Donald Trump imposes sanctions on Iran’s national bank in retaliation for Saudi oil attacks

Donald Trump imposes sanctions on Iran’s national bank in retaliation for Saudi oil attacks

CLOSE An attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities caused energy prices to increase worldwide and reignited fears of a U.S. military confrontation in the Middle East. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Friday that he is placing new sanctions on Iran’s national bank in retaliation for its alleged role in the crippling strikes on…
Skip school and strike: Students across the US will join Global Climate Strike marches

Skip school and strike: Students across the US will join Global Climate Strike marches

CLOSE At only 16-year-old, the Swedish teen is taking a stand and letting Congress and the world know about climate change. USA TODAYTens of thousands of high school students concerned about climate change planned to let their feet do the talking Friday in a nationwide walkout of classes to join Global Climate Strike marches.Organizers said…
Three Mile Island, where a meltdown forever changed nuclear energy in America, shuts down Friday

Three Mile Island, where a meltdown forever changed nuclear energy in America, shuts down...

CLOSE Witnesses of the 1979 nuclear accident of Unit 2 at Three Mile Island reflect on the accident and its legacy on this area of central Pennsylvania. Paul Kuehnel, pkuehnel@ydr.comMIDDLETOWN, PA – Even 40 years later, John Garver vividly remembers the metallic taste of the nation's worst commercial nuclear disaster.An acrid odor permeated Harrisburg as he walked…
Alexa, are you ready to live in the car ,too?

Alexa, are you ready to live in the car ,too?

CLOSEThere's a reason a new product announced by Amazon 12 months ago never got released to the general public. Echo Auto just isn't ready for drive time. The product has an unbelievably affordable price at $25 and was only offered initially by "invite-only," on a first-come, first-come basis. I did get my invite recently, forked over the big…
After cancer, Supreme Court’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg hits the road to prove her vitality — and longevity

After cancer, Supreme Court’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg hits the road to prove her vitality...

CLOSE Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she's amazed people want to take pictures with her. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – Over her 86½ years on earth, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been lauded as a women's rights pioneer, a Supreme Court justice and a cultural icon. These days, she receives hearty ovations just for staying on the job.To satisfy…
Climate change fight, White House state dinner, ‘Ad Astra’ and ‘Rambo’ hit theaters: 5 things to know Friday

Climate change fight, White House state dinner, ‘Ad Astra’ and ‘Rambo’ hit theaters: 5...

Editors, USA TODAY Published 3:29 a.m. ET Sept. 20, 2019 CLOSESecond state dinner of Trump administration to be heldJust the second state dinner of the Trump presidency will be held at the White House on Friday evening when Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife, Jenny, will be the guests of honor. Morrison said…
Alienstock music festival draws like-minded seekers to dusty Nevada town in search of ‘them aliens’

Alienstock music festival draws like-minded seekers to dusty Nevada town in search of ‘them...

Looking for them aliens: Alienstock, Storm Area 51 event starts in South... Little A'Le'Inn owner Connie West speaks on the phone outside of the bar and restaurant, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Rachel, Nev. West was preparing for an event spawned from the "Storm Area 51" internet hoax. (AP Photo/John Locher) John Locher, AP Buy…
‘In desperate need of facts’: FDA launches criminal probe as vaping illnesses jump to 530

‘In desperate need of facts’: FDA launches criminal probe as vaping illnesses jump to...

CLOSE With so little known about the mysterious vaping lung disease that's claimed multiple lives, some cities and states are warning against all vaping. USA TODAYThe Food and Drug Administration has launched a criminal probe into the recent spike in vaping-related illnesses, which has jumped to 530, health authorities said Thursday.The confirmed cases, up from 380…
Buttigieg  jabs at Warren for her ‘evasive’ answer on middle-class taxes under Medicare for All

Buttigieg jabs at Warren for her ‘evasive’ answer on middle-class taxes under Medicare...

CLOSE Health care was the dominant issue, and front runner Joe Biden was the main target for the other nine candidates on the stage. USA TODAYWASHINGTON-- Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg took a jab at fellow candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., for being “evasive” in not saying whether her health care plan…
Facebook employee dies in apparent suicide at company’s headquarters, police say

Facebook employee dies in apparent suicide at company’s headquarters, police say

CLOSE On average, there are 123 suicides per day in the United States. If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK. USA TODAYA man died at Facebook headquarters in California on Thursday in an apparent suicide, police said. The man jumped from the fourth floor of a building, according to a news…