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  • BTS' agency apologizes for boy-band members' atomic-bomb shirts, swastika hat

    BTS' agency apologizes for boy-band members' atomic-bomb shirts, swastika hat

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 11:59 PM EST2018-11-14 04:59:06 GMT
    By Hyung-Jin Kim, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. SEOUL, South Korea - The agency for K-pop superstars BTS apologized Wednesday for members wearing a T-shirt depicting the explosion of an atomic bomb and a hat with a Nazi emblem. Japanese TV broadcasters recently cancelled planned appearances in that country after images went viral of the musician wearing the shirt. The South Korean band ran into more trouble after news surfaced that another member wore a hat featuring a Nazi sym... 
    SEOUL, South Korea - The agency for K-pop superstars BTS apologized Wednesday for members wearing a T-shirt depicting the explosion of an atomic bomb and a hat with a Nazi emblem. 
  • The best Black Friday TV deals of 2018: Samsung, LG, Roku and more

    The best Black Friday TV deals of 2018: Samsung, LG, Roku and more

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 11:39 PM EST2018-11-14 04:39:02 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 8:38 PM2018-11-14 01:38:00 GMT
    By TJ Donegan, USA TODAY — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Today’s newsroom and any business incentives. Black Friday 2018 is almost here, and the deals are in full swing. At Reviewed, our shopping and TV experts are tracking prices all month long to bring you the best Black Friday deals.... 
    — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Today’s newsroom and any business incentives.
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  • Custody battle played starring role in 2016 slaying of 8 family members in Ohio, prosecutors say; 6 arrested

    Arrests made in 2016 slaying of 8 family members in Ohio

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 3:39 PM EST2018-11-13 20:39:08 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 8:32 PM2018-11-14 01:32:00 GMT
    By Chris Graves and Bob Strickley, Cincinnati Enquirer CINCINNATI - Four members of a family with close business and family relations with the eight members of an Ohio family slain in April 2016 in Pike County, have been arrested in connection with those deaths. Angela Wagner, 48, her husband George "Billy" Wagner, 47, and their two sons, George Wagner IV, 27, and Edward "Jake" Wagner, 26, have each been charged in the gruesome deaths of the Rhoden family and Hannah Gilley. George "... 
    WAVERLY, Ohio - Six members of a family who have close business and family ties with the eight members of an Ohio family slain in April 2016 in Pike County have been arrested in connection with those deaths, Ohio's attorney general said Tuesday. 
  • AWOL National Guard soldier arrested at Calif. border and charged with human trafficking

    AWOL National Guard soldier arrested at Calif. border and charged with human trafficking

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 11:59 PM EST2018-11-14 04:59:02 GMT
    By Tom Vanden Brook and Bart Jansen, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. WASHINGTON - A California National Guard soldier has been charged with human trafficking after he was arrested near San Diego over the weekend, as the Pentagon's military buildup at the Southwest border continues. Edward Jair Acosta-Avila was charged in federal court with attempting to smuggle three Mexican men into the United States, according to court documents. Acosta-Avila is a private in the California Arm... 
    WASHINGTON - A California National Guard soldier has been charged with human trafficking after he was arrested near San Diego over the weekend, as the Pentagon's military buildup at the Southwest border continues.  
  • Police chief praises security guard killed by his cop: 'Jemel Roberson was a brave man'

    Police chief praises security guard killed by his cop: 'Jemel Roberson was a brave man'

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 4:19 PM EST2018-11-13 21:19:08 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 7:32 PM2018-11-14 00:32:00 GMT
    By Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY CHICAGO - Police in suburban Chicago Tuesday called the controversial shooting death of a black security guard by a police officer a "tragic incident,' and praised the guard for exhibiting bravery for subduing a suspect moments before the officer fired on him. Jemel Roberson, 26, had apprehended a man who allegedly fired a gun inside a Robbins, Illinois, bar early Sunday when he was gunned down by a police officer responding from neighboring Midlothian. R... 
    ROBBINS, Ill. - Police in suburban Chicago on Tuesday called the controversial shooting death of a black security guard by a police officer a "tragic incident,' and praised the guard for exhibiting bravery for subduing a suspect moments before the officer fired on him. 
  • A handgun for Christmas: Wisconsin company decides to buy firearms for every employee this holiday season

    A handgun for Christmas: Wisconsin company decides to buy firearms for every employee this holiday season

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 8:19 PM EST2018-11-14 01:19:06 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 7:28 PM2018-11-14 00:28:00 GMT
    By Chris Mueller, Appleton Post-Crescent HORTONVILLE, Wis. - A company that produces novelty glassware embedded with a bullet as if it had been shot has decided give every employee a handgun as a Christmas present. Giving employees their choice of revolver as a gift is part of an effort to promote personal safety and team building, Ben Wolfgram, who co-owns Hortonville-based BenShot, said Tuesday. The business has 16 full-time employees, including several veterans. But the business ... 
    HORTONVILLE, Wis. - A company that produces novelty glassware embedded with a bullet as if it had been shot has decided give every employee a handgun as a Christmas present. 
  • Who is Mira Ricardel? First Lady Melania Trump wants the national security official fired

    Who is Mira Ricardel? First Lady Melania Trump wants the national security official fired

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 10:39 PM EST2018-11-14 03:39:03 GMT
    By Christal Hayes, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. WASHINGTON - Melania Trump's unexpected feud with a national security official exploded Tuesday when the first lady publicly called for the official's firing. The quarrel between the first lady and deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel apparently began during a trip Trump took to Africa last month. Two officials told USA TODAY that Ricardel argued with Trump's staff over airplane seating for the first lady's trip. They... 
    WASHINGTON - Melania Trump's unexpected feud with a national security official exploded Tuesday when the first lady publicly called for the official's firing.  
  • US trial of Mexican drug lord "El Chapo" gets underway

    US trial of Mexican drug lord "El Chapo" gets underway

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 10:01 PM EST2018-11-14 03:01:47 GMT
    (Elizabeth Williams via AP) In this courtroom sketch Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, sits next to his defense attorney Eduardo Balazero, left, for opening statements as Guzman's high-security trial gets underway in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tue(Elizabeth Williams via AP) In this courtroom sketch Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, sits next to his defense attorney Eduardo Balazero, left, for opening statements as Guzman's high-security trial gets underway in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tue

    The infamous Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was alternately portrayed at his U.S. trial on Tuesday as a calculating leader of a bloodthirsty smuggling operation that funneled tons of cocaine and other drugs into American cities and a scapegoat for a conspiracy whose actual mastermind bribed crooked Mexican officials as high as the president to keep his freedom.

     

    The infamous Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was alternately portrayed at his U.S. trial on Tuesday as a calculating leader of a bloodthirsty smuggling operation that funneled tons of cocaine and other drugs into American cities and a scapegoat for a conspiracy whose actual mastermind bribed crooked Mexican officials as high as the president to keep his freedom.

     
  • Trump picks retired general for ambassador to Saudi Arabia

    Trump picks retired general for ambassador to Saudi Arabia

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 9:59 PM EST2018-11-14 02:59:03 GMT
    By Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - A retired four-star general is President Donald Trump's pick to be U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, filling a key diplomatic vacancy at a time when U.S.-Saudi relations are being tested by the slaying of a journalist critical of the Saudi royal family. Trump announced Tuesday that he is nominating John Abizaid, the longest-serving commander of the U.S. Central Command, to lead the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh. It's a post that has been empty since form... 
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A retired four-star general is President Donald Trump's pick to be U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, filling a key diplomatic vacancy at a time when U.S.-Saudi relations are being tested by the slaying of a journalist critical of the Saudi royal family. 
  • New guidelines suggest a 'lifespan approach' to battle high cholesterol

    New guidelines suggest a 'lifespan approach' to battle high cholesterol

    Monday, November 12 2018 10:39 AM EST2018-11-12 15:39:03 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 6:24 PM2018-11-13 23:24:00 GMT
    By Brett Molina, USA TODAY Doctors should look beyond typical risk factors for high cholesterol, creating detailed personal plans for individuals to examine risks early, suggest new guidelines published Saturday. The guidelines, available in the journal Circulation, say health factors such as family history should be taken into account when examining a person's risk for high cholesterol. The guidelines for treating high cholesterol, which affects nearly one in three American adults,... 
    Doctors should look beyond typical risk factors for high cholesterol, creating detailed personal plans for individuals to examine risks early, suggest new guidelines published Saturday. 
  • First Lady Melania Trump has never met the security official she wants fired: official

    First lady Melania Trump calls for firing of national security official

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 3:39 PM EST2018-11-13 20:39:16 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 5:35 PM2018-11-13 22:35:00 GMT
    By David Jackson, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - In an extraordinary step for a first lady, Melania Trump called for the dismissal of deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel. "It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she (Ricardel) no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House," said a statement from Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's communications director. The statement came minutes after a Diwali event hosted by President Donald Trump that Ricardel a... 
    WASHINGTON - In an extraordinary step for a first lady, Melania Trump called Tuesday for the dismissal of deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel, someone who a White House official said she'd never met.  
  • Families mourn as first victims of California fire are named

    Families mourn as first victims of California fire are named

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 7:59 PM EST2018-11-14 00:59:06 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 5:35 PM2018-11-13 22:35:00 GMT
    By Martha Mendoza and Gillian Flaccus, USA TODAY PARADISE, Calif. - Ernest Foss was a musician who gave lessons out of his home when he lived in San Francisco, where an amplifier that ran the length of a wall served as the family's living room couch. Carl Wiley refurbished tires for Michelin. Jesus Fernandez, known as "Zeus,' was described as a loving father and loyal friend. They were among the first victims identified in the aftermath of the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in ... 
    PARADISE, Calif. - Ernest Foss was a musician who gave lessons out of his home when he lived in San Francisco, where an amplifier that ran the length of a wall served as the family's living room couch. Carl Wiley refurbished tires for Michelin. Jesus Fernandez, known as "Zeus,' was described as a... 
  • On her first day of orientation on Capitol Hill, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez protests in Pelosi's office

    On her first day of orientation on Capitol Hill, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez protests outside Pelosi's office

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 1:19 PM EST2018-11-13 18:19:04 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 5:32 PM2018-11-13 22:32:00 GMT
    By Nicole Gaudiano, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday kicked off her first day of new-member orientation by participating in a climate change protest at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's office. About 200 people were in Pelosi's office lobby and down the hall, and among them was the 29-year-old New York Democrat. Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, said she wants to show Pelosi that "we're here to back her up in... 
    WASHINGTON - Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday kicked off her first day of new-member orientation by participating in a climate change protest at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's office. 
  • From nose surgery to life support: Dallas woman in coma after plastic surgery in Mexico

    From nose surgery to life support: Dallas woman in coma after plastic surgery in Mexico

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 7:39 PM EST2018-11-14 00:39:06 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 5:06 PM2018-11-13 22:06:00 GMT
    By Rebecca Lopez, WFAA DALLAS - Laura Avila went to Mexico for plastic surgery last month. Now, she's on life support in a Texas hospital due to complications from the procedure. The Dallas real estate agent traveled to Juarez, Mexico with fiancé Enrique Cruz for surgery on her nose because the procedure was cheaper there. "The price of course compared to those in U.S. was less than a third," said Angie Avila, Laura's sister. The couple arrived at a plastic surgery center ar... 
    DALLAS - Laura Avila went to Mexico for plastic surgery last month. Now, she's on life support in a Texas hospital due to complications from the procedure. 
  • Investigation launched after child with autism was stuck on school bus for hours

    Investigation launched after child with autism was stuck on school bus for hours

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 7:19 PM EST2018-11-14 00:19:07 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 4:49 PM2018-11-13 21:49:00 GMT
    By Michael Quander WASHINGTON -- DC Public Schools (DCPS) is launching a grievance investigation into how the school district handled a situation involving a child with autism who was stuck on a school bus for hours on Friday. WUSA9 had been pushing for answers on this story since Saturday. On Tuesday, the city office in charge of DC school buses responded saying that the major delay was due to traffic. A traffic backup is the reason the Office of the State Superintendent of Educa... 
    WASHINGTON -- DC Public Schools (DCPS) is launching a grievance investigation into how the school district handled a situation involving a child with autism who was stuck on a school bus for hours on Friday. 
  • Florida recount: Bill Nelson sues for extension; Chuck Schumer calls for Rick Scott recusal

    Florida recount: Senate Democratic leader Schumer's call for Rick Scott recusal adds to turbulence

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 5:39 PM EST2018-11-13 22:39:04 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 4:34 PM2018-11-13 21:34:00 GMT
    By Ledyard King, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. WASHINGTON - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer Tuesday demanded Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott withdraw from any oversight role of the state's ongoing Senate election recount between Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson and Scott. "Governor Scott needs to recuse himself in the recount and do it now," Schumer, D-N.Y., said at a Capitol Hill news conference with Nelson at his side. "He's a contestant in this election and can't possibly... 
    WASHINGTON - With a Thursday deadline looming, Sen. Bill Nelson's campaign has filed a federal lawsuit to extend the unevenly conducted statewide recount of his re-election race against GOP Gov. Rick Scott, who holds a narrow lead over the three-term Democrat. 
  • Federal judge orders review of all provisional ballots in Georgia, delays deadline for certification

    Federal judge orders review of all provisional ballots in Georgia, delays deadline for certification

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 12:59 PM EST2018-11-13 17:59:12 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 4:20 PM2018-11-13 21:20:00 GMT
    By Nicquel Terry Ellis, USA TODAY ATLANTA - A federal judge has ordered Georgia election officials to review all provisional ballots that cast in the midterm elections and prohibited the state from certifying the election before Friday. Georgia's bitterly fought contest for governor remains undecided. Republican Brian Kemp leads Democrat Stacey Abrams by nearly 59,000 votes. Kemp has declared himself the winner of the vote last week, resigned as Georgia's secretary of state and name... 
    ATLANTA - A federal judge has ordered Georgia election officials to review all provisional ballots cast in the midterm elections and prohibited the state from certifying the election before Friday. 
  • White House aide Bolton says Jamal Khashoggi audio doesn't implicate Saudi crown prince MBS

    White House aide Bolton says Khashoggi audio doesn't implicate Saudi crown prince MBS

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 3:39 PM EST2018-11-13 20:39:11 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 3:54 PM2018-11-13 20:54:00 GMT
    By Hasan Dudar and Deirdre Shesgreen, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - White House National Security Adviser John Bolton said Tuesday that an audio recording related to Jamal Khashoggi's murder does not implicate Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. "That is not the conclusion that the people who have heard it have come to," Bolton told reporters during a press briefing in Singapore. Bolton said he had not listened to the audio himself. Bolton's remarks came after the New York Tim... 
    WASHINGTON - A senior Republican senator said Tuesday he is convinced that Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman directed Jamal Khashoggi's murder, even as a top Trump administration official downplayed the Saudi ruler's role in the journalist's death. 
  • CDC: More cases of polio-like illness in children emerge

    CDC: More cases of polio-like illness in children emerge

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 3:19 PM EST2018-11-13 20:19:13 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 3:42 PM2018-11-13 20:42:00 GMT

    The number of cases of a rare but paralyzing illness continues to climb as parents of afflicted children urge federal health officials to more quickly identify a cause and possible treatments.

