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
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
The head of one of Texas' largest police departments says he has had enough with inaction on gun control. In the hours after a mass shooting at a Texas high school, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo posted a lengthy explanation on Facebook about gun rights and the need for change.
Not aliens. Just a well armed family.Image: USA NetworkIt took three seasons but we finally got it. A god dang alien on a show about aliens invading god dang earth.
We take a look at a typical West Virginia teacher's household budget. It’s no wonder why they protested. Here are the numbers, broken down. Just the FAQs
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
SAN FRANCISCO — By now, the story of the Georgia woman who ordered $88.17 worth of toilet paper from Amazon and got charged more than $7,000 for shipping has become the stuff of Internet legend. How can you avoid getting similarly dinged?
Like pretty much everyone who shops on Amazon, Barbara Carroll was seeking a good deal. Instead, she got a bill for more than $7,000 for an order of toilet paper. Carroll claims her Amazon order included $88.17 for the toilet paper, and shipping charges totaling more than $7,400.
NOAA climate scientists say April 2018 marked the planet's 400th consecutive month with above-average temperatures. USA TODAY It was December 1984, and President Reagan had just been elected to his second term, Dynasty was the top show on TV and Madonna's Like a Virgin topped the musical charts.
Giving your phone a rest when you’re driving is always a good call, but the tools Apple and Google offer to help you focus on the road can be easy to miss. Here’s a reminder of how to use them. Please read it and heed it before you head out for Memorial Day.
A new study shows millennials are delaying life events due to being in debt. Elizabeth Keatinge has more. Buzz60 For one reason or another, life has given you lemons, and you’re in serious debt. Now, it’s time to make lemonade.
As daunting events come thick and fast amid increasing public racism and xenophobia, the similarities with the buildup to the second world war are real, but we can take hope from a few key differences Things are happening with machine-gun rapidity: Brexit, the Turkish coup, Islamist massacre
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.
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.
Here's how to keep advertisers from tracking your activity on Facebook.
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
Ashleigh Blake never dreamed of becoming a beauty queen. The 21-year-old amateur model and part-time tutor fantasized about being a movie star or the next Glee triple threat, and posted her resume on the casting networking site GotCast in hopes that Hollywood might call.
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.
For years, the federal government, states and some cities have enthusiastically made vast troves of data open to the public. Acres of paper records on demographics, public health, traffic patterns, energy consumption, family incomes and many other topics have been digitized and posted on the web.
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
Top executives at one of America’s most prominent Olympic organizations failed to alert authorities to many allegations of sexual abuse by coaches — relying on a policy that enabled predators to abuse gymnasts long after USA Gymnastics had received warnings.
You’d think everybody would want to fly. It’s been a universal human dream since the first cave person saw the first pterodactyl¹. You’d think better technology, greater demand, economic growth, and population growth would mean more and more pilots.
Usually, Jaime Prater felt excited on the first day of school. He’d get up early, put on the outfit he’d laid out the night before — he liked bow ties and sweater-vests — and hurry down the hall with the other kids in his building. But this morning in September 1989 felt different.
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.
The combination of 2014's Supreme Court decision not to hear Cotterman (where the 9th Circuit held that the data on your devices was subject to suspicionless border-searches, and suggested that you simply not bring any data you don't want stored and shared by US government agencies with you when yo
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.
The lovely and talented Scott Alexander has a posting on Cost Disease: the costs of some things, notably education and medical care especially in the USA, have increased in the last few generations to a really unfathomable extent.
There are three popular explanations for the clear under-representation of women in management, namely: (1) they are not capable; (2) they are not interested; (3) they are both interested and capable but unable to break the glass-ceiling: an invisible career barrier, based on prejudiced stereotypes
Manufacturing in the USA is a commitment, one that comes with higher costs and complicated workflow due to the shrinking and segmented garment industry in this country.
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.
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.
Recently one of our readers asked for the complete sequence of steps for studying in USA as an International student. This post is just a check list and each step will be a link to article on how to do effectively do that step in future. Imagine this page as table of contents for a book.
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HOUSTON — There was no question on primary night in Texas last month that Franklin Bynum would win the Democratic nomination to become a criminal court judge in Houston. The 34-year-old defense attorney had no challengers.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The collapse of the Western capitalist model is near certain, and thinkers on both the left and right are stuck in ideological prisons writes Sunny Singh Capitalism: an economic and political system in which a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than
When the USA PATRIOT Act was signed into law on October 26, 2001, it erased many of the vital checks and balances that stood between the American people and their government.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
During the summer of 2013, Donald J. Trump mused about whether President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia would meet him at the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow that fall. “If so, will he become my new best friend?” Mr. Trump posted on Twitter. Mr.
Potentially the only bookshop in the world with an inventory composed entirely of signed copies. It’s a great place to pick up a special gift, as almost every book is sold at publishers’ regular retail price.
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
Turns out, you don’t need a car to see America. Traveling coast-to-coast across the United States by train is one of the world’s greatest travel experiences. Amazingly, it’s also one of the world’s greatest travel bargains — the 3,400-mile trip can cost as little as $186.
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.
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.
U.S. News analyzed the 100 most populous metro areas to find the best places to live. To make the top of the list, a place had to have good value, be a desirable place to live, have a strong job market and a high quality of life.
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.
Apparently riding anti-Washington sentiment, Donald Trump has not only locked up reliably Republican strongholds in the West, Midwest and South, he also has won what were considered key toss-up states including, Ohio, North Carolina and Florida. AP
September 2010. After being “found” on Linkedin by a foreign recruiter and accepting a job offer in the US, I was catching a flight to what I thought was going to be “just a temporary work experience”.
The fight over the US government’s definitions for certain foods has flared up again. It’s no longer just a fight for milk farmers, who’ve grown increasingly angry about plant-based food companies (think soy, almond, and cashews) calling their liquid products “milk.”
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
It's a great time to love beer—there are craft breweries in every state across the nation nowadays, churning out fresh ales and lagers for hopheads and saison supporters alike.
The Drug Enforcement Administration is closely watching how Americans travel in order to seize drug money in major cities across the country.
When I joined the Marines, I met a man who had survived a helicopter crash during a training exercise. The first time I saw him his head and face were covered in burn scars.
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
A truly captivating map that shows the ancestry of everyone of the 317 million people who call the melting pot of America home can now be seen on a U.S. Census Bureau map.
T-Mobile USA was the biggest winner in an auction that shifted licenses in the 600MHz spectrum band from TV broadcasters to the cellular industry. T-Mobile will pay $7.99 billion for 1,525 licenses spread throughout the country, according to the results announced 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
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
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.
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
Russian opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza talks about what it was like to be poisoned twice. USA TODAY
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.
This is how you feel about yourself when you’ve been told for the past 15 years how bad you are at life. This would be comical if people didn’t actually believe it. But since they do, it’s disturbing. Look for yourself. What do you get when you google, “Millennials are..”
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.
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
President Trump says he's disappointed in Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation. 'He should have told me before taking office and I would have quite simply picked somebody else,' said Trump. (July 25) AP
On the evening of May 3, 1999, a massive tornado tore through the Oklahoma City area. Known today as the Bridge Creek-Moore Tornado, it’s infamous for its size (a mile wide) and strength (wind speeds reached 300 miles per hour, on par with a Tokyo bullet train).
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.
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
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