Joey Logano wins Homestead finale to score first NASCAR Cup championship

Joey Logano wins Homestead finale to score first NASCAR Cup championship

Joey Logano won his first NASCAR Cup Series championship Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.(Photo: Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports)HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Joey Logano bumped his way into the finals. The 28-year-old Team Penske driver’s run toward his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was clean, although no less dramatic.Logano seized the Ford EcoBoost 400 lead…
Wind creates a nightmare for skydiver at NASCAR’s championship race

Wind creates a nightmare for skydiver at NASCAR’s championship race

By: Michelle R. Martinelli | November 18, 2018 3:35 pm Follow @MMartinelli4 HOMESTEAD, Fla. — It’s a tad windy at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where NASCAR will crown it’s 2018 Cup Series champion at the end of the Ford EcoBoost 400 on Sunday. Not too windy to keep the skydivers from jumping out of a plane above…
If Condoleezza Rice really were an NFL head coach, here’s how her ideal team would look

If Condoleezza Rice really were an NFL head coach, here’s how her ideal team...

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks at the NCAA Convention in 2016.(Photo: Eric Gay, AP)Asking for a friend: What might a team coached by Condoleezza Rice look like?“My teams would run the ball and play great defense,” the former Secretary of State told me – years ago, mind you – as we talked football…
Florida recount: Rick Scott defeats Sen. Bill Nelson after manual recount

Florida recount: Rick Scott defeats Sen. Bill Nelson after manual recount

CLOSE Democrat Andrew Gillum says he is ending his hard-fought race for Florida governor and has congratulated Republican Ron DeSantis (Nov. 17) APThe recount in Broward County, which the Nelson campaign pointed to as key to closing the gap with Scott, was mostly finished after just two hours Friday.(Photo: Sarah Jarvis, news-press.com)The results of the manual…
Fox News host Chris Wallace tells Trump world sees him as ‘beacon for repression’

Fox News host Chris Wallace tells Trump world sees him as ‘beacon for repression’

CLOSE The White House revoked easy access for a CNN reporter and the network sued. A court order restored the pass, but the case is moving forward. Have presidents tried this before? USA TODAYModerator Chris Wallace of Fox News addresses the hall before the start of the third and final presidential debate.(Photo: Robert Hanashiro, USA…
‘Entire world is worried’ after rancorous Asia-Pacific trade summit

‘Entire world is worried’ after rancorous Asia-Pacific trade summit

CLOSE The U.S. and China offered rival visions for the Asia-Pacific at a summit Thursday. Vice President Mike Pence saying there was no room for "empire or aggression" in the region. (Nov. 15) APChile's President Sebastian Pinera, China's President Xi Jinping, Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US…
What to do about scooters? Officials try unique solutions as problems go on

What to do about scooters? Officials try unique solutions as problems go on

Bird and Lime scooters sit parked in front of a building in San Francisco, California.(Photo: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images)LOS ANGELES – Jonathan Freeman, angry about electric scooters that have inundated his hometown of San Diego, came to an urban mobility conference here this week demanding solutions.Pedestrians' "lives are being destroyed by unregulated scooters," he said from…
‘Saturday Night Live:’ Steve Carell teases ‘The Office’ reboot during cast reunion

‘Saturday Night Live:’ Steve Carell teases ‘The Office’ reboot during cast reunion

CLOSE "Saturday Night Live" just bid farewell to one of its most popular political figures. And the opening skit on Saturday included a vocal Trump critic. USA TODAYIs "The Office" coming back? Steve Carell teased a reboot on "Saturday Night Live."(Photo: Theo Wargo, Getty Images for NBC)Steve Carell gave "The Office" fans a mini heart…
The business of wildfires: ‘It’s like we’re profiting off a disaster, which is very upsetting’

The business of wildfires: ‘It’s like we’re profiting off a disaster, which is very...

Kelly Daniels, an employee for All American Emergency Services folds shirts from the Cal Fire teams as she works in the laundry trailer that the company was hired to provide for the officials working at the incident command center for the Camp Fire at the Butte County Fairgrounds.(Kelly Jordan)(Photo: KELLY JORDAN / USA Today Network)When…
‘We just hugged them’: Trump meets victims of Thousand Oaks shooting during California wildfire tour

‘We just hugged them’: Trump meets victims of Thousand Oaks shooting during California wildfire...

CLOSE President Donald Trump arrives in California to tour the devastation caused from the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century (Nov. 17) APPresident Donald Trump views damage Nov. 17, 2018, from wildfires in Paradise, California.(Photo: Saul Loeb, AFP/Getty Images)POINT MUGU NAVAL AIR STATION, Calif. — After President Donald Trump's daylong tour of devastation from wildfires across…
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