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Pakistan confronts its Me Too movement — and backlash
May 20, 2018
A handful of Pakistani women went public to accuse famous actor and musician Ali Zafar of sexually harassing and abusing them. Their announcement grabbed headlines, prompted outrage and sparked the Me Too movement in conservative Pakistan. The statements are a sea change in this nation.
     
 
 
Maduro declared winner in disputed Venezuela election
May 21, 2018
Venezuelan officials declared socialist leader Nicolas Maduro the easy winner of Sunday’s presidential election, while his leading challenger questioned the legitimacy of the vote.
     
 
 
Former president George H.W. Bush returns to family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine
May 20, 2018
Jeb Bush, former Florida governor and a 2016 presidential candidate, tweeted, "My beloved dad is in Maine," along with a photo showing the former president with his arm out the window.
     
 
 
Charles Barkley pokes the bear with question about 'annoying' Draymond Green
May 20, 2018
Just weeks after the Charles Barkley-Draymond Green saga during which Barkley said he wanted to punch Green in the face, Barkley poked the bear.
     
 
 
Texas school shooting, Trump calls for FBI investigation: 5 things you need to know Monday
May 21, 2018
A moment of silence for Santa Fe High School shooting victims, Trump's call for an investigation and more of the biggest news to start your Monday.
     
 
 
Janet Jackson becomes first black woman to receive the Billboard Icon Award
May 21, 2018
Jackson used her speech to pay tribute to powerful women.
     
 
 
James Harden agrees with coach Mike D'Antoni's assessment: Rockets 'played soft' in Game 3
May 20, 2018
Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni didn't mince words after his team got blown out of Game 3 by the Golden State Warriors.
     
 
 
Cardinals reliever Jordan Hicks throws MLB's fastest pitch at 105 mph
May 20, 2018
Jordan Hicks ties Aroldis Chapman as the only pitchers to hit 105 mph. Hicks also ended the on-base streak for the Phillies' Odubel Herrera at 45.
     
 
 
After Texas school shooting, how can we inoculate ourselves against the next one?
May 21, 2018
To fight the deadly ideas that lead to school shootings, we need to have moral codes that turn kids away from murder.
     
 
 
'Westworld' recap: A trip to Shogun World makes Episode 5 the best this season
May 20, 2018
An adventure in Shogun World is just what 'Westworld' needs to liven it up as it reaches the middle of its second season.
     
 
 
French filmmaker Luc Besson accused of rape in Paris
May 20, 2018
French officials told the Associated Press that a 27-year-old woman filed a rape complaint against "The Fifth Element" director Luc Besson in Paris last week.
     
 
 
Texas school shooting: Gunman targeted my daughter because she rejected him, grieving mom says
May 20, 2018
The family of one of the victim's in the Texas high school shooting says they believe their daughter was targeted because she repeatedly rejected the gunman's advances. Shana Fisher was one of the 10 killed in Friday's attack at Santa Fe High School.
     
 
 
Trump claims Democrats 'obstruct' his nominees, but it's much more nuanced than that
May 20, 2018
A review by USA TODAY of Trump's most-delayed appointments finds there's more at play than 'Democratic obstruction.'
     
 
 
Voices: The royal wedding is just what Brexit Britain needed. Thank Queen Elizabeth.
May 21, 2018
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s sun-filled, pageantry-laden wedding that blended British traditions with the bride’s African-American heritage went off without a hitch. The happy couple looked stylish and relaxed. Thank Queen Elizabeth II for letting it all happen.
     
 
 
Patricia Morison, the original 'Kiss Me, Kate' star, dies at 103
May 20, 2018
Patricia Morison, who starred on Broadway in 'Kiss Me Kate' and opposite Yul Brynner in "The King and I,' and appeared in films alongside Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, has died. She was 103.
     
 
 
Steph Curry emphatically, profanely reasserts himself in Warriors' Game 3 rout of Rockets
May 21, 2018
With a third-quarter flourish and a profane celebration caught on camera, Steph Curry silenced any questions about his health or playoff poise.
     
 
 
Chrissy Teigen, John Legend share name and cute first photo of their baby boy
May 20, 2018
"We are drowning in his little peeps and nuzzles," Chrissy Teigen wrote Sunday on Twitter, sharing a first photo (and the name!) of her newborn son with John Legend. Big sister Luna is 2.
     
 
 
In first service since Santa Fe High School shooting, pastor offers words of comfort, hope
May 20, 2018
Arcadia First Baptist Church Interim Pastor Jerl Watkins offered Santa Fe words of hope in his sermon at the first service since the school shooting.
     
 
 
Would the Founders want our kids to die in school shootings like Santa Fe? I doubt it.
May 21, 2018
Many Founders endured their children dying and all were change-makers unbound by the past. Let's be like them. Let's stop letting guns kill our kids.
     
