File - A Kurdish flag is seen next to Peshmerga fighters taking position with their weapons on the frontline against the Islamic State, on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq.
But it has reignited charged debate between anti-abortion and abortion-rights supporters, with politicians weighing in on both sides of issue
Junaid Hussain, a Briton also known as Abu Hussain al Britani, had been high on Pentagon's list of most-wanted Islamic State targets
Zoo official Wendy Smith says surviving cub is growing and mother Mei Xiang is taking good care of him; smaller cub of fraternal twins born last Saturday died Wednesday
Federal Reserve's vice chair says case for rate hike was 'pretty strong' prior to this week's wild swings in stock prices
Court overturns decision that blocked security agency program from collecting phone records
Investors, traders try to parse what has been happening - and attempt to guess future direction and strength of markets, and overall economy
Seventeen year-old Ali Shukri Amin pleads guilty in federal court to charges of using his Twitter account to send 'encouragement and advice' to Islamic State members
Obama takes part in webcast organized by two major Jewish organizations that have held similar events with Israeli PM Netanyahu, US Energy Secretary Moniz
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg praised the accomplishment in a posting on the social media site
Critics say these are the kind of levees that should have been built in the first place
The city’s recovery is the result of the people and culture the city is famous for, as well as newcomers and start-up industries
New Orleans is marking the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding of the low-elevation city. Studies have shown that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to build levees strong enough to withstand the surge of storm water. But, as VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from New Orleans, the new levees are much stronger
New Orleans has long been an international tourist attraction, but tourism was disrupted for many months after Hurricane Katrina struck 10 years ago. Tourism rebounded along with the city’s infrastructure and today, as VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from New Orleans, it is a major part of a thriving economy.
Nearly a decade has passed since the city of New Orleans and many of its suburbs were devastated by flooding resulting from the failure of levees to hold back Hurricane Katrina’s storm surge. Most of the infrastructure and housing has been restored, and trade, commerce and tourism are flourishing. But, as VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from New Orleans, Katrina changed the city’s population mix.
Largest-ever joint military drill follows days of increased tension between North and South Korea
Bush was president in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina broke through protective levies and flooded the city, killing 1,800 people and destroying 100,000 homes
Rice's visit comes ahead of President Xi's visit to Washington next month
Some DREAMers, who came to the US illegally as children and could be at risk of future deportation, say harsh criticism of immigrants is nothing new
Industry observers say the new product is likely to be a new iPhone model or a new version of the Apple TV set-top box