The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent, the lowest in 17-1/2 years. As Fred Katayama reports, job growth accelerated in April, but not as fast as expected. Video provided by Reuters Newslook
The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent, the lowest in 17-1/2 years. As Fred Katayama reports, job growth accelerated in April, but not as fast as expected. Video provided by Reuters Newslook
SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Lorenzo Reyes explains why some of the NFL's biggest superstars are skipping OTAs and whether those absences should cause fans to panic. USA TODAY Sports The revision allows players who would not wish to stand to remain in the locker room.
AirTV connects to an over-the-air TV antenna and a home Wi-Fi network to stream local TV channels to an app on your Net-connected TV and mobile devices, in and out of the home.
The shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas is not only the latest school shooting, but it's also one of the deadliest in modern U.S. history. USA TODAY Friday's attack at Santa Fe High School is only the latest high-profile act of violence in the state, and Acevedo, has had to cope with.
Hey bub, you're going the wrong way. The solar system's first known "resident" that came from interstellar space — an asteroid orbiting backward around Jupiter — has been discovered, scientists announced Monday.
U.S. officials have warned Russian hackers have targeted home and business routers and other devices. Kim Komando has tips on keeping intruders out. Kim Komando, for USA TODAY
It’s not USA TODAY’s policy to identify minors charged with crimes. Due to the magnitude of this school shooting and the fact the suspect has been charged as an adult, USA TODAY has decided to identify him. USA TODAY
LOS ANGELES — For years, Apple has used the stage of its Worldwide Developers Conference to announce upgrades to the Siri personal assistant that would make it more useful. This year's plan, according to a Siri trick Apple has put out there: Siri will be smarter, get a new look and a new voice.
So many streaming services and so little time to find the one that suits you best. What's a music lover to do? Talking Tech has you covered. USA TODAY MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.
USA TODAY took a helicopter ride to get a look at the Kilauea volcano's lava spilling into the Pacific Ocean, causing a toxic steam cloud. USA TODAY First it was lava, then acid rain and vog.
If you’ve ever found yourself drifting off to sleep only to be woken by a vigorous, full-body twitch or jerk, don't feel alarmed. Time You can live for about three minutes without air, three days without water and about 21 days without food.
Here's how to keep advertisers from tracking your activity on Facebook.
Owning a home is a pipe dream for many. And here is why it is on the decline. USA TODAY Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this column about homes as investments left out data and used the wrong time frame in the example given.
New reports show that Google has ten times the personal information stored on you as Facebook. Tony Spitz has the details. Buzz60 There’s probably a lot you already know about Google Docs, the simple-to-use and free word processor that debuted 12 years ago this month.
During the Atlantic City casino boom in the 1980s, Philadelphia cabinet-builder Edward Friel Jr. landed a $400,000 contract to build the bases for slot machines, registration desks, bars and other cabinets at Harrah's at Trump Plaza.
Stephen Bannon has warned that Islam is “the most radical” religion in the world and that the United States is engaged in a struggle for civilization against Islamists. USA TODAY
Do these things to keep your relationship healthy. Buzz60 After waking up from her husband’s snoring too many times to count Lilly Grossman decided it was time to sleep in separate bedrooms.
SAN FRANCISCO — Picture this: You're texting with your friends as you're leaving work when you remember you completely forgot to organize dinner. So, without leaving your messaging conversation, you find a pizza delivery place, order an Uber home and check your bank's account balance.
Columnist Kim Komando talks about how to protect yourself and your internet security. Kim Komando Special for USA Today Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers.
Can you build a better brain with blueberries – or with fish, walnuts or kale? The idea that certain super foods can keep us sharper as we age has huge appeal – especially as study after study suggests that brain power will not be found in a supplement pill.
Protect your Facebook information from third-part apps in just a few steps. Jefferson Graham reports on #Talking Tech. To recap: this week's tech headlines have been all about Facebook and the crisis for the social network.
An average of 40 items suck energy in your home even when they're not in use. This is how you can slash your electric bill by killing 'vampire' drains! USA TODAY
Columnist Jennifer Jolly describes how to check if emails and apps are draining your smartphone way too fast and what measures won't help. Jennifer Jolly for USA TODAY I’ve had big-time battery drain issues on my last three iPhones.
