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
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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...)

Earthquake Hits Central Italy, at Least 73 Dead

VOA A strong earthquake shook central Italy just after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday causing extensive damage to three cities near the epicenter and killing at least 73 people, including children, according to unofficial numbers given by Italian media. The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude at 6.2 with an epicenter about 10 kilometers (more...)

Obama: ‘No Clear Evidence’ Orlando Mass Killing Directed from Overseas

VOA Ken Bredemeier U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday there is "no clear evidence" that the shooter who carried out the biggest mass killing in the country's history at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was directed by an overseas terrorist group. "It appears the shooter was informed by extremist (more...)

Hundreds of Children Sexually Abused by Priests in Altoona-Johnstown Diocese

Jurors issue report that details cover-up taking place over decades A statewide investigating grand jury has determined that hundreds of children were sexually abused over a period of at least 40 years by priests or religious leaders assigned to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's (more...)

Death Toll at 27 From Mali Hotel Assault

VOA News Malian army spokesmen say the death toll from Friday's assault on a hotel in the capital stands at 27 people, including two gunmen who carried out the attack. Journalist Katarina Hoije, reporting for VOA from Bamako, says it is not clear if there was a third gunman in the attack (more...)

IS Supporters Use Social Media to Celebrate Paris Attacks

VOA Ken Schwartz As it has in many recent global events, social media is playing a large role in the terrorist attacks in Paris. It is not a claim of responsibility, but an Islamic State supporter used Twitter to express joy over the bloodshed. He tweeted the grim words "Paris is Burning" and (more...)

Pennsylvania Awarded $3,107,268 For Family Violence Victims

Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) formula grants totaling $3,107,268 have been awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to support Pennsylvania domestic violence victims and organizations. “ACF is proud to be partnering with communities to identify solutions and support services addressing the traumatic (more...)

Two Dead Bodies Were Found Inside a Home in Bucks County

According to CBS News, two dead bodies were found inside a home in Bucks County  on Sunday night.Both victims were in their mid-60's and shot in the head. Police say they found the bodies after responding to a home on Lempa Road in Northampton.They were found in their master bedroom, the woman in (more...)

Don’t Fall for Valentine’s Day Scams

By Jason Alderman On Valentine"s Day, people"s emotions run all over the map – some are head-over-heels and want to shower their loved one with gifts, while others are despondent because currently they have no one special in their life. Whatever your love status, one thing everyone needs to guard (more...)

U.S.-France Agreement to Compensate Holocaust-Deported Victims

U.S.-France Agreement on Compensation for Certain Victims of Holocaust-Related Deportation from France Who Are Not Covered by French Programs The United States and France have reached an agreement for substantial compensation in connection with the wrongs suffered by Holocaust victims deported from France. The United States and France plan to sign (more...)

President Obama on Murder of Journalist by Terrorist Group ISIL

The entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL. Jim was a journalist, a son, a brother, and a friend. He reported from difficult and dangerous places, bearing witness to the lives of people a world away. He was taken hostage (more...)

Asst. Sec. Nuland’s Interview in Odessa, Ukraine

Assistant Secretary Nuland: It feels great to be back in Odessa. I first came here when I was a college student, I was 20 then. It's great to be here and breathe wonderful Odessa air. As you know, I've together with Vice-President been invited to attend the swearing (more...)

U.S. Envoy at OSCE on Shooting at Jewish Museum in Brussels

29 May 2014  United States Mission to the OSCE As delivery by Ambassador Daniel Baer to the Permanent Council, Vienna May 29, 2014 Statement of Condolences on Shooting at Jewish Museum in Brussels Thank you, Mr. Chair. The United States wishes to extend its condolences to the Jewish community of Brussels, the (more...)

Kansas: 3 People Killed at US Jewish Centers

On Sunday outside a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement center in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kansas, " three people were killed in two brazen shootings at Kansas Jewish centers police said Sunday — the day before the Passover holiday (more...)

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