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  • 'I gotta get to my babies': Duck boat survivor who lost 9 family members shares story

    'I gotta get to my babies': Duck boat survivor who lost 9 family members shares story

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-07-21 22:49:11 GMT
    Jul 21, 2018 4:17 PM2018-07-21 20:17:00 GMT
    By Christal Hayes, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Tia Coleman has always loved water. She and 11 members of her family made plenty of memories playing in the pool at their Branson, Missouri, hotel while on vacation from Indiana. But when water came rushing into their boat Thursday during a ride on Table Rock Lake, Coleman didn't know what to do. She couldn't see. Water rushed in, and soon she couldn't even feel her son who had been sitting next to her on the duck boat, an amph... 
    Tia Coleman has always loved water. 
  • FDA issues warning after synthetic marijuana tainted with rat poison sickens hundreds

    FDA issues warning after synthetic marijuana tainted with rat poison sickens hundreds

    Friday, July 20 2018 3:39 PM EDT2018-07-20 19:39:16 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 2:42 PM2018-07-20 18:42:00 GMT

    Federal health officials are warning the public about a version of synthetic marijuana laced with rat poison that's caused uncontrolled bleeding in hundreds of people and killed several others who have ingested the tainted products.

     

    Federal health officials are warning the public about a version of synthetic marijuana laced with rat poison that's caused uncontrolled bleeding in hundreds of people and killed several others who have ingested the tainted products.

     
  • 'I thought I was dead': Branson duck boat passenger who lost nine family members shares story of survival

    'I thought I was dead': Branson duck boat passenger who lost nine family members shares story of survival

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-07-21 22:59:09 GMT
    By Christal Hayes, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Tia Coleman has always loved water. She and 11 members of her family made plenty of memories playing in the pool at their Branson, Missouri, hotel while on vacation from Indiana. But when water came rushing into their boat Thursday during a ride on Table Rock Lake, Coleman didn't know what to do. She couldn't see. Water rushed in, and soon she couldn't even feel her son who had been sitting next to her on the duck boat, an amph... 
    Tia Coleman has always loved water. 
  • Petra, Jordan: Beautiful photos of the 'Rose City'

    Petra, Jordan: Beautiful photos of the 'Rose City'

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-07-21 22:59:06 GMT
    By USA TODAY Many ancient sites and attractions in the Middle East are fascinating, but few are as breathtaking as Petra. The rose-colored city hewn out of sandstone is Jordan's biggest tourist attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a photo tour with the gallery above. See more photos of the world's most famous landmarks:  
    Many ancient sites and attractions in the Middle East are fascinating, but few are as breathtaking as Petra. The rose-colored city hewn out of sandstone is Jordan's biggest tourist attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a photo tour with the gallery above. 
  • Prince George celebrates his 5th birthday in adorable new photo

    Prince George celebrates his 5th birthday in adorable new photo

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-07-21 22:49:08 GMT
    By Maria Puente, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Prince George of Cambridge, a future king currently living as a carefree tot in a royal palace, turns 5 years old on Sunday, giving British royal fans a chance to remember with fondness the day this much-wanted heir came into the world. And to celebrate the occasion, George's parents, Prince William and Duchess Kate of Cambridge, released his official birthday portrait Saturday. The picture was taken in the garden at Clarence House... 
    Prince George of Cambridge, a future king currently living as a carefree tot in a royal palace, turns 5 years old on Sunday, giving British royal fans a chance to remember with fondness the day this much-wanted heir came into the world. 
  • Prince George grins widely in adorable new portrait to celebrate his fifth birthday

    Prince George grins widely in adorable new portrait to celebrate his fifth birthday

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-07-21 22:19:23 GMT
    Jul 21, 2018 3:19 PM2018-07-21 19:19:00 GMT
    By Maria Puente, USA TODAY Prince George of Cambridge, a future king currently living as a carefree tot in a royal palace, turns 5 years old on Sunday, giving British royal fans a chance to remember with fondness the day this much-wanted heir came into the world. And to celebrate the occasion, George's parents, Prince William and Duchess Kate of Cambridge, released his official birthday portrait Saturday. The picture was taken in the garden at Clarence House on July 9, following the c... 
    Prince George of Cambridge, a future king currently living as a carefree tot in a royal palace, turns 5 years old on Sunday, giving British royal fans a chance to remember with fondness the day this much-wanted heir came into the world. And to celebrate the occasion, George's parents, Prince Wil... 
  • Russia calls U.S. charges against alleged spy Maria Butina fabricated; demands release

    Russia calls U.S. charges against Maria Butina fabricated; demands her immediate release

    Saturday, July 21 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-07-21 15:39:04 GMT
    Jul 21, 2018 9:48 AM2018-07-21 13:48:00 GMT

    Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, in a phone call Saturday with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, said U.S. charges against a Russian woman as a Moscow government agent were "fabricated" and demanded her immediate release.

     

    Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, in a phone call Saturday with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, said U.S. charges against a Russian woman as a Moscow government agent were "fabricated" and demanded her immediate release.

     
  • Super rich boost political giving ahead of November's midterm elections

    Super rich boost political giving ahead of November's midterm elections

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-07-21 22:09:04 GMT
    By Fredreka Schouten and Christopher Schnaars, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Super-wealthy donors escalated their political giving this spring, led by Republicans racing to protect their party’s hold on Congress in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, a USA TODAY analysis of newly filed campaign reports shows. Donors who have given $1 million or more in this cycle contributed $120.1 million to super PACs in the April-to-June fundraising quarter. That's more than twice the $58.8 millio... 
    Super-wealthy donors escalated their political giving this spring, led by Republicans racing to protect their party’s hold on Congress in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, a USA TODAY analysis of newly filed campaign reports shows. 
  • The super rich boost political giving ahead of November's tough midterm elections

    The super rich boost political giving ahead of November's tough midterm elections

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:59:06 GMT
    By Fredreka Schouten and Christopher Schnaars, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - Super-wealthy donors escalated their political giving this spring, led by Republicans racing to protect their party's hold on Congress in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, a USA TODAY analysis of newly filed campaign reports shows. Donors who have given $1 million or more in this cycle contributed $120.1 million to super PACs in the April-to-June fundraising quarter. That's more than twice the $58.8 million they donate... 
    WASHINGTON - Super-wealthy donors escalated their political giving this spring, led by Republicans racing to protect their party's hold on Congress in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, a USA TODAY analysis of newly filed campaign reports shows. 
  • 'Wonder Woman,' 'Aquaman' and 'Shazam!" thrill Comic-Con

    'Wonder Woman,' 'Aquaman' and 'Shazam!" thrill Comic-Con

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:49:08 GMT
    By LINDSEY BAHR , AP Film WriterClick here to watch video. Warner Bros. brought out all the stops Saturday at Comic-Con with an army of stars, surprises and new footage from films like "Aquaman," ''Shazam!" and even "Wonder Woman 1984," which is only three and a half weeks into production. Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Chris Pratt, Johnny Depp and Nicole Kidman were just a few of the starry names to grace the stage of the comic book convention's Hall H. Momoa, who stars as Aquaman, seemed ... 
    Warner Bros. brought out all the stops Saturday at Comic-Con with an army of stars, surprises and new footage from films like "Aquaman," ''Shazam!" and even "Wonder Woman 1984," which is only three and a half weeks into production. Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Chris Pratt, Johnny Depp and Nicole Kidma... 
  • 'Wonder Woman,' 'Aquaman' and 'Shazam!" thrill Comic-Con

    'Wonder Woman,' 'Aquaman' and 'Shazam!" thrill Comic-Con

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:49:06 GMT
    By LINDSEY BAHR , AP Film WriterClick here to watch video. Warner Bros. brought out all the stops Saturday at Comic-Con with an army of stars, surprises and new footage from films like "Aquaman," ''Shazam!" and even "Wonder Woman 1984," which is only three and a half weeks into production. Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Chris Pratt, Johnny Depp and Nicole Kidman were just a few of the starry names to grace the stage of the comic book convention's Hall H. Momoa, who stars as Aquaman, seemed ... 
    Warner Bros. brought out all the stops Saturday at Comic-Con with an army of stars, surprises and new footage from films like "Aquaman," ''Shazam!" and even "Wonder Woman 1984," which is only three and a half weeks into production. Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Chris Pratt, Johnny Depp and Nicole Kidma... 
  • Here are the 17 victims of the Branson duck boat tragedy

    Here are the 17 victims of the Branson duck boat tragedy

    Saturday, July 21 2018 2:49 PM EDT2018-07-21 18:49:04 GMT
    Jul 21, 2018 2:03 PM2018-07-21 18:03:00 GMT
    By Joel Shannon, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. The Stone County Sheriff's Office released on Friday night the identity of those killed in Thursday's duck boat sinking on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri. Officials say the duck boat, an amphibious tour vessel, went down during a windy thunderstorm with 31 people aboard, and 17 died. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating. Coleman family Nine members of an Indiana family died as a result of the tragedy.... 
    The Stone County Sheriff's Office released on Friday night the identity of those killed in Thursday's duck boat sinking on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri. 
  • Dallas motorcycle officer killed by suspected drunk driver during funeral escort

    Dallas motorcycle officer killed by suspected drunk driver during funeral escort

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:09 PM EDT2018-07-21 21:09:03 GMT

    A Dallas police motorcycle officer who was struck by a suspected drunk driver during a funeral escort early Saturday morning died after he was taken to a hospital, police chief Renee Hall said at a news conference.

     

    A Dallas police motorcycle officer who was struck by a suspected drunk driver during a funeral escort early Saturday morning died after he was taken to a hospital, police chief Renee Hall said at a news conference.

     
  • Trump's jab over a secret Cohen tape prompts a return poke from his ex-fixer's own lawyer

    Trump, in a nod to secret Cohen tape, says a lawyer recording a client may be illegal

    Saturday, July 21 2018 9:19 AM EDT2018-07-21 13:19:13 GMT
    Jul 21, 2018 1:00 PM2018-07-21 17:00:00 GMT
    By Doug Stanglin and Fredreka Schouten and Kevin Johnson, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. President Donald Trump, weighing in on reports that Michael Cohen secretly recorded a conversation with him in 2016, tweeted Saturday that a lawyer taping a client is perhaps illegal but, nevermind, "your favorite President" did nothing wrong. Trump's tweet followed a report that his one-time lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, secretly recorded a conversation in which he and Trump discussed pa... 
    President Donald Trump took a shot Saturday at his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, over a secretly recorded conversation with him in 2016, tweeting that a lawyer taping a client is "perhaps illegal," before assuring Twitter followers that "your favorite President" did nothing wrong. 
  • Duck boat tragedy: How to help victims and their families

    Duck boat tragedy: How to help victims and their families

    Saturday, July 21 2018 4:09 PM EDT2018-07-21 20:09:04 GMT
    By Alissa Zhu, Springfield News-LeaderClick here to watch video. Members of the community are coming together to support victims and families impacted by Thursday's disaster on Table Rock Lake. An amphibious duck boat carrying 29 passengers and two crew members capsized after being overwhelmed by furious gusts of wind and tall waves. Seventeen people, including five children, are dead. Nine of those who died were from the Coleman family, who were visiting Branson from the Indianapoli... 
    Members of the community are coming together to support victims and families impacted by Thursday's disaster on Table Rock Lake. 
  • Mega Millions soars to $493 million for Tuesday

    Mega Millions soars to $493 million for Tuesday

    Saturday, July 21 2018 11:59 AM EDT2018-07-21 15:59:06 GMT
    Jul 21, 2018 12:20 PM2018-07-21 16:20:00 GMT
    By Hillard Grossman, Florida TodayClick here to watch video. How does nearly half a billion dollars sound? That's the jackpot - $493 million actually - for the next Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday at 11 p.m. No one matched all six numbers Friday night, although two people across the country matched the first five white balls for a sweet $1 million consolation. A total of 47 tickets matched four white balls plus the Mega Ball for $10,000 while five others won $20,000 with the 2x ... 
    How does nearly half a billion dollars sound?  
  • Grain-free dog food could be linked to canine heart disease, FDA reports

    Grain-free dog food could be linked to canine heart disease, FDA reports

    Saturday, July 21 2018 3:30 PM EDT2018-07-21 19:30:35 GMT

    Pet owners trying to keep their dogs on a healthy, grain-free diet might actually be putting them at risk, according to the US Food and Drug Administration.

     

    Pet owners trying to keep their dogs on a healthy, grain-free diet might actually be putting them at risk, according to the US Food and Drug Administration.

     
  • Ecuador may be close to ejecting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from its London embassy

    Ecuador may be close to ejecting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from its London embassy

    Saturday, July 21 2018 3:19 PM EDT2018-07-21 19:19:25 GMT

    Ecuador appears to be finalizing plans to withdraw its asylum protection for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange as early as next week, eject him from its London embassy and turn him over to British authorities, according to media reports.

     

    Ecuador appears to be finalizing plans to withdraw its asylum protection for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange as early as next week, eject him from its London embassy and turn him over to British authorities, according to media reports.

     
  • Mega Millions soars to $493 million for Tuesday

    Mega Millions soars to $493 million for Tuesday

    Saturday, July 21 2018 2:59 PM EDT2018-07-21 18:59:09 GMT
    By Hillard Grossman, Florida TodayClick here to watch video. How does nearly half a billion dollars sound? That's the jackpot - $493 million actually - for the next Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday at 11 p.m. No one matched all six numbers Friday night, although two people across the country matched the first five white balls for a sweet $1 million consolation. A total of 47 tickets matched four white balls plus the Mega Ball for $10,000 while five others won $20,000 with the 2x ... 
    How does nearly half a billion dollars sound?  
  • CVS fires pharmacist who denied hormone prescription to transgender woman

    CVS fires pharmacist who denied hormone prescription to transgender woman

    Saturday, July 21 2018 2:39 PM EDT2018-07-21 18:39:09 GMT
    By Grace Palmieri and Bree Burkitt, Arizona RepublicClick here to watch video. CVS has fired a pharmacist who refused to fill the prescription of a transgender woman seeking hormone medication and has apologized for the incident. Hilde Hall, the transgender woman, detailed her encounter with the pharmacist at the Fountain Hills location in a blog post published on the ACLU of Arizona's website Thursday. She claims the pharmacist loudly questioned her in front of other customers an... 
    CVS has fired a pharmacist who refused to fill the prescription of a transgender woman seeking hormone medication and has apologized for the incident.  
  • Poll: What's the biggest threat to your potential inheritance? Family squabbles

    Poll: What's the biggest threat to your potential inheritance? Family squabbles

    Saturday, July 21 2018 2:39 PM EDT2018-07-21 18:39:05 GMT
    By Darla Mercado, CNBCClick here to watch video. Forget taxes. Your relatives are the ones who'll get in the way of your windfall from your rich aunt. A poll by TD Wealth showed that 44 percent of attorneys, trust officers and accountants cited family conflicts as the biggest threat to estate planning. TD Wealth surveyed 109 estate planning professionals earlier this year at the 52nd Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning in Orlando, Florida. It turns out modern families cr... 
    Forget taxes. Your relatives are the ones who'll get in the way of your windfall from your rich aunt. 
  • Route 91 shooting survivors reunite at Stagecoach festival 'to feel fun again'

    Route 91 shooting survivors reunite at Stagecoach festival 'to feel fun again'

    Saturday, July 21 2018 1:59 PM EDT2018-07-21 17:59:13 GMT
    By Kristin Scharkey, Palm Springs Desert SunClick here to watch video. INDIO, Calif. - Connie Long remembers a very specific moment around 1 a.m., on Oct. 2, 2017, when she and her husband Jimmy, found themselves sitting on the floor of the Tropicana hotel in Las Vegas. Surrounded by blankets and tablecloths, the couple had taken cover in a conference room after fleeing the Route 91 Harvest festival, where the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history had just left 58 dead and 489 injur... 
    INDIO, Calif. - Connie Long remembers a very specific moment around 1 a.m., on Oct. 2, 2017, when she and her husband Jimmy, found themselves sitting on the floor of the Tropicana hotel in Las Vegas. Surrounded by blankets and tablecloths, the couple had taken cover in a conference room after fle... 
  • Police say man went on date with woman, stole her car, went to movie with other woman

    Police say man went on date with woman, stole her car, went to movie with other woman

    Saturday, July 21 2018 1:59 PM EDT2018-07-21 17:59:04 GMT
    By Daniel Connolly, Memphis Commercial Appeal A Memphis man is accused of going out on a date with a woman, then stealing her car and using it to go out on a date to a drive-in movie with another woman. Kelton Griffin, 21, is accused of playing the dual roles of Romeo and auto thief. According to an arrest affidavit, he picked up his date at her house on Saturday afternoon, and she asked him to drive her 2006 Volvo S60 because she didn't know where he wanted to take her. They stop... 
    A Memphis man is accused of going out on a date with a woman, then stealing her car and using it to go out on a date to a drive-in movie with another woman.  
  • 5 things you need to know this weekend

    5 things you need to know this weekend

    Saturday, July 21 2018 4:19 AM EDT2018-07-21 08:19:06 GMT
    Jul 21, 2018 10:24 AM2018-07-21 14:24:00 GMT
    By Editors, USA TODAY An upgraded SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket will vault a commercial communications satellite into space from Cape Canaveral, Florida, early Sunday. It will then flip around to perform an automated return landing on a ship in the Atlantic Ocean, moving SpaceX another step closer to its ultimate goal of transporting the people and equipment necessary to build a self-sustaining civilization on Mars. If successful, the rocket will put the 15,600-pound satellite into o... 
    An upgraded SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket will vault a commercial communications satellite into space from Cape Canaveral, Florida, early Sunday. It will then flip around to perform an automated return landing on a ship in the Atlantic Ocean, moving SpaceX another step closer to its ultimate goa... 
  • Here are the 17 victims of the Branson duck boat tragedy

    Here are the 17 victims of the Branson duck boat tragedy

    Saturday, July 21 2018 12:19 PM EDT2018-07-21 16:19:12 GMT
    Jul 21, 2018 10:21 AM2018-07-21 14:21:00 GMT
    By Joel Shannon, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. The Stone County Sheriff's Office released on Friday night the identity of those killed in Thursday's duck boat sinking on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri. Officials say the duck boat, an amphibious tour vessel, went down during a windy thunderstorm with 31 people aboard, and 17 died. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating. Coleman family Nine members of an Indiana family died as a result of the tragedy.... 
    The Stone County Sheriff's Office released on Friday night the identity of those killed in Thursday's duck boat sinking on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri. 
  • Marchionne out as CEO, but Fiat Chrysler is well positioned for what comes next

