Fired for a felony, again for perjury. Meet the new police chief.
Police officers who committed misconduct not only kept their badges but became police chiefs, a USA TODAY Network investigation found.
     
 
 
Report: North Korea billed US $2 million for Otto Warmbier's medical care
"The main U.S. envoy sent to retrieve Warmbier signed an agreement to pay the medical bill," the Washington Post said.
     
 
 
NFL mock draft: Final first-round projection for 2019 includes a few twists
Uncertainty still abounds with the first round set to start on Thursday, and there could be several surprise picks throughout the 2019 NFL draft.
     
 
 
Taylor Swift makes a surprise appearance at her Nashville mural
Hundreds of onlookers flocked to Nashville's Gulch neighborhood as two artists added paint to the mural.
     
 
 
MNG withdraws three board nominees in fight to take over Gannett
The hedge fund-owned newspaper company that made an offer to acquire Gannett has scaled back its effort to seize control of the Gannett board.
     
 
 
Feds charge Mass. judge with obstruction for aiding undocumented immigrant's escape from ICE
Prosecutors charged a Massachusetts judge with obstruction of justice and perjury, saying she prevented ICE agents from arresting an undocumented immigrant.
     
 
 
Has your PC been freezing up lately? Here are 7 tools for fixing Windows problems
Does your PC need some TLC? Sometimes it’s an easy fix. Here are some tips and tricks the pros use to get your computer humming the way it should.
     
 
 
Violent storms, floods, tornadoes leave 5 dead in South
Violent storms unleashed floods and tornadoes across Texas and Louisiana Wednesday and Thursday, leaving at least five people dead.
     
 
 
Tiger mauls executive director of Arizona wildlife sanctuary
Jonathan Kraft suffered multiple wounds when Bowie, an 11-year-old Bengal tiger, clamped its jaws on him during a storm, according to Keepers of the Wild statement.
     
 
 
'Catastrophic breeding failure': Second largest emperor penguin colony 'all but disappeared'
Antarctic's Halley Bay colony of emperor penguins has seen a "catastrophic breeding failure" over the past three years linked to melting sea ice.
     
 
 
Maria Butina is not a spy, but a 'spotter': DOJ revives intrigue over gun-totting Russian native
Russian agent Maria Butina, who pleaded guilty to acting as a foreign agent for Russia, is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in federal court.
     
 
 
Who's still standing in NHL playoffs after wacky first round of stunning upsets
After a first round of crazy upsets, the NHL playoff field has no division champs in the second round for first time. Here's latest power ranking.
     
 
 
2019 NFL draft: TV channels and start times for all seven rounds
The first round of the 2019 NFL draft gets underway Thursday at 8 p.m. ET (on ABC, ESPN, NFL Network), with the Arizona Cardinals on the clock.
     
 
 
Feds take first step toward protecting giraffes under Endangered Species Act
For the first time, giraffes could be protected under the Endangered Species Act. On Thursday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that giraffes may qualify as either threatened or endangered.
     
 
 
Sarah Hyland reveals how her health issues 'set a tone' for relationship with Wells Adams
"Modern Family" actress Sarah Hyland and "Bachelorette" alum boyfriend Wells Adams built a relationship by jumping off the deep end right away.
     
 
 
Opinion: The White House celebrating women athletes shouldn't be a novel concept
Baylor basketball will be the first individual women's team celebrated at the White House after President Donald Trump invites the Bears.
     
 
 
Trump is suing Congress ... with a weak lawsuit: Today's talker
'Trump's lawsuit is an irresponsible attack on the American public's legitimate interests in oversight,' says Donald Sherman of CREW.
     
 
 
Review: Satisfying 'Avengers: Endgame' is Marvel's glorious greatest-hits package
'Avengers: Endgame' is the glorious, satisfying culmination of all the Marvel superhero movies so far that tests the wills of its good-guy bunch.
     
 
 
17 home security products that will keep your home and family safe
These highly rated home security products will ensure you and your family feel safe and secure in your home.
     
 
 
James Holzhauer reveals what's behind his 'Jeopardy!' hot streak
"The fact that I win and lose money all the time helps desensitize me..." "Jeopardy!" champ James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler said.
     
 
 
Federal panel orders Michigan to redraw congressional, legislative maps for 2020
The judges set an Aug. 1 deadline and said the districts drawn by a GOP-controlled legislature violate Democratic voters' constitutional rights
     
 
 
Watch as large polar bear gets a CT scan
Veterinary staff performed a medical exam on a polar bear this week at an Illinois zoo.
     
 
 
Chick-fil-A cow delivers miracle meal to boy before surgery
This boy's nurse pulled off an fast food miracle for him the day before his brain surgery. She managed to have fresh Chick-fil-A delivered to him on Easter Sunday.
     
 
 
Tornadoes, floods rip through Texas, Louisiana
Violent storms produced flooding and tornadoes in parts of Texas and Louisiana. At least five people were killed by the severe weather.
     
 
 
5 things you should never pour down the drain
When certain things are put down the drain, the functionality of your kitchen sink goes down the tubes. Buzz60's Sean Dowling has more.
     
 
 
Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan cleared of ethics violations related to Lockheed-Boeing discussions
The Pentagon inspector general cleared acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan of ethics violations, potentially easing his path to the nomination.
     
 
 
Joe Biden uses Charlottesville as motivation for 2020 run: 'We are in the battle for the soul of this nation'
Former Vice President Joe Biden ran for president in 2008, before becoming Barack Obama's running mate, and in 1988.
     
 
 
'I smiled in the face of bigotry': A woman's response to anti-Islam protesters goes viral
A group of anti-Islam protesters gathered at a conference in Washington, D.C. One woman's reaction: 'I smiled in the face of bigotry.'
     
 
 
Woman claims E. coli caused kidney failure, seizures in first suit over 56-ton meat recall
A person sickened by eating E. coli-tainted ground beef has filed the first lawsuit over the recall of 56 tons of meat. A second recall has ensued.
     
 
 
We're standing up to the gun lobby and the NRA is losing power: Eric Swalwell
Americans deserve a president who will put their safety above gun company profits. I'm the only candidate calling to ban and buy back assault weapons.
     
 
 
Donald Trump welcomes 'Sleepy Joe' Biden to 'nasty' presidential race in 2020
President Trump called the former vice president "Sleepy Joe," before adding, "If you make it, I will see you at the Starting Gate!"
     
 
 
'It’s about time to accept the results': Former AG Jeff Sessions speaks out on Mueller report
Former AG Jeff Sessions said Wednesday the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation meant it was time for the nation to move on.
     
 
 
Save Our Shows: Which lead USA TODAY's poll? (Now's your final chance to vote)
USA TODAY's 22nd annual poll asks you to choose which of 26 series should stay or go. But time is running out to cast your ballots.
     
 
 
NFL draft 2019 rankings: 50-1
Ranking the prospects for the 2019 NFL draft from 50-1.
     
 
 
Editorial cartoons on Democrats
     
 
 
'Avengers: Endgame': Stars hit the red carpet
Everyone who was anyone seemed to be at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Monday for the world premiere of Marvel's 'Avengers: Endgame.'
     
 
 
The 30 best restaurants in America
24/7 Wall St. assembled a list of a mere 30 truly excellent restaurants across 11 states and the nation’s capital.
     
 
 
Sri Lankans mourn and pray as they bury their dead from suicide bomb attacks
Sri Lankans mourn and pray as they bury their dead from suicide bomb attacks
     
 
 
Why Big Pharma distrust is fueling the anti-vaxxer movement and playing a role in the measles outbreak
As distrust of the pharmaceutical industry grows, so too has the anti-vaccination movement. And that is a critical issue as measles cases balloon.
     
 
 
President Trump says if Democrats try to impeach him, he'll take it to the Supreme Court
If Democrats tried to impeach, the president says, he would "first head to the U.S. Supreme Court."
     
 
 
Top 3 Must-See Meteorology Videos: Yellow Haze, Plastic Pollution, Sloshed Pool
A dust storm creates a yellow haze, an earthquake sloshed a pool and a flood pollutes a shoreline with plastic. The three weather videos you must see.
     
 
 
Patrick Mahomes isn't afraid of the Madden curse, wants a 100 rating
SportsPulse: Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is the new face of Madden. Trysta Krick sits down with him to discuss his meteoric rise and if next year's game should include no-look passes.
     
 
 
Cops beat people, lied and dealt drugs. Now see their records.
Thousands of police misconduct records were exposed, and Sri Lanka bombing suspects remain at large. Here’s Thursday’s top news.
     
 
 
Reds analyst Chris Welsh talks to Ozzie Albies, will address controversial remarks on air
Reds analyst Chris Welsh caused firestorm by suggesting Braves' Ozzie Albies didn't know difference between $35 million and $85 million.
     
 
 
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