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Hotel in DC Offers a Cooking Class for Couples before Valentine’s Day

Hotel in DC Offers a Cooking Class for Couples before Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is probably the most romantic holiday. In the United States, with people sending 190 million Valentine’s Day cards...

Trump: US to Push for ‘Reciprocal Tax’ on Trade Partners

Trump: US to Push for ‘Reciprocal Tax’ on Trade Partners

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would push for a “reciprocal tax” against countries, including U.S. allies, that...

Uber Tests Cheaper ‘Chap Chap’ Service for Errands in Nairobi

Uber Tests Cheaper ‘Chap Chap’ Service for Errands in Nairobi

Uber is testing a service in Nairobi that was inspired by residents’ use of the platform for errands and aims...

Disposable Delivery Drone Service Goes Where Other Services Do Not

Disposable Delivery Drone Service Goes Where Other Services Do Not

It has been called a delivery drone, an unmanned aerial vehicle or even a glider. It can be used to...

Trump Wants NASA Out of Space Station by 2025, Businesses In

Trump Wants NASA Out of Space Station by 2025, Businesses In

The Trump administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025, and private businesses running the place instead....

4 Robots That Aim to Teach Your Kids to Code

4 Robots That Aim to Teach Your Kids to Code

You’ve seen apps and toys that promise to teach your child to code. Now enter the robots. At the CES...

Disposable Delivery Drone Goes Where Other Services Do Not

Disposable Delivery Drone Goes Where Other Services Do Not

Plastic foam, plywood and some other plastic parts could make the difference between life and death. These are the materials...

Who’s at Fault in Amtrak Crash? Amtrak Pays Regardless

Who’s at Fault in Amtrak Crash? Amtrak Pays Regardless

Federal investigators are still looking at how CSX railway crews routed an Amtrak train into a parked freight train in...

Tesla’s Roadster Takes Flight, Enters Orbit

Tesla’s Roadster Takes Flight, Enters Orbit

Billionaire CEO Elon Musk is off to a big 2018. He’s chief executive of both SpaceX and Tesla. His space-travel...

Seeing America Through the Eyes of African Immigrants Turned Truckers

Seeing America Through the Eyes of African Immigrants Turned Truckers

Increasing demand for long-haul truckers in the United States is drawing more African immigrants onto America’s roads. VOA’s Arzouma Kompaoré...

A New Instrument to Look for Exoplanets

A New Instrument to Look for Exoplanets

Astronomers say a new instrument, now being tested on one of the telescopes in Chile’s Atacama desert, will greatly enhance...

Experts: More Stock Volatility Ahead, but No Reason to Panic

Experts: More Stock Volatility Ahead, but No Reason to Panic

It’s been a tough week on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial average closed more than 300 points higher Friday,...

Ride-Sharing Uber and Self-Driving Car Firm Waymo Settle Legal Battle

Ride-Sharing Uber and Self-Driving Car Firm Waymo Settle Legal Battle

Ride-sharing giant Uber and the self-driving car company Waymo have agreed to settle their legal battle over allegedly stolen trade...

Russians Held for ‘Mining Bitcoin’ At Top Nuclear Lab

Russians Held for ‘Mining Bitcoin’ At Top Nuclear Lab

Engineers at Russia’s top nuclear research facility have been detained after they attempted to mine bitcoin on its computers, Russian...

YouTube Suspends Ads From Video Star Logan Paul’s Channels

YouTube Suspends Ads From Video Star Logan Paul’s Channels

YouTube has temporarily suspended all ads from video star Logan Paul’s channels after what it calls a pattern of behavior...