    Marchionne out as CEO, but Fiat Chrysler is well positioned for what comes next

    Saturday, July 21 2018 1:39 PM EDT2018-07-21 17:39:10 GMT
    By Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press Losing CEO Sergio Marchionne, who created Fiat Chrysler out of scraps and led it to unexpected financial and sales success, is a serious blow, but FCA is well positioned. Key points: The highly profitable Jeep Wrangler is successfully launched and on sale. The equally important Ram 1500 pickup should be hitting dealerships in meaningful numbers shortly. A plan for investment and strategy through 2021 is in place. The search for a new CEO was alread... 
    Losing CEO Sergio Marchionne, who created Fiat Chrysler out of scraps and led it to unexpected financial and sales success, is a serious blow, but FCA is well positioned. 
  • Asset allocation: 3 retirement planning tips for 2018 -- and beyond

    Asset allocation: 3 retirement planning tips for 2018 -- and beyond

    Saturday, July 21 2018 1:39 PM EDT2018-07-21 17:39:08 GMT
    By Matthew Frankel, The Motley FoolClick here to watch video. Saving for retirement can seem difficult, but it doesn't need to be. With a good working knowledge of a few key retirement savings concepts, you can put yourself in a position to know how much you'll need to save and to maximize the long-term potential of the money you set aside. With that in mind, here are three retirement planning tips all Americans should know and use. Know the basics of asset allocation  There are plent... 
    Saving for retirement can seem difficult, but it doesn't need to be. With a good working knowledge of a few key retirement savings concepts, you can put yourself in a position to know how much you'll need to save and to maximize the long-term potential of the money you set aside. With that in min... 
  • This week in Trump: Russian questions follow the president to Helsinki and back

    This week in Trump: Russian questions follow the president to Helsinki and back

    Friday, July 20 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-07-20 22:39:13 GMT
    Jul 21, 2018 9:55 AM2018-07-21 13:55:00 GMT
    By Gregory Korte and John Fritze and David Jackson, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - The reviews were swift and unflinching: "One of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory," "a sad diminishment of our great nation," and "the most serious mistake of his presidency." And that was the reaction from Republicans. President Donald Trump's press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki marked a rare moment that galvanized both Republicans and Democr... 
    WASHINGTON - The reviews were swift and unflinching: "One of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory," "a sad diminishment of our great nation," and "the most serious mistake of his presidency." 
  • Week in entertainment: Shark Week premieres; 'Mission: Impossible' opens

    Week in entertainment: Shark Week premieres; 'Mission: Impossible' opens

    Saturday, July 21 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-07-21 16:59:10 GMT
    By Mary Cadden, USA TODAY Plan your week in entertainment with these highlights and pop-culture milestones: TV Tune in: It's Shark Week! Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Discovery Channel's deep dive through Sunday, July 29. Shows include "Guy Fieri's Feeding Frenzy" on Monday, "Shark Tank Meets Shark Week" on Wednesday and "Sharks Gone Wild" on Saturday. DVD/BLU-RAY View: Director Steven Spielberg's "Ready Player One" is out on Tuesday. In the film, based on the science fiction... 
    Plan your week in entertainment with these highlights and pop-culture milestones: 
  • The 45 best deals from the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

    45 can't-miss deals from the epic Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:19 PM EDT2018-07-20 17:19:47 GMT
    Jul 21, 2018 9:01 AM2018-07-21 13:01:00 GMT
    By Samantha Matt, 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.  It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! If you’re not familiar with this amazing time period of deals, let me explain it to you in three words: Fas... 
    — 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.  
  • Don't look to Facebook to wipe out fake information

    Don't look to Facebook to wipe out fake information

    Saturday, July 21 2018 11:19 AM EDT2018-07-21 15:19:04 GMT
    By Jefferson Graham, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Extra, read all about it. This week made it clear that Facebook isn't going to stop hosting pages that spread conspiracy theories about U.S. mass killings and those that deny the Holocaust killed millions of Jews. And Google will continue showing us stuff that we maybe wouldn't have chosen to look at. Algorithms will continue to rule, and the social network and No. 1 search engine will be easy to game. Those are the sad concl... 
    Extra, read all about it. 
  • Cross items off your back-to-school list with these tips

    Cross items off your back-to-school list with these tips

    Saturday, July 21 2018 10:19 AM EDT2018-07-21 14:19:03 GMT
    By Courtney Jespersen, NerdwalletClick here to watch video. Once upon a time, kids went to school with a backpack, a lunch pail and a pencil. Now, school supply lists seem a mile long, and parents anticipate a stack of receipts a mile high. Before you start back-to-school shopping for your elementary or high school student, find ways to cut down on the number of supplies you have to buy. Here’s how. Keep the list in your hands In 2017, some 65% of back-to-school shoppers said half or... 
    Once upon a time, kids went to school with a backpack, a lunch pail and a pencil. Now, school supply lists seem a mile long, and parents anticipate a stack of receipts a mile high. 
  • Demand for flights to Mexico beaches falling amid security concerns

    Demand for flights to Mexico beaches falling amid security concerns

    Friday, July 20 2018 3:19 PM EDT2018-07-20 19:19:09 GMT
    Jul 21, 2018 6:10 AM2018-07-21 10:10:00 GMT
    By Bart Jansen, USA TODAY Airlines say the demand for travel to Mexico's beach resorts is in decline, as security concerns have made headlines in the region in recent months. United Airlines reported Wednesday that passenger revenue from available seat miles for Latin America fell 2.9 percent during April, May and June, compared to the same period a year earlier. The drop contrasted with gains in travel across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. "While the region is more challenged tha... 
    Airlines say demand for travel to Mexico's beach resorts is in decline, a development that comes as security concerns in the region have made headlines in recent months. 
  • Tropical locales bounce back after historic hurricanes

    Tropical locales bounce back after historic hurricanes

    Saturday, July 21 2018 9:19 AM EDT2018-07-21 13:19:11 GMT
    By Alexis Korman, USA TODAY Late summer of 2017 is a time that many Caribbean island inhabitants likely won't soon forget. In the span of two weeks, two Category 4 hurricanes swept through the region, leaving a path of destruction and turning postcard-perfect beach locales into scenes resembling war-torn battlefields. Hurricane Irma, one of the Atlantic's strongest hurricanes on record, pummeled St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Sept. 6, causing widespread devastation. On the ... 
    Late summer of 2017 is a time that many Caribbean island inhabitants likely won't soon forget. In the span of two weeks, two Category 4 hurricanes swept through the region, leaving a path of destruction and turning postcard-perfect beach locales into scenes resembling war-torn battlefields. 
  • House OKs overhaul of federal fishing laws, loosening limits and expanding angler access. Is Senate next?

    Congress OKs overhaul of federal fishing laws, loosening limits and expanding angler access

    Saturday, July 21 2018 5:19 AM EDT2018-07-21 09:19:05 GMT
    Jul 21, 2018 5:42 AM2018-07-21 09:42:00 GMT
    By Ledyard King, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. WASHINGTON - Dig out the tackle box and gas up the boat. The most sweeping overhaul of federal fishing laws in more than a decade is swimming its way through Congress - and long-frustrated recreational anglers are delighted. The reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, passed by the House earlier this month largely along partisan lines, aims to give weekend fishermen expanded access to rebounding saltwater stocks that the decad... 
    WASHINGTON - Dig out the tackle box and gas up the boat. The most sweeping overhaul of federal fishing laws in more than a decade is swimming its way through Congress - and long-frustrated recreational anglers are delighted. 
  • Help your kids feel secure in an uncertain world

    Help your kids feel secure in an uncertain world

    Saturday, July 21 2018 8:19 AM EDT2018-07-21 12:19:05 GMT
    By Laura Petrecca, USA TODAY On Dec. 14, 2012, when Tricia Kenney heard about the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Conn., she thought strategically about how to break the news to her daughters, then 8 and 11. The attack happened about an hour's drive from Kenney's community in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. Her oldest daughter had an event at school the next morning, and Kenney decided to tell her afterward so she wouldn't be afraid to attend. Yet, when Kenney began the complex conversation, ... 
    On Dec. 14, 2012, when Tricia Kenney heard about the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Conn., she thought strategically about how to break the news to her daughters, then 8 and 11. The attack happened about an hour's drive from Kenney's community in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. Her oldest daughter had an... 
  • Think you'll live until age 95? You'd better save $100,000 extra for retirement

    Think you'll live until age 95? You'd better save $100,000 extra for retirement

    Saturday, July 21 2018 7:19 AM EDT2018-07-21 11:19:06 GMT
    By Christy Bieber, The Motley FoolClick here to watch video. Did you know that once you've reached age 65, you have better than even odds of living until age 80? Your chances of living until 90 aren't that bad, either. In fact, around one in five men and three in 10 women who've reached the age of 65 will live until at least 90, while about 6 percent of men and 12 percent of women will hit 95. For a senior couple, there's close to a one-in-five shot one of the two will still be aroun... 
    Did you know that once you've reached age 65, you have better than even odds of living until age 80? Your chances of living until 90 aren't that bad, either. 
  • Back to school: 5 tips if you're packing a credit card for college

    Back to school: 5 tips if you're packing a credit card for college

    Saturday, July 21 2018 7:19 AM EDT2018-07-21 11:19:04 GMT
    By Susan Tompor, Detroit Free PressClick here to watch video. Back in 2009, college students seemed to have a love affair going on with their credit cards. About 84 percent of college undergraduates had at least one credit card, according to a study then from Sallie Mae. Seniors were graduating with an average credit-card debt of more than $4,100 in 2009, up from about $2,900 in 2004. By 2016, only 56 percent of college students were carrying credit cards, according to another Sallie... 
    Back in 2009, college students seemed to have a love affair going on with their credit cards. About 84 percent of college undergraduates had at least one credit card, according to a study then from Sallie Mae. Seniors were graduating with an average credit-card debt of more than $4,100 in 2009, u... 
  • Reunited migrant families share their experiences in U.S. custody

    Reunited migrant families share their experiences in U.S. custody

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:49 AM EDT2018-07-21 10:49:06 GMT
    By Daniel Gonzalez, Pamela Ren Larson, Arizona RepublicClick here to watch video. At a sparkling mid-century office building in the heart of Phoenix's financial district, an unusual scene continues to play out. A van pulls up multiple times each day and out climb several pairs of parents and children, each clutching their belongings in duffel bags or clear plastics bags stamped with the words Department of Homeland Security on the side. Their arrival at the office building marks the... 
    At a sparkling mid-century office building in the heart of Phoenix's financial district, an unusual scene continues to play out. 
  • Two Parkland students survived a school shooting. Then their father was shot and killed

    Two Parkland students survived a school shooting. Then their father was shot and killed

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:49 AM EDT2018-07-21 10:49:04 GMT
    By Christal Hayes, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. The father of two students who survived the shooting in Parkland, Florida, was shot and killed this week during a store robbery. Ayub Ali, the owner at the Aunt Molly's Food Store convenience store in North Lauderdale, was killed in a robbery that turned violent Tuesday afternoon. Ali, 61, was the breadwinner of his family and a father to four children, including two who attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site o... 
    The father of two students who survived the shooting in Parkland, Florida, was shot and killed this week during a store robbery.  
  • Mobile apps: America's favorite fast-food apps for Android: A Foolish Take

    Mobile apps: America's favorite fast-food apps for Android: A Foolish Take

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:39 AM EDT2018-07-21 10:39:06 GMT
    By Leo Sun, The Motley FoolClick here to watch video. Mobile apps are becoming essential tools for many fast-food chains. Customers can place pickup or delivery orders, accumulate loyalty points and receive promotions with these apps. SimilarWeb recently compared the daily active users on the Android apps of Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX), McDonald's (NYSE: MCD), Dunkin' Brands' (NASDAQ: DNKN) and Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ) and found that Starbucks easily led the pack. That wasn't surpr... 
    Mobile apps are becoming essential tools for many fast-food chains. Customers can place pickup or delivery orders, accumulate loyalty points and receive promotions with these apps. SimilarWeb recently compared the daily active users on the Android apps of Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX), McDonald's (... 
  • Warning signs rise for an end to stock market's potential record-setting bull run

    Warning signs rise for an end to stock market's potential record-setting bull run

    Saturday, July 21 2018 3:19 AM EDT2018-07-21 07:19:04 GMT
    By Stan Choe, AP Business NEW YORK - The current bull market in stocks is a month or so away from becoming the longest in history. If it happens, then what? Many along Wall Street expect the rally that began in March 2009 to eclipse the 1990-2000 run that ended with the dot-com crash. But a growing number of experts are questioning whether the stock market's run will keep going through 2019 and beyond. The big threat now is the potential for a punishing trade war, as the United Stat... 
    NEW YORK - The current bull market in stocks is a month or so away from becoming the longest in history. If it happens, then what? 
  • Duck boat tragedy: These are the nine Indianapolis family members who died

    Duck boat tragedy: These are the nine Indianapolis family members who died

    Friday, July 20 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-07-21 02:29:03 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 7:45 PM2018-07-20 23:45:00 GMT

    By Ginger Rough, IndyStarClick here to watch video. It was supposed to be a joyful family vacation. An Indianapolis grandmother, spending time with her children and grandchildren. And it ended in tragedy. A sudden storm blew across Table Rock Lake in the tourist hotspot of Branson, Missouri, Thursday night. It capsized a Duck Tour amphibious boat and killed 17 people on the land-water craft. Nine of those victims represented three generations of a loving Indianapolis-area family....

     

    It was supposed to be a joyful family vacation.

     
  • Man suspected of shooting officer found, killed by police after 3 days search

    Man suspected of shooting officer found, killed by police after 3 days search

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:59 PM EDT2018-07-21 03:59:04 GMT
    By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press HONOLULU - A man suspected of fatally shooting a Hawaii police officer was killed during a shootout with officers Friday after a three-day search across the Big Island, authorities said. Justin Waiki was killed and an officer was injured during the shootout, Hawaii County Managing Director Wil Okabe told The Associated Press after receiving confirmation from the police chief. Okabe said the injured officer was taken to Hilo Medical Center... 
    HONOLULU - A man suspected of fatally shooting a Hawaii police officer was killed during a shootout with officers Friday after a three-day search across the Big Island, authorities said. 
  • Hundreds at vigils mourn victims of Missouri boat accident

    Hundreds at vigils mourn victims of Missouri boat accident

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:39 PM EDT2018-07-21 03:39:03 GMT
    By MARGARET STAFFORD , Associated PressClick here to watch video. A Missouri town known for its country shows and entertainment mourned Friday after 17 people — including nine from one family — were killed when a tourist boat sank on churning water in a sudden storm. The grief-stricken community hosted two separate vigils Friday night. In one, about 300 people gathered in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks of Branson and sang "Amazing Grace." Mourners at a church sang the same words. ... 
    A Missouri town known for its country shows and entertainment mourned Friday after 17 people — including nine from one family — were killed when a tourist boat sank on churning water in a sudden storm. 
  • Winning numbers drawn in $433M Mega Millions game

    Winning numbers drawn in $433M Mega Millions game

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:29 PM EDT2018-07-21 03:29:04 GMT
    By TegnaClick here to watch video. The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were: 1-14-30-44-62, Mega Ball: 1, Megaplier: 2 The cash option for the drawing would be $260 million, according to Mega Millions officials. It will rank as the sixth-largest Mega Millions jackpot of all-time and the 19th largest pot for any lottery game played in the U.S., including Powerball. The drawing comes after no one matched the all six numbers Tuesday night. T... 
    The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were: 
  • Bush’s former doctor shot and killed while riding bike in Houston

    Bush’s former doctor shot and killed while riding bike in Houston

    Friday, July 20 2018 10:59 PM EDT2018-07-21 02:59:04 GMT
    By KHOU HOUSTON - A cardiologist who treated former President George H.W. Bush was shot and killed Friday morning while riding a bike in the Texas Medical Center. Houston Methodist Hospital identified the doctor as Mark Hausknecht, 65, a cardiologist who was a member of the Houston Methodist staff and the DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center. He specialized in cardiovascular disease and had been in practice for almost four decades. Hausknecht was shot by another man on a bike around 9 ... 
    HOUSTON - A cardiologist who treated former President George H.W. Bush was shot and killed Friday morning while riding a bike in the Texas Medical Center. 
  • 'Our hearts just hurt': Nine Indiana family members among Branson duck boat victims

    Indiana family members among victims who died in Branson duck boat accident

    Friday, July 20 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-07-20 22:19:06 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 6:25 PM2018-07-20 22:25:00 GMT
    By Indianapolis StarClick here to watch video. INDIANAPOLIS - Several members of an Indiana family were among the 17 people who died when an amphibious duck boat capsized on a lake Thursday night during a severe thunderstorm in Missouri, FOX59 and USA Today reported. The names and ages of the victims, including the family members, were not immediately available. USA Today reported that Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's office confirmed that nine members of one family died in the accident ... 
    INDIANAPOLIS - Nine members of an Indianapolis family were among the 17 people who died when an amphibious duck boat capsized Thursday night during a severe thunderstorm in Branson, Missouri. 
  • Sip, stroll and snack: 10 must-try food tours in North America

    Sip, stroll and snack: 10 must-try food tours in North America

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:19 AM EDT2018-07-20 12:19:08 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 6:15 PM2018-07-20 22:15:00 GMT
    By Larry Bleiberg, USA TODAY Travelers love to eat and see the sights. Food tours combine both, which have helped them become a booming business, says Shane Kost, founder of Chicago Food Planet Tours (chicagofoodplanet.com) and executive director of the Global Food Tourism Association. "People get really excited about eating their way through a city and feeling like a local,' he says. He says the best tours combine art, architecture and history together with food and include a chanc... 
    Travelers love to eat and see the sights. Food tours combine both, which have helped them become a booming business, says Shane Kost, founder of Chicago Food Planet Tours (chicagofoodplanet.com) and executive director of the Global Food Tourism Association. 
  • Woman temporarily becomes millionaire after account mix-up

    Woman temporarily becomes millionaire after account mix-up

    Friday, July 20 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-07-21 01:19:05 GMT
    By Associated Press For a few minutes, a Boston woman says she was a millionaire. Ellen Fleming says she received a voicemail from a TD Ameritrade financial consultant Wednesday afternoon that a deposit had been made into her account. The 26-year-old opened the company's app on her cellphone and was surprised to find $1.1 million instead of the $50 that she had left a few months ago. Fleming tells The Boston Globe that she immediately thought about quitting her job and paying her s... 
    For a few minutes, a Boston woman says she was a millionaire. 
  • Two Parkland students survived a school shooting. Then their father was shot and killed.

    Two Parkland students survived a school shooting. Then their father was shot and killed.

