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Tanker carrying 3,500 gallons of liquid chocolate spills onto Arizona highway Tanker carrying 3,500 gallons of liquid chocolate spills onto Arizona highway
PHOENIX — A tanker carrying 3,500 gallons of hot, liquid chocolate rolled over and spilled its contents onto an Arizona interstate. On Monday, a "river of chocolate" was flowing down Interstate 40 near Flagstaff, Arizona, and blocking traffic, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The crash happened just before 9 a.m., Arizona's ABC 15 reports, and lanes reopened after 1 p.m. ...
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Amid border wall debate, third drug tunnel found in less than a month along Arizona border Amid border wall debate, third drug tunnel found in less than a month along Arizona border
TUCSON — Mexican authorities uncovered another tunnel in Nogales, Sonora — across the border from Nogales, Arizona — which they suspect was used to smuggle drugs and people across the U.S.-Mexico border. It's the third time they have made such a discovery in less than a month, and comes amid President Donald Trump's demand for funding to build more physical barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border...
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Flu is widespread in US with 7.3 million people sick, but experts see a milder season Flu is widespread in US with 7.3 million people sick, but experts see a milder season
As the flu season enters its most active period, early data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention points to a milder season than last year. As many as 7.3 million people have fallen sick with the flu since the season began in October, the CDC reported Friday. An estimated 69,000 to 84,000 have been hospitalized. The report offered the first peek at data for the 2018-19 season, ...
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'I live paycheck to paycheck': Federal workers rally for their jobs at White House 'I live paycheck to paycheck': Federal workers rally for their jobs at White House
Federal workers and their supporters rallied for their jobs near the White House on Thursday as the partial government shutdown rolled through its third week with no end in sight. Almost half of the 800,000 civilian federal employees are not working, and even those that are won't be paid until the stalemate is settled. For most, the furlough becomes real Friday when they miss their first payday...
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Ocasio-Cortez after Trump speech: What about child who died in ICE custody on Christmas? Ocasio-Cortez after Trump speech: What about child who died in ICE custody on Christmas?
In a response to President Donald Trump's Oval Office address on border security, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, said that some immigrant women and children "are acting more in an American tradition than this president is right now." Ocasio-Cortez ripped the president and his immigration policies as "anti-American" as she appeared on Rachel Maddow's show on MSNBC Tuesday night. "Those ...
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Teacher seen dragging boy with autism through Kentucky school on video is fired Teacher seen dragging boy with autism through Kentucky school on video is fired
A Kentucky school teacher who pulled a boy with autism down school hallways by his wrist has been fired, according to the district. The teacher, identified as Trina Abrams by WCHS, was seen in a video posted to Facebook dragging a 9-year-old student through Wurtland Elementary School in eastern Kentucky. In the video, which is over a minute long, the teacher pulls the boy out of a classroom an...
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Missing GoPro with final images of woman killed in Smokies found by American Airlines Missing GoPro with final images of woman killed in Smokies found by American Airlines
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The missing GoPro camera said to have the final moments of a Texas woman who died when she was struck by a falling tree in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was found by American Airlines on Saturday. The camera, which had been missing since the family of Laila Jiwani returned from Knoxville to Dallas on Dec. 29, was recovered by the airline, according to Ross Feinstei...
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California PG&E's stock tumbles 20 percent amid reports of bankruptcy musings California PG&E's stock tumbles 20 percent amid reports of bankruptcy musings
California-based utility PG&E's shares plunged 20 percent Friday after media reports claimed the company may file for bankruptcy amid mounting lawsuits over the devastating wildfires that rocked the state and killed dozens. Reuters, citing unnamed sources, reported Friday that Pacific Gas & Electric is considering the bankruptcy move "as a contingency" but that the filing is not certain. By lat...
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Exclusive: Nancy Pelosi vows 'different world' for Trump, no more 'rubber stamp' in new Congress Exclusive: Nancy Pelosi vows 'different world' for Trump, no more 'rubber stamp' in new Congress
WASHINGTON – Nancy Pelosi, who took the gavel as House speaker Thursday, told USA TODAY in an exclusive interview that President Donald Trump can expect a “different world” from the first two years of his presidency when the GOP controlled both chambers of Congress. The California Democrat plans to confront Trump on many fronts, from investigating the deaths of immigrant children in U.S. custod...
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National parks left to rot during government shutdown: 'I hope Congress is working hard ... so we can have our parks back' National parks left to rot during government shutdown: 'I hope Congress is working hard ... so we can have our parks back'
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. — This federal government shutdown stinks. Not just in a "my vacation is ruined" way for people who were hoping to visit Rocky Mountain National Park but found the roads unplowed and closed to cars, although that's certainly true. Not just in a "I'm not getting paid" kind of way, even though that's definitely the case for the park's hundreds of rangers, ma...
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