On Monday, the House Intelligence Committee will give FBI Director James Comey his first opportunity to publicly address President Donald Trump's claims that former President Barack Obama secretly wiretapped his phones in New York's Trump Tower. Comey will address his agency's investigation into the Trump campaign's contacts with Russia. VOA's congressional reporter Katherine Gypson has more.
Washington's National Zoo hired its first animal nutritionist 30 years ago. Since then the zoo has been preparing specific, well-balanced meals for each animal, provided by volunteers and food preparation teams. For Yahya Barzinji, Elizabeth Cherneff reports.
In their first encounter, President Donald Trump hosted Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel, Friday. The meeting was viewed carefully because during his presidential campaign last year, Trump accused Merkel of "ruining Germany" because of immigration. VOA White House Bureau Chief Correspondent Steve Herman reports officials from both countries are terming the encounter a success.
The U.S. president's first 100 days in office are usually a time when the new administration's top policy proposals roll forward. The new White House may even get a head start on legislation that is signed into law. But at this point, about halfway into Trump's first 100 days, things are not going so smoothly, as VOA's Bill Gallo reports.
Each day in the United States hundreds of thousands of yellow-painted buses carry millions of children to schools and back home. Scientists at the University of Maryland are developing algorithms that can help transport students more efficiently. VOA's George Putic reports.