UNITED STATES

A licensed clinician sanitizes his hands after a simulated training session on Ebola in Anniston, Alabama, Oct. 6, 2014.

Multimedia US Sets New Protocols for Ebola Health Workers

Stricter guidelines come on same day that WHO declares Nigeria free of the virus More

An armed U.S. Marshal lifts the security barricade around the federal courthouse where Libyan militant Ahmed Abu Khattala's hearing was held, in Washington, Oct. 20, 2014.

Benghazi Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in US Court

Ahmed Abu Khattala faces charges linked to September 2012 attacks that killed four US citizens, including an American ambassador More

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov delivers a public lecture at the Foreign Ministry's headquarters in Moscow Oct. 20, 2014.

Russian FM Sees No Quick Fix to US Ties

Sergei Lavrov denies new ‘Cold War’ but says relations since start of Ukraine crisis have reached low point with no remedy in sight More

US ‘Death Cafes’ Put Focus on Finale

Video US ‘Death Cafes’ Put Focus on Finale

Hope is that talking about taboo topic will make last moments less terrifying to face More

FILE - Trays of printed Social Security checks wait to be mailed from the U.S. Treasury's Financial Management services facility in Philadelphia.

Report: Expelled Nazis Collected Millions in US Social Security

Associated Press says payments were distributed as part of deal set up by Justice Department unit to circumvent lengthy deportation hearings More



Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Network Sharing Improves Internet, Cell Phone Connectionsi
X
George Putic
October 20, 2014 8:23 PM
During major emergencies, like the Boston Marathon bombing in 2010, cell phone and Wi-Fi networks quickly get overloaded. A group of scientists at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, have designed and successfully tested a system that automatically uses all available networks, switching seamlessly from one to another, thus reducing the burden on all of them. VOA’s George Putic reports
Video

Video Network Sharing Improves Internet, Cell Phone Connections

During major emergencies, like the Boston Marathon bombing in 2010, cell phone and Wi-Fi networks quickly get overloaded. A group of scientists at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, have designed and successfully tested a system that automatically uses all available networks, switching seamlessly from one to another, thus reducing the burden on all of them. VOA’s George Putic reports
Video

Video US ‘Death Cafes’ Put Focus on the Finale

In contemporary America, death usually is a topic to be avoided. But the growing “death café” movement encourages people to discuss their fears and desires about their final moments. VOA’s Jerome Socolovsky reports.
Video

Video US, Iran Face Similar Challenges in Syrian Fight Against IS Group

The United States and Iran are both helping fight Sunni militants in the Islamic State group. But one of the biggest battlefields is Syria, where Washington and Tehran back opposing sides in the civil war. VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns reports on how that’s affecting the fight.
Video

Video Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill Teaches Preparedness

People around the United States and in dozens of other countries took part in the earthquake drill called the Great ShakeOut on Thursday. Mike O'Sullivan reports that the event, which is now in its seventh year, teaches them what to do when a real earthquake strikes.
Video

Video US Health Official Comments on Evolving Ebola Procedures

VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, the Director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, spoke one day after President Barack Obama warned against mass-panic over the disease.
Video

Video Exclusive: American Joins Kurds' Anti-IS Fight

The United States and other Western nations have expressed alarm about their citizens joining Islamic State forces in Syria and Iraq. In a rare counterpoint to the phenomenon, an American has taken up arms with the militants' Syrian Kurdish opponents. Elizabeth Arrott has more in this exclusive profile by VOA Kurdish reporter Zana Omer in Ras al Ayn, Syria.
Video

Video North Carolina Emerges as Key Election Battleground

U.S. congressional midterm elections will be held on November 4th and most political analysts give Republicans an excellent chance to win a majority in the U.S. Senate, which Democrats now control. So what are the issues driving voters in this congressional election year? VOA National Correspondent Jim Malone traveled to North Carolina, one of the most politically competitive states in the country, to find out.
Video

Video Latinas Converting to Islam for Identity, Structure

Latinos are one of the fastest growing groups in the Muslim religion. According to the Pew Research Center, about 6 percent of American Muslims are Latino. And a little more than half of new converts are female. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti travelled to Miami, Florida -- where two out of every three residents is Hispanic -- to learn more.
Video

Video Miami Woman Is Guardian to Nearly 1,000 Children of Immigrants

Last year, the Obama administration deported 240,000 undocumented immigrants who didn’t have a criminal record. That’s up more than 20,000 from 2012, according to Pew Research. Many of those deported left behind children who are U.S. citizens because they were born here. So who takes in these children? VOA's Carolyn Presutti introduces us to one Florida woman who is taking charge of hundreds.
Video

Video US Fear Of Ebola Spreading Faster Than Virus

Two U.S. nurses who treated a Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola have contracted the disease. Both were moved from the Dallas hospital where they caught the virus and are now being treated at special biohazard treatment centers in Maryland and Georgia. VOA's Carol Pearson reports on precautions, concerns and fears about Ebola in the U.S.
Video

Video Plunging Oil Prices Have Unpredictable Impact on Politics, Economics

Global oil prices are falling drastically, and a new World Bank study says they may remain low for a year or more. Lower energy costs can often help boost economic growth. But experts tell VOA’s Jim Randle, low prices might also increase political tensions and hurt investments in key energy sectors.
Video

