These 8 make cool ‘experience gifts’

Maybe Marie Kondo is to blame — but it seems people are trying to move away from all the stuff and move towards the gift of experiences for kids who already have ALL. THE. TOYS.At the same time,...

Panda Bei Bei leaves Smithsonian’s National Zoo in DC for China

WASHINGTON – Bei Bei sat on a hammock nonchalantly, chewing on sugarcane. It's one of his last snacks in the United States before he travels some 15 hours to China."He's very laid back. Look at him," says Timothy McGrath.McGrath, 68, is one...

Touching in yoga is touchy indeed – and it should be | Sasha Brown-Worsham...

Despite what Instagram – with its abundance of sexy, gorgeous and limber influencers – might have you believe, yoga is not a sexual practice. The true practice has one goal: to calm the fluctuations in the mind. In...

Danielle Doby talks about her Instagram account I Am Her Tribe.

Our series “How I became a …” digs into the stories of accomplished and influential people, finding out how they got to where they are in their careers.Sharing stories and cultivating inspiration is no new thing for Danielle Doby,...

Taliban frees US, Australian in prisoner swap

Two professors from the American University of Afghanistan, one of whom is a U.S. citizen, were released from Taliban captivity Tuesday as part of a prisoner exchange with the militant group previously announced by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.The two men – American...

Philip Rivers intercepted four times as Chiefs beat Chargers in Mexico City | Sport

The Kansas City Chiefs stayed on top of the AFC West with a 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday night at Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium. Patrick Mahomes passed for 182 yards and hit Travis Kelce...

The politics of facial recognition

As police embrace new facial recognition technology, many fear false matches could lead to wrongful arrests. Just the FAQs, USA TODAYThe fight over the use of our faces is far from...

Amid shootings, let’s finish bipartisan gun deal with Trump: 3 senators

There is no escaping gun violence in America.In the sleepy hamlet of Sandy Hook, Connecticut, a disturbed young man needed only five minutes to murder 20 first-graders and six educators. In Philadelphia, this year is on track to end...

Lt. Col. Vindman to describe his alarm over president’s call with Ukrainian leader, girding...

But Republicans are also seizing on Vindman’s testimony as an opportunity, signaling that they plan to try to discredit one of the key witnesses in the inquiry by questioning his...

Donald Trump has dragged America’s global reputation to an all-time low | Simon Tisdall...

Europeans, if they can bear to watch, are observing US politics with a mixture of fascination and horror – and it’s all down to Donald Trump. Each week seems to bring another democracy-shattering rumpus, scandalous revelation or shocking...