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:19 PM EDT2018-07-21 00:19:08 GMT
    By Christal Hayes, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. The father of two students who survived the shooting in Parkland, Florida, was shot and killed this week during a store robbery. Ayub Ali, the owner at the Aunt Molly's Food Store convenience store in North Lauderdale, was killed in a robbery that turned violent Tuesday afternoon. Ali, 61, was the breadwinner of his family and a father to four children, including two who attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site o... 
    The father of two students who survived the shooting in Parkland, Florida, was shot and killed this week during a store robbery.  
  • Former 'Dukes of Hazzard' star Tom Wopat pleads guilty to 'annoying' women, gets probation

    Former 'Dukes of Hazzard' star Tom Wopat pleads guilty to 'annoying' women, gets probation

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:19 PM EDT2018-07-21 00:19:06 GMT
    By Maria Puente, USA TODAY Tom Wopat, the former star of "The Dukes of Hazzard," the 1980s TV sitcom about good ol' boys eluding the law, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of "annoying and accosting a person of the opposite sex" and was sentenced to one year of probation. The plea allowed him to avoid jail time on allegations he groped two female cast members in a theater musical he was set to star in, in Waltham, Massachusetts, last fall. The Middlesex County district attorney's... 
    Tom Wopat, the former star of "The Dukes of Hazzard," the 1980s TV sitcom about good ol' boys eluding the law, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of "annoying and accosting a person of the opposite sex" and was sentenced to one year of probation. 
  • Feds say 450 children reunited with undocumented immigrant parents

    Feds say 450 children reunited with undocumented immigrant parents

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:59 PM EDT2018-07-20 23:59:05 GMT
    By Alan Gomez, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Federal officials said Friday that 450 children have now been reunited with their parents to comply with a federal judge’s order that the Trump administration bring together undocumented immigrant families separated under its “zero tolerance” policy. A majority of the nearly 2,600 immigrant children - who were detained at the U.S.-Mexico border with their parents for trying to illegally enter the country - still remain apart from the... 
    Federal officials said Friday that 450 children have now been reunited with their parents to comply with a federal judge’s order that the Trump administration bring together undocumented immigrant families separated under its “zero tolerance” policy. 
  • GOP leaders: We're not inviting Putin to address Congress

    GOP leaders: We're not inviting Putin to address Congress

    Friday, July 20 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-07-20 22:59:07 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 4:29 PM2018-07-20 20:29:00 GMT
    By Erin Kelly, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan said they have no intention of inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to address Congress when he meets with President Donald Trump this fall. "There is no invitation from Congress," said Don Stewart, McConnell's spokesman, on Friday. Ryan's spokeswoman, AshLee Strong, said: "The only one talking about inviting Putin to address Congress is Nancy Pelosi." Strong was referring ... 
    WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan said they have no intention of inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to address Congress when he meets with President Donald Trump this fall. 
  • 'Young and naive' teen to GOP candidate: You don't need to be a scientist, but must know science

    'Young and naive' teen to GOP candidate: You don't need to be a scientist, but must know science

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-07-20 23:39:04 GMT
    By Candy Woodall, York Daily RecordClick here to watch video. YORK, Pa. - She has a name, but for the last two days she's been known as the "young and naive" woman who asked a question during a town hall with a Republican candidate for governor. Rose Strauss insists she's not the one who was naive Wednesday evening, though she can't argue 18 years old is young. By not addressing climate change, Scott Wagner is more naive than she'll ever be, she said. During a town hall near Phila... 
    YORK, Pa. - She has a name, but for the last two days she's been known as the "young and naive" woman who asked a question during a town hall with a Republican candidate for governor. 
  • President Trump tweets NFL players shouldn't be paid if they kneel for anthem

    President Trump tweets NFL players shouldn't be paid if they kneel for anthem

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-07-20 23:29:04 GMT
    By Nate Davis, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. President Trump took the opportunity Friday to take another shot at the NFL as the league attempts to put the kibosh on its latest national anthem controversy. "The NFL National Anthem Debate is alive and well again," Trump tweeted, "can’t believe it! Isn’t it in contract that players must stand at attention, hand on heart? The $40,000,000 Commissioner must now make a stand. First time kneeling, out for game. Second time kneeling, ou... 
    President Trump took the opportunity Friday to take another shot at the NFL as the league attempts to put the kibosh on its latest national anthem controversy. 
  • This curious koala stuck in a power station fence had to be rescued — again

    This curious koala stuck in a power station fence had to be rescued — again

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:19 PM EDT2018-07-20 23:19:04 GMT
    By Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY An inquisitive koala that animal rescuers in Australia said they've encountered multiple times before had to be saved yet again - this time from a fence at a power station this week, local media reported. "It wasn't a great start to the day for this curious ?? who got his head stuck in a fence at our Happy Valley substation," electricity distributor SA Power Networks wrote on social media, sharing a photo of the stuck marsupial. After the animal was foun... 
    An inquisitive koala that animal rescuers in Australia said they've encountered multiple times before had to be saved yet again - this time from a fence at a power station this week, local media reported. 
  • Michael Cohen taped Trump discussing payment to a Playboy model

    Michael Cohen taped Trump discussing payment to a Playboy model, report says

    Friday, July 20 2018 12:39 PM EDT2018-07-20 16:39:05 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 3:45 PM2018-07-20 19:45:00 GMT
    Michael CohenMichael Cohen

    President Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen secretly recorded a conversation in which he and Trump discussed payments to a former Playboy model who claimed to have had an affair with Trump, The New York Times reported Friday.

     
    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen secretly recorded a conversation in which he and Trump discussed payments to a former Playboy model who claimed to have had an affair with Trump, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. 
  • What you do on Spotify is public and can be used against you. Here's how to add some privacy

    What you do on Spotify is public and can be used against you. Here's how to add some privacy

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:19:09 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 3:38 PM2018-07-20 19:38:00 GMT
    By Ashley Wong, USA TODAY SAN FRANCISCO - Most people probably don't set up their Spotify accounts thinking about who can see their listening habits and that someone could use this knowledge to harass them. But that's exactly how some people are using the popular music streaming app, according to a report from Buzzfeed, which talked to women who said their ex-boyfriends were using the information Spotify makes public about individual users' listening habits to stalk and intimidate. ... 
    SAN FRANCISCO - Most people probably don't set up their Spotify accounts thinking about who can see their listening habits and that someone could use this knowledge to harass them.  
  • Facebook suspends firm over concerns it inappropriately shared user data with U.S. government

    Facebook suspends firm over concerns it inappropriately shared user data with U.S. government

    Friday, July 20 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-07-20 22:39:05 GMT
    By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook has suspended a data analysis company whose contracts with the U.S. government may have violated its polices about how publicly available data about users can be collected and shared. Boston-based Crimson Hexagon had contracts with multiple U.S. government agencies as well as a Russian non-profit called the Civil Society Development Foundation, which has ties to the Russian government. The news was first reported Friday by the W... 
    SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook has suspended a data analysis company whose contracts with the U.S. government may have violated its polices about how publicly available data about users can be collected and shared. 
  • GOP picks Charlotte for 2020 Republican National Convention

    GOP picks Charlotte for 2020 Republican National Convention

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:59 PM EDT2018-07-20 17:59:11 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 11:03 AM2018-07-20 15:03:00 GMT

    Charlotte will host the 2020 Republican National Convention, marking the second time in a decade the North Carolina city will be home to a major party nominating meeting. "We look forward to seeing the Queen City take center stage as the Republican Party re-nominates President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to continue fighting for the American people," Republican National Committee chairman Ronna McDaniel said. Democrats held their...

     

    Charlotte will host the 2020 Republican National Convention, marking the second time in a decade the North Carolina city will be home to a major party nominating meeting.

     
  • Before accident in Branson, Missouri, duck boats had history of fatalities

    Before accident in Missouri, duck boats had history of fatalities

    Friday, July 20 2018 10:39 AM EDT2018-07-20 14:39:06 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 2:56 PM2018-07-20 18:56:00 GMT
    By Alissa Zhu, Springfield News-LeaderClick here to watch video. Duck boats - amphibious vehicles that can travel on both land and water - have a long history of fatal crashes and accidents. At least 13 people died and more are missing after a Ride the Ducks craft capsized on Table Rock Lake late Thursday. The boat, carrying a reported 31 passengers, sank as a storm lashed the lake with severe winds. Some of the fatal incidents over the years have involved duck boat operators with t... 
    Duck boats - amphibious vehicles that can travel on both land and water - have a long history of fatal crashes and accidents. 
  • Branson duck boat accident: Area warned of storms 8 hours in advance

    Branson duck boat accident: What exactly happened in Missouri tragedy

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-07-20 15:39:11 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 2:40 PM2018-07-20 18:40:00 GMT
    By Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. At least 13 people, including children, were killed when a duck boat sank on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri, on Thursday evening. The driver of the Ride the Ducks tourist boat was among the victims as the vessel sank in 40 feet of water, Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader told reporters Friday. The captain of the boat survived. Rader said the amphibious boat is currently resting upright on its wheels in 80 feet of water. The... 
    Seventeen people, including children, were killed when a duck boat sank on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri, on Thursday evening. 
  • 9 members of one family among 17 dead in duck boat accident in Branson, Missouri

    11 dead after tourist boat capsizes in sudden storm in Branson, Missouri

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:39 AM EDT2018-07-20 11:39:08 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 2:13 PM2018-07-20 18:13:00 GMT
    Photo: CBS News via CBS Springfield, Missouri, affiliate KOLRPhoto: CBS News via CBS Springfield, Missouri, affiliate KOLR

    At least 13 people, including children, are dead after an amphibious duck boat capsized on a lake at this tourism hot spot during a severe thunderstorm.

     
    BRANSON, Mo. - Nine members of one family were among the 17 people who died when an amphibious duck boat capsized during a severe thunderstorm in this tourism hot spot, Gov. Mike Parson's office confirmed Friday. Two other members of the family survived. 
  • Feds say 450 children reunited with undocumented immigrant parents

    Feds say 450 children reunited with undocumented immigrant parents

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:39:07 GMT
    By Alan Gomez, USA TODAY Federal officials said Friday that 450 children have now been reunited with their parents to comply with a federal judge's order that the Trump administration bring together undocumented immigrant families separated under its "zero tolerance' policy. A majority of the nearly 2,600 immigrant children - who were detained at the U.S.-Mexico border with their parents for trying to illegally enter the country - still remain apart from their parents in facilities a... 
    Federal officials said Friday that 450 children have now been reunited with their parents to comply with a federal judge's order that the Trump administration bring together undocumented immigrant families separated under its "zero tolerance' policy. 
  • Georgia runoff: It's Trump vs. Deal in GOP contest to pick opponent to Stacey Abrams

    Georgia runoff: It's Trump vs. Deal in GOP contest to pick opponent to Stacey Abrams

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:39:03 GMT
    By Nicole Gaudiano, USA TODAY Georgia voters head to the polls Tuesday for a primary runoff election to decide which Republican gubernatorial candidate will challenge Stacey Abrams, a Democrat who could become the nation's first African-American female governor if she wins in November. The GOP race is between Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, who was endorsed by the term-limited Gov. Nathan Deal, and Georgia's secretary of state, Brian Kemp, who received President Trump's "full and total" endor... 
    Georgia voters head to the polls Tuesday for a primary runoff election to decide which Republican gubernatorial candidate will challenge Stacey Abrams, a Democrat who could become the nation's first African-American female governor if she wins in November.  
  • Pizza giant Papa John's suffers from a 'toxic' work environment, Forbes magazine says

    Pizza giant Papa John's suffers from a 'toxic' work environment, Forbes magazine says

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:19:11 GMT
    By Tim Sullivan and Andrew Wolfson, Louisville Courier JournalClick here to watch video. LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Papa John's International and a lawyer for deposed Chairman John Schnatter dismissed a Forbes report describing a "toxic" work environment at the headquarters of the Louisville-based pizza giant. The business news organization reported Thursday that problems at Papa John's extend well beyond the founder's public relations gaffes. Last week Schnatter resigned as chairman of the b... 
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Papa John's International and a lawyer for deposed Chairman John Schnatter dismissed a Forbes report describing a "toxic" work environment at the headquarters of the Louisville-based pizza giant. 
  • Texas baby born in a Chick-fil-A bathroom to get free food for life, plus a guaranteed job

    Texas baby born in a Chick-fil-A bathroom to get free food for life, plus a guaranteed job

    Friday, July 20 2018 3:39 PM EDT2018-07-20 19:39:13 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 1:54 PM2018-07-20 17:54:00 GMT
    By Taylor Seely, USA TODAY Chick-fil-A is granting a Texas couple's newborn free food for life and a guaranteed job when she's older after they delivered their baby at a location in San Antonio, according to reports. Earlier this week, Falon and Robert Griffin were on their way to the hospital but had to make a pit stop at Chick-fil-A to drop their two daughters off with friends. When they stopped at the fast-food joint, Falon Griffin, like many pregnant women, had to use the bathr... 
    Chick-fil-A is granting a Texas couple's newborn free food for life and a guaranteed job when she's older after they delivered their baby at a location in San Antonio, according to reports.  
  • 'God spared my child': Mom of Branson duck boat survivor speaks out

    'God spared my child': Mom of Branson duck boat survivor speaks out

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:39 PM EDT2018-07-20 20:39:03 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 1:52 PM2018-07-20 17:52:00 GMT
    By Harrison Keegan, Springfield News-LeaderClick here to watch video. Mandi Keller spent Thursday night frantically calling police stations and sheriff's offices in southwest Missouri. Keller was home in Texas, but her 15-year-old daughter, Gillian, was among the 31 people aboard a Ride the Ducks amphibious tour vessel that capsized Thursday night on Table Rock Lake. Officials say 17 people died. Gillian survived without serious injuries. "I feel fortunate," Keller said. "God spar... 
    Mandi Keller spent Thursday night frantically calling police stations and sheriff's offices in southwest Missouri. 
  • Disney fires 'Guardians' director James Gunn after tweets about rape, pedophilia unearthed

    Disney fires 'Guardians' director James Gunn after tweets about rape, pedophilia unearthed

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:49 PM EDT2018-07-20 20:49:06 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 2:07 PM2018-07-20 18:07:00 GMT
    By Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY Disney Studios cut ties with "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn on Friday, shortly after Gunn took responsibility for old, offensive tweets that joked about topics including rape and pedophilia. "The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him," said Disney chairman Alan Horn in a statement obtained by USA ... 
    Disney Studios cut ties with "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn on Friday, shortly after Gunn took responsibility for old, offensive tweets that joked about topics including rape and pedophilia. 
  • Transgender woman: A CVS pharmacist denied my hormone prescription

    Transgender woman: A CVS pharmacist denied my hormone prescription

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:59 AM EDT2018-07-20 15:59:06 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 1:18 PM2018-07-20 17:18:00 GMT
    By Grace Palmieri, Arizona RepublicClick here to watch video. A transgender woman in Arizona is speaking out after she says a CVS pharmacist denied her hormone prescription. The pharmacist questioned her loudly in front of other customers and rejected her and her doctor's requests to transfer the prescription to another location, Hilde Hall said in a blog post published on the ACLU of Arizona's website Thursday. News of the encounter comes weeks after another woman, Nicole Arteaga, ... 
    FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. - A transgender woman is speaking out after she said a CVS pharmacist denied her hormone prescription. 
  • Contamination problem: McDonald's tainted salads have now sickened 163 people in 10 states

    McDonald's tainted salads have now sickened 163 people in 10 states

    Friday, July 20 2018 12:19 PM EDT2018-07-20 16:19:05 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 1:16 PM2018-07-20 17:16:00 GMT
    By Zlati Meyer, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. The number of people sickened by tainted McDonald's salads has jumped to 163 in 10 states. Three of the victims have been hospitalized. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the problem is caused by the Cyclospora parasite that is transmitted in foods contaminated with fecal matter. Last week, the number of cases was 61 people in seven states - 29 in Illinois, 16 in Iowa, seven in Missouri, three in Minnesota and two each in N... 
    The number of people sickened by tainted McDonald's salads has jumped to 163 in 10 states. Three of the victims have been hospitalized. 
  • Federal officials have warned about duck boat dangers for two decades

    Federal officials have warned about duck boat dangers for two decades

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:09 PM EDT2018-07-20 20:09:06 GMT
    By Bart Jansen, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Federal officials have warned tourists for nearly 20 years about the dangers posed by amphibious tour boats, which have spotty and sometimes contradictory safety regulations because they are neither entirely boat or bus. “Duck boats are death traps on both on water and on land,” said Andrew Duffy, whose Philadelphia law firm Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky has represented families in accidents involving the vehicles. “They sho... 
    Federal officials have warned tourists for nearly 20 years about the dangers posed by amphibious tour boats, which have spotty and sometimes contradictory safety regulations because they are neither entirely boat or bus. 
  • Roseanne Barr defends racist Valerie Jarrett tweet: 'I thought the (expletive) was white!'

    Roseanne Barr defends racist Valerie Jarrett tweet: 'I thought the (expletive) was white!'

