A billboard announcing the $600 million dollar prize in the Power Ball lottery, May 18, 2013.
President reportedly decreases his request for funding war in by 10 percent for 2014 fiscal year
Victims of sexual battery, harassment and stalking mostly female but gay men also have reported assaults
Top U.S. military officials have vowed to root out sexual abuse, a persistent problem in all branches of the armed forces. The victims of sexual battery, harassment and stalking are mostly female members of the military, but gay men and others also have reported assaults. In some cases, the perpetrators turned out to be officers tasked with preventing abuse. Zlatica Hoke reports.
Once a year, an event called Big Sunday Weekend mobilizes volunteers to help at different organizations and schools. One of the places volunteers visited this year is the Program for Torture Victims, a torture treatment center in Los Angeles. The center helps survivors heal and also provides testimony to help them gain asylum in the United States. From 2010 to 2012, the Program for Torture Victims worked with close to 700 survivors from more than 65 countries. Elizabeth Lee has details from Los Angeles.
Result means that there will be no Triple Crown winner this year
Prosecutors say the two charged Indian citizens up to $60,000 for providing them passage into the United States
In weekly address, US president says he wants to help average Americans make economic gains, ‘reignite the engine’ of growth
Burma's President Thein Sein holds talks on Monday with President Obama at the White House. As VOA senior White House correspondent Dan Robinson reports, the discussions will focus on progress in reforms, barriers toward greater democratization and next steps in the changing U.S. - Burma relationship.
Discussions with Thein Sein will focus on ways to forge greater democratization and next steps in the changing U.S. - Burma relationship
Tea Party-affiliated activists in the Midwestern United States say they are outraged, but not surprised, by revelations that the tax-collecting arm of the U.S. government has been unfairly scrutinizing applications by conservative groups for tax-exempt status. The scandal forced the acting head of the Internal Revenue Service [IRS] to step down this week, and is prompting Congressional investigations. VOA’s Kane Farabaugh has more on the reaction, from Peoria, Illinois.
Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, says missiles will embolden Assad and prolong suffering in Syria
Center helps torture survivors heal, provides testimony to help them gain asylum in US
Lottery ticket drawing Saturday could be one of the biggest in US history
Scandal forced acting head of IRS to step down this week, and is prompting Congressional investigations
Republican lawmakers hammered the outgoing Internal Revenue Service Commissioner, Steven Miller, Friday, over a report that IRS staff members had targeted conservative "Tea Party" groups for extra scrutiny and delayed their applications for tax exempt status. Miller, who resigned this week, admitted mistakes were made. But he said he does not believe the staff members were motivated by political partisanship.
Iranians had been competing in US for first time in a decade
AP case is latest skirmish in a long-running battle between journalism and national security
Miller says he could not name names, but he did apologize amid sharp questioning
Tea Party leaders say IRS scandal confirms their worst fears about federal government