Intelligence watchdog provided no new documents in Trump impeachment probe, lawmaker says

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CLOSE Whistleblowers have been at time essential and detrimental to a country's democracy, but what makes them different than a leaker? We explain. Just the FAQs, USA TODAYWASHINGTON – The inspector general who received the whistleblower’s complaint at the heart of the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump and who found it credible testified privately…

Opinion: Simone Biles penalized for having skills other gymnasts can’t pull off

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CLOSE SportsPulse: Simone Biles is the greatest gymnast her sport has ever seen and over the weekend she further cemented herself alone at the top. USA TODAYSTUTTGART, Germany — Simone Biles is the last person international gymnastics officials should be using to try and make a point.In an effort to deter other gymnasts from trying skills…

Second man found guilty in the murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee in Chicago

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CLOSECorey Morgan listens during closing statements in his trial for the murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago on Thursday, October 3, 2019. (Photo: E. Jason Wambsgans, AP)CHICAGO — A second man was found guilty Friday in the killing of Tyshawn Lee, a 9-year-old boy who was executed in a 2015 Chicago gang…

Blistering heat and little rain is causing a ‘flash drought’ in the South

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CLOSE If you think it's hot now, just wait. Heat waves are becoming more frequent globally. But how do we measure heat waves? We explain. Just the FAQs, USA TODAYStory HighlightsThe drought is affecting 45 million people in 14 states.This week, most of the Deep South has been hotter than Death Valley.The drought is cracking farm soil,…

Trump to tell Pelosi that White House won’t cooperate on impeachment until the full...

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CLOSE Impeaching a U.S. president might not be the be-all-end-all for their career. We explain why this is the case. Just the FAQs, USA TODAYWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump and aides plan to tell House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that they will not cooperate with the ongoing impeachment inquiry until the full House votes to authorize it, officials…

Employers added just 136K jobs in September while unemployment rate hits a new 50-year...

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CLOSE The National Bureau of Economic Research determines a recession occurs when “a significant decline in economic activity” lasts more than “a few months.” USA TODAYHiring slowed in September as employers added 136,000 jobs, doing little to ease recession concerns and at least opening the door to another Federal Reserve rate cut as early as this…

How many years will Amber Guyger stay in prison? That could depend on Botham...

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CLOSE It was a moving moment when Brandt Jean asked the judge if he could hug Amber Guyger, the former Dallas cop who shot...

Lawmakers question intelligence IG, ‘Joker’ in theaters, Greta in Iowa: 5 things you need...

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Editors, USA TODAY Published 3:59 a.m. ET Oct. 4, 2019 | Updated 3:59 a.m. ET Oct. 4, 2019CLOSELawmakers to question intelligence IG about whistleblower complaintMembers of the House Intelligence Committee on Friday are scheduled to interview Michael Atkinson, the inspector general of the intelligence community whose office handled the whistleblower complaint concerning President Donald Trump's…

Ukraine: Text messages show U.S. diplomats believed U.S. aid was linked to Trump’s demand...

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CLOSE Joe Biden sent a message to President Trump during a campaign event in Nevada. The Democratic presidential hopeful said he's "not going anywhere." ...

AOC tells Donald Trump it’s better to be a ‘wack job’ than a ‘criminal...

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CLOSE Here's the latest for Thursday October 3rd: President Trump calls for China to investigate the Bidens; House impeachment inquiry hears first witness; new video of Hong Kong protest shooting; baby seals, baby seals, baby seals. AP, APWASHINGTON— President Donald Trump and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez exchanged words on Twitter on Thursday night after the president…