     
    The number of cases of a rare but paralyzing illness continues to climb as parents of afflicted children urge federal health officials to more quickly identify a cause and possible treatments. 
  • 'This isn't who we are': Viral Nazi salute photo of Wisconsin high school promgoers draws widespread condemnation

    'This isn't who we are': Viral Nazi salute photo of Wisconsin high school promgoers draws widespread condemnation

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 12:19 AM EST2018-11-13 05:19:07 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 3:28 PM2018-11-13 20:28:00 GMT
    By Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel BARABOO - It's a tradition that dates back many years. Before spring prom at Baraboo High School, photos are taken on the front steps of the courthouse because it's a large enough spot to fit everyone in. Photos are taken of couples as well as pictures of just the girls and just the boys. A disturbing photo taken of the male prom-goers last spring has gone viral because it shows many of the Baraboo students with their arms upraised in Naz... 
    BARABOO - It's a tradition that dates back many years.

    Before spring prom at Baraboo High School, photos are taken on the front steps of the courthouse because it's a large enough spot to fit everyone in. Photos are taken of couples as well as pictures of just the girls and just the boys.

    A dis...
     
  • Do zombie shows lead to mass shootings? Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin thinks so.

    Do zombie shows lead to mass shootings? Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin thinks so.

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 6:59 PM EST2018-11-13 23:59:03 GMT
    By Thomas Novelly, Louisville Courier JournalClick here to watch video. Gun regulation isn't the solution to mass shootings in the U.S., Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said Tuesday, and America's culture of death, illustrated by Americans' obsession with zombie television shows, is more to blame. In a radio interview with conservative talk show host Leland Conway, the Kentucky Republican said new laws aren't the solution to violence, but addressing a "culture of death" in media is the star... 
    Gun regulation isn't the solution to mass shootings in the U.S., Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said Tuesday, and America's culture of death, illustrated by Americans' obsession with zombie television shows, is more to blame. 
  • Teen found safe 2 weeks after running away from home with $1,000, no cellphone

    Teen who left home with $1,000 and no cellphone is still missing after 2 weeks

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 1:19 PM EST2018-11-13 18:19:08 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 3:26 PM2018-11-13 20:26:00 GMT
    By Peggy Wright, Morristown Daily Record MORRIS COUNTY, N.J. - Family and friends of a runaway New Jersey teen continue their persistent search for the 15-year-old, two weeks after he left home the night before Halloween and 10 days after his last confirmed sighting in Philadelphia. Friends also have started a GoFundMe site to help parents Nicolai and Aleksandra Kolding with flyer printing, search and travel costs. As of Tuesday, the site had reached nearly $16,000 of a $20,000 donat... 
    MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. - Family and friends of a runaway New Jersey teen are breathing a sigh of relief after the 15-year-old was found safe, exactly two weeks after he left his parents a note and left home with $1,000. 
  • Amazon chooses NYC and Arlington, Va., to jointly share its headquarters

    Amazon chooses New York City, Arlington, Virginia to jointly share its headquarters

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 10:39 AM EST2018-11-13 15:39:03 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 3:29 PM2018-11-13 20:29:00 GMT
    By Elizabeth Weise and Mike Snider, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - Amazon has made a more prosaic choice than the hype originally promised, naming New York City and the Washington, D.C. suburb of Arlington, Virginia as the areas that will divvy up the 50,000 high-paying jobs the online retail giant is expected to bring. The announcement Tuesday comes after 24 months of intense jockeying by more than 230 cities vying to take home the glittering prize of becoming the home of Amazon's second h... 
    WASHINGTON - Amazon named New York City and the Washington suburb of Arlington, Va., as the areas that will divvy up 50,000 high-paying jobs the online retail giant is likely to bring.  
  • Tough talk, tough women: New House members come together to form 'The Badasses'

    Tough talk, tough women: New House members come together to form 'The Badasses'

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 6:39 PM EST2018-11-13 23:39:04 GMT
    By Lindsay Schnell, USA TODAY When she was at the United States Naval Academy learning to fly helicopters, Mikie Sherrill dreaded the dunker drill. To prepare its officers for anything, the Academy would strap Sherrill and other trainees into a makeshift helicopter, drop them into a tank of water, turn the helicopter upside down and give them an order: Prove you can get out before you drown. Once trainees mastered that task, the Academy threw in another wrinkle. They had to escape b... 
    When she was at the United States Naval Academy learning to fly helicopters, Mikie Sherrill dreaded the dunker drill. 
  • Chick-fil-A announces nationwide delivery with DoorDash and 200,000 free chicken sandwiches

    Chick-fil-A announces nationwide delivery with DoorDash and 200,000 free chicken sandwiches

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 2:19 PM EST2018-11-13 19:19:03 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 3:19 PM2018-11-13 20:19:00 GMT
    By Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Getting Chick-fil-A just got a lot more convenient. The popular fast food joint known for its chicken sandwiches and waffle fries said Tuesday that it'd begin delivering from more than 1,100 of its restaurants around the United States. Chick-fil-A announced the move as part of a nationwide partnership with DoorDash, the online food delivery service that allows customers to select from a variety of restaurants in their area. "I... 
    Getting Chick-fil-A just got a lot more convenient. 
  • FDA recalls another blood pressure drug for possible cancer risk

    FDA recalls another blood pressure drug for possible cancer risk

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 7:19 AM EST2018-11-13 12:19:06 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 3:04 PM2018-11-13 20:04:00 GMT
    By Ashley May, USA TODAY The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a third blood pressure medication recall over concerns the contaminated drug might cause cancer. Sandoz Inc. is voluntarily recalling losartan potassium hydrochlorothiazide tablets because the pills could contain an impurity N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA). The substance is a probable human carcinogen, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Losartan affected by the recall are 100 milligram/2... 
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a third blood pressure medication recall over concerns the contaminated drug might cause cancer. 
  • Supreme Court agrees to hear Virginia case on racial redistricting. Will partisan gerrymandering be next?

    Supreme Court agrees to hear Virginia case on racial redistricting. Will partisan gerrymandering be next?

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 11:39 AM EST2018-11-13 16:39:23 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 2:41 PM2018-11-13 19:41:00 GMT
    By Richard Wolf, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is diving back into the abyss of racially drawn election districts. Can partisan gerrymandering be far behind? Despite the justices' efforts to keep a low profile on politically charged issues following last month's confirmation of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the court agreed Tuesday to hear Virginia's appeal of a lower court ruling that it drew 11 state legislative districts with excessive African American populations.... 
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is diving back into the abyss of racially drawn election districts. Can partisan gerrymandering be far behind? 
  • Juul to halt sale of flavored e-cigarette products in stores after FDA crackdown

    Juul to halt sale of flavored e-cigarette products in stores after FDA crackdown

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 3:59 PM EST2018-11-13 20:59:03 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 2:38 PM2018-11-13 19:38:00 GMT
    By Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY Two months after the federal regulators declared youth vaping an epidemic and demanded action from companies, e-cigarette maker Juul announced its decision Tuesday to pull its flavored products from stores and remove its social media presence. Juul Labs, one of the largest e-cigarette manufacturers, will halt sales of its mango, fruit, creme and cucumber flavored pods at more than 90,000 retail stores, and require additional age verification measures for ... 
    Two months after the federal regulators declared youth vaping an epidemic and demanded action from companies, e-cigarette maker Juul announced its decision Tuesday to pull its flavored products from stores and remove its social media presence. 
  • Hate crimes in USA surge in 2017 with big jump in anti-Semitic attacks, FBI says

    Hate crimes in U.S. surge in 2017 with big jump in anti-Semitic attacks, FBI says

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 12:59 PM EST2018-11-13 17:59:14 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 2:17 PM2018-11-13 19:17:00 GMT
    By Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - Hate crimes spiked by nearly 17 percent last year and included a corresponding jump in anti-Semitic attacks, a new FBI review found. The report comes just weeks after a 46-year-old man stormed a Pittsburgh synagogue shouting anti-Semitic epithets before fatally shooting 11 people. In all, 8,437 offenses were reported to the FBI last year, up from 7,321 in 2016. The overall increase tracked the 17% increase in attacks against Jewish people wi... 
    WASHINGTON - Hate crimes spiked by nearly 17 percent last year and included a corresponding jump in anti-Semitic attacks, a new FBI review found. 
  • Amazon is finally delivering its prime locations for HQ2

    Amazon is finally delivering its prime locations for HQ2

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 5:19 PM EST2018-11-13 22:19:05 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 2:15 PM2018-11-13 19:15:00 GMT
    By USA TODAY We're editors Brett Molina and Mabinty Quarshie, here to bring you the news everyone's talking about today. But first, it's World Kindness Day and we couldn't pass up this opportunity to highlight how handmade blankets bring comforts to kids in the hospital. For Amazon, it's HQ2 times two Long Island City, N.Y. and National Landing, Va., are getting a new neighbor. Tech giant Amazon said it will build two new headquarters at the locations, promising to deliver 25,000 job... 
    We're editors Brett Molina and Mabinty Quarshie, here to bring you the news everyone's talking about today. But first, it's World Kindness Day and we couldn't pass up this opportunity to highlight how handmade blankets bring comforts to kids in the hospital.  
  • Israel-Gaza violence escalates after botched covert op by Israel's military

    Israel-Gaza violence escalates after botched covert op by Israel's military

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 4:59 AM EST2018-11-13 09:59:03 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 1:56 PM2018-11-13 18:56:00 GMT
    By Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY The most serious flare-up in violence between Israel's military and Palestinians in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip in over four years escalated Tuesday as militants fired dozens of rockets at southern Israel, killing a man in a strike on a residential building. The cross-border attacks began Sunday after a botched Israeli undercover raid - apparently on a reconnaissance mission - into Gaza set off a battle that left seven militants, including a Hamas command... 
    The most serious flare-up in violence between Israel's military and Palestinians in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip in over four years escalated Tuesday as militants fired dozens of rockets at southern Israel, killing a man in a strike on a residential building.  
  • 'Fantastic Beasts' star Katherine Waterston is expecting

    'Fantastic Beasts' star Katherine Waterston is expecting

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 4:59 PM EST2018-11-13 21:59:03 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 1:53 PM2018-11-13 18:53:00 GMT
    By Sonja Haller, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Katherine Waterston debuted a baby bump at the U.K.'s premiere of "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald." The normally private star placed her hand on belly and smiled for the cameras, while wearing a sleek gold, long-sleeved gown, according People. Waterston, 38, plays Porpentina "Tina" Goldstein in the latest "Fantastic Beasts" movie and its earlier film, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." The actress is the daug... 
    Katherine Waterston debuted a baby bump at the U.K. premiere of "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald."  
  • Facebook: Fake Instagram accounts used Trump, Kanye and social issues to target voters

    Facebook: Fake Instagram accounts used Trump, Kanye and social issues to target voters

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 4:19 PM EST2018-11-13 21:19:02 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 1:45 PM2018-11-13 18:45:00 GMT
    By Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook on Tuesday revealed more details about the fake Russian-linked Instagram accounts that posted politically divisive content on race and gender and on public figures such as President Trump and Kanye West in a bid to influence voters in the midterm elections. More than 1 million people - 600,000 in the U.S. - followed at least one of the 99 Instagram accounts right up until the day before the U.S. midterm elections when the social me... 
    SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook on Tuesday revealed more details about the fake Russian-linked Instagram accounts that posted politically divisive content on race and gender and on public figures such as President Donald Trump and Kanye West in a bid to influence voters in the midterm elections. 
  • Cabbage Patch doll, Nerf blaster, infant xylophone among 2018's most dangerous toys

    Cabbage Patch doll, Nerf blaster, infant xylphone among 2018's most dangerous toys

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 2:59 PM EST2018-11-13 19:59:10 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 1:40 PM2018-11-13 18:40:00 GMT
    By Scott Craven, USA TODAY Imagine the excitement in your 2-year-old's eyes when you hand her what appears to be a plastic shiv as well as fake fruit with this simple instruction: "Get to slicing!' Such is the Cutting Fruit kit from Kid O Toys, named one of the 10 Worst Toys thanks to the inelegant concept of encouraging toddlers to wield dull knives, if not discovering what they can do beyond cutting plastic fruit. The list names the worst toys not because kids will find them lame.... 
    Imagine the excitement in your 2-year-old's eyes when you hand her what appears to be a plastic shiv as well as fake fruit with this simple instruction: "Get to slicing!' 
  • Maryland files federal court challenge asking judge to block Whitaker, install Rosenstein

    Maryland to file federal court challenge asking judge block Whitaker, install Rosenstein

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 9:59 AM EST2018-11-13 14:59:03 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 1:30 PM2018-11-13 18:30:00 GMT
    By William Cummings, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's controversial selection of Matthew Whitaker to replace ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be challenged Tuesday in federal court, according to reports from The New York Times and NBC News. In a court challenge to be filed Tuesday, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, a Democrat, argues that Trump's appointment of Whitaker as acting attorney general violated federal law and that he should be replaced by De... 
    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's controversial selection of Matthew Whitaker to replace ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions faced its first major challenge Tuesday in federal court from the state of Maryland, which claimed that the appointment is "illegal and unconstitutional." 
  • Trial of alleged Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman opens in New York

    Trial of alleged Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman opens in New York

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 4:39 PM EST2018-11-13 21:39:08 GMT
    By Kevin McCoy, USA TODAY NEW YORK - Accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman won worldwide fame as a daring leader who twice staged breakouts from jails in his home country. Now he'll try to pull off another escape - to win an acquittal from an American jury who will hear evidence that he helped lead the world's largest drug cartel in shipping tons of cocaine and other drugs into the United States. Lawyers for both sides will make opening statements Tuesday before the ju... 
    NEW YORK - Accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman won worldwide fame as a daring leader who twice staged breakouts from jails in his home country. 
  • Sperm don't like heat, so climate change could damage male fertility, study says

