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Trump Invites Hungary's Orban to White House

Trump Invites Hungary's Orban to White House

US President Donald Trump is to host Hungary's firebrand anti-immigration Prime Minister Viktor Orban at the White House next week, officials said on Tuesday."President Donald J. Trump will welcome
Melania Trump Unveils Steps to Make 'Be Best' Even Better

Melania Trump Unveils Steps to Make 'Be Best' Even Better

A year after launching her first major initiative, Melania Trump unveiled plans Tuesday to make her "Be Best'' children's program even best-er.New steps in the first lady's second-year push include
Fireworks Return to Mount Rushmore National Memorial in 2020

Fireworks Return to Mount Rushmore National Memorial in 2020

Fireworks will return to Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota for the Fourth of July celebration in 2020.Mount Rushmore's fireworks were discontinued after 2009 due to concerns related to
US Senate Leader: Time to Move on From Mueller Report

US Senate Leader: Time to Move on From Mueller Report

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says it is time for lawmakers to move on from the lengthy investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, despite House Democrats'
Republican Senators to Be Briefed on White House Immigration Plan

Republican Senators to Be Briefed on White House Immigration Plan

President Donald Trump and Republican senators are scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss a new White House immigration plan.White House counselor Kellyanne Conway describes the plan as “fairly
Chelsea Manning Says She'll Never Testify, Seeks Release

Chelsea Manning Says She'll Never Testify, Seeks Release

Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning is offering a new legal argument in her effort to be released from a Virginia jail.Manning has been jailed in Alexandria for two months for refusing to
Georgia's Republican Gov. Kemp Signs Early Abortion Ban

Georgia's Republican Gov. Kemp Signs Early Abortion Ban

Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation on Tuesday banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. That can be as early as six weeks, before many women know they're
US-Iran Tensions Rise Ahead of Anniversary of Deal Pullout

US-Iran Tensions Rise Ahead of Anniversary of Deal Pullout

A sudden White House announcement that a U.S. aircraft carrier and a bomber wing would be deployed in the Persian Gulf to counter Iran comes just days ahead of the anniversary of President Donald
FBI Chief Breaks with Boss on Use of Term 'Spying'

FBI Chief Breaks with Boss on Use of Term 'Spying'

The head of the top law enforcement agency in the United States told lawmakers Tuesday he would not use the term "spying" to describe the agency's court-approved surveillance work."Well, it's not the
2nd Rhode Island Town Passes Resolution Against New Gun Control Laws

2nd Rhode Island Town Passes Resolution Against New Gun Control Laws

A second Rhode Island town declared itself a so-called Second Amendment sanctuary Monday to oppose the governor's push for stricter gun control laws.The Hopkinton Town Council passed a resolution, 3
US Military Confirms 'Recent and Clear' Iranian Threat

US Military Confirms 'Recent and Clear' Iranian Threat

VOA's Jeff Seldin contributed to this report.PENTAGON / WHITE HOUSE — The U.S. military has "recent and clear indications" of an Iranian threat against American forces in the Middle East, defense
Indian Man Dies in US Immigration Custody

Indian Man Dies in US Immigration Custody

An Indian man in U.S. immigration custody died in an Arizona jail last week, federal officials announced late Monday. Simratpal Singh, 21, was found unresponsive on May 2 at La Paz (Arizona) County
US to Send Military Hospital Ship to Venezuelan Region

US to Send Military Hospital Ship to Venezuelan Region

VOA’s Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb contributed to this report.WASHINGTON — The United States military says it will dispatch a military hospital ship to the Venezuelan region, the latest sign of
US Lawmakers Alarmed by New Trump Tariffs on Chinese Goods

US Lawmakers Alarmed by New Trump Tariffs on Chinese Goods

U.S. President Donald Trump's intention to further hike U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods has alarmed American lawmakers of both parties who fear dire economic consequences from escalating tensions
GOP Senators Getting Briefing on Kushner's Immigration Plan

GOP Senators Getting Briefing on Kushner's Immigration Plan

Looking for feedback and support, the White House invited Republican senators Tuesday to discuss a "fairly comprehensive'' new immigration plan being spearheaded by senior adviser and presidential
Biking Advocate Gives Kids Pedal Power

Biking Advocate Gives Kids Pedal Power

Rachel Varn worked as a salesperson in the bicycle industry, but last year, she quit her job to become a certified cycling instructor. She founded PedalPower Kids to teach bicycle education. As Faiza
Derby Winner Country House Out of Preakness Due to Illness

Derby Winner Country House Out of Preakness Due to Illness

After being declared the winner of the Kentucky Derby by disqualification, Country House will not run in the Preakness because of illness, ending any chance a Triple Crown this year.Trainer Bill Mott
Third Parent Pleads Guilty in College Admissions Scheme

Third Parent Pleads Guilty in College Admissions Scheme

A California executive has pleaded guilty to charges that he paid $400,000 in bribes to get his son into Georgetown University. Stephen Semprevivo pleaded guilty Tuesday in Boston federal court. He is
Iraq: Pompeo, Iraq Prime Minister Meet in Baghdad

Iraq: Pompeo, Iraq Prime Minister Meet in Baghdad

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Tuesday and met with the Iraqi prime minister and other senior officials after voicing U.S. concern about Iraqi sovereignty
1 Dead, 8 Hurt in Colorado School Shooting; 2 in Custody

1 Dead, 8 Hurt in Colorado School Shooting; 2 in Custody

Two students opened fire Tuesday inside a charter school in an affluent suburban Denver community not far from Columbine High School, killing a teenager, wounding eight and spreading terror before