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Silence isn't an optionHow to be an ally
      

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New podcast: Women in SportsChanging the Game
      

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Flying? ✈️Here's how to stay safe
      

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Games, puzzles, more!Free learning guide
      

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Gen. Milley: Some soldiers mobilized to DC amid Black Lives Matter protests were issued bayonetsMembers of both the 82nd Airborne Division and the Old Guard were given bayonets, but were instructed to keep them in their "scabbards."
      

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'Egregious conduct': Ohio sheriff's deputy kicked jail inmate in the head with his work boot, video shows"Video from the Justice Center shows Franklin immediately kicking Ballachino one time in the head," said Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters.
      

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Army IDs Fort Hood soldier who killed himself after being questioned about disappearance of Vanessa GuillenSpc. Aaron David Robinson ran away from Fort Hood after officials said they found partial human remains near the Leon River, authorities said.
      

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For nearly 160 years, St. George has been known as Utah's 'Dixie.' The name is all over the city. Is it time to change?The word "Dixie" is everywhere in St. George, Utah. The controversy over its Confederate ties is back in the public eye — but it's not a new debate.
      

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Trump heads to Mount Rushmore, July Fourth weekend, MLB Spring Training: 5 things to know FridayNo social distancing at Trump-attended Mount Rushmore event, MLB resumes spring training and more things to start your Friday morning.
      

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A group of partygoers ignored requests for help in coronavirus contact tracing. This New York county responded with subpoenas.The party in mid-June was hosted by someone who was sick with coronavirus at the time, Rockland County Executive Ed Day told USA TODAY on Thursday.
      

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What stores and restaurants are open Fourth of July? Here's the list of businesses open or closedCostco and Trader Joe's are closed this Fourth of July but many stores and restaurants will be open including Walmart, Target, Starbucks, McDonald's.
      

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What to stream this weekend: 'Hamilton' on Disney+, Fourth of July war movie 'The Outpost'With theaters closed, new films are streaming. Out this July 4 weekend: 'Hamilton' comes to Disney+ and Scott Eastwood goes to war in 'The Outpost.'
      

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'Tired of burying our children': 4 toddlers shot in Chicago amid surge in gun violenceAs gun violence surges in Chicago, Black and brown communities are calling for economic investment in their neighborhoods.
      

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Shocking 'masks required' sign at Arizona shop aims to shame customers. It seems to be working, the owner says.An Arizona vintage store owner was frustrated that some patrons were not following the city's mask order, so she posted a sign that may shock some.
      

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A US first? Massachusetts city votes to recognize polyamorous relationships in domestic partnership policyInstead of defining domestic partnership as "entity formed by two persons," Somerville's ordinance defines the term as "entity formed by people."
      

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Black family sues Hilton after white clerk calls police over hotel's own billing mistakeA billing mistake by the hotel results in a dispute that led to police being called to the Hampton Inn. Now the guests are suing.
      

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Saying it failed minority students for decades, school district commits to racial equityThe district adopted a policy calling out the racism and inequity of the past, while committing to dismantling racial inequity in its schools.
      

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NFL will play Black national anthem 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' before each Week 1 gameStarting with Texans-Chiefs NFL season opener, "Lift Every Voice and Sing," known as the Black national anthem, will play before every Week 1 kickoff.
      

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Finnish Air Force removes swastika from logo after 100 yearsWhile the use of a swastika in the Finnish Air Force Command's insignia dates back to before its use by Nazis, the change occurred to avoid confusion.
      

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Opinion: As FedEx joins opposition to Washington NFL team's nickname, it's time for Daniel Snyder to do the right thingIt's time for Daniel Snyder to do his part to help inspire the progressiveness the U.S. badly needs by ditching "Redskins" on his Washington NFL team.
      

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Woman spits on 7-Eleven counter after being asked to wear a maskA woman spit on the counter of a Fort Worth 7-Eleven after yelling at the cashier that she has "a right" to not wear a face mask.
      