    Sperm don't like heat, so climate change could damage male fertility, study says

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 4:39 PM EST2018-11-13 21:39:05 GMT
    By Doyle Rice, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. The latest problem to be linked to global warming: male sperm counts. It's not good news. According to a new study published Tuesday, male fertility appears to decline as temperatures soar. The study showed "clear evidence" that stress from heat waves reduces "sperm number and viability" in bugs. Yes, the scientists used beetles to test their theory. But researchers say the insects can be used as a proxy for people. Beetles are on... 
    The latest problem to be linked to global warming: male sperm counts. 
  • Fact check: President Trump, GOP making false claims of election fraud

    Fact check: President Trump, GOP making false claims of election fraud

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 4:19 PM EST2018-11-13 21:19:06 GMT
    By Robert Farley and Lori Robertson, FactCheck With votes continuing to be counted in close elections in Florida, Georgia and Arizona, President Donald Trump and some other Republicans have been crying foul, making false and misleading claims of supposed election fraud perpetrated by Democrats in an attempt to "steal' the elections. There is no evidence of an organized effort by Democrats to "steal' elections, and the ballot counting is proceeding in due course. It often takes more t... 
    With votes continuing to be counted in close elections in Florida, Georgia and Arizona, President Donald Trump and some other Republicans have been crying foul, making false and misleading claims of supposed election fraud perpetrated by Democrats in an attempt to "steal' the elections. 
  • Amazon’s HQ2 will bring 25,000 jobs each to New York City and Northern Virginia

    Amazon expected to name New York City, Crystal City, Virginia, as new split HQ2

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 8:59 AM EST2018-11-13 13:59:24 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 12:22 PM2018-11-13 17:22:00 GMT
    By Elizabeth Weise and Mike Snider, USA TODAY The Amazon HQ2 sweepstakes is apparently over and the expected winners are New York City and Crystal City, Virginia. The Seattle e-commerce giant is expected to officially announce the selections at 10 a.m. ET Tuesday, according to multiple media reports. That will culminate a 14-month process during which Amazon received more than 230 proposals from cities seeking to land the prize and the expected 50,000 jobs that it would bring. Amaz... 
    ARLINGTON, Va. - Amazon has made a more prosaic choice than the hype originally promised, naming New York City and the Washington, D.C. suburban county of Arlington, Virginia, as the two areas that will divvy up the 50,000 high-paying jobs the online retail giant is expected to bring.  
  • George Zimmerman pleads no contest in stalking case involving investigator, reports say

    George Zimmerman pleads no contest in stalking case involving investigator, reports say

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 3:39 PM EST2018-11-13 20:39:03 GMT
    By Josh Hafner, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. George Zimmerman pleaded no contest Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of stalking a private investigator who contacted him over his killing of Trayvon Martin, according to multiple reports. The investigator, Dennis Warren, reached out to Zimmerman on behalf of producers behind "Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story,' a documentary series on the slain teenager produced by rapper Jay-Z. After the initial contact, Zimmerman allegedly... 
    George Zimmerman pleaded no contest Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of stalking a private investigator who contacted him over his killing of Trayvon Martin, according to multiple reports.  
  • Midterms offer clues about Trump's chances in 'blue wall' states in 2020

    Midterms offer clues about Trump's chances in 'blue wall' states in 2020

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 2:59 PM EST2018-11-13 19:59:13 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 11:54 AM2018-11-13 16:54:00 GMT
    By Craig Gilbert, Todd Spangler and Sam Ruland, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel MILWAUKEE - Donald Trump toppled the "blue wall' in the 2016 election, winning three Great Lakes battlegrounds his party had persistently lost for president: Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. But Tuesday's election shows how hard it may be for the president to repeat that feat in 2020, as Democrats swept contests for governor and U.S. Senate in all three states. These are the states that propelled Trump to... 
    MILWAUKEE - Donald Trump toppled the "blue wall' in the 2016 election, winning three Great Lakes battlegrounds his party had persistently lost for president: Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. 
  • Florida's top law enforcement official says 'preliminary inquiry' launched into election

    Florida's top law enforcement official says 'preliminary inquiry' launched into election

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 3:19 PM EST2018-11-13 20:19:05 GMT
    By Ana Ceballos, Naples Daily NewsClick here to watch video. TALLAHASSEE - The head of Florida's top law enforcement agency said he never stated he wouldn't investigate allegations of election improprieties in Broward and Palm Beach counties, and he assured GOP Attorney General Pam Bondi "a preliminary inquiry" into the midterm election started last week, according to a letter released Tuesday. Rick Swearingen, commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, wrote Bondi on... 
    TALLAHASSEE - The head of Florida's top law enforcement agency said he never stated he wouldn't investigate allegations of election improprieties in Broward and Palm Beach counties, and he assured GOP Attorney General Pam Bondi "a preliminary inquiry" into the midterm election started last week, ... 
  • Baret Bats: Air Force veteran's hand-crafted small business hits a home run

    Baret Bats: Air Force veteran's hand-crafted small business hits a home run

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 7:19 AM EST2018-11-13 12:19:04 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 11:29 AM2018-11-13 16:29:00 GMT
    By Alexa Imani Spencer, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Air Force veteran Juan Baret has loved baseball ever since he was a nine-year-old Bronx kid anxiously waiting at the gate of Yankee Stadium, hoping to get in. Years of chronic pain have left him unable to play, but he's found a way to stay in the game - as a maker of custom wooden bats. In February 2013, Baret created his first product in the garage of his Woodbridge, Virginia, home. It was a Little League bat fit for a sma... 
    Air Force veteran Juan Baret has loved baseball ever since he was a 9-year-old Bronx kid eagerly waiting at the gate of Yankee Stadium, hoping to get in. Years of chronic pain have left him unable to play, but he's found a way to stay in the game - as a maker of custom wooden bats.  
  • Was Amazon's headquarters search 'a giant ruse'? NYC, D.C. centers of power prevail

    Was Amazon's headquarters search 'a giant ruse'? NYC, D.C. centers of power prevail

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 11:39 AM EST2018-11-13 16:39:17 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 11:23 AM2018-11-13 16:23:00 GMT
    By Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY Amazon's selection of New York City and Arlington, Virginia, for its new headquarters - as well as Nashville for a major investment - leaves major cities throughout the country wondering what could have been. As Amazon dangled the prospect of 50,000 jobs and economic transformation, virtually every major city in the country jockeyed to win an economic development race for the ages. But cities such as Chicago, Denver, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Miami and Los Ange... 
    Amazon's selection of New York City and Arlington, Virginia, for its new headquarters - as well as Nashville, Tennessee, for a major investment - leaves major cities throughout the country wondering what could have been. 
  • Megachurch pastor tells church to stop going to yoga, because of its 'demonic roots'

    Megachurch pastor tells church to stop going to yoga, because of its 'demonic roots'

    Monday, November 12 2018 11:59 AM EST2018-11-12 16:59:07 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 10:49 AM2018-11-13 15:49:00 GMT
    By Alissa Zhu, Springfield News-LeaderClick here to watch video. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A pastor of an Assemblies of God megachurch recently took aim at yoga, saying it has "demonic roots" and warning Christians to avoid the popular activity. Pastor John Lindell told the attendees of James River Church in Ozark, Missouri - which has a congregation of about 10,500, according to a 2016 report - that the positions in yoga were "created with demonic intent to open you up to demonic power bec... 
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A pastor of an Assemblies of God megachurch recently took aim at yoga, saying it has "demonic roots" and warning Christians to avoid the popular activity. 
  • How to view the Leonid meteor showing peaking this weekend

    How to view the Leonid meteor showing peaking this weekend

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 7:59 AM EST2018-11-13 12:59:03 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 10:48 AM2018-11-13 15:48:00 GMT
    By Brett Molina, USA TODAY The annual Leonid meteor shower is back, and this weekend is the best time to view it as its best. According to the American Meteor Society, peak activity for the shower is expected overnight November 17. During peak activity, as many as 15 meteors can be seen per hour, according to NASA. The meteors are often bright, colorful and fast, traveling at about 44 miles per second. The best time to watch for the meteors is just after midnight local time, report... 
    The annual Leonid meteor shower is back, and this weekend is the best time to view it as its best. 
  • Police officer near Chicago fatally shot security guard who was detaining a suspect

    Police officer near Chicago fatally shot security guard who was detaining a suspect

    Monday, November 12 2018 11:19 PM EST2018-11-13 04:19:03 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 10:26 AM2018-11-13 15:26:00 GMT
    By Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY CHICAGO - Authorities on Monday were trying to piece together how a suburban Chicago police officer ended up fatally shooting a black security guard who was detaining a suspected gunman who opened fire at the bar where he worked moments earlier. The 26-year-old armed guard, Jemel Roberson, was pinning down the suspect outside Manny's Blue Room in Robbins, Illinois, early Sunday when an officer dispatched to the scene opened fire on him, according to witnes... 
    CHICAGO - Authorities on Monday were trying to piece together how a suburban Chicago police officer ended up fatally shooting a black security guard who was detaining a suspected gunman who opened fire at the bar where he worked. 
  • A private jet could be yours! The president-elect of Mexico is selling his Boeing 787-Dreamliner

    A private jet could be yours! The president-elect of Mexico is selling his Boeing 787-Dreamliner

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 1:37 PM EST2018-11-13 18:37:29 GMT
    By Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY Looking to purchase a private jet? Now's your chance. The president-elect of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has his Boeing 787-Dreamliner up for sale, according to NPR and The Guardian. The plane is only two years old, fits up to 280 people and is praised by its soon-to-be former owner. "It's not just efficient and modern," the president-elect told reporters Friday. "It's a comfortable plane, with a bedroom, a restaurant, lots of space." Altho... 
    Looking to purchase a private jet? Now's your chance. 
  • Why Amazon didn't pick your city for its second headquarters

    Why Amazon didn't pick your city for its second headquarters

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 11:39 AM EST2018-11-13 16:39:10 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 10:14 AM2018-11-13 15:14:00 GMT
    By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY SAN FRANCISCO - Of the 20 cities that made the second round of Amazon's beauty pageant for its second headquarters, 18 didn't make the cut. Here are some of the negatives that may have worked against the cities that lost out to New York City and Northern Virginia, the two areas Amazon chose to place $5 billion in investment and 50,000 jobs. Atlanta One thing Atlanta is known for is horrific traffic. INRIX, a transportation analytics company, ranked it as... 
    SAN FRANCISCO - Of the 20 cities that made the second round of Amazon's beauty pageant for its second headquarters, 18 didn't make the cut. Here are some of the negatives that may have worked against the cities that lost out to New York City and Northern Virginia, the two areas Amazon chose to pl... 
  • Amazon's HQ2 choices Northern Virginia, Queens, N.Y., brace for explosive growth

    Amazon's HQ2 choices Northern Virginia, Queens, N.Y., brace for explosive growth

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 10:39 AM EST2018-11-13 15:39:08 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 10:02 AM2018-11-13 15:02:00 GMT
    By George Petras, USA TODAY Amazon confirmed Tuesday it will divide its much-anticipated second headquarters into two locations: Crystal City, an urban neighborhood in Arlington, Va., outside of Washington, D.C., and Long Island City in Queens, N.Y. The decision ends a fierce competition in which hundreds of U.S. cities clamored to host HQ2. The Seattle-based online retail giant promised 50,000 high-paying jobs and $5 billion in investment. Each site will get approximately half of ... 
    Amazon confirmed Tuesday it will divide its much-anticipated second headquarters into two locations: Crystal City, an urban neighborhood in Arlington, Va., outside of Washington, D.C., and Long Island City in Queens, N.Y.  
  • National Landing? Long Island City? This is where Amazon's headquarters are located

    National Landing? Long Island City? This is where Amazon's headquarters are located

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 11:19 AM EST2018-11-13 16:19:11 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 9:53 AM2018-11-13 14:53:00 GMT
    By Brett Molina, USA TODAY On Tuesday, Amazon confirmed it will open two new headquarters in New York City and Northern Virginia, wrapping more than a yearlong effort to branch out beyond the Pacific Northwest. Amazon said its newest hubs will sit in Long Island City, New York and National Landing, Virginia. One of these places is an actual location. The other was one many people did not know existed until this morning. Here's a closer look at where Amazon plans to locate its two he... 
    On Tuesday, Amazon confirmed it will open two new headquarters in New York City and Northern Virginia, wrapping more than a yearlong effort to branch out beyond the Pacific Northwest. 
  • Trump approves major disaster declaration for California as fires rage on

    Trump approves major disaster declaration for California as fires rage on

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 12:39 PM EST2018-11-13 17:39:05 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 9:48 AM2018-11-13 14:48:00 GMT
    By Marco della Cava, USA TODAY SAN FRANCISCO - After generating a storm of controversy with a tweet threatening to withhold federal funding to fire-ravaged California, President Donald Trump said he has approved a Major Disaster Declaration for the state. In a Monday night tweet, Trump said he approved an expedited request for the declaration, which followed a state of emergency declaration on Nov. 8. Fires continue to burn throughout the state and so far have killed more than 40 peo... 
    SAN FRANCISCO - After generating a storm of controversy with a tweet threatening to withhold federal funding to fire-ravaged California, President Donald Trump said he has approved a Major Disaster Declaration for the state. 
  • Battle royale game 'PUBG' coming to PS4 next month

    Battle royale game 'PUBG' coming to PS4 next month

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 12:59 PM EST2018-11-13 17:59:11 GMT
    By Brett Molina, USA TODAY "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds," the video game spawning a new genre of battle royale games such as "Fortnite," is finally arriving on Sony's PlayStation 4. The PUBG Corporation said its game will arrive Dec. 7, with multiple preorder bonuses specific to Sony's platform. The standard version, which will include custom skins from the series "Uncharted" and a backpack from "The Last of Us," will sell for $29.99. Special editions starting at $59.99 will featu... 
    "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds," the video game spawning a new genre of battle royale games such as "Fortnite," is finally arriving on Sony's PlayStation 4. 
  • Dream home: This is what a $135 million Palm Beach mansion looks like

    Dream home: This is what a $135 million Palm Beach mansion looks like

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 10:39 AM EST2018-11-13 15:39:11 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 9:35 AM2018-11-13 14:35:00 GMT
    By Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY What kind of house would $135 million get you? One is for sale at that price in Palm Beach, Florida. The estate is about 37,516 square feet. It has 13 bedrooms, 14 full bathrooms and four powder rooms. The top floor of the home is a master suite with views of the ocean. It has oceanfront his and her bathrooms and dressing rooms, a sitting room with views of a lake, and a small office. On the garden level, there are four guest suites. There is also a gym a... 
    What kind of house would $135 million get you? 
  • Poisoned Kingston disaster workers still searching for justice a decade later

