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

U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard, left, shakes hands with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, upon his arrival at Rafik Hariri international airport, in Beirut, Lebanon, Feb. 15, 2018. Tillerson was in Beirut for one day visit to meet with Lebanese officials.(Photo: Hussein Malla, AP) Help wanted: Ambassadors. Management position requires great people skills […]

Biker crashes, slides under a semi-truck, and somehow walks away

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Here’s a snake eating a possum, because Australia

U.S. would support reunified Korean Peninsula — without nukes, State Department says


Oscars 2018: Predicting who will win — and who should

USA TODAY movie critic Brian Truitt predicts who will take home an Oscar this year and who really deserves it. USA TODAY   Daniel Kaluuya stars as a young black man who finds out the sinister reason he was invited to meet his girlfriend’s family in ‘Get Out.’ (Photo: Universal Pictures) BEST PICTURE Call Me By […]

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

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Justin Timberlake: I have ‘absolutely’ made peace with Janet Jackson after Super Bowl incident


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

Major League Baseball announced there will be rule changes concerning pace of play, with mound visits being limited. Time The Grapefruit league logo.(Photo: Jonathan Dyer, USA TODAY Sports) DUNEDIN, Fla. — The Major League Baseball Players Association has filed a grievance to MLB, claiming that four teams – the Tampa Bay Rays, Pittsburgh Pirates, Oakland […]

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

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

NBA suspends Rockets’ Trevor Ariza, Gerald Green two games for Clippers locker room incident

Police interview friends of quarterback who killed himself


Why Asking About U.S. Citizenship Imperils the Census

The bureau’s former boss explains why adding a question about U.S. citizenship to the 2020 count would be a big mistake. Next month marks the first test of the Census Bureau under the Trump administration. By the end of March, the bureau has to submit its formal list of questions for the 2020 Census to […]

MapLab: More to Hide Than You Thought

How to Get Electricity From Your City’s Drinking Water

New York City Guarantees a Lawyer to Every Resident Facing Eviction

The Politics of the Dog Park


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

Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide German line Aida Cruises has made giant colorful lips a signature of its hull art design.(Photo: Aida Cruises) Remember when nearly every cruise ship hull was painted a crisp white or navy blue? Things sure have changed. In recent years, a growing number of cruise lines have begun […]

AAA names its newest Five Diamond Hotels

Take Me Away: Castles and cuteness in North Wales

The most anticipated theme park attractions of 2018

Photo tour: Inside Viking Ocean Cruises’ newest ship, Viking Sun