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:09 PM EDT2018-07-20 20:09:03 GMT
    By Anika Reed, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Roseanne Barr has kept a relatively low profile since ABC fired her in May for a racist tweet that compared former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to a monkey, but Barr returned Thursday with an explosive new video. In a NSFW mock-interview clip published to her YouTube channel, an exasperated and newly blond Barr grows frustrated and interrupts her off-camera interviewer, who had been talking about presidential denials about sex with ... 
    Roseanne Barr has kept a relatively low profile since ABC fired her in May for a racist tweet that compared former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to a monkey, but Barr returned Thursday with an explosive new video. 
  • Chick-fil-A is moo-ving on from its popular Cow Calendar and fans are udderly upset

    Chick-fil-A is moo-ving on from its popular Cow Calendar and fans are udderly upset

    Friday, July 20 2018 3:19 AM EDT2018-07-20 07:19:06 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 12:36 PM2018-07-20 16:36:00 GMT
    By Kelly Tyko, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. The Cow Calendar is finally getting creamed. Chick-fil-A announced that after 20 years, it will retire the popular, promotional Cow Calendar to "greener pastures." "We have made the difficult decision to retire our annual Cow Calendars at the end of 2018," Chick-fil-A posted on its website. "We will continue our commitment to take care of customers and offer new ways for you to interact with Chick-fil-A." Best known for its chicken... 
    The Cow Calendar is finally getting creamed. 
  • AT&T adds Charlotte, Raleigh and Oklahoma City to mobile 5G service plan

    AT&T adds Charlotte, Raleigh and Oklahoma City to mobile 5G service plan

    Friday, July 20 2018 3:39 PM EDT2018-07-20 19:39:08 GMT
    By Ashley Wong, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Lightning-fast 5G service may soon be within your reach. As part of its plan to bring speedy mobile 5G service to a dozen cities this year, AT&T announced Friday the names of three of those locations, Charlotte, Raleigh and Oklahoma City. The trio joins the previously announced cities that AT&T says will have access to its 5G network in 2018,Dallas, Atlanta and Waco. In a statement, AT&T said that the company is delib... 
    Lightning-fast 5G service may soon be within your reach.  
  • GOP Rep. Will Hurd, an ex-CIA agent, blasts Trump for being 'manipulated' by Russia

    GOP Rep. Will Hurd, an ex-CIA agent, blasts Trump for being 'manipulated' by Russia

    Friday, July 20 2018 3:39 PM EDT2018-07-20 19:39:06 GMT
    By Erin Kelly, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - Republican Rep. Will Hurd - a former CIA agent - blasted President Trump for failing to defend the U.S. intelligence community and allowing himself to be manipulated by Russia. "Over the course of my career as an undercover officer in the C.I.A., I saw Russian intelligence manipulate many people," the Texas congressman wrote in an op-ed published Thursday in the New York Times. "I never thought I would see the day when an American president would... 
    WASHINGTON - Republican Rep. Will Hurd - a former CIA agent - blasted President Trump for failing to defend the U.S. intelligence community and allowing himself to be manipulated by Russia. 
  • Duck boat passenger describes storm that sank other vessel

    Duck boat passenger describes storm that sank other vessel

    Friday, July 20 2018 3:29 PM EDT2018-07-20 19:29:05 GMT
    By Jackie Rehwald, Springfield News-LeaderClick here to watch video. Holding her 2-year-old daughter closely, Eugenia Rivera walked around the Ride the Ducks parking lot Friday morning. She, along with her husband and kids, was on the other Ride The Ducks boat Thursday night — the one that made it to shore. "I couldn't sleep last night. I'm still very shaken by it," she said. Officials said Friday morning that 17 people died after one of the boats sank in Table Rock Lake during a s... 
    Holding her 2-year-old daughter closely, Eugenia Rivera walked around the Ride the Ducks parking lot Friday morning. 
  • The last Blockbuster in America: How it survived while all others failed

    The last Blockbuster in America: How it survived while all others failed

    Friday, July 20 2018 2:49 PM EDT2018-07-20 18:49:08 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 12:13 PM2018-07-20 16:13:00 GMT
    By Travis PittmanClick here to watch video. In its prime, Blockbuster Video had 9,000 stores nationwide. Now, there's only one left in Bend, Oregon. If you ask people who live here, they aren't all that surprised the video rental franchise has survived in their city. The last stand comes after Blockbuster's remaining two stores in Alaska announced last week they are closing. As news spread, the store in Bend, one of the fastest-growing cities in America, quickly became a temple of no... 
    In its prime, Blockbuster Video had 9,000 stores nationwide. Now, there's only one left in Bend, Oregon. If you ask people who live here, they aren't all that surprised the video rental franchise has survived in their city. 
  • Volunteers 'took immediate action' to rescue Missouri duck boat crash survivors

    Volunteers 'took immediate action' to rescue Missouri duck boat crash survivors

    Friday, July 20 2018 10:09 AM EDT2018-07-20 14:09:04 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 12:10 PM2018-07-20 16:10:00 GMT
    By Claudette Riley, Springfield News-LeaderClick here to watch video. After a dangerous storm hit Table Rock Lake before dusk Thursday, word spread quickly that a tourist boat had capsized near the Showboat Branson Belle. The overturned boat was not far from State Park Marina, the closest marina to Branson. Pat Cox, owner of the marina off Highway 165, said store manager Roger Carpenter and 20 other volunteers grabbed safety equipment and jumped into five boats to respond to the are... 
    After a dangerous storm hit Table Rock Lake before dusk Thursday, word spread quickly that a tourist boat had capsized near the Showboat Branson Belle. 
  • Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden to join 'Cats' film cast

    Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden to join 'Cats' film cast

    Friday, July 20 2018 9:39 AM EDT2018-07-20 13:39:09 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 12:02 PM2018-07-20 16:02:00 GMT
    By Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY The movie version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Cats" is getting some star power. Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Ian McKellen are all set to join the cast, according to Deadline and Variety. Although most roles are unclear at this time, Variety reports that Hudson will play Grizabella, the "Glamour Cat"who sings popular track "Memory." Tom Hooper ("The King's Speech') will direct the film, which is set to begin shooting this fall ... 
    The movie version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Cats" is getting some star power. 
  • Houston mosque set on fire as Muslim community seeks answers to possible hate crime

    Houston mosque set on fire as Muslim community seeks answers to possible hate crime

    Friday, July 20 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-07-20 16:59:05 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 11:50 AM2018-07-20 15:50:00 GMT
    By Matt Dougherty, KHOU HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - Members of the Muslim community in the greater Houston area are looking for answers after a mosque was set on fire early Thursday morning. The Harris County Fire Marshal said the front doors of the Northshore Islamic Center on Brownsville Street were set on fire around 4:30 a.m. Thursday. The suspect(s) also slashed the tires of the car belonging to the leader of the mosque. Thursday morning, a maintenance worker heard an alarm in the ... 
    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - Members of the Muslim community in the greater Houston area are looking for answers after a mosque was set on fire early Thursday morning. 
  • Dozens of Democrats launch 'Medicare for All' Caucus

    Dozens of Democrats launch 'Medicare for All' Caucus

    Friday, July 20 2018 2:59 PM EDT2018-07-20 18:59:05 GMT
    By Nicole Gaudiano, USA TODAY Democrats launched a "Medicare for All" congressional caucus on Thursday with 70 founding members. The caucus will brief other lawmakers and staff on the basics of a government-run, single-payer health care system while also looking at financing and universal health care systems around the world, said Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., one of the co-founding members. "It's important that Americans understand, this isn't some crazy idea,' Jayapal said. "It's... 
    Democrats launched a "Medicare for All" congressional caucus on Thursday with 70 founding members. 
  • New Alzheimer's drug trial gives researchers optimism

    New Alzheimer's drug trial gives researchers optimism

    Friday, July 20 2018 2:39 PM EDT2018-07-20 18:39:08 GMT
    By Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY No effective treatment for Alzheimer's is yet in sight, but better diagnostics, deeper scientific understanding and an encouraging drug trial are all leading to a positive mood, as the largest Alzheimer's research conference of the year begins Sunday in Chicago. "There have been plenty of disappointments and sadly I'm an expert in those disappointments,' said Stephen Salloway, director of the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital in Rhode Island an... 
    No effective treatment for Alzheimer's is yet in sight, but better diagnostics, deeper scientific understanding and an encouraging drug trial are all leading to a positive mood, as the largest Alzheimer's research conference of the year begins Sunday in Chicago. 
  • Is your public pension safe? States with the best retirement funding

    Is your public pension safe? States with the best retirement funding

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:59 AM EDT2018-07-20 12:59:17 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 11:17 AM2018-07-20 15:17:00 GMT
    By Michael B. Sauter, 24/7 Wall Street State governments spent close to $39 billion, or about $120 per capita, on retirement funding in 2015. For decades, the funding and distribution of pension funds for state government employees has been a contentious issue. State pension liabilities can strain overall state finances, especially when the economy is already struggling, and even put funding of other programs at risk. Unlike the vast majority of private sector workers, most state gov... 
    State governments spent close to $39 billion, or about $120 per capita, on retirement funding in 2015. For decades, the funding and distribution of pension funds for state government employees has been a contentious issue. State pension liabilities can strain overall state finances, especially wh... 
  • Artificial light is killing our view of the night sky. But we can change that.

    Artificial light is killing our view of the night sky. But we can change that.

    Thursday, July 19 2018 4:39 PM EDT2018-07-19 20:39:23 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 10:52 AM2018-07-20 14:52:00 GMT
    By Trevor Hughes, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. PAGE, Ariz. - Staring up at the night sky in northern Arizona as a child, John Barentine saw something unexpected: thousands of stars. An amateur astronomer as a teen, Barentine grew up in a city pointing his telescope at the stars. He was used to seeing dozens. On a family trip to Flagstaff, Barentine saw something more as he marveled at the vast Milky Way blanketing the sky. Thousands of stars. Planets. Galaxies. "I had this re... 
    PAGE, Ariz. - Staring up at the night sky in northern Arizona as a child, John Barentine saw something unexpected: thousands of stars. 
  • CSI Earth: Human 'fingerprints' detected in Earth's seasonal temperature changes

    CSI Earth: Human 'fingerprints' detected in Earth's seasonal temperature changes

    Thursday, July 19 2018 3:59 PM EDT2018-07-19 19:59:11 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 10:38 AM2018-07-20 14:38:00 GMT
    By Doyle Rice, USA TODAY Now there's proof we're messing around with the seasons. For the first time, scientists have shown that human-caused climate change is affecting seasonal temperature cycles, a study released Thursday suggests. The study shows that summers are warming more rapidly than the other three seasons as the planet's temperature rises, especially in portions of the Northern Hemisphere. It concludes that there's no "natural" way the temperatures could have changed thi... 
    Now there's proof we're messing around with the seasons. 
  • Bayer to stop sales of Essure implanted birth control device tied to injuries

    Bayer to stop sales of Essure implanted birth control device tied to injuries

    Friday, July 20 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-07-20 16:59:11 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 10:25 AM2018-07-20 14:25:00 GMT
    By AP Business WASHINGTON - The maker of a permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports from women and repeated safety restrictions by regulators says it will stop selling the device in the U.S. Bayer said Friday the safety of its Essure implant has not changed and it will stop selling the device at the end of the year due to weak sales. Last year, Bayer stopped selling the device in Europe. The Food and Drug Administration has placed multiple restrictions ... 
    WASHINGTON - The maker of a permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports from women and repeated safety restrictions by regulators said Friday that it will stop selling the device in the U.S. 
  • Ohio State: More than 100 former students report sexual abuse by team doctor

    Ohio State: More than 100 former students report sexual abuse by team doctor

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:29 PM EDT2018-07-20 17:29:08 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 10:33 AM2018-07-20 14:33:00 GMT
    By A.J. Perez, USA TODAY More than 100 former Ohio State students have come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against a former team doctor, the school announced on Friday. Ohio State hired an outside firm to conduct an investigation into Richard Strauss after several former wrestlers earlier this year alleged they were subjected to sexual abuse or harassment. The firm, Perkins Coie, has conducted more than 200 interviews with former Ohio State students and staff into allega... 
    More than 100 former Ohio State students have come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against a former team doctor, the school announced on Friday.  
  • Owner of duck boat company after deadly accident: 'It shouldn't have been in the water'

    Owner of duck boat company after deadly accident: 'It shouldn't have been in the water'

    Friday, July 20 2018 12:09 PM EDT2018-07-20 16:09:05 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 10:28 AM2018-07-20 14:28:00 GMT
    By Claudette Riley, Springfield News-LeaderClick here to watch video. Jim Pattison Jr., president of the company that owns Ride the Ducks in Branson, told CBS This Morning that in hindsight the boat "shouldn't have been in the water." Despite saying that, Pattison — who was interviewed by phone Friday from Branson — also appeared to defend the decision not to halt the tours. A boat capsized Thursday evening on Table Rock Lake with 31 on board and 17 people were killed. An online sch... 
    Jim Pattison Jr., president of the company that owns Ride the Ducks in Branson, told CBS This Morning that in hindsight the boat "shouldn't have been in the water." 
  • Before accident in Missouri, duck boats had history of fatalities

    Before accident in Missouri, duck boats had history of fatalities

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:09 AM EDT2018-07-20 15:09:04 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 10:19 AM2018-07-20 14:19:00 GMT
    By Alissa Zhu, Springfield News-Leader Duck boats — amphibious vehicles that can travel on both land and water — have a long history of fatal crashes and accidents. More than 10 people died after a Ride the Ducks craft capsized on Table Rock Lake in Missouri late Thursday. The boat, carrying a reported 31 passengers, sank as a storm lashed the lake with severe winds. Some of the fatal incidents over the years have involved duck boat operators with the same company that operates Ride... 
    Duck boats — amphibious vehicles that can travel on both land and water — have a long history of fatal crashes and accidents. 
  • Report: Michael Cohen secretly recorded Trump discussing payment to a Playboy model

    Report: Michael Cohen secretly recorded Trump discussing payment to a Playboy model

    Friday, July 20 2018 12:49 PM EDT2018-07-20 16:49:03 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 10:15 AM2018-07-20 14:15:00 GMT
    By Fredreka Schouten, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. President Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen recorded a conversation in which he and Trump discussed payments to a former Playboy model who claimed to have had an affair with Trump,The New York Times reported Friday. The Times said that the FBI seized the tape — which had been secretly recorded by Cohen two months before the 2016 presidential election — during an April raid on Cohen's office. Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani confirmed ... 
    President Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen secretly recorded a conversation in which he and Trump discussed payments to a former Playboy model who claimed to have had an affair with Trump,The New York Times reported Friday. 
  • Dangerous 'hobo parsnip' severely burns, blisters woman

    Dangerous 'hobo parsnip' severely burns, blisters woman

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:59 AM EDT2018-07-19 15:59:18 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 9:59 AM2018-07-20 13:59:00 GMT
    By Lilly Price, USA TODAY When the rash a young woman had on her leg after falling into a parsnip plant transformed into a viscous burn emphasized by a yellow puss-filled blister the size of a tennis ball, she knew something was seriously wrong. Charlotte Murphy, 21, of Essex, Vermont, detailed in a Facebook post how the burn rapidly increased in severity and size in a matter of days after coming in contact with the plant. The wild plant is an invasive species from the parsnip famil... 
    When the rash a young woman had on her leg after falling into a parsnip plant transformed into a viscous burn emphasized by a yellow puss-filled blister the size of a tennis ball, she knew something was seriously wrong.  
  • US probes complaints that some Ford Escapes overheat, stall

    US probes complaints that some Ford Escapes overheat, stall

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:19 PM EDT2018-07-20 17:19:07 GMT
    By Tom Krisher, AP BusinessClick here to watch video. DETROIT - Federal safety investigators are looking into complaints that engines on some Ford Escape vehicles can overheat and suddenly stall while being driven. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents posted on its website Friday that it has 40 complaints from consumers about stalling, including two alleging that the engines caught fire. The investigation covers about 127,000 Escape small SUVs in... 
    DETROIT - Federal safety investigators are looking into complaints that engines on some Ford Escape vehicles can overheat and suddenly stall while being driven. 
  • Hearing aids are getting better with Bluetooth and apps just as more Americans need them

    Hearing aids are getting better with Bluetooth and apps just as more Americans need them

    Friday, July 20 2018 10:59 AM EDT2018-07-20 14:59:14 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 9:47 AM2018-07-20 13:47:00 GMT
    By Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY Nearly 50 million Americans have lost at least some of their hearing. A new generation of hearing aids employs technology like Bluetooth and pairs with digital assistants to make them more useful at home and at work. "Because people are living and working longer, the need for hearing aids is actually on the rise,' says Dr. Stephen Kirsch, an audiologist in Santa Monica, Calif.. "Computer chip technology has greatly improved, providing better audibility bu... 
    Nearly 50 million Americans have lost at least some of their hearing. A new generation of hearing aids employs technology such as Bluetooth and pairs with digital assistants to make them more useful at home and at work. 
  • Sharks and gators sometimes go tooth-to-tooth along the Florida coast

    Sharks and gators sometimes go tooth-to-tooth along the Florida coast

    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:19 PM EDT2018-07-20 00:19:14 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 9:45 AM2018-07-20 13:45:00 GMT
    By Jim Waymer, Florida TodayClick here to watch video. MELBOURNE, Fla. - At NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the cradle of man's most sophisticated technological feats, something beastly, reptilian, primal in nature lurks motionless among the salt marsh and mangrove swamps. Nearby, another primitive creature glides through the shallows, its pointed tail propelling the ocean's apex predator toward a brutal Darwinian dance in which the most powerful jaw, quickest strike and the thickest sk... 
    Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this report misstated the name of the journal in which James Nifong's research appeared.  
  • Lost in New York: Book a table, take a trip to The McKittrick Hotel

    Lost in New York: Book a table, take a trip to The McKittrick Hotel

    Friday, July 20 2018 10:19 AM EDT2018-07-20 14:19:06 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 9:30 AM2018-07-20 13:30:00 GMT
    By Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY NEW YORK--One of the hottest theatrical performances in New York City is not on Broadway. It's at The McKittrick Hotel in the trendy Chelsea neighborhood, right by the elevated High Line park. From now through Sept. 8, The McKittrick will be playing host to The Lost Supper - A Hypnotic Dinner Party. The performance will take place in The Attic, a never-before-seen space that has been discovered within the hotel. There's no simple way to describe The Lost ... 
    NEW YORK--One of the hottest theatrical performances in New York City is not on Broadway. 
  • No hiding: You can now see when your Instagram friends are using the app with a green dot

    No hiding: You can now see when your Instagram friends are using the app with a green dot

    Friday, July 20 2018 12:39 PM EDT2018-07-20 16:39:11 GMT
    By Lilly Price, USA TODAY Ignoring someone's text but still scrolling through your Instagram feed? Now you may get called out, after Instagram unveiled an updated feature to notify users when their friends are on the app. The green dot will appear next to friends' profile names to indicate when they're active, similar to real-time status notifications on Facebook Messenger, which like Instagram, is also owned by Facebook. The feature was launched in an effort to make its easier for ... 
    Ignoring someone's text but still scrolling through your Instagram feed? Now you may get called out, after Instagram unveiled an updated feature to notify users when their friends are on the app.  
  • Swanky rooftop bars are new hotel craze

    Hotels reach new heights with rooftop bars

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-07-19 15:39:06 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 9:22 AM2018-07-20 13:22:00 GMT
    By Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Summer is in full swing and people are out looking for a spot to get a cocktail with a view. Rooftop bars have always been popular, but in recent years, the places that have managed to provide the most coveted ones are hotels. They have the space and the funds to provide fashionable and fun venues. Each year, a slew of them pop up in every major city across the USA. And those that have been around for a while try to up the ante with new design or drinks. ... 
    Summer is in full swing and people are out looking for a spot to get a cocktail with a view. 
  • Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro seeks information about immigrant suicide reports

    Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro seeks information about immigrant suicide reports

    Friday, July 20 2018 12:39 PM EDT2018-07-20 16:39:08 GMT
    By John C Moritz, Corpus Christi Caller TimesClick here to watch video. AUSTIN - U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas says in a letter to the secretaries of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services that he's heard reports that at least two asylum-seeking immigrants have committed suicide while in federal custody. He also expressed continued frustration about the agencies' lack of transparency concerning family reunification efforts. "Specific questions included, what tracking sy... 
    AUSTIN - U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas says in a letter to the secretaries of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services that he's heard reports that at least two asylum-seeking immigrants have committed suicide while in federal custody. 
  • Immigrant shelters drug traumatized teenagers without consent

    Immigrant shelters drug traumatized teenagers without consent

    Friday, July 20 2018 12:19 PM EDT2018-07-20 16:19:10 GMT
    By Caroline Chen and Jess Ramirez, USA TODAY Fleeing an abusive stepfather in El Salvador, Gabriela headed for Oakland, California, where her grandfather had promised to take her in. When the teenager reached the U.S. border in January 2017, she was brought to a federally funded shelter in Texas. Initially, staff described her as receptive and resilient. But as she was shuttled from one Texas shelter to another, she became increasingly depressed. Without consulting her grandfather, o... 
    Fleeing an abusive stepfather in El Salvador, Gabriela headed for Oakland, California, where her grandfather had promised to take her in. When the teenager reached the U.S. border in January 2017, she was brought to a federally funded shelter in Texas. 
  • Walmart, H-E-B, Food Lion Swiss rolls recalled over salmonella concerns

    Walmart, H-E-B, Food Lion Swiss rolls recalled over salmonella concerns

    Friday, July 20 2018 10:39 AM EDT2018-07-20 14:39:08 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 8:49 AM2018-07-20 12:49:00 GMT
    By Zlati Meyer, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. The company that makes Swiss rolls sold in chains like Walmart, H-E-B and Food Lion is voluntarily recalling the desserts over possible salmonella contamination. At issue are Swiss rolls sold under the brand names of Mrs. Freshley's, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker's Treat, Market Square and Great Value. Salmonella causes diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. Most at risk are babies, the elderly and people with impaired immune systems. ... 
    The company that makes Swiss rolls sold in chains like Walmart, H-E-B and Food Lion is voluntarily recalling the desserts over possible salmonella contamination.  
  • Waitress groped by man slams him into wall in Savannah, Georgia, surveillance video shows

    Surveillance video: Waitress groped by man slams him into wall in Savannah, Georgia

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:39:04 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 8:01 AM2018-07-20 12:01:00 GMT

    A waitress slammed a man into a wall after he groped her at a restaurant in Savannah, Georgia, surveillance video of which shot across the internet this week.