    Poisoned Kingston disaster workers still searching for justice a decade later

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 12:59 PM EST2018-11-13 17:59:08 GMT
    By Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News SentinelClick here to watch video. Nearly a decade ago, this trio of women watched as their healthy husbands rushed from their Knoxville, Tennessee, homes to rescue the residents of Roane County from the 7.65 million tons of coal ash bearing down on them. Now, Betty Johnson, Janie Clark and Dorothy Bass watch their husbands struggle to walk, to breathe, to sleep. "You look at your husband and you're thinking, is that his last breath?' Johnson sai... 
    Nearly a decade ago, this trio of women watched as their healthy husbands rushed from their Knoxville, Tennessee, homes to rescue the residents of Roane County from the 7.65 million tons of coal ash bearing down on them. 
  • Hawaiian Airlines is latest carrier to hike its bag fees

    Hawaiian Airlines is latest carrier to hike its bag fees

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 11:59 AM EST2018-11-13 16:59:08 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 9:03 AM2018-11-13 14:03:00 GMT
    By Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY Hawaiian Airlines has joined the crowd, becoming the latest U.S. carrier to hike its fees for checking bags. Effective Tuesday (Nov. 13), the Honolulu-based airline is upping the cost of checking one piece of luggage to $30, an increase of $5. The cost for flyers checking a second bag also is rising by $5, jumping to $40. Hawaiian's move brings its bag fees in line with what's now become the industry standard for checked-bag fees. Already this year, Amer... 
    Hawaiian Airlines has joined the crowd, becoming the latest U.S. carrier to hike its fees for checking bags. 
  • After a long wait, Spotify finally arrives on the Apple Watch

    After a long wait, Spotify finally arrives on the Apple Watch

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 11:59 AM EST2018-11-13 16:59:06 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 9:01 AM2018-11-13 14:01:00 GMT
    By Eli Blumenthal, USA TODAY Apple Watch owners who prefer Spotify over Apple Music finally have an alternative. After a long wait, Spotify has updated its iOS app to add support for Apple's wearable, allowing its users to stream music, change tracks, listen to podcasts and connect to speakers right from the Apple Watch. The new update, rolling out now as an update to the iOS Spotify app, marks the first time Spotify has released an app for the Apple Watch. The popular streaming s... 
    Apple Watch owners who prefer Spotify over Apple Music finally have an alternative.  
  • Here are the 5 best Amazon deals right now

    Here are the 5 best Amazon deals right now

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 11:59 AM EST2018-11-13 16:59:15 GMT
    By Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Today’s newsroom and any business incentives. Black Friday is coming. We've already been on the hunt for tons of early Black Friday deals you can get right now from Amazon, Target, L.L.Bean, eBay, and so many other retailers... 
    — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Today’s newsroom and any business incentives. 
  • Watch Chrissy Teigen get teary-eyed talking about husband John Legend

    Watch Chrissy Teigen get teary-eyed talking about husband John Legend

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 11:39 AM EST2018-11-13 16:39:19 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 8:30 AM2018-11-13 13:30:00 GMT
    By Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. It's OK, Chrissy Teigen - let it all out! The author, model and Twitter queen got super emotional while talking about her husband John Legend after he presented her with Glamour's Women of the Year award Monday night. "I joke about it a lot, but I truly have the most incredible husband on the planet. You are our everything," Teigen said through tears. "You completely made me a woman. We've grown together. Our family's grown to... 
    It's OK, Chrissy Teigen - let it all out! 
  • Amazon in Nashville: Company to bring 5,000 corporate jobs to operations center

    Amazon in Nashville: Company to bring 5,000 corporate jobs to operations center

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 11:39 AM EST2018-11-13 16:39:20 GMT
    By Jamie McGee, Nashville Tennessean NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As Amazon announced its second headquarters will be located in New York City and Northern Virginia, the e-commerce giant also announced it is investing $230 million in Nashville and adding 5,000 jobs at a new operations site. The new Amazon site will be located at Nashville Yards, located downtown. The Nashville Yards site, near Interstate 40, includes plans for a massive complex of hotels, shops, restaurants, apartments, office... 
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As Amazon announced its second headquarters will be located in New York City and Northern Virginia, the e-commerce giant also announced it is investing $230 million in Nashville and adding 5,000 jobs at a new operations site. 
  • Cities step up pressure on e-cigarette industry over teen vaping epidemic

    Cities step up pressure on e-cigarette industry over teen vaping epidemic

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 9:59 AM EST2018-11-13 14:59:05 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 8:22 AM2018-11-13 13:22:00 GMT
    By Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY CHICAGO - Cities and private litigators are stepping up their fight in a growing crackdown against e-cigarette companies that critics say are marketing and selling their products to minors. In the latest salvo, the City of Chicago is planning to file a lawsuit Tuesday against eight online e-cigarette retailers that it says it caught selling products to minors. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer asked a Los Angeles County Superior Court last month for in... 
    CHICAGO - Cities and private litigators are stepping up their fight in a growing crackdown against e-cigarette companies that critics say are marketing and selling their products to minors. 
  • Jennifer Garner called 'fun-killing' mom in daughter's note. Compliment, she wonders?

    Jennifer Garner called 'fun-killing' mom in daughter's note. Compliment, she wonders?

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 10:59 AM EST2018-11-13 15:59:09 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 8:18 AM2018-11-13 13:18:00 GMT
    By Sonja Haller, USA TODAY If your kid doesn't whine "you're no fun," can you really even call yourself a parent? Actress Jennifer Garner got a solid dose of that when her 9-year-old daughter, Seraphina, exactly spelled out her thoughts on her mother's fun factor in blue marker on a torn sheet of paper. "When I grow up I want to be a fun-killing mom, just like you!" View this post on Instagram Is this a nine year old burn? Or the ultimate compliment? #funkillingm... 
    If your kid doesn't whine "you're no fun," can you really even call yourself a parent? 
  • Worried about the stock market dropping? Here's how often you should check your portfolio

    Worried about the stock market dropping? Here's how often you should check your portfolio

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 8:39 AM EST2018-11-13 13:39:04 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 8:16 AM2018-11-13 13:16:00 GMT
    By Matthew Frankel, CFP, The Motley FoolClick here to watch video. Question: I'm pretty new to investing and have built a portfolio of a dozen stocks. How often should I check my stock prices? Answer: Unfortunately, there's no perfect answer to this question. Many people love watching the day-to-day movements of their stocks, while others find checking stock prices stressful (or even boring). Having said that, here's my advice on the matter: Assuming that you're investing for the lo... 
    Question: I'm pretty new to investing and have built a portfolio of a dozen stocks. How often should I check my stock prices? 
  • Lorde accuses Kanye West of stealing set design: 'Don't steal – not from women or anyone else'

    Lorde accuses Kanye West of stealing set design: 'don't steal – not from women or anyone else'

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 9:19 AM EST2018-11-13 14:19:23 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 7:53 AM2018-11-13 12:53:00 GMT
    By Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY Lorde is claiming Kanye West stole her set designs. In a series of IG Stories, the "Green Light" singer shared images of her tour stage along with similar-looking set-ups from West's performances. She finished the post with a final thought: "I'm proud of the work I do and it's flattering when other artists feel inspired by it, to the extent that they choose to try it on themselves. But don't steal - not from women or anyone else - not in 2018 or ever.'... 
    Lorde is claiming Kanye West stole her set designs. 
  • CNN sues Trump administration, demands return of reporter Jim Acosta's White House press credentials

    CNN sues Trump administration, demands return of Jim Acosta's White House credentials

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 9:59 AM EST2018-11-13 14:59:08 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 7:21 AM2018-11-13 12:21:00 GMT
    By William Cummings, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - CNN filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration in federal court demanding that the White House return correspondent Jim Acosta's credentials, the cable news network announced Tuesday. "The wrongful revocation of these credentials violates CNN and Acosta's First Amendment rights of freedom of the press, and their Fifth Amendment rights to due process," the network said in a statement posted to its website. The network said it was see... 
    WASHINGTON - CNN filed Tuesday a lawsuit against the Trump administration in federal court, demanding that the White House return correspondent Jim Acosta's press credentials, the cable news network announced Tuesday.  
  • Delaware, North Dakota are worst states for hospital safety, report says

    Delaware, North Dakota are worst states for hospital safety, report says

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 9:39 AM EST2018-11-13 14:39:07 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 6:30 AM2018-11-13 11:30:00 GMT
    By Meredith Newman, Delaware News JournalClick here to watch video. WILMINGTON, Del. - Delaware once again is one of the worst states in hospital safety, according to a recent national report. Like last year, the First State tied for last, or 49th place, with the District of Columbia and North Dakota in Leapfrog's "Hospital Safety Grade." The watchdog organization, which seeks public information about patient safety and quality, assigns letter grades to 2,600 U.S. hospitals every si... 
    WILMINGTON, Del. - Delaware once again is one of the worst states in hospital safety, according to a recent national report.  
  • What is Facebook Portal? Not bad compared to Skype, FaceTime and Google Hangouts

    What is Facebook Portal? Not bad compared to Skype, FaceTime and Google Hangouts

    Monday, November 12 2018 9:39 AM EST2018-11-12 14:39:06 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 6:04 AM2018-11-13 11:04:00 GMT
    By Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY Here's a shocker - I actually like Facebook's new Portal video chat device. Portal is the best video experience I've yet seen for video chat, trumping Apple's FaceTime, Skype, Google Hangouts and the rest. Additionally, the digital photo frame features of the Portal are terrific, if, you, like me, upload a lot of photos to Facebook. It's cool to see them play back on the beautiful video screen. The entry level models have a 10-inch screen, and start at ... 
    Here's a shocker - I actually like Facebook's new Portal video chat device. 
  • The late Stan Lee talked tech with USA TODAY

    The late Stan Lee talked tech with USA TODAY

    Monday, November 12 2018 6:39 PM EST2018-11-12 23:39:03 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 5:51 AM2018-11-13 10:51:00 GMT
    By Jefferson Graham, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. "It's not every day you get to interview a living legend," I noted to Spiderman co-creator Stan Lee back in 2012. "Well, hurry up while the legend is still living," he said. It turned out that Lee had another 6 years to go. The prolific comic book writer, who beyond Spiderman also created the Avengers, X-Men, Thor, Black Panther, Iron Man and so many other classic super heroes, was pitching a new YouTube project that back the... 
    "It's not every day you get to interview a living legend," I noted to Spiderman co-creator Stan Lee back in 2012. 
  • How to max out your retirement savings in 2019

    How to max out your retirement savings in 2019

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 8:19 AM EST2018-11-13 13:19:11 GMT
    By Dan Caplinger, The Motley Fool Tax-favored accounts like IRAs, 401(k)s and similar plans are essential for those who want to become ultimate retirement savers. To truly max out all of your retirement saving opportunities, it takes more money than you might think - but those who have the financial resources to make it work can build up their savings quickly. And at the same time, turbocharged retirement saving can also dramatically lower your taxes. The IRS just announced the 2019 ... 
    Tax-favored accounts like IRAs, 401(k)s and similar plans are essential for those who want to become ultimate retirement savers. To truly max out all of your retirement saving opportunities, it takes more money than you might think - but those who have the financial resources to make it work can ... 
  • Is Social Security ballooning the federal deficit?

    Is Social Security ballooning the federal deficit?

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 8:19 AM EST2018-11-13 13:19:05 GMT
    By Sean Williams, The Motley Fool For better or worse, Social Security is a program that our nation's senior citizens can't live without. As of September, 43.4 million retired workers were receiving a monthly benefit and, according to data from the Social Security Administration (SSA), more than 3 out of 5 were leaning on this payout to account for at least half of their income. Put plainly, without the guaranteed income supplied by Social Security to eligible beneficiaries, we'd be l... 
    For better or worse, Social Security is a program that our nation's senior citizens can't live without. As of September, 43.4 million retired workers were receiving a monthly benefit and, according to data from the Social Security Administration (SSA), more than 3 out of 5 were leaning on this pa... 
  • Sorry, flyers: Expect fewer cheap fares for long-haul flights

    Sorry, flyers: Expect fewer cheap fares for long-haul flights

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 8:19 AM EST2018-11-13 13:19:01 GMT
    By The Associated Press, Associated PressClick here to watch video. REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) - For those hoping for ever cheaper fares on long-haul flights, this month's takeover of Icelandic airline Wow is not good news. The struggling airline, which specializes in ultra-cheap flights between North America and Europe, was taken over by Iceland's flagship carrier, Icelandair, for just $18 million. Its rescue is a reality check for an industry hoping to apply the budget flying model to... 
    REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) - For those hoping for ever cheaper fares on long-haul flights, this month's takeover of Icelandic airline Wow is not good news. 
  • Scientists turned a Mars sunrise photo into music using data from NASA's Opportunity rover, and it's beautiful

    Scientists turned a Mars sunrise photo into music using data from NASA's Opportunity rover, and it's beautiful

    Monday, November 12 2018 7:19 AM EST2018-11-12 12:19:02 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 3:38 AM2018-11-13 08:38:00 GMT
    By Ashley May, USA TODAY A photograph captured by NASA's Opportunity rover has been transformed into a 2-minute musical composition by U.K. scientists. Using Opportunity's 5,000th photo of a Mars sunrise, scientists from Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Exeter assigned pitch and melody to each pixel on the image. The technique is known as data sonification. Domenico Vicinanza from Anglia Ruskin University's research group said the process they used is "a really flexib... 
    A photograph captured by NASA's Opportunity rover has been transformed into a 2-minute musical composition by U.K. scientists. 
  • 8 picture-perfect covered bridges to visit around Wisconsin

    8 picture-perfect covered bridges to visit around Wisconsin

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 5:19 AM EST2018-11-13 10:19:06 GMT
    By Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel They were built for mainly practical purposes, but now they're built more for looks: a picturesque setting for family photos, a romantic spot to propose, a beautiful display of craftsmanship in a concrete-and-steel world. They're Wisconsin's covered bridges, and they're worth visiting as much for their photogenic qualities as their history. The first covered bridge in the U.S. was built in Philadelphia in 1805, according to the National ... 
    They were built for mainly practical purposes, but now they're built more for looks: a picturesque setting for family photos, a romantic spot to propose, a beautiful display of craftsmanship in a concrete-and-steel world. 
  • Pence, Abe agree on North Korea sanctions, new trade talks

    Pence, Abe agree on North Korea sanctions, new trade talks

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 3:59 AM EST2018-11-13 08:59:05 GMT
    By Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press TOKYO - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday reaffirmed the need to keep sanctions on North Korea to achieve its denuclearization as they showcased their bilateral alliance, while Pence also urged Japan to do more to reduce the U.S. trade deficit. Pence and Abe also agreed to deepen cooperation in promoting energy, infrastructure and providing loans to nations in the region. Pence said the U.S.-Japan all... 
    TOKYO - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday reaffirmed the need to keep sanctions on North Korea to achieve its denuclearization as they showcased their bilateral alliance, while Pence also urged Japan to do more to reduce the U.S. trade deficit. 
  • North Korea running at least 13 secret operating bases for ballistic missile program, new study shows

    North Korea running at least 13 secret operating bases for ballistic missile program, new study shows

    Monday, November 12 2018 12:59 PM EST2018-11-12 17:59:31 GMT
    Nov 13, 2018 12:25 AM2018-11-13 05:25:00 GMT
    By Deirdre Shesgreen, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. WASHINGTON - North Korea has at least 13 secret operating bases where the regime is continuing work on its ballistic missile program, a sign Kim Jong Un is not winding down his country's nuclear program despite public promises touted by the Trump administration. New research, conducted by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Security, has identified 13 of an estimated 20 North Korean missile operating ba... 
    WASHINGTON - North Korea has at least 13 secret operating bases where the regime is continuing work on its ballistic missile program, a sign Kim Jong Un is not winding down his country's nuclear program despite public promises touted by the Trump administration. 
  • California's fire dilemma: Rebuild knowing same homes will burn again?

