Dog hugs: 5 most incredible discoveries of the week Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 15:54

A one-minute exercise routine? It's one of the discoveries to make headlines this week.


Footage of flippant Del Taco manager in Peoria goes viral Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 14:00

A viral video of a flippant Del Taco manager confronting customers at a drive-through window has made the rounds on various social-media cha...


Monmouth U. debates racism and Woodrow Wilson's legacy Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 13:48

The campus is in the throes of a kind of introspection now spreading across the nation, considering whether the former president's name shou...


5 things you need to know this weekend Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 13:19

The biggest news to start your weekend.


Reports: Car bombing in Baghdad kills at least 21, wounds dozens more Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 13:15

A car bombing Saturday killed at least 21 people and wounded dozens more in Baghdad, the Associated Press reported.


New poll: Cruz leads Trump in Indiana Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 13:02

A new poll gives Texas Sen. Ted Cruz a significant lead in Indiana's Republican presidential primary, with support from 44.8% of voters poll...


For the Record's week in review: We play the ‘politics newsletter’ card Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 12:02

There's a “war on women or women being degraded card,” too. Just FYI.


Girl killed, another injured after being thrown from ride at church carnival Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 11:01

A 16-year-old girl was killed and a 15-year-old was injured after they were thrown from a church carnival ride Friday in East El Paso, polic...


Russia defends intercept of U.S. Air Force reconnaissance plane Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 10:48

Moscow said the intercept was justified because the aircraft had turned off its transponder


China rejects Hong Kong port call by U.S. aircraft carrier Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:50

China recently denied a request from a U.S. aircraft carrier for a port visit in Hong Kong, the State Department said.


Child prodigy proves autism isn't a roadblock Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:39

When 8-year-old pianist Jacob Velazquez performs on the Space Coast this weekend, don't even think about trying to sit in one of his two res...


Smokers’ ranks look conspicuously sparse in Obamacare Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:10

Federal data suggest that many smokers aren’t confessing to tobacco habit to avoid paying higher health care premiums, thwarting insurers.


On campus, May 1 Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:09

Roundup of this week's top stories from USA TODAY College


San Jose man says brother innocent of killing parents Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 20:45

Siblings arrested in bizarre slaying that included a note of apology for the 'clumsy killing'


Fact check: Trump’s foreign policy speech Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 20:41

In his foreign policy speech, Donald Trump claimed that “now ISIS is making millions and millions of dollars a week selling Libya oil.”


Reports: North Korea sentences U.S. citizen to 10 years in prison for espionage Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 20:30

North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen to 10 years in prison, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported.


Want to own a piece of Scotland? Forget about it Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 20:25

Just 432 people own half the land, the greatest disparity of ownership in the world.


Trump draws 12,000 at Evansville rally Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 20:11

An estimated 12,000 people jammed areas inside and outside Old National Events Plaza during Trump’s 58-minute speech.


Lottery open through Monday for Smokies' firefly show Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 20:05

These aren't your backyard bugs. The males woo their mates with synchronous flashes.


Orphaned cheetah cubs form special bond Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 19:49

Three premature cheetah cubs at the Cincinnati Zoo met another orphaned cheetah cub from Oregon, and instantly became friends earlier this m...