     

    A waitress slammed a man into a wall after he groped her at a restaurant in Savannah, Georgia, surveillance video of which shot across the internet this week.

     
  • 17 dead after tourist duck boat capsizes in Missouri lake

    8 dead in Missouri tourist boat accident

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:49 PM EDT2018-07-20 03:49:03 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 9:01 AM2018-07-20 13:01:00 GMT
    By Springfield (Mo.) News-LeaderClick here to watch video. Eight people are dead and seven others hospitalized after a "mass casualty" drowning incident Thursday on Table Rock Lake in Missouri. According to Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader, a tourist boat reportedly sank with 31 people on board. Rader said an off-duty sheriff's deputy was working security at the scene and helped rescue survivors. Recovery efforts continued after dark, with some passengers still unaccounted for. A div... 
    Seventeen people, including at least one child, are dead after an amphibious duck boat capsized Thursday evening on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri. 
  • Are the fish in Florida's waters polluted with toxic algae safe to eat?

    Are the fish in Florida's waters polluted with toxic algae safe to eat?

    Thursday, July 19 2018 4:59 PM EDT2018-07-19 20:59:10 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 8:19 AM2018-07-20 12:19:00 GMT
    By Ed Killer, Treasure Coast NewspapersClick here to watch video. STUART, Fla. - Two scientists looking at toxic algae's long-term effects on people say ditch the fish caught in waters contaminated with cyanobacteria. Rain, heat and pollutants have caused the outbreak of toxic algae blooms this summer in South Florida's Lake Okeechobee and other waterways linked to it, more than 1,000 square miles of fish-filled fresh water. But the risk to human health from any aquatic animals that ... 
    STUART, Fla. - Two scientists looking at toxic algae's long-term effects on people say ditch the fish caught in waters contaminated with cyanobacteria. 
  • Prosecutors: Butina gained access to U.S. officials through Erickson's 'extensive network'

    Prosecutors: Butina gained access to U.S. officials through Erickson's 'extensive network'

    Thursday, July 19 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-07-19 23:39:10 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 8:13 AM2018-07-20 12:13:00 GMT
    By Dana Ferguson and Jonathan Ellis, Sioux Falls Argus LeaderClick here to watch video. SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A woman who has been charged as a Russian agent predicted more than a year and a half before the 2016 election that political control of the U.S. government would change. Maria Butina, 29, hatched a plan with the help of a South Dakota man who has been identified as Paul Erickson to influence a major political party and gun rights organization and to create a back channel betwe... 
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A woman who has been charged as a Russian agent predicted more than a year and a half before the 2016 election that political control of the U.S. government would change. 
  • New Zealand firm tries 4-day work week, finds resounding success

    New Zealand firm tries 4-day work week, finds resounding success

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:09 AM EDT2018-07-20 15:09:07 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 8:04 AM2018-07-20 12:04:00 GMT
    By Brian Manzullo, Detroit Free PressClick here to watch video. Finally, during these tumultuous times, we have a story that everyone can rally behind. Earlier this year, a New Zealand company called Perpetual Guardian, which staffs about 240 people, decided to test a 4-day work week for two months in which employees work four 8-hour days but get paid for five. Extensive research was done on this 2-month project in an effort to calculate the effects and changes to work-life balance a... 
    Finally, during these tumultuous times, we have a story that everyone can rally behind. 
  • Pentagon delays release of report that ranks bases by risk of sexual assault

    Pentagon delays release of report that ranks bases by risk of sexual assault

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:59 AM EDT2018-07-20 11:59:12 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 8:04 AM2018-07-20 12:04:00 GMT
    By Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is delaying release of a report by the nonpartisan RAND Corp. that rates the risk of sexual assault for troops by military base, according to Defense Department officials. The report relied on surveys of troops and data from 2014 that have underpinned several previous reports from RAND. It was supposed to have been released months ago. Military officials say the report is being delayed over concerns about its methodology, whil... 
    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is delaying release of a report by the nonpartisan RAND Corp. that rates the risk of sexual assault for troops by military base, according to Defense Department officials. 
  • Donald Trump: If things don't work out with Vladimir Putin, 'I'll be the worst enemy he's ever had'

    Donald Trump: If things don't work out with Vladimir Putin, 'I'll be the worst enemy he's ever had'

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:39 AM EDT2018-07-20 11:39:05 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 7:59 AM2018-07-20 11:59:00 GMT
    By David Jackson, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says that getting along with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin "is a positive, not a negative" - and if things don't work out, "I'll be the worst enemy he's ever had." "I'll be his worst nightmare, but I don't think it'll be that way," Trump told CNBC in an interview broadcast Friday. "I actually think we'll have a good relationship." Trump taped the interview Thursday, the same day the White House announced he had inv... 
    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says that getting along with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin "is a positive, not a negative" - and if things don't work out, "I'll be the worst enemy he's ever had." 
  • Michigan's 11th Congressional District: This crowded race is all a political junkie could ask for

    Michigan's 11th Congressional District: This crowded race is all a political junkie could ask for

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:19 AM EDT2018-07-20 15:19:17 GMT
    By Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press WASHINGTON - If you're a political junkie, or even just a sometimes-interested observer, you can't really ask for much more than the crowded race in Michigan's 11th Congressional District. It's exactly the kind of Republican-held suburban district Democrats have to swing if they're to retake control of the U.S House. It straddles two counties - Wayne and Oakland - that voted for Hillary Clinton in a state that elected Trump by just three-tenths of... 
    WASHINGTON - If you're a political junkie, or even just a sometimes-interested observer, you can't really ask for much more than the crowded race in Michigan's 11th Congressional District. 
  • 3 new online marketplaces better than Craigslist

    3 new online marketplaces better than Craigslist

    Friday, July 20 2018 9:59 AM EDT2018-07-20 13:59:09 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 7:52 AM2018-07-20 11:52:00 GMT
    By Kim Komando, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Once upon a time, Craigslist was a great idea. Post classified ads for free! Meet cool singles! Craigslist was stripped-down and straightforward. You could throw up text and photos, then take them down whenever you wanted. You didn't even have to post your email address. Thirty years later, Craigslist is a ghost of its former self. Some sections are so saturated in misleading ads and near-pornography that it's hard to tell what's re... 
    Once upon a time, Craigslist was a great idea. Post classified ads for free! Meet cool singles! Craigslist was stripped-down and straightforward. You could throw up text and photos, then take them down whenever you wanted. You didn't even have to post your email address. 
  • Salmonella outbreak in 26 states linked to raw turkey

    Salmonella outbreak in 26 states linked to raw turkey

    Friday, July 20 2018 10:49 AM EDT2018-07-20 14:49:06 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 7:52 AM2018-07-20 11:52:00 GMT

    Public health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak in 26 states linked to raw turkey.

     
    Public health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak in 26 states linked to raw turkey. 
  • Salmonella outbreak in 26 states linked to raw turkey

    Salmonella outbreak in 26 states linked to raw turkey

    Friday, July 20 2018 10:39 AM EDT2018-07-20 14:39:05 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 7:43 AM2018-07-20 11:43:00 GMT
    By Brett Molina, USA TODAY Public health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak in 26 states linked to raw turkey. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 90 people have been infected with the outbreak strain. No deaths have been reported, but 40 people have been sent to the hospital. The CDC said the strain is linked to raw turkey products from multiple sources, including dog food containing raw turkey. Officials said they haven't identified a singl... 
    Public health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak in 26 states linked to raw turkey. 
  • 10-year-old girl dies after genital mutilation

    10-year-old girl dies after female genital mutilation

    Friday, July 20 2018 10:39 AM EDT2018-07-20 14:39:14 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 7:32 AM2018-07-20 11:32:00 GMT
    By Associated Press JOHANNESBURG - A 10-year-old girl has bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation in Somalia, an activist said, a rare confirmed death in the country with the world's highest rate of the practice. The girl died in a hospital on Monday, two days after her mother took her to a traditional circumciser in a remote village outside Dhusamareb town in central Galmudug state, Hawa Aden Mohamed with the Galkayo Education Center for Peace and Development said i... 
    JOHANNESBURG - A 10-year-old girl has bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation in Somalia, an activist said, a rare confirmed death in the country with the world's highest rate of the practice. 
  • New Zealand firm tries 4-day work week, finds resounding success

    New Zealand firm tries 4-day work week, finds resounding success

    Friday, July 20 2018 10:59 AM EDT2018-07-20 14:59:06 GMT
    By Brian Manzullo, Detroit Free PressClick here to watch video. Finally, during these tumultuous times, we have a story that everyone can rally behind. Earlier this year, a New Zealand company called Perpetual Guardian, which staffs about 240 people, decided to test a 4-day work week for two months in which employees work four 8-hour days but get paid for five. Extensive research was done on this 2-month project in an effort to calculate the effects and changes to work-life balance a... 
    Finally, during these tumultuous times, we have a story that everyone can rally behind. 
  • Pulling their weight: 8 vehicles for towing small trailers

    Pulling their weight: 8 vehicles for towing small trailers

    Friday, July 20 2018 10:19 AM EDT2018-07-20 14:19:15 GMT
    By Travis Langness, AP BusinessClick here to watch video. Going small is big these days. Just scroll through all the tiny-house shows on cable and you'll see how popular minimalism is. It's also popular for trailers. Pulling up to a parking spot and having a comfortable, enclosed bed to sleep in is ideal for lots of travelers - especially if they're using small, lightweight trailers that don't require a full-size SUV or a heavy-duty pickup truck to pull them along. There are lots of... 
    Going small is big these days. Just scroll through all the tiny-house shows on cable and you'll see how popular minimalism is. It's also popular for trailers. 
  • 'Sudden' tornadoes rip through Iowa damaging homes, buildings

    'Sudden' tornadoes rip through Iowa damaging homes, buildings

    Friday, July 20 2018 10:04 AM EDT2018-07-20 14:04:52 GMT

    At least five tornadoes battered central Iowa Thursday afternoon, skimming roofs off buildings at two manufacturing plants, toppling the top of a courthouse clock tower and destroying buildings and homes.

     

    At least five tornadoes battered central Iowa Thursday afternoon, skimming roofs off buildings at two manufacturing plants, toppling the top of a courthouse clock tower and destroying buildings and homes.

     
  • Live stream: Officials give update on deadly duck boat crash in Branson, Missouri

    Live stream: Officials give update on deadly duck boat crash in Branson, Missouri

    Friday, July 20 2018 9:59 AM EDT2018-07-20 13:59:11 GMT
    By USA TODAYClick here to watch video. BRANSON, MISSOURI -- The Stone County, Missouri Sheriff's Department is providing updates on the deadly duck boat accident that happened Thursday night. At least 13 people, including children, were killed when a duck boat capsized on a lake during a severe thunderstorm. Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jason Pace said divers found two more bodies early Friday morning as authorities resumed search and rescue operations on Table Rock Lake, rai... 
    BRANSON, MISSOURI -- The Stone County, Missouri Sheriff's Department is providing updates on the deadly duck boat accident that happened Thursday night.  
  • More than 160 people sickened in outbreak linked to McDonald's salads

    More than 160 people sickened in outbreak linked to McDonald's salads

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:29 AM EDT2018-07-20 12:29:03 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 6:02 AM2018-07-20 10:02:00 GMT

    More than 160 people in at least 10 states have been sickened by tainted McDonald's salads, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in an update on Thursday.

     

    More than 160 people in at least 10 states have been sickened by tainted McDonald's salads, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in an update on Thursday.

     
  • Federal watchdog urges better EPA oversight after Flint water response

    Federal watchdog urges better EPA oversight after Flint water response

    Friday, July 20 2018 9:39 AM EDT2018-07-20 13:39:12 GMT
    By Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems nationally and respond more quickly to public health emergencies such as the lead-in-the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. In a 74-page report released Thursday, the EPA's inspector general report pointed to "oversight lapses' at the federal, state and local levels in the response to Flint's contaminated drinking water. ... 
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems nationally and respond more quickly to public health emergencies such as the lead-in-the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. 
  • Iowa tornadoes hit unexpectedly, causing damage and at least 17 injuries

    Iowa tornadoes hit unexpectedly, causing damage and at least 17 injuries

    Friday, July 20 2018 9:09 AM EDT2018-07-20 13:09:06 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 6:10 AM2018-07-20 10:10:00 GMT
    By SCOTT MCFETRIDGE and DAVID PITT , Associated PressClick here to watch video. A flurry of unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people, flattening buildings in three cities and forcing the evacuation of a hospital. Residents — and even weather forecasters — were taken by surprise Thursday as the tornadoes hit Marshalltown, Pella and Bondurant. Ten people were injured in Marshalltown and seven at a factory near Pella, but no deaths were reported. Ale... 
    A flurry of unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people, flattening buildings in three cities and forcing the evacuation of a hospital. 
  • White House says Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Washington in the fall

    White House says talks underway for Vladimir Putin to visit Washington in the fall

    Thursday, July 19 2018 4:39 PM EDT2018-07-19 20:39:10 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 5:20 AM2018-07-20 09:20:00 GMT
    By Gregory Korte, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - The White House said discussions are underway for Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Washington this fall, as a follow-up to the highly controversial summit in Helsinki this week. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday that the meeting was intended to continue "an ongoing working level dialogue between the two security council staffs." She said President Donald Trump had asked his national security adviser, Jo... 
    WASHINGTON - Discussions are underway for Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Washington this fall, the White House said Thursday - even as it continued to face a backlash on Capitol Hill for its handling of the summit with Putin in Helsinki this week. 
  • Justice Department announces strategy on foreign meddling in U.S. elections, including alerting public

    Justice Department announces strategy on foreign meddling in U.S. elections, including alerting public

    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:59 PM EDT2018-07-20 00:59:06 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 5:15 AM2018-07-20 09:15:00 GMT
    By Christal Hayes, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein unveiled a 156-page report Thursday evening on cybersecurity operations and a strategy moving forward on foreign actors influencing U.S. elections, including notifying the American public of attacks. The report, which was part of an effort set up by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in February, focuses on the different types of cyberthreats and what the Justice Department and intelligence age... 
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein unveiled a 156-page report Thursday evening on cybersecurity operations and a strategy moving forward on foreign actors influencing U.S. elections, including notifying the American public of attacks.  
  • Yorktown sheds olde light on modern gun debate

    Yorktown sheds olde light on modern gun debate

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:39 AM EDT2018-07-20 12:39:06 GMT
    By John Bordsen, USA TODAY YORKTOWN, Va. - Just what were they thinking? Arguments over gun control and gun rights lead to the United States Constitution's Second Amendment - 27 words approved in 1791 that are still being sifted through by legislatures and courts. But at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, you can get a handle on what the Founding Fathers had in mind when drafting and approving the Bill of Rights. Of the 39 who signed the Constitution, most had participated ... 
    YORKTOWN, Va. - Just what were they thinking? 
  • Plastic surgeon 'Dr. Bumbum' arrested in Brazil after patient dies following butt enhancement surgery

    Plastic surgeon 'Dr. Bumbum' arrested in Brazil after patient dies following butt enhancement surgery

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:39 AM EDT2018-07-20 12:39:04 GMT
    By Joel Shannon, USA TODAY A Brazilian plastic surgeon with a vibrant social media presence was arrested on Thursday in connection with the death of a patient. Denis Furtado was performing a procedure to enlarge a patient's buttocks at his Rio de Janeiro home Saturday when the patient fell ill. He's accused of dropping her at the hospital and going on the run for five days, according to AFP. Furtado has embraced the label "Dr. Bumbum" on social media, where hundreds of thousands of ... 
    A Brazilian plastic surgeon with a vibrant social media presence was arrested on Thursday in connection with the death of a patient. 
  • Just in time for Shark Week, Florida scientists discover deepwater shark species 'Genie's Dogfish'

    Just in time for Shark Week, Florida scientists discover deepwater shark species 'Genie's Dogfish'

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:39 AM EDT2018-07-19 13:39:07 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 5:00 AM2018-07-20 09:00:00 GMT
    By Wayne T. Price, USA TODAY MELBOURNE - Lurking in the darkness with large green-blue eyes, is the Squalus clarkae, or "Genie's Dogfish," a new species of shark recently discovered by Florida researchers. The Squalus clarkae, or "Genie's Dogfish" is an homage to famed shark research pioneer Eugenie Clark. Clark, who died at age 92 in 2015, studied sharks most of her life and was founder of the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota off the Gulf of Mexico. "She did a lot to advance our... 
    MELBOURNE - Lurking in the darkness with large green-blue eyes, is the Squalus clarkae, or "Genie's Dogfish," a new species of shark recently discovered by Florida researchers.  
  • National parks to beat the heat this summer

