Pac-12 joins Big Ten with conference-only football, other sports for the fall

Pac-12 joins Big Ten with conference-only football, other sports for the fall

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CLOSE SportsPulse: Dan Wolken and Paul Myerberg discuss if there will be college football this fall. As Wolken put its, all it takes is one bad outcome due to the pandemic to send the sport into chaos. USA TODAYThe Pac-12 will use a conference-only playing schedule for football and several other fall sports should teams…
Citing COVID threat, judge blocks first federal execution in 17 years; sides with victims’ family

Citing COVID threat, judge blocks first federal execution in 17 years; sides with victims’...

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CLOSE Managing pandemic has become a political issue, as US struggles to keep cases from growing. USA TODAYCiting the threat posed by a resurgence of the deadly coronavirus, a judge delayed Monday's federal execution of Daniel Lewis Lee, who would have been the first federal inmate to be put to death in 17 years.U.S. District…
‘Ghislaine Maxwell is not Epstein’: Attorneys argue for bail ahead of detention hearing, cite COVID threat

‘Ghislaine Maxwell is not Epstein’: Attorneys argue for bail ahead of detention hearing, cite...

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CLOSEGhislaine Maxwell, longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested as part of a federal inquiry into child sex trafficking. (Photo: Getty Images)Attorneys for Ghislaine Maxwell, accused of procuring young victims for Jeffrey Epstein's child sex trafficking operation, argued for her release on bail, citing the coronavirus threat while attempting to distance her from the disgraced financier."Ghislaine…
Abortion pill restricted by FDA for decades has better safety record than penicillin and Viagra

Abortion pill restricted by FDA for decades has better safety record than penicillin and...

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CLOSE The FDA won't allow you to get the abortion pill from a pharmacy with a prescription. The coronavirus pandemic has made it even harder to access. USA TODAYEditor’s note: A Newsy investigation looks at why the Food and Drug Administration has made Mifeprex, also known as the “abortion pill,” one of the most restricted drugs.…
As coronavirus surges in Republican territory, so does rage over masks

As coronavirus surges in Republican territory, so does rage over masks

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CLOSE Businesses and cities across the country are requiring people to wear masks, which some people say infringe upon their individual rights. USA TODAYAfter waiting hours for his turn to speak to the Montgomery City Council on June 16, pulmonologist Dr. William Saliski spoke slowly and in basic terms about what he had seen on…
Trump postpones New Hampshire campaign rally, citing Tropical Storm Fay

Trump postpones New Hampshire campaign rally, citing Tropical Storm Fay

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CLOSE Donald Trump's push to reopen schools comes amid a nationwide debate over whether it's safe for children to return to the classroom amid coronavirus. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump postponed a highly anticipated rally planned Saturday in New Hampshire citing Tropical Storm Fay, prompting some critics to point out that it was the latest hiccup…
Opinion: After a jarring 24 hours in college sports, football season is in big trouble

Opinion: After a jarring 24 hours in college sports, football season is in big...

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CLOSE SportsPulse: As Christine Brennan points out, the Ivy League's decisions have often been a tell tale sign for all college sports and it's time to prepare for a fall without college football. USA TODAYThe decisions are coming quickly now. They are jarring and they are ominous, and they tell the same story, over and…
Coronavirus updates: Nevada, New Mexico renew restrictions; Kentucky requires masks starting Friday; Oregon reports largest daily case count

Coronavirus updates: Nevada, New Mexico renew restrictions; Kentucky requires masks starting Friday; Oregon reports...

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CLOSE If you thought COVID-19 symptoms couldn't get worse, doctors say a new symptom has emerged. Hallucinations. USA TODAYA spiking COVID-19 case count in Florida is straining the Sunshine State's hospital system as nearly half of its intensive care units are at least 90% full, state data shows.On Thursday, Florida recorded a one-day record of 120 deaths.…
These Arizona teachers shared a classroom for summer school. All 3 contracted COVID-19. 1 died.

These Arizona teachers shared a classroom for summer school. All 3 contracted COVID-19. 1...

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CLOSE The president and the CDC disagree on the guidelines for reopening schools. USA TODAYKids begged to go to Mrs. Byrd's classroom to do art projects. Every year, Mrs. Byrd taught folklórico dance to her first-grade students. And though she had once retired, Mrs. Byrd loved teaching so much, she couldn't help but return to the classroom, her…
Tropical Storm Fay forms off North Carolina coast, likely to make landfall Friday

Tropical Storm Fay forms off North Carolina coast, likely to make landfall Friday

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CLOSE Warnings are posted for the Jersey Shore as Tropical Storm Fay formed Thursday afternoon near North Carolina. Video ElephantThe sixth named tropical storm in an already busy hurricane season is expected to bring heavy rain and flooding to the mid-Atlantic coast heading into the weekend.Tropical Storm Fay formed Thursday off the North Carolina coast, and…