Mitt Romney speaks at the Utah County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner in Provo, Utah, February 16, 2018. (Jim Urquhart/Reuters) It’s always possible to rationalize your own departure from ethics by claiming self-defense. Mitt Romney’s…

Pope Francis attends a synodal meeting at the Vatican, October 3, 2018. (Tony Gentile/Reuters) Having intervened in their meeting last fall, the Vatican may have opened up a Pandora’s box. This past September, Pope Francis,…

Construction workers replace a section of the Mexico-U.S. border at Tijuana, Mexico, June 28, 2018. (Jorge Dunes/Reuters) A wall or fencing is relatively mild as far as immigration enforcement goes. It’s a wonder that Democrats…

President Trump has called the family of 33-year-old Newman, California police officer Ronil Singh to offer his condolences after the officer was allegedly murdered on the job by an illegal alien. The day after Christmas, Singh pulled…

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, President Trump and National Security Advisor John Bolton at the NATO Foreign Ministerial in Brussels, Belgium on July 12, 2018. [State Department photo/ Public Domain] Lost in the…

Divided government returned to America with a day of celebration for Democrats that swept Capitol Hill with new diversity and determination. Driving the news: Seven and a half hours after Pelosi took the gavel, the…

With the partial government shutdown stretching into 2019, here's what you need to know about the effects. USA TODAY Traffic light next to plaque engraved with Internal Revenue Service. (Photo: Getty Images) As a partial…

  Thomas Maresca, Special to USA TODAY President Donald Trump says he's ready to meet again with Kim Jong Un to discuss North Korea's nuclear weapons. In a Cabinet meeting Wednesday, Trump said he'd just…

Two big rigs and two passenger vehicles collided and spilled diesel fuel across a Florida highway Thursday, sparking a massive fire that killed seven people, authorities said. Up to eight more people were taken to…

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., at a meeting last month. (Photo: Evan Vucci, AP, Evan Vucci, AP) WASHINGTON – President Donald…

With the partial government shutdown stretching into 2019, here's what you need to know about the effects. USA TODAY House Democrats will move Thursday to reopen the government, setting up a confrontation with President Donald…

The Motley Fool Hiring was expected to pick up last month after a lackluster showing in November. (Photo: YinYang / Getty Images) The labor market bounced back resoundingly in December as employers added 312,000 jobs despite stock…

OAKLAND, Calif. -- After blowing a 20-point second-half lead and watching James Harden hit an "impossible" game-winning 3-pointer, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson felt the Golden State Warriors gave away a 135-134 overtime loss to…

Warning: This post contains spoilers from the third and final season of A Series of Unfortunate Events. Read at your own risk! Since Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events began, Patrick Warburton’s dutiful narrator Lemony Snicket has…

The Christmas holiday marks the midpoint of the baseball offseason. In fact, given an initial spring training reporting date of Feb. 13 for pitchers and catchers, the recent Dec. 25 respite neatly splits the hot…

Brittni De La Mora went by Jenny Presley when she worked in the adult film industry. (Courtesy Brittni De La Mora ) Brittni De La Mora may not be a name you recognize — but the now-31-year-old spent nearly…

Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images Washington and Beijing have placed hundreds of billions of dollars worth of tariffs on each other. The results have been more negative for the US than for China, according to a recent…