Pallets of supplies wait to be loaded to a 747 aircraft, New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, Sept. 20, 2014.
Same-sex marriage is now legal in more than 30 US states
The Comanche (Indian nation) once were called the “Lords of the Plains,” with an empire that included half the land area of current day Texas, large parts of Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas and Colorado.The fierceness and battle prowess of these warriors on horseback delayed the settlement of most of West Texas for four decades. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Lawton, Oklahoma, that while their warrior days are over, the 15,000 members of the Comanche Nation remain a proud people.
Nina Pham contracted the disease after caring for Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, who is the first person to die of Ebola in the United States
Former top aide to two vice presidents will coordinate US efforts to contain the virus
Hunter Biden, a junior officer who carried the rank of ensign, is a former lobbyist who also works at a private equity company
HRW says 80 percent of Hondurans who arrived between 2011 and 2012 were placed in summary removal proceedings, with only 1.9 percent flagged as possible asylum seekers
Kurdish forces defending northern Syrian border city are working increasingly with US-led coalition to push back ultra-radical group
Omar Gonzalez allegedly breached secure grounds of White House
Obama authorizes Pentagon to order military reserve units to active duty to help forces in West Africa.
Problems with 1990s-era Air Force fleet that ferry America's top officials aren't new
A mystic tradition has been kept in a relatively little known park in Washington for decades. Every Sunday afternoon, except during the cold winter months, drummers have been bringing vibrant rhythms there for half a century. Hundreds of people surround the beat of the drums and many dance to the sounds. As VOA’s June Soh learned, the Sunday Drum Circle reflects a storied history of drumming in the African-American community. She takes us to Meridian Hill Park in the nation’s capital.
Asians are the fastest-growing minority group in the United States, and political scientists say they are starting to have an impact on U.S. politics, VOA's Elizabeth Lee reports.
Russian court finds them guilty of 'violating the visa regime'
Politicians from both major US parties are reaching out to Asian Americans to try to get their support in November elections, but persuading them to vote has its own challenges
Should governments have the right to search the contents of someone's mobile phone?
More than 4,000 undocumented children were sent to Florida in first eight months of this year, putting a strain on immigration court
Winners will take their seats on 15-nation council January 1, replacing outgoing members
The huge number of cases of undocumented children who entered the U.S. illegally is straining immigration courts around the country, especially in Miami, Florida, which has 13,000 cases pending. The Obama administration has ordered that children’s cases be pushed through first, before those of undocumented adults. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti gives us a rare look at the inner workings of federal immigration court.
Some analysts say Turkey would rather see Kobani fall than see rise of independent Kurdish region in northern Syria that could push PKK to ask for power-sharing deal