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COVID-19 vaccine is comingTentative rollout plan
      

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Holiday gift buying tipsShop fast, ship early
      

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Key electoral process datesThe next steps
      

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Holiday TV specials and moreWhat's on and when?
      

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis tests positive for COVID-19Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and first gentleman Marlon Reis say they are asymptomatic after testing positive for COVID-19.
      

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COVID-19 infections are soaring. A look of restrictions in your state.As COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise, states are halting reopening plans or imposing new coronavirus-related restrictions.
      

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'They're trying to take our votes away': Trump's effort would throw out ballots from 238,000 Wisconsin votersThe affected voters face losing their voice in the election after following state guidance that was promoted widely, including by the president.
      

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Opinion: With Denver QB fiasco, NFL refusing to acknowledge reality of COVIDNFL's troubles continue as Baltimore Ravens place six more on reserve/COVID-19 list while Denver Broncos will be without all of their quarterbacks.
      

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Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who slammed Trump, becomes the first African American cardinalWilton Gregory would become the first Black U.S. prelate to earn the coveted red cap.
      

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Live round-by-round analysis from Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. boxing matchMike Tyson, 54, faces off with Roy Jones Jr., 51, in an eight-round exhibition boxing match in Los Angeles.
      

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Cyber Monday weekend is here: All the best deals to shop right nowThese early Cyber Monday 2020 price drops on the Amazon Fire stick, Apple AirPods are more are some of the best we've seen—shop our top picks.
      

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All Denver Broncos quarterbacks ineligible for Sunday's game vs. Saints following COVID exposureAll four Broncos QBs on roster, Drew Lock, Brett Rypien, Jeff Driskel and Blake Bortles, ineligible for Sunday's game against Saints due to coronavirus exposure.
      

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Milwaukee County presidential recount wraps up with Biden adding to his margin over TrumpPresident-elect Joe Biden received a net gain of 132 votes in his margin of victory over President Donald Trump as a result of the recount.
      

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Black Friday in-store shopping dropped 52.1% as online sales broke records. Will Cyber Monday follow?Will Cyber Monday bring more deals and sales this year amid coronavirus pandemic? Yes, it's expected to break new online records like Black Friday.
      

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Photo shows doctor embracing a 'vulnerable,' 'lonely' COVID-19 patient on ThanksgivingPhotographer Go Nakamura says Dr. Joseph Varon often gets close to COVID-19 patients, but the hug on Thanksgiving was a unique and moving moment.
      

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Ex-Trump campaign adviser Carter Page sues FBI, Comey, McCabe and others for $75M over Russia probe surveillanceEarlier this year, the Justice Department found it had "insufficient" cause to wiretap Page during its probe into Russian election interference.
      

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College football winners and losers from Week 13: Michigan, Notre Dame and TexasMichigan lost to Penn State and is 2-4 under coach Jim Harbaugh. The Wolverines top the list of this week's winners and losers in college football.
      

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50 stores having massive Cyber Monday 2020 sales you won't want to missCyber Monday 2020 sale events are happening at all your favorite retailers, including Nordstrom, Anthropologie, Cole Haan and more—where to shop.
      

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Pa. Supreme Court dismisses GOP congressman's lawsuit that sought to invalidate mail-in votesIn an unsigned order, the PA Supreme Court found petitioners had waited too long to challenge the 2019 state law that authorized mail-in ballots.
      

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Coronavirus updates: US surpasses record 200K daily cases; Colorado Gov. tests positive; NFL orders shutdown of team facilitiesA panel will meet to vote on how a vaccine will be distributed. Experts warn that testing numbers are likely to be erratic. Latest COVID-19 news.
      

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Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller makes history, becoming first woman to play in Power Five football gameSarah Fuller, a goalie for Vanderbilt soccer team, makes history with the football team, becoming the first woman to play in a Power Five game.
      

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Black Friday 2020: The best mattress deals on Nectar, Sleep Number and moreLeesa, Purple, Awara, Cocoon by Sealy, Casper and more great mattress in a box brands are on super sale for Black Friday through Cyber weekend.
      

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The young die as well from COVID-19, even as many engage in denialA dangerous fiction has made its way through social media and American politics. But, in fact, "young and healthy" people can get ill — and die, too.
      

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Not a hearing: Arizona legislators, Trump lawyers plan public meeting on election at Phoenix hotel MondayThe meeting at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Phoenix is not a hearing of the Legislature as Finchem and Trump campaign's legal team have cast it.
      

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Fact check: Pennsylvania mail-in ballot claim mixes primary, general election dataThe claim that Pennsylvania reported more mail-in votes for the 2020 election than the number of ballots requested is false.
      

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Two teenagers dead after Black Friday mall shooting in CaliforniaA shooting at a Sacramento mall Friday killed one person and left another with life-threatening wounds and police were looking for the attacker.
      

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Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.: What you need to know to watch exhibition fightFormer heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson, 54, takes on fellow ex-heavyweight champ Roy Jones Jr., 51, in an eight-round exhibition match Saturday.
      

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Tony Hsieh, former Zappos CEO, dies at 46 after being injured in house fireHsieh was a force in the revitalization of downtown Las Vegas. The cause of death is still under investigation, but he was injured in a house fire.
      

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Detroit Lions fire coach Matt Patricia, general manager Bob Quinn after disastrous tenureThe Detroit Lions fired Matt Patricia, ending a tenure that was the least successful since Rod Marinelli was coaching Detroit from 2006-08.
      

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Pentagon orders Nimitz back to Persian Gulf during troop drawdown in Iraq, AfghanistanPresident Trump has directed the drawdown of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Pentagon felt it 'prudent' to have the USS Nimitz in the area.
      

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'Act of kindness': Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds give $500,000 to help at-risk youth in CanadaRyan Reynolds and Blake Lively have donated $500,000 to Covenant House to help the organization support at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth in Canada
      

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This group of aquarium penguins got some exercise on a 'field trip' to a Chicago stadiumMagellanic penguins Izzy, Darwin, Tombo and Charlotte ventured from Shedd Aquarium to Chicago's Soldier Field to get in some exercise.
      

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Daughter stunned when firefighter dad comes homeJoshua Padròn was called to the frontlines of the Complex Fires in California. When he came home 40 days later, his daughter couldn't help but run straight into his arms.
      

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3 tips to get the most out of gift cardsEven the most festive cards have an expiration date. Here are three useful tips to get the most out of them.
      

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Christmas tree set on fire in mock home to remind Americans to water their trees this yearBetween 2003 and 2017, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 160 fires started by Christmas trees each year.
      

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Track COVID-19 outbreaksYou can view maps and vital statistics in your state and across the U.S.
      

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Countdown to Inauguration DayInauguration Day is Jan. 20, 2021. Here's what needs to happen before President-elect Joe Biden can officially take office.
      

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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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Even Trump's fiercest critics say he may have gotten some world affairs rightSome experts, ex-diplomats and even President Donald Trump's opponents concede his overseas initiatives have produced limited, qualified successes.
      

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Fact check: What's true and what's false about coronavirus?The USA TODAY Fact Check team is dedicated to verifying claims and fighting misinformation. Here's a list of recent fact-checks on coronavirus.
      

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'She called me!!!!!': Vice President-elect Kamala Harris phones California teen to thank him for painting her portraitTyler Gordon said he painted Kamala Harris' portrait because he was inspired by the barriers she broke to be elected as vice president.
      

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