A general view shows a damaged school that was targeted on Monday by what activists said were U.S.-led air strikes, at Ain al-Arous town in Raqqa governorate, October 1, 2014.
The CDC said at least 500 people in 42 states and the District of Columbia have been sickened by the EV-68 virus
Operations at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant were suspended in February after an accident released high levels of radiation and contaminated 22 workers
Jill Tahmooressi said son Andrew, 26, has been threatened by prison guards with rape, torture and execution since his arrest in March
Surveys show many Americans are afraid the Ebola virus might spread inside the US
Waivers shield six countries from being fully subjected to penalties under the Child Soldiers Prevention Act, which requires the US to cut off some forms of military assistance
News that a Texas man was diagnosed with Ebola after returning home from a visit to Liberia has raised new concerns about the spread of the disease. For health workers the stakes are particularly high - more than 120 have died in West Africa since the Ebola outbreak began early this year. In the United States, public health experts are working to reassure the public, and medical workers, that the virus does not endanger communities here. VOA's Carol Pearson has more.
President Barack Obama has waived restrictions against providing military aid to six countries cited this year for using child soldiers. The countries, mostly in Africa, were among nine listed by the State Department in a June report on human trafficking. The waivers shield six countries from being fully subjected to penalties under the Child Soldiers Prevention Act. As VOA State Department correspondent Pam Dockins reports, there is concern that the waivers send out the wrong message.
California is undergoing its third year of severe drought, and the water shortage is affecting farms, cities, and small communities. As Mike O'Sullivan reports from East Porterville, California, the drought has left hundreds of households in the state's Central Valley without water.
With November midterm elections looming, for nine in 10 Americans economy is ‘extremely or very important issue’
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a visit to the White House Wednesday and urged President Barack Obama to stand firm against Iran’s nuclear ambitions, while Obama called for a sustainable peace between Israel and the Palestinians. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
Mohamed Osman Mohamud was found guilty of plotting to bomb a Christmas-tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon, nearly four years ago
Across the country, more and more lawyers are turning their backs on their legal careers to become entrepreneurs
A large number of lawyers in the U.S. are turning their backs on their legal careers to start a business in another field. VOA’s Julie Taboh profiles a Washington-area lawyer who left his job to venture into a very different but more satisfying career.
Peter McGraw takes his research out of classroom, around the globe - and onto the stage as a stand-up comedian to determine what makes something funny
Once small vocational school now has four campuses, with 300 of its students coming from 48 other countries
Drought has left hundreds of households in state's usually fertile Central Valley without water
In 1946, when the American military returned from the World War II, a small vocational culinary institution was established for veterans in the northeastern United States. Today, it is called the Culinary Institute of America - with three campuses in the United States and one in Singapore. More than 12 percent of the student body is from outside the United States. VOA’s Bernard Shusman reports from its main campus in Hyde Park, New York.