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How common is sexual misconduct in Hollywood?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:28:02 -0500

A USA TODAY survey of 843 women in the entertainment industry found 94% say they've experienced harassment or assault.


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Trump takes executive action to ban bump stocks that turn rifles into automatic weapons

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:11:39 -0500

President Trump has signed an order to the attorney general to regulate the use of bump stocks, effectively banning the devices that can allow rifles to mimic fully automatic weapons.


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Attorney pleads guilty to lying in Russia special counsel probe

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:21:41 -0500

A Dutch attorney pleads guilty to lying in the special counsel's investigation of Russia, becoming the fourth person to plead guilty in the case.


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Louisville forced to vacate 2013 men's basketball title after NCAA denies appeal

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:02:15 -0500

The NCAA denied Louisville's appeal of its vacated 2013 men's basketball title, ending the case involving rules violations related to an escort scandal.


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Alleged $150K payoff to Trump accuser, ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal: Was it illegal?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:30:13 -0500

A watchdog group wants the Justice Department and federal regulators to examine a $150,000 tabloid payment to former Playboy model Karen McDougal.


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Bullying scandal hits South Korean women's speed skating team

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:37:14 -0500

A bullying scandal has hit the Winter Olympics and rocked the South Korean team, with reports of two female speed skaters picking on a teammate.


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Domestic violence 'code of silence' contributes to prevalence across races, classes

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:03:11 -0500

Children exposed to domestic violence are more likely to suffer from problems including anxiety, depression, physical aggression and sleep issues.


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Fox News to launch Fox Nation streaming service later this year

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:24:14 -0500

Fox News is getting into the streaming business, with a planned Fox Nation subscription service due to launch in the fourth quarter of 2018.


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Seventh-grader shoots self at Ohio middle school; no one else hurt

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:43:09 -0500

No other students were injured in the shooting that occurred in the bathroom of Jackson Memorial Middle School.


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Sea levels could rise 3 feet worldwide by 2300 — and it's likely to get worse

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:34:59 -0500

The 3-foot rise is "baked in" to the Earth's climate, researchers say, even if the Paris climate agreement targets are fully met.


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China furious after man steals thumb from terra-cotta army statue

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:08:45 -0500

The statue dates back to 209 B.C. and is worth $4.5 million. It is one of 10 terracotta warriors on loan to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.


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Queen Elizabeth makes London Fashion Week debut, joins Anna Wintour in the front row

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:09:30 -0500

At 91, Queen Elizabeth sat front row at the Richard Quinn fashion show Tuesday alongside the 'Vogue' editor-in-chief.


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Qatar Airways takes delivery of Airbus' biggest A350 yet

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:19:48 -0500

The "-1000" variant of the A350 is now the largest twin-engine jet Airbus has ever produced.


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These are the safest countries for a baby to be born

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:22:21 -0500

Babies born in countries with poverty, conflict or weak institutions are dying needlessly because of a lack of basic care, a report found.


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George and Amal Clooney will march with Parkland students, donate $500,000

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:43:30 -0500

The Hollywood power couple announced Tuesday that they will be marching in support of student survivors of the Parkland, Fla. shooting rampage.


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Lindsey Vonn skis in the downhill, women's figure skating and 3 other things to watch on Day 12 at the Olympics

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:38:48 -0500

The Olympics hit another gear on Day 12 with Lindsey Vonn in the downhill, USA men's hockey in the quarterfinals and women's figure skating starting.


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Showdown looms when Florida survivors lobby lawmakers

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:14:42 -0500

Busloads of students from Stoneman Douglas High School were headed for Tallahassee to make their pitch for tougher gun laws.


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Trump lashes out at accusers, denying alleged Trump Tower sexual harassment incident

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:09:16 -0500

Accuser Rachel Crooks came forward in 2016, after Trump boasted of sexually assaulting women in a leaked Access Hollywood interview from 2005.


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Florida shooting rampage renews focus on gun laws that allow courts to remove firearms from the mentally ill

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:15:40 -0500

The extreme risk protection orders allow courts to remove firearms from a threatening person if a police officer or relative makes the request.


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Dallas official to NRA: Take your convention elsewhere

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:08:11 -0500

Dallas council member says the May 2018 NRA convention is not appropriate in light of Florida school shooting and other gun-related events in the city.


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Poll: Most Americans say Congress, Trump not doing enough to stop mass shootings

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:01:05 -0500

The poll found 77% of Americans do not think Congress is doing enough to stop mass shootings, while 62% don't believe Trump himself is doing enough.


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Florida school massacre won't change our gun laws, but bridging our divides might work

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:06:52 -0500

Americans see guns either as a safety threat or a form of self-protection. We should focus stiffer laws on the fraction of guns in the first category.


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History experts in New York Times op-ed: Trump worst president ever, Obama in top 10

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:31:46 -0500

Trump is America's worst president, says an opinion piece that's based on a survey of the American Political Science Association’s Presidents and Executive Politics section.


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Why smart sci-fi struggles to find its audience in a 'Star Wars' world

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:01:09 -0500

After disappointing returns for 'Blade Runner 2049' and 'Alien: Covenant,' 'Annihilation' and 'Mute' set out in search of fans.


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Widely anticipated 'Black Panther' movie

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:13:05 -0500

Widely anticipated 'Black Panther' movie



States where Americans pay the least (and most) in taxes

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:00:01 -0500

No state tax code is identical and, largely as a result, what the average American pays annually in taxes varies from state to state.


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This was the best attempt at watching 'Black Panther'

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:33:24 -0500

Black Panther is the hot movie ticket right now, and two kids took a clever step to get a peek inside the fictional land of Wakanda.


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Costume designers feel a bit exposed after Olympic figure-skating wardrobe malfunctions

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:47:40 -0500

“The first thing that everybody says is, ‘Crap, I’m glad that’s my not my dress,’ ” said Pat Pearsall, who designs and makes dresses for Mirai Nagasu.


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DirecTV raises prices on NFL Sunday Ticket package for 2018 season

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:34:22 -0500

After a year in which some asked for refunds on DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket amidst the anthem protests, the company is raising the price for 2018.


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There may be hope for kids with peanut allergies

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:20:25 -0500

Doctors have been testing daily doses of peanut flour as a way to prevent life-threatening allergic reactions.


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Muhammad Ali lost everything in opposing the Vietnam War. But in 1968, he triumphed

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:23:06 -0500

Muhammad Ali's refusal to be drafted during the Vietnam War made 1968, his first full year of exile from boxing, both humbling and empowering.


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Sanders: Russian meddling 'didn't impact' election

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:45:31 -0500

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday President Donald Trump has repeatedly acknowledged that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, but she insisted that meddling "didn't have an impact." (Feb. 20)


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Move to right field suits Tigers, Castellanos

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:41:39 -0500

Nicholas Castellanos went into his fifth major league season as an established third baseman



Jail guard expresses gratitude to inmates who saved his life

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:40:49 -0500

When Gary Grimm had a massive heart attack, the inmates he was guarding broke out of their holding cell to help him. His eyes still well up each time he thinks about it.


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