FILE - Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore speaks at a Republican Leadership Summit in Nashua, N.H., April 17, 2015.
Surgeons operate for 10 hours at Philadelphia hospital on Zion Harvey, 8, who lost his hands and feet to an infection
Congressman Mark Meadows files a motion to vacate the chair — procedure last put into play more than 100 years ago
White University of Cincinnati officer indicted on murder charge in shooting of an unarmed black motorist near the campus in the midwestern state of Ohio
Central bank officials wrap two-day policy meeting saying US continues to expand at moderate pace despite energy sector slowdown, economic issues in other countries
One former Scout leader thinks organization will move past political, social debate, get back to its primary focus of turning boys into good citizens
Ottawa, Illinois, is the hometown of W.D. Boyce, who founded the Boy Scouts of America in 1910. In Ottawa, where Scouting remains an important part of the legacy of the community, the end of the organization's ban on openly gay adult leaders was seen as inevitable. VOA's Kane Farabaugh reports.
Twitter, as usual, was epicenter for anger directed at Palmer, with some questioning his manhood, calling for him to be released into the wild
President Obama this week completed a historic trip to Africa. Kenya, the birthplace of his father, was an especially significant stop for Obama, who is dedicating the remaining year and a half of his presidency to establishing a legacy that observers say is still too premature to define. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.
FBI says Arafat Nagi, 42, of Lackawanna, New York, bought military equipment, traveled to Turkey twice to meet with members of Islamic State
GM says it is confident of building profitable business in India despite market that is dominated by Japanese and Korean automakers
Many analysts wonder what space Barack Obama will occupy in pantheon of 43 presidents — and that will depend on more than his foreign policy legacy
Chairman of Senate Armed Services Committee vents frustration at top administration officials over Congress’ inability to review agreements between Tehran, International Atomic Energy Agency
The Boy Scouts of America has lifted its ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees, but local Boy Scout units chartered by religious organizations still will be permitted to exclude gay adults from serving as unit leaders, scoutmasters or camp counselors. About two-thirds of the 100,000-plus Boy Scout units nationwide are linked to religious institutions. The rest are chartered to civic groups and educational organizations. Zlatica Hoke reports.
While President Barack Obama’s visit to Ethiopia focused on the key issues of security and development, the country is perhaps best known for famine and poverty and has tried hard to shed that past. Obama said a U.S. development project, Feed the Future, is trying to help Ethiopia do that. VOA's Anita Powell reports.
Head of UN Children’s Fund says inclusion will lead to healthier citizens, more prosperous communities
Athletes from around the world are competing this week in Los Angeles at the Special Olympics World Games. Heads of global organizations attending the event are calling for changes to ensure those who are intellectually disabled are not excluded by society. VOA's Elizabeth Lee reports.
Talks on a major new trade agreement among 12 Pacific Rim nations are said to be nearing completion in Hawaii. Some trade experts say the "positive atmosphere" at the discussions could mean a deal is within reach, but there is still hard bargaining to be done over many issues and products, including U.S. drugs and Japanese rice. VOA's Jim Randle reports.
Athletes from 165 countries taking part in event that gives people with intellectual disabilities chance to participate in an international competition
Conservation officials say Walter Palmer paid at least $50,000 to track and kill Cecil the lion; Palmer says hunting guides may have misled him