NC woman still missing two years after she left baby

Maria Garcia knows exactly how many days have passed since her daughter disappeared. She’s kept count. Sunday marks 854 days without Nancy Troche Garcia, and her mother said she has suffered tremendously through each and every one of them.Nancy was last seen on May 20, 2018, in Asheboro, North Carolina. She was 28 years old…

Michael Flynn’s efforts to force federal judge to dismiss case

CLOSE The DOJ will drop the criminal case against Gen. Michael Flynn for lying to the FBI about contact with a Russian Ambassador. Flynn pleaded guilty. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – Michael Flynn's efforts to force an end to the criminal case against him faced a skeptical appeals court Tuesday, as judges questioned whether the presiding judge overstepped his…

Opinion: No joy in canceling Big Ten, Pac-12 seasons, despite

CLOSE SportsPulse: Paul Myerberg and Dan Wolken dissect how college football got to this point and rendered completely helpless to the raging pandemic in America. USA TODAYThe temper tantrums from the adults were something to behold Monday afternoon. Nebraska’s Scott Frost was going to take his football and run to another playground, perhaps to be…

Police throttle Hong Kong protests against Beijing, but anger still

Officers were stationed on virtually every corner of the Causeway Bay shopping district, searching everyone from the young to the elderly. During the course of the afternoon, police cordoned off dozens of people, lined them up against a wall, handcuffed them and marched them away. By 6 p.m., police said they had arrested 69 people,…

Russian opposition leader Navalny directly blames Putin for poisoning

“I have no other versions of the crime. I am not saying this to flatter myself, but on the basis of facts,” Navalny said.The 44-year-old Navalny became ill during an Aug. 20 flight to Moscow from the Siberian city of Tomsk. By the time the plane made an emergency landing in nearby Omsk, Navalny was…

Mexico’s populist president left embarrassed by failed stunt to sell

Andrés Manuel López Obrador looks to the skied, or the godsMexico’s populist president Andrés Manuel López Obrador was voted in on a pledge to stamp out corruption and largess that went all the way to the country's highest office.So when he pledged to sell the presidential plane, with its marble bathrooms and king sized bed,…

AG James Issues Voter Protection Guidance Ahead of the November Election

NEW YORK – Attorney General Letitia James issued guidance to Board of Election offices and law enforcement entities throughout the state to protect New Yorkers from voter intimidation on, and before, Election Day. “All New Yorkers...

‘Let’s win this, together’: Biden, Harris spouses gear up for

CLOSE Kamala Harris will make history as the first Black woman and first Asian American person to be on a major party's presidential ticket. USA TODAYOn the heels of the announcement that they will be on the campaign trail together, the spouses of former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., expressed camaraderie in a…

Europe moves to sue Britain over breaching Brexit withdrawal deal

E.U. diplomats and policymakers have been dismayed by the British bill, viewing it as an almost absurdist culmination of years of Brexit antics, with Johnson’s government threatening to undermine an agreement it signed less than a year ago and that hasn’t even fully gone into effect.The E.U. is now sending a “letter of formal notice,”…

What Kamala Harris’ Indian roots reveal about the US

It was 1958, seven years before a new law would transform the US immigration system and fundamentally change the face of the nation.Harris is the daughter of immigrants -- her mother from India and her father from Jamaica. Her vice presidential nomination marks a milestone and highlights a major demographic shift in the US in…
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