Many parts of Texas are recovering from one of the worst natural disasters to hit the southwestern state. Heavy rains on Monday and early Tuesday caused rivers to swell in eastern and central Texas, washing away homes and killing at least 13 people. As VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Houston, flood waters are receding slowly in the country's fourth-largest city, and there likely is to be more rain in the coming days.
In visit to Hawaii, defense secretary says Asian nations must stop militarizing their dispute over Spratly Islands
Labs were supposed to get dead spores as part of program to develop test to identify biological threats
Death toll expected to rise, with about a dozen people still missing and new round of thunderstorms pelting already flood-hit cities of Houston and Austin
It claims corruption committed on American soil and hurt American interests; probe continues
Football fans around the world are still in shock over the corruption indictments of top FIFA officials, corporate officials and marketing companies by the United States government. And there is promise of more to come. VOA’s Bernard Shusman reports from New York.
Youthful contestants in national competition come from eight countries and all 50 US states, the District of Columbia, US territories and Defense Department schools
Growth of Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria comes as 2016 US presidential campaign kicks off in Midwest state of Iowa
The growth of the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria comes as the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign kicks off in the Midwest state of Iowa. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, voters want to know how the candidates would handle recent militant gains in the Middle East.
Saturday's meeting in Geneva comes as some parties in talks raise issue about whether negotiators will meet the deadline for agreement
While some applaud corruption charges, Russia calls on 'Washington to stop attempts to make justice far beyond its borders'
In all, there are now 1,700 new entries in the publisher's unabridged English-language dictionary
Vice president says Russian President Vladimir Putin has shown contempt for sovereignty of his nation's neighbors
Football's world governing body, FIFA, was rocked Wednesday by a massive U.S. federal corruption indictment against current and former top officials and the announcement of a separate investigation by Swiss authorities into allegations connected to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. As she outlined details of the investigation, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says lies, corruption and bribery have plagued FIFA for over two decades. VOA's Jeff Custer reports.
It officially runs June 1 - Nov. 30, but this season's first storm, Tropical Storm Ana, came ashore in North Carolina earlier this month, bringing much rain to the region
FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges
Saddiq al-Abbadi pleads guilty in Brooklyn federal court to conspiracy to murder American troops abroad and to providing material support to a terrorist group
Hillary Clinton is again favored to win Democratic nomination, but even more so this time, with no formidable challenger on the horizon