Coronavirus live updates: Global count hits 20 million; Big Ten presidents may opt against fall football; Disneyland in limbo

Coronavirus live updates: Global count hits 20 million; Big Ten presidents may opt against...

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CLOSE Dr. Larry Brilliant, known for his role in helping to eradicate smallpox, says we can defeat COVID-19 — if we can get our wits about us. USA TODAYThe planet recorded its 20 millionth coronavirus case Monday and U.S. lifestyle continues to face changes, restrictions and cancellations.College football conferences are facing decision time on the…
Trump erroneously says 1918 Spanish Flu ‘probably ended’ WWII, which happened two decades later

Trump erroneously says 1918 Spanish Flu ‘probably ended’ WWII, which happened two decades later

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CLOSE President Donald Trump was abruptly taken out of the Brady Briefing Room on Monday during a daily session with reporters. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump erroneously stated Monday that the Spanish Flu of 1918 ended World War II, incorrectly citing both the year the pandemic occurred and the year that the Second World War ended.The events took place more than two…
Trump abruptly taken out of briefing room as White House goes into lockdown following a shooting

Trump abruptly taken out of briefing room as White House goes into lockdown following...

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CLOSE President Donald Trump was abruptly taken out of the Brady Briefing Room on Monday during a daily session with reporters. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump was abruptly removed from the briefing room on Monday during a press conference with reporters because of a shooting about a block away from the White House.     The president…
The top 3 unanswered questions about Trump’s executive orders on coronavirus relief

The top 3 unanswered questions about Trump’s executive orders on coronavirus relief

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CLOSE The orders Trump signed would provide an extra $400 in unemployment benefits, suspend some student loan payments and protect renters from eviction. WochitPresident Donald Trump signed four executive orders Saturday intended to help Americans struggling financially as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but Democrats, and some Republicans, have questioned the constitutionality of Trump's actions and…
Fossil of fearsome ‘hell ant’ that used tusk-like jaws to hunt its victims discovered in amber

Fossil of fearsome ‘hell ant’ that used tusk-like jaws to hunt its victims discovered...

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CLOSEStory Highlights“This fossil reveals the mechanism behind what we might call an ‘evolutionary experiment."http://www.usatoday.com/"Even something as ubiquitous and familiar as ants have undergone extinction.The hell ant is thought to have vanished around 65 million years ago.A fossil of a hell ant consuming its prey (left), and an artist's conception of the encounter (right). (Photo: NJIT, Chinese…
Big Ten presidents have voted against playing college football this fall due to coronavirus concerns

Big Ten presidents have voted against playing college football this fall due to coronavirus...

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Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY; Detroit Free Press staff Published 12:17 p.m. ET Aug. 10, 2020 | Updated 12:56 p.m. ET Aug. 10, 2020CLOSE SportsPulse: While much of the focus on the potential economic impact of no football in the fall has been on owners, players and universities, we discuss how much football impacts every part…
‘Major explosion’ in Baltimore kills at least one, traps others

‘Major explosion’ in Baltimore kills at least one, traps others

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CLOSEThis photo provided by WJLA-TV shows the scene of an explosion in Baltimore on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Baltimore firefighters say an explosion has leveled several homes in the city. (Photo: AP)A "major gas explosion" rocked northwest Baltimore on Monday morning, killing at least one person and leaving several others trapped or injured, local fire officials…
Over 100 arrested, 13 officers injured after Chicago crowds clash with police in what mayor calls ‘straight up’ crime

Over 100 arrested, 13 officers injured after Chicago crowds clash with police in what...

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CLOSE Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot tell reporters Chicago will be ready if federal agents are deployed by Trump administration. Associated PressPolice in Chicago said 100 people were arrested and 13 officers were injured after hundreds smashed windows, stole from stores and clashed with police early Monday in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile shopping district and other…
‘Pragmatic and cautious’: As some Americans avoid travel, others visit COVID-19 hot spots anyway

‘Pragmatic and cautious’: As some Americans avoid travel, others visit COVID-19 hot spots anyway

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CLOSE If you're planning to take a road trip, remember these tips while traveling. USA TODAYJacqui Slay, a 38-year-old stay-at-home mom of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, planned her family trip to Disney World in Florida a year ago. One month away from her scheduled tour in early September, she said she wasn't sure if she…
Breonna Taylor’s name is a national rallying cry. Will it be enough to charge the police?

Breonna Taylor’s name is a national rallying cry. Will it be enough to charge...

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CLOSE Nearly 30 volunteers and 10 teaching artists painted a 7,000-square-foot mural honoring Breonna Taylor – a 26-year old Black woman who was fatally shot by police in her Louisville, Kentucky apartment in March – at Chambers Park in Annapolis. (July 7) AP DomesticLOUISVILLE, Ky. – Her name has echoed in streets across the U.S. and around…