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Navient agrees to $1.7 billion student loan settlement

Navient agreed to pay nearly $2 billion to settle claims by 38 states and the District of Columbia it deceived thousands of borrows into costly, long-term, forbearance. "They ran...

What to know about Biden’s plan to ship Americans 1 billion free at-home COVID tests

President Joe Biden announced 1 billion tests would be shipped for free to Americans. They'll start going out in late January. Americans can begin ordering these tests on...

The two biggest reasons America's road rage shootings are out of control

A New Jersey road rage arrest the latest in a series of road rage shooting in deaths in Texas and elsewhere. Covid and gun sales are to blame.There is no one factor at play here,...

This boy's lemonade stand raised nearly $2,000 for Idaho Humane Society

A 9-year-old boy's love of cats inspired him to raise almost $2,000 for the Idaho Humane Society. © Courtesy Amy Miller Fellow animal lovers traveled as much as an hour to...

The huge problem with Mayor Eric Adams’ response to the NYC subway attack

For many politicians like Mayor Eric Adams, the police have become synonymous with safety. But history tells a different story.The shooting comes on the heels of Adams breaking...

The White House Easter Egg Roll's storied history, explained

The White House on Monday will open its gates for one of its longest traditions, the White House Easter Egg Roll, this year themed "EGGucation."This year's events, themed...

FDA extends shelf life of 1 million expired COVID tests in Florida warehouse

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has extended the shelf life of up to 1 million rapid COVID-19 tests that had expired in a Florida warehouse. Your browser does not support...

The Queen has spoken

The truth behind a Houston couple's disappearance in the 80s has finally been revealed. But where is their daughter? It's Thursday's news.???? Hey! Laura here,...

Connecticut school evacuated after 13-year-old's apparent fentanyl overdose

A 13-year-old's apparent fentanyl overdose prompted the evacuation of a school in Connecticut on Thursday.Officials said a seventh-grader at a Hartford Public Schools middle...

Fact check: False claim that sexually transmitted diseases were made in a lab

Research shows the listed STDs had natural origins, and USA TODAY found no evidence they were created in a lab. Two of the diseases remain in the body forever, though treatments...

South Dakota man arrested after his mom accidentally serves his pot brownies to senior citizens

Michael James Koranda, 46, of Tabor, South Dakota, was arrested Jan. 5 after his mother unknowingly served his pot brownies at a senior center, officials say.Michael James...

South Dakota man arrested after his mom accidentally serves his pot brownies to senior citizens

Michael James Koranda, 46, of Tabor, South Dakota, was arrested Jan. 5 after his mother unknowingly served his pot brownies at a senior center, officials say.Michael James...

Texas Woman Waited in Line for Over 18 Hours in Three Days to Get COVID Test

"It's like going to Lake Waco during the summer," Barbara Battee told reporters, "just pack your ice chest, your coffee and your lunch."Barbara Battee was recently profiled by

Robert F. Kennedy assassin Sirhan Bishara Sirhan denied parole by California governor

California Gov. Gavin Newsom denied parole Thursday for Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's assassin, Sirhan Bishara Sirhan. A two-person panel found Sirhan suitable for parole in...

What's the most searched Girl Scout Cookie in your state?

Google shared with USA TODAY the most searched Girl Scout Cookie for every state in the U.S., and here's what we foundGoogle shared with USA TODAY the most searched cookie for