    California's fire dilemma: Rebuild knowing same homes will burn again?

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 12:39 AM EST2018-11-13 05:39:04 GMT
    By Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY Paul Bancroft had been through Southern California wildfires before, but never as bad as the one that threatened to burn down his home last week. The fire burned "right up to the fence (and) started burning in my bushes.' he said. "I built my home and I didn't want to leave." With the Woolsey fire having destroyed more than 400 homes and other structures, killing two people and blackening 93,000 acres from Calabasas to Malibu, including Bancroft's neighb... 
    Paul Bancroft had been through Southern California wildfires before, but never as bad as the one that threatened to burn down his home last week. 
  • 'Never a dull moment': Police in New York escort a runaway elephant back home

    'Never a dull moment': Police in New York escort a runaway elephant back home

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 12:19 AM EST2018-11-13 05:19:03 GMT
    By Ryan Santistevan, Poughkeepsie JournalClick here to watch video. If you saw an elephant in Orange County late Sunday night, you weren't dreaming. State police responded around 11:30 p.m. Sunday to the report of an elephant wandering in Westtown, near the New Jersey border. The elephant walked away from her home at an animal sanctuary in the town of Minisink at 38 William Lain Road, police said. Police found her in a field. The 44-year-old elephant came to the U.S. from Vietnam... 
    If you saw an elephant in Orange County late Sunday night, you weren't dreaming. 
  • Pepperdine University responds to criticism regarding 'shelter in-place' Woosley Fire policy

    Pepperdine University responds to criticism regarding 'shelter in-place' Woosley Fire policy

    Monday, November 12 2018 10:39 PM EST2018-11-13 03:39:05 GMT
    By Joseph Hong, Palm Springs Desert Sun Members of the Malibu community criticized the "shelter in-place" policy at Pepperdine University, which encouraged students to stay on campus as the Woolsey Fire spread. Residents at a public meeting on Sunday evening argued that the policy diverts resources from the city to protect the students, who should have been evacuated in the first place. However, students and university administrators countered on Monday that the protocol has been s... 
    Members of the Malibu community criticized the "shelter in-place" policy at Pepperdine University, which encouraged students to stay on campus as the Woolsey Fire spread.  
  • Male students at an (almost) all-white high school gave a Nazi salute. Now officials want to figure out why.

    Male students at an (almost) all-white high school gave a Nazi salute. Now officials want to figure out why.

    Monday, November 12 2018 1:19 PM EST2018-11-12 18:19:03 GMT
    Nov 12, 2018 7:06 PM2018-11-13 00:06:00 GMT

    A photo posted on social media of dozens of Wisconsin high school students giving a Nazi salute has drawn condemnation from the school district.

     
    A photo posted on social media of dozens of Wisconsin high school students giving a Nazi salute has drawn condemnation from the school district. 
  • Pepperdine University responds to criticism regarding 'shelter in-place' Woolsey Fire policy

    Pepperdine University responds to criticism regarding 'shelter in-place' Woolsey Fire policy

    Monday, November 12 2018 10:39 PM EST2018-11-13 03:39:01 GMT
    By Joseph Hong, Palm Springs Desert SunClick here to watch video. Members of the Malibu community criticized the "shelter in-place" policy at Pepperdine University, which encouraged students to stay on campus as the Woolsey Fire spread. Residents at a public meeting on Sunday evening argued that the policy diverts resources from the city to protect the students, who should have been evacuated in the first place. However, students and university administrators countered on Monday th... 
    Members of the Malibu community criticized the "shelter in-place" policy at Pepperdine University, which encouraged students to stay on campus as the Woolsey Fire spread.  
  • California politicians take Trump to task for threatening to withhold federal fire funds

    California politicians take Trump to task for threatening to withhold federal fire funds

    Monday, November 12 2018 7:59 PM EST2018-11-13 00:59:06 GMT
    Nov 12, 2018 6:54 PM2018-11-12 23:54:00 GMT
    By Marco della Cava, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. SAN FRANCISCO - One might think President Donald Trump's latest slap at California - threatening to withhold federal funds because of alleged forest mismanagement - would have generated an avalanche of retorts from emboldened Democrats whose constituents are reeling from historic fires. But a review of media and social media accounts belonging to the state's two Democratic senators, Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, and 53 c... 
    SAN FRANCISCO - One might think President Donald Trump's latest slap at California - threatening to withhold federal funds because of alleged forest mismanagement - would have generated an avalanche of retorts from emboldened Democrats whose constituents are reeling from historic fires.  
  • Acting AG Whitaker to consult with DOJ ethics lawyers on recusal as Dems press his disqualification on Russia probe

    Acting AG Whitaker to consult with DOJ ethics lawyers on recusal as Dems press his disqualification on Russia probe

    Monday, November 12 2018 9:39 PM EST2018-11-13 02:39:02 GMT
    By Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - As Democrats pressed for acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to remove himself from oversight of the Russia investigation, the Justice Department said the interim chief would consult with ethics officials. Since his appointment following last week's ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Democrats and some Republicans have seized on Whitaker's past comments calling for limiting the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller's inquiry. Wh... 
    WASHINGTON - As Democrats pressed for acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to remove himself from oversight of the Russia investigation, the Justice Department said the interim chief would consult with ethics officials. 
  • Hoverbikes may soon patrol streets of Dubai as police test flying motorbikes

    Hoverbikes may soon patrol streets of Dubai as police test flying motorbikes

    Monday, November 12 2018 10:59 AM EST2018-11-12 15:59:03 GMT
    Nov 12, 2018 6:05 PM2018-11-12 23:05:00 GMT
    By Mike Snider, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Here's another sign that we are catching up to the future: Dubai Police may soon be patrolling the streets with hoverbikes. Dubai Police are now being trained to fly Hoversurf's first production unit hoverbike after taking delivery from the Watsonville, California-based tech firm in October, the company says. The city in the United Arab Emirates prides itself on its futuristic status and began talks last year with Hoversurf about i... 
    Here's another sign that we are catching up to the future: Dubai Police may soon be patrolling the streets with hoverbikes. 
  • Stacey Abrams files lawsuit to count rejected ballots, extend deadline in Georgia

    Stacey Abrams files lawsuit to count rejected ballots, extend deadline in Georgia

    Monday, November 12 2018 11:59 AM EST2018-11-12 16:59:40 GMT
    Nov 12, 2018 5:44 PM2018-11-12 22:44:00 GMT
    By Nicquel Terry Ellis, USA TODAY ATLANTA - Supporters of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams are asking a federal judge to order elections officials to count rejected absentee and provisional ballots in the governor's race, and to move the deadline for certifying the election back by a day. Abrams trails Republican Brian Kemp by nearly 59,000 votes. Kemp has declared victory, resigned as Georgia's secretary of state and named a transition team. He has urged Abrams to c... 
    ATLANTA - Supporters of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams are asking a federal judge to order elections officials to count rejected absentee and provisional ballots in the governor's race, and to move the deadline for certifying the election back by a day. 
  • ‘Pissed is an understatement’ | 8-year-old with autism stuck on DC school bus for hours

    ‘Pissed is an understatement’ | 8-year-old with autism stuck on DC school bus for hours

    Monday, November 12 2018 7:19 PM EST2018-11-13 00:19:06 GMT
    Nov 12, 2018 5:36 PM2018-11-12 22:36:00 GMT
    By Michael Quander WASHINGTON -- A D.C. family is ticked off after a special-needs child seemed to disappear after school on Friday. The 8-year-old’s grandmother said she feared the worst while her grandson, who has autism, sat scared on a bus for 4 hours. “Pissed is an understatement for this,” Teresa Holloway said. “Pissed is an understatement for this.” Holloway had no idea what happened to her grandson after he left Langley Elementary School on Friday. A school bus typically g... 
    WASHINGTON -- A D.C. family is ticked off after a special-needs child seemed to disappear after school on Friday. 
  • OnPolitics Today: 'I wish her success'

    OnPolitics Today: 'I wish her success'

    Monday, November 12 2018 8:39 PM EST2018-11-13 01:39:05 GMT
    By Jessica Estepa, USA TODAY Today's subject line quote comes from Republican Martha McSally, who lost her Senate bid to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema on Monday night. Happy Monday, OP friends. In this post-election haze, we...realize that it ain't over yet. What gives? Explanations below. But before that: Get your friends to subscribe! Join our Facebook group! Listen to us on Alexa or Google Assistant! Keep up with the latest! But above all, breathe. Because the midterms news may never e... 
    Today's subject line quote comes from Republican Martha McSally, who lost her Senate bid to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema on Monday night. 
  • Congress returns to new dynamic, GOP shutdown threat

    Congress returns to new dynamic, GOP shutdown threat

    Monday, November 12 2018 7:59 PM EST2018-11-13 00:59:09 GMT
    Nov 12, 2018 4:53 PM2018-11-12 21:53:00 GMT
    By Lisa Mascaro, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - Congress returns to a changed political landscape Tuesday as newly-elected lawmakers arrive in Washington, the parties elect new leadership and incumbents square off for one final legislative sprint before House Democrats take power. Voters swept away eight years of House Republican control in last week's election, creating a new political dynamic that's challenging President Donald Trump even before the new 116th Congress begins in January. F... 
    WASHINGTON - Congress returns to a changed political landscape Tuesday as newly-elected lawmakers arrive in Washington, the parties elect new leadership and incumbents square off for one final legislative sprint before House Democrats take power. 
  • Actor Douglas Rain, the voice of HAL in '2001: A Space Odyssey,' dies at 90

    Actor Douglas Rain, the voice of HAL in '2001: A Space Odyssey,' dies at 90

    Monday, November 12 2018 7:19 PM EST2018-11-13 00:19:04 GMT
    By Mark Kennedy, USA TODAY NEW YORK - Canadian actor Douglas Rain, who played some of Shakespeare's most intriguing characters onstage but is perhaps best known for supplying the creepily calm voice of the computer HAL in Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" has died at 90. The Stratford Festival said Rain died Sunday of natural causes at St. Marys Memorial Hospital, just outside of Stratford, Ontario. He was one of the festival's founding company members and spent 32 seasons pe... 
    NEW YORK - Canadian actor Douglas Rain, who played some of Shakespeare's most intriguing characters onstage but is perhaps best known for supplying the creepily calm voice of the computer HAL in Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" has died at 90. 
  • Amnesty strips human-rights award from Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya atrocities in Myanmar

    Amnesty strips human-rights award from Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya atrocities in Myanmar

    Monday, November 12 2018 12:19 PM EST2018-11-12 17:19:26 GMT
    Nov 12, 2018 2:54 PM2018-11-12 19:54:00 GMT
    By Deirdre Shesgreen, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. WASHINGON - Amnesty International revoked its top human-rights award from Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday, saying the Myanmar leader has lost her credibility as a pro-democracy icon for her refusal to stop the brutal, systemic persecution of the Rohingya people inside her country's borders. "You no longer represent a symbol of hope, courage, and the undying defense of human rights,' Amnesty International's secretary general, Kumi N... 
    WASHINGTON - Amnesty International revoked its top human-rights award from Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday, saying the Myanmar leader has lost her credibility as a pro-democracy icon for her refusal to stop the brutal, systemic persecution of the Rohingya people inside her country's borders. 
  • Thanksgiving flying guide: 7 things to know

    Thanksgiving flying guide: 7 things to know

    Monday, November 12 2018 8:59 AM EST2018-11-12 13:59:05 GMT
    Nov 12, 2018 2:45 PM2018-11-12 19:45:00 GMT
    By Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY This year's Thanksgiving travel season could be the busiest on record for air travelers. The Transportation Security Administration expects that it will screen a record number of travelers during the period, and there could be a similar projection when the Airlines for America industry trade group issues its projection next week. But, record or not, what should you know if you're headed to the airport during next few days? Plenty. Most tips are the same... 
    This year's Thanksgiving travel season could be the busiest on record for air travelers. 
  • Social Security: 5 smart ways to get more benefits

    Social Security: 5 Smart Ways to Get More Benefits

    Monday, November 12 2018 11:19 AM EST2018-11-12 16:19:03 GMT
    Nov 12, 2018 2:37 PM2018-11-12 19:37:00 GMT
    By Maurie Backman, The Motley Fool Millions of seniors today depend on Social Security to provide much of their retirement income. If you expect to do the same, you'll want to do your part to boost your benefits as much as you can. Here's how. 1. Make sure you work at least 35 years Your Social Security benefits are calculated based on your top 35 years of earnings. This means that for every year of those 35 in which you don't have an income on record, you get a glaring $0 factored in... 
    Millions of seniors today depend on Social Security to provide much of their retirement income. If you expect to do the same, you'll want to do your part to boost your benefits as much as you can. Here's how. 
  • West Virginia Democrat who lost House race announces 2020 presidential bid

