FILE - In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, during his federal death penalty trial.
White House says it will launch Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network, a new program to aid in cutting health care costs
American student and her former boyfriend were convicted in brutal 2007 murder of Knox's British roommate Meredith Kercher
Afghan leader's visit to US, speech to Congress part of effort to mend bilateral relations strained by nearly 14 years of war
2016 presidential candidate says he's enrolling because it's required of members of Congress who aren't otherwise covered
But NASA says there's no evidence the nitrogen came from living things; meteorites may have been the source
President Barack Obama has announced he will slow the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and will keep just under 10,000 in the country through this year. That’s almost double the number of troops originally scheduled to remain there at year’s end. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
Leader says group will drop bid if voters show insufficient enthusiasm for bringing 2024 event to Massachusetts
At this year's South by Southwest music and film festival in Austin, Texas, a group of teenage musicians from a slum in Paraguay made music and touched hearts with instruments made of trash. Their story is told in a documentary film, Landfill Harmonic, which also played at the film festival and won an audience response award. VOA’s Greg Flakus has more in this report from Austin.
Former congressman promotes switch from paper, saying people will accept idea when they learn how cost-effective it is
Regulatory agency says it will award 'blanket' certification allowing companies exempt from US ban on commercial drones to begin using aircraft at altitudes of up to 200 feet
Inflation is still projected at below the 2 percent annual rate US central bank experts say is healthy for economy
Resolution is approved by vote of 348 to 48 with bipartisan support; State Department says officials are waiting to see whether February's cease-fire is implemented
President promises to maintain US troop strength of 9,800 in Afghanistan to advise Afghan forces as they brace for tough spring fighting season
Obama: we have briefed the U.S. Congress on developments as well as Israel and other partners around the world
U.S. and Afghan leaders are heralding a "new era of cooperation" following talks Monday at the historic presidential retreat at Camp David near Washington, DC. Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, met with the top U.S. diplomat and defense and treasury chiefs to discuss the path forward for Afghanistan. VOA's Mary Alice Salinas reports from the State Department.
Catch shares set a maximum amount of fish that can be caught in a region, then divide the allowed catch among fishermen
President Barack Obama has announced nearly a quarter-billion dollars in new pledges to support the study of science, technology, engineering and math, a group of fields jointly called STEM. At the White House Science Fair Monday, the president stressed the importance of private sector efforts to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue science studies. Zlatica Hoke reports.
Utah becomes only state to allow firing squads for executions, Republican governor says Utah is a capital punishment state, needs a backup execution method
Defense officials say it does not appear recently posted information was hacked from US government websites, and that most of it is publicly available