White House press secretary Jay Carney gestures as he speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, April 15, 2014.
Leaders of Onondaga Indian Nation meet in Washington to petition Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, saying US courts have violated their group's rights by refusing to hear its claim to 2.5 million acres in New York state
Americans last week dealt with another seemingly unprovoked school attack, theater-goers explore emotion surrounding such events in 'The Library'
President urges counterpart Vladimir Putin to 'use his influence' with armed, pro-Russian groups to convince them to depart buildings they have seized
Biden spoke at a memorial service for the victims of the attack
Iran's mission to the UN said that the refusal has 'negative implications' diplomatically and creates a dangerous precedent
Frazier Glenn Cross was known by law enforcement and human rights groups as a former senior member of the Ku Klux Klan movement
Prosecutors are sifting through the evidence in the wake of Sunday’s shootings in a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri that left three people dead. A suspect in the shootings taken into custody is a white supremacist. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, he was well-known to law enforcement agencies and human rights groups alike.
Fiber artisan Jackie Abrams' work will be on display at the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington
The Pulitzer is the most prestigious award in American journalism
Washington’s iconic cherry trees were originally a gift to thank the United States for recognizing Japan as a member of the international community. More than 100 years after their arrival, the trees are a symbol of the relationship between the two countries, the brevity of life, and the beauty of nature. VOA’s David Byrd spoke with U.S Park Ranger Brad Berger about the trees, what they represent, and what they have come to symbolize for millions of visitors to Washington each year.
Hundreds of people gathered in more than 100 cities around the world this month to celebrate International Pillow Fight Day. For the eight year in a row, participants turned seemingly-normal public spaces into urban playgrounds, battling each other with soft and fluffy weapons and creating spectacles for those around them. In Washington D.C., a group of young professionals known as Capitol Improv used Facebook to organize a mass pillow fight on the National Mall.
Officials now intensely working on a response to calm tensions across the region, even as President Barack Obama spoke again with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, about the crisis
The intensifying violence in eastern Ukraine -- and fears of increased Russian involvement -- have gripped the attention of both the United States and Europe. Officials are now intensely working on a response to calm tensions across the region, even as President Barack Obama spoke again with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, about the crisis. VOA's Jeff Seldin reports from the Pentagon.
Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, also known as Abu Hamza al-Masri, extradited to US in 2012
Army Private Bradley Manning, now known as Chelsea Manning, convicted in July of 20 crimes, but acquitted of most serious charge, aiding the enemy
A prestigious craft show in the U.S. capital offers one-of-a-kind creations by more than 120 artists working in a variety of media. As VOA’s Julie Taboh reports from Washington, one artist lucky enough to be selected says sharing her skills with women overseas is just as significant.
For eighth year in a row, participants in 100 cities around the world battle each other with soft, fluffy weapons and create a spectacle for those around them
USA Swimming announced Phelps, who retired from the sport after taking six medals at the 2012 London Olympics, will make his competitive comeback next week
Frazier Glenn Cross, longtime white supremacist and Ku Klux Klan member, under arrest in connection with shootings that killed 3 on Sunday