    National parks to beat the heat this summer

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:59 AM EDT2018-07-20 11:59:08 GMT
    By Tracy L. Barnett, USA TODAY Summer doldrums bearing down on you? This might be the perfect time to lift your spirits and lower the mercury by exploring the majesty of our national parks. Those 59 parks - and indeed many of the 417 lesser designated sites set aside by the National Park System - offer a plethora of opportunities to marvel at the jaw-dropping wonders of our natural world, far from the urban heat islands where many of us are marooned. But with so much magnificence, ho... 
    Summer doldrums bearing down on you? This might be the perfect time to lift your spirits and lower the mercury by exploring the majesty of our national parks. Those 59 parks - and indeed many of the 417 lesser designated sites set aside by the National Park System - offer a plethora of opportunit... 
  • MLB All-Star Game hosts emotional Air Force reunion

    MLB All-Star Game hosts emotional Air Force reunion

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:59 AM EDT2018-07-20 11:59:04 GMT
    By Sheeka Sanahori, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. His family thought Air Force Special Tactics operator Cole Condiff was going to miss his daughter's third birthday. But the Staff Sgt. had a huge surprise in store for them. The surprise would take several employees of the Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball to help pull off. Cole had just returned from his second deployment, where this time he had been away from home for nearly six months. He's a part of the only Spec... 
    His family thought Air Force Special Tactics operator Cole Condiff was going to miss his daughter's third birthday. But the Staff Sgt. had a huge surprise in store for them. The surprise would take several employees of the Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball to help pull off. Cole had ... 
  • Immigrant children, Mega Millions, 'Mamma Mia!': 5 things you need to know Friday

    Immigrant children, Mega Millions, 'Mamma Mia!': 5 things you need to know Friday

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:59 AM EDT2018-07-20 08:59:04 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 4:17 AM2018-07-20 08:17:00 GMT
    By Editors, USA TODAY The Trump administration and the American Civil Liberties Union are due back in court Friday for the fifth time in two weeks as a federal judge holds tightly to a July 26 deadline for all children separated under the administration's "zero tolerance' policy to be reunified with their families. The judge set an earlier deadline of July 10 for dozens of children under 5. Federal officials said Thursday that 364 children have now been reunited with their parents. A ... 
    The Trump administration and the American Civil Liberties Union are due back in court Friday for the fifth time in two weeks as a federal judge holds tightly to a July 26 deadline for all children separated under the administration's "zero tolerance' policy to be reunified with their families. Th... 
  • 11 dead in Branson, Missouri, after tourist boat accident on Table Rock Lake

    Eight dead in Branson, Missouri, after tourist boat accident on Table Rock Lake

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:19 PM EDT2018-07-20 03:19:11 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 3:30 AM2018-07-20 07:30:00 GMT
    By Springfield News-LeaderClick here to watch video. BRANSON, Mo. - Eight people are dead and seven others hospitalized after a "mass casualty" drowning incident Thursday on Table Rock Lake in Missouri. According to Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader, a tourist boat reportedly sank with 31 people on board. Rader said an off-duty sheriff's deputy was working security at the scene and helped rescue survivors. Recovery efforts continued after dark, with some passengers still unaccounted f... 
    BRANSON, Mo. - Eleven people, including at least one child, are dead and several others hospitalized after an amphibious duck boat capsized Thursday on Table Rock Lake in Missouri. 
  • Millennials raiding 401(k) to buy homes

    Millennials raiding 401(k) to buy homes

    Friday, July 20 2018 6:49 AM EDT2018-07-20 10:49:04 GMT
    By Adam Shell, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Many millennials are stretching financially to buy homes. Members of this younger generation are exhibiting risky behavior when coming up with a down payment to buy a home, with about 1 in 3 (29 percent) saying they raided their 401(k) or IRA or borrowed against their retirement accounts, a move personal finance pros say could hurt their financial well-being, according to a new survey from Bank of the West. Long known for being cau... 
    Many millennials are stretching financially to buy homes.  
  • Russian foreign ministry mounts 'Free Maria Butina' campaign

    Russian foreign ministry mounts 'Free Maria Butina' campaign

    Thursday, July 19 2018 4:19 PM EDT2018-07-19 20:19:05 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 3:22 AM2018-07-20 07:22:00 GMT
    By Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY The Russian foreign ministry announced a #FreeMariaButina campaign Thursday to win freedom for a Russian woman arrested and charged in the U.S. with illegally acting as an agent of the Russian government. A tweet by the foreign ministry called on supporters to add a photo of Butina to their twitter avatar. Butina, a 29-year-old Russian citizen, was arrested and charged Wednesday with infiltrating American political organizations, including the National Ri... 
    The Russian foreign ministry announced a #FreeMariaButina campaign Thursday to win freedom for a Russian woman arrested and charged in the U.S. with illegally acting as an agent of the Russian government. 
  • Pete the Planner: What to do when your retirement money problem isn’t a financial one

    Pete the Planner: What to do when your retirement money problem isn’t a financial one

    Friday, July 20 2018 6:19 AM EDT2018-07-20 10:19:05 GMT
    By Peter Dunn, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Dear Pete: I am 75 and my wife is 65 (second marriage for each of us). I enjoy my work but would like to be able to retire and have that choice. I earn between $300,000-$400,000 in commission-only sales. We have adequate insurance to cover our debts in case of my death. We have about $400,000 in debt (mostly in a home-equity loan with mostly interest-only monthly payments). Our assets are mostly in stocks and income-producing real est... 
    Dear Pete: I am 75 and my wife is 65 (second marriage for each of us). I enjoy my work but would like to be able to retire and have that choice. I earn between $300,000-$400,000 in commission-only sales. We have adequate insurance to cover our debts in case of my death. We have about $400,000 in... 
  • Suspect detained in killing of Olympic figure skating star

    Olympic figure skater, medalist Denis Ten dies after stabbing in Kazakhstan

    Thursday, July 19 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-07-19 23:29:05 GMT
    Jul 20, 2018 2:48 AM2018-07-20 06:48:00 GMT

    Kazakh figure skater and Olympic medalist Denis Ten died Thursday after being stabbed in an attack in the streets of the country's largest city, a top Kazakh official confirmed on social media. He was 25.

     
    Authorities in Kazakhstan said Friday a man has been detained and confessed to killing the Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten. 
  • Risky behavior: 1 in 3 millennials dipped into 401(k) or IRA to finance home purchase

    Risky behavior: 1 in 3 millennials dipped into 401(k) or IRA to finance home purchase

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:59 AM EDT2018-07-20 08:59:07 GMT
    By Adam Shell, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Many millennials are stretching financially to buy homes. Members of this younger generation are exhibiting risky behavior when coming up with a down payment to buy a home, with about 1 in 3 (29 percent) saying they raided their 401(k) or IRA or borrowed against their retirement accounts, a move personal finance pros say could hurt their financial well-being, according to a new survey from Bank of the West. Long known for being cau... 
    Many millennials are stretching financially to buy homes.  
  • Vietnam convicts, deports US man who joined protest

    Vietnam convicts, deports US man who joined protest

    Friday, July 20 2018 3:39 AM EDT2018-07-20 07:39:04 GMT
    By Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam - A Vietnamese court on Friday convicted an American man of disturbing public order after he took part in a rare protest and ordered him deported. William Nguyen, from Houston, Texas, was arrested June 10 during protests in the southern commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City against a proposed law on special economic zones that many say would benefit Chinese investors. A court official said that Nguyen, who is of Vietnamese descent, admitted to the vio... 
    HANOI, Vietnam - A Vietnamese court on Friday convicted an American man of disturbing public order after he took part in a rare protest and ordered him deported. 
  • Quit procrastinating: 3 things to do if you're in your 40s with no retirement savings

    Quit procrastinating: 3 things to do if you're in your 40s with no retirement savings

    Friday, July 20 2018 3:19 AM EDT2018-07-20 07:19:04 GMT
    By Maurie Backman, The Motley FoolClick here to watch video. Your 40s may not seem like the time to buckle down and get serious about retirement. But if your savings are nonexistent, it means you have plenty of work to do. The average American aged 44 to 49 has $81,347 in retirement savings, according to the Economic Policy Institute. The median savings balance among that age group, however, is just $6,200. And because that median is much lower than the average, it means most folks i... 
    Your 40s may not seem like the time to buckle down and get serious about retirement. But if your savings are nonexistent, it means you have plenty of work to do. 
  • 'The Rock' pays tribute to amputees after 'Skyscraper' criticism

    'The Rock' pays tribute to amputees after 'Skyscraper' criticism

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:49 AM EDT2018-07-20 05:49:08 GMT
    By Cydney Henderson, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is paying tribute to the amputee community after facing criticism for his role in his latest action movie “Skyscraper.” Johnson surprised amputees at NYU Langone Health’s Limb Loss Program at the Rusk Rehabilitation Institute after a screening of the action film Sunday. "Unforgettable time spent with amputees, Dr’s & friends showing them SKYSCRAPER. Thank you for the love and support of our film and m... 
    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is paying tribute to the amputee community after facing criticism for his role in his latest action movie “Skyscraper.” 
  • DOJ plans to alert public of foreign cyber attacks

    DOJ plans to alert public of foreign cyber attacks

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:49 AM EDT2018-07-20 05:49:06 GMT
    By Christal Hayes, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein unveiled a 156-page report Thursday evening on cybersecurity operations and a strategy moving forward on foreign actors influencing U.S. elections, including notifying the American public of attacks. The report, which was part of an effort set up by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in February, focuses on the different types of cyberthreats and what the Justice Department and intelligence age... 
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein unveiled a 156-page report Thursday evening on cybersecurity operations and a strategy moving forward on foreign actors influencing U.S. elections, including notifying the American public of attacks.  
  • 68% of Republicans approve Trump's handling of summit, poll finds

    68% of Republicans approve Trump's handling of summit, poll finds

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:49 AM EDT2018-07-20 05:49:03 GMT
    By William Cummings, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Less than a third of Americans approve of how President Donald Trump handled his summit Monday in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but almost 70 percent of Republicans think he did a good job, a new poll found. Overall, 55 percent of the people surveyed were unhappy with Trump's performance at the summit while about a third — 32 percent — approved, according to the CBS News poll published Thursday. Most of the... 
    Less than a third of Americans approve of how President Donald Trump handled his summit Monday in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but almost 70 percent of Republicans think he did a good job, a new poll found.  
  • Iowa tornadoes spawned by heavy storms cause severe damage; injuries reported

    Severe storms in Iowa damage manufacturing plant; injuries reported

    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-07-20 00:39:08 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 8:32 PM2018-07-20 00:32:00 GMT
    By Donnelle Eller, Stephen Gruber-Miller, Des Moines RegisterClick here to watch video. DES MOINES, Iowa - An unknown number of people were injured Thursday afternoon in Iowa when a tornado hit an agricultural equipment manufacturing facility. The storm damaged the Vermeer Corp. plant in Pella, about 40 miles southeast of Des Moines. "There were some injuries that were transported to local hospitals," Pella police Lt. Shane Cox told reporters outside Vermeer's headquarters. Cox s... 
    DES MOINES, Iowa - A string of "sudden" tornadoes ran roughshod through central Iowa, injuring workers at a manufacturing plant in Pella and pulling apart buildings in Bondurant and Marshalltown. 
  • NFL, players call truce on anthem rules while discussions continue

    NFL, players call truce on anthem rules while discussions continue

    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:59 PM EDT2018-07-20 02:59:08 GMT
    By Steve Gardner, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. The NFL and the NFL Players Association are taking their negotiations private as they work toward a compromise on a policy for conduct during the national anthem. After a proposed policy by the Miami Dolphins surfaced via an Associated Press report earlier Thursday suggesting possible suspensions could be levied on players who protest during the anthem, the league and the NFLPA announced what they called a "standstill agreement."... 
    The NFL and the NFL Players Association are taking their negotiations private as they work toward a compromise on a policy for conduct during the national anthem.  
  • Nearly 70% of Republicans approve of Trump's handling of Helsinki summit, CBS poll finds

    Nearly 70% of Republicans approve of Trump's handling of Helsinki summit, CBS poll finds

    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:59 PM EDT2018-07-20 02:59:05 GMT
    By William Cummings, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Less than a third of Americans approve of how President Donald Trump handled his summit Monday in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but almost 70 percent of Republicans think he did a good job, a new poll found. Overall, 55 percent of the people surveyed were unhappy with Trump's performance at the summit while about a third - 32 percent - approved, according to the CBS News poll published Thursday. Most of the... 
    Less than a third of Americans approve of how President Donald Trump handled his summit Monday in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but almost 70 percent of Republicans think he did a good job, a new poll found.  
  • Mom arrested after 2-year-old daughter tests positive for STD and meth

    Mom arrested after 2-year-old daughter tests positive for STD and meth

    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:39 PM EDT2018-07-20 02:39:04 GMT
    By Joel Shannon and Ashley May, USA TODAY A Missouri woman was charged Tuesday with child abuse and endangerment after police say she admitted in an audio recording to seeing her 2-year-old girl raped repeatedly. Police say Azzie Watson, 25, of Independence, Missouri, was recorded by her boyfriend saying she watched two men rape her daughter. She later recanted that statement, saying she lied at the time because she was physically intimidated. Her 2-year-old girl tested positive for... 
    A Missouri woman was charged Tuesday with child abuse and endangerment after police say she admitted in an audio recording to seeing her 2-year-old girl raped repeatedly. 
  • Democrats chant 'USA!' on House floor during push to bolster election security

    Democrats chant 'USA!' on House floor during push to bolster election security

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:39 PM EDT2018-07-19 17:39:08 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 6:37 PM2018-07-19 22:37:00 GMT
    By Eliza Collins and Jessica Estepa, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - Democratic lawmakers erupted on the House floor Thursday as they pushed to send more money to states for election security. "USA! USA!" the group chanted, following fiery speeches from Reps. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., and Steny Hoyer, D-Md. The chanting was so loud that reporters standing outside of the chamber rushed to windows to see what was happening. Quigley had introduced an appropriations bill amendment that would have p... 
    WASHINGTON - Democratic lawmakers erupted on the House floor Thursday as they pushed to send more money to states for election security. 
  • Intelligence director Coats caught off guard by Trump inviting Putin to Washington

    Intelligence director Coats caught off guard by Trump inviting Putin to Washington

    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:19 PM EDT2018-07-20 00:19:07 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 6:36 PM2018-07-19 22:36:00 GMT
    By Maureen Groppe, Indianapolis StarClick here to watch video. WASHINGTON - President Trump's director of national intelligence said Thursday he will stay in his job as long as he can "speak truth." The comment from Dan Coats came just days after he pushed back against Trump for siding with Russian President Vladimir Putin. And it came during an interview that was interrupted by breaking news that Trump has invited Putin to Washington. "Say that again?" Coats said to NBC's Andrea Mi... 
    WASHINGTON - President Trump's director of national intelligence said Thursday he will stay in his job as long as he can "speak truth." 
  • The Bubble: Trump disgraced the U.S. with his 'Surrender Summit' in Helsinki, liberals say

    The Bubble: Trump disgraced the U.S. with his 'Surrender Summit' in Helsinki, liberals say

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:39 PM EDT2018-07-20 01:39:14 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 6:33 PM2018-07-19 22:33:00 GMT
    By William Cummings, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Each week, USA TODAY's OnPolitics blog takes a look at how media from the left and the right reacted to a political news story, giving liberals and conservatives a peek into the other's media bubble. This week, pundits passionately penned their takes on the fallout from President Donald Trump's controversial summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. For liberals, and some conservatives, the so-called "surrende... 
    Each week, USA TODAY's OnPolitics blog takes a look at how media from the left and the right reacted to a political news story, giving liberals and conservatives a peek into the other's media bubble. 
  • Feds say 364 children reunited with undocumented immigrant parents

    Feds say 364 children reunited with undocumented immigrant parents; more than 1,000 remain apart

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-07-20 01:19:05 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 6:24 PM2018-07-19 22:24:00 GMT
    By Alan Gomez, USA TODAY Federal officials said Thursday that 364 children have now been reunited with their parents to comply with a federal judge's order that the Trump administration bring together undocumented immigrant families separated under its "zero tolerance' policy. A majority of the nearly 2,600 immigrant children - who were detained at the U.S.-Mexico border with their parents for trying to illegally enter the country - still remain apart from their parents in facilities... 
    Federal officials said Thursday that 364 children have now been reunited with their parents to comply with a federal judge's order that the Trump administration bring together undocumented immigrant families separated under its "zero tolerance' policy. 
  • These parents are determined to 'expose' online child sexual predators on Facebook Live

    These parents are determined to 'expose' online child sexual predators on Facebook Live

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:39 PM EDT2018-07-20 01:39:09 GMT
    By Kara Berg, Lansing State Journal LANSING, Mich. - Citizens are taking justice into their own hands in a new Facebook group designed to lure out child predators. 517 Child Predator Exposures is run by a group of parents who have been garnering quite a bit of attention in past weeks with live feeds as they confront people who arrived to meet a teenager for sex. "Our hope is that predators will think twice before attempting to accost and entice a child because we may be on the other... 
    LANSING, Mich. - Citizens are taking justice into their own hands in a new Facebook group designed to lure out child predators. 
  • The Butina Identity

    The Butina Identity

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:19:19 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 6:02 PM2018-07-19 22:02:00 GMT
    By USA TODAY More stories fueled the firestorm that continues to rage since President Donald Trump's Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. First, Trump was open to Putin's "incredible offer" of allowing Russian investigators to grill American citizens in exchange for U.S. investigators being permitted to sit in on the questioning of 12 Russians indicted on charges related to the 2016 election. But then the White House said Trump "disagrees" with the proposal just befo... 
    More stories fueled the firestorm that continues to rage since President Donald Trump's Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. First, Trump was open to Putin's "incredible offer" of allowing Russian investigators to grill American citizens in exchange for U.S. investigators being ... 
  • Hinds County K-9 Dex dies from heat after vehicle breaks down

    Hinds County K-9 Dex dies from heat after vehicle breaks down

    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-07-20 00:39:12 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 5:37 PM2018-07-19 21:37:00 GMT
    By Harold Gater, Mississippi Clarion LedgerClick here to watch video. A Hinds County Sheriff's Department K-9 died of a heat stroke inside a department vehicle. The K-9 named Dex was Hinds County's top drug-detecting officer, Major Pete Luke told media. The 6-year-old Belgium Malinois belonged to Deputy Lafayette Martin who left the K9 in his running vehicle for about an hour while he was having lunch at a restaurant. The 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe stopped running while the deputy was in ... 
    A Hinds County Sheriff's Department K-9 died of a heat stroke inside a department vehicle. 
  • OnPolitics Today: Putin in the White House

