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White House Announces Visit by President of Portugal

White House Announces Visit by President of Portugal

The president of Portugal will be visiting the White House later this month to meet with President Donald Trump.White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa will visit on
US Central Bank Raises Interest Rates

US Central Bank Raises Interest Rates

Leaders of the U.S. central bank raised interest rates slightly Wednesday and signaled that rates are likely to go higher as the economy continues to strengthen.At the end of two days of deliberation
Poll: Over Half of Americans Back Trump's Handling of N. Korea

Poll: Over Half of Americans Back Trump's Handling of N. Korea

Just over half of all Americans say they approve of how President Donald Trump has handled North Korea, but only a quarter think that his summit this week with Kim Jong Un will lead to the
US Lawmakers Dismiss Trump Assertion that North Korea's Nuclear Threat Is Over

US Lawmakers Dismiss Trump Assertion that North Korea's Nuclear Threat Is Over

Several U.S. lawmakers are dismissing President Donald Trump's assertion on Twitter that North Korea no longer poses a nuclear threat. They also rejected any swift lifting of U.S. sanctions amid
US Justice to Focus on Discrimination Against Houses of Worship

US Justice to Focus on Discrimination Against Houses of Worship

The U.S. Justice Department said it is planning to ramp up efforts to bring more civil rights lawsuits against municipalities that try to discriminate against houses of worship.The new initiative will
StoryCorps: No More Questions

StoryCorps: No More Questions

A strong-willed grandmother tells her son and granddaughter stories about disobeying her mother and rebuffing suitors while growing up in China, as well as late-life adventures as a detective for a
Defector: Trump 'Stabbed the Heart' of North Koreans at Summit

Defector: Trump 'Stabbed the Heart' of North Koreans at Summit

Some North Korea defectors are feeling betrayed by U.S. President Donald Trump for praising North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their meeting in Singapore, rather than confront him about widespread
Air Force Deserter Worked for California University System

Air Force Deserter Worked for California University System

An Air Force officer who walked away from his job more than 35 years ago was in fact crunching numbers in plain sight at the University of California president's office.William Howard Hughes Jr. was
Judge Rules EPA Failing to Curb Pollution Blowing East

Judge Rules EPA Failing to Curb Pollution Blowing East

A federal judge in New York has ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has violated the federal Clean Air Act by failing to curb ozone air pollution that blows into Connecticut and New
AP Investigation: Local Fish Isn't Always Local

AP Investigation: Local Fish Isn't Always Local

Caterers in Washington tweeted a photo of maroon sashimi appetizers served to 700 guests attending the governor's inaugural ball last year. They were told the tuna was from Montauk.But it was an
Californians to Vote on Splitting Up State

Californians to Vote on Splitting Up State

California is the most populous state in the United States — and if a majority of the state votes this November, it could become three separate states.State election officials announced Tuesday that a
Raccoon Set Free After Scaling 25-Story Building in Minnesota

Raccoon Set Free After Scaling 25-Story Building in Minnesota

A raccoon that became an internet sensation by scaling a 25-story office tower in downtown St. Paul was safely trapped Wednesday and released back into the wild.The raccoon looked a bit bedraggled but
US Judge Accepts Deal in Shooting That Killed Chinese Student

US Judge Accepts Deal in Shooting That Killed Chinese Student

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge accepted a plea agreement in a road rage case involving a woman who police say shot and killed a Chinese student at Arizona State University after rear-ending
Tent Cities to House Separated Migrant Children?

Tent Cities to House Separated Migrant Children?

A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) spokesperson confirmed Wednesday that officials are expected to tour vacant military properties to shelter unaccompanied migrant children in tents
Lawyers to Challenge Sessions' Ruling In Asylum Case

Lawyers to Challenge Sessions' Ruling In Asylum Case

Lawyers for a Salvadoran woman at the center of a controversial ruling on asylum by Attorney General Jeff Sessions say they are looking to challenge the decision that could prevent tens of thousands
US Sanctions Cambodian General Over Human Rights Abuses

US Sanctions Cambodian General Over Human Rights Abuses

The United States has imposed sanctions on the commander of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s personal bodyguard unit over human rights abuses.The sanctions target General Hing Bun Hieng, a member of
African Community Demands Justice for Death Cover-Up

African Community Demands Justice for Death Cover-Up

In November, a young Guinean immigrant died beneath the wheels of a garbage truck in the Bronx, New York. The driver told police he was a homeless man who jumped aboard the moving truck, but VOA
DACA May Finally Get a Vote in the House

DACA May Finally Get a Vote in the House

Leaders of the Republican-led House of Representatives are promising to hold votes on two immigration measures next week, putting the heated issue back on center stage during a tough election year.
US Muslims Celebrate Ramadan in Different Ways

US Muslims Celebrate Ramadan in Different Ways

Much like the rest of the world, Muslims in America are in the midst of the holy month of Ramadan — praying, fasting, giving to charity and breaking their monthlong fast every day at sunset. But as
Pompeo: No Sanctions Relief for North Korea Before Complete Denuclearization

Pompeo: No Sanctions Relief for North Korea Before Complete Denuclearization

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Thursday pushed back against a North Korean state media report that U.S. President Donald Trump agreed during this week’s Singapore summit with Kim Jong Un to