It sounds like fiction: a young American takes to the road in a motorcycle journey around the Arab world -- and ends up fighting alongside Libyan rebels to depose Moammar Gadhafi. It’s actually a true story, and the subject of an unusual documentary. VOA’s Carolyn Weaver has more.
Members of the U.S. Congress come from a variety of backgrounds. Lawyers, doctors and businessmen fill the halls of Congress. At least one will soon be a professor from Virginia. As VOA's Yang Chen reports, that's almost guaranteed.
Volunteer-run program collects surgical towels, gloves, other items normally recycled as waste
But Baghdad must be willing to arm tribes, US Joint Chiefs chairman says
Concerns about safety of using a midwife generally unfounded, experts say
A small but growing number of women in the U.S. are choosing to give birth using the services of a certified nurse-midwife rather than an obstetrician. The number of midwife-attended births -- at home, in birthing centers and in hospitals -- reached 8.6 percent of all births in 2012. VOA’s Julie Taboh reports on this trend.
White House commenting on case of a nurse in Maine, who is defying a mandatory 21-day quarantine after treating Ebola patients
The balance of power between Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate hinges on the outcome of the November 4 midterm elections. Each party is campaigning for votes in close races, including the midwestern state of Iowa. As VOA's Kane Farabaugh reports, the winner in Iowa could be decided by the party most successful in convincing their supporters to get out to vote.
Winner in Iowa race could be decided by the party most successful in convincing supporters to get out to vote
Commerce Department says third quarter growth was helped by exports, spending by consumers and government
US ambassador to UN Samantha Power says some nations have yet to shoulder their fair burden in the battle against the disease
Because the overloaded boat did not make landfall, those rescued will be returned to Cuba
Championship is third for Giants in past five years
Although their life based on hunting buffalo in the vast American plains came to an end in 1875, the Comanche Indians adapted to modern life and today are relatively prosperous and proud of their heritage. They mingle with people of other tribes and races every day, while trying to maintain cultural traditions and a language that underscore their identity. VOA’s Greg Flakus has more from Lawton, Oklahoma.
The U.S. Federal Reserve says it is ending its bond buying program this week but assured investors that short-term interest rates will remain near zero for some time. The announcement comes amid growing worries about the global economy and recent market volatility. VOA's Mil Arcega has more.
President says that as America continues to help stem outbreak at its source, it cannot expect to remain immune to cases of disease at home
Religious center in suburban Los Angeles is labor of love for one Thai immigrant, his family and community
A mosque in suburban Los Angeles that began as a center for Muslim immigrants from Thailand now serves Muslims of many backgrounds. As Mike O'Sullivan reports from Azusa, California, the thriving religious center is a labor of love for one Thai immigrant and his family.