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Analysis: Friends or foes? Trump's embrace of Putin prompts backlash

A trip that was designed to display President Trump as the bold leader on the world stage instead fueled questions about his judgment and shook the global alliances forged by the United States and its allies since World War II.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 6:30 pm


Astros are baseball's most dominant force — and they're having more fun than you

The defending World Series champions continue to have fun while boasting talent to remain a powerhouse for years to come.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 6:29 pm


Hindu ritual hopes to bring rain to the region

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 6:29 pm


Power-hitting Jesus Aguilar following Big Papi's career arc

David Ortiz sees quite a few parallels between his trajectory and the journey taken by Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 6:29 pm


Jets waive former second-round wide receiver Devin Smith

Devin Smith suffered two major knee injuries and had just 10 catches in his career.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 6:28 pm


Dems: Trump's Comments at Summit 'Bewildering'

Reaction to President Donald Trump's news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to pour in with Senate Democrats calling Trump's performance "bewildering." (July 16)

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 6:23 pm


On Amazon Prime Day, site and app crash; shoppers left in lurch instead see photos of dogs

Amazon launched its fourth annual Prime Day sale at noon west coast time on Monday. The site instantly crashed.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 6:22 pm


Trump accepts Putin's denials of election meddling, prompting outrage from Congress

President Donald Trump accepted Russian President Vladimir Putin's denial of interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, prompting searing criticism from lawmakers.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 6:17 pm


Feds: Russian operative tried to infiltrate National Rifle Association, other groups

Federal authorities unsealed charges against a 29-year-old Russian national who is accused of seeking to infiltrate American political organizations, including the National Rifle Association, on behalf of the Kremlin.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:56 pm


European lawmakers: 'We're not on our own,' despite Trump's siding with Putin

European lawmakers on Monday blasted President Donald Trump for failing to publicly condemn Russian President Vladimir Putin for meddling in democratic elections.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:49 pm


At least 23 injured as 'lava bomb' hits tour boat near Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

At least 23 people were injured after a "lava bomb" hit a tour boat near the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. The bomb (or bombs) were unleashed during an explosion, which sent rocks and debris flying into the air, at least one of which landed on the boat.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:27 pm


Johnny Depp settles $25M suit against his business managers, avoiding potentially embarrassing trial

The actor settled his $25M suit against his ex-biz managers, thus avoiding a trial that could have produced more embarrassing details of his spending.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:16 pm


Beach chair found tangled around neck of world's most endangered sea turtle in Alabama

A University of Alabama beach chair was reportedly found tangled around the neck of an endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:11 pm


How rich is 'Papa John' Schnatter? You'll be amazed

With $531 million in the pizza company's stock, Schnatter not only owns a massive mansion, but a fast private jet and has helicopter service

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:08 pm


Republicans blast Trump meeting with Putin as 'shameful' and 'sign of weakness'

A number of Republicans on Capitol Hill are offering a sharply critical response to Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:06 pm


A tiny 'island of lava' forms near Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

A tiny island of lava has formed near the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, said the U.S. Geological Survey, which estimates it's between 20 and 30 feet in diameter.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:02 pm


Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker met during his presidential bid with woman now arrested in Russian plot

A Siberian woman arrested Sunday as part of an alleged Russian plot to interfere with American politics was at Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential campaign launch.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:00 pm


Melania Trump, Finland's first lady go twinsies in themed butterfly outfits

Butterflies must be hot in Finland, after first lady Melania Trump and Finland's first lady both wore butterfly-themed outfits on Monday.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 4:39 pm


Judge temporarily halts deportations of parents separated from children

A federal judge scolded the Trump administration for its reunification process and halted deportations of parents separated from their children to give those families more time to decide what to do.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 4:28 pm


These are the best Amazon Prime Day deals you can get right now

Prime Day is finally here

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 4:13 pm


Trump tops Google Image search results for 'idiot,' and the British are partly to blame

President Trump appeared in six of the top 15 results under Google Images for the word 'idiot' on Monday, days after a campaign tying him to the word.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 4:06 pm


The 10 strongest statements from GOP lawmakers to President Trump: Russia is not our friend

Republican lawmakers attacked Trump for creating an equivalency between U.S. intelligence agencies and Russian President Vladimir Putin during a joint news conference.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 3:45 pm


Papa John's John Schnatter should have admitted racial bias and learned to do better

Papa John's founder John Schnatter's resignation reminds us we all have biases. We need to acknowledge that and resist acting on our prejudices.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 3:24 pm


Donald Trump sold out the US to Russia, Vladimir Putin at #TreasonSummit: Today's talker

The president’s disgraceful performance today — refusing to confront Putin even as he criticized American intelligence agencies — only underscores the dangers we're facing.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 3:20 pm


