Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to be the next attorney general, meets with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014.
Republicans are seeking to win the White House while trying to keep control of US Congress
Lisa Lambert, an executive with Intel Corp.'s venture-capital unit, responds to the gender-disparity debate by creating a new social organization
Boston, surrounding region grapple with as much as 3 feet of snow, coastal flooding; leaders in New York, spared most severe weather, criticized for being overly cautious
President Obama in his State of the Union address on January 20 urged Congress to approve 'fast track' authority for big trade agreements
Syria ranked lowest in annual report; more declines noted around the world
Winter Storm Juno, as it's being called, dumped as much as 60 centimeters (almost 2 feet) of snow on parts of the northeastern United States but failed to live up to its "historic" billing in New York City. Still, officials there are defending their decision to effectively shut the city down ahead of the storm. VOA's William Gallo reports.
In latest move, NASA is preparing Jan. 29 launch of first US satellite to observe Earth’s water cycle, and it will help scientists better predict extreme weather
Pedro and Margarito Flores get 14-year terms in exchange for cooperating in a case against Mexican drug cartel leaders
Moscow calls Monday's arrest of Evgeny Buryakov, who was indicted with two other Russians, damaging to bilateral relations
New Jersey's Robert Menendez will delay action on his bill until after March 24, an interim deadline in nuclear arms talks with Tehran
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.