Housing prices around the San Francisco Bay area are out of reach for many people, so some young entrepreneurs, artists and tech industry workers are creating their own houses using converted shipping containers. But as VOA's Mike O’Sullivan reports from Oakland, the effort requires ingenuity and dealing with restrictive local laws.
U.S. stocks rebounded briefly Tuesday following a chaotic day in stock markets around the world. Analysts say worries that China’s economy may be in bigger trouble than first thought led to the recent rout in global stocks. But by Tuesday, bargain-hunting investors were back, and China’s central bank introduced additional steps to boost its weakening economy. VOA's Mil Arcega reports.
Republican candidate came to VFW post to talk about veterans' affairs but two words hung over the town hall event in Denver suburb Tuesday: anchor babies
Venezuela's recent moves to stop Colombian migrants are drawing comparisons to US presidential candidate's mass deportation and border wall proposals
Spokesman says logistics have been worked out and Turks' integration into airstrikes could begin within a few days
Guidelines limit situations under which law enforcement can consider race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation during routine interactions with public
West Rail project, first new rail link in more than a century, is part of plans to update infrastructure carrying nearly $600B a year in trade
The United States has the highest civilian firearm ownership rate in the world, and a recent study ranked it in the top tier of countries in public mass shooters per capita. In fact, in the first 204 days of this year, there were 204 mass shootings in the United States -- attacks in which four or more people were killed or injured.
Developer wanted to make a gun that wouldn't work in hands of a killer as recent study ranks US in top tier of countries of public mass shooters per capita
The US is seeking to reassure regional allies that the presence of American military forces will be sustained amid concerns regarding China's maritime expansion
Obama told a fundraiser in Las Vegas that 'too often, our political debates are not about what's best for the country but what's best for the next election'
Nearly 29,000 firefighters are working to extinguish large fires across the drought-and-heat-stricken West
Fire managers from New Zealand, Australia arrived Monday to contribute to ground campaign led by firefighters from across the West and augmented by US soldiers
Wildfires have been raging in the western states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and California forcing thousands of residents from their homes. Officials are hoping to contain the flames before they reach industrial sites and produce toxic fumes. Three firefighters have died in the effort. Zlatica Hoke reports.
Municipal judge assigned to oversee judicial reforms in racially tense St. Louis suburb orders mass withdrawal of arrest warrants
VP met privately for lunch with the president Monday as Washington speculation mounts he could enter contest for 2016 Democratic Party nomination
James Holmes to be sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing 12 people, wounding 70 in shooting near Denver in 2012
President announces new executive actions, other efforts aimed at making it easier for homeowners and businesses to invest in green energy improvements
Giant panda Mei Xiang's newborn cubs reportedly doing pretty well; vets keeping close eye Monday, given their fragile state just days after birth