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Mueller probe: Senate rejects expedited vote on bill to protect special counsel

Sen. Jeff Flake asked Wednesday for an expedited vote on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from firing, but the effort failed

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 4:44 pm


Ted Olson led Republicans to victory in Bush v. Gore, now he's helping CNN go after Trump

In March, Olson, 77, turned down an offer to join President Donald Trump's legal team to help defend the president against Mueller's investigation.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 4:42 pm


The best Amazon Black Friday deals of 2018: Echoes, TCL TVs, and more

Get great deals on TVs, kitchen products, and more at Amazon.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 4:41 pm


NY man revealed as $343M Powerball jackpot winner

Robert Bailey was introduced Wednesday by New York lottery officials as the winner of last months record-breaking Powerball jackpot. Bailey shares his winnings of nearly $700 million, with a woman in Iowa who also picked the winning combo. (Nov. 14)

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 4:38 pm


Kevin McCarthy selected to lead House GOP

Republican Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus. His top priority will be to protect President Donald Trump's agenda and try to build the party back to retake the majority. (Nov. 14)

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 4:37 pm


Georgia Senator Nikema Williams decries her arrest

Georgian state senator Nikema Williams, an Atlanta Democrat, decries her arrest during a protest with her constituents as they demanded all votes be counted. She was one of 15 people arrested in the rotunda of the statehouse. (Nov. 14)

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 4:37 pm


Winter storm to roar from Deep South to New England; 80 million brace for snow, ice, sleet

A winter storm will bring a messy mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to portions of the central and eastern U.S. over the next two days.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 4:29 pm


Feds find 'blatant disregard' for veteran safety at VA nursing home among the nation's worst

Federal investigators found nurses asleep on the job at a VA nursing home. The VA releases updated ratings for its nursing homes nationwide.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 4:15 pm


Brexit: British Prime Minister Theresa May secures support for messy EU divorce

British Prime Minister Theresa May won the support of her divided Cabinet for a deal to leave the EU after months of stalled talks.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 4:15 pm


The best Black Friday deals you can get right now

You don't have to wait for Black Friday to find awesome deals for the holidays.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 4:11 pm


Fox News, Tucker Carlson need to take accountability for their words, too: Today's talker

Fox News hasn't tweeted in a week. If only the cable news network would hold its poster child Tucker Carlson to the same standards as it does Twitter.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 4:08 pm


Kevin McCarthy elected minority leader for next Congress

House Republicans, who will be the minority party starting in January, held a closed-door vote for their party’s leadership.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 4:03 pm


Judge rips lawyer for 'El Chapo' as trial enters second day in New York

A judge rejected a prosecution request to throw out the entire opening statement presented by a lawyer for alleged Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 3:42 pm


'Super Earth' discovered in orbit around a nearby star

A 'Super Earth' – a planet much bigger and colder than our world – has been discovered in orbit around a nearby star, scientists announced Wednesday.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 3:37 pm


DOJ: Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker 'unquestionably' authorized to lead department

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is "unquestionably" authorized to head the Justice Department despite the lack of Senate confirmation, the department said

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 3:18 pm


This 19-year-old just won election to his school board in Louisiana

He also runs his own nonprofit –​​​​​​​ all while balancing online college classes.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 3:10 pm


California fire evacuees could find bodies in charred homes; names of 100 missing released

The death toll from the deadliest wildfire in California history has reached 48 and continues to rise, and more bodies could be found.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 1:53 pm


USA TODAY Network to file brief backing CNN lawsuit against White House over Acosta credentials

"Our news organizations support the fundamental constitutional right to question this President, or any President," media outlets declared.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 1:52 pm


Here's how Prince Charles is celebrating his 70th birthday from pictures to parties

The British royal turns 70 Wednesday, and the festivities have already begun with new family photos. He also has a party planned at Buckingham Palace.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 1:49 pm


California man pleads guilty after 'swatting' call led to Kansas man's death

A Los Angeles man accused of making a hoax call to police, ending with officers fatally shooting a man in Kansas, has pled guilty.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 1:40 pm


