Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal by Georgia security guard who said she was harassed and forced from her job because she is a lesbian, avoiding an opportunity to decide whether a federal law that bans gender-based bias also outlaws discrimination based on sexual orientation
The southern state of Alabama is the center of the U.S. political universe this week as voters choose a senator to replace Jeff Sessions, who left the Senate to become U.S. attorney general. The outcome of the race could have national implications for both political parties and for President Donald Trump. VOA national correspondent Jim Malone has a preview from Washington.
New York City police say a suspect is in custody after an explosion near the Port Authority Bus Terminal. The blast, which injured several people, disrupted the city's morning commute. VOA's Jeff Custer reports from Washington.