    West Virginia Democrat who lost House race announces 2020 presidential bid

    Monday, November 12 2018 3:19 PM EST2018-11-12 20:19:07 GMT
    Nov 12, 2018 2:33 PM2018-11-12 19:33:00 GMT
    By William Cummings, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - A Democrat who made big inroads in a heavily pro-Trump state but lost his race in last week's midterms has declared he is running for president. Sorry, Beto buffs, the new 2020 candidate isn't Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, but West Virginia state Sen. Richard Ojeda, a retired Army paratrooper who served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. "I'm Richard Ojeda and I'm running for the president of the United States of America," he declared in a live ... 
    WASHINGTON - A Democrat who made big inroads in a heavily pro-Trump state but lost his race in last week's midterms has declared he is running for president.  
  • Powerful minority bloc ready to assert clout in Democratic-controlled House

    Powerful minority bloc ready to assert clout in Democratic-controlled House

    Monday, November 12 2018 7:19 AM EST2018-11-12 12:19:10 GMT
    Nov 12, 2018 2:32 PM2018-11-12 19:32:00 GMT
    By Deborah Barfield Berry, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - Members of the most diverse Congress in U.S. history vow to wield their power in the House Democratic Caucus to push for voting rights, criminal justice reforms and affordable health care - at the very least. And they definitely want a seat at the leadership table. Nearly a quarter - at least 91 with some races still being counted - of the incoming 116th Congress will be lawmakers of color, most of them Democrats. In the new Democrat... 
    WASHINGTON - Members of the most diverse Congress in U.S. history vow to wield their power in the House Democratic Caucus to push for voting rights, criminal justice reforms and affordable health care - at the very least. 
  • Federal government announces new physical fitness guidelines; fewer than one in three Americans meet standards

    Federal government announces new physical fitness guidelines; fewer than one in three Americans meet standards

    Monday, November 12 2018 8:19 AM EST2018-11-12 13:19:05 GMT
    Nov 12, 2018 2:31 PM2018-11-12 19:31:00 GMT
    By Jayne O'Donnell, USA TODAY Less than a third of Americans, and only one in five teenagers, meet new physical fitness guidelines issued by the federal government Monday, the Department of Health and Human Services said. The new guidelines, which officials said could be easily achieved by most, update recommendations issued in 2008. They call on adults to get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity and two sessions of muscle-strengthening activity each w... 
    Less than a third of Americans, and only one in five teenagers, meet new physical fitness guidelines issued by the federal government Monday, the Department of Health and Human Services said. 
  • The world lost a 'superhero' today: Stan Lee

    The world lost a 'superhero' today: Stan Lee

    Monday, November 12 2018 4:59 PM EST2018-11-12 21:59:30 GMT
    Nov 12, 2018 2:17 PM2018-11-12 19:17:00 GMT
    By USA TODAY We're Brett Molina and Mabinty Quarshie, bringing you the day's biggest and most interesting news. But before we get to it, here's something that threw people for a loop: Facebook went down Monday afternoon. Cue the massive meltdown on Twitter. 'There will never be another Stan Lee' Stan Lee, the man behind most of your favorite superheroes, has died at the age of 95. Born Stanley Martin Lieber, the New York City native co-created Spider-Man, Hulk, the Avengers, the X-Me... 
    It's Monday and news still has not slowed down following the midterm elections. No worries, we're here to get you all caught up - quickly! But before we get to it, here's something that threw people for a loop: Facebook went down Monday afternoon. Cue the massive meltdown on Twitter.  
  • Here's why the midterm elections were both good and bad for Donald Trump's re-election

    Here's why the midterm elections were both good and bad for Donald Trump's re-election

    Monday, November 12 2018 8:59 AM EST2018-11-12 13:59:03 GMT
    Nov 12, 2018 2:14 PM2018-11-12 19:14:00 GMT
    By Maureen Groppe, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. WASHINGTON - The midterm elections gave both Democrats and Republicans reasons to hope they have momentum going after the big prize: the 2020 presidential contest. Democrats point to their energized base - especially among female voters - who helped them recapture the House. Republicans still hear the cheers of the thousands of voters who turned out for the rallies President Donald Trump held in states where Democratic senators ... 
    WASHINGTON - The midterm elections gave both Democrats and Republicans reasons to hope they have momentum going after the big prize: the 2020 presidential contest. 
  • Build-a-Bear's 2 Black Friday 2018 deals means scoring multiple plush toys for just $6

    Build-a-Bear's 2 Black Friday 2018 deals means scoring multiple plush toys for just $6

    Monday, November 12 2018 12:59 PM EST2018-11-12 17:59:29 GMT
    Nov 12, 2018 11:50 AM2018-11-12 16:50:00 GMT

    Build-a-Bear Workshop has announced two 2018 Black Friday deals and you can score an array of plush toys for only $6.

     

    Build-a-Bear Workshop has announced two 2018 Black Friday deals and you can score an array of plush toys for only $6.

     
  • Stocks end 600 points lower on growth concerns ignited by Apple and cutback in oil production

    Stock market falls, weighed down by Apple, other big tech companies

    Monday, November 12 2018 2:04 PM EST2018-11-12 19:04:32 GMT
    Nov 12, 2018 2:10 PM2018-11-12 19:10:00 GMT
    By Alex Veiga, Associated Press A broad sell-off in technology companies pulled U.S. stocks sharply lower Monday afternoon, knocking off more than 450 points from the Dow Jones industrial average. Apple, Amazon and other big names fell. Banks and consumer-focused companies, and media and communications stocks also took heavy losses. Crude oil prices were headed higher, snapping a 10-day skid, after Saudi Arabia said it planned to cut its output. The Standard & Poo'rs 500 index ... 
    Stock losses accelerated as markets closed on Monday, pulled down by a broad sell-off in technology companies and revived worries that global economic growth is slowing. 
  • Facebook says Monday's outage was the result of a 'routine test'

    You are not alone: Facebook has gone down

    Monday, November 12 2018 1:58 PM EST2018-11-12 18:58:05 GMT
    Nov 12, 2018 2:09 PM2018-11-12 19:09:00 GMT

    Did Facebook go down for you Monday? You were not alone.

     
    Did Facebook go down for you Monday? You were not alone.  
  • Macy's holiday windows for 2018: Meet Sunny the Snowpal

    Macy's holiday windows for 2018: Meet Sunny the Snowpal

    Monday, November 12 2018 4:59 PM EST2018-11-12 21:59:27 GMT
    By Kelly-Jane Cotter, Asbury Park PressClick here to watch video. Visit New York this season and you'll likely find yourself enchanted by the holiday window display at Macy's Herald Square. This year's theme centers on Sunny the Snowpal, a space-age snowgirl who helps her friends and makes sure Santa's sleigh travels safely on Christmas Eve. Sunny the Snowpal will debut as a balloon in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 22. (Watch the videos above and at the end of this story fo... 
    Visit New York this season and you'll likely find yourself enchanted by the holiday window display at Macy's Herald Square. 
  • Pipeline peril: Natural gas explosions reveal silent danger lurking in old cast iron pipes

    Pipeline peril: Natural gas explosions reveal silent danger lurking in old cast iron pipes

    Monday, November 12 2018 4:39 PM EST2018-11-12 21:39:32 GMT
    By Gregory Korte and Nick Wooten, USA TODAY SHREVEPORT, La. - The cast iron natural gas main that served Richard Williams' turn-of-the-century home in this Southern college town was as old as the house itself: It was built during Shreveport's first gas-fueled boom in 1911. When that pipeline cracked in 2016, the gas built up slowly and silently in a shed behind Williams' home. All it took was an ignition source - a lit cigar - to spark the gaseous fireball that would take his life. ... 
    SHREVEPORT, La. - The cast iron natural gas main that served Richard Williams' turn-of-the-century home in this Southern college town was as old as the house itself: It was built during Shreveport's first gas-fueled boom in 1911. 
  • Chicken and waffles arrive at KFC nationwide through Dec. 31

    Chicken and waffles arrive at KFC nationwide through Dec. 31

    Monday, November 12 2018 2:19 PM EST2018-11-12 19:19:03 GMT
    Nov 12, 2018 1:14 PM2018-11-12 18:14:00 GMT
    By Mike Snider, USA TODAY We should have seen this fast-food mashup coming: Kentucky Fried Chicken is now serving chicken and waffles at its restaurants nationwide. Customers can choose between KFC's extra crispy chicken or extra crispy chicken tenders, served with Mrs. Butterworth's syrup, starting at $5.49, beginning Monday and through Dec.31. The dishes will be available at KFC's nearly 4,200 restaurants across the U.S. Also available: a sandwich with KFC's Hot Honey fried chicke... 
    We should have seen this fast-food mashup coming: Kentucky Fried Chicken is now serving chicken and waffles at its restaurants nationwide. 
  • Veterans Day 2018: All the places vets can get free food and meal deals Monday

    Veterans Day 2018: All the places vets can get free food and meal deals Monday

    Friday, November 9 2018 8:59 AM EST2018-11-09 13:59:08 GMT
    Nov 10, 2018 4:57 AM2018-11-10 09:57:00 GMT

    This Veterans Day, veterans and active-duty military can take advantage of an extra day of deals.

     

    This Veterans Day, veterans and active-duty military can take advantage of an extra day of deals.

     
  • Kim Davis will enter Christian ministry after election loss, her lawyer suggests

    Kim Davis will enter Christian ministry after election loss, her lawyer suggests

    Monday, November 12 2018 1:58 PM EST2018-11-12 18:58:07 GMT
    Nov 12, 2018 12:58 PM2018-11-12 17:58:00 GMT
    By Josh Hafner, USA TODAY Kim Davis, the Kentucky official jailed for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses, lost her re-election as Rowan county clerk last week. But she may perhaps have a higher calling: Christian ministry. Her lawyer, Mat Staver, appeared Thursday on "Crosstalk," a conservative radio program, discussing his client's future. Staver co-wrote a book with Davis and said he's spoken with her "quite a bit" through the summer. "Frankly, I think what she's going t... 
    Kim Davis, the Kentucky official jailed for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses, lost her re-election as Rowan county clerk last week. But she may perhaps have a higher calling: Christian ministry. 
  • Los Angeles hotels: TripAdvisor's best value picks for November

    Los Angeles hotels: TripAdvisor's best value picks for November

    Monday, November 12 2018 3:39 PM EST2018-11-12 20:39:06 GMT
    By Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Even in November, people in Los Angeles can still stroll on the beach and hike one of the city's many trails. And the sun continues to shine. Los Angeles gets particularly festive in November as it gears up for the holidays. Theme parks such as Universal City Studios Hollywood and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter bring out their festive displays. The Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting is scheduled for Nov. 15. Outdoor ice rinks open throughout the city. Ho... 
    Even in November, people in Los Angeles can still stroll on the beach and hike one of the city's many trails. 
  • Ask the Captain: A pilot’s perspective on animals on flights

    Ask the Captain: A pilot’s perspective on animals on flights

    Sunday, November 11 2018 3:14 PM EST2018-11-11 20:14:17 GMT
    Nov 12, 2018 12:28 PM2018-11-12 17:28:00 GMT
    By John Cox, USA TODAY Question: What do you think of the recent attention given to companion animals on flights? Isn't this a source of unnecessary distraction for both pilot and crew? Does the FAA have any evidence of companion animals getting loose during a flight? - submitted by reader Max, Tampa, Florida Answer: The issue of companion animals is a difficult one. There have been cases of animals biting passengers, getting loose, urinating and worse. The airlines had to do somet... 
    Question: What do you think of the recent attention given to companion animals on flights? Isn't this a source of unnecessary distraction for both pilot and crew? Does the FAA have any evidence of companion animals getting loose during a flight?  
  • Vatican delays U.S. bishops' vote on sex-abuse measures

    Vatican delays U.S. bishops' vote on sex-abuse measures

    Monday, November 12 2018 3:19 PM EST2018-11-12 20:19:05 GMT
    By Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Faced with a sexual-abuse crisis that has rocked the Catholic Church in multiple continents, the Vatican has opted to delay taking action. The surprise decision was announced Monday at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore, where church leaders were expected to vote on several measures to address sexual abuse by the clergy, including a new code of conduct and creation of a special commission to review complaints ag... 
    Faced with a sexual-abuse crisis that has rocked the Catholic Church in multiple continents, the Vatican has opted to delay taking action. 
  • President Trump calls for end to Florida recount; tweets, without evidence, ballots 'massively infected'

    President Trump calls for end to Florida recount, tweeted ballots 'massively infected'

    Monday, November 12 2018 8:39 AM EST2018-11-12 13:39:04 GMT
    Nov 12, 2018 11:55 AM2018-11-12 16:55:00 GMT
    By Bart Jansen, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Monday called Florida ballots from the midterm election "massively infected' and said recounts should end in races for governor and U.S. Senate. Trump said Republican Rick Scott, the governor who campaigned to unseat Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, and Republican Ron DeSantis, the House member running for governor against Democrat Andrew Gillum, should each be declared winner in their races. "An honest vote count is no lo... 
    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Monday called Florida ballots from the midterm election "massively infected' and said recounts should end in races for governor and U.S. Senate. 
  • Dad sings to 3-year-old daughter to calm her as they drive through wildfire flames

    Dad sings to 3-year-old daughter to calm her as they drive through wildfire flames

    Sunday, November 11 2018 12:19 PM EST2018-11-11 17:19:22 GMT
    Nov 12, 2018 11:49 AM2018-11-12 16:49:00 GMT
    By Sonja Haller, USA TODAY "Uh-oh," she says, in a toddler's high voice. "Why is fire here? We're going to get on fire." The father from Paradise, California, stayed calm as he steered his vehicle through smoke and flames, as he evacuated his family from the raging Camp Fire. Dad Joe Allen calmed his 3-year-old daughter, Olivia, with words and a bit of song. "Baby, it'll be all right," he crooned at one point in their harrowing evacuation. He was recording as he was headed for Ch... 
    "Uh-oh," she says, in a toddler's high voice. "Why is fire here? We're going to get on fire." 
  • Betsy DeVos' staff denies rumor she's leaving education secretary job

    Betsy DeVos' staff denies rumor she's leaving education secretary job

    Monday, November 12 2018 2:59 PM EST2018-11-12 19:59:06 GMT
    By Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press WASHINGTON - Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she's not going anywhere with Democrats taking control of the U.S. House in January, despite rumors to the contrary. But if she stays, her life is almost certainly going to get a whole lot tougher. On Monday, in response to a question about rumors circulating that DeVos, a Michigan billionaire, Republican backer and former school-choice advocate in the state, might be looking at stepping down, he... 
    WASHINGTON - Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she's not going anywhere with Democrats taking control of the U.S. House in January, despite rumors to the contrary.  
  • Military mom pumps milk during 70.3-mile Ironman and smashes her personal record

