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How this small Houston community survived Hurricane Harvey when other parts didn’t

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:01:19 -0500

A project in the Clear Lake neighborhood is being heralded as a solution to heavy deluges such as those from the hurricane.


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It may soon cost you to drive around Manhattan

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:56:27 -0500

"Congestion Pricing" may soon affect drivers in certain parts of New York City.Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing the measure to ease traffic congestion and raise funds for mass transit.


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U.S. drops charges against 129 inauguration day protesters

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:18:55 -0500

The government said it will move forward with the remaining 59, which, it said, engaged in the destruction of downtown D.C.


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These 6 women went to the Women's March. Here's what happened after they went home.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:58:48 -0500

After the historic Women's March on Washington, women who hit the streets returned to their lives. Here's what they say happened next.


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Is the Women's March more inclusive this year?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:54:20 -0500

As the 2018 Women's March and sister marches converge on Saturday and Sunday has anything changed for marginalized women?


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Congestion pricing: Drivers could face $11.52 toll to enter Manhattan

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:56:55 -0500

The plan would make New York the first city in the nation to have a congestion-pricing plan as a way to raise revenue to pay for its transit system and encourage less driving.


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Democrats Plead for Bipartisan Budget

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:23:30 -0500

Democratic senators gathered on Capitol Hill to express frustration with the budget negotiations. They say that there is bipartisan legislation that the republicans are thwarting. (Jan. 19)


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Disgraced ex-doctor sobs at sentencing hearing

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:35:18 -0500

Disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar broke down Friday as one of his victims spoke during the fourth day of his sentencing for sexually assaulting young gymnasts, and others, under the guise of medical treatment. (Jan. 19)



After 4 deaths on tracks, Brightline vows to ramp up safety efforts in South Florida

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:14:12 -0500

Additional signs, safety "ambassadors" and even drones might be used to teach the public the dangers of trying to beat trains across the tracks.


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Hundreds of journals found in home with 13 captive children

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:37:17 -0500

One expert thinks that these diaries-turned-evidence could have been what kept the siblings sane.


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New chief in Baltimore vows to cut violent crime

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:12:29 -0500

Following a record year in per-capita homicides, Baltimore's mayor on Friday fired the city's police commissioner, and appointed a new one, saying a change in leadership is needed to reduce violent crime more quickly. (Jan 19.)


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Thousands march on Washington against abortion

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:04:39 -0500

Anti-abortion activists and protesters carried posters and shouted slogans in support for the unborn on Friday, when they descended on the nation's capital from various parts of the country for the annual March for Life rally. (Jan. 19)



Neighbor charged with felony assault against Rand Paul

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:03:21 -0500

Court documents claim Paul was mowing his yard on Nov. 3 and wearing headphones when Rene Boucher, his neighbor, attacked him.


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Seven days of heroin: Elliana's story

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:58:40 -0500

When we met Stephanie Gaffney, she was recovering well from addiction. Then she overdosed. What happened to her? What would happen to her daughter?


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AP Top Stories January 19 P

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:53:30 -0500

Here's the latest for Friday January 19th: President Donald Trump and Senate Dem Leader Chuck Schumer met to avert shutdown; Trump spoke to anti-abortion activists; Las Vegas gunman searched online for SWAT tactics; Penguins visit Antarctic researchers. (Jan.19)


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Family photoshoot goes viral after terrible Photoshop retouching

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:46:32 -0500

Pam and Dave Zaring shared a hilariously botched series of photos that were supposed to be their professional family photos. Posting the images to Facebook, she wrote, "Ok. This is NOT a joke."


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Mulvaney: 'Good chance' of a solution by Monday

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:35:03 -0500

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney wasn't optimistic Friday evening about the chances of Democrats and Republicans reaching a deal on a spending bill before midnight. Still, he said there's a "good chance" they find a solution by Monday. (Jan. 19)


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Senate remains divided as gov't shutdown looms

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:18:32 -0500

Republican and Democratic Senators are blaming each side for the impending government shutdown.


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Immigrant's jailhouse wedding gets OK from sheriff

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:11:53 -0500

ancarlos Mendez's deportation case is now being heard by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. He wants to marry the mother of a paraplegic boy.


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The worst abuses a California couple are accused of committing on their own children

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:14:44 -0500

David and Louis Turpin of Perris, Calif., pleaded not guilty Thursday in their first court appearance.


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30 children now dead from flu, CDC says

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:32:12 -0500

Last week, the CDC said this "very active" flu season was likely peaking.


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1968: The year that transformed a nation on edge

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:58:35 -0500

It was a year of conflict and unease, yet, 1968 was also a year of hope. Join the USA Today Network as we explore the most impactful turning point moments of 1968.


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Vegas Police: Paddock Researched His Attack

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:58:27 -0500

Investigators have still not discovered what motivated Stephen Paddock to embark on the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, but determined that he researched SWAT tactics ahead of the massacre and investigated other possible targets. (Jan. 19)


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Schumer: Progress, no deal after Trump meeting

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:10:13 -0500

Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer said he and President Donald Trump "made some progress" during their White House meeting Friday afternoon, but added, "a good number of disagreements" remain and discussions on a spending bill will continue. (Jan. 19)


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12 tons of mullet killed in one canal in Southern cold snap

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:33:17 -0500

The shallow body of water froze, depriving the fish of the oxygen they needed to survive.


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Mattis: Shutdown would harm military operations

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:08:26 -0500

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned Friday that a government shutdown would negatively impact the operations of the US military. Still, he said he's 'optimistic' Congress will reach a deal by the midnight deadline. (Jan. 19)


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