‘Megxit’ divides U.K.: Is Meghan Markle to blame for royal shocker?

Maria Puente USA TODAY Published 1:25 PM EST Jan 10, 2020 Never mind Brexit – now it’s “Megxit” everyone is shouting about in the United Kingdom: Who is to “blame” for the shocker decision of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan of Sussex to step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family? In Britain, the […]

Pelosi says House will send Trump impeachment articles to Senate next week, setting stage for trial soon

Bart Jansen, Christal Hayes and Nicholas Wu USA TODAY Published 1:21 PM EST Jan 10, 2020 WASHINGTON – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that the House will send articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate next week, paving the way for a trial to begin. Pelosi sent a letter to fellow lawmakers […]

GOP Rep. Doug Collins apologizes for saying Democrats ‘are in love with terrorists’

Jeanine Santucci USA TODAY Published 12:38 PM EST Jan 10, 2020 WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Doug Collins apologized Friday after facing swift backlash for saying he believes that Democrats are “in love with terrorists,” a comment he made earlier this week in response to a resolution to limit President Donald Trump’s ability to wage war with […]

Iranian missile likely caused Ukraine plane crash, Pompeo says; Iran urges investigators for information

Kim Hjelmgaard and Grace Hauck USA TODAY Published 11:44 AM EST Jan 10, 2020 The Trump administration suspects an Iranian missile caused the deadly crash of a Ukrainian passenger jet, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at a news conference Friday, confirming earlier intelligence reports. “We do believe that it is likely that that plane was shot […]

Pompeo rebuffs Iraqi prime minister’s demand for US troop withdrawal plan

Deirdre Shesgreen USA TODAY Published 11:46 AM EST Jan 10, 2020 BAGHDAD — The Trump administration on Friday rebuffed demands from Iraq’s prime minister to begin planning for the withdrawal of U.S troops from Iraq. Iraq’s prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a phone call Thursday to send a U.S. delegation […]

Trump administration hits Iran with new economic sanctions

David Jackson and Deirdre Shesgreen USA TODAY Published 12:17 PM EST Jan 10, 2020 WASHINGTON – The Trump administration announced new sanctions on Iran Friday, while offering new explanations behind the killing of an Iranian general – a pivotal move in a series of escalating actions that nearly brought the two nations to the brink of war. “The president has […]

‘Megxit’ divides U.K.: Is Meghan Markle to blame for royal shocker?

Maria Puente USA TODAY Published 9:42 AM EST Jan 10, 2020 Never mind Brexit – now it’s “Megxit” everyone is shouting about in the United Kingdom: Who is to “blame” for the shocker decision of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan of Sussex to step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family? In Britain, the […]

Iran got its revenge for Qasem Soleimani’s killing but the US Navy is still a target

Kim Hjelmgaard USA TODAY Published 6:06 AM EST Jan 10, 2020 ABOARD A U.S. NAVY SHIP IN THE PERSIAN GULF – In the darkest of darkness, surrounded by a glass-smooth sea – thousands of miles from home – an American voice reads a statement over a VHF radio frequency primarily used for international distress calls. “Sécurité, sécurité, sécurité: Good morning all […]

Australian wildfires, wolf moon, ‘1917’ premieres nationwide: 5 things to know Friday

Editors USA TODAY Published 4:23 AM EST Jan 10, 2020 Some Democratic hopefuls face big debate deadline Democratic presidential candidates have until the end of Friday to meet donor and polling requirements to qualify for Tuesday’s debate in Des Moines, the final debate before the Iowa caucuses on February 3. Six have qualified so far: former Vice President Joe […]

‘Jedi mind tricks’: Boeing 737 Max emails show attempts to manipulate airlines, FAA

Chris Woodyard USA TODAY Published 2:52 AM EST Jan 10, 2020 Boeing went to lengths to downplay the computerized flight-control system that turned out to be deadly in the 737 Max jetliner, a new batch of internal communications show. Repeatedly, Boeing tried to dissuade airlines from requiring training for pilots in advanced flight simulators before they […]

‘Jedi mind tricks’: Boeing 737 Max emails show attempts to manipulate airlines, FAA

Chris Woodyard USA TODAY Published 2:52 AM EST Jan 10, 2020 Boeing went to lengths to downplay the computerized flight-control system that turned out to be deadly in the 737 Max jetliner, a new batch of internal communications show. Repeatedly, Boeing tried to dissuade airlines from requiring training for pilots in advanced flight simulators before they […]

Iran got its revenge for Qasem Soleimani’s killing but the U.S. Navy is still a target

Kim Hjelmgaard USA TODAY Published 3:02 AM EST Jan 10, 2020 ABOARD A U.S. NAVY SHIP IN THE PERSIAN GULF – In the darkest of darkness, surrounded by a glass-smooth sea – thousands of miles from home – an American voice reads a statement over a VHF radio frequency primarily used for international distress calls. “Sécurité, sécurité, sécurité: Good morning all […]

Buying a new house may now be easier for millennials as more starter homes get built

Paul Davidson USA TODAY Published 12:01 AM EST Jan 10, 2020 Staton McGowin went house hunting seven years ago but couldn’t afford the monthly mortgage payments on his $18-an-hour construction worker salary.  Now 29 and an electrical engineer, McGowin’s pay has more than doubled, allowing the Greenville, Texas, resident to easily purchase a $223,000 newly built starter home, which he and […]

Buying a new house may now be easier for millennials as more starter homes get built

Paul Davidson USA TODAY Published 12:01 AM EST Jan 10, 2020 Staton McGowin went house hunting seven years ago but couldn’t afford the monthly mortgage payments on his $18-an-hour construction worker salary.  Now 29 and an electrical engineer, McGowin’s pay has more than doubled, allowing the Greenville, Texas, resident to easily purchase a $223,000 newly built starter home, which he and […]

‘A lot of good news coming out of this Administration’: Trump says of lower cancer deaths

Savannah Behrmann USA TODAY Published 11:29 PM EST Jan 9, 2020 WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump suggested Thursday in a tweet that he and his administration were a factor in the U.S. cancer death rate hitting a record low in 2017, but the American Cancer Society (ACS) refuted that assertion. Researchers from the ACS released a report Wednesday that […]

‘A lot of good news coming out of this Administration’: Trump says of lower cancer deaths

Savannah Behrmann USA TODAY Published 11:29 PM EST Jan 9, 2020 WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump suggested Thursday in a tweet that he and his administration were a factor in the U.S. cancer death rate hitting a record low in 2017, but the American Cancer Society (ACS) refuted that assertion. Researchers from the ACS released a report Wednesday that […]

‘Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time’ Night 3: We’re inching closer to a winner

Susan Haas and Bill Keveney USA TODAY Published 10:37 PM EST Jan 9, 2020 Spoiler alert: This story contains details from Thursday’s match in ABC’s “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time” tournament. Ken Jennings is a step closer to being named the “Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time,” after winning his second match Thursday.  Jennings was the first […]

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