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They fought at D-Day, now they're fighting rust: Veterans struggle to save World War II ships
June 06, 2019
The Navy allowed groups around the country to take World War II ships, but scant attention was given to the multimillion-dollar maintenance costs.
Juneteenth House hearing on slavery reparations
June 19, 2019
A House subcommittee will discuss legislation to create a commission to study the history of slavery and its lasting effects on African Americans.
Cracker Barrel turns away Grayson Fritts, detective who called for LGBTQ executions in Tennessee
June 19, 2019
The Cracker Barrel restaurant chain says it has a zero-tolerance policy for "discriminatory treatment or harassment of any sort."
Pennsylvania woman bitten by venomous copperhead snake while doing laundry
June 19, 2019
A Pennsylvania woman was taken to the hospital after she was bitten by a venomous copperhead snake when she went to her basement to do laundry.
We found 85,000 cops who’ve been investigated for misconduct. Now you can read their records.
May 23, 2019
USA TODAY is leading a national effort to obtain and publish disciplinary and misconduct records for thousands of police officers.
'It's so sick!' Urn with man's cremains stolen, loved ones plead for its return
June 19, 2019
Samuel Abreght's loved ones took to Facebook, pleading for the thief to return the urn, but to no avail.
'True heroism': Meet the man who dove into a river to rescue a motorist
June 19, 2019
Andrew Lunn dove into the Wicomico River and pulled the motorist out through the car window Tuesday afternoon.
Florida city pays hackers $600,000 in ransom to save computer records
June 19, 2019
The hackers apparently got into the city’s system when an employee clicked on an email link that allowed them to upload malware.
A teacher opens his home to students with deported parents. The tweet went viral.
June 19, 2019
It reads like a feel-good story, but James Tilton – a freshman English teacher at Eastside High School in Lancaster, California – says it isn't.
NXIVM leader Keith Raniere guilty of all counts in sex cult case
June 19, 2019
Keith Raniere was accused of methodically manipulating his many followers to further his sexual exploits.
A woman had a stroke next to one of Wisconsin's best hospitals. But her ambulance was turned away - and she died
January 31, 2019
Tiffany Tate collapsed next to a hospital closed to ambulances. This little-known "ambulance diversion" policy has been shown to endanger patients.
Sully sounds off on what Boeing 737 Max needs to get back in the air
June 19, 2019
Before the Boeing 737 Max flies again after 2 fatal crashes, the "Miracle on the Hudson" pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger says pilots need training.
Glaciers, goodbye? Himalayan ice melt has doubled in recent years, old spy images confirm
June 19, 2019
Picture 3 million swimming pools full of water. That's how much ice melts from glaciers in the Himalayas each year, and climate change is the primary cause.
Free tampons for students: Boston latest to tackle 'period poverty' with $100K program
June 19, 2019
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh wants to improve menstrual equity for girls in low-income households, many of whom struggle to pay for tampons and pads.
New York allowed driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. Is New Jersey next?
June 19, 2019
After New York became the 13th state to offer driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants, advocates are pushing for New Jersey to be next.
Former Harvard dean, removed after defending Weinstein, speaks out for first time since ouster, condemns school
June 19, 2019
Former Harvard deans Ronald Sullivan and wife Stephanie Robinson say Harvard has betrayed its academic traditions.
'It was the yellow beak that gave it away': Pennsylvania woman finds dead bird in canned spinach
June 19, 2019
A Pennsylvania woman said she discovered a surprise at the bottom of her canned spinach. Del Monte says it's investigating.
Hero pilot: Crashes 'should never have happened'
June 19, 2019
Former airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who safely landed a crippled jetliner on the Hudson River ten years ago, told a House aviation panel that the two recent air disasters of the Boeing 737 Max "should never have happened." (June 19)
Top trade official will meet Chinese counterpart
June 19, 2019
The top U.S. trade negotiator says he will meet with his Chinese counterpart to discuss a trade dispute between the world's two biggest economies before a summit next week in Japan between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping of China. (June 19)
'Terrorist sympathizer' left a teddy bear pipe bomb in the middle of a road, FBI says
June 19, 2019
The convicted bomber is described by the FBI as a "terrorist sympathizer" who was radicalized by reading propaganda from Osama bin Laden and others.
Dogs evolved to have eyebrow muscles— to more effectively pull on our heartstrings
June 19, 2019
This explains everything.
The rise of Rick Singer: How the mastermind of college admissions scandal built an empire on lies, exploited a broken system
June 19, 2019
By the time Rick Singer began bribing college coaches and test proctors, he had been lying about his own resume and business dealings for years.
A rip current at the beach can be deadly, but experts say you can escape by doing this
June 19, 2019
At least 100 people are killed by rip currents every year. Here's what you need to know about how to spot them and what to do if you're caught.
EPA replaces Obama rule on coal-fired power plants
June 19, 2019
EPA replaces Obama rule on coal-fired power plants
Cory Booker speaks at panel on reparations for slavery
June 19, 2019
Lawmakers on Wednesday held the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on reparations, spotlighting the debate over whether the United States should consider compensation for the descendants of slaves in the United States. (June 19)
18,000 pieces of balloon waste found in Great Lakes: 'When you let go of a balloon, you're littering'
June 19, 2019
"The bottom line is, when you let go of a balloon, you're littering," one volunteer said. Now five states have limits or bans on balloon releases.
14 more rejected students sue universities, mastermind of admissions scheme
June 19, 2019
Fourteen more students whose applications were rejected by schools tied to the college admissions scandal have filed a class-action lawsuit.
Hope Hicks arrives to talk to House lawmakers
June 19, 2019
The former communications director for President Donald Trump has arrived to talk to House lawmakers,/
2019 political cartoons from the USA TODAY Network
March 27, 2019
Gannett's cartoonists from across the country draw their takes on news and politics.
Dead whales are washing up on the West coast in record numbers
May 16, 2019
Necropsies on dead whales found showed that several died from malnutrition and from ship strikes.
The day in pictures
June 19, 2019
A look at the day's best photographs from around the world.
Many teachers need a side hustle to cover living expenses
June 04, 2019
Stacie Baur teaches English to kids in China by teleconference for several hours each morning from her home to afford rent prior to her daily teaching job in Clairton, Penn.
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