Tables, footrests, smart speakers: Self-driving cars could become the living rooms of the future

Tables, footrests, smart speakers: Self-driving cars could become the living rooms of the future

CLOSE Mercedes-Benz unveiled a concept car based on the movie franchise “Avatar” that is both luxurious and environmentally conscious. Buzz60When you slide into the car of the future, you may feel like you've already reached your destination.You'll sit at tables, under ambient lighting, getting help from voice assistants as you stretch out your legs in reclining seats. And that's…
‘Puro cash’: Latinos are opening more small businesses than anyone else in the US

‘Puro cash’: Latinos are opening more small businesses than anyone else in the US

Hecho en USA: Small businessDespite the opportunity gap between Latinos and other Americans, Latinos have become the fastest-growing small business owners across the U.S.Kate Cimini, USA TODAY Show caption Hide captionOrlando Osornio owner of Tortas Al 100 poses for a portrait Feb. 12, 2020, outside his Salinas home. Osornio started this business for his love of…
White House requests $2.5 billion for coronavirus, Dems say that’s ‘woefully insufficient’

White House requests $2.5 billion for coronavirus, Dems say that’s ‘woefully insufficient’

CLOSE President Donald Trump says he will not use his presidential powers to intercede in the Roger Stone case, he will let "the process play out." (Feb. 20) AP DomesticWASHINGTON – The White House requested $2.5 billion in emergency funding late Monday to deal with the global coronavirus outbreak, but congressional Democrats quickly slammed the request…
Audio: Bloomberg slammed Warren as ‘scary’ and demeaned his endorsement of Obama

Audio: Bloomberg slammed Warren as ‘scary’ and demeaned his endorsement of Obama

CLOSE The Democratic Primary Debate in Las Vegas, Nevada featured former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg, who took the majority of attacks for the evening. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – Leaked audio of billionaire and 2020 Democratic contender Michael Bloomberg shows him calling the progressive left and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mas., "scary" while also suggesting that Sen. Mitt Romney, R-UT, would…
Polls: Voters see Sanders as best candidate to beat Trump, leads with black voters nationally

Polls: Voters see Sanders as best candidate to beat Trump, leads with black voters...

CLOSE Nevada caucus results showed Bernie Sanders as the winner in the nation's most diverse-yet voting bloc. Associated PressWASHINGTON – According to a new poll, a majority of Democratic voters believe Sen. Bernie Sanders now has the best chance of beating President Donald Trump in November. Surveyed after Sander's victory in Nevada, 34% of Democratic likely voters in…
Weinstein verdict marks new era for sexual assault survivors, one I worried might not come

Weinstein verdict marks new era for sexual assault survivors, one I worried might not...

Melinda Henneberger, Opinion columnist Published 5:13 p.m. ET Feb. 24, 2020 | Updated 5:57 p.m. ET Feb. 24, 2020I’m sure I wasn’t the only one concerned that Harvey Weinstein would skate. But his lawyer asked jurors to do what they knew was right — and they did.There were many points in Hollywood predator/producer Harvey Weinstein’s…
Report: Vanessa Bryant files wrongful death lawsuit vs. helicopter operator

Report: Vanessa Bryant files wrongful death lawsuit vs. helicopter operator

Vanessa Bryant has filed a lawsuit against the company that operated a charter helicopter service stemming from last month's crash that killed nine people, including her husband, former NBA star Kobe Bryant, and their daughter Gianna.USA TODAY Sports confirmed that the lawsuit has been filed. A copy of the suit, obtained by the Los Angeles Times, claims helicopter…
Latest from Kobe Bryant memorial: Emotional ceremony begins at Staples Center

Latest from Kobe Bryant memorial: Emotional ceremony begins at Staples Center

Los Angeles will come to a stop Monday to publicly memorialize Kobe and Gianna Bryant at the Staples Center.When Vanessa Bryant announced the public service on Instagram earlier this month, she pointed out the symbolism in the date: 2/24/20.Two for the number Gianna, aka “Mambacita,” wore.  Twenty-four for the number Kobe wore during the second…
Harvey Weinstein found guilty of third degree rape, escapes predatory sexual assault conviction

Harvey Weinstein found guilty of third degree rape, escapes predatory sexual assault conviction

CLOSE Formerly powerful movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was indicted in May 2018 and charged with five sex crimes. He was found guilty on two charges. USA TODAYNEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein, the movie mogul whose sexual misconduct jump-started the #MeToo movement, was convicted of two sex crimes here after a historic weeks-long trial featuring graphic testimony from six tearful accusers.…
Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician and ‘Hidden Figures’ subject, dies at 101

Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician and ‘Hidden Figures’ subject, dies at 101

CLOSEUS President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to NASA mathematician and physicist Katherine Johnson at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 24, 2015. (Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM, AFP/Getty Images)Katherine Johnson, the venerated NASA mathematician who was depicted in the film “Hidden Figures,” died Monday, NASA said in a tweet. She was 101.“Ms. Johnson…