Concept of ‘Free Legal Help’ Gains Ground in US
With costs unaffordable for many, increasing numbers of law firms, lawyers offer ‘pro bono’ services to the needy
President says US attorney general will travel to Ferguson on Wed. to get an update on federal probe into the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager
US General Philip Breedlove says NATO would respond militarily to a Crimea-type incursion on the territory of any member state
AP reports president is to return to Washington late Sunday, meet with Vice President Joe Biden, other advisers
Authorities say one person was shot and critically wounded and seven people arrested early Sunday morning as police used smoke and tear gas to enforce a curfew in the U.S. town of Ferguson, Missouri.
Civil rights leader Al Sharpton calls incident 'defining moment,' administration orders federal autopsy as protests continue
Some say the crisis of trust between law enforcement, US citizens is nothing new
President says paying for higher education is 'constant struggle' for too many families and he wants to reverse that with new initiatives
Electric propulsion crafts gradually accelerate toward destination, gaining momentum the longer they travel
Job market keeps growing as more businesses relocate to state, attracted by promise of profits -- though not without challenges
The state of North Dakota has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, thanks to a glut of jobs created by the oil boom in the western part of the state, which rests on one of the largest shale oil deposits in the country. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports from Williston, North Dakota, the job market keeps growing as more businesses relocate to North Dakota, attracted by the promise of profits -- but not without challenges.
Grand jury in state capital, Austin, charges Perry with two felony counts: abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public official
US government programs equip state and local law enforcement with surplus military equipment worth billions of dollars
European Union Foreign Ministers have approved sending arms to Kurdish Peshmerga forces who are battling extremist Islamic State militants in northern Iraq. The United States says its air strikes against Islamic State positions have relieved the humanitarian emergency facing ethnic minorities sheltering on Sinjar mountain. As Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA, however, the West is determined not to get sucked in to another conflict in Iraq.
Police Shoot, Kill Unarmed African-American Teen
Thousands of people have been holding protest rallies across the United States in remembrance of an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by a police officer in the state of Missouri on August 9. After four nights of demonstrations, the community of Ferguson, where the shooting occurred, is peaceful. VOA’s Chris Simkins reports racial tensions in the town still remain high, however, as new details are released about the investigation.
Opposition to outright amnesty grows, along with support for stronger border security, according to latest public opinion polls
Concern over illegal immigration in the United States has spiked in public opinion polls since the surge of migrant children from Central America trying to the cross the border began earlier this year. VOA’s Brian Padden reports that while a majority of Americans still support some form of legalization program for undocumented immigrants already in the country, opposition to outright amnesty is growing -- along with support for stronger border security.
Data will be kept on servers provided by China Telecom Corp Ltd, the country's third-largest wireless carrier, Apple said in a statement Friday