Wednesday, September 11, 2019

VIDEO: The birth rate in the U.S. is higher than in many wealthy nations, but it is declining. In 2018, the number of births reached a 32-year low. Americans are marrying later and having fewer children in general, and some are choosing to lead a child-free life.
On September 10, 1813, U.S. Navy forces defeat British Royal Navy forces at the Battle of Lake Erie. Led by Oliver Hazard Perry, nine U.S. ships defeated six British ships, securing Lake Erie for the remainder of the War of 1812. That control removed the British threat to Ohio, Pennsylvania and Western New York. The victory also led to the recovery of Detroit and the defeat of a Native American confederation which had sided with the British.
VIDEO: The concept car shows in Los Angeles are a showcase for style and technology. But most of the cars will likely never be sold to customers. It’s like some of the crazy styles at New York fashion shows: The designs are to inspire both car owners and producers. VOA visited one car show in Monterey to see some of the four-wheeled trend-setters. 
After declining for more than two decades, the number of violent crime victims in the United States jumped by 22% over the past three years, according to a new survey released Tuesday by the Justice Department’s statistics arm.
VIDEO: What does a home mechanic do with time, money and a vintage car? Make a dragster and take it to the track, of course. Members of the Nostalgia Drag Racer League make their fun one fast quarter-mile trip at a time. 
The continued use of Twitter and Instagram by senior Iranian officials sanctioned by the Trump administration in recent months has put U.S. authorities and social media executives in a predicament.

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