One of the biggest challenges for people living with Parkinson’s is the difficulty - and sometimes inability - to feed themselves, due to the shaking tremors associated with the disease. But help might be on the way. A new, high-tech, “smart” spoon promises to stabilize the vibrations. VOA’s Brian Allen has the story.
Turkey’s prime minister is battling corruption allegations amid a power struggle that goes to the heart of the political elite. Analysts say the feud - which has seen three Cabinet ministers lose their jobs - was triggered by slowdown in a country long seen as a rising economic power in the region. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA.
2014 will be a busy political year in the United States. President Barack Obama will outline his policy priorities when he delivers his State of the Union address on January 28. In November, voters will head to the polls to elect a new Congress, an outcome with potentially enormous political stakes for the president, as well as for lawmakers from both major political parties. VOA national correspondent Jim Malone has a political preview from Washington.
The North American International Auto Show in Detroit showcases the automotive industry's latest innovations and has launched many successful vehicles. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, U.S. automakers have much to celebrate at this year’s event. Fueled by growing sales and increased production, the industry has made a dramatic turnaround since hovering dustry on the brink of collapse less than five years ago.