Coronavirus updates: Las Vegas bars, breweries to reopen Sunday; Texas eases business restrictions; India reports 96K more cases in 24 hours

Coronavirus updates: Las Vegas bars, breweries to reopen Sunday; Texas eases business restrictions; India...

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CLOSE Without masks and a vaccine, we could reach Herd Immunity from COVID-19, but deaths would skyrocket. We break down the science of it. USA TODAYWith the U.S. approaching 200,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths and worldwide infections topping 30 million, Texas and Nevada are set to ease restrictions for some businesses beginning this weekend.In Texas, which…
Halle Berry seems to confirm she’s in a relationship with Van Hunt: ‘now ya know…’

Halle Berry seems to confirm she’s in a relationship with Van Hunt: ‘now ya...

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CLOSE Halle Berry apologized after revealing she wanted to play a transgender man in an upcoming film. GLAAD commended her decision to turn the role down. USA TODAYIs Halle Berry in a new relationship?The Oscar-winning actress seemed to confirm she's dating singer Van Hunt on Thursday, when she posted an Instagram photo of herself wearing a T-shirt bearing…
Why Celtics downplayed ‘emotional’ locker room blowup following Game 2 loss to Heat

Why Celtics downplayed ‘emotional’ locker room blowup following Game 2 loss to Heat

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CLOSEAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideWith frustrations running high, the voices in the Boston Celtics’ locker room became increasingly loud.So loud that reporters on site could hear Celtics guard Marcus Smart and other players having heated conversations following their 106-101 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, which puts Boston…
Tampa Bay Lightning defeat New York Islanders in Game 6 to advance to Stanley Cup Final

Tampa Bay Lightning defeat New York Islanders in Game 6 to advance to Stanley...

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CLOSEAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideOne year after being shocked in the first round, the Tampa Bay Lightning are heading to the Stanley Cup Final.They defeated the New York Islanders 2-1 Thursday night in the Edmonton, Alberta, bubble to win the Eastern Conference final 4-2 and set up a meeting with the Dallas Stars. Game 1 is…
Heat rally to stun Celtics in Game 2 for 2-0 lead in Eastern Conference finals

Heat rally to stun Celtics in Game 2 for 2-0 lead in Eastern Conference...

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CLOSEAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Miami Heat started hot in Game 2, then turned cold and looked like they might get run out of the gym by the Boston Celtics.It was similar to Game 1 when Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said the Celtics "were kicking our (expletive)."Miami overcame a 17-point…
University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student apologizes for falsely claiming to be Black

University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student apologizes for falsely claiming to be Black

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CV Vitolo-Haddad, shown in a 2017 file photo, is a University of Wisconsin-Madison doctoral student. (Photo: Coburn Dukehart / Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism)MILWAUKEE – A doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison issued a public apology this week after accusations emerged online that they were presenting as Black person despite being mostly of Italian ancestry.CV Vitolo-Haddad —…
Lev Parnas, former Giuliani associate, faces additional charges for duping victims into investing in Fraud Guarantee

Lev Parnas, former Giuliani associate, faces additional charges for duping victims into investing in...

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CLOSE Rudy Giuliani's associate Lev Parnas said President Trump "knew exactly what was going on" in Ukraine. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – Lev Parnas, a Soviet-born former associate of Rudy Giuliani who worked to dig up dirt on President Donald Trump's political rivals, is facing additional charges for allegedly defrauding potential investors in order to raise money for his…
Texas deputies, including those who killed Javier Ambler, reportedly got steakhouse gift cards for using force

Texas deputies, including those who killed Javier Ambler, reportedly got steakhouse gift cards for...

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Williamson County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office leaders rewarded deputies who used force on the job with steakhouse gift cards, according to two former employees, one of whom made the admission to Texas Rangers investigating the agency’s aggressive tactics.Among the deputies who received gift cards to places such as Logan’s Roadhouse were J.J. Johnson and Zach Camden, the…
Register to Vote in 2020 Elections | USA TODAY

Register to Vote in 2020 Elections | USA TODAY

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Election 2020 logoMake sure you’re ready to voteThe USA TODAY Network is working to make sure Americans across the country have the resources they need to make their vote count. Use the buttons below to check your registration and more.Explore the Voter Guide: Find explanations of the top issues that will drive the election and…
House Whip James Clyburn calls Barr’s slavery comment the most ‘God-awful thing I’ve ever heard’

House Whip James Clyburn calls Barr’s slavery comment the most ‘God-awful thing I’ve ever...

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CLOSE A new book suggests that President Trump understood the threats of the coronavirus even as he told the nation it was no worse than the seasonal flu. USA TODAYHouse Majority Whip James Clyburn reacted sharply to Attorney General William Barr's comment that evoked slavery while decrying government overreach with coronavirus restrictions, calling it "the most…