President Vladimir Putin’s forces have effectively taken over the peninsula. Now, the world is watching anxiously to see if Russian troops move into other parts of Ukraine.
Thursday’s economic news isn’t great. More people applied for unemployment benefits and demand for some factory goods was down.
The drought-stricken state is getting some much-need precipitation this week. It’s not expected to solve the situation, and the rain will create problems. But it’s also very welcome.
The U.S. and South Korea are conducting joint military exercises. In the past, the North has used missile tests to express its displeasure. On Thursday, South Korean officials say, it did so again.
Also Thursday, ousted President Viktor Yanukovych says he’s still Ukraine’s leader and asks Russia to protect him. Along the border, Russian fighter jets are on patrol.
Parliament is likely to approve a near-total ban on abortion, which has been legal in Spain since 1985. Some proponents argue change has come too quickly, breaking down traditional Spanish values.
An estimated 3,000 families have been evicted to make way for building projects related to the 2016 Summer Games. The families and Olympic organizers don’t always agree on whether it’s an upgrade.
The FDA has released its mock-up of a proposed new label for food. On it, calorie counts go big and bold. What’s out? Listing calories from fat. What else is new? More details on added sugars.
If you’re in the Pacific, there’s a better chance you’re nodding along with Cat Power rather than grooving to Fantasia — but that reverses if you’re across the country in the South Atlantic.
Sriracha and other spicy condiments make us feel so good, even when they burn so bad. So what’s going on in our tongues? A video breaks down the beloved hot sauce into its molecular components.
President Vladimir Putin isn’t the first Russian leader to try to rebuild Sochi, but it’s not so clear his project will ultimately be more successful than his predecessors.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has outlined his military spending priorities. His proposed cuts signal that the size of the armed forces, which grew to fight two wars, can’t be sustained.
Renowned concert pianist Alice Herz-Sommer, once thought to be the oldest living Holocaust survivor, has died at age 110. Her story is told in the Oscar-nominated film, The Lady in Number 6.
Joaquin Guzman, Mexico’s most powerful drug trafficker, has been captured, devastating his Sinaloa drug cartel. But many in his home state resent the arrest, having considered him a hero for the poor.
Starting Thursday, three American Indian tribes can prosecute non-Indians for some domestic violence crimes. The change stems from a provision included in the Violence Against Women Act.