Winners and losers from the NFL’s 2019 schedule release

After sifting through tens of thousands of options — distilled by supercomputers from what could be almost infinite combinations — the NFL revealed the highly anticipated schedule for its 100th season Wednesday evening. Who has reason to rejoice and who might wish the league had allowed those servers and the scheduling honchos more time to […]

Millennials still lean on parents for money, but want financial independence, survey says

Most millennials define adulthood as being on their own financially, but the majority still depend on Mom and Dad for money, even in into 30s, according to a new Merrill Lynch/Age Wave survey given exclusively to USA TODAY. Seven in 10 adults ages 18 to 34 received financial support from their parents in the last […]

For Columbine survivors, life is about finding ‘that new normal’ 20 years later

LITTLETON, Colo. – The nightmares come each spring. In the dark of his bedroom just a few miles from where it all began, Sean Graves relives the feeling of bullets slamming through his stomach, the odd sensation of something somehow sliding through him. He always worries about shootings, that his wife and daughter will be […]

The Trump team’s Mueller report game plan: Read the report quickly and put out responses

The Trump team’s Mueller report game plan Read the report quickly and put out responses WASHINGTON – Thursday, at least a dozen attorneys and staff members for President Donald Trump will plunge into special counsel Robert Mueller’s 400-page report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Their mission? Distill the document into a quick response […]

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Joe Biden run in 2020 election wouldn’t ‘animate me’

WASHINGTON – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has not decided which Democratic presidential hopeful she wants to see win the 2020 nomination, but there is one potential candidate she said doesn’t “animate” her: former Vice President Joe Biden. “I will support whoever the Democratic nominee is,” the freshman Democrat from New York prefaced when asked her opinion […]

Charges dropped in alleged assault of Kellyanne Conway at DC-area Mexican restaurant

WASHINGTON – Prosecutors dropped the charges against a Maryland woman accused of assaulting White House counselor Kellyanne Conway. Mary Elizabeth Inabinett, 63, of Chevy Chase had been scheduled for trial Monday on charges of second-degree assault and disorderly conduct related to her alleged confrontation with Conway at a Mexican restaurant outside Washington in October. “We […]

Michael Cohen’s testimony prompts a new question: In web of Trump investigations, is anyone safe?

Michael Cohen’s testimony prompts a new question In web of Trump investigations, is anyone safe WASHINGTON – The first domino was an eager Trump campaign operative who shared what sounded at the time like an idle boast that Russia had dirt on Hillary Clinton. The conversation between George Papadopoulos, a largely unknown foreign policy adviser […]

President Trump still facing swirl of investigations even after Robert Mueller’s probe has ended

WASHINGTON – The investigations surrounding President Donald Trump’s campaign and his presidency have not ended even though Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller has wrapped up his probe. Prosecutors in a half-dozen federal, state and city jurisdictions are pursuing overlapping inquiries focused on how Trump operated his namesake business empire, how a porn star was […]

‘This is not justice’: Democrats accuse Barr of protecting Trump in rollout of Mueller report

‘This is not justice’ Democrats accuse Barr of protecting Trump in rollout of Mueller report WASHINGTON – Democrats are in an uproar over Attorney General William Barr’s handling of the highly anticipated report by special counsel Robert Mueller, demanding that he cancels a planned news conference on Thursday about Mueller’s findings before actually releasing the […]

‘We’re Excited’: Knicks Have Hopes for Lottery, Free Agency

NEW YORK (AP) — The first big stop for James Dolan’s plane will be to pick up Patrick Ewing, if the Hall of Famer wants a lift to Chicago to represent the Knicks at the draft lottery. Maybe later it could fly Kevin Durant and another superstar to New York. With the right mix of […]