Whether they beat themselves up over a mistake they made yesterday or fret about how they're going to succeed tomorrow, overthinkers are plagued by distressing thoughts--and their inability to get out of their own heads leaves them in a state of constant anguish.
Nearly half of all Americans are affected by a cyber security breach at Equifax, one of the nation's three major credit-reporting agencies. Here's how to avoid being a victim. USA TODAY
You may have run across various people finder websites when trying to find forgotten friends' phone numbers or addresses. Or maybe — as I discovered — a near stranger found out a lot about me by paying a small fee.
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not participate in this year's annual Kennedy Center Honors ceremony to avoid any "political distraction" for the recipients of the prestigious award.
Donald Trump is a fighter, famous for legal skirmishes over everything from his golf courses to his tax bills to Trump University. But until now, it hasn’t been clear precisely how litigious he is and what that might portend for a Trump presidency.
Robocalls, telemarketers, and scams blowing up your smartphone can be very annoying. But what you can do about it? USA TODAY
We haven't made a voting recommendation in 34 years. For this election, we made an exception. In the 34-year history of USA TODAY, the Editorial Board has never taken sides in the presidential race.
This animation explains how phone tracker technology, commonly known as stingray, is used by the police. USA TODAY BALTIMORE — The crime itself was ordinary: Someone smashed the back window of a parked car one evening and ran off with a cellphone.
Q. My mobile device is completely starved for space and I've already deleted the apps I can easily live without. What's my next move? A. I've lived this particular scenario with two devices in my own home, an iPad 2 and a Nexus 4 Android phone.
Columnist Jennifer Jolly has tips on what they mean, when to be alarmed and when not to worry about texting codes. Jennifer Jolly for USA TODAY If your teen has a smartphone, chances are they spend several hours a day on text and social media.
Want to know how to stay on top of the best deals on Amazon? Tech expert Kim Komando offers three ways to find them. Here’s some trivia for you: Amazon has more than 2 million sellers. That’s almost the entire population of Houston, Texas, all clambering to sell you things.
If you live on the East Coast and had trouble accessing Twitter, Spotify Netflix, Amazon or Reddit Friday morning, you were not alone. USA TODAY
Thousands have flooded into Austin, Texas to experience the 31st Annual South by Southwest Convention and Festivals. Check out some of the sights and sounds from the first day. Jarrad Henderson, USA TODAY Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web, now wants to save it.
White House Spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders flatly denied that President Donald Trump's tweet about NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in any way sexist, insisting only people with their minds "in the gutter" would have read it that way. (Dec. 12) AP
Ever since winning the Republican nomination, the majority of President Donald Trump's companies' real estate sales have gone to shell companies that conceal the buyers' identities. USA TODAY
A USA TODAY investigation discovered that anyone could potentially buy multimillion dollar condos from President Trump. The investigation reveals the most complete picture yet of the staggering inventory and value of Trump-owned real estate. USA TODAY
Tech startup uBeam was in the middle of a controversy with doubts cast on the web about whether their wireless charging system really worked. Founder Meredith Perry gives USA TODAY’s Marco Della Cava an exclusive peek. USA TODAY
President Trump and his properties have been linked to at least 10 wealthy former Soviet businessmen with alleged ties to criminal organizations and money laundering. USA TODAY
With so many different powerful personas in baseball, here are some of the ones who have the most influence on the future of the game. USA TODAY Sports ST.
Is Mike Miller a developer from Atlanta? Or someone else? Wochit TALLAHASSEE - Buff, bearded and handsome, Atlanta developer Mike Miller sat sipping a cocktail one afternoon last summer outside the spiffy Power Plant Cafe in the city’s new central park.
Apple, Google and Facebook have stood the test of time—so far. But will the tech titans really live forever? Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak believes all three entities will grow even more powerful over the next six decades. USA TODAY
Many Internet users are rightfully questioning how secure their private data really is.
Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for reshooting his scenes in All the Money in the World, three people familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly about it tell USA TODAY, while Michelle Williams was paid an $80 per diem totaling less than $1,000.
WASHINGTON — A study from a Pentagon think tank theorizes that Russian President Vladimir Putin has Asperger's syndrome, "an autistic disorder which affects all of his decisions," according to the 2008 report obtained by USA TODAY.
USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham counts down his top 5 tech innovations for 2015, highlighted by a must have app from Google on #TalkingTech. MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. — This week I just ditched Spotify for Google Play Music. Here's why.
Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles tells USA TODAY more than 1,000 agents have already hit the salary and overtime allowance meant to last the entire year. USA TODAY
North Korean media claims it has an advanced nuclear weapon with 'great destructive power.' According to reports, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un has inspected a hydrogen bomb intended to be loaded on a new intercontinental ballistic missile. USA TODAY
Twitter released a new set of tools on Tuesday that could finally stop the unregulated craziness that happens on Twitter. The 'Mute Words' feature gives the user the ability to mute certain words, phrases, hashtags, emojis, or usernames. USA TODAY NETWORK
By now you’re well aware of Apple’s Siri, the voice-activated personal assistant on iPhone and other devices. Spoiler alert: This column won't show you how to make Siri fault-proof.
President Obama has issued a form of executive action known as the presidential memorandum more often than any other president in history - using it to take unilateral action even as he has signed fewer executive orders. VPC
Robocalls, telemarketers, and scams blowing up your smartphone can be very annoying. But what you can do about it? Wochit-All A few weeks ago, I did a story on how to stop annoying, endless robocalls to your smartphone. Boy, did it strike a nerve.
Did you know not properly taking care of your teeth can affect other parts of your body too? Maria Mercedes Galuppo (@mariamgaluppo) has more. Buzz60 What would happen if you tossed your toothbrush for a year?
Smart hackers don’t get caught. They break into your device, steal everything they can, and finish without a trace. Sometimes they leave a trail of destruction in their wake – malware, weird ads, confused relatives, and even a drained bank account or stolen identity.
Russian opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza talks about what it was like to be poisoned twice. USA TODAY
The Drug Enforcement Administration is closely watching how Americans travel in order to seize drug money in major cities across the country.
After divorce left her homeless, Barbara Gorman never imagined she could be a homeowner on her own. See how Habitat for Humanity made it possible through their new "Tiny House" design. VPC Home must be where the heart is, because my Feb.
A University of California Berkeley spokesman says a small group turned protests violent, as Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos came to speak. The spokesman added that it's not a proud day for the Berkeley campus. (Feb. 2) AP
Is it a date? Or are you just hanging out? Sara Svendsen, 25, has asked herself that question when she's been out with guys — and says she's been wrong "on both sides of that." So have her friends.
There's a tale we've all heard: A penny dropped from the top of the Empire State Building would fall at such a rate it would impale and kill anyone it hit down below.
Right now, GOP senators are trying to gather enough votes to pass their Obamacare replacement plan, but even fellow Republicans are having a time a hard time accepting the health care bill. USA TODAY
Tech columnist Kim Komando explains that you don't need to be a pro to know and use these insider computer tricks. Kim Komando Special for USA Today The personal computer has been around for nearly 40 years. In that time, we’ve adapted to all kinds of platforms and devices.
Kawhi Leonard exited Game 5 against the Rockets and will be monitored closely leading up to Game 6. USA TODAY Sports HOUSTON – Mike D’Antoni had an announcement to make.
The cost of recycling is increasing due to contamination by items that can't be recycled. USA TODAY ELKRIDGE, Md. — If you are recycling at home, you are probably doing it wrong.
Minorities are expressing fear and reporting racial and religious discrimination after Donald Trump's victory. USA TODAY NETWORK
Ryan Lochte has been pilloried for his exaggerated tale of robbery in Rio, but did the Rio police also tell a tall tale of the swimmers' behavior? USA TODAY Sports
Kim Komando takes us down memory lane, remembering the everyday tasks we used to do, but don’t anymore because of technology. USA TODAY See if this sounds familiar: You’re not sure where your U.S. road atlas is or if you even own one.
President Donald Trump looks at solar eclipse without his glasses. Time If you, like our nation's president, looked directly into Monday's eclipse, you might wonder: Did I just damage my eyes?
Video of a man being dragged out of his seat on a United Airlines flight has sparked social media uproar. The airline insisted the flight was over-booked and that it had no choice but to contact authorities when the man refused to leave. (April 10) AP
Here are some of the things you could expect to happen if you didn't shower for an entire year. USA TODAY We all know a person who's boasted about the length of time they've abstained from showering or bathing.
