As we all know, the writers and editors at Yahoo! News (and the entire Yahoo! network) don’t adhere to any standards for grammar, spelling, capitalization, terminology, or anything else that has to do with communicating through the written word.
So, I was absolutely shocked to read that Yahoo! News follows the guidelines in the Associated Press stylebook, including using “Ukraine” (and not “the Ukraine”) to refer to the country that’s plastered all over the news:
And then I spit out my nonfat, sugar-free vanilla latte when I read this on the homepage of Yahoo! News: