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Boston Pays Tribute to Immigrant Grandmothers

Boston Pays Tribute to Immigrant Grandmothers

She is known as "nonna" in Italian, "abuelita" in Spanish and "Grandma" in English. But across cultures, the grandmother is the matriarch and foundation on which the family unit is built.In ethnically
Prosecutors Ask for 15 Years in Prison for Ex-Pharmaceutical Chief

Prosecutors Ask for 15 Years in Prison for Ex-Pharmaceutical Chief

Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to sentence ex-pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli to a stiff 15 years in prison for investment fraud.U.S. attorneys say Shkreli, who hiked the price of the
Porn Star Sues Trump Over Nondisclosure Agreement

Porn Star Sues Trump Over Nondisclosure Agreement

A porn star who has said she had sex with President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement that she signed days before the 2016 presidential election,
Trump administration sues California over pro-immigrant laws

Trump administration sues California over pro-immigrant laws

The US Justice Department sued California Tuesday over its so-called sanctuary city laws, stepping up the Trump administration battle against cities and states offering protection to illegal
As North Offers Talks, US Officials Urge Caution

As North Offers Talks, US Officials Urge Caution

U.S. officials are expressing skepticism about North Korea’s apparent offer to start talks with the United States on abandoning its nuclear weapons. As VOA’s Bill Gallo reports, it’s a promise
Congress Pushes Trump for “Targeted” Tariffs

Congress Pushes Trump for “Targeted” Tariffs

Congressional Republicans urged President Trump Tuesday to take a more targeted approach to planned steel and aluminum tariffs that experts fear could start global trade wars. VOA’s Congressional
New DC Libraries Become Community Hubs

New DC Libraries Become Community Hubs

For the past 10 years, local authorities in Washington, D.C. have been renovating public libraries, hoping to create community hubs in spaces where people once went only to read books. VOA's Luliia
Tillerson Touts Africa As Key to Global Security

Tillerson Touts Africa As Key to Global Security

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has embarked on a seven day, five-nation tour of Africa starting with Ethiopia. In a bid to strengthen ties with Africa, Tillerson will meet with leaders also in
US Sanctions N. Korea over Poisoning Death of Estranged Brother

US Sanctions N. Korea over Poisoning Death of Estranged Brother

The United States says it will impose new economic sanctions on North Korea for using a lethal chemical nerve agent in last year's assassination of the estranged half-brother of leader Kim Jong Un.The
North Korea Nuclear Talks – Approach With Caution, Analysts Say

North Korea Nuclear Talks – Approach With Caution, Analysts Say

North Korea’s agreement to enter into talks with the United States could be a diplomatic breakthrough to reach a peaceful resolution to the nuclear crisis, or a ruse to weaken sanctions, or both.
Rolligon: The Vehicle That Makes Running Over Yourself Fun

Rolligon: The Vehicle That Makes Running Over Yourself Fun

The following image appeared on the December 1957 issue of “Mechanix Illustrated”. It shows a woman smiling while being run over by a mammoth truck with unusually large wheels. The woman appears to be
Man fighting for life after his plane crashed head first into house

Man fighting for life after his plane crashed head first into house

Amrit Ramnarine was critically injured and sister Asha severely injured after the Piper PA-28 hit a home in Florida.
Florida lawmakers pass bill to arm some school teachers, tighten gun laws

Florida lawmakers pass bill to arm some school teachers, tighten gun laws

The US state of Florida on Wednesday passed a gun control bill that raises the minimum age to buy firearms to 21 while funding a program that allows some teachers and school employees to be armed.
Trump rolls out sweeping metal tariffs, defying warnings of global trade war

Trump rolls out sweeping metal tariffs, defying warnings of global trade war

US President Donald Trump slapped steep trade tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum Thursday, drawing sharp protests from allies at home and abroad amid fears of a global trade war.

'Personal Drone' Crash Causes 335-Acre Wildfire In Coconino National Forest

McGruber writes: A "personal drone" that crashed and burst into flames was the cause of the Kendrick Fire, a 335-acre fire in the Coconino National Forest in northern Arizona. Coconino National Forest
Trump’s violent video games talk is nonsense and you know it

Trump’s violent video games talk is nonsense and you know it

Donald Trump pitted video game creators against some of the “harshest critics” of violent games in a closed-door meeting this week. Instead of focusing on who was there and what they said, let’s take
Trump’s violent video games talk is nonsense and you know it

Trump’s violent video games talk is nonsense and you know it

Donald Trump pitted video game creators against some of the “harshest critics” of violent games in a closed-door meeting this week. Instead of focusing on who was there and what they said, let’s take
Trump Ex-Aide Manafort Pleads Not Guilty Again, Faces July Trial

Trump Ex-Aide Manafort Pleads Not Guilty Again, Faces July Trial

U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty on Thursday to additional criminal charges stemming from the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the
Trump Signs Off on US Metals Tariffs, Exempts Canada and Mexico

Trump Signs Off on US Metals Tariffs, Exempts Canada and Mexico

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed companion proclamations slapping 25 percent tariffs on steel coming into the country and 10 percent tariffs on imported aluminum.The across-the-board

Study: False News 70 Percent More Likely to Spread on Twitter

False news stories spread much more quickly and widely on Twitter than truthful ones, an imbalance driven more by people than automated "bot" accounts, researchers said on Thursday.A study by