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Study: Post-Maria Contracts Go to Mainland, Not Puerto Rico

Study: Post-Maria Contracts Go to Mainland, Not Puerto Rico

A study has found that the bulk of federal funds slated for post-hurricane reconstruction efforts in Puerto Rico are going to mainland companies, despite a federal law that states local companies
Bump Stocks: What's Changed Since Las Vegas Shootings

Bump Stocks: What's Changed Since Las Vegas Shootings

The gunman in the Las Vegas mass shooting was armed with 23 AR-style weapons, 14 of them fitted with "bump stocks" that allowed them to mimic fully automatic fire.The devices were little-known before
Anita Hill: Kavanaugh Isn't A #MeToo Referendum

Anita Hill: Kavanaugh Isn't A #MeToo Referendum

Her 1991 testimony against Clarence Thomas riveted the nation, but failed to derail his nomination to the Supreme Court. Now, 27 years later, Anita Hill says the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing —
Melania Trump to Visit 4 African Countries

Melania Trump to Visit 4 African Countries

U.S. first lady Melania Trump will visit four countries in Africa next month, on her first major solo international trip.Mrs. Trump, the wife of U.S. President Donald Trump, will make stops in Ghana,
Senate Committee Probes New Allegations Against Supreme Court Nominee

Senate Committee Probes New Allegations Against Supreme Court Nominee

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday it is investigating new allegations of sexually abusive behavior by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on the eve of a high-stakes hearing that
Arizona City Ends Contract for Immigrant Detention Center

Arizona City Ends Contract for Immigrant Detention Center

A small city in Arizona has ended its role in an unusual contract that allowed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to run a family detention center in Texas. Eloy already had a contract with ICE
Prep School Alumni Call for More Action on Sex Abuse Report

Prep School Alumni Call for More Action on Sex Abuse Report

A group of alumni is calling on a prominent New Hampshire prep school to more thoroughly investigate decades of sexual misconduct at the school. The call from the Phillips Exeter Alumni for Truth and
Citizens' Group Wants Prosecution Over CIA Rendition Program

Citizens' Group Wants Prosecution Over CIA Rendition Program

North Carolina state and local officials should prosecute participants in a CIA program that ferried terrorism suspects to secret sites where they were tortured, an advocacy group seeking to stir
Minnesota Contractor Accused of Labor Trafficking

Minnesota Contractor Accused of Labor Trafficking

A Twin Cities contractor is accused of bringing undocumented workers to Minnesota and threatening to report them to immigration officials if they complained about being underpaid and facing dangerous
New Florence Flooding Forecasts Are Good News for S Carolina

New Florence Flooding Forecasts Are Good News for S Carolina

The last community in the way of Hurricane Florence’s floodwaters as they slowly flow to the sea got some good news Wednesday — the predictions aren’t as dire as they once were.Officials originally
Fed Lifts Rates for Third Time in '18; One More Expected

Fed Lifts Rates for Third Time in '18; One More Expected

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised a key interest rate for the third time this year in response to a strong U.S. economy and signaled that it expected to maintain a pace of gradual rate hikes.The
Yale Being Investigated Over Allegations of Discrimination

Yale Being Investigated Over Allegations of Discrimination

U.S. federal authorities are investigating allegations of discrimination against Asian-American applicants to Yale University. The Education Department said in a letter to the Asian American Coalition
VOA's Van Susteren Testifies on Rohingya Crisis Before House Panel

VOA's Van Susteren Testifies on Rohingya Crisis Before House Panel

VOA contributor Greta Van Susteren testified Wednesday before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee on her experience reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar. "These people are forgotten.
Gay Rights Activists Hail UN Chief's Support for LGBT Community

Gay Rights Activists Hail UN Chief's Support for LGBT Community

Gay rights campaigners on Wednesday hailed a speech by U.N. chief Antonio Guterres in support of the LGBT community but said words must be followed by action.In the first address by the head of the
US Flies Bombers Over Disputed South China Sea

US Flies Bombers Over Disputed South China Sea

The United States again flew bombers over the disputed South China Sea this week, U.S. officials disclosed Wednesday, a move likely to intensify the already fraught tension between Beijing and

Fiat 500 ‘1957 Edition’ Returns To The U.S. With $20,740 Starting Price

The retro-themed edition of the already retro-styled city car is back by popular demand. |
CDC Official: 80,000 Died of Flu Last Winter in US

CDC Official: 80,000 Died of Flu Last Winter in US

An estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter, the disease's highest death toll in at least four decades.The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
UN Chief Blasts Lack of ‘Strong Leadership’ on Climate

UN Chief Blasts Lack of ‘Strong Leadership’ on Climate

The head of the United Nations blamed lack of leadership Wednesday for the world’s failure to make tough decisions needed to stop global warming, warning that a key goal of the Paris climate accord is
Trump Slams Canada Over NAFTA, Says Rejected Trudeau Meeting

Trump Slams Canada Over NAFTA, Says Rejected Trudeau Meeting

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted Canada over the slow pace of talks over NAFTA, saying he was so unhappy that he had rejected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's request for a
Ginsburg Voices Support for #MeToo on Eve of Kavanaugh Hearing

Ginsburg Voices Support for #MeToo on Eve of Kavanaugh Hearing

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg voiced support for the #MeToo movement Wednesday in a striking statement on the eve of a high-stakes U.S. Senate hearing into allegations of sexual