Official: Obama, Putin Have ‘Shared Desire’ to Solve Syrian Crisis

VOA Aru Pande UNITED NATIONS— During a one-on-one meeting Monday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin shared their views on Syria, disagreeing about the role of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but
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White House: Ukraine Will Top Agenda of Obama-Putin Meeting

VOA News The White House says Ukraine will be at the top of President Barack Obama's agenda when he meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in New York. The Kremlin says the meeting is set for Monday when the United Nations General Assembly opens. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said (more...)

Republican Candidate Carson: Muslims Shouldn’t Be President

VOA News Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Sunday Muslims were unfit to be president of the United States, arguing that the principles of Islam are inconsistent with American values. "I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that," Carson, (more...)

US Considering Military Talks With Russia on Syria

VOA News Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States is considering Russia's offer of military-to-military talks on the war in Syria, as Moscow bolsters its military presence there. Kerry, who held talks this week by telephone with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, said Wednesday he wants a "complete and clear (more...)

Join the Labor Day Foundation in September and Receive 10 Free Trees

Everyone from Pennsylvania who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free trees as part of the Foundation’s Trees for America program.

Through Trees for America, everyone is encouraged to plant trees, which benefits the environment and improves quality of life. With nearly 1 million members and supporters, the Arbor Day Foundation is the nation’s (more...)

Americans to Observe Labor Day on Monday

VOA News U.S. President Barack Obama said in his weekly address Saturday that Labor Day is a day "we set aside every year to honor the hardworking men and women who fought for so many of the rights that we take for granted today." He said the people involved in the labor (more...)

Migrant Toddler Found on Turkish Beach Identified

VOA News The 3-year-old migrant Syrian boy whose dead body was found on a Turkish beach when his boat sank was identified Thursday as Aylan Kurdi. The heartbreaking photograph of Aylan, dressed in a red T-shirt and sneakers and lying face down in the surf, ran on front pages around the globe (more...)

<!–:en–>Tropical Storm Erika Dissipates After Killing 21<!–:–><!–:RU–>Тропический шторм "Эрика" практически разрушил государство Доминика<!–:–>

VOA News Tropical Storm Erika has weakened over Cuba, after bringing death and destruction in the Caribbean to Dominica and Haiti. At least 20 people were reported killed in Dominica and one in Haiti, while several were still missing. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said Erika brought "monumental destruction" to the tiny island (more...)

New Orleans Mourns Katrina Losses But Celebrates Its Renewal

VOA News Church bells tolled Saturday in the U.S. city of New Orleans and across large swaths of the Gulf Coast as residents marked the 10th anniversary of the deadly Hurricane Katrina. Dignitaries in the hard-hit city laid wreaths and eulogized the the storm's 1,800 dead, while celebrating the recovery of the (more...)

Zoned Out

By Lu Nelsen, lucasn@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs Over the past few years we have seen tremendous growth in the efficiency, effectiveness, and use of wind power. In our report Zoned Out, we analyzed different approaches to zoning commercial wind energy systems. The report (http://www.cfra.org/zoned-out-wind-energy-analysis) also broke down the (more...)

US Serviceman in Train Attack Was Thinking of ‘Survival’

VOA News One of the three Americans who overpowered a heavily armed gunman on a high-speed train traveling between Amsterdam and Paris described tackling the gunman during a news conference Sunday in Paris. Spencer Stone, who was injured in the attack, said he thought of his survival as well as everyone else's (more...)

Hackers, Traders Accused of Biggest US Insider Trading Scheme

VOA Jim Randle U.S. officials have accused an international group of hackers and stock traders of stealing insider information and making as much as $100 million in illegal profits. Federal authorities in New Jersey said Tuesday it is the biggest scheme of its kind ever prosecuted. Nine people in the United States and (more...)

Gold Mine Wastewater Turns River Yellow

VOA News Wastewater from an abandoned gold mine continues to drain into a Colorado river, causing it to turn to a mustard-yellow hue. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the wastewater contaminated with heavy metals such as cadmium, arsenic, copper, lead and zinc is leaking into the river at a rate (more...)

Nashville Police Kill Gunman Outside Movie Theater

VOA Ken Schwartz Police near Nashville, Tennessee, fatally shot a 51-year-old man Wednesday who apparently was planning an attack inside a movie theater. People watching the film "Mad Max: Fury Road" suddenly rushed out of the theater when the suspect released a chemical that police believe was pepper spray. He fired a gun at (more...)

ADA: 25 Years of Changing America and Inspiring the World

“The day I cast my vote for the ADA was one of my proudest days as a United States Senator. We knew it would lead to great changes in America. Only through time have we come to realize how important the ADA is internationally.” – Secretary of State John Kerry The Americans (more...)

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