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President Donald Trump calls Cindy McCain with 'best wishes' for Sen. John McCain's health

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:45:25 -0500

No other details about the call were disclosed, but White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders tweeted she was praying for McCain and his family.


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Maame Biney is first black woman to make Olympic speedskating team

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:42:33 -0500

Maame Biney became the first black woman to qualify for a U.S. Olympic speedskating team.


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Alyssa Milano, Minnie Driver shut down Matt Damon's sexual harassment comments

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:11:56 -0500

The actress took to Twitter on Saturday to call the actor out for his controversial statements made about the sex scandals wracking Hollywood.


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Canadian billionaire, wife found dead in their Toronto home

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:59:14 -0500

Police have not yet released any details of the circumstances surrounding the deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman, whose bodies were discovered Friday.


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2 arrested after Ohio mom of 9 dies from an overdose

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:15:58 -0500

The overdose death of a mother of nine in Ohio spurred police to appeal to the community for donations of coats and toys for the family.


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'Transgender,' 'fetus,' 'science-based' reportedly on CDC list of banned words

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:32:05 -0500

The Trump administration is reportedly banning the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from using terms like "diversity" in some official documents.


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Horse-buggy rules would drive Amish out of Wisconsin community, expert says

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:07:53 -0500

A proposed ordinance in Wood County, Wis., would require several safety measures added to animal-drawn vehicles, plus insurance.


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Chevrolet unveils 2019 Silverado pickup -- and it's all about steel

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:00:07 -0500

General Motors puts the emphasis on steel in the new truck, the nation's second biggest-selling vehicle


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9 fantastic deals you can get on Amazon right now

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:46:17 -0500

Finish your Christmas shopping wihtout getting off your couch or going over your budget with great deals on gift baskets, cookware, tech gadgets, and more.


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Ben Carson: We know how to end homelessness and housing shortages

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:00:06 -0500

Let us not look away from a problem that knows no season. If we're going to solve homelessness, we need everybody's attention, every day of the year.


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These are the 5 worst cities for black Americans

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:06:25 -0500

Despite the achievements of the Civil Rights Movement more than five decades ago, there exist substantial inequalities along racial lines in America.


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Kevin Hart confesses to cheating on his pregnant wife

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:27:23 -0500

"That's Kevin Hart in his dumbest moment. That's not the finest hour of my life," the actor/comedian told 'The Breakfast Club.'


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Deadly boozing: Walking you through getting wasted

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 13:49:18 -0500

Drinking massive amounts of alcohol can cause a person to slide into a deadly state where the brain no longer can protect its body.


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The hunt for a future killer

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:58:19 -0500

In places like rural Uganda, where the line between humans and animals is diminishing, scientists search for new diseases.


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'Star Wars' newbie Kelly Marie Tran makes history as 'Last Jedi' mechanic Rose Tico

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 09:00:01 -0500

As a lowly mechanic, the Asian-American actress rises from the ranks of the Resistance to become the galaxy's newest heroine.


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Marshall holds off Colorado State to run bowl record to 11-2

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:20:54 -0500

Marshall staved off Colorado State's comeback bid to win the New Mexico Bowl 31-28, improving to 11-2 in bowls since jump to FBS in 1997.


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Take it from voters, Democrats don't want a Bernie Sanders or a blue Donald Trump

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:13:28 -0500

Recent elections in Alabama, Virginia and many other places suggest mild mannered moderates are the party's best bet for 2018.


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We're reversing opioid overdoses, but we'd rather help people change

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:10:45 -0500

We need more money for treatment, not less. But cuts are likely in the wake of the tax plan on track to pass this week.


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It's still too easy to push blacks, minorities off of juries

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:08:09 -0500

Connecticut case shows how 'race-neutral' eliminations in jury selection can usher in discrimination. Rules must be changed to close loophole.


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Do Hollywood's sexual predators deserve the artistic death penalty?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 03:15:06 -0500

Women are finally getting justice, but that doesn't mean we must erase all art created by flawed people. We can separate the art from the artist.


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2017's onslaught of disasters stretched FEMA to its limits

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 06:00:01 -0500

FEMA recruited workers from other federal agencies and the states to cover the disasters this year. Long-term recovery will be the next challenge.


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Matt Lauer scandal: Lawyer for accuser blasts NBC, ex-intern describes predatory affair

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:45:10 -0500

She was 24, he was in his 40s and newly married. She describes their brief consensual affair at the 'Today' show as predatory.


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Federal agent alleges U.S. misconduct, cover-up in Bundy Ranch trial

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:02:30 -0500

A lawyer for Cliven Bundy now wants charges dismissed after a federal investigator accused U.S. agents of recklessness in a memo.


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Why did USA TODAY's editorial board declare President Trump is 'not fit for office'?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:36:45 -0500

Editorial writer Saundra Torry explains on USATODAY's Cup of Politics podcast why the newspaper's editorial board wrote a scathing condemnation of President Trump.


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The funniest wildlife photos of 2017 are just as wild and hilarious as you'd expect

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:58:47 -0500

The competition features images that are "light-hearted, upbeat, possibly unpretentious and mainly about wildlife doing funny things."


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USA TODAY Sports' Week 15 NFL picks

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:11:09 -0500

Home-field advantage in the AFC is at stake Sunday.



MLB winter meetings rumor roundup: Can Red Sox nab both Eric Hosmer, J.D. Martinez?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:39:50 -0500

As Major League Baseball's winter meetings wind down, USA TODAY Sports breaks down the latest rumblings as the market heats up.


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Seven things not to do at hotel checkout

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:55:51 -0500

Checking out of a hotel seems like a simple enough process, but it can sometimes trip up even experienced travelers.


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