Pilots says Boeing didn't disclose new control feature on 737 Max

Pilots say they were not trained in new features of an anti-stall system on the 737 Max that differs from previous models of the popular jet.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 1:36 pm


I got a dog and unexpectedly became a better parent to my three daughters

My three daughters ask if I love the dog more than them. I don't. But loving Chloe showed me how to be a better mom to my girls. Here's how.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 1:26 pm


American woman on South Pacific cruise dies after fall from boat platform

An American woman aboard a Holland America ship sailing in the South Pacific last week died in a fall from a tender platform.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 1:03 pm


Trump tried to broker House leadership deal, promote loyalist Jim Jordan, report says

An ideological firebrand, Rep. Jim Jordan has vigorously defended Trump from his current positions on the House Judiciary and Oversight committees.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 12:42 pm


Michigan bans former gymnastics assistant coach after sex with student-athlete

Michigan bans former assistant gymnastics coach Scott Vetere from ever working with the school after he was caught having sex with a student-athlete.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 12:36 pm


Tough talk, tough women: New House members come together to form 'The Badasses'

Veteran and service candidates across the U.S. formed friendships during the 2018 election and are now excited to work together in D.C.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 12:14 pm


Health care is now a major liability for Republicans. Will they dig the hole deeper?

Republicans can work with Democrats on health care or keep attacking the ACA. What they decide will affect real people and the 2020 presidential race.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 11:55 am


'Blue wave' very real in California: Democrat Katie Porter takes late lead over incumbent

At least four incumbent Republican House members were swept away in California and two more are still at risk as votes continue to be counted.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 11:51 am


The 25 best gifts for travelers of 2018

Wanderlust's got nothing on these gifts

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 11:47 am


Who is Mira Ricardel? First Lady Melania Trump wants the national security official fired

Melania Trump's unexpected feud with national security adviser Mira Ricardel exploded Tuesday when the first lady publicly called for the official's firing.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 11:14 am


A handgun for Christmas: Wisconsin company decides to buy firearms for every employee this holiday season

BenShot, which produces novelty glassware embedded with a bullet, decided its annual holiday gift would help promote personal safety and team building

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 9:32 am


Keurig launches Drinkworks Home Bar, a pod-based cocktail delivery machine

Keurig and Anheuser-Busch team up to offer the Drinkworks Home Bar, which uses pods to make cocktails, beer and mixers.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 9:32 am


Animals affected by California wildfires

Animals affected by California wildfires

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 8:32 am


November political cartoons from the USA TODAY Network

Gannett's cartoonists from across the country draw their takes on news and politics.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 8:29 am


Photos: Prince Charles through the years

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 8:13 am


Tony Stewart’s deadly collision still has Kevin Ward Jr.'s family off track

Kevin Ward Sr. and Pamela Ward still struggle to accept death of son Kevin Ward Jr. four years after he was struck and killed by Tony Stewart.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 8:00 am


2018 CMA Awards: Who will win (and who should) on country music's biggest night

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will co-host the 52nd annual CMA Awards, which will air live at 7 p.m. Wednesday on ABC.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 7:27 am


Can you be a former Catholic? With new betrayal on child sex abuse, I'm about to find out

Catholic to her church: After a lifetime of stubborn adherence on my part and criminal behavior on yours, you have finally managed to drive me away.

     
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 4:00 am


Amazon's HQ2 could have massively negative impact in Virginia

Amazon, a trillion-dollar company, does not need taxpayers to foot the bill for its expansion: Opposing view

     
 
 

Posted on 13 November 2018 | 10:01 pm


Amazon chases skilled work forces, not low taxes and light regulations

Access to tech talent trumps low taxes and light regulations for Amazon in search for HQ2: Our view

     
 
 

Posted on 13 November 2018 | 10:00 pm


'The Voice' Season 15: Who's left

'The Voice' is down to six competitors on each judge's team. Here are the competitors for Season 15.

     
 
 

Posted on 13 November 2018 | 9:27 pm


This is what a $135 million Palm Beach house looks like

     
 
 

Posted on 13 November 2018 | 9:38 am