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U.S. News Ranks 2018 Best Online Programs

For students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees, online learning offers a more flexible option, enabling many of them to boost their careers as they continue working full time. More than 6 million students enrolled in at least one online course in fall 2015, with private nonprofit schools experiencing the fastest growth, according to a 2017 report. Experts say online programs ... Read More »

3 2017: A year of terror and North Korea turmoil

It’s going to be a frigid fest in Times Square this year. With temperatures forecast for 11 degrees at midnight in the heart of New York’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, partygoers may have to weather the second-chilliest ball drop on record. To get you ready for staying warm for the New Year’s bash, USA TODAY got a few tips from ... Read More »

How to survive the cold in Times Square this New Year’s Eve

It’s going to be a frigid fest in Times Square this year. With temperatures forecast for 11 degrees at midnight in the heart of New York’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, partygoers may have to weather the second-chilliest ball drop on record. To get you ready for staying warm for the New Year’s bash, USA TODAY got a few tips from ... Read More »

Flu widespread in 36 states, CDC reports

Outbreaks of influenza are getting an early start this year in part because of cold weather gripping much of the USA and low efficacy associated with this year’s flu vaccine. It’s still too early to say whether this winter will be a bad season for the flu, but epidemiologists in 36 states already have reported widespread influenza activity to the ... Read More »

Marco Rubio, who was ready to leave the Senate a year ago, finds his stride in 2017

When he was campaigning for president in 2016, Sen. Marco Rubio took flak for skipping votes and missing committee meetings. He groused about the slow pace of Congress and planned on a return to private life. But after reversing course and being re-elected last year, the Florida Republican found Washington more to his liking in 2017. That was thanks in ... Read More »

CHP officer killed in Christmas Eve freeway crash in Hayward

A California Highway Patrol officer, just hours from getting off duty and going home to open Christmas presents with his wife and three young children, was killed when an impaired driver swerved off the road and slammed into his patrol vehicle, which was parked near an on-ramp to Interstate 880 in Hayward, the CHP said Monday. Andrew Camilleri Sr., 33, ... Read More »

When Trump forbade a Christmas tree — and other forgotten stories from the ‘war on Christmas’

It’s Christmas, and President Trump is celebrating by repeatedly typing “MERRY CHRISTMAS!” — and by taking credit for having “led the charge against the assault of our cherished and beautiful phrase.” Ah, the proverbial “war on Christmas,” in which the holiday is under attack — with even the “Merry Christmas” greeting frowned upon — and the faithful fight to defend ... Read More »

How Greenland would look without its ice sheet

Scientists have produced a stunning visualisation of Greenland – without its ice cover. It is made from decades of survey data that show the position and shape of the territory’s bedrock, and the surrounding seafloor. This is critical information needed to understand how the huge island might respond to a warming world. Were all the ice on Greenland to melt, ... Read More »

All the President’s women are complicit

I am dying to know what’s really going on with all the President’s women. I vividly remember Ivanka Trump, in her blush-colored dress, introducing her father at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. So compelling, so savvy — her dress cost $138 — and so independent. She took to that stage and boldly declared, “As President, my father will change ... Read More »

Salma Hayek recalls Harvey Weinstein ‘fury’ on ‘Frida’ set in op-ed

Salma Hayek is breaking her silence about Harvey Weinstein in a New York Times op-ed in which the star details sexual harassment and abusive behavior on the set of “Frida.” Hayek’s story comes two months after a group of women, including actress Ashley Judd, first came forward with allegations against the disgraced movie mogul. His accusers now include nearly 70 ... Read More »