Brazil's President Rousseff ousted from office by Senate

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's Senate on Wednesday voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the culmination of a yearlong fight that paralyzed Latin America's largest nation and exposed deep rifts among its people on everything from race relations to social spending.

  • Written by PETER PRENGAMAN, Associated Press MAURICIO SAVARESE, Associated Press

UN envoy: Military escalation in Yemen is fueling extremists

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The dangerous military escalation following a breakdown in the cease-fire between government supporters and Shiite rebels is fueling the spread of al-Qaida and the Islamic State extremist groups, the U.N. special envoy to Yemen warned the Security Council on Wednesday.

  • Written by MICHAEL ASTOR, Associated Press

Africa's elephants rapidly declining as poaching thrives

HONOLULU (AP) — The number of savanna elephants in Africa is rapidly declining and the animals are in danger of being wiped out as international and domestic ivory trades drive poaching across the continent, according to a study released Wednesday.

  • Written by CALEB JONES, Associated Press