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3316 days 23 hours ago
Lenders have become even less willing to part with their money, further crimping budgets and family spending.

3317 days 1 hour ago
The presidential race has turned into an audition for who could best handle a national economic emergency.

3316 days 23 hours ago
At issue is whether plaintiffs have the right to sue when the products that hurt them had met federal standards.

3317 days 4 hours ago
California legislative leaders and the governor have come to an agreement on the state budget, which is now roughly three months late.

3317 days 5 hours ago
After investigators said an engineer in last week’s collision had been texting on the job, regulators temporarily banned the use of all cellular devices by anyone at the controls of a moving train.

3317 days 4 hours ago
Democrats believe that a long list of Republican lawmakers with legal troubles makes it impossible for Republicans to gain much ground on the issues of ethics and good government.

3317 days 5 hours ago
The recommendations included a simpler application, Pell grant maximums linked to the consumer price index and federally financed college savings accounts for children in low-income families.

3317 days 5 hours ago
The blueprint would change the city’s building codes to promote energy efficiency, and it calls for installing huge solar panels at municipal properties and building alternative fueling stations.

3316 days 22 hours ago
Treasury and Fed officials were discussing with leaders in Congress a plan for the government to buy up distressed mortgages.

3317 days 4 hours ago
A backlash against short sellers has begun, with regulators in the U.S. and Britain tightening rules and authorities in New York intensifying investigations.

3317 days 4 hours ago
The president spoke briefly on Thursday after remaining largely out of sight as Wall Street has become engulfed by a financial crisis.

3317 days 4 hours ago
Senator John McCain’s once easygoing if irreverent campaign presence — endearing to crowds, though often resulting in gaffes — has been put out to pasture.

3317 days 4 hours ago
As Gov. Sarah Palin has moved to the national stage, Senator Ted Stevens, who goes on trial next week, has risen in some opinion polls in Alaska.

3317 days 3 hours ago
Todd Palin was one of 13 people subpoenaed in the inquiry into whether Gov. Sarah Palin or members of her administration abused their power in the dismissal of a top state administrator.

3317 days 4 hours ago
A Spanish-language Obama ad misrepresents John McCain’s record on the immigration issue and his relationship with Rush Limbaugh.

3317 days 4 hours ago
A privacy group filed a class-action lawsuit on Thursday seeking to halt what it describes as illegal surveillance of Americans’ telephone and Internet traffic.

3317 days 4 hours ago
Remnants of Hurricane Ike swept through the region on Sunday, bringing torrential downpours and strong winds.

3317 days 4 hours ago
As the veterans’ health system strains to handle a growing caseload, a move is under way in Congress to avoid yearly delays in financing that can hamper the medical care of the nation’s veterans.

3317 days 3 hours ago
O. J. Simpson’s legal team began Thursday to mount a defense that will sound familiar to anyone who followed his 1995 murder trial.

3317 days 5 hours ago
Flashing headlights and honking horns penetrated the early-morning sky as police officers and first responders led drivers in a slow procession across the new Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis.

3317 days 5 hours ago
Gov. Haley Barbour agreed to move a special election for Trent Lott’s former Senate seat to near the top of the November ballot, ending a dispute that had threatened to delay the start of absentee voting.

3317 days 5 hours ago
Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell of Alaska conceded to Representative Don Young in the Republican primary for Alaska’s only House seat.

3317 days 5 hours ago
Agriprocessors Inc., an embattled kosher meatpacker with a plant in Postville, Iowa, named a corporate lawyer from New York to be its chief executive, responding to an ultimatum from the leading kosher certifying organization.

3317 days 5 hours ago
An Episcopal bishop, whose diocese is moving toward splitting from the national church, was ousted from ministry.

3317 days 5 hours ago
A man charged in the killings of four people who died during a June killing spree in Illinois and Missouri has been charged with murder in four more bludgeoning deaths.

200 days 16 hours ago
While it’s disheartening to see snow so late in the season, it’s not unusual.
      
