Without an ‘ounce of empathy’: Their stories show the dangers of being Black and pregnant

Without an ‘ounce of empathy’: Their stories show the dangers of being Black and...

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Show caption Hide captionKyana Brathwaite, a registered nurse from Havertown, Pennsylvania, said she’s seen instances of racism throughout her career as a nurse and experienced it while pregnant. “She treated me as if I was a piece of cattle,” she said about her doctor. JOE LAMBERTI/COURIER POST-USA TODAY NETWORKAt six months pregnant, Iaishia Smith asked…
‘Don’t come back until you find him’: The harrowing story of a father’s desperate attempt to save his son in the Oregon wildfires

‘Don’t come back until you find him’: The harrowing story of a father’s desperate...

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CLOSE Dozens of wind-driven wildfires race through more than a dozen western U.S. states. USA TODAY(Editor's note: During the search for his 13-year-old son Wyatt in the Beachie Creek Fire in Oregon, Chris Tofte and a family friend acting as a spokesperson shared their experiences during multiple interviews with The Statesman Journal of the USA…
USA TODAY Sports’ 2020 NFL Super Bowl, playoff and MVP predictions

USA TODAY Sports’ 2020 NFL Super Bowl, playoff and MVP predictions

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CLOSE SportsPulse: Believe it or not the 2020 NFL season is here. Our experts predict who's going to surprise, disappoint and ultimately win it all in the league's most unprecedented season. USA TODAYSubmitting NFL predictions may be trickier than ever here in 2020, a year like most of us have never lived through.How to assess…
Why is the sky changing colors? The science behind Oregon wildfires’ apocalyptic sky

Why is the sky changing colors? The science behind Oregon wildfires’ apocalyptic sky

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AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideSALEM, Ore. – As wildfires exploded and smoke choked communities across the western U.S. this week, residents in Oregon watched the sky change from a deep orange-red on Tuesday to yellow later in the week and then to a foggy white this weekend. Nearly 95 large wildfires have wreaked havoc through Oregon and other western states,…
Senate report finds ‘significant’ prescription drug delivery delays under Postmaster General Louis DeJoy

Senate report finds ‘significant’ prescription drug delivery delays under Postmaster General Louis DeJoy

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CLOSE The U.S. Postal Service is facing record demand because of COVID-19 and the upcoming election. Does it have the funds to rise to the occasion? USA TODAYWASHINGTON — A report released Wednesday by two Democratic senators found "significant and increasing delays" in the mail delivery of prescription drugs under the tenure of Postmaster General Louis…
Chicago radio host fired for tweet about ESPN reporter Maria Taylor’s attire

Chicago radio host fired for tweet about ESPN reporter Maria Taylor’s attire

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CLOSE SportsPulse: The first NFL Sunday of 2020 was unlike any we had ever seen before. While stadiums lacked fans there certainly wasn't any lack of drama. Mackenzie Salmon overreacts to all the biggest storylines from Week 1. USA TODAYChicago radio station 670 The Score has fired on-air host Dan McNeil after a comment he…
Several boats sink in pro-Trump boat parade in Texas that drew hundreds of supporters

Several boats sink in pro-Trump boat parade in Texas that drew hundreds of supporters

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Hojun Choi and Joel Shannon, USA TODAY NETWORK Published 4:48 p.m. ET Sept. 5, 2020 | Updated 8:52 p.m. ET Sept. 5, 2020CLOSEAUSTIN, Texas – Multiple boats participating in a parade in support of President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign sunk Saturday on Lake Travis, located west of Austin, according to the Travis County Sheriff's Office.Multiple small boats needed…
Trump’s tensions with the military grow after reports that he disparaged soldiers, generals

Trump’s tensions with the military grow after reports that he disparaged soldiers, generals

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CLOSE President Donald Trump says military leaders want to do nothing but fight wars. Buzz60WASHINGTON – Suckers and losers, warmongers and pussies. President Donald Trump has reportedly used those labels to describe American war heroes and Pentagon brass. It's enough to rankle even key Trump allies, including the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee.  And…
More than 200 campers rescued by helicopter as Creek Fire prompts state of emergency in California: What we know

More than 200 campers rescued by helicopter as Creek Fire prompts state of emergency...

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CLOSE Visalia Times-Delta Photographer Ron Holman captures video of the Creek Fire before authorities asked the public to get to safety. Visalia Times-DeltaVISALIA, Calif. — Dozens of people were rescued by helicopter overnight into early Sunday as flames from the Creek Fire surrounded Mammoth Pool Campground and destroyed a small city in California. The blaze spread at an exponential rate, incinerating…
Americans are buying, building, converting backyard sheds into home offices

Americans are buying, building, converting backyard sheds into home offices

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CLOSE If you're working from home, here are some tips to stay productive and ensure your home office is optimized for working remotely. USA TODAYRobin Salcido and her husband have been sharing a small home office since March as America eased into the remote work era.She’s an artist. He’s an engineer. But as the months ticked…