Coronavirus updates: California governor urges county to lock down; Trump administration will fund Texas testing sites

Coronavirus updates: California governor urges county to lock down; Trump administration will fund Texas...

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CLOSE Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks to how personal responsibility and social distancing is the key to ending the spread of the coronavirus. USA TODAYCoronavirus cases shot up in states across the country this week as the U.S. saw its highest single-day increase in new confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic.Texas and Florida continued…
Will the Facebook advertising boycott force the social media giant to change? Not likely

Will the Facebook advertising boycott force the social media giant to change? Not likely

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CLOSE The Nazis used the red triangle to mark political prisoners. USA TODAYHundreds of advertisers say they won't spend money on Facebook in July or beyond over concerns the social media company isn't doing enough to stop hate speech.  But the exodus of spenders may not be enough to push CEO Mark Zuckerberg to make the level of change that…
What states require face masks in public? Kansas, Texas join growing list of states where it’s mandatory

What states require face masks in public? Kansas, Texas join growing list of states...

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CLOSE This is how often you should wash your cloth face mask. USA TODAYHave you been wearing a face mask when you leave the home?As coronavirus cases continue to rise in at least 40 states, many governors are instituting or renewing orders requiring people to wear face coverings in public. Most of the orders require…
Walmart, Aldi recall some Fresh Express garden salad mixes potentially linked to growing Cyclospora outbreak

Walmart, Aldi recall some Fresh Express garden salad mixes potentially linked to growing Cyclospora...

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CLOSE E.Coli, metal and even a dead bat has have been found in recalled food. In fact, food recalls are increasing. Yet, that might actually be a good sign. Here's why. USA TODAYDays after health officials warned of a growing outbreak of Cyclospora infections "potentially linked" to certain store brands of garden salad mixes, more…
Dow notches best quarter since 1987, a rebound helped by low interest rates and government stimulus amid COVID-19

Dow notches best quarter since 1987, a rebound helped by low interest rates and...

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CLOSE Where does the U.S. stimulus money come from? Here's how the Federal Reserve is saving the economy from the COVID-19 crisis. USA TODAYStocks notched their best quarter in decades, as government stimulus and low interest rates helped markets start to recover from the damage of the coronavirus pandemic at the start of the year.The Dow…
Trump accuses protesters who tear down statues of wanting to ‘wipe out our history’ in Fourth of July speech

Trump accuses protesters who tear down statues of wanting to ‘wipe out our history’...

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CLOSE President Trump is getting a fresh push to don a face mask during the pandemic from some Republicans and members of Fox News. Buzz60WASHINGTON – On the eve of Independence Day, President Donald Trump used a speech before Mount Rushmore on Friday to condemn protesters across the country for attacking monuments while announcing he would sign an executive…
Atlanta Dream’s Renee Montgomery pens letter to Sen. Kelly Loeffler: ‘Don’t end up on the wrong side of history’

Atlanta Dream’s Renee Montgomery pens letter to Sen. Kelly Loeffler: ‘Don’t end up on...

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CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Nancy Armour discusses Maya Moore's campaign to help free a wrongfully convicted man from prison. USA TODAYAtlanta Dream guard Renee Montgomery has conquered the basketball court both in the WNBA and before that at the University of Connecticut. But last month, Montgomery decided there was a bigger battle to be…
House passes bill to make DC the 51st state, but GOP opposition means bill unlikely to advance further

House passes bill to make DC the 51st state, but GOP opposition means bill...

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CLOSE Democrats controlling the House have slated a vote next week to make the District of Columbia the 51st state, an issue that they say has become far more important in the aftermath of protests for racial justice in Washington and the nation. (June 16) AP DomesticWASHINGTON – The Democratic-led House of Representatives passed a bill…
‘A crime against humanity’: Officers fired over photo reenacting Elijah McClain chokehold

‘A crime against humanity’: Officers fired over photo reenacting Elijah McClain chokehold

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CLOSE Colorado Governor Jared Polis appointed state Attorney General Phil Weiser to investigate the death of Elijah McClain's death, a 23-year-old Black man who died in police custody. USA TODAYThree officers have been fired and another recently resigned over photos taken at a memorial for Elijah McClain last year, a visibly shaken Aurora, Colorado, Police Department Interim Chief Vanessa…
Ole Miss basketball player transferring: ‘Proud not to represent that flag anymore,’ be associated with Confederacy

Ole Miss basketball player transferring: ‘Proud not to represent that flag anymore,’ be associated...

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Chris Boyle, Daytona Beach News-Journal Published 12:04 p.m. ET June 27, 2020 | Updated 12:04 p.m. ET June 27, 2020CLOSE Watch as sports figures like Michael Jordan and Patrick Mahomes share thoughts on racism in America. USA TODAYMississippi junior basketball player Blake Hinson, who entered the NCAA’s transfer portal last week, plans to transfer to Iowa State.The…