The Pentagon is introducing a new generation of U.S. military vehicles to replace Humvees, which have had a storied career in conflicts dating to the 1991 Persian Gulf War. But the iconic Humvees won't be mothballed: They’re being auctioned off to private buyers. VOA’s June Soh caught up with military vehicle enthusiasts who recently gathered in Washington for a transcontinental convoy. Amy Katz narrates.
Amigos de las Americas is celebrating its 50th anniversary, looking back on the many projects the private, nonprofit organization has promoted all over Latin America and parts of the Caribbean. As the Spanish name would imply, Amigos has fostered friendship as well. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports.
City officials, police in some communities are fighting back with education programs designed to steer young people away from a life of crime
US and Cuban leaders, at sidelines of General Assembly, discuss advances in restoring their nations' diplomatic ties
Murder rates have risen during the first half of the year in several US cities . Many of the homicide victims have been juveniles. Now city officials and police in some communities are fighting back. VOA's Chris Simkins reports from New Jersey's largest city on programs designed to steer young people away from a life of crime.
President gives progress report at UN, underscoring that the fight will be neither easy nor short, and will require even better ideas
Congressman Jason Chaffetz, an abortion opponent, accuses women's reproductive health service provider of wasting federal funding
Penalties imposed on 30 individuals and groups; move mainly aims to prevent IS from exploiting global financial system, says US official
Fellowships awarded by Chicago-based foundation for this year's 24 winners come with a stipend of $625,000 over five years
Bill would keep government operating until mid-December, putting off yet another Republican showdown with President Barack Obama over spending priorities
Both nations have agreed to investigate online malicious activity toward one another that take place within their respective borders
President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday used the world stage to offer up starkly contrasting views on the two long simmering areas of conflict – Syria and Ukraine. The two issues dominated the leaders’ talks on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly – the first such formal meeting in more than two years. VOA White House correspondent Aru Pande reports from the U.N. in New York.
Scientists at the U.S. space agency say that they have detected salty water streams appearing during summer on Mars. The finding supports the notion there may be life on the red planet. Zlatica Hoke has more
As certain world leaders began speaking at the opening of the United Nations General Assembly in New York Monday, protesters were just blocks away demonstrating against them. A one block pedestrian area near the United Nations building is the site of daily demonstrations against various governments. VOA's Carolyn Presutti takes us inside the protests.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says a “new chapter” has started in his country’s relations with the world. He used his address to the U.N. General Assembly Monday to press for expanded economic cooperation, once the Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is implemented. VOA State Department correspondent Pam Dockins has the story from the U.N.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) announces bid to be next Speaker of US House of Representatives
National Park Service has started detailed research to see how it can help the oldest living things on earth survive
Thousands demonstrate for or against various governments, a city block away from UN headquarters