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US Warships Pass Through Taiwan Strait

(VOA): Two U.S. warships passed through the Taiwan Strait on Saturday on a voyage that will likely be viewed in the self-ruled island as a sign of support by President Donald Trump amid heightened tension with China. "Two U.S. Navy ships conducted a routine transit through..

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New Wildfires Sweep Through California

(VOA): Firefighters battling wildfires throughout the U.S. West that have torched hundreds of homes got some help from the weather Saturday, even as they tallied damage from new fires that erupted amid a Southern California heat wave. A fire on the California-Oregon border that destroyed 40..

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Beryl Weakens to Tropical Storm en Route to Caribbean

(VOA): Beryl weakened to a tropical storm Saturday but is still expected to dump heavy rain over the Lesser Antilles at the end of the weekend on its way to the eastern Caribbean, bringing a new threat to islands still rebuilding from last year's storms. A tropical storm warning was issued..

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Pompeo: N. Korea Could Have Ties With US Like Vietnam

(VOA): U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged North Korea on Sunday to replicate Vietnam in forging a new relationship with the United States, much like Hanoi has done more than four decades after the Vietnam War against the U.S. ended. The top U.S. diplomat, visiting the Vietnamese capital..

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Trump Unveils Court Pick on Monday

(VOA): U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday will announce his nominee for the Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. The announcement is likely to set off a major confirmation battle in the Senate, where Republicans hold a narrow majority and opposition Democrats say they are..

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Museum Highlights Joy of Making Music

(VOA): The Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, California, celebrates music making throughout the year. During a recent international festival, the museum encouraged young and old to pick up an instrument and strike a tune, joining music lovers in more than 100 countries on Make Music day, June..

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Grad Dissects Data to Find World's Connective Tissue

(VOA): Of the many things Lin Zhu, 22, has learned and loved about the United States — wide open spaces, the beach, diversity and dogs, definitely dogs — one thing has fascinated her more than the others. Data. “I’m a really big fan of ‘Freakonomics,’” said Zhu, about the..

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Trump to Unveil Court Pick Monday

(VOA): President Donald Trump will announce his nominee to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court on Monday. The announcement is likely to set off a major confirmation battle in the Senate, where Republicans hold a narrow majority and where opposition Democrats are planning..

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Trump, Bolton and the Syrian Confusion Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

It’s a messy, though typical picture. US President Donald Trump wants to pull out forces in Syria. When announced in December, jaws drooped and sharp intakes of breath..