251 spellers survive in Scripps National Spelling Bee Top Stories - 9 hours 55 min ago

The 285 spellers who qualified for this year’s bee range in age from 6 to 14 and are almost evenly divided among boys (144) and girls (141).


DailyChatter: Vietnam's stunning, incomplete transformation Top Stories - 9 hours 59 min ago

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Anaheim chief: 'Decisive action' if Trump protesters riot Top Stories - 10 hours 8 min ago

The presumptive Republican presidential candidate's appearance comes less than 24 hours after anti-Trump protesters in New Mexico hurled roc...


Afghan Taliban names new leader Top Stories - 10 hours 9 min ago

The insurgent group said its new leader is Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada.


Baylor says Kenneth Starr still president Top Stories - 10 hours 16 min ago

The university says it 'will not respond to rumors, speculation or reports based on unnamed sources.'


Struggling schools hope arts focus can provide a boost Top Stories - 10 hours 24 min ago

Turnaround Arts program targets low-performing schools.


New Mexico's GOP governor hits back against Trump criticism Top Stories - 10 hours 36 min ago

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez's spokesman said she will “not be bullied” by Donald Trump.


The fish people kill to own Top Stories - 10 hours 45 min ago

People love having exotic fish in their aquariums. They'll pay big money for them, even when it's illegal. And it turns out that some people...


Company calls on FDA to issue permit for genetically modified mosquitoes Top Stories - 10 hours 55 min ago

Oxitec changed the DNA of the mosquitoes that spread the virus so offspring die before adulthood.


Italy road collapses, takes 20 cars with it Top Stories - 11 hours 17 min ago

A road running alongside the River Arno in central Florence collapsed Wednesday morning, the BBC reported.


Who are the leaders of the Taliban? Top Stories - 11 hours 24 min ago

From a one-eyed cleric to a new hawkish religious scholar, a succession of Taliban chiefs.


Karlie Kloss launches scholarship for women coders Top Stories - 11 hours 24 min ago

Kode with Klossy's super model for coders grows its program to include women 18+.


Baby eagle recovering from owl attack in Florida Top Stories - 11 hours 27 min ago

"He's getting a little bit better everyday."


Man accused of fatally shooting son turns himself in Top Stories - 11 hours 44 min ago

Diata Crockett, 34, was wanted in the shooting of the 8-month-old boy in a St. Louis suburb.


Storytellers Project wins top honors at INMA World Congress Top Stories - 11 hours 45 min ago

USA TODAY NETWORK picks up win for in-real-life journalism series.


Social media depicts chaotic scene at Trump N.M. event Top Stories - 11 hours 47 min ago

A Donald Trump rally in Albuquerque, N.M. turned violent Tuesday night.


House fight over LGBT protections to continue Top Stories - 11 hours 52 min ago

Speaker Paul Ryan says lawmakers were 'misled' about vote last week


Japan PM expresses ‘indignation’ over Okinawa death Top Stories - 12 hours 12 min ago

Japanese Prime Minister met with President Obama to express “strong indignation" about the death of a young Japanese woman on Okinawa and la...


State Dept. audit hits Clinton over email use Top Stories - 12 hours 19 min ago

Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of State has dogged her presidential campaign since it began in 2015.


Man allegedly made meth deposit at bank Top Stories - 12 hours 25 min ago

WICHITA COUNTY, Texas -- A 73-year-old man is in jail after he allegedly tried to deposit almost a gram of methamphetamine along with his mo...