Detained parents' emotional letter: U.S. government 'kidnapped our children with tricks'

Dozens of "desperate parents" detained at the U.S. border have signed a handwritten letter to the American people pleading for support in their efforts to be reunited with their children. The letter, written in Spanish and obtained and translated by CNN, was dated July 15 and signed by 54 detainees.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 3:13 pm


Embroiled coach from LaVar Ball's JBA declines to say if he has been disciplined

The coach from LaVar Ball’s JBA who bullied one of his players in an incident that drew national attention declined to say if he has been disciplined.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 3:13 pm


Intelligence chief Dan Coats counters Trump: 'We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling'

"We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and their ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy, and we will continue to provide unvarnished and objective intelligence in support of our national security," Coats said in a statement

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 3:11 pm


35 musicians who famously told politicians: Don't use my song

Campaign songs have been in use since the days of George Washington. Politicians today often rely on popular hits, but because that can imply a musician supports the candidate, names like Adele, Bruce Springsteen and Abba have asked politicians to stop playing their songs.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 3:10 pm


Max Scherzer, Chris Sale get starting nods in All-Star Game rematch

Managers A.J. Hinch and Dave Roberts announced their full lineups for Tuesday's showcase at Nationals Park in Washington.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 2:20 pm


Paul Ryan contradicts Trump: 'No question that Russia interfered in our election'

In a strongly worded statement, the Wisconsin Republican blasted the president's apparent acceptance of Putin's denial that Russia had interfered in the 2016 presidential election.  "There is no question that Russia interfered in our election and continues attempts to undermine democracy here and a

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 2:14 pm


First lady Melania Trump: Style Diary

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 1:36 pm


Sen. Rand Paul 'very worried' about Trump Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh

Sen. Rand Paul said he is “very worried” about Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, signaling a potential rocky appointment in the Senate.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 1:36 pm


Why Tony Romo forfeited his $125K winner's check

Tony Romo is on a roll, winning back-to-back golf tournaments, including a celebrity event at Lake Tahoe on Sunday that included a very strong field.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 1:34 pm


'You owe me this': USA Diving accused of ignoring alleged sexual abuse of divers

A class action lawsuit against USA Diving accuses the national governing body of ignoring or obstructing sexual abuse allegations.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 1:00 pm


Build-a-Bear 'Pay Your Age' sale is back for birthdays only

Build-a-Bear announced children can still get its Pay Your Age sale during their birthday month after its failed one-day promotion shut down stores.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 12:59 pm


Breast-feeding is cheaper than the bottle but don't think it's free

Baby formula can cost $1,500 for a year. Breastfeeding has expenses, too, like nursing bras, nipple cream and lactation consultant appointments.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 12:54 pm


Florida man faked his murder using a gun and a weather balloon

The mysterious death of Alan Jay Abrahamson has been solved, police say, after piecing together an elaborate suicide plot that included a weather balloon hoisting a gun into the sky.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 12:05 pm


CVS fires two employees involved in police calls over black woman’s 'fraudulent' coupon

Camilla Hudson posted video showing a CVS manager calling 911 on her after she said he would not honor her coupon. CVS has since fired the employees involved.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 12:03 pm


'Baby Trump' blimp to join Bedminster, N.J., protest thanks to GoFundMe campaign

Having witnessed the "Baby Trump" balloon making waves at protests in London, New Jersey activist Didier Jimenez-Castro thought the presidential prank could make a similar statement in the U.S.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 11:53 am


UK poisoning victim's brother: Nerve agent was in perfume bottle

The Soviet-made nerve agent that killed a woman and left three other people critically ill was contained in a perfume bottle, the brother of one of the victims said. Charlie Rowley, 45, and his partner Dawn Sturgess, 44, were found unconscious on June 30 in the town of Amesbury.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 11:46 am


Michelle Obama dances, lives her best life in short shorts at Beyoncé and Jay-Z concert

Michelle Obama looked noticeably "Flawless" while taking in Beyoncé and Jay-Z's show Sunday in Paris.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 10:57 am


Mob slaughters nearly 300 crocodiles in wildlife preserve after Indonesia man is killed

A mob in Indonesia armed with knives, hammers and clubs slaughtered nearly 300 crocodiles at a sanctuary after a man was killed by one of the reptiles.

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 9:21 am


July political cartoons from the USA TODAY NETWORK

     
 
 

Posted on 16 July 2018 | 8:22 am


Best of the 2018 World Cup final

     
 
 

Posted on 15 July 2018 | 3:34 pm


Royals and celebrities spotted at Wimbledon

     
 
 

Posted on 15 July 2018 | 12:50 pm


Helsinki demonstrations ahead of Trump-Putin summit

     
 
 

Posted on 15 July 2018 | 12:29 pm