasting solution agreed upon by Congress is needed
An epic winter storm has dumped about two-and-a-half meters of snow, but temperatures are set to rise in coming days
With the price of oil now less than $80 a barrel, motorists throughout the US are seeing gas prices dip below $3 a gallon
Obama says with his executive action on immigration, enforcement resources will be focused on 'felons, not families; criminals, not children'
With the price of oil now less than $80 a barrel, motorists throughout the United States are benefiting from gas prices below $3 a gallon. But as VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, the decreasing price of petroleum has a downside for the hydraulic fracturing industry in the United States.
President Barack Obama has announced sweeping changes to U.S. immigration policy - a move that will affect the lives of millions of undocumented immigrants. But the president's plan also is heating up opposition in Congress. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti reports from the White House.
During Kyiv visit, US vice president urges Russian leader to follow September peace deal by adhering to cease-fire, removing military forces
Biblical passages dealing with homosexuality are central for evangelical Christians, but some now say they have been blown out of proportion
Sarah Obama, 94, hopes to raise money to build a $12-million educational and medical center in her community of Kogelo, Kenya
More than 30 U.S. states now recognize same-sex marriages, and an increasing number of mainline American churches are blessing them. But evangelical church members- which account for around 30 percent of the U.S. adult population - believe the Bible unequivocally condemns homosexuality. VOA's Jerome Socolovsky reports that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender evangelicals are coming out. Backed by a prominent evangelical scholar, they argue that the traditional reading of the bible is wrong.