New California law, the first of its kind, requires racial diversity on corporate boards of directors

New California law, the first of its kind, requires racial diversity on corporate boards...

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CLOSE Companies across the country have been speaking out against racism, but less than 2% of top executives at 50 largest companies are Black. USA TODAYCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law requiring publicly traded corporations headquartered in California to appoint directors from underrepresented communities to their boards, the first law in the country to…
Travel industry layoffs could begin Thursday as Congress fails to come up with a new relief package

Travel industry layoffs could begin Thursday as Congress fails to come up with a...

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CLOSE Many U.S. airlines are overstaffed due to reduced flying schedules and low demand for air travel amid the coronavirus pandemic. USA TODAYWith the federal stimulus due to run out Thursday, airlines, hotels and other travel-related businesses are trying desperately to urge Congress to act on a new relief plan to head off mass layoffs.Treasury Secretary Steven…
Coronavirus aid package, new Louisville police chief, Harvest Moon: 5 things to know Thursday

Coronavirus aid package, new Louisville police chief, Harvest Moon: 5 things to know Thursday

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Editors, USA TODAY Published 4:10 a.m. ET Oct. 1, 2020 | Updated 4:40 a.m. ET Oct. 1, 2020CLOSEHouse to vote on coronavirus aid packageThe Democrat-run House plans to vote Thursday on a $2.2 trillion stimulus bill to help Americans struggling amid the coronavirus era. The proposal, a pared-down version of legislation approved in May, will likely pass,…
Republicans have said they want to confirm Amy Coney Barrett before Election Day. Here’s how long other confirmations took

Republicans have said they want to confirm Amy Coney Barrett before Election Day. Here’s...

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CLOSE Amy Coney Barrett, a Catholic, law professor and Court of Appeals judge, is President Donald Trump's pick for his third Supreme Court nomination. WochitWASHINGTON – Now that President Donald Trump has named Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, the issue in Washington becomes whether the Republican-majority Senate can confirm her before Election Day.But if…
‘I welled up with tears’: Jon Bon Jovi on George Floyd’s death, Colin Kaepernick and new album ‘2020’

‘I welled up with tears’: Jon Bon Jovi on George Floyd’s death, Colin Kaepernick...

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CLOSE Jon Bon Jovi urges people to volunteer in his band's new single "Do What You Can" from the album "2020." USA TODAYNEW YORK – By now, Jon Bon Jovi is familiar with the phrase "Shut up and sing."  Early this spring, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer premiered "Do What You Can," an uplifting ode…
‘Dancing With the Stars’ Disney Night: ‘Tiger King’ Carole Baskin’s ‘Lion King’ dance gets mauled

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Disney Night: ‘Tiger King’ Carole Baskin’s ‘Lion King’ dance gets...

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CLOSE The first night of "Dancing with the Stars" Season 29 was full of tiger stripes and claws. Carole Baskin received the lowest score of the night. USA TODAYWarning: Spoiler alert for "Dancing With the Stars" second elimination."Dancing With the Stars" Week 3 was Disney Night, which should have been filled with great outfits, joy and…
MLB playoffs Day 2 as it happened: Dodgers win Game 1 vs. Brewers, Yankees rally to sweep Indians

MLB playoffs Day 2 as it happened: Dodgers win Game 1 vs. Brewers, Yankees...

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CLOSE SportsPulse: The Houston Astros were the embarrassment of the league heading into the season after the team's cheating scandal was revealed. Our MLB reporters debate if they're fighting for their legacies this postseason. USA TODAYWednesday's slate of eight Major League Baseball postseason games didn't disappoint, providing some memorable contests with three American League teams…
Breonna Taylor protests: Hundreds disperse in Louisville as curfew begins; car drives through equality protest in California, injuring 2

Breonna Taylor protests: Hundreds disperse in Louisville as curfew begins; car drives through equality...

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Hundreds of people who took to the streets of Louisville on Saturday ran to churches and other indoor spaces as curfew fell across the city, three days after a grand jury did not indict three police officers directly connected to Breonna Taylor's death.Protests happened in several cities across the country earlier in the day –…
Coronavirus updates: Global death toll nears 1M; New York sees rise in cases; 1 in 3 parents won’t vaccinate kids against flu

Coronavirus updates: Global death toll nears 1M; New York sees rise in cases; 1...

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CLOSE U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said during a stop in Texas Monday that a vaccine against COVID-19 could be ready as soon as the end of this year or early 2021. But he isn't saying when Americans might be able to get it. (Sept. 28) AP DomesticThe global death toll from COVID-19 was on…
Mock debates? Briefing books? How Trump and Biden are preparing for their first debate in Cleveland

Mock debates? Briefing books? How Trump and Biden are preparing for their first debate...

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CLOSEPresident Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden will face each other Tuesday night during their first debate in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo: USA TODAY Network)CLEVELAND – Ahead of the most important debate of his political career, Joe Biden huddled with his team of senior advisers in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, last week to try to predict…