NEWS

Russia blames Israel for Syria air base attack after Pentagon denial of U.S. involvement

A Syrian monitoring group says a missile strike on a Syrian air base killed 14 people including Iranians early Monday. Syrian state-run media says the missiles were likely American. The Pentagon denies launching airstrikes on Syria. (April 9) AP A torched tank at Zamalka town, Eastern Ghouta, in the countryside of Damascus, Syria, April 8, […]

This comedian’s dramatic re-enactment of his son falling in nettles should win all the awards

Tariff list on China could broaden to include aerospace components, intellectual property

Python somehow swallows a slipper, requiring surgery to remove it

South Korea, Germany, Egypt: These are among 41 countries that don’t have a U.S. ambassador

POLITICS

Syria chemical attack would be the eighth since Trump took office

A suspected poison gas attack on the rebel-held town of Douma, near the Syrian capital, has killed at least 40 people, according to Syrian activists, rescuers and medics. USA TODAY This image released early April 8, 2018, by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets shows a child receiving oxygen after a suspected poison gas attack […]

Citizenship question to be put back on the 2020 Census

Oscars 2018: Predicting who will win — and who should

Legal fees consumed 40% of Trump campaign spending at year’s end

Trump wanted Mueller fired back in June, reports say

SPORT

Alex Rodriguez wonders what it would have been like to be a Met

The MLB season is still very young, but that doesn’t stop the world from overreacting to every storyline! USA TODAY Sports’ Steve Gardner breaks it all down. USA TODAY Sports ESPN broadcaster Alex Rodriguez works from the Vin Scully Press Box during the baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants.(Photo: Danny […]

Jim Mora has some surprising NFL draft advice for Browns at No. 1

Players union files grievance vs. Rays, Pirates, Athletics, Marlins over revenue-sharing spending

Roger Goodell at his Teflon best in taking on NFL’s pressing questions

Brewers announce change in philosophy with Christian Yelich, Lorenzo Cain acquisitions

SCIENCE

Navigator: Your Stories From Abroad

The Navigator newsletter lands in your inbox every other Friday. Sign up here! In the last edition of Navigator, I shared how my experience living abroad has shaped my identity—and asked for your reflections. Some of the responses I got from y’all are excerpted below: Kevin, writing from Lahore, Pakistan: I was born in the […]

The Women-Led Push for Nuclear Deterrence

Why Asking About U.S. Citizenship Imperils the Census

MapLab: More to Hide Than You Thought

How to Get Electricity From Your City’s Drinking Water

TRAVEL

50 states: 50 beers for travelers

  Ohio’s Jackie O’s Brewery has its own farm and uses local ingredients like wildflower honey and spruce tips. Visit the taproom (open daily), brewpub (Tuesday-Thursday) or Public House (open daily) in Athens.(Photo: Wendy Pramik, for USA TODAY) In honor of National Beer Day on April 7, we tracked (chugged?) down the perfect beer for […]

First look: Inside Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas, world’s largest cruise ship

Hull art gone wild: The crazy things cruise lines are painting on ships

AAA names its newest Five Diamond Hotels

Take Me Away: Castles and cuteness in North Wales

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