The Obama administration is working hard to make new trade deals, such as the Trans Pacific Partnership with 11 Pacific nations. But getting those deals signed by trading partners and approved in Congress will mean resolving many differences, including one over how nations manage their currencies. VOA's Jim Randle reports.
Standoff over Homeland Security funding exposes philosophical, tactical problems within party
The killings of three Muslim students in North Carolina early last month came as Muslims across the United States have felt under siege, partly as a result of terrorist attacks being committed internationally in the name of their faith. But Muslims have long thrived in university cities in this part of the American South. VOA's Jerome Socolovsky reports.
Since the 1950’s, the U.S. beer industry has been dominated by a handful of huge breweries. But in recent years, the rapid rise of small craft breweries has changed the American market and, arguably, the way people drink beer. VOA’s Jeff Custer reports.
Lippert, treated for gash on his face, damage to tendons and nerves in his arm, later tweets he and his family are deeply moved by outpouring of support
Defense Undersecretary says he plans to add cybersecurity to next phase of 'better buying power' initiative; and be included in guidelines for buying weapons
Thousands of people will gather to mark the 50th anniversary of a historic civil rights march on March 7th in Selma, Alabama. In 1965, dozens of people were seriously injured during the event known as “Bloody Sunday,” after police attacked African-American demonstrators demanding voting rights. VOA’s Chris Simkins introduces us to some civil rights pioneers who are still fighting for voting rights in Alabama more than 50 years later.
Announcement comes day after US Justice Department announced it would not bring civil rights charges against officer Darren Wilson
Thousands of flights canceled, hundreds of drivers stranded and schools closed as snowstorm slammed large swath of states from Texas to New England
Latest in the trend was a 17-year-old Woodbridge, Virginia boy, believed to have used online contacts to arrange travel for a man to go to Syria to join Islamic State, who is now in custody
A new report by Freedom House and the Atlantic Council of the United States says the human rights situation in Crimea has deteriorated since the peninsula was annexed by Russia in March of last year. The report says the new authorities in Crimea are discriminating against minorities, suppressing freedom of expression, and forcing residents to assume Russian citizenship or leave. Zlatica Hoke has more.
Foul winter weather may have fueled furloughs for 7,000 more who sought unemployment aid
By ending century-old display of Asian elephants, Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey bow to growing public concern about how giant animals are treated
Losing your luggage at the airport can be a hassle. Most U.S. flyers get them back eventually. But what happens to the bags that are never reclaimed? Some of them, and all the contents inside, end up at a store in the southern U.S. state of Alabama. In this story narrated by Adrianna Zhang. She and Enming Liu report that bargain hunters scoop these items up for rock-bottom prices.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says efforts by states to combat terrorism are resulting in large scale rights violations against the very citizens they claim to defend
March 7th will mark the 50th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday' a historic civil rights march in Selma, Alabama; some civil rights pioneers recall the struggles then and now
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyer admitted the 21-year-old was involved in the deadly 2013 attack in her opening statement to the jury
Kerry tells Gulf state allies that any nuclear agreement would include US commitment to combating Tehran's destabilizing actions in Middle East and beyond
Clinton is under fire for using her personal email address to conduct official business during her tenure as America's top diplomat