    OnPolitics Today: Putin in the White House

    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-07-20 00:39:10 GMT
    By Josh Hafner, USA TODAY President Trump fanned flames of backlash from his widely panned meeting with Vladimir Putin on Thursday by doing the opposite of damage control: The White House announced plans for the Russian president to visit Washington this fall, a follow-up to this week's Helsinki summit aimed at "ongoing working dialogue" on security matters. It's just one indication that the Trump-Putin frenzy isn't going anywhere. Expect congressional hearings, news leaks and perha... 
    President Trump fanned flames of backlash from his widely panned meeting with Vladimir Putin on Thursday by doing the opposite of damage control: The White House announced plans for the Russian president to visit Washington this fall, a follow-up to this week's Helsinki summit aimed at "ongoing w... 
  • Dancing marshmallow people and enormous rotating globes - Intel's drone shows wow crowds

    Dancing marshmallow people and enormous rotating globes - Intel's drone shows wow

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:59:15 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 4:54 PM2018-07-19 20:54:00 GMT
    By Ryan Suppe, USA TODAY SAN FRANCISCO - Three years ago, in a hallway at Intel, a small team of people working on drones discussed whether it would be possible to fly one hundred drones over the Robert Noyce Building, Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, and have them form the shape of the company's logo. They didn't plan on pursuing it seriously but it became a pet project for Natalie Cheung, who wondered at the time how they could fly multiple drones with one pilot. Now, Cheung i... 
    SAN FRANCISCO - Three years ago, in a hallway at Intel, a small team of people working on drones discussed whether it would be possible to fly one hundred drones over the Robert Noyce Building, Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, and have them form the shape of the company's logo.  
  • Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin: This story isn't going away

    Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin: This story isn't going away

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:39:05 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 4:34 PM2018-07-19 20:34:00 GMT
    By David Jackson, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. WASHINGTON - America, get ready for more news about Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin - and not just because the two of them are planning a second meeting. Trump has invited his Russian counterpart to Washington for another summit this fall, possibly at the White House, aides said Thursday, so there's yet another reason the nature of their relationship will continue to be a big story. And through congressional hearings, government ... 
    WASHINGTON - America, get ready for more news about Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin - and not just because the two of them are planning a second meeting. 
  • Germany zings Facebook's Zuckerberg over Holocaust comments

    Germany zings Facebook's Zuckerberg over Holocaust comments

    Thursday, July 19 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-07-19 23:39:06 GMT
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Capitol Hill on April 11, 2018.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Capitol Hill on April 11, 2018.
    By Special to USA Today, Deutsche Welle BERLIN - Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has criticized Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for saying that while he finds Holocaust deniers abhorrent, they should still be allowed to post their beliefs on Facebook. Maas said in a tweet that "Nobody should defend anyone who denies the Holocaust. On the contrary, worldwide, everything must be done to protect Jewish life." In Berlin, the Justice Ministry also chimed in and said that Zuckerber... 
    BERLIN - Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has criticized Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for saying that while he finds Holocaust deniers abhorrent, they should still be allowed to post their beliefs on Facebook. 
  • XXXTentacion slaying: 4 men indicted on first-degree murder charges

    XXXTentacion slaying: 4 men indicted on first-degree murder charges

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:59:11 GMT
    By USA TODAY FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida grand jury has indicted four men on first-degree murder and armed robbery charges in the shooting death of emerging rap star XXXTentacion. Two are already in custody; the other two are being sought. The Broward County panel formally charged Dedrick Williams, 22; Michael Boatwright, 22; Trayvon Newsome, 20; and Robert Allen, 22, on Wednesday, court records showed. According to a warrant filed in Boatwright's case, the car driven by ... 
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida grand jury has indicted four men on first-degree murder and armed robbery charges in the shooting death of emerging rap star XXXTentacion. Two are already in custody; the other two are being sought. 
  • Trump says he's 'not thrilled' with Federal Reserve raising interest rates

    Trump says he's 'not thrilled' with Federal Reserve raising interest rates

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:39:10 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 3:33 PM2018-07-19 19:33:00 GMT
    By Gregory Korte, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says he's not happy with rising interest rates, suggesting that they're strengthening the dollar and hurting his efforts to reduce trade deficits. "I'm not thrilled because we go up and every time you go up, they want to raise rates again," he said. "I'm not happy about it." Trump's comments in a CNBC interview broadcast Thursday break a longstanding taboo of presidents criticizing monetary policy, which is set indepen... 
    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says he's not happy with rising interest rates, suggesting that they're strengthening the dollar and hurting his efforts to reduce trade deficits.  
  • Airman who inspired 'Good Morning, Vietnam' film has died

    Airman who inspired 'Good Morning, Vietnam' film has died

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:39:10 GMT
    By BEN FINLEY , Associated Press Adrian Cronauer, the man whose military radio antics inspired a character played by Robin Williams in the film "Good Morning, Vietnam," has died. He was 79. Mary Muse, the wife of his stepson Michael Muse, said Thursday that Cronauer died Wednesday from an age-related illness. He had lived in Troutville, Virginia, and died at a local nursing home, she said. During his service as a U.S. Air Force sergeant in Vietnam in 1965 and 1966, Cronauer opened h... 
    Adrian Cronauer, the man whose military radio antics inspired a character played by Robin Williams in the film "Good Morning, Vietnam," has died. He was 79. 
  • Trump criticizes Fed, breaking 25-year precedent and jeopardizing economy, expert warns

    Trump criticizes Fed, breaking 25-year precedent and jeopardizing economy, expert warns

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:39:07 GMT
    By Paul Davidson, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. By breaking with a 25-year tradition and criticizing Federal Reserve officials for raising interest rates, President Donald Trump has put Fed policymakers in a no-win position that could jeopardize the economic expansion, at least one Fed scholar says. Other economists are downplaying Trump's remarks, noting that Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is unlikely to be influenced by them and the central bank is an independent agency that has ... 
    By breaking with a 25-year tradition and criticizing Federal Reserve officials for raising interest rates, President Donald Trump has put Fed policymakers in a no-win position that could jeopardize the economic expansion, at least one Fed scholar says. 
  • Who is Maria Butina? Accused Russian spy allegedly offered sex for power

    Who is Maria Butina? Accused Russian spy allegedly offered sex for power

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:59 AM EDT2018-07-19 13:59:03 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 3:04 PM2018-07-19 19:04:00 GMT
    By Ashley May, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Russian national Maria Butina, sometimes spelled Mariia, is accused of working as a spy, infiltrating American political organizations including the National Rifle Association. On Wednesday, a federal magistrate ordered Butina, 29, be held without bond pending trial, where she will face two felony charges. The American University graduate was known for her love of gun rights and support of President Donald Trump. Here's what else... 
    Russian national Maria Butina, sometimes spelled Mariia, is accused of working as a spy by infiltrating American political organizations, including the National Rifle Association.  
  • Boeing, Airbus jet sales soar as Farnborough Airshow winds down

    Boeing, Airbus jet sales soar as Farnborough Airshow winds down

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:39:07 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 2:51 PM2018-07-19 18:51:00 GMT
    By Associated Press LONDON (AP) - Airbus and Boeing say demand for aircraft surged at the Farnborough International Airshow amid increased passenger and cargo traffic. The world's biggest commercial aircraft makers reported firm orders and commitments for future purchases worth tens of billions of dollars as the show's commercial side ended Thursday. U.S.-based Boeing announced a total of 673 orders and commitments for planes, compared with 571 at last year's Paris Air Show, which a... 
    LONDON (AP) - Airbus and Boeing say demand for aircraft surged at the Farnborough International Airshow amid increased passenger and cargo traffic. 
  • U.S. companies put aside Trump trade angst to work with White House on job training

    U.S. companies put aside Trump trade angst to work with White House on job training

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:59 PM EDT2018-07-19 17:59:10 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 2:47 PM2018-07-19 18:47:00 GMT
    By John Fritze, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. WASHINGTON - Some of the nation's best-known businesses will take part in a White House event Thursday despite a deep rift with President Donald Trump over his trade policies and lingering fear about his Twitter fingers. FexEx, General Motors, Walmart and nearly two dozen other companies and trade groups will commit to creating apprenticeships as part of a White House push to address what some call a "crisis' in readying workers for... 
    WASHINGTON - Some of the nation's best-known businesses took part in a White House event Thursday on workforce training despite a deep rift with President Donald Trump over his trade policies and lingering fear about his Twitter fingers. 
  • White House says President Trump disagrees with Putin's request to interrogate Americans

    In reversal, White House says Trump "disagrees" with Putin's request to grill Americans

    Thursday, July 19 2018 2:59 PM EDT2018-07-19 18:59:09 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 2:07 PM2018-07-19 18:07:00 GMT
    By Deirdre Shesgreen and Caroline Simon, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - In an about-face, the White House said Thursday President Trump "disagrees" with Russian President Vladimir Putin's request to grill American citizens in exchange for helping American investigators probe Russian interference in the 2016 election. "It is a proposal that was made in sincerity by President Putin, but President Trump disagrees with it," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement Thursday. On... 
    WASHINGTON - The White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump disagrees with Russian President Vladimir Putin's request to interrogate American citizens in exchange for helping American investigators look into Russian interference in the 2016 election. 
  • Immigration nonprofit rejects Salesforce money as tech faces ethics backlash over borders

    Immigration nonprofit rejects Salesforce money as tech faces ethics backlash over borders

    Thursday, July 19 2018 12:19 PM EDT2018-07-19 16:19:20 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 2:00 PM2018-07-19 18:00:00 GMT
    By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY SAN FRANCISCO - A Texas nonprofit that helps immigrants has rejected a $250,000 donation from Salesforce, saying it won't be part of what it calls an attempt by the company to buy its way out of an ethical quandary over its contracts with Customs and Border Protection. The decision is part of the unprecedented backlash tech companies are facing - particularly from their own employees - over work with government agencies that these employees say violate e... 
    SAN FRANCISCO - A Texas nonprofit that helps immigrants has rejected a $250,000 donation from Salesforce, saying it won't be part of what it calls an attempt by the company to buy its way out of an ethical quandary over its contracts with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. 
  • Watch live: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's remarks at the Aspen Security Forum

    Watch live: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's remarks at the Aspen Security Forum

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:19 PM EDT2018-07-19 17:19:03 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 1:57 PM2018-07-19 17:57:00 GMT
    By USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will deliver remarks Thursday at the Aspen Security Forum, an annual meeting of national security officials and experts hosted by the Aspen Institute. Rosenstein is scheduled to speak at 4:30 p.m. ET. Rosenstein has been the key official at the Department of Justice after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from investigations into 2016 election meddling by Russia and possible coordination with t... 
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will deliver remarks Thursday at the Aspen Security Forum, an annual meeting of national security officials and experts hosted by the Aspen Institute. Rosenstein is scheduled to speak at 6:30 p.m. ET. 
  • White House abruptly withdraws controversial judicial nominee minutes before Senate vote

    White House abruptly withdraws controversial judicial nominee minutes before Senate vote

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:19:15 GMT
    By Deirdre Shesgreen and Eliza Collins and Nicole Gaudiano, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - The White House abruptly moved Thursday to withdraw a controversial judicial nominee, just minutes before the Senate was poised to vote on the candidate's bid for a seat on the federal bench. The nominee - Oregon prosecutor Ryan W. Bounds - had come under scrutiny for inflammatory writings he penned in college. Critics said Bounds used racially offensive language and was dismissive of sexual assault in... 
    WASHINGTON - The White House abruptly moved Thursday to withdraw a controversial judicial nominee, just minutes before the Senate was poised to vote on the candidate's bid for a seat on the federal bench. 
  • What we know about Paul Erickson, the South Dakota man tied to alleged Russian agent Maria Butina

    What we know about Paul Erickson, the South Dakota man tied to alleged Russian agent Maria Butina

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:19:12 GMT
    By Dana Ferguson and Jonathan Ellis, Sioux Falls Argus LeaderClick here to watch video. The South Dakota man who helped shepherd an alleged Russian operative to National Rifle Association and conservative political group meetings had a front-row seat to history and a less than stellar reputation in South Dakota politics. Once a political provocateur, Paul Erickson virtually disappeared from the state's political scene in recent years despite having residences in both Sioux Falls and ... 
    The South Dakota man who helped shepherd an alleged Russian operative to National Rifle Association and conservative political group meetings had a front-row seat to history and a less than stellar reputation in South Dakota politics. 
  • Russian President Putin: Former KGB with economics degree

    Russian President Putin: Former KGB with economics degree

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:19:10 GMT
    By Oren Dorell, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Vladimir Putin, Russia's longest serving leader since Josef Stalin, is a former KGB spy who earned a Ph.D. in economics and has a judo blackbelt. His tough-guy image is well known because he invited government photographers to tag along as he rode on horseback while shirtless, treated a tranquilized tiger and a polar bear, and flew in an ultralight with migratory birds. But here a few things you might not know about the Russian lead... 
    Vladimir Putin, Russia's longest serving leader since Josef Stalin, is a former KGB spy who earned a Ph.D. in economics and has a judo blackbelt. 
  • Here's your guide to GRU and other Russian agencies that spy on America

    Here's your guide to GRU and other Russian agencies that spy on America

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:19:07 GMT
    By Erin Kelly, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - The indictments of 12 Russian agents accused off hacking into Democratic computers put a spotlight on the GRU, the Russian military intelligence agency. Here's a guide to deciphering GRU and the alphabet-soup of other major Russian spy and defense agencies: GRU In English, the name of this agency is the Main Intelligence Directorate. It is Russia's largest military intelligence agency and is tasked with spying on other nations on behalf of the go... 
    WASHINGTON - The indictments of 12 Russian agents accused off hacking into Democratic computers put a spotlight on the GRU, the Russian military intelligence agency. 
  • Trump's interpreter: Should she be compelled to tell what she heard during private meeting with Putin?

    Trump's interpreter: Should she be compelled to tell what she heard during private meeting with Putin?

    Thursday, July 19 2018 4:39 PM EDT2018-07-19 20:39:08 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 1:44 PM2018-07-19 17:44:00 GMT
    By Michael Collins, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. WASHINGTON - U.S. lawmakers eager to learn what went on in the private meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are demanding answers from the only other American in the room: Trump's interpreter. But forcing an interpreter to publicly disclose the details of a confidential conversation between world leaders would be unprecedented and perilous, experts say. "It has never happened in American h... 
    WASHINGTON - U.S. lawmakers eager to learn what went on in the private meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are demanding answers from the only other American in the room: Trump's interpreter. 
  • Ketchup doesn't have to be in the fridge—sorry J.Lo

    Ketchup doesn't have to be in the fridge—sorry J.Lo

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:09 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:09:03 GMT
    By Elana Lyn Gross, Reviewed.comClick here to watch video. It's high time we solve one of the greatest debate of our time: Should ketchup go in the fridge or the pantry? It’s a question that has kept burger-, french fry-, and even egg-lovers up in arms—and this week, Jennifer Lopez weighed in. In an interview with Tinder, J.Lo swiped left on someone with a bio that said, “If you store ketchup in the refrigerator, it's not going to work out." Yep, it seems like Jenny from the Block ke... 
    It's high time we solve one of the greatest debate of our time: Should ketchup go in the fridge or the pantry? It’s a question that has kept burger-, french fry-, and even egg-lovers up in arms—and this week, Jennifer Lopez weighed in. 
  • Exclusive: McConnell-linked groups, flush with cash, plan $16 million advertising blitz in August

    Exclusive: McConnell-linked groups, flush with cash, plan $16 million advertising blitz in August

    Thursday, July 19 2018 2:59 PM EDT2018-07-19 18:59:13 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 1:37 PM2018-07-19 17:37:00 GMT
    By Fredreka Schouten, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - Political groups aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell started July with nearly $44 million in available cash and will unleash a major advertising onslaught next month, according to figures figured provided first to USA TODAY. One Nation, the best-financed group in the McConnell orbit, plans to spend $16 million in August in five Senate contests crucial to Republicans. The biggest buy: $4.6 million in Nevada, where the GOP i... 
    WASHINGTON - Political groups aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell started July with nearly $44 million in available cash and will unleash a major advertising onslaught next month, according to figures figured provided first to USA TODAY. 
  • Sports movies every parent should show their athlete daughters

    Sports movies every parent should show their athlete daughters

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-07-19 15:39:22 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 1:34 PM2018-07-19 17:34:00 GMT
    By Suzanne Lambert, USA TODAY For a long time it seemed as if the only time you saw women in sports movies, if at all, was as long-suffering wives or girlfriends. And although most sports movies still seem to focus on the male perspective, female athletes have more options to see themselves reflected on the screen than ever. So if you have a young woman in the house who lives for the gym, court, ocean, rink or field, grab some Red Vines and pull up a couch. These movies are for her... 
    For a long time it seemed as if the only time you saw women in sports movies, if at all, was as long-suffering wives or girlfriends. 
  • Salvage of century-old Russian warship could unearth billions of dollars in gold

    Salvage of century-old Russian warship could unearth billions of dollars in gold

    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:39 AM EDT2018-07-19 14:39:06 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 1:33 PM2018-07-19 17:33:00 GMT
    By John Bacon, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. A South Korean exploration startup says it has a Russian armored cruiser ship that sank more than a century ago and rumored to have a fortune in gold encased in its hull. The Shinil Group said it found the 6,200-ton Dmitrii Donskoi on July 14 deep in waters off South Korea's eastern Ulleung Island, further confirming the ship's identity in dives the next day. The ship was sunk in 1905 at the Battle of Tsushima during the Russo-Japane... 
    A South Korean exploration startup says it has a Russian armored cruiser ship that sank more than a century ago and rumored to have a fortune in gold encased in its hull. 
  • Trump asks aide to invite Putin to Washington

    Trump asks aide to invite Putin to Washington

    Thursday, July 19 2018 4:49 PM EDT2018-07-19 20:49:02 GMT
    By Associated PressClick here to watch video. President Donald Trump has asked national security adviser John Bolton to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington in the fall. That's the latest update Thursday from White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders following Trump's meeting with Putin earlier this week in Finland. Sanders says "those discussions are already underway" for a fall meeting between the two presidents. It presumably would take place at the Whi... 
    President Donald Trump has asked national security adviser John Bolton to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington in the fall. 
  • Putin warns of 'forces' in the USA trying to undermine successful talks with Trump

    Putin warns of 'forces' in the US trying to undermine successful talks with Trump

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:39 AM EDT2018-07-19 13:39:11 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 1:21 PM2018-07-19 17:21:00 GMT
    By Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his first public comments since the Helsinki summit, echoed President Donald Trump's view that the talks were successful, but warned of "forces" in the U.S. that are trying to undermine the results. The Russian leader said U.S.-Russian relations are "in some ways worse than during the Cold War,' but that the meeting of the two leaders Monday allowed them to start on "the path to positive change.' "It's naive to think t... 
    Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his first public comments since the Helsinki summit, echoed President Donald Trump's view that the talks were successful, but he warned of "forces" in the USA that are trying to undermine the results. 
  • Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh votes one way but sees both sides

