FILE - House Financial Services Committee member Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., listens to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testify before the committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 1, 2009.
Evacuations come after heavy gunfire between warring militias and the threat of a massive inferno burning near the airport in Libya's capital
US first lady says women-run businesses will play a crucial role in growing Africa's economy
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama urged some of Africa's best and brightest to advocate for women's rights in their home countries. As VOA's Pam Dockins explains, Obama spoke to some 500 participants of the Young African Leaders Initiative, a six-week U.S.-based training and development program.
This will mark the second time in 13 years Argentina has defaulted on its debt
Thursday is the World Trade Organization's deadline for adopting new regulations
Republicans say president violated Constitution in 2013 by changing his health care reform law without approval from Congress
Officials grapple with ways to deal with problem, provide shelter for thousands of minors among illegal border crossers
The U.S. economy grew at rapid pace from April to June, rebounding at an annualized pace of four percent after a dismal winter that saw the nation’s gross domestic output shrink more than two percent. An upbeat President Obama says that’s no surprise. But others are taking a wait and see approach. VOA's Mil Arcega has more.
Immigrants from Central America continue to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in south Texas, seeking asylum in the United States, as officials grapple with ways to deal with the problem and provide shelter for thousands of minors among the illegal border crossers. As VOA's Greg Flakus reports from Houston, the issue is complicated by internal U.S. politics and U.S. relations with the troubled nations that immigrants are fleeing.
Runners disappeared after competing in track meet in state of Oregon; not clear whether they are seeking asylum
Legal school segregation ended in the US 60 years ago, but research project finds it still occurs based on income and race
Changes, still to be approved by Senate, primarily aim to improve scandal-ridden system charged with providing medical care for former US service personnel
Even though legal school segregation ended in the United States 60 years ago, one study finds segregation still occurs in the U.S. based on income and race. The University of California Los Angeles Civil Rights Project finds that students in California are more segregated by race than ever before, especially Latinos. Elizabeth Lee reports for VOA from Los Angeles.
Researchers remain determined to find way of suppressing HIV, finding eventual cure for global epidemic
A baby in the United States who was seemingly cured of HIV - after receiving powerful drugs at birth four years ago - recently tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS. But as VOA's Chris Simkins reports - despite the latest setback, U.S. researchers are redoubling efforts to put the virus into remission at birth.
African business leaders visiting key US energy and transportation facilities, seeking ideas and contacts to solve problems and speed economic development
Foreign Ministry calls new measures targeting Russian energy, defense, technology and finance sectors ‘destructive and short-sighted’
Business leaders from African nations are visiting key U.S. energy and transportation facilities, seeking ideas and contacts to solve problems that slow economic development. It is an effort to boost U.S. investment in Africa and increase economic growth and employment on both sides of the Atlantic. Trade and investment issues are an important part of a summit between President Barack Obama and many African leaders that will take place early in August in Washington. VOA’s Jim Randle reports.
Legislation would authorize funds to house, process tens of thousands of undocumented Central American minors arriving at southern border, but faces many hurdles