 
 

While it’s disheartening to see snow so late in the season, it’s not unusual.

      
 
 
200 days 21 hours ago
Proposed embassy voicemail is for anyone seeking Russian hackers or election meddling
      
 
 

Proposed embassy voicemail is for anyone seeking Russian hackers or election meddling

      
 
 
200 days 22 hours ago
After 85 years of serving as New York City’s notorious isolated jail complex, Rikers Island will close
      
 
 

After 85 years of serving as New York City’s notorious isolated jail complex, Rikers Island will close

      
 
 
200 days 8 hours ago
Boy faces aggravated criminal sexual assault and manufacturing child pornography charges.
      
 
 

Boy faces aggravated criminal sexual assault and manufacturing child pornography charges.

      
 
 
200 days 10 hours ago
Highlights of Today in History: Pope John Paul II Dies at 84; President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war on Germany; Juan Ponce de Leon lands in Florida; Falkland Islands seized from Britain; Hans Christian Andersen Born. (April 2)
      
 
 

Highlights of Today in History: Pope John Paul II Dies at 84; President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war on Germany; Juan Ponce de Leon lands in Florida; Falkland Islands seized from Britain; Hans Christian Andersen Born. (April 2)

      
 
 
200 days 11 hours ago
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin will take flight once again, this time with the world-renowned Thunderbirds at the Melbourne Air & Space Show on Sunday.
      
 
 

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin will take flight once again, this time with the world-renowned Thunderbirds at the Melbourne Air & Space Show on Sunday.

      
 
 
200 days 12 hours ago
The story started to come together when Ken Elder Bledsoe organized the letters his father had written to his mother in 1942.
      
 
 

The story started to come together when Ken Elder Bledsoe organized the letters his father had written to his mother in 1942.

      
 
 
200 days 13 hours ago
An avalanche of water from three overflowing rivers swept through a small city in Colombia while people slept, destroying homes and killing at least 154 unsuspecting residents in their sleep, authorities say. (April 1)
      
 
 

An avalanche of water from three overflowing rivers swept through a small city in Colombia while people slept, destroying homes and killing at least 154 unsuspecting residents in their sleep, authorities say. (April 1)

      
 
 
200 days 13 hours ago
Dozens of puppies took over part of Newark Liberty International Airport on Saturday, part of their training to one day become guide dogs for the blind. (April 1)
      
 
 

Dozens of puppies took over part of Newark Liberty International Airport on Saturday, part of their training to one day become guide dogs for the blind. (April 1)

      
 
 
200 days 13 hours ago
Undocumented immigrant youths wanting work and education in the U.S. face an uncertain future.
      
 
 

Undocumented immigrant youths wanting work and education in the U.S. face an uncertain future.

      
 
 
200 days 14 hours ago
Massive, public pillow fights were held in cities around the world on Saturday. In New York, people of all ages gathered in Washington Square Park to pelt each other with pillows on an overcast day. (April 1)
      
 
 

Massive, public pillow fights were held in cities around the world on Saturday. In New York, people of all ages gathered in Washington Square Park to pelt each other with pillows on an overcast day. (April 1)

      
 
 
200 days 14 hours ago
A federal judge said in a ruling that then-candidate Donald Trump incited the use of violence against three protesters when he told supporters at a campaign rally a year ago to "get 'em out of here."
      
 
 

A federal judge said in a ruling that then-candidate Donald Trump incited the use of violence against three protesters when he told supporters at a campaign rally a year ago to "get 'em out of here."

      
 
 
200 days 14 hours ago
Here are the top stories for Saturday, April 1st: Venezuelans celebrate reversal of Supreme Court move; More than 100 people die in Colombian flooding; Puppies get trained in N.J. to become guide dogs; New Yorkers celebrate International Pillow Fight Day.
      
 
 

Here are the top stories for Saturday, April 1st: Venezuelans celebrate reversal of Supreme Court move; More than 100 people die in Colombian flooding; Puppies get trained in N.J. to become guide dogs; New Yorkers celebrate International Pillow Fight Day.

