China retaliates against the US with tariffs on $75B worth of American goods

China retaliates against the US with tariffs on $75B worth of American goods

CLOSE President Trump's 'America First' approach has relied on slapping tariffs on countries, such as China and Mexico, which have led to current trade wars. What is a tariff and how do they work? We explain. Just the FAQs, USA TODAYThe trade war between the U.S. and China escalated further Friday as Beijing announced a…
Who are the Koch brothers and how did David Koch help shape conservatism in America?

Who are the Koch brothers and how did David Koch help shape conservatism in...

CLOSE Koch Industries said David Koch died "after many years of fighting various illnesses." USA TODAYThe Koch family announced on Friday morning that David Koch, the 79-year-old former Koch Industries executive and conservative political activist, passed away. The billionaire had been dealing with declining health and stepped down from his role in the family’s operations in 2018.David and older…
Man who admitted to fatally stabbing Iowa State golfer sentenced to life in prison

Man who admitted to fatally stabbing Iowa State golfer sentenced to life in prison

Collin Richards, who pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing Iowa State University golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena, has been sentenced to life in prison.
David Koch, billionaire who built conservative political empire, dies at 79

David Koch, billionaire who built conservative political empire, dies at 79

CLOSE Koch Industries said David Koch died "after many years of fighting various illnesses." USA TODAYDavid Koch, the billionaire businessman who built a conservative political empire with his brother Charles, died Friday at age 79, according to Koch Industries.The company said his death comes "after many years of fighting various illnesses."In a statement, Charles Koch announced…
Love ’em, hate ’em, respect ’em: The biggest villains across current sports landscape

Love ’em, hate ’em, respect ’em: The biggest villains across current sports landscape

CLOSEAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideThey are the athletes we love to hate. The ones who drive us crazy, but also garner our respect. The ones who win with a smirk on their face or consistently manage to draw the ire of the opposition. The stars their fans adore, but everyone else cannot stand. They are the…
Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover,’ Samsung phones, Delta Aquariid meteor shower: 5 things to know Friday

Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover,’ Samsung phones, Delta Aquariid meteor shower: 5 things to know Friday

USA TODAY Published 3:26 a.m. ET Aug. 23, 2019 | Updated 5:45 a.m. ET Aug. 23, 2019CLOSEIt's Taylor timeNo need to calm down, Taylor Swift’s seventh studio album is here. Out Friday, the sprawling 18-track album  is less focused and more openhearted than anything she’s released since “Red.” Needless to say, the last few years have…
Taylor Swift is a kid again on ‘Lover,’ a big, messy embrace of a new album

Taylor Swift is a kid again on ‘Lover,’ a big, messy embrace of a...

CLOSE Taylor Swift dropped her highly anticipated album "Lover," which includes a collaboration with the Dixie Chicks and some juicy lyrical references. USA TODAYWhat does it sound like when Taylor Swift – who has spent most of the past decade striving to redefine her sound, achieve pop supremacy and control her public narrative – has nothing…
More than 6,100 flights delayed across the US over thunderstorms in the Northeast

More than 6,100 flights delayed across the US over thunderstorms in the Northeast

CLOSE A massive fight delay causes passengers to leave a flight except for one traveler; the pilot’s mom! Buzz60’s Mercer Morrison has the story. Buzz60The Northeast is being hit with heavy rain, causing a flurry of flight delays and cancellations during a busy travel weekend ahead of Labor Day and back-to-school season. As of 12:15 a.m. ET…
Robert Downey Jr. teases major surprise: ‘All will be revealed’ at Rolling Stones concert

Robert Downey Jr. teases major surprise: ‘All will be revealed’ at Rolling Stones concert

CLOSEMick Jagger and The Rolling Stones perform at the Rose Bowl Thursday night, and apparently, they have something out of this world to announce. (Photo: Greg Allen/Invision/AP)PASADENA, Calif. — Something mysterious is going down with the Rolling Stones concert at the Rose Bowl on Thursday night. Robert Downey Jr. has promised it's going to be big, posting…
Why is the Amazon rainforest on fire?

Why is the Amazon rainforest on fire?

CLOSE The Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate. The fires are no accident, and we need to face it. How does this affect our planet? Just the FAQs, USA TODAYThe Amazon is burning at an alarming rate as tens of thousands of fires lay waste to the world's largest tropical rainforest. Brazil's National Institute of Space Research…