FILE - A worker and his daughter make their way home on a bike in Havana, Cuba, Dec. 19, 2013.
Investors watch Federal Reserve statements with great care for hints about how soon and how much rates will go up
Beverage experts say drinks flavored with bitters and laced with vinegar are catching on beyond trendy bars and lounges
US Treasury put Netherlands-based Staroil B.V. as well as two Swiss-based firms, Rixo International Trading Ltd and Bluemarine SA, on list of sanctioned entities
President says 'Isolation has not worked. It's time for a new approach,' as US moves to ease five-decade-old trade embargo
Three unarmed black men and boys killed at the hands of US police. Their deaths with no legal repercussions as yet sparked protests across the country. Americans are asking hard questions about justice and law enforcement: Are some police officers guilty of racial bias and using excessive force? If so, what solutions are necessary to provide equal justice for all? VOA brought together some of the nation’s top experts on Policing, Criminal Justice and Community Action for Talk to America.
It is not clear how investigators made the determination or how the White House will respond
Obama said that the bill includes provisions he does not like, but that there are other parts that ensure progress on important issues
Thirteen players affected so far, but one expert says wave of illness has about run its course
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Washington are under consideration as sites; USOC to choose in January
Secretary of State John Kerry calls killings an act of terror that 'shakes all people of conscience'
Jury decides company did not act improperly when software update restricted music purchases
Measure also authorizes president to provide $350 million in military aid to Ukraine
Girls are being mentored by former students
Halima Adenegan returned to her alma mater, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, in 2012 - four years after she graduated - to start a mentoring program for girls there. She called it Imara Roose; Imara is Swahili for strong, and Roose is a play on the school’s name. The mentors are female college students who volunteer as big sisters and role models. Faiza Elmasry has more.
Bradley William Stone was suspected of killing six family members, including ex-wife and former mother-in-law
Self-defense courses are important, but experts say what's most needed is shift in societal attitudes toward perpetrators
Currency exchanges update rates hourly as people scramble to protect savings
Former Florida governor, son of one US president and brother of another, says he discussed possible White House bid with his family last month
Crediting sanctions, US secretary of state says drop in ruble's value, decline in oil prices also have added pressure on Moscow