Barricade with the protesters at Hrushevskogo street on January 26, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. Sasha Maksymenko / cc Counting on foreign aid to reduce corruption is like expecting whiskey to cure alcoholism. After closed House…

Indigenous peoples, some with their faces painted and wearing feathered headdresses, stand by Pope Francis as he celebrates an opening Mass for the Amazon synod, in St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 6,…

Yemeni town thrives on extortion and torture of migrants By MAGGIE MICHAEL October 30, 2019 https://apnews.com/476e15db8b77486e9d157b33f9494b22 RAS AL-ARA, Yemen (AP) — Zahra struggled in the blue waters of the Gulf of Aden, grasping for the…

Sen. Kamala Harris speaks at a townhall on LGBTQ issues in Los Angeles, Calif., October 10, 2019. (Mike Blake/Reuters) We keep you informed on the Democrats’ aspirations to rule by decree. As Democratic voters across…

(Henry Nicholls/Reuters) The constituents of the European Union find that they can check out any time they like, but they can never leave. The difficulty of Brexit is the case for Brexit. The argument against…

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise speaks to the media on Capitol Hill., October 23, 2019. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R., La.) lambasted House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff for allegedly shutting down questions…

The Virginia State Capitol building in Richmond (Jay Paul/Reuters) With the legislature up for grabs, Republicans warn voters about the perils of unchecked Democratic governance. ‘A  gaffe is when a politician tells the truth — some…

The US government is taking more steps to block Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE from American networks. The Federal Communications Commission proposed two measures this week to stop US carriers from using technology from…

Ants are notoriously much better than humans at organizing their collective traffic flow when foraging for food, but how they manage to do so isn't fully understood. Even in dense, crowded conditions, ant colonies still…

USA TODAY personal finance reporter, Janna Herron, explains how changes in the Federal Reserve's interest rates affect your financial accounts. USA TODAY These Fed interest rate cuts are starting to add up, lowering costs for…

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Built in 1950, this Sonoma County town’s squat blue-gray Veterans Memorial Auditorium has hosted everything from rock concerts to flea markets. But lately it has reprised its role as a gathering place…

LOS ANGELES — A tree branch crashing on to power lines ignited the wind-driven Getty Fire that forced evacuation of more than 7,000 homes, fire officials have confirmed. "The fire was deemed an accidental start, caused by…