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Deadly winter storm roaring from Deep South to New England; 80 million brace for snow, ice, sleet

A deadly 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 | 5:14 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 | 4:54 pm


FDA chief: Blood pressure medicine recalls reflect increased scrutiny on drug safety

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told USA TODAY that the recall of three commonly prescribed blood pressure medications reflects a growing focus on drug quality.

      
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 4:54 pm


Video shows alleged El Chapo drug tunnel

Prosecutors have started presenting evidence to jurors in the trial of the notorious drug smuggler known as El Chapo by giving them a video tour of a tunnel between Mexico and an Arizona warehouse. (Nov. 14)

      
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 4:53 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 | 4:48 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 | 4:46 pm


Police: Cop who shot security guard Jemel Roberson gave 'multiple' commands to drop weapon before firing

The black security guard who was shot to death by police outside a suburban Chicago bar was given “multiple verbal commands” to drop his weapon, police said.

      
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 4:22 pm


Cyclist, riding across country to raise money for childhood cancer, fatally struck by car

A cyclist from New Hampshire was struck and killed in Mississippi as he rode a recumbent tricycle to raise money for childhood cancer research.

      
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 4:17 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


Police say ‘rabid’ raccoons are actually drunk

So apparently some raccoons in West Virginia that appear to be “rabid” are apparently just drunk on crab apples.

      
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 3:15 pm


Amazon HQ2 cities could see Seattle's growing pains

Amazon HQ2 cities on the East Coast could see strains on housing, transit and even more jobs beyond Amazon's hiring spree - at least that has been the experience Seattle had (Nov. 13)

      
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 3:11 pm


Mattis, Nielsen address US troops at border

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen are inspecting troops at the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas, even though the caravan of migrants that prompted the deployment is headed to California . (Nov. 14)

      
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 2:13 pm


GOP faces pressure on Mueller protection bill

Senate Republicans are facing renewed pressure to pass legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller, with a handful of GOP senators urging their leadership to hold a vote. (Nov. 14)

      
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 2:12 pm


Jim Mattis: Military necessary at US-Mexico border

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said he believes that the US military presence is necessary. He called it an "ethical and moral mission." (Nov. 14)

      
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 2:11 pm


Taron Egerton's bromance with Jamie Foxx

"Robin Hood" actor Taron Egerton says he can shoot arrows but can't ride horses, and chats about his close relationship with co-star Jamie Foxx, who plays Little John. (Nov. 14)

      
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 2:01 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


CDC: Cases of mysterious illness rising

The CDC advising the number of Acute Flaccid Myelitis cases has increased to 90 spread among at least 25 states. (Nov 14)

      
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 1:42 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


This Oklahoma City will pay you $10,000 to relocate

Tulsa, Oklahoma will pay you to relocate. Elizabeth Keatinge has more.

      
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 1:34 pm


116th Congress member-elects take class photo

Incoming House members of the 116th Congress came together outside the US Capitol for their class photo. The freshman class includes a record number of women who drove the most powerful Democratic sweep of the House since 1974. (Nov. 14)

      
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 1:07 pm


Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh marry

Shots from Lake Como as Bollywood superstars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh tie the knot in Italy. (Nov. 14)

      
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 11:35 am


Woman chokes McDonald's employee allegedly over ketchup

A woman is wanted after attacking a McDonald's employee allegedly over not getting ketchup with her order, Santa Ana, California Police say.

      
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 11:15 am


Federal judge orders review of all provisional ballots in Georgia, delays deadline for certification

Judge Amy Totenberg ordered officials to explain why each voter was required to cast a provisional ballot, and to establish a hotline or website where voters can determine whether their provisional ballot was counted.

      
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 11:14 am


Pelosi talks Calif. wildfires, Speaker's race

Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi expressed condolences to families shattered by the California wildfires and expressed confidence that she'll lead the Democrats when a new Congress convenes in January. (Nov. 14)

      
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 11:02 am


Trump blocks asylum claims for migrants who enter illegally

President Trump signed an order blocking asylum claims for migrants who enter illegally.

      
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 10:49 am


Rick Scott appears with newly elected GOP senators

Despite an ongoing recount in Florida for the extremely tight Senate race between Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Bill Nelson, Scott appeared at a photo opp Wednesday on Capitol Hill for newly-elected Republican Senators. (Nov. 14)

      
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 10:47 am


The day in pictures

      
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 10:23 am


Pilot dies in 'supersonic jet' crash at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas

A supersonic jet crashed shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday at a military base near the U.S.-Mexico border, killing one pilot and hospitalizing another.

      
 
 

Posted on 14 November 2018 | 10:15 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


Thousand Oaks makes 307 mass shootings in 311 days

A rampage at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, became the 307th mass shooting in the U.S. this year.

      
 
 

Posted on 8 November 2018 | 9:33 pm


Trump's controversial trip to Europe: World leaders and protests

     
 
 

Posted on 13 July 2018 | 10:40 am


What are the richest countries in the world?

     
 
 

Posted on 21 June 2018 | 8:00 am


US skyscrapers: Tallest building in every state

     
 
 

Posted on 6 March 2018 | 9:21 am