FILE - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama should send Congress a new request for formal authorization to use military force against the Islamic State group.
US Senate is embroiled in debate over huge, 12-nation agreement; lawmakers grapple with myriad interests that could be affected by resulting international competition
Analysts raise questions about White House policy; Pentagon acknowledges equipment fell into enemy hands
The youngest mayor in Maryland's history was sworn in this week - and swears his first priority is to bring business back to the small town of Indian Head, Maryland. Nineteen-year-old Brandon Paulin replaced the 69-year-old mayor, promising the town’s 4,000 residents he would work to get the boarded-up storefronts open and running again. VOA’s Deborah Block has the story.
The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee held a hearing on policing strategies for the 21st century just one day after President Barack Obama issued an executive order to keep certain military-style equipment out of the hands of local police departments. The discussion Tuesday, however, was about what influence – if any – the federal government should exert over local police. Arash Arabasadi reports from Washington.
Conservative critics of US Export-Import Bank have called it a waste of taxpayers’ money and a needless intrusion into free market
US space agency’s new study indicates Larsen B shelf could break up in just a few years
A huge section of Antarctica’s ice shelf is rapidly thawing, according to a new study by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientists say the loss of ice from polar caps is slowly but steadily raising the level of the Earth’s oceans. VOA’s George Putic has details.
Waco police spokesman says fighting among gangs engaged in turf war for supremacy in state - chiefly rival Bandidos and Cossacks bikers - is 'most likely not' over
'Public trust in American policing has been shaken,' Executive Director of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission tells House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday
Defendants are accused of stealing computer source code and processes, design layouts and other documents from US technology companies
Such issues as countering IS militants, negotiating Iranian nuclear deal already are at the forefront of the debate among Republican presidential contenders
Washington weighing whether to use part of $8.8B to compensate people harmed by US sanctions in Iran, Cuba and Sudan
America’s front yard is getting a much-needed overhaul. Almost two kilometers of lawn stretch from the U.S. Capitol to the Washington Monument. But the expanse of grass known as the National Mall has taken a beating over the years. Now workers are in the middle of restoring the lush, green carpet that fronts some of Washington’s best-known sights. VOA’s Steve Baragona took a look.
New CPJ report says hostile actions include censorship, punitive lawsuits, physical assault, imprisonment, disappearance, and murder
Republican majority leader urges senators to 'keep the ball moving' as lawmakers have just a few days to act on three major bills
Launching first personal Twitter account after more than six years in office, President Barack Obama breaks new ground on social media
According to pilot's brother, family is frustrated with delay in recovering aviator's remains and returning them to the United States
Twitter Welcomes Obama
Federal government hopes to reverse America's declining honeybee populations by making more federal land bee-friendly, and considering the use of less pesticides