    Military mom pumps milk during 70.3-mile Ironman and smashes her personal record

    Monday, November 12 2018 2:59 PM EST2018-11-12 19:59:04 GMT
    By Sonja Haller, USA TODAY A mom always prepares for life's unplanned moments. So when Air Force Staff Sgt. Jamie Sloan saw that her planned stop to pump breast milk during a 70.3-mile triathlon meant that she might lose her shot at a PR (personal record), she switched tactics. "I knew that I would PR because I had a really amazing bike ride and a pretty decent swim,' she told People. "I had brought my hand pump and I just decided to go for it. I was making good time and I just did... 
    A mom always prepares for life's unplanned moments. 
  • Michelle Obama: How to succeed in politics, even if you don't really like it

    Michelle Obama: How to succeed in politics, even if you don't really like it

    Monday, November 12 2018 2:39 PM EST2018-11-12 19:39:06 GMT
    By Susan Page, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Michelle Obama has some thoughts about how to succeed in politics. The former first lady is not a fan of politics in general or certain politicians in particular, she makes clear in her blockbuster memoir, Becoming. The political process is messy and the costs were high for her family, her personal life, her professional ambitions. "I didn't much appreciate politicians and therefore didn't relish the idea of my husband becoming one,... 
    Michelle Obama has some thoughts about how to succeed in politics. 
  • Blue Moon's founding brewer pops top on pot-infused beer

    Blue Moon's founding brewer pops top on pot-infused beer

    Monday, November 12 2018 5:19 AM EST2018-11-12 10:19:03 GMT
    Nov 12, 2018 10:53 AM2018-11-12 15:53:00 GMT
    By Mike Snider, USA TODAY The founding brewmaster behind Blue Moon beer has a new beer that delivers a different kind of buzz. Keith Villa, who invented Blue Moon Belgian Wheat more than two decades ago, next month will launch the first beer from new venture CERIA Brewing Co. But Grainwave Belgian-Style White Ale will be quite different than Blue Moon. For starters, the beverage has no alcohol and includes 5 milligrams of THC, the high-producing ingredient found in cannabis plants. ... 
    The founding brewmaster behind Blue Moon beer has a new beer that delivers a different kind of buzz. 
  • Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown on 2020 presidential run: 'I'd be lying if I said I wasn't considering it'

    Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown on 2020 presidential run: 'I'd be lying if I said I wasn't considering it'

    Monday, November 12 2018 2:04 PM EST2018-11-12 19:04:29 GMT
    By Jackie Borchardt, Cincinnati Enquirer COLUMBUS - Days after winning a third term to the Senate, Democrat Sherrod Brown says he is considering whether to run for president in 2020. "I haven't had this dream to be president my whole life or even as a kid or any time,' Brown said Monday morning in an interview. "I'd be lying if I said I wasn't considering it.' Brown won re-election by about 6 points on Tuesday while Republicans swept the other partisan statewide offices by 4 to 7 po... 
    COLUMBUS - Days after winning a third term to the Senate, Democrat Sherrod Brown says he is considering whether to run for president in 2020. 
  • Ryanair plane impounded, 149 passengers kicked off due to unpaid bill

    Ryanair plane impounded, 149 passengers kicked off due to unpaid bill

    Monday, November 12 2018 1:58 PM EST2018-11-12 18:58:02 GMT
    By Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY Flights get canceled for all kinds of reasons: weather, mechanical issues, crews that have gone past their maximum amount of hours for the week. But it's not every day you get booted off your flight because the airline was behind on its bills. That's what happened Thursday when French civil aviation authorities impounded a Ryanair plane that was about to leave Bourdeaux for London with 149 passengers on board. According to the BBC, the Directorate Gene... 
    Flights get canceled for all kinds of reasons: weather, mechanical issues, crews that have gone past their maximum amount of hours for the week. But it's not every day you get booted off your flight because the airline was behind on its bills. 
  • Inside Will Goldfarb's surreal dessert-only paradise in Bali

    Inside Will Goldfarb's surreal dessert-only paradise in Bali

    Monday, November 12 2018 1:39 PM EST2018-11-12 18:39:03 GMT
    By Claire Baumann, USA TODAY https://www.10best.com/interests/food-travel/inside-will-goldfarbs-surreal-dessert-only-paradise-in-bali/  
    https://www.10best.com/interests/food-travel/inside-will-goldfarbs-surreal-dessert-only-paradise-in-bali/ 
  • Mississippi Sen. Hyde-Smith, facing black opponent, jokes about attending 'public hanging'

    Mississippi Sen. Hyde-Smith, facing black opponent, jokes about attending 'public hanging'

    Sunday, November 11 2018 5:19 PM EST2018-11-11 22:19:03 GMT
    Nov 12, 2018 9:40 AM2018-11-12 14:40:00 GMT
    By Justin Mitchell, Mississippi Clarion Ledger A small crowd in Tupelo, Mississippi, laughed after Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith joked about sitting on the front row of a public hanging in a viral video published Sunday on Twitter. "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row," Hyde-Smith said in an embrace with a Tupelo cattle rancher, Colin Hutchinson, while surrounded by supporters holding Hyde-Smith campaign signs, the video shows. Lamar White Jr., the publisher of Th... 
    A small crowd in Tupelo, Mississippi, laughed after Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith joked about sitting on the front row of a public hanging in a viral video published Sunday on Twitter.  
  • These are the 5 best Amazon deals right now

    These are the 5 best Amazon deals right now

    Monday, November 12 2018 12:19 PM EST2018-11-12 17:19:30 GMT
    By Samantha Gordon, USA TODAY — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Today’s newsroom and any business incentives. Black Friday is in 10 days, people. That means there are already loads of early Black Friday deals you can get right now form Amazon, Target, L.L.Bean, Nordstrom, and so many othe... 
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  • Business groups in UK raise concerns over microchipping employees

    Business groups in U.K. raise concerns over microchipping employees

    Monday, November 12 2018 11:19 AM EST2018-11-12 16:19:07 GMT
    Nov 12, 2018 8:19 AM2018-11-12 13:19:00 GMT
    By Brett Molina, USA TODAY Groups in the U.K. representing businesses and workers are questioning plans published in a report Sunday claiming companies were preparing to microchip employees. According to The Telegraph, a Swedish company called Biohax said it was in talks with multiple British legal and financial companies to provide human chip implants to employees for security. "These companies have sensitive documents they are dealing with," said Jowan Österlund, the founder ... 
    Groups in the U.K. representing businesses and workers are questioning plans published in a report Sunday claiming companies were preparing to microchip employees. 
  • Veterans Day 2018: What's open and closed on Monday after the federal holiday

    Veterans Day 2018: What's open and closed on Monday after the federal holiday

    Monday, November 12 2018 11:37 AM EST2018-11-12 16:37:13 GMT

    Veterans Day fell on Sunday this year. Many government offices as well as other businesses recognize it on Monday by closing offices.

     

    Veterans Day fell on Sunday this year. Many government offices as well as other businesses recognize it on Monday by closing offices.

     
  • Maryland team needs help getting to world youth football championship

    Maryland team needs help getting to world youth football championship

    Sunday, November 11 2018 10:19 PM EST2018-11-12 03:19:05 GMT
    Nov 12, 2018 7:35 AM2018-11-12 12:35:00 GMT
    By Michael Quander DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. -- Hard work and dedication are what a group of 7 and 8-year-olds said it took for them to earn a golden ticket to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s world youth football championship. A team is a group of people working together to reach a goal, but the DMV Knights said what they have is so much more. “I mean you can say team, but we form it like it’s a family,” Horace “Coach Swag” Riddick said. Each player has their own talent and story. “I ... 
    DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. -- Hard work and dedication are what a group of 7 and 8-year-olds said it took for them to earn a golden ticket to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s world youth football championship. 
  • Report: Saudis discussed killing other enemies long before Khashoggi's death

    Report: Saudis discussed killing other enemies long before Khashoggi's death

    Monday, November 12 2018 10:19 AM EST2018-11-12 15:19:03 GMT
    By John Bacon, USA TODAY Saudi leaders had discussed assassinating enemies of the state long before a Washington Post journalist was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a report in The New York Times. The revelation comes days after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkey had shared recordings of Jamal Khashoggi's killing with the U.S. and other western nations. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that intelligence officials in... 
    Saudi leaders had discussed assassinating enemies of the state long before a Washington Post journalist was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a report in The New York Times. 
  • Diageo plans to sell 19 brands, focus on premium spirits

    Diageo plans to sell 19 brands, focus on premium spirits

    Monday, November 12 2018 9:59 AM EST2018-11-12 14:59:01 GMT
    By Ben Tobin, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. The owner of Johnnie Walker whiskey and Don Julio tequila is making a splash in the liquor industry with a large deal announced Monday. The London-based firm Diageo will selli a 19-brand portfolio to alcoholic beverage company Sazerac for $550 million. Some of the brands that Diageo will shed are Goldschläger schnapps, Seagram's VO blended whiskey and Yukon Jack whiskey liqueur. "The disposal of these brands enables us to have e... 
    The owner of Johnnie Walker whiskey and Don Julio tequila is making a splash in the liquor industry with a large deal announced Monday. 
  • Brewing controversy: Pabst says MillerCoors is trying to put it out of business

    Brewing controversy: Pabst says MillerCoors is trying to put it out of business

    Monday, November 12 2018 8:39 AM EST2018-11-12 13:39:05 GMT
    By Ivan Moreno, Associated PressClick here to watch video. MILWAUKEE - Pabst Brewing Company and MillerCoors are going to trial, with hipster favorite Pabst contending that MillerCoors wants to put it out of business by ending a longstanding partnership through which it brews Pabst's beers. The case has high stakes for Pabst, whose lawyers argue that the company's very existence relies on the partnership with Chicago-based MillerCoors, which produces, packages and ships nearly all it... 
    MILWAUKEE - Pabst Brewing Company and MillerCoors are going to trial, with hipster favorite Pabst contending that MillerCoors wants to put it out of business by ending a longstanding partnership through which it brews Pabst's beers. 
  • UPS Freight approve new labor contract, avoid strike

    UPS Freight approve new labor contract, avoid strike

    Monday, November 12 2018 8:39 AM EST2018-11-12 13:39:02 GMT
    By Ben Tobin, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. UPS Freight workers voted to approve a new labor contract, averting a potential strike that could have affected the shipment of packages across the country. Though workers rejected the initial offer in October, the second round of negotiations - which included raising wages and limiting the amount of subcontracted work - proved more successful. A total of 77 percent of workers approved the contract at local union meetings held betwee... 
    UPS Freight workers voted to approve a new labor contract, averting a potential strike that could have affected the shipment of packages across the country. 
  • Arizona, Florida, Georgia: Nationally watched races still haven't been called

    Arizona, Florida, Georgia: Nationally watched races still haven't been called

    Monday, November 12 2018 8:19 AM EST2018-11-12 13:19:02 GMT
    By William Cummings, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - Six days after polls closed in the 2018 midterm elections, some major races remain undecided and legal battles have begun as anxious politicians express concern about the delay in the final results. They are still counting ballots in Arizona's Senate race, where Democrat Kyrsten Sinema holds a narrow lead over Republican Martha McSally. In Florida, a recount is underway in both the governor's and Senate races. And in Georgia, Democrat Stac... 
    WASHINGTON - Six days after polls closed in the 2018 midterm elections, some major races remain undecided and legal battles have begun as anxious politicians express concern about the delay in the final results.  
  • Some displays on iPhone X have touch issues, Apple says

    Some displays on iPhone X have touch issues, Apple says

    Monday, November 12 2018 7:39 AM EST2018-11-12 12:39:03 GMT
    By Brett Molina, USA TODAY Some models of the iPhone X may experience touch issues caused by the smartphone's display, Apple revealed. According to a page for a replacement program posted to its website Friday, Apple said "a component on the display module" is causing issues with the touchscreen. Users might see the display react even when a user doesn't tap or swipe, or the display will not respond when a user does touch it. Apple said it will replace the module on the iPhone X fo... 
    Some models of the iPhone X may experience touch issues caused by the smartphone's display, Apple revealed. 
  • Is there a smarter smartwatch in your future?

    Is there a smarter smartwatch in your future?

    Monday, November 12 2018 6:39 AM EST2018-11-12 11:39:03 GMT
    By Mike Feibus, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. If you tossed your old fitness tracker into the junk drawer years ago because you got tired of counting steps, then you might want to have a look at this fall's crop of wearables. A lot's changed. The devices are savvier about health, wellness and fitness. They're also sleeker, smarter and run longer between charges. They know when you're sleeping. They know when you're, uh, working out. When it comes to your lifestyle, they can ev... 
    If you tossed your old fitness tracker into the junk drawer years ago because you got tired of counting steps, then you might want to have a look at this fall's crop of wearables. 
  • Business spending growth is slowing. Is that a bad sign for the economy and jobs?

    Business spending growth is slowing. Is that a bad sign for the economy and jobs?