      
 
 
200 days 14 hours ago
The 47th annual Hash Bash in Ann Arbor brought together a zany combo of stoner silliness, political activism and open marijuana smoking.
      
 
 

The 47th annual Hash Bash in Ann Arbor brought together a zany combo of stoner silliness, political activism and open marijuana smoking.

      
 
 
200 days 16 hours ago
Fox News and Bill O’Reilly have reportedly paid out about $13 million in sexual harassment and verbal abuse settlements. Maria Mercedes Galuppo (@mariamgaluppo) has more.
      
 
 

Fox News and Bill O’Reilly have reportedly paid out about $13 million in sexual harassment and verbal abuse settlements. Maria Mercedes Galuppo (@mariamgaluppo) has more.

      
 
 
200 days 16 hours ago
Homeless man charged with arson in fiery collapse of I-85 bridge.
      
 
 

Homeless man charged with arson in fiery collapse of I-85 bridge.

      
 
 
200 days 16 hours ago
Basil Eleby has been charged in connection with the fire that calused Interstate 85 to collapse in Altanta.
      
 
 

Basil Eleby has been charged in connection with the fire that calused Interstate 85 to collapse in Altanta.

      
 
 
200 days 16 hours ago
Wally the pig is on his way.
      
 
 

Wally the pig is on his way.

      
 
 
200 days 17 hours ago
The potential origins of April Fools' Day can be traced back as early as the 1300s. Video provided by Newsy
      
 
 

The potential origins of April Fools' Day can be traced back as early as the 1300s. Video provided by Newsy

      
 
 
200 days 17 hours ago
The U.S. is enrolling more than 2,000 people in experimental Zika vaccine tests. Video provided by Newsy
      
 
 

The U.S. is enrolling more than 2,000 people in experimental Zika vaccine tests. Video provided by Newsy

      
 
 
200 days 21 hours ago
He likes some civil rights rulings but won't opine on abortion, elections, gays and guns.
      
 
 

He likes some civil rights rulings but won't opine on abortion, elections, gays and guns.

      
 
 
200 days 21 hours ago
A new bill would allow states to withhold Title X family-planning funds from health care providers that offer abortions. Video provided by Newsy
      
 
 

A new bill would allow states to withhold Title X family-planning funds from health care providers that offer abortions. Video provided by Newsy

      
 
 
200 days 21 hours ago
More than two dozen people were reported missing on Saturday after a rain-triggered landslide struck a village on Indonesia's main island of Java. (April 1)
      
 
 

More than two dozen people were reported missing on Saturday after a rain-triggered landslide struck a village on Indonesia's main island of Java. (April 1)

      
 
 
200 days 23 hours ago
Even the USA TODAY newsroom isn't safe from April Fools' Day pranks.
      
 
 

Even the USA TODAY newsroom isn't safe from April Fools' Day pranks.

      
 
 
201 days 1 hour ago
The man pleaded guilty Friday to killing his estranged wife more than two decades ago.
      
 
 

The man pleaded guilty Friday to killing his estranged wife more than two decades ago.

      
 
