Texas Rangers' Hanser Alberto runs onto the field after the final out of the baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015.
Governor Nikki Haley says as much as 61 centimeters of rain has fallen in some parts of the state on the southern US Atlantic coast
Assad's comments come as Russia intensified its airstrikes against the insurgents; Moscow says it carried out 20 missions against IS targets in the last 24 hours in Idlib province
Last week’s mass-shooting at an Oregon college that left 10 people dead has revived the politically-polarizing issue of gun violence in the United States and what, if anything, should be done about it.
Law enforcement official says a manifesto of several pages was recovered; contents not revealed
Legislation aimed at curbing America’s firearms mortality rate, the highest among developed nations, has been stymied for years
Democratic presidential candidate appears in sketch as bartender alongside comedian Kate McKinnon, who plays former US senator and secretary of state
Chairman of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee says voters, public want Republicans to fight and current House leaders don't deserve automatic promotion
Major flooding strikes South Carolina, with people being rescued from deep water in Columbia, while cars are stranded and immersed in water almost up to roof in Charleston
Medical aid group, Doctors Without Borders, raises death toll in aerial bombardment to 22, says no one on staff reported any firing from inside hospital prior to US bombing
Officials have yet to work out final details of complex deal that could cover about 40 percent of the global economy
Christopher Harper Mercer, 26, died after killing nine people and wounding nine others at a community college in Roseburg
Ring seen 120 miles northeast of Crooked Island, 70 miles northeast of El Faro's last known position before it lost contact amid fury of Hurricane Joaquin
President Barack Obama has called for Russia to stop airstrikes in Syria — airstrikes that coalition nations said in a statement Friday would “only fuel more extremism.” Obama says the strikes are not part of the fight against Islamic State, but instead are part of a coordinated attack on the Syrian people. VOA's Carla Babb reports.
U.S. adding only 142,000 jobs in September, well below the 200,000-plus that many analysts were expecting. Job growth was also revised lower in July and August, surprising many economists who say the weak numbers don’t seem to match the underlying strength in the U.S. economy. VOA's Mil Arcega reports.
Twenty-five-thousand residents of Los Angeles are homeless, and local officials have declared a homelessness "state of emergency." They also have pledged $100 million for solutions. VOA's Mike O'Sullivan reports that those who help the homeless say remedies must include more affordable housing, job training, counseling and long-term help.
They're good tools for making announcements and letting those near and far know 'what life is really like' in a community
Asians are projected to be the largest immigrant group in the U.S. by 2055, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. A growing number of police departments and city officials are trying to reach them through Chinese social media. VOA's Elizabeth Lee reports.
Obama says he'll sign no more 'shortsighted' measures that cover brief periods and leave unresolved disputes over major issues