    Monday, November 12 2018 6:19 AM EST2018-11-12 11:19:07 GMT
    By Paul Davidson, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Nick Penze, CEO of Zerelli Technologies, had a long holiday shopping list for his company. He wanted the Park City, Utah, designer of industrial seals to acquire a smaller manufacturer and possibly upgrade its factory, and buy new furniture and computers for Zerelli's headquarters. But the Trump administration's 10-percent tariff on $200 billion in Chinese imports has reduced both Zerelli's cash flow and the revenue of its custom... 
    Nick Penze, CEO of Zerelli Technologies, had a long holiday shopping list for his company. 
  • How not to ask for a raise at work

    How not to ask for a raise at work

    Monday, November 12 2018 6:19 AM EST2018-11-12 11:19:04 GMT
    By Maurie Backman, The Motley Fool Though asking for a raise takes guts, it pays to push yourself outside your comfort zone and bring up the topic of money. An impressive 70 percent of workers who come out and ask for a higher salary are successful to some degree, according to new data from PayScale. Better yet, 39 percent of employees who request more money get the exact increase they ask for. That said, the way you approach the raise discussion could spell the difference between sc... 
    Though asking for a raise takes guts, it pays to push yourself outside your comfort zone and bring up the topic of money. An impressive 70 percent of workers who come out and ask for a higher salary are successful to some degree, according to new data from PayScale. Better yet, 39 percent of empl... 
  • Should social media be regulated? Support seen at Web Summit for protecting user data

    Should social media be regulated? Support seen at Web Summit for protecting user data

    Monday, November 12 2018 6:19 AM EST2018-11-12 11:19:02 GMT
    By Rob Pegoraro, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. LISBON-Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie had some harsh words at the Web Summit conference here for the business he had chosen and the company whose data he had once helped exploit for that now-bankrupt research firm. "Facebook, it has so much power at its disposal, it is making a digital clone of our society,' he said to British newscaster Krishnan Guru Murthy in a panel last Tuesday afternoon. He compared Facebo... 
    LISBON-Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie had some harsh words at the Web Summit conference here for the business he had chosen and the company whose data he had once helped exploit for that now-bankrupt research firm. 
  • USS Ronald Reagan warplane crashes in second incident in a month

    USS Ronald Reagan warplane crashes in second incident in a month

    Monday, November 12 2018 3:19 AM EST2018-11-12 08:19:02 GMT
    Nov 12, 2018 12:23 AM2018-11-12 05:23:00 GMT
    By Associated Press TOKYO - A U.S. Navy warplane belonging to the aircraft career USS Ronald Reagan has crashed into the sea northeast of the Philippines, but its two aviators were safely rescued. The Navy's 7th Fleet said in a statement that the F/A-18 Hornet had a mechanical problem during Monday's routine operations in the Philippine Sea. The cause of the crash is under investigation. The Navy said the aviators were immediately plucked from the water by a rescue aircraft and bro... 
    TOKYO - A U.S. Navy warplane belonging to the aircraft career USS Ronald Reagan has crashed into the sea northeast of the Philippines, but its two aviators were safely rescued. 
  • What we know about California wildfires: 31 deaths, more than 6,700 structures destroyed

    What we know about California wildfires: 25 deaths, more than 6,700 structures destroyed

    Sunday, November 11 2018 5:59 PM EST2018-11-11 22:59:02 GMT
    Nov 11, 2018 6:53 PM2018-11-11 23:53:00 GMT
    By Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. The images and stories from the wildfires raging in Northern and Southern California present a picture of a rampaging inferno spreading at dizzying speed. The numbers behind those hellish scenes are just as somber. Here's what we know so far about the devastation inflicted upon the country's most populous state. How many fires are burning? There are six wildfires, three of them considered major, currently sizzling throughout the... 
    The images and stories from the wildfires raging in Northern and Southern California present a picture of a rampaging inferno spreading at dizzying speed. 
  • Brawl between American Airlines flight attendants results in lawsuit against carrier

    Brawl between American Airlines flight attendants results in lawsuit against carrier

    Sunday, November 11 2018 7:19 PM EST2018-11-12 00:19:03 GMT
    By Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. An American Airlines flight attendant who says she was dragged down the aisle by her scarf by a fellow crew member has sued the Dallas-based carrier for failing to investigate the July 2016 brawl or take actions to ensure her safety. In her lawsuit, filed Friday in federal court and obtained by The Dallas Morning News, Kathy Ida Wolfe says another flight attendant, Laura Powers, "maliciously dug her fingernails into my arm, and... 
    An American Airlines flight attendant who says she was dragged down the aisle by her scarf by a fellow crew member has sued the Dallas-based carrier for failing to investigate the July 2016 brawl or take actions to ensure her safety. 
  • Charles Schumer says Democrats might tie spending bill to Mueller protection

    Chuck Schumer says Democrats might tie spending bill to Mueller protection

    Sunday, November 11 2018 10:59 AM EST2018-11-11 15:59:04 GMT
    Nov 11, 2018 3:30 PM2018-11-11 20:30:00 GMT
    By William Cummings, USA TODAY Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday that Democrats might tie their support for the next spending bill to legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller - although he stopped short of saying he would be willing to risk a shutdown. The New York Democrat fears that President Donald Trump's choice of Matthew Whitaker to head the Justice Department could threaten Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling and potential ties to... 
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer said Sunday that Democrats might tie their support for the next spending bill to legislation that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller - although he stopped short of saying he would be willing to risk a shutdown. 
  • Seattle airport will allow visitors past security for first time since 9/11

    Seattle airport will allow visitors past security for first time since 9/11

    Sunday, November 11 2018 5:59 PM EST2018-11-11 22:59:04 GMT
    By Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY In a move that would warm the heart of Hugh Grant's prime minister character from "Love Actually," Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is bringing back those emotional, at-the-gate reunions. The Seattle Times reports that the Washington State airport is introducing the SEA Visitor Pass, a pilot program which would allow friends and family who pass a TSA screening to meet domestic flights. It will be the first time non-passengers have been allowed to ve... 
    In a move that would warm the heart of Hugh Grant's prime minister character from "Love Actually," Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is bringing back those emotional, at-the-gate reunions. 
  • Trump does know Matthew Whitaker, he's just not a close friend, Kellyanne Conway clarifies

    Trump does know Matthew Whitaker, he's just not a close friend, Kellyanne Conway clarifies

    Sunday, November 11 2018 4:19 PM EST2018-11-11 21:19:05 GMT
    By William Cummings, USA TODAY White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Sunday President Donald Trump does know the man he has appointed as his acting attorney general, after all. "I don't know Matt Whitaker," the president told reporters Friday, the day after naming him to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who resigned at Trump's request. He touted Whitaker's reputation but repeated his claim that he did not know him, explaining to reporters that Whitaker worked for Sessio... 
    White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Sunday President Donald Trump does know the man he has appointed as his acting attorney general, after all.  
  • "I never wanted to hurt anyone": Army combat veteran opens up about shooting incident

    "I never wanted to hurt anyone": Army combat veteran opens up about shooting incident

    Sunday, November 11 2018 3:39 PM EST2018-11-11 20:39:28 GMT
    By Hayes Hickman, Knoxville News SentinelClick here to watch video. After reaching for a handgun in a moment of crisis, Army combat veteran Casey Jones says he decided instead to empty the pistol's clip into his bedroom ceiling in a desperate bid to save himself from his demons. Jones, 30, fired every round from a second loaded weapon into the surrounding walls after that. One of those bullets went through a window and lodged behind the shutter of his neighbors' home across the stree... 
    After reaching for a handgun in a moment of crisis, Army combat veteran Casey Jones says he decided instead to empty the pistol's clip into his bedroom ceiling in a desperate bid to save himself from his demons. 
  • Rage rooms: Why recreational smashing could be good for your mental health

    Rage rooms: Why recreational smashing could be good for your mental health

    Sunday, November 11 2018 7:19 AM EST2018-11-11 12:19:02 GMT
    Nov 11, 2018 12:01 PM2018-11-11 17:01:00 GMT
    By Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Have you ever wanted to smash something after a long day at work? Now, there's a more grown-up way to throw a tantrum. Rage rooms, also known as smash rooms or anger rooms, have opened in cities around the world, and they offer a safe place for people to shatter away their anger - literally. You can hurl a plate across a room, take a sledgehammer to an old computer or kiss a framed photo of your ex goodbye with a golf club. ... 
    Have you ever wanted to smash something after a long day at work?  
  • Alicia Silverstone's son 'never' takes medicine: She credits super health to vegan diet

    Alicia Silverstone's son 'never' takes medicine: She credits super health to vegan diet

    Sunday, November 11 2018 2:19 PM EST2018-11-11 19:19:26 GMT
    By Sonja Haller, USA TODAY Alicia Silverstone says aside from a sniffle or a runny nose, her 7-year-old son, Bear, is never sick. No late-night drugstore runs or trips to the pharmacy for her - ever. Silverstone credits their vegan lifestyle. "He's never had to take medicine in his life," the "Clueless" star told Page Six. He's never even missed school, she said. "Two times in his life has he been like 'Mommy I don't feel good,' and it was only for a few hours and he was back ru... 
    Alicia Silverstone says aside from a sniffle or a runny nose, her 7-year-old son, Bear, is never sick. 
  • Surveillance video may help solve 2 murders in DC

    Surveillance video may help solve 2 murders in DC

    Sunday, November 11 2018 1:19 PM EST2018-11-11 18:19:33 GMT
    Nov 11, 2018 10:23 AM2018-11-11 15:23:00 GMT
    By Michael Quander WASHINGTON -- 145. That is the number of people killed so far this year in D.C. The number marks nearly 50% more killings compared to this time in 2017. D.C. police released surveillance video connected to two of those murders as they work toward making arrests. Family members for one family were too emotional to talk on camera Saturday night, but they are asking for the public’s help identifying one of the men who was caught on camera. It was around 6:00 a.m. ... 
    WASHINGTON -- 145. That is the number of people killed so far this year in D.C.  
  • Brothers Like These: North Carolina VA has veterans fight PTSD with prose

    Brothers Like These: North Carolina VA has veterans fight PTSD with prose

    Sunday, November 11 2018 1:19 PM EST2018-11-11 18:19:29 GMT
    By Angela Wilhelm, Asheville Citizen TimesClick here to watch video. An ordinary room on the basement floor of the Charles George VA Medical Center houses an extraordinary writing program dedicated to Vietnam veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. The men wade through difficult memories created by the Vietnam war and its unwelcome homecoming but with the power of the pen, they find hope. A brotherhood has formed among the veterans turned writers, who joke they were drafted in... 
    An ordinary room on the basement floor of the Charles George VA Medical Center houses an extraordinary writing program dedicated to Vietnam veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. 
  • President Trump in France to mark the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in WWI

    President Trump in France to mark the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in WWI

    Sunday, November 11 2018 10:19 AM EST2018-11-11 15:19:03 GMT
    By USA TODAYClick here to watch video. President Trump is set to deliver remarks from France on the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the fighting of World War One. Trump attended a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe where French President Emmanual Macron delivered a speech condemning the nationalism that led to WWI, and noted that the tide of nationalism is again rising. Trump then attended a luncheon hosted by Macron. Trump and other world leaders missed the mark to celebr... 
    President Trump is set to deliver remarks from France on the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the fighting of World War One. Trump attended a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe where French President Emmanual Macron delivered a speech condemning the nationalism that led to WWI, and not... 
  • Cozy fire pits lure guests to hotels, restaurants and bars

    Cozy fire pits lure guests to hotels, restaurants and bars

    Sunday, November 11 2018 9:19 AM EST2018-11-11 14:19:02 GMT
    By Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY As the holidays near, temperatures are dropping in many parts of the USA. That doesn't mean that people have to stay indoors. Many hotels, restaurants, bars, and other entertainment venues have found that fire pits are a fun way to attract people when the nights get chillier. For hotels in particular, keeping people on their properties has become a major goal. That's why many have converted dull lobbies into multi-functional environments with spaces to w... 
    As the holidays near, temperatures are dropping in many parts of the USA. 
  • Hollywood can inspire you to save more in your 401(k) for retirement

    Hollywood can inspire you to save more in your 401(k) for retirement

    Sunday, November 11 2018 7:19 AM EST2018-11-11 12:19:06 GMT
    By Ken Fisher, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Retirement saving is vital - and easy to put off. Distractions abound, especially this time of year. People regularly cop to prioritizing holiday spending over saving. Gifts are tangible. It's easy to see the return on your investment! Short-term splurges can easily win out if you don't feel your retirement needs and wants in your bones. Happily, Hollywood can help. You can learn loads from comedy characters. Such as Jack Colton, h... 
    Retirement saving is vital - and easy to put off. Distractions abound, especially this time of year. 
  • World leaders miss exact moment to commemorate end of World War I

    World leaders miss exact moment ot commorate end of World War I

    Sunday, November 11 2018 5:59 AM EST2018-11-11 10:59:03 GMT
    Nov 11, 2018 3:24 AM2018-11-11 08:24:00 GMT
    By USA TODAY PARIS (AP) - World leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, walked side by side next to the Arc de Triomphe to commemorate the end of World War I in a somber, rain-soaked line as bells finished tololing. Arriving a few minutes late, they missed the exact moment to commemorate the armistice that ended World War I. Fighter jets passed overhead as... 
    PARIS (AP) - World leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, walked side by side next to the Arc de Triomphe to commemorate the end of World War I in a somber, rain-soak... 
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  • From Audible to Whole Foods: A look at Amazon's empire

    From Audible to Whole Foods: A look at Amazon's empire

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 7:58 AM EST2018-11-13 12:58:50 GMT
    Wednesday, November 14 2018 12:00 AM EST2018-11-14 05:00:10 GMT
    Whether you've bought shoes at Zappos, picked up milk at Whole Foods or listened to an audiobook on Audible, you've been caught up in Amazon's growing web of businesses. 
    Whether you've bought shoes at Zappos, picked up milk at Whole Foods or listened to an audiobook on Audible, you've been caught up in Amazon's growing web of businesses. 
  • Amazon goes bicoastal, will open HQs in New York, DC suburb

    Amazon goes bicoastal, will open HQs in New York, DC suburb

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 6:48 AM EST2018-11-13 11:48:40 GMT
    Wednesday, November 14 2018 12:00 AM EST2018-11-14 05:00:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). In this Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, photo, a rusting ferryboat is docked next to an aging industrial warehouse on Long Island City's Anable Basin in the Queens borough of New York. Across the East River is midtown Manhattan, top ...(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). In this Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, photo, a rusting ferryboat is docked next to an aging industrial warehouse on Long Island City's Anable Basin in the Queens borough of New York. Across the East River is midtown Manhattan, top ...
    A person familiar with the plans say Amazon will split its second headquarters between Long Island City in New York and Crystal City in northern Virginia. 
    A person familiar with the plans say Amazon will split its second headquarters between Long Island City in New York and Crystal City in northern Virginia. 
  • Amazon's growing pains in Seattle offer lessons to new hosts

    Amazon's growing pains in Seattle offer lessons to new hosts

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 2:29 PM EST2018-11-13 19:29:13 GMT
    Tuesday, November 13 2018 11:59 PM EST2018-11-14 04:59:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). In this Nov. 9, 2018 photo, construction workers mix with the noon lunch-hour crowd outside an Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle.  As Amazon turns its attention to setting up new homes in Long Island City in New York  and Ar...(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). In this Nov. 9, 2018 photo, construction workers mix with the noon lunch-hour crowd outside an Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle. As Amazon turns its attention to setting up new homes in Long Island City in New York and Ar...
    As Amazon turns its attention to setting up new homes in Long Island City, New York and Arlington, Virginia, experts and historians in Seattle say both places can expect a delicate relationship with the world's... 
    As Amazon turns its attention to setting up new homes in Long Island City, New York and Arlington, Virginia, experts and historians in Seattle say both places can expect a delicate relationship with the world's hottest online retailer. 
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