Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J. addresses fellow members of the Senate Banking Committee in Washington, Jan. 27, 2015.
FAA regulates US airspace, limits flights of drones operated by hobbyists; modern drones can be pre-programmed to fly automatically along so-called 'way points'
The U.S. space agency, NASA, is wrapping up its busiest 12-month period in more than a decade, with three missions launched in 2014 and two this month, one in early January and the fifth scheduled for January 29. As VOA’s Rosanne Skirble reports, the instruments being lifted into orbit are focused on Earth’s vital life support systems and how they are responding to a warmer planet.
'This is nothing like we feared it would be,' New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says; he had warned storm could be one of worst in city history
US president cuts short trip to India to pay respects to late King Abdullah's family, discuss Middle East issues with newly enthroned King Salman
On Monday, President Obama pledged $4 billion in American investments and loans to India but said trade between the world's two largest democracies is still marked by 'so much untapped potential'
Republicans now in control of Congress seek to eliminate deficits within 10 years with cuts to social safety net programs
Castro said his long-standing hostility to the US did not mean 'rejection of a peaceful solution'
The United States is echoing concerns from Western allies about Russia’s continued interference in eastern Ukraine. U.S. military officials say Moscow’s support for separatists is “troubling,” as is the presence of what they call “a strong Russian force postured along the Ukrainian-Russian border.” VOA’s Jeff Seldin reports from the Pentagon.
Vaccine Alliance's quest for more funds to extend its early childhood vaccine program in developing countries comes as some US parents reject vaccinations
As oil prices have fallen over the past several months, drilling operations have slowed in some parts of the United States - including Texas, the state that surpasses all others in energy production. The Lone Star State’s energy output has been boosted in recent years by development of resources trapped deep below ground in the Eagle Ford shale deposit, which stretches across south central Texas. As VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Karnes City, Texas, the drop in oil prices has created concerns,
Attorney General Eric Holder says federal agents break up alleged ring where three suspects tried to recruit US residents.
U.S. President Barack Obama says the United States and India must do better to capitalize on untapped potential in their economic relationship - by removing some of the roadblocks to greater trade and investment. As VOA correspondent Aru Pande reports from New Delhi, Obama spoke after participating in India’s Republic Day celebration.
Reports say the U.S. has carried out a drone strike on suspected militants in Yemen, the first after President Barack Obama offered reassurances the U.S. is continuing its counterterrorism operations in the country. The future of those operations has been in question following the collapse last week of Yemen’s government. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
During three-day visit to Afghanistan, US Homeland Security Adviser to President Obama, Lisa Monaco, also discussed ways to optimize efforts
Event by conservative industrialist Koch brothers draws Senators Marco Rubio from Florida, Rand Paul from Kentucky and Ted Cruz from Texas
Pop star's selection to headline US football championship's halftime show extends NFL's trend of selecting artists who appeal to younger viewers
Individual acting Oscars appear to be sewn up: SAG awards went to artists who won Golden Globes: Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne, Patricia Arquette, J.K. Simmons
Results are contrary to several previous studies that found link between social media use and negative conditions, such as depression