Trump’s choice: Senate approves Mark Esper as defense secretary

Trump’s choice: Senate approves Mark Esper as defense secretary

CLOSE President Donald Trump stopped to talk to reporters outside the White House about putting a new Acting Secretary of Defense in place, before heading to Florida for campaign event. (June 18) AP, APWASHINGTON – The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved President Donald Trump’s nomination of Mark Esper as defense secretary, ending a seven-month period of…
Trust no one? Americans lack faith in the government, the media and each other, survey finds

Trust no one? Americans lack faith in the government, the media and each other,...

CLOSE A study recently published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found those who showed higher signs of trust lived longer than those who didn’t. Buzz60's Mercer Morrison has the story. Buzz60Three-quarters of Americans believe trust in the federal government is shrinking, and more than two-thirds say the same for personal trust, according…
ACLU files motion to block Georgia’s six-week abortion ban from taking effect

ACLU files motion to block Georgia’s six-week abortion ban from taking effect

CLOSE A new federal lawsuit filed in Atlanta seeks to block a Georgia law that bans most abortions, saying it's unconstitutional. (June 28) APATLANTA— A team of abortion rights advocacy groups have filed a court motion to stop Georgia's six-week abortion ban from taking effect in January. The American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Reproductive Rights…
A military strike on Iran? Trump is reluctant to do it despite history of threats

A military strike on Iran? Trump is reluctant to do it despite history of...

CLOSE An audio recording reveals the tense moments before a British-flagged oil tanker was seized by Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces. APWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has threatened Iran for years, and often says he is willing to use force – but allies and aides say it would take an exceptional provocation for him to act, given his…
Knee-deep flooding jams transit, swamps battered Brooklyn, darkens parts of New Jersey

Knee-deep flooding jams transit, swamps battered Brooklyn, darkens parts of New Jersey

CLOSE Commuters navigate flooded streets in Brooklyn, New York as flash flood warnings were issued. StoryfulTrains and planes were delayed while cars and pedestrians slogged through knee-deep water in battered Brooklyn as flash flooding swept through parts of the borough following days of intense heat and power outages.The storms hit late Monday and early Tuesday.…
Boris Johnson wins contest to be United Kingdom’s new prime minister

Boris Johnson wins contest to be United Kingdom’s new prime minister

CLOSE Kim Hjelmgaard on how Brexit and election situations that has led to this moment: the Conservative Party once again choosing the next Prime Minister. USA TODAYLONDON – Boris Johnson succeeded Theresa May as Britain's new prime minister on Tuesday and the incoming leader faces a bumpy ride amid pressure to get the nation's stalled exit from the…
South Korea fired warning shots after Russian planes entered airspace

South Korea fired warning shots after Russian planes entered airspace

Associated Press Published 6:25 a.m. ET July 23, 2019 CLOSE US President Donald Trump was welcomed to South Korea by its president and one of its biggest K-pop boy bands on Saturday. Trump met with President Moon Jae-in at the Blue House, where the South Korean leader has his offices and home. (June 29) APSouth…
A drug dog had an allergic reaction while sniffing around an Alabama prison and died

A drug dog had an allergic reaction while sniffing around an Alabama prison and...

CLOSEAn Alabama Department of Corrections narcotics dog died this weekend after he had an allergic reaction to a substance inside an Elmore County prison. Alabama Department of Corrections officials say K-9 Jake collapsed during a contraband search inside Staton Correctional Facility on Thursday. Jake "alerted" on a substance before falling unconscious.K-9 Jake with his handler Sg.t…
There’s ‘poop in the water’ at America’s dirtiest beaches. Is yours on the list?

There’s ‘poop in the water’ at America’s dirtiest beaches. Is yours on the list?

CLOSE Rip currents are not easy to spot and are even harder to get out of. Here's how to avoid and swim (the right way) out of a rip current. Just the FAQs, USA TODAYLOS ANGELES — Gerry Klatt gazes across the beach toward a peaceful bay at Cabrillo Beach, seemingly the perfect place for…
Britain’s new prime minister, first responder vote, Justice Stevens’ funeral: 5 things to know Tuesday

Britain’s new prime minister, first responder vote, Justice Stevens’ funeral: 5 things to know...

Editors, USA TODAY Published 3:44 a.m. ET July 23, 2019 | Updated 3:56 a.m. ET July 23, 2019CLOSEWho will be Britain's new prime minister?The identity of Britain's next prime minister will be announced Tuesday with the conclusion of the ruling Conservative Party's runoff election between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt. Pro-Brexit Johnson is regarded as an eccentric, gaffe-prone…