Corrections & Clarifications: A previous version of this story gave the wrong federal agency that previously employed Thomas Martin. No matter what Americans do to protect their digital privacy, especially on our handheld devices, it’s impossible to keep up with new threats.
Fam, lit, turnt -- here's what they mean. But warning, don't try these in front of a teen. Jennifer Jolly for USA TODAY USA TODAY I’m fairly hip, though my teenage daughter would beg to differ. Still, translating the latest “slanguage” in 2017 is no easy feat.
WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is consolidating the support of the Millennials who fueled Bernie Sanders' challenge during the primaries, a new USA TODAY/Rock the Vote Poll finds, as Republican Donald Trump heads toward the worst showing among younger voters in mo
A new study presented at the British Psychological Society's Annual Conference showed regular parental praise, specifically five times a day, improves a child's well being.
Climate change is real, it's here and we're the cause of it, according to the USA's most comprehensive climate science report ever produced.
♦ EDITOR'S NOTE: This excerpt is adapted from USA TODAY reporter Nathan Bomey's new book, After the Fact: The Erosion of Truth and the Inevitable Rise of Donald Trump, a nonpartisan analysis exploring society's increasingly tenuous commitment to the facts.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there was a 54.5% jump in Alzheimer's-related deaths over the span of 15 years. Veuer's Nicholas Cardona has the inside scoop. Buzz60
USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham explains how you can tell Google, Facebook and Amazon to stop following you around the web. USA TODAY Curious to see how much a sprawling Internet company knows about your likes, history and movements? Download your Google data.
Renting your router, or relying on computer tune-up software? Columnist Kim Komando explains why you could do with your cash instead. Cleaning out an old drawer, I recently unearthed a floppy disk. I blew off the dust and smiled at the little plastic square.
LONDON — If you don't want something, giving it back is often an option. That's precisely what some Americans, frustrated at what they see as onerous U.S. tax filing obligations for Americans living overseas, are doing with their citizenship.
Google has become synonymous with “finding information.” But even the mighty Google has its drawbacks, especially if you value your privacy. The world’s most famous search site is also known for saving your search history, scanning your email in Gmail, and tracking what you click online.
Gary Karczewski is veteran Chicago cab driver who has seen the value of his taxi medallion plummet with the rise of ride-sharing companies. USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO — Steve Case, who helped foment the Internet age as AOL's co-founder, has crisscrossed the country the last few years championing a new revolution: the third wave of the Internet.
PLAYA VISTA, Calif. — When I watched YouTube execs unveil the new YouTube TV service at a flashy press conference here a few weeks ago, I was skeptical.
Discover the illegal inquiries that may be slipped into your next job interview and how to skirt around them. USA TODAY It’s that job interview question you'd love to dodge: What’s your current, or most recent, salary?
The versions of President Trump's executive orders posted on the White House website are different from those printed in the Federal Register. Matt Hoffman reports. Buzz60
Criminals are creative and they're now looking to text your mobile devices to get your valuable info. USA TODAY While the name of this growing threat might sound funny, being a victim of it is no joke.
Google is so ubiquitous it's easy to overlook some of the search giant's coolest tools. It has many tricks and products that you don't need to spend money on. Some of these will make your life easier and others will just blow your mind.
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham on Sunday joined the ranks of Republicans warning President Donald Trump his threats to tax imports of steel, aluminum, and possibly European carmakers would harm U.S. consumers and manufacturers. Video provided by Reuters Newslook
The Supreme Court just made a ruling that could be a game changer for the 2018 election. Ryan Sartor (@ryansartor) has that story. Buzz60
President Obama stated that U.S. allies worry about Donald Trump's stances on foreign policy at a news conference following the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington. VPC President Obama said Friday that Donald Trump doesn't understand foreign policy or the world in general, and U.S.
With the bevy of hurricanes rumbling through, it's been a tough few weeks for cruise lines operating in the Caribbean. USA TODAY It's been a tough few weeks for cruise lines operating in the Caribbean.
Netflix co-founder Mitch Lowe has a radical new business model for his startup MoviePass. Time
The tweet came, as they often do, when many others on the East Coast are sleeping. But when President Trump complained to the twitterverse about all the "negative covfefe," just after midnight Wednesday, sleep experts saw it as more than just a laughable lapse.