Suburban Washington library stocks kits that stoke youngsters’ imagination and interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and math
Chinese companies looking to expand and merge with US firms are expected to invest $20 billion to $30 billion in many sectors
There’s a growing trend in the United States to let old or underused golf courses revert back to nature. But as Erika Celeste reports from one parcel in Grafton, Ohio, converting 39 hectares of land back to green space is a lot more complicated than just not mowing the fairway.
After announcing first-ever drop in iPhone sales Tuesday, Apple Inc. sought to reassure investors by saying its latest and cheapest model was in strong demand
For years, American students have been encouraged to study STEM, short for science, technology, engineering and math. STEAM adds arts to the mix. VOA's June Soh reports that a public library in suburban Washington offers STEAMtivity, a program that encourages youngsters' creativity and critical thinking skills. Carol Pearson narrates.
The United States is the world's biggest natural gas producer and began expanding its forays into overseas markets earlier this year
Multiple polls on hypothetical November matchup between Trump and Clinton conducted in past month show Clinton winning by about 9 percentage points
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton scored major victories Tuesday in the latest round of U.S. presidential primaries. Trump won all five contests - in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Clinton won victories in four of the five states, but lost in Rhode Island to rival Bernie Sanders. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone has more from Washington.
The race for the Republican presidential nomination has exposed deep divisions in the Republican party. These divisions extend to Pennsylvania, where an unusual rule allows Republican Party delegates to choose whom they want at the party's nominating convention this summer -- a decision that could prove crucial if no candidate has won a majority of delegates. VOA’s Katherine Gypson has more from Pennsylvania's state capital.
Only 1 in 7 people globally live in countries where coverage of political news is robust, journalists' safety is guaranteed, there is minimal state intrusion in the media's affairs and the media are 'not subject to onerous legal or economic pressures'
A new report says freedom of the press declined worldwide last year to its lowest point in more than a decade. Washington-based Freedom House, which advocates freedom and democracy, says in a report issued Wednesday that only one person in seven lives in countries where journalists' safety is guaranteed and news media are not subject to state intrusion and pressures. Zlatica Hoke reports.
In 2013, Kerry established the State Department’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs as part of the Obama administration’s initiative to encourage interfaith cooperation
In all, prosecutors say, smuggling schemes involve 17 Cuban players secretly brought through Mexico to US; no players face charges
As many as 100,000 Cambodian refugees resettled in the US in the latter part of the 20th century, only to struggle with poverty, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and social isolation
Trump declared the race 'over' and called himself the presumptive nominee; He has 950 of the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination
US vice president meets visiting Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili at White House
Thousands in US and abroad are investing in shared arrays, fighting climate change and reaping benefits they couldn't afford or accomplish on their own
Troubled ex-Cleveland Browns quarterback to plead ‘not guilty’ of accosting ex-girlfriend in hotel in January, attorney says
Two baby bald eagles who hatched out of their shells last month, and into the hearts of millions of people who watched their arrival in real time via the Internet, now have names. VOA’s Julie Taboh reports on the announcement and looks at why the eagle family has become such a media sensation.