NASA releases images of giant ‘fireball’ exploding over Earth last year

NASA releases images of giant ‘fireball’ exploding over Earth last year

An image captured by NASA showing a meteor which had just exploded. It generated enough energy equal to 173 kilotons of TNT, said the agency. (Photo: NASA/JPL) NASA released images of a meteor exploding over the Bering Sea last December in what was the largest recorded event since 2013. The images of the "fireball," a term…
Swamp creatures silently protest Senate confirmation hearing for Trump’s Interior Secretary nominee

Swamp creatures silently protest Senate confirmation hearing for Trump’s Interior Secretary nominee

An activist wears a Creature From the Black Lagoon mask while watching David Bernhardt testify before a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on his nomination to head the Department of the Interior in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, USA, 28 March 2019. Bernhardt, a one-time oil and mining lobbyist, has…
Barbara Bush: Did she still consider herself a Republican? ‘I’d probably say no today.’

Barbara Bush: Did she still consider herself a Republican? ‘I’d probably say no today.’

CLOSE Barbara Pierce Bush, the former first lady, died at her Houston home Tuesday after a long struggle with congestive heart failure and pulmonary disease. The down-to-earth matriarch who saw both her husband and son win the White House, was 92. USA TODAY EXCLUSIVE: This story is adapted from The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the…
Lori Loughlin’s daughter Olivia Jade reportedly had patent for beauty brand denied over poor punctuation

Lori Loughlin’s daughter Olivia Jade reportedly had patent for beauty brand denied over poor...

CLOSE YouTuber, influencer...cheater? Lori Loughlin, mother of Olivia Jade and her sister, Isabella Rose, was charged with bribing their way into USC. USA TODAY Actress Lori Loughlin is under federal investigation after being accused of bribing University of Southern California officials to get her daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose Giannulli, into college. Now it appears…
After Mueller report, Senate moves to investigate the Russia probe Trump called an ‘illegal takedown’

After Mueller report, Senate moves to investigate the Russia probe Trump called an ‘illegal...

CLOSE The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says his panel will "unpack the other side of the story" of Robert Mueller's probe. AP WASHINGTON – A day after Attorney General William Barr cleared President Donald Trump of conspiring with Russians to win the 2016 election, Republicans in Congress said they would open a…
California company recalls avocados as precaution against listeria: Is your fruit safe?

California company recalls avocados as precaution against listeria: Is your fruit safe?

A major avocado producer announced a voluntary recall of the pear-shaped fruit because of the potential that the California-grown whole avocados could be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.  California-based Henry Avocado Corp. says it has taken this step out of “an abundance of caution” based on positive test results on environmental samples taken during a routine…
Norway wants to know why cruise ship sailed in stormy weather, forcing air evacuation

Norway wants to know why cruise ship sailed in stormy weather, forcing air evacuation

CLOSE Rescuers airlift stranded cruise ship passengers off the coast of Norway. USA TODAY Norwegian authorities on Monday began investigating why a cruise ship was sailing in stormy weather when it developed engine trouble that triggered a perilous helicopter evacuation effort for hundreds of terrified passengers. "We don't know the reason why the ship sailed knowing…
Not enough spacesuits in women’s sizes?! Twitter reacts to NASA canceling all-female spacewalk

Not enough spacesuits in women’s sizes?! Twitter reacts to NASA canceling all-female spacewalk

Two female astronauts were scheduled to perform the first all-female spacewalk March 29, but there weren't enough spacesuits in women's sizes.
Charter schools are closing, but Betsy DeVos and other politicians want more. What’s next for them?

Charter schools are closing, but Betsy DeVos and other politicians want more. What’s next for them?

CLOSE What exactly is a Charter School? Let's break down the basics: what they are, where they came from and how they work. Paul Wood Jr., NorthJersey The first charter school in Nevada — I Can Do Anything High School — is set to close this spring. Ohio's largest charter, with 12,000 online students, shut…
‘We’ve never seen anything like this’: As Trump threatens to close border, migrants overwhelm Texas cities

‘We’ve never seen anything like this’: As Trump threatens to close border, migrants overwhelm...

CLOSE His appearance in El Paso on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, came as a temporary satellite processing center was set up under the Paso Del Norte International Bridge. Mark R Lambie and Aaron Martinez and Samuel Gaytan, Wochit Story Highlights Border Patrol agents expect to see more than 100,000 apprehensions and encounters with migrants in…
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