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Hate Crimes in Major US Cities Rise for Fifth Year in a Row, Data Show

Hate Crimes in Major US Cities Rise for Fifth Year in a Row, Data Show

A suspected hate-fueled assault on Jussie Smollett, a black, gay and Jewish actor and singer in Chicago, has drawn national headlines and cast a spotlight on rising hate crimes in the United
20 Charged in Scheme to Let Pregnant Chinese Give Birth in US

20 Charged in Scheme to Let Pregnant Chinese Give Birth in US

Federal authorities revealed Thursday that they have charged 20 people with an illegal operation to bring pregnant Chinese women to the United States to give birth.A baby born on U.S. soil gets
In Reversal, Trump Says He and Intel Chiefs on ‘Same Page'

In Reversal, Trump Says He and Intel Chiefs on ‘Same Page'

A day after he lashed out at U.S. intelligence agency chiefs over their assessments of global threats, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed course Thursday and said that he and the intelligence
Border Agents Make Record Fentanyl Bust in Arizona

Border Agents Make Record Fentanyl Bust in Arizona

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced Thursday their biggest fentanyl bust ever, saying they captured nearly 254 pounds (114 kilograms) of the synthetic drug that is helping fueling a
US Senate Targets Companies Boycotting Israel

US Senate Targets Companies Boycotting Israel

The U.S. Senate is nearing a vote to facilitate penalties against American companies that boycott Israel, a measure that divides Democrats and is cast by some Republicans as a litmus test of bedrock

Polar vortex hits US northeast as more deaths blamed on extreme cold

A wave of frigid arctic air that paralyzed the U.S. Midwest and caused at least a dozen deaths swept across the Northeast on Thursday but was expected to move along by the weekend, making way for
Experts: US-S. Korea Ties Can Weather Troop Cost-Sharing Dispute

Experts: US-S. Korea Ties Can Weather Troop Cost-Sharing Dispute

Amid the U.S. diplomatic efforts to denuclearize North Korea, Washington and Seoul are negotiating a new deal on sharing the cost of maintaining U.S. forces in South Korea, because the last Special
Trump Calls Border Wall Negotiations ‘A Waste of Time’

Trump Calls Border Wall Negotiations ‘A Waste of Time’

President Donald Trump is calling bipartisan congressional talks over border wall funding a “waste of time.”In a White House interview with The New York Times Thursday, Trump again hinted he may
Arrests Rise to 130 in Visa Fraud Scheme via Fake US College

Arrests Rise to 130 in Visa Fraud Scheme via Fake US College

The fallout from a fake university scheme in the U.S. grew Thursday, with a federal official confirming to VOA that police have arrested 138 foreign nationals across the country — and more arrests may
US to Announce Its Exit From Cold War Nuclear Arms Treaty

US to Announce Its Exit From Cold War Nuclear Arms Treaty

The Trump administration is poised to announce Friday that it is withdrawing from a treaty that has been a centerpiece of superpower arms control since the Cold War and whose demise some analysts
Texas Releases Names of Priests Accused of Child Abuse

Texas Releases Names of Priests Accused of Child Abuse

Roman Catholic officials in the southcentral U.S. state of Texas released the names Thursday of nearly 300 priests and others accused of sexually abusing thousands of children.Cardinal Daniel DiNardo
Possible Trump-Xi Meeting to Settle Trade War

Possible Trump-Xi Meeting to Settle Trade War

U.S. President Donald Trump expressed optimism that he will achieve a "very big deal with China" and hinted that he may meet with President Xi Jinping before a March 1 deadline to reach a new trade
US, China May Cross Swords on E-Commerce at WTO

US, China May Cross Swords on E-Commerce at WTO

China has given up its long-held resistance to the World Trade Organization’s push for global standards for the $27 trillion e-commerce market. Some analysts say this is a direct result of the trade
Democrats Seek Voting Rights, Campaign Spending Reforms

Democrats Seek Voting Rights, Campaign Spending Reforms

Americans’ faith in their government is near historic lows.Just before the beginning of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, only 18 percent of Americans said they trusted Washington
Emotional reunion between mum and daughter at US-Mexico border after month apart

Emotional reunion between mum and daughter at US-Mexico border after month apart

US authorities took her 18-month-old daughter when her father was caught trying to cross the border.
How Starbucks Magnate Howard Schultz Could Upend 2020 Election

How Starbucks Magnate Howard Schultz Could Upend 2020 Election

Starbucks Coffee magnate Howard Schultz’s revelation this week that he is considering a run for the U.S. presidency as an independent candidate added an unexpected twist to the nascent 2020 campaign.A
New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker Launches 2020 Bid

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker Launches 2020 Bid

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker on Friday declared his bid for the presidency in 2020 with a sweeping call to unite a deeply polarized nation around a "common purpose." The New Jersey Democrat, who is the
Boy Scouts Welcome Girls Into Their Ranks

Boy Scouts Welcome Girls Into Their Ranks

The Boy Scouts of America welcomes girls into its ranks Friday.For almost a year young girls have been able to join the Cub Scouts.But starting Friday, girls 11-17 years old, can participate in the
Robust US Job Market Likely Defied Shutdown

Robust US Job Market Likely Defied Shutdown

U.S. employers likely kept adding jobs at a healthy pace in January even in the face of threats ranging from weakening global growth to the Trump administration's trade war with China to the partial
US Backs Away from Key Arms Treaty

US Backs Away from Key Arms Treaty

The United States announced Friday it is pulling back from a decades-old treaty that banned an entire class of nuclear weapons, sparking concern among some analysts the move could trigger a new arms