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Government Acts to Stop High-Tax States from Skirting $10K Cap

Government Acts to Stop High-Tax States from Skirting $10K Cap

The Trump administration has laid down rules aimed at preventing residents in high-tax states from avoiding a new cap on widely popular state and local tax deductions. The action over the new
Pence Reaffirms Vision for 'American Dominance in Space'

Pence Reaffirms Vision for 'American Dominance in Space'

Vice President Mike Pence is in Houston, Texas, to reaffirm the Trump administration's plans to establish an American Space Force by 2020, return Americans to the moon, and set its sight on Mars and
Resurgence of Crippling Black Lung Disease Seen in US Coal Miners

Resurgence of Crippling Black Lung Disease Seen in US Coal Miners

Since the 1990s, annual numbers of U.S. coal miners with new, confirmed cases of an advanced form of so-called black lung disease known as progressive massive fibrosis have been steadily rising,
Pawn to Pauper: Broke Trump Foe Cohen Crowdfunds Legal Bills

Pawn to Pauper: Broke Trump Foe Cohen Crowdfunds Legal Bills

Mired in financial woes, Michael Cohen is sticking his hand out and asking the public for help paying for his legal defense, and one anonymous donor already has ponied up $50,000.Through his lawyer,
Hurricane Lane Weakens, Yet Still Pummels Hawaiian Islands With Heavy Rains

Hurricane Lane Weakens, Yet Still Pummels Hawaiian Islands With Heavy Rains

Hurricane Lane was downgraded to a Category 3 storm late Thursday, yet still was packing a wallop with rain and winds on Hawaii.The National Weather Service said Lane, packing winds of up to 200 kph
Women Creating Progress in US Marine Corps

Women Creating Progress in US Marine Corps

America's military has undergone many changes during the past century, and women have been the focus of many of those changes. VOA's Stella Hu attended the opening of an exhibit tracing women's
Fed Watchers Listen for Rate Hints in Powell Speech Friday

Fed Watchers Listen for Rate Hints in Powell Speech Friday

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will not lack for urgent topics to address when he gives the keynote speech Friday to an annual gathering of global central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.Fed
Anti-vaccination lies ‘spread by Russian trolls to impact US elections’

Anti-vaccination lies ‘spread by Russian trolls to impact US elections’

They apparently wanted to spread discord prior to the vote.
US, South Korea Rift Grows on How to Denuclearize North Korea

US, South Korea Rift Grows on How to Denuclearize North Korea

As South Korea extends its engagement with North Korea, there appears to be a widening rift between Washington and Seoul over how to achieve North Korea’s denuclearization.South Korea is pushing a
Experts Warn of a Return of the AIDS Epidemic

Experts Warn of a Return of the AIDS Epidemic

Thirty-six million people currently live with AIDS, a disease that claimed the lives of nearly 1 million people last year. Experts predict that by 2030, 100 million people will have been infected with
Lost Birds: Displaced, Adopted Native Americans Look to Find Their Way Home

Lost Birds: Displaced, Adopted Native Americans Look to Find Their Way Home

Georgia resident Steve Bailey was 19 when he heard about an experimental cell transplant therapy for Type 1 diabetes he’d had since infancy. He asked his parents to donate cells.“And my mom looked at
Trump Escalates Feud With Sessions

Trump Escalates Feud With Sessions

President Donald Trump escalated his long-running feud with Attorney General Jeff Sessions Friday, calling on him to probe a litany of recurring complaints against those investigating his
US Says China Seeks Domination After El Salvador Ditches Taiwan

US Says China Seeks Domination After El Salvador Ditches Taiwan

The United States on Thursday attacked El Salvador's decision to ditch diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favor of China, saying the change was of grave concern to Washington and warning that China was
US Sanctions on Russia for Nerve Agent Attack Start Monday

US Sanctions on Russia for Nerve Agent Attack Start Monday

U.S. sanctions against Russia tied to a nerve agent attack in Britain will officially take effect on Monday, according to a notice posted on Friday at theFederal Register, a daily catalog of actions
Pompeo Call to Pakistan's New PM Stirs Controversy

Pompeo Call to Pakistan's New PM Stirs Controversy

A telephone call made by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to congratulate Pakistan's newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan has stirred controversy, with Washington saying it "raised the
Senator McCain to Discontinue Medical Treatment

Senator McCain to Discontinue Medical Treatment

The family of U.S. Senator John McCain has announced he is discontinuing medical treatment for terminal brain cancer.The family made the announcement Friday, saying McCain had "surpassed expectations
Report: Prosecutors Grant Trump Organization CFO Immunity

Report: Prosecutors Grant Trump Organization CFO Immunity

Federal prosecutors have granted immunity to Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg in a probe involving President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, the Wall
Bolton: US Sanctions to Stay Until Russia Changes Its Behavior

Bolton: US Sanctions to Stay Until Russia Changes Its Behavior

U.S. President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Friday that U.S. sanctions against Russia would remain in place until Moscow changed its behavior.Bolton was in Kyiv to show
Senate Democrats Seek Translator's Notes From Trump-Putin Summit

Senate Democrats Seek Translator's Notes From Trump-Putin Summit

Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are asking Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to provide the panel with the translator's notes and other materials from President Donald Trump's
Veteran US senator John McCain ends cancer treatment

Veteran US senator John McCain ends cancer treatment

Veteran US senator and war hero John McCain -- a towering figure in American politics for decades -- has stopped treatment for brain cancer, his family announced Friday, one year after the Republican