Protesters walk through a cloud of tear gas Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. The Aug. 9th shooting of Michael Brown by police caused violent protests in Ferguson, a town near the city of St. Louis. Police used tear gas against the protestors.
Hawaii is home to many native plants. They include 1,200 species, 90 percent of which are not found anywhere else in the world. But Hawaii also has become the endangered species capital of the United States. Nearly 40 percent of the plants on that endangered list grow in Hawaii.
Twenty-five percent of American women will experience domestic violence, that is, physical abuse by a partner. Most cases are never reported to police. But recently such violence was captured on video tape.
My fellow Americans – tonight, I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL.
After a nine-year-old accidentally killed her gun instructor, Americans talk once again about guns and children. In the United States, federal law bars anyone younger than 18 from owning a handgun. But, many state laws give young people the right to shoot all kinds of guns.
The Israeli military campaign in the Gaza Strip resulted in the death of an estimated 2,000 Palestinians. This is a cause of concern for many American Jews. They feel loyal to the state of Israel. But they also believe the Israeli government may have gone too far in Gaza.
The United States Department of Agriculture has released a report on the problems that Americans have getting food. The report says one in seven U.S. families last year did not have food security -- the ability to get healthy food.
The militant group known as the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for killing American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff. Americans are now debating whether the United States should have paid money to the group in exchange for their release.
Since last October, tens of thousands of children have entered the United States without a parent or legal guardian. This was two times the number as the year before.
The execution of two American journalists, Steven Sotloff and James Foley, have angered many people in the United States. President Obama says he plans to build a coalition to, in his words, “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State militants.
Florida’s citrus industry is facing serious threats from an Asian insect. The insect can be a carrier of bacteria that attack citrus trees. The spread of the bacteria shows the danger of bringing non-native organisms to America soil.
The Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, has chosen a university town in Virginia as one of six places to test drones. Drones are aircraft without human pilots. A drone can also be called an unmanned aircraft system, or UAS. The town, Blacksburg, is home to Virginia Tech University.
In most countries, people can make a telephone call to ask for medical or police help using just three numbers. In the European Union, the number is 1-1-2. Some Asian countries use 9-9-9. In North America, the number is 9-1-1.
More and more movie theaters around the world are replacing older equipment with modern technology. The new equipment heightens the movie-watchers’ experience with sharper image and clearer sound. But what will happen to the drive-in theaters around the country?
Last Sunday, an earthquake struck the Napa Valley area of northern California. Some roads bent, while underground pipes burst. It was the strongest earthquake to strike the Napa Valley in 15 years. There is no way to know when the next one hit.
An advisor to Congress says country’s electric system is mostly unprotected and vulnerable to an EMP attack. He said North Korea tested the plan last year when it put a satellite into orbit. The satellite was in a position where it could carry out such an attack against the United States.
A record number of Americans are moving into cities. When they move into urban areas, they drive less. New York City is one of the top cities for new people and for users of mass transit. There are about 3.4 billion rides on New York City subways and buses every year.
The disputed shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri has led to an increased interest in body cameras. A small number of American police officers wear such cameras.
Legal advice can cost a lot. A person with little money does not have the same ability to get legal help as a richer person. A growing number of lawyers are working for free. Who are they helping and why?
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Western countries have differing policies over making ransom payments to win the release of hostages. In the past month, the Islamic State group has killed two Americans and one Briton. Both countries refuse to pay ransom money to hostage-takers. More
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