These companies are revamping paid parental leave

The importance of an adequate paid parental leave policy was made clear for Reddit co-founder and venture capitalist Alexis Ohanian after he encountered struggles becoming a new parent. "I wasn't fully appreciative of it, sadly,...

Magnitude 8 Quake Strikes North-Central Peru

LIMA, PERU —  The U.S. Geological Survey says a large earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.0 has struck in north-central Peru. The quake, at a moderate depth of 114 kilometers (71 miles) struck at 2:41...

Ireland Votes to Make Divorce Easier

LONDON —  Irish voters have overwhelmingly endorsed a plan to liberalize the country’s constitution to make it easier for couples to divorce. Election officials said Sunday a constitutional requirement that couples be separated for four years...

Anti-Semitic Attacks on the Rise in Germany

Germany’s anti-Semitism commissioner has advised Jews that it may be dangerous in certain parts of the country to wear the kippahs, also known as skullcaps, traditionally worn by Jewish men. He did not specify...

Voters Elect EU Parliament as Nationalism Mounts

BRUSSELS —  Pivotal elections for the European Union parliament reach their climax Sunday as the last 21 nations go to the polls and results are announced in a vote that boils down to a continentwide...

Combine US, S. Korean Missile Systems to Boost Defense vs. North

Kim Dong-hyun of the VOA Korean Service contributed to this report. WASHINGTON — South Korea should integrate its missile defense system with that of the U.S. to maximize the combined capabilities to counter a potential...

2 dead, unknown number missing after tornado hits El Reno, Oklahoma

There are at least two people dead and an unknown number of people missing after a tornado roared through El Reno, Oklahoma, and hit a hotel, mobile home park and several other buildings late...

US Transcontinental Railroad Celebrates 150th Anniversary

It's been 150 years since the U.S. transcontinental railroad connected America's East and West. To celebrate the anniversary, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is highlighting an event that quite literally united the...

Big Toys and a Sandbox for Grown-Ups at Las Vegas Attraction

Most kids love digging in the sand ... and many never outgrow that. A new and unusual attraction nicknamed "sand box for grown-ups" is a big hit among teenagers and adults in Las Vegas,...

Hawaii Woman Rescued After 2 Weeks in Maui Forest

WAILUKU, HAWAII —  A Hawaii woman has been found alive in a forest on the island of Maui after going missing more than two weeks ago. Amanda Eller was found injured in the Makawao Forest Reserve,...

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