Southern US Braces for More Tornadoes as Death Toll Reaches 18

VOA Severe weather has killed least 18 people in the southern United States, and forecasters warn of more deadly storms to come. The National Weather Service said Sunday that southern Georgia, northern Florida and the corner of southeastern Alabama could face
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Here’s Newly Sworn-in President Trump’s Full Speech

By ShareAmerica President Trump delivered this inaugural address on January 20, 2017. THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its (more...)

Happy Old New Year!

“The Old New Year ( Russian: Старый Новый год, Ukranian: Старий Новий рік, Macedonian: Стара Нова година) or the Orthodox New Year (Serbian: Православна Нова година or Pravoslavna Nova godina) is an informal traditional Slavic Orthodox holiday, celebrated as the start of the New Year by the Julian calendar. In the (more...)

New Year Celebrations Mark 2017 Around the World

Much of the globe celebrated the beginning of 2017 with fireworks, parties and other festivities, though many were somber in reflecting on the politics and popular culture of the past tumultuous year. Revelers gathered in Times Square, New York City’s iconic tourist attraction, to watch the famed crystal ball mark the (more...)

Truck Plows Into Crowded Christmas Market in Berlin; 12 Dead

A truck in Berlin plowed into a crowded open air market, killing at least 12 people and injuring as many as 50 others as Germans celebrated the Christmas season with traditional outdoor festivities. Police say the crash occurred outside the landmark Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church Monday evening, and later reported the (more...)

US Electoral College Vote Officially Confirms Trump’s Presidential Victory

VOA Billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump was officially elected as the 45th U.S. president Monday, his victory confirmed by the required vote in the Electoral College. Americans have known since early November that Trump, a Republican running for elected office for the first time, would take over the White House when (more...)

Donald Trump’s Family Roots

ShareAmerica By Mark Trainer Dec 12, 2016 The story of America is the story of immigrants chasing their dreams in a land of opportunity. It’s the story of Google founder Sergey Brin and business magnate Elon Musk. It’s also the story of (more...)

Tillerson’s World Oil Deals Drew Trump’s Attention

VOA Rex Tillerson's experience on the world stage negotiating billions of dollars of oil deals for ExxonMobil put the CEO in good stead with President-elect Donald Trump, who named him Tuesday as his secretary of state. Trump said Tillerson "knows how to manage a global enterprise, which is crucial to running a (more...)

76 Killed in Crash of Plane Carrying Brazilian Soccer Team

At least 71 people were killed when a plane carrying members of a Brazilian soccer team crashed late Monday near Medellin, Colombia. The death toll was lowered from earlier reports of at least 76. Among the six survivors on the plane were three members of the Chapecoense soccer team, at least (more...)

Trump Opposes Clinton Prosecution, Reversing His Campaign Taunts

VOA U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday he has no intention of pursuing more investigations of Democrat Hillary Clinton and her use of a private email server while she was the country's top diplomat, despite his vow during their lengthy race for the White House to put her "in jail." "I think (more...)

US Honors Nearly 22M Former Service Members on Veterans Day

As he presided over his final Veterans Day ceremony as commander-in-chief, U.S. President Barack Obama thanked the country’s former service members for preserving America’s democratic electoral process, a reference to Donald Trump’s stunning presidential victory after a contentious campaign. “Veterans Day often follows a hard fought political campaign, an exercise in (more...)

13 Killed in California Tour Bus Crash

A tour bus traveling along a California highway slammed into a tractor-trailer early Sunday, killing 13 people and injuring at least 31 others. The bus, operated by USA Holiday, was returning to Los Angeles from the Red Earth Casino in Thermal, California, Jim Abele, a chief of the California Highway Patrol (more...)

Strong Emotions Among Supporters and Candidates During Final Debate

VOA The clash between Republicans and Democrats began even before the start of Wednesday's final presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Culinary Workers Union Local 226 built a wall of taco trucks to protest the wall that Republican Party presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to build along the U.S./Mexico border. “We (more...)

‘Monster’ Hurricane Matthew Bears Down on Florida After Killing 283 in Haiti

Hurricane Matthew is being called "a monster" and truly the proverbial "storm of the century" as it heads toward Florida's east coast. Matthew has already left hundreds dead in the Caribbean, including at least 283 on Haiti. As of late Thursday, Matthew was pounding the western end of Grand Bahama Island and (more...)

Cartoon Frog Called ‘Hate Symbol’

A cartoon depiction of a sad frog that has become a popular Internet "meme" is now considered a hate symbol. The Anti-Defamation League said "Pepe the Frog" has been appropriated to express racist views on the Internet. Pepe, who was created by Matt Furie, first appeared online around 2005, (more...)

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