 
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10 hours ago
Sheriff's officials are searching for a man who shot five people at a home-remodeling business in Edgewood, Maryland.
12 hours ago
After Hurricane Maria toppled the bridge that connects him to the rest of civilization and ripped the roof and walls off his house here in the central mountains of Puerto Rico, Ramón Sostre raised a weathered American flag above the wreckage.
4 hours ago
Fashion designer and popular "Project Runway" contestant Mychael Knight has died, family spokesman Jerris Madison told CNN on Wednesday.
11 hours ago
Chelsea Handler is saying farewell to her self-titled talk show on Netflix to dive deeper into what she feels is her next chapter -- activism.
1 hour ago
Defense Secretary James Mattis wants answers regarding the ambush by 50 ISIS-affiliated fighters that left four US soldiers dead and two wounded in Niger two weeks ago, three senior US defense officials told CNN Wednesday.
1 hour ago
"My daddy was a dope dealer, my daddy was a street n---- ... You may say he ain't s---, but to me he's the realest."
2 hours ago
President Donald Trump has personally interviewed candidates for US attorney positions in New York and Washington, an unusual action for a president, people familiar with the meetings said Wednesday.
5 hours ago
President Donald Trump's chronic inability to turn the other cheek to a perceived slight has landed the White House with a crisis on multiple fronts over his handling of the ISIS ambush in Niger that killed four US troops.
29 days 15 hours ago
Robin Hood stole from the rich to give to the poor. Or so the folk tale goes.
19 minutes ago
Side effects include the rapid release of greenhouse gases and homes buckling into uneven ground
1 minute ago
The school estimates it will spend $600,000 on security for Richard Spencer's planned speech Thursday
1 minute ago
Former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy tackled a range of public health crises such as Zika, drug and alcohol addiction and obesity. Now, he's shedding light on the rising number of lonely people in America and how it affects our health. Murthy joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss technology's role in what he calls an "epidemic," why the culture of masculinity may put more men at risk, and what we can do to combat loneliness in the workplace.
1 minute ago
Just two hours of walking a week could add years to your life. A new study of older adults revealed people who walk six hours or more a week have lower risk of dying from respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings.
41 minutes ago
None the worse for wear, but was then arrested on two outstanding warrants, police say
1 minute ago
NOAA says September's Arctic sea ice coverage was about 25 percent less than it was between 1981 and 2010. As America's only Arctic state, Alaska today faces unique challenges. One of those is the loss of permafrost, frozen earth that serves as the foundation for huge portions of the state. Jeff Glor reports.
1 minute ago
Some of California's most influential women in politics are speaking out against what they call "pervasive" sexual harassment. It comes in response to allegations of sexual harassment and abuse from dozens of women against disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. Bianna Golodryga reports.
25 minutes ago
Niger mission was deemed low risk but attack by "well-trained, well-equipped and well-organized" militants left four U.S. soldiers dead
6 minutes ago
The University of Florida is bracing for potential violence Thursday at a speech by white nationalist leader Richard Spencer. Hundreds of law enforcement officers are reporting to the Gainesville campus before Thursday afternoon's events. Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency. In August, Spencer participated in a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to deadly violence. Mark Strassmann reports.
20 minutes ago
The gunman accused of killing three co-workers at a Maryland office park and injuring three others is in custody. Radee Labeeb Prince was arrested in Newark, Delaware, Wednesday night after a manhunt. Errol Barnett reports.
7 minutes ago
North Korea is issuing a new threat of military action against the U.S. The warning comes two days after a North Korean official said "a nuclear war may break out any moment." Ben Tracy reports.
20 minutes ago
The Obamacare compromise that two senators reached this week has hit some major obstacles. Republican Lamar Alexander and Democrat Patty Murray made a deal to maintain Obamacare insurance subsidies and give states more flexibility. But several key Republicans now say they will not support it. Nancy Cordes reports.
20 minutes ago
A key Republican senator says the Trump administration needs to explain how four U.S. Army sergeants were killed in Niger. Bryan Black, Jeremiah Johnson, Dustin Wright, and La David Johnson were told not to expect enemy contact on their mission to meet with community leaders two weeks ago. Margaret Brennan reports.
20 minutes ago
Serious questions emerge about the ambush that killed four U.S. soldiers in West Africa. Also, the gunman accused of killing three co-workers at a Maryland office park and injuring three others is in custody. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds. Get the Eye Opener delivered straight to your inbox.
2 hours ago
98 percent of school’s students are black, but it’s carried name of Confederacy’s only president for decades
5 hours ago
Government filed emergency motion to ask appeals court to keep it from happening; heated words between judge and gov’t lawyers
5 hours ago
Jurors recommended that Shannon Kepler get 15 years for off-duty shooting; 3 prior murder trials ended in hung juries
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