FILE - A Syrian Kurdish sniper looks at the rubble in the Syrian city of Kobani.
U.S. President Barack Obama will formally unveil an ambitious plan to combat climate change by reducing carbon emissions from U.S. power plants. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, the initiative faces stiff opposition from coal-producing states and their representatives in Congress.
1,385-kilometer-long journey from Selma, Alabama, to US capital to highlight recent flare-up in racial tensions, organizers say
People gathered in streets, on rooftops in Manhattan to see image highlights that covered 33 floors of Empire State Building
Show of support comes during US top diplomat’s meeting with Egyptian officials; stop in Cairo part of trip aiming to address regional worries over nuclear pact with Tehran
Goal is for plants to reduce their carbon emissions by 32 percent below 2005 levels by year 2030
Researcher who put tracking collar on Cecil last year talks about his anger over the lion's killing
Obama, who has often been at odds with congressional Democrats, trying to win support for nuclear deal just weeks after a divisive debate over trade
Policy seems at odds with candidate's pledge to protect American jobs
David Ruhl, engine captain from South Dakota's Black Hills National Forest, was killed fighting a fast-moving blaze in Modoc National Forest, about 100 miles south of Oregon border
US Secretary of State, on five-nation tour, arrives in Cairo for talks about security issues and regional terrorism, including threat posed by Islamic State extremists
Mark Karpeles is taken into custody in Tokyo on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million, authorities say
Actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie says living conditions for displaced people in Myanmar are 'extremely serious'
White House threshold for response reached; nearly 150,000 have signed petition demanding US dentist who killed popular lion in Zimbabwe be extradited there for trial
But US Trade Representative Michael Froman says 12 nations involved have made significant progress and are more confident than ever deal is within reach
Special Olympics competitions will wrap up Saturday in Los Angeles, and the closing ceremony for athletes with intellectual disabilities will be held Sunday night. In a week of competition, athletes have shown what they can do through skill and determination. VOA's Mike O'Sullivan reports.
Games will wrap up Saturday, and closing ceremony is set for Sunday in Los Angeles
Negotiators say they will continue their intensive talks to reach a deal
Its diplomats stressed this week that Pyongyang is not interested in an Iran-type nuclear deal and won't negotiate away its nuclear weapons
Suburban Washington program wants to help individuals with special needs, who often have problems with obesity, anxiety, depression