 
 
President Trump says he will demand Justice Department probe into FBI's use of informant
May 20, 2018
The president’s tweet was a reference to media reports that a secret FBI source met with Trump campaign officials several times during the 2016 campaign as part of investigation into Russian interference.
     
 
 
Intelligence Committee Democrats: Trump Jr.'s reported meeting with Arab representative could be crime
May 20, 2018
Two top Democrats said Trump campaign officials may have committed a crime if it's true that Donald Trump Jr. met with Arab and Israeli officials before the 2016 election.
     
 
 
Robert Mueller's investigation is so serious, let's hope he finishes soon
May 20, 2018
Donald Trump should agree to an interview with the special counsel if he wants the obstruction probe to end quickly: Our view
     
 
 
End Robert Mueller's investigation: Michael Mukasey
May 20, 2018
Michael Cohen and Stormy Daniels have nothing to do with Russian influence: Opposing view
     
 
 
Why Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is still necessary
May 20, 2018
Asian Pacific Americans are the fastest growing major racial group, yet we’re still starved for representation.
     
 
 
Washington's swamp gets swampier with new farm bill: Where does food stamp money go?
May 20, 2018
The government isn't letting the public know where food stamp payments go. We ought to, since we're paying for it.
     
 
 
Dear Texas school shooting survivors: A Parkland teen's advice to Santa Fe students
May 20, 2018
Everyone says 'I can’t imagine' a school shooting. But this time, I can. Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Santa Fe will stand together forever.
     
 
 
Parkland survivor David Hogg: Wear #OrangeCaps at graduation for gun control
May 19, 2018
David Hogg, a Parkland survivor, urged students to paint their graduation caps orange ​​​​​​​— the color of the March for Our Lives movement.
     
 
 
Donald Glover: Style Diary
May 20, 2018
     
 
 
Most underrated travel spots in every state
May 17, 2018
     
 
 
Long before 'Little Women,' Louisa May Alcott had a painful #MeToo moment
May 20, 2018
A male employer exploited Louisa May Alcott when she was 18 and poor. Long after 'Little Women' and success, she recalled the episode with tears.
     
 
 
'Saturday Night Live' imagines Bishop Michael Curry's response to the royal wedding
May 20, 2018
During the 'Weekend Update' segment of 'Saturday Night Live,' Kenan Thompson was interviewed as Bishop Michael Curry, who gave a passionate, American-style sermon during Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's royal wedding earlier in the day.
     
 
 
'Grey's Anatomy' star Jesse Williams has message for Silicon Valley: Stop excluding black people
May 19, 2018
Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams is using his star power to open doors for people of color in tech. His message: Stop excluding black people.
     
 
 
'She has all of us': Santa Fe community holds funeral for Pakistani student with no family in U.S.
May 20, 2018
Unlike the others who were gunned down at a Texas high school, Pakistani exchange student Sabika Sheikh didn't have family in the U.S. to plan her funeral. But that didn't stop her adopted community. The 17-year-old had been attending classes at Santa Fe High School since last August.
     
 
 
Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas is at least the 20th of 2018
May 19, 2018
Santa Fe was at least the 20th incident of 2018 in which someone was injured with a firearm on the campus of an American school.
     
 
 
Meghan Markle wears Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy wedding dress, see the sketches
May 20, 2018
Bride Meghan Markle stepped out of her car in a gorgeous Givenchy gown for her wedding to Prince Harry in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. And now there are sketches detailing her look.
     
 
 
Texas shooting suspect won’t face death penalty, could be paroled
May 19, 2018
Dimitrios Pagourtzis of Santa Fe, Texas, is 17 years old, he will be subject to a 2005 Supreme Court ruling banning the execution of juveniles -- even though he will be treated as an adult in Texas state courts.
     
 
 
Two Santa Fe shooting victims back in dugout for baseball team's playoff game
May 20, 2018
Two players injured in Texas school shooting were in uniform for Saturday's season finale as community begins healing process.
     
 
 
Mother of Texas school shooting survivor says gunman killed students as they hid in closet
May 19, 2018
The mother of a student who survived the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas says her daughter saw two of her classmates killed and one wounded as the gunman fired several rounds into a supply closet where they were hiding.
     
 
 
Kwon cut from World Cup squad in setback for South Korea
May 21, 2018
Midfielder Kwon Chang-hoon has been cut from South Korea's World Cup squad after picking up an injury playing for his French club on the weekend
     
 
 
Fired coach Halilhodzic suing Japanese football association
May 21, 2018
Fired coach Vahid Halilhodzic is suing the Japanese football association and its president Kozo Tashima for his dismissal last month
     
 
 
Flares, riots force early end to season finale in Poland
May 21, 2018
Fans of a Polish soccer team that was losing in the last game of the season threw flares onto the pitch and ultimately forced officials to call it off early
     
 
 
WNBA's opening weekend highlighted by finals rematch
May 21, 2018
The WNBA had a strong opening weekend, headlined by a finals rematch between Los Angeles and Minnesota
     
 
 
 
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