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Pelosi Vows to Become US House Speaker Despite Opposition

Pelosi Vows to Become US House Speaker Despite Opposition

Democrat Nancy Pelosi vowed on Thursday to retake the speakership of the U.S. House of Representatives even as a string of critics within her party have said they will oppose her bid."I intend to win
Trump Seeks Confirmation of New US Ambassador to Iraq

Trump Seeks Confirmation of New US Ambassador to Iraq

President Donald Trump is asking the Senate to approve a new ambassador to Iraq as the U.S. ratchets up pressure on neighboring Iran and as some Republicans in Congress call for a stronger response to
Veterans Find Meditation Helps Ease Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Veterans Find Meditation Helps Ease Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Meditation worked as well as traditional therapy for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder in a small experiment sponsored by the Department of Defense.One method preferred by the
US Senate Race in Florida Goes to Hand Recount

US Senate Race in Florida Goes to Hand Recount

Florida's U.S. Senate race is going to an automatic hand recount as a federal judge angrily told election officials they are making the state a global "laughingstock."Florida state law requires a hand
California Town’s Evacuation Plan Questioned in Deadly Fire’s Wake

California Town’s Evacuation Plan Questioned in Deadly Fire’s Wake

Ten years ago, as two wildfires advanced on Paradise, residents jumped into their vehicles to flee and got stuck in gridlock. That led authorities to devise a staggered evacuation plan, one that they
Kasich: Midterm Turnout Suggests Opening for Independent Bid

Kasich: Midterm Turnout Suggests Opening for Independent Bid

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday while he remains undecided about another presidential run, the midterm election results could suggest a greater opening for an independent or third-party candidate.

Number of missing in California wildfire soars to over 600

The number of people missing in one of California's deadliest wildfires soared to more than 600 on Thursday as the remains of seven additional victims were found by rescuers.
Court Filing Hints US Has Charged Wikileaks’ Assange

Court Filing Hints US Has Charged Wikileaks’ Assange

The Justice Department inadvertently named Julian Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case, suggesting prosecutors have charged the WikiLeaks founder under seal.Assange’s name appears twice in
Pence Announces ‘US-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership'

Pence Announces ‘US-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership'

At a summit with Southeast Asian countries in Singapore, Vice President Mike Pence announced a new "U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership" that he says will spur renewed American investment in the
North Korea to Deport American Detained for Illegal Entry

North Korea to Deport American Detained for Illegal Entry

North Korea will deport a U.S. citizen detained since October after he entered illegally from China and told his captors he was controlled by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the North
Pence Urges Speed on South China Sea Code of Conduct

Pence Urges Speed on South China Sea Code of Conduct

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is urging the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) to move forward with a code of conduct for the South China Sea. But as ASEAN states already know, a deal, which
China’s Pledges to Boost Imports May Face Headwinds

China’s Pledges to Boost Imports May Face Headwinds

China says it will use its army of consumers to boost imports dramatically over the next decade or so, pledging to import $45 trillion in goods and services over the next 15 years. But that may not be
Hunter kills deer he’s been stalking for years then complains he won’t see it grow old

Hunter kills deer he’s been stalking for years then complains he won’t see it grow old

Joshua Gawrysiak, 32, said the moment he shot and killed the wild animal was 'bittersweet'.

US ‘accidentally’ reveals charges against Assange, WikiLeaks reveals

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged in the United States, the organization said, in a development that could have implications for Robert Mueller's probe into alleged Russian meddling in
Both Parties Already Looking Past Midterms to 2020 Race

Both Parties Already Looking Past Midterms to 2020 Race

Even though votes are still being counted in Florida and other states from last week’s midterm elections, both major U.S. political parties are turning their attention to the next contest: the 2020
With the Midterms Over, Both Parties Look to 2020

With the Midterms Over, Both Parties Look to 2020

Even as vote-counting continues in a handful of races from this year's midterm U.S. elections, both major political parties are focused on the next challenge — the 2020 presidential contest. VOA
Experts See Multiple Causes of California Fires

Experts See Multiple Causes of California Fires

With a death toll of at least 66, two devastating wildfires have ravaged parts of California. Experts suggest many causes for the fires, from population growth and equipment failures to climate
Experts Blame Multiple Causes for California Fires

Experts Blame Multiple Causes for California Fires

Two devastating wildfires have ravaged parts of California, and the death toll Thursday reached 66, officials said.Experts suggest many causes for the fires, from population growth to equipment
Watch This Harrowing Escape From Northern California Forest Fire

Watch This Harrowing Escape From Northern California Forest Fire

The wildfires engulfing the state of California have shown no signs of slowing down as high winds continue to spread the fire. As of today, more than 30 people have died from the wildfires sweeping
Trump to Award Presidential Medal of Freedom to Donor’s Wife

Trump to Award Presidential Medal of Freedom to Donor’s Wife

Miriam Adelson is a doctor, philanthropist and humanitarian, but is perhaps best known as the wife of Sheldon Adelson, a Las Vegas casino magnate considered one of the nation’s most powerful