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US Says Time for New Government in Venezuela

US Says Time for New Government in Venezuela

The United States stepped up its criticism of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro on Saturday with an explicit call for the formation of a new government in the South American country.The U.S. State
Selective Shutdown? Trump Tries to Blunt Impact, Takes Heat

Selective Shutdown? Trump Tries to Blunt Impact, Takes Heat

The government shutdown is wreaking havoc on many Americans: Hundreds of thousands of federal employees don’t know when they’ll see their next paycheck, and low-income people who rely on the federal
US Veterans Feel the Pinch, Weigh Cost of Government Shutdown

US Veterans Feel the Pinch, Weigh Cost of Government Shutdown

It is more than three weeks into the partial government shutdown, and hundreds of thousands of the federal employees affected by the political battle are military veterans. According to the latest

Should America Build a Virtual Border Wall? Or Just Crowdfund It...

As America's government faces its longest-ever shutdown over the president's demands for border wall funding, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has suggested "possible alternatives to a physical wall,"
U.S. House Panel Eyes Reported FBI Probe of Trump

U.S. House Panel Eyes Reported FBI Probe of Trump

A U.S. House of Representatives committee will look into a newspaper report that the FBI investigated whether President Donald Trump has been working on behalf of Russia, against U.S. interests, the
Snowstorm Belts US Midwest; 5 Die in Crashes

Snowstorm Belts US Midwest; 5 Die in Crashes

A massive winter snowstorm that blanketed several Midwest states was a factor in at least five road deaths on Saturday and forced the grounds crew to scramble to clear snow from Arrowhead Stadium in
Julian Castro, Ex-Obama Housing Chief, Joins 2020 Campaign

Julian Castro, Ex-Obama Housing Chief, Joins 2020 Campaign

Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to
Shirley Boone, Philanthropist and Wife of Pat Boone, Dies

Shirley Boone, Philanthropist and Wife of Pat Boone, Dies

Shirley Boone, the longtime wife of singer Pat Boone as well as a philanthropist, has died. She was 84.She passed away on Friday surrounded by her four daughters, Cherry, Lindy, Debby and Laury, who
Veterans Feel the Pinch, Weigh the Cost of Government Shutdown

Veterans Feel the Pinch, Weigh the Cost of Government Shutdown

It is more than three weeks into the partial government shutdown. Among the hundreds of thousands of federal employees affected by the political battle are military veterans. According to the latest
Living Near a Volcano: Life After Hawaii's Kilauea Eruption

Living Near a Volcano: Life After Hawaii's Kilauea Eruption

Natural disasters — wildfires, hurricanes, floods — leave destruction and shattered lives in their wake. In August, nearly a year after Hurricane Maria, power was finally restored to most of Puerto
Massive Bookstore in Portland Thrives in Age of E-Books

Massive Bookstore in Portland Thrives in Age of E-Books

Despite e-books and smartphones with reading apps, the book business in the U.S. is enjoying a resurgence. And though internet sales take their toll on bookstores around the country, one store in
Government Shutdown Day 23: Congress Gone, President Tweets

Government Shutdown Day 23: Congress Gone, President Tweets

The longest government shutdown in U.S. history continues, entering its 23rd day Sunday.On Saturday, U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter to post about the Democrats and their congressional
Pompeo: Qatar Diplomatic Crisis 'Has Dragged on Too Long'

Pompeo: Qatar Diplomatic Crisis 'Has Dragged on Too Long'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday an ongoing boycott of Qatar by four of America's allies in the Middle East "has dragged on too long," though he gave no sign of any coming breakthrough
Pompeo: US to Seek Accountability for Khashoggi Murder

Pompeo: US to Seek Accountability for Khashoggi Murder

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday the U.S. will ask the Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman to make sure those who murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi are held accountable for their
Trump Dismisses New Allegations He Is Beholden to Putin

Trump Dismisses New Allegations He Is Beholden to Putin

U.S. President Donald Trump is dismissing news reports suggesting he is beholden to Russia and President Vladimir Putin or hiding accounts of his private talks with the Russian leader the five times
US Warns German Firms of Possible Sanctions over Russia Pipeline

US Warns German Firms of Possible Sanctions over Russia Pipeline

The U.S. ambassador to Germany has warned companies involved in the construction of the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that they could face sanctions if they stick to the project, a senior
Trump: 'Broken Border' More Damaging Than Government Shutdown

Trump: 'Broken Border' More Damaging Than Government Shutdown

U.S. President Donald Trump contended Sunday that the damage from the country's "badly broken border" with Mexico is "far greater" than the effects of the longest-ever partial government shutdown, now
Partial US Government Shutdown Enters Week 4

Partial US Government Shutdown Enters Week 4

A partial U.S. government shutdown is in its fourth week, becoming the longest federal work stoppage in American history. VOA's Michael Bowman reports from Washington, where finger-pointing abounds
Congressman Blasted for Defense of White Nationalism

Congressman Blasted for Defense of White Nationalism

The leader of the Republican minority in the U.S. House of Representatives said Sunday that “action will be taken” against Congressman Steve King, a Republican lawmaker from rural Iowa who has
Top Trump Senate Ally Urges President to Reopen Shuttered Parts of Government

Top Trump Senate Ally Urges President to Reopen Shuttered Parts of Government

One of President Donald Trump's closest allies in the U.S. Senate is urging him to at least temporarily reopen the shuttered federal government and negotiate with Democrats on a border wall.South