R. Kelly representative: I would ‘absolutely not’ trust the singer with my daughter

R. Kelly representative: I would ‘absolutely not’ trust the singer with my daughter

CLOSE After R. Kelly's arrest, spokesperson Darrell Johnson clarified his role to the frustrated parent's of Joycelyn Savage, Kelly's girlfriend. USA TODAYDarrell Johnson, a member of jailed singer R. Kelly's inner circle, told Gayle King on Monday's CBS This Morning that Kelly is not doing well in custody.Kelly has been held without bond at the federal Metropolitan…
Police: 3 dead in shooting at California Ford dealership

Police: 3 dead in shooting at California Ford dealership

CLOSEPolice investigate at the scene of a shooting at the Morgan Hill Ford Store in Morgan Hill, Calif., Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Police say the shooting has killed at least two people in what may be a workplace confrontation. (Photo: Nic Coury, AP)Three people are dead after a shooting on Tuesday night at a Ford dealership…
US Navy assists 2 tankers after ‘reported attack’ in Gulf of Oman amid tensions with Iran

US Navy assists 2 tankers after ‘reported attack’ in Gulf of Oman amid tensions...

CLOSE Two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz were damaged in suspected attacks on Thursday, an assault that left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both vessels and the US Navy rushed to assist. (June 13) APU.S. Navy ships rushed to the aid of two oil tankers in the Gulf of…
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…
Tornado season has been wild, and more storms are coming

Tornado season has been wild, and more storms are coming

Story HighlightsMore storms are forecast the rest of the month for the central U.S.Tornadoes have killed 31 people so far this year, which is about half the long-term average.The deadly and destructive 2019 tornado season has been above-average, and shows no signs of letting up.A day after at least 20 tornadoes rolled through the central…
Megan Rapinoe, Rose Lavelle lead U.S. women to 2019 World Cup championship in France

Megan Rapinoe, Rose Lavelle lead U.S. women to 2019 World Cup championship in France

CLOSE SportsPulse: The U.S. women are World Cup champions, yet again. The Americans lived up to all of the pre-tournament hype and expectations claiming their fourth title. And as Nancy Armour puts it, their impact will be long lasting on and off the field. USA TODAYLYON, France -- Best in the tournament, maybe the best ever.The…
Target’s 15% teacher discount is back through July 20 and it’s for homeschool parents too

Target’s 15% teacher discount is back through July 20 and it’s for homeschool parents...

CLOSE Elementary school teacher Stacie Baur in Pennsylvania teaches English to Chinese students via Skype to make ends meet. Jack Gruber, USA TODAYTarget wants to help teachers stretch their back-to-school dollars on more than just supplies for their classrooms.For the second year, the Minneapolis-based retailer will offer teachers a weeklong 15% discount on select items…
‘We are Eric Garner’: Protesters to call for firing of NYPD officers at rally in NYC today

‘We are Eric Garner’: Protesters to call for firing of NYPD officers at rally...

CLOSE A New York City police officer will not face federal charges in the 2014 death of Eric Garner. USA TODAYNEW YORK – Hundreds of youth organizers carrying coffins and posters will march Wednesday afternoon at Foley Park to call for Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York Police Department to fire all officers involved in the chaotic arrest…
Country star Miranda Lambert, cop husband Brendan McLoughlin are ‘happy and together’

Country star Miranda Lambert, cop husband Brendan McLoughlin are ‘happy and together’

CLOSE Keith Urban had the perfect reaction to these powerful performances at the 2019 American Country Music Awards. USA TODAYMiranda Lambert is enjoying newlywed life, and if you think she's singing a different tune, you're wrong. Contrary to a tabloid report from Star, the "Little Red Wagon" singer says she and her new husband, NYPD officer Brendan McLoughlin, are not…
Tornado barrage leaves path of destruction from Kansas to Pennsylvania

Tornado barrage leaves path of destruction from Kansas to Pennsylvania

CLOSE Damage is widespread in areas of Kansas near Kansas City, after multiple tornadoes tore through on Tuesday. (May 29) APLAWRENCE, Kansas – A two-week roar of tornadoes that has ravaged much of the Midwest descended on this university town Tuesday, blasting homes and businesses and injuring at least a dozen people.The latest barrage of severe…