President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Willie Mays during a ceremony Nov. 24, 2015, in the East Room of the White House.
Transportation Secretary pushes to be ‘vigilant on the safety front’ without being ‘skittish about innovations’
As companies work to expand data-scrambling capabilities to shield information from prying eyes, police look for ways around it
Authorities appeal for calm after release of video showing officer continuing to shoot teen after he falls to ground
City in Iraq's north sustained heavy destruction during both the Islamic State's original attack and the battle for its liberation
Kurdish forces backed by US air strikes liberated the city of Sinjar in Iraq from the Islamic State terrorist group earlier this month, and now are looking for help with reconstruction in the region. And the Yazidi population — a religious minority in Iraq's Kurdish region — is upset that nearly 3,000 Yazidi women and children kidnapped by the IS militants are still in captivity. VOA’s Kawa Omar reports, and Bronwyn Benito narrates his report.
President welcomed his French counterpart to the White House for talks on how best to fight Islamic State militants in the wake of the deadly jihadist attacks on Paris.
Distinction of being a national master belongs to less than 2 percent of US Chess Federation members and it's a rarity among children
Abid Naseer was convicted earlier this year of providing support to al-Qaida, conspiring to provide material support to al-Qaida and conspiring to use destructive device
Nielsen Music says Adele will almost certainly break one-week record for album sales, set by 'NSYNC in 2000 with 2.4 million for "No Strings Attached"
Border agents, some residents say they are concerned about Ottawa's plan to bring in 25,000 Syrians by year-end, even though the government there insists its screening will be thorough
France is intensifying its attacks on Islamic State targets in Syria in the aftermath of the deadly Paris attacks that killed at least 130 people
In the past week, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia and Macedonia have all announced new restrictions on who can pass through their countries
The 2015 Capitol Christmas tree, also known as the People’s Tree, arrived last Friday, marking the beginning of the holiday season on Capitol Hill. VOA’s Yang Chen and Adrianna Zhang have more.
Gains for Republican presidential candidate, 44, coming from voters over age of 50, and most from those older than 65, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling
Number of priests in Africa climbs as number in US plummets, leading Church to bring in clergy from countries such as Kenya
It is the first such honor for a once ubiquitous, now fast-disappearing feature of the American landscape
No specific, credible terrorist threat to US, but law enforcement on high alert ahead of Thanksgiving, Black Friday
Department's deputy secretary says US governors opposed to accepting Syrians are basing decisions on unfounded fears
American leader says, 'murderous ideology' of terror group 'must be destroyed'; French president calls for 'implacable joint response' with US