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NBC commentators Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir participate in vulgar video spoof of U.S. OlympianNBC's Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir participated in a video spoof of Olympian Bradie Tennell in which a vulgar term for a woman's groin was used.
      

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She hasn't seen her Canadian boyfriend in months. They want the same border rights as married couples.Neither love nor death can reunite these cross-border couples, as the U.S. and Canada governments have shut them out. Now, they're fighting back.
      

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Mike Gundy will remain head football coach at Oklahoma StateOklahoma State's president and athletic director announced Thursday night that football coach Mike Gundy will remain at the school.
      

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Netflix's 'controversial' erotic drama '365 Days' sparks backlash: Here's why people are talking"365 Days" centers around a mafia boss who imprisons a young woman and gives her a year to fall in love with him. Here's why it's getting backlash.
      

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Coronavirus updates: Texas governor mandates masks; Trump surrogate Herman Cain in hospital; Florida shatters record with 10,000 new casesTexas requires masks in public; the U.S. goes over 50,000 coronavirus cases in a day; and Trump surrogate Herman Cain is hospitalized. Latest news.
      

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Freaked out about full flights during a pandemic? These airlines are still blocking seats – for nowDelta, Southwest, JetBlue and Alaska are among the airlines not filling planes to capacity amid the coronavirus pandemic. But be mindful of dates.
      

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Florida reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases, setting a new daily highFlorida reported 10,109 new cases Thursday, a new high. The state also reported the first death of someone between the ages of 5 and 14.
      

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Feds arrest Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell, accused of recruiting child sex victimsA federal grand jury indicted Maxwell on conspiracy charges that accuse her of "helping Epstein to recruit, groom, and ultimately abuse victims" between 1994 and 1997.
      

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Walmart to turn 160 parking lots into drive-in movie theaters in AugustMovie-goers who miss the experience of heading to theaters have a new option for the summer.
      

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Veteran 'Today' show, '20/20' newscaster Hugh Downs dies at 99Hugh Downs, whose smooth delivery and warm demeanor led to a seven-decade career in television news and talk, died Wednesday at age 99.
      

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Son transforms house to take mom back in timeJason van Genderen from Australia built his mom a virtual aquarium display on Mother's Day because it was a place they used to go together before she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
      

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Researchers have figured out what flying snakes actually do when in the airThe mystery behind flying snakes has been solved by a team of researchers from Virginia Tech.
      

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Fireworks stand explodes, goes up in flames near El Paso, TexasA fireworks stand near El Paso, Texas exploded and went up in flames on Wednesday night.
      

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11 tips to safely celebrate Fourth of JulyThere are ways to host and attend a Fourth of July party and still maintain social distancing.
      

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Tracking the coronavirus outbreakTrack coronavirus outbreaks across the United States with daily updated maps, total cases and deaths.
      

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Your guide to COVID-19What you need to know about coronavirus, including what to do if you think you might be sick, how to keep you and your family safe and tips on what to do while staying home.
      

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We looked at coronavirus in 8,500 ZIP codes across America. Here's what we foundUSA TODAY analysis of COVID-19 infection rates at the ZIP code-level shows how the virus has spread rapidly, but unevenly, across the U.S.
      

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College students going to 'COVID parties' to see who gets sick first, Alabama officials sayOfficials in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, say young people intentionally went to parties knowing they had the new coronavirus to see whom they could infect.
      

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White Michigan couple charged with assault, man fired after videos show woman pointing gun at Black family in Chipotle parking lotJillian Wuestenberg and Eric Wuestenberg have been charged with felonious assault. Videos show a woman pulling out a handgun on a Black family.
      

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Flying snakes undulate in midair while gliding from trees. Virginia Tech researchers used motion-capture cameras to find out why.A team of researchers at Virginia Tech studied the undulations of the paradise tree snake to see what impact the movement had on its glide.
      

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Amazon driver in Detroit quits job on Twitter, leaves package-filled van with keys in the ignition. Here's why he did it.The former driver's tweets and video are in stark contrast to the feel-good worker-vignettes that Amazon has been airing as TV commercials.
      

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