FILE - Forest Whitaker speaks on stage during the Peak Mind Foundation celebration held at Rancho Las Lomas, July 4, 2015 in Silverado, Calif.
The recent news of two women passing grueling U.S. Army ranger training for the first time definitely put the 'power' into women's empowerment. It's obvious on a local level, too, as a county police force near Washington, DC, is putting out the word they also want more women in uniform. VOA's June Soh has more in this report narrated by Amy Katz.
Police received a tip that Ric O'Barry might be driving under the influence of alcohol; He passed a breath test but was detained after he could not produce his passport
Kim Davis, elected court clerk in state's Rowan County, refuses licenses to two same-sex couples Tuesday; she could face fines or jail time for her actions
The U.S. State Department has released a new batch of about 7,000 pages of Hillary Clinton's official email messages sent from her private server while she was secretary of state. About 150 messages of those released Monday were retroactively upgraded to classified status. The leading Democratic presidential hopeful has been losing support as the controversy over her emails deepens. Zlatica Hoke reports.
Delegations from about 20 countries have gathered in Alaska for an environmental conference focusing on the effects of climate change on the sensitive Arctic region. The U.S. delegation, which includes President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry, is hosting a series of meetings with policy makers, scientists and non-governmental organizations to discuss ways to combat issues such as the impact of global warming on the Arctic. VOA State Department correspondent Pam Dockins has the story.
Department releases another 7,000 pages of Democratic presidential candidate's emails, sent and received when she was secretary of state
Move comes one day after mayor of Milwaukee proposes spending $880,000 to equip his city's entire force of 1,200 patrol officers with body cameras
Terry Lee Loewen, who worked at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, pleaded guilty attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction
A Virginia police department offers a week-long program called "Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement"
Officials say Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth was at a gas station Friday night when a gunman shot him in the back of the head
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says that northern wall on US-Canadian border is 'legitimate issue for us to look at'
Some lawmakers critical of president's decision to change name of North America's highest peak from McKinley to Denali
Federal appeals court will consider Monday whether California's death row is arbitrary and unfair system
'Those who want to deny the science are on their own. They are on their own shrinking island,' US president warns critics
The announcement came as Obama prepared to depart early Monday on a three-day visit to Alaska
Punitive measures could include asset freezes, blocking of financial transactions of those US deems involved in cyberattacks, The Washington Post reports, quoting administration officials
A big question mark remains on the list of U.S. presidential hopefuls – will Vice President Joe Biden enter the race on the Democratic side, joining former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders? VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, the answer could come any day now and put an end to weeks of speculation and intrigue in Washington and beyond.
With an extensive political resume, plain-spoken and long-winded, Vice President Joe Biden is no stranger to the campaign trail
The 33-year-old American, with the 2015 Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon trophies already on her crowded mantle, will be gunning to complete the first season's sweep of the slams since German Steffi Graf in 1988