Video Obama Fights Ebola’s Political Fallout

The fear of Ebola has become a political factor in the United States, where President Barack Obama’s Democratic Party is fighting to retain control of the Senate in congressional elections next month. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports the one fatality from Ebola on U.S. soil and two additional cases are posing a political challenge for Obama.
Video

Video Comanche People Maintain Pride in Their Heritage

The Comanche (Indian nation) once were called the “Lords of the Plains,” with an empire that included half the land area of current day Texas, large parts of Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas and Colorado.The fierceness and battle prowess of these warriors on horseback delayed the settlement of most of West Texas for four decades. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Lawton, Oklahoma, that while their warrior days are over, the 15,000 members of the Comanche Nation remain a proud people.
Video

Video Drum Circle Kept Mystic Tradition for Half A Century

A mystic tradition has been kept in a relatively little known park in Washington for decades. Every Sunday afternoon, except during the cold winter months, drummers have been bringing vibrant rhythms there for half a century. Hundreds of people surround the beat of the drums and many dance to the sounds. As VOA’s June Soh learned, the Sunday Drum Circle reflects a storied history of drumming in the African-American community. She takes us to Meridian Hill Park in the nation’s capital.
Video

Video US Political Parties Eye Asian American Vote

Asians are the fastest-growing minority group in the United States, and political scientists say they are starting to have an impact on U.S. politics, VOA's Elizabeth Lee reports.
Video

Video Courts Overcrowded with 'Rocket Docket' Migrant Kids

The huge number of cases of undocumented children who entered the U.S. illegally is straining immigration courts around the country, especially in Miami, Florida, which has 13,000 cases pending. The Obama administration has ordered that children’s cases be pushed through first, before those of undocumented adults. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti gives us a rare look at the inner workings of federal immigration court.
Video

Video US, Turkey at Odds Over Strategy Against Islamic State

Turkey is part of the U.S.-led international coalition that is confronting the Islamic State militant group in Syria and Iraq, but Ankara so far has refused to participate militarily. A major reason for Turkey's reluctance, analysts say, is that Washington's priority is Iraq, while Turkey's main goal is the downfall of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. VOA's Mike Richman reports.
Video

Video Republicans, Democrats Face Off in Crucial Southern State

To gain a majority in the U.S. Senate this fall, Republicans will need to defeat a handful of Democratic candidates in several close races. One such race is in the U.S. state of Georgia, where Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, and David Purdue, the son of former Governor Sonny Purdue, are battling for each vote. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, Georgia’s growing minority voters could play a key role in the election, or a subsequent run-off.
Video

Video Obama Reassures Americans as Ebola Fears Grow

Fears of Ebola are growing in the United States, where a second nurse in Dallas, Texas has contracted the disease - a case that top U.S. health officials say is “very concerning.” In Washington, President Barack Obama canceled a political campaign trip to reassure the American public that the dangers of a serious outbreak are low. VOA correspondent Aru Pande has more from the White House.
Video

Video Syrian Defector Leaks Shocking Photos of Torture Victims

Shocking photographs purporting to show Syrian torture victims are on display at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. The museum says the graphic images are among thousands of photographs recently smuggled out of Syria by a military policeman-turned-defector. As VOA reporter Julie Taboh reports, the museum says the photos provide further evidence of atrocities committed by the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against its own people.

Health Care in Appalachia

VOA60 America

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
VOA60 America - October 7, 2014i
X
October 07, 2014 4:43 PM
The Supreme Court decided Monday to reject appeals against same-sex marriage in five states
Video

Video VOA60 America - October 7, 2014

The Supreme Court decided Monday to reject appeals against same-sex marriage in five states
Video

Video VOA60 America- October 3, 2014

The United States has partially lifted a decades-long embargo on lethal weapons for Vietnam
Video

Video VOA60 America - October 1, 2014

A man in Texas has been confirmed to be the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States
Video

Video VOA60 America- September 30, 2014

The head of the United States Secret Service Julia Pierson faces tough questioning before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
Video

Video VOA60 America - September 29, 2014

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets a rock star reception at Madison Square Garden in New York City

More United States News

Multimedia US Sets New Protocols for Ebola Health Workers

Stricter guidelines come on same day that WHO declares Nigeria free of the virus
More

Photogallery Turkey Allows Iraqi Kurds to Join Fight for Kobani

Reversal in policy comes as US conducts airdrops in besieged city, where Kurdish fighters are battling Islamic State jihadists
More

Photogallery Peyton Manning Sets NFL Career Touchdown Passing Record

Manning's short pass to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas makes for his 509th career touchdown pass
More

Contest Seeks to Crown World's Funniest Person

Iranian-born US comedy club chain founder Jamie Masada scoured the globe for best comics, ten of whom will perform in semi-finals Monday
More

3 Missing US Girls Detained in Germany

Two ethnic Somalis, one girl from Sudan living in Denver had gone missing last Friday; not clear where they were heading when apprehended in Frankfurt
More

Video US Health Official Comments on Evolving Ebola Procedures

Official says it’s unrealistic to expect every hospital in US to be able to care for Ebola patients but calls for increased vigilance
More

Video 'Great ShakeOut' Earthquake Drill Teaches Preparedness

Simulated 6.7-magnitude earthquake was the same strength as the deadly quake that shook the Los Angeles suburb of Northridge 20 years ago
More

Video Miami Woman Serves as Guardian to Children of Immigrants

In 2013, administration deported 240,000 undocumented immigrants, many leaving behind children born in US; Nora Sandigo has helped nearly 1,000 of them
More