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh votes one way but sees both sides

    Thursday, July 19 2018 7:39 AM EDT2018-07-19 11:39:04 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 1:09 PM2018-07-19 17:09:00 GMT
    By Richard Wolf, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sought to strike down the District of Columbia's gun registration requirement and ban on semi-automatic rifles in 2011. But he said, "I greatly respect the motivation" behind the laws. The following year, he opposed a ruling that allowed the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gases, though he acknowledged that "EPA issued these regulations to help address global warming, a policy issue o... 
    WASHINGTON - Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sought to strike down the District of Columbia's gun registration requirement and ban on semi-automatic rifles in 2011. But he said, "I greatly respect the motivation" behind the laws. 
  • Israeli parliament passes contentious Jewish nation bill

    Israeli parliament passes contentious Jewish nation bill

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:59 AM EDT2018-07-19 10:59:06 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 1:06 PM2018-07-19 17:06:00 GMT
    By Associated Press JERUSALEM - Israel's parliament approved a controversial piece of legislation on Thursday that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people but which critics warn sidelines minorities. The government says the bill, passed in the early morning hours, will merely enshrine into law Israel's existing character. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called its passage a "historic moment in the history of Zionism and the history of the state of Israel.' "Is... 
    JERUSALEM - Israel's parliament approved a controversial piece of legislation on Thursday that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people but which critics warn sidelines minorities. 
  • President Trump continues to blame media for avalanche of criticism over his Vladimir Putin summit

    Trump blames media for avalanche of criticism over his Vladimir Putin summit

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:39 AM EDT2018-07-19 13:39:04 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 12:59 PM2018-07-19 16:59:00 GMT
    By David Jackson, USA TODAY WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump pursued a blame-the-media strategy Thursday as he faced a bipartisan backlash over his handling of the summit in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin. "The Fake News Media wants so badly to see a major confrontation with Russia, even a confrontation that could lead to war," Trump tweeted. "They are pushing so recklessly hard and hate the fact that I'll probably have a good relationship with Putin. We are doing ... 
    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump continued Thursday to pursue a blame-the-media strategy as he faced a bipartisan backlash over his handling of the summit in Helsinki with Vladimir Putin - and said he would hold another meeting with the Russian leader.  
  • TSA testing 3D screening of carry-on bags with American at JFK this month

    TSA testing 3D screening of carry-on bags with American at JFK this month

    Thursday, July 19 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-07-19 16:59:15 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 12:57 PM2018-07-19 16:57:00 GMT
    By Bart Jansen, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. The Transportation Security Administration announced Thursday that it will soon begin testing a 3D scanner for carry-on bags with American Airlines at New York's JFK airport. TSA has been testing "computed tomography" (CT) machines at airports in Phoenix Terminal 4 and Boston Terminal E since June 2017. The test at JFK is expected to begin in late July. TSA has already used the technology on checked luggage for years, but the machi... 
    The Transportation Security Administration announced Thursday that it will soon begin testing a 3D scanner for carry-on bags with American Airlines at New York's JFK airport. 
  • Dozens of fake charities scammed donations for veterans then pocketed the cash: FTC

    Charity call to 'Help the Vets' was a scam, and so were many others, says FTC

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:19 AM EDT2018-07-19 15:19:14 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 12:54 PM2018-07-19 16:54:00 GMT
    By Mike Snider, USA TODAY Americans get a patriotic feeling when they donate to charities that help military veterans and current service members -- a sentiment that dozens of charities across the U.S. have exploited to scam millions of dollars in donations undelivered to those in need, according to a government watchdog agency. A major offender, officials say, was Help the Vets, which had a nationwide operation, soliciting donations for its funding of veterans' medical care, includi... 
    Americans get a patriotic feeling when they donate to charities that help military veterans and current service members - a sentiment dozens of charities across the U.S. have exploited to scam millions of dollars in donations, a government watchdog agency says. 
  • Officials: No major public health threat from steam blast in NYC

    High-pressure steam leak in Manhattan; no injuries reported

    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:49 AM EDT2018-07-19 14:49:07 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 1:02 PM2018-07-19 17:02:00 GMT
    By KAREN MATTHEWS , Associated PressClick here to watch video. A steam pipe exploded beneath Fifth Avenue in Manhattan early Thursday, hurling chunks of asphalt, sending a geyser of billowing white steam stories into the air and forcing pedestrians to take cover. No injuries were reported, but Con Ed, which owns the subterranean pipe, warned people who may have gotten material on them to bag their clothes and shower immediately as a precaution against possible asbestos. Buildings al... 
    An aging steam pipe containing cancer-causing asbestos exploded beneath Fifth Avenue in Manhattan early Thursday, spewing a geyser of white vapor 10 stories high and forcing an evacuation of 49 buildings, but city officials said there was no major public health threat. 
  • Trump: US needs 'people with training' for jobs

    Trump: US needs 'people with training' for jobs

    Thursday, July 19 2018 4:09 PM EDT2018-07-19 20:09:03 GMT
    By Associated PressClick here to watch video. President Donald Trump says nearly two dozen companies and trade organizations are signing his pledge to provide job training and apprenticeship programs as a way to boost the U.S. economy. Trump said Thursday at an event at the White House that the pledge will help train about 3.8 million students and workers for new jobs and rewarding careers. Some of the companies signing the pledge include IBM, Lockheed Martin and FedEx. The presiden... 
    President Donald Trump says nearly two dozen companies and trade organizations are signing his pledge to provide job training and apprenticeship programs as a way to boost the U.S. economy. 
  • Smartphone makers won't give up on foldable screens. Do we really want them?

    Smartphone makers won't give up on foldable screens. Do we really want them?

    Thursday, July 19 2018 7:19 AM EDT2018-07-19 11:19:09 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 12:35 PM2018-07-19 16:35:00 GMT
    By Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY Samsung and other smartphone makers seem determined to progress with "foldable" screens, a long-discussed feature that could herald the next wave of phone innovation -- or another costly mistake. The pursuit dates at least as far back as 2011, when Samsung revealed an early prototype of its flexible display technology. That Samsung has been working on a flexible phone ever since is by no means a state secret, though the South Korea-based mobile company's ... 
    Samsung and other smartphone makers seem determined to progress with "foldable" screens, a long-discussed feature that could herald the next wave of phone innovation - or another costly mistake. 
  • Eerie Trump-Putin mashup portrait featured as Time magazine's cover photo

    Eerie Trump-Putin mashup portrait featured as Time magazine's cover photo

    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:59 AM EDT2018-07-19 14:59:05 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 12:31 PM2018-07-19 16:31:00 GMT
    By Ashley May, USA TODAY A photo illustration blending portraits of President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin is Time magazine's latest provocative cover image. The mashup for the July issue appears like a Snapchat face swap: Retaining the leaders' light-colored eyes, Trump's signature blonde hair and eyebrows, and Putin's nose. It's a striking cover that comments on the controversy around Trump and Putin's recent summit in Helsinki, Finland. "A year and a half int... 
    A photo illustration blending portraits of President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin is Time magazine's latest cover image. 
  • Toddler saved dad during a stroke by FaceTiming mom, who's a nurse

    Toddler saved dad during a stroke by FaceTiming mom, who's a nurse

    Thursday, July 19 2018 3:39 PM EDT2018-07-19 19:39:15 GMT
    By Sonja Haller, USA TODAY So many studies warn about the dangers of electronics and young children. In this case, an iPhone and a tech-savvy toddler saved a man's life. Molly McCabe, 3, was home with her father and 1-year-old sister during the July 4th holiday when she saw her father start convulsing on the floor of the family's home in Virginia. Molly grabbed her father's iPhone and FaceTimed her mother, a nurse at the nearby hospital's neurointensive care unit. When her mother ... 
    So many studies warn about the dangers of electronics and young children. 
  • Iconic 'Brady Bunch' house for sale for nearly $1.9M

    Iconic 'Brady Bunch' house for sale for nearly $1.9M

    Thursday, July 19 2018 3:39 PM EDT2018-07-19 19:39:12 GMT

    The home featured in the opening and closing scenes of "The Brady Bunch" is for sale for $1.885 million.

     

    The home featured in the opening and closing scenes of "The Brady Bunch" is for sale for $1.885 million.

     
  • Fact check: Putin's comments after Helsinki summit

    Fact check: Putin's comments after Helsinki summit

    Thursday, July 19 2018 3:39 PM EDT2018-07-19 19:39:09 GMT
    By Lori Robertson, Eugene Kiely and Robert Farley, FactCheckClick here to watch video. Russian President Vladimir Putin made several false and misleading claims during his press conference in Helsinki with President Donald Trump and in an interview with Fox News. • Putin falsely claimed that business associates of William Browder, who had lobbied for a 2012 U.S. law sanctioning Russians, had given $400 million to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Those affiliated with the... 
    Russian President Vladimir Putin made several false and misleading claims during his press conference in Helsinki with President Donald Trump and in an interview with Fox News. 
  • Comcast drops out of bidding war for Fox, paving way for Disney deal

    Disney wins bidding war for Fox assets, as Comcast to focus on Sky

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:19 AM EDT2018-07-19 13:19:03 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 12:00 PM2018-07-19 16:00:00 GMT
    21st Century Fox logo outside its New York office. Comcast says it’s dropping out of the bidding war for Twenty-First Century Fox’s entertainment business instead focusing on its bid for Sky.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)21st Century Fox logo outside its New York office. Comcast says it’s dropping out of the bidding war for Twenty-First Century Fox’s entertainment business instead focusing on its bid for Sky.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Comcast is abandoning its contest with the Walt Disney Co. to acquire a collection of 21st Century Fox assets including the Fox movie and TV studios and stake in streaming service Hulu.

     
    Comcast is abandoning its contest with the Walt Disney Co. to acquire a collection of 21st Century Fox assets including the Fox movie and TV studios and stake in streaming service Hulu. 
  • Arizona police say they can't ticket legislators for speeding

    Arizona police say they can't ticket legislators for speeding

    Thursday, July 19 2018 3:19 PM EDT2018-07-19 19:19:08 GMT
    By Rachel Leingang, Arizona RepublicClick here to watch video. Arizona law-enforcement agencies say they don't give lawmakers speeding tickets during the legislative session, despite contradicting opinions from legislative and outside attorneys over whether speeding is considered part of legislative immunity. Republican Rep. Paul Mosley of Lake Havasu City has been warned several times by the Arizona Department of Public Safety about speeding, though not ticketed, since he took offic... 
    Arizona law-enforcement agencies say they don't give lawmakers speeding tickets during the legislative session, despite contradicting opinions from legislative and outside attorneys over whether speeding is considered part of legislative immunity. 
  • GoFundMe pulls down campaign for New Jersey woman to pop 'Trump Baby' balloon

    GoFundMe pulls down campaign for New Jersey woman to pop 'Trump Baby' balloon

    Thursday, July 19 2018 3:19 PM EDT2018-07-19 19:19:05 GMT
    By Courtney Marabella and Mike Davis, Asbury Park PressClick here to watch video. MANCHESTER, New Jersey - Thousands have been raised to bring the viral sensation President Donald Trump baby balloon to New Jersey, but one Ocean County woman launched her own short-lived campaign to take it down - literally. Kathie Kitt Conklin started a GoFundMe page Thursday that stated her intention to pop the Trump baby balloon, and asked for donations towards her bail should she be arrested in the... 
    MANCHESTER, New Jersey - Thousands have been raised to bring the viral sensation President Donald Trump baby balloon to New Jersey, but one Ocean County woman launched her own short-lived campaign to take it down - literally. 
  • Death by drinking: Alcohol fuels surge of cirrhosis deaths among young adults, study finds

    Death by drinking: Alcohol fuels surge of cirrhosis deaths among young adults, study finds

    Thursday, July 19 2018 2:59 PM EDT2018-07-19 18:59:18 GMT
    By Brett Molina, USA TODAY Young adults suffered the greatest increase in deaths over recent years due to cirrhosis, according to a new study that blames alcohol consumption for the surge in fatalities. Researchers at the University of Michigan found that people ages 25 to 34 experienced a more than 10 percent spike in deaths due to cirrhosis, an irreversible scarring of the liver, between 2009 and 2016 - the highest of any age group in the study. The cases were "driven entirely" by ... 
    Young adults suffered the greatest increase in deaths over recent years due to cirrhosis, according to a new study that blames alcohol consumption for the surge in fatalities. 
  • Starbucks' 'Signing Store' will let deaf customers order using sign language

    Starbucks' 'Signing Store' will let deaf customers order using sign language

    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:39 AM EDT2018-07-19 14:39:02 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 11:38 AM2018-07-19 15:38:00 GMT
    By Zlati Meyer, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Starbucks is opening its first U.S. cafe staffed by employees who are partially or fully deaf and capable of communicating in American Sign Language in early October. The company announced Thursday that it's converting an existing Starbucks location in Washington, D.C., near Gallaudet University into what it calls a Signing Store. The chain will hire 20 to 25 people from across the country who know ASL "The store will create a dist... 
    Now ordering a cup of Starbucks coffee could become a lot easier for the hearing impaired - at least in Washington, D.C. 
  • Why is Trump open to letting Russia interrogate Americans, including former U.S. ambassador McFaul?

    Why is Trump open to letting Russia interrogate Americans, including former U.S. ambassador McFaul?

    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:19 AM EDT2018-07-19 12:19:04 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 11:34 AM2018-07-19 15:34:00 GMT
    By Christal Hayes, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. WASHINGTON - The firestorm over President Donald Trump's summit with Vladimir Putin has broadened to include the revelation that Trump is open to allowing Russian investigators to grill American citizens, including former U.S. ambassador Michael McFaul. The White House confirmed Wednesday that Trump was considering a proposal from the Russian president to allow Kremlin officials to question McFaul and other individuals in exchang... 
    WASHINGTON - The firestorm over President Donald Trump's summit with Vladimir Putin has broadened to include the revelation that Trump is open to allowing Russian investigators to grill American citizens, including former U.S. ambassador Michael McFaul. 
  • Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly touts praise from President Trump in new campaign ad

    Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly touts praise from President Trump in new campaign ad

    Thursday, July 19 2018 2:39 PM EDT2018-07-19 18:39:11 GMT
    By Maureen Groppe, Indianapolis Star WASHINGTON - Sen. Joe Donnelly touts praise from President Donald Trump in a new ad that his campaign says is the first from a Democrat this cycle to showcase approval from the president. "Sen. Donnelly, thank you very much,' Trump says in the ad the Indiana Democrat's campaign began airing Thursday. The video clip is from May, when Trump signed into law legislation to allow people with life-threatening illnesses to bypass the Food and Drug Admin... 
    WASHINGTON - Sen. Joe Donnelly touts praise from President Donald Trump in a new ad that his campaign says is the first from a Democrat this cycle to showcase approval from the president. 
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, rebuked for comments on Holocaust deniers, tries to explain

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg clarifies comments on Holocaust deniers

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:39 AM EDT2018-07-19 13:39:14 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 10:57 AM2018-07-19 14:57:00 GMT
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Capitol Hill on April 11, 2018.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Capitol Hill on April 11, 2018.

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to walk back remarks he made on a podcast saying some people who deny the Holocaust aren't doing it intentionally.

     
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to walk back remarks he made on a podcast saying some people who deny the Holocaust aren't doing it intentionally. 
  • Israeli farmers scorched by latest attacks, coping with ecological disaster

    Israeli farmers scorched by latest attacks, coping with ecological disaster

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:39 AM EDT2018-07-19 15:39:10 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 10:51 AM2018-07-19 14:51:00 GMT
    By Yardena Schwartz, USA TODAY KIBBUTZ NAHAL OZ, SOUTHERN ISRAEL - Living in this desert farming community half a mile from Gaza for more than 40 years, Dani Rahamim has seen his fair share of dry seasons and the long-running conflict's impact on daily life. Still, nothing could prepare him for this summer, in which he's lost 320 acres of wheat to fires sparked by flaming kites and balloons launched into Israel from Gaza. Standing in his blackened field, sprinkled with ashen eucalypt... 
    KIBBUTZ NAHAL OZ, SOUTHERN ISRAEL - Living in this desert farming community half a mile from Gaza for more than 40 years, Dani Rahamim has seen his fair share of dry seasons and the long-running conflict's impact on daily life. Still, nothing could prepare him for this summer, in which he's lost... 
  • Starbucks to open its first 'Signing Store' in the US here in DC

    Starbucks to open its first 'Signing Store' in the US

    Thursday, July 19 2018 12:19 PM EDT2018-07-19 16:19:22 GMT
    Jul 19, 2018 10:51 AM2018-07-19 14:51:00 GMT
    By Zlati Meyer, USA TODAYClick here to watch video. Starbucks is opening its first U.S. cafe staffed by employees who are partially or fully deaf and capable of communicating in American Sign Language in early October. The company announced Thursday that it's converting an existing Starbucks location in Washington, D.C., near Gallaudet University into what it calls a Signing Store. The chain will hire 20 to 25 people from across the country who know ASL "The store will create a dist... 
    Starbucks is opening its first U.S. cafe staffed by employees who are partially or fully deaf and capable of communicating in American Sign Language in early October. 
  • Here's every new food for the 2018 Iowa State Fair

    Here's every new food for the 2018 Iowa State Fair

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:59 PM EDT2018-07-19 17:59:08 GMT
    By Brian Taylor Carlson, Des Moines RegisterClick here to watch video. Get ready to loosen your belts and chow down, Iowa. The new foods at the Iowa State Fair have been released, and we can start counting down the days. The doors will open at the fair on Aug. 9 for 11 straight days of fun - rides, games, concerts and contests. And, of course, you can enjoy all kinds of State Fair delicacies, many of them served on a stick for easy mobility. More: Fried-pickle potato chips? We taste... 
    Get ready to loosen your belts and chow down, Iowa. The new foods at the Iowa State Fair have been released, and we can start counting down the days. 
  • Trump Foundation investigated over possible N.Y. state tax law violations

    Trump Foundation investigated over possible N.Y. state tax law violations

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:59 PM EDT2018-07-19 17:59:06 GMT
    By Joseph Spector, Albany BureauClick here to watch video. ALBANY, N.Y. - The Cuomo administration has opened an investigation into whether the Trump Foundation may have violated state tax laws amid ongoing questions over the foundation's activities. The probe comes amid political pressure from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Democratic foes to more aggressively consider criminal action against the Trump Foundation after state Attorney General Barbara Underwood last month filed a civil suit agai... 
    ALBANY, N.Y. - The Cuomo administration has opened an investigation into whether the Trump Foundation may have violated state tax laws amid ongoing questions over the foundation's activities. 
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