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20 splurge-worthy gifts people are obsessing over this year

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>‘Tis the season of …

Shopping

Roy Moore supporters cry forgery after accuser says she added notes to evidence

Beverly Nelson, who accuses Moore of assaulting her when she was 16, made annotations on the message Moore, then 32, allegedly wrote in her 1977 yearbook<p>Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has branded one of his accusers a liar, after she admitted adding notes to a crucial piece of evidence.<p>Moore …

Roy Moore

NRA hijacks first bipartisan gun bill in years. Now it's too dangerous to pass.

'Fix NICS' would strengthen our gun laws. 'Concealed Carry Reciprocity' would gut them. We'll all be less safe if the gun lobby gets its way.<p>Two months. Two horrific mass shootings that rocked America. Then, two gun bills in the House of Representatives.<p>And one terrible idea from National Rifle …

The solar eclipse burned a crescent wound on a woman's retina. She wasn't wearing proper glasses.

Like so many others, 26-year-old Nia Payne wanted to view August’s historic solar eclipse but didn’t have a pair of protective glasses. She walked outside on Staten Island and glanced at the sun — 70 percent was covered — for about six seconds before deciding she needed eye protection.<p>She borrowed …

Astronomy

Donald Trump's Approval Rating Just Hit a New Low

President Donald Trump’s approval rating continues to fall, according to one survey, reaching 32% in November — its lowest point since he took office …

New Mexico school shooter left note plotting attack, suicide

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A 21-year-old gunman who disguised himself as a student to get into a New Mexico high school where he killed two students had …

New Mexico

Is Donald Trump's mental health becoming dangerous? Medical experts weigh in.

Medicine is an equalizer, and the president may find that he cannot outrun his own condition.<p>President Donald Trump’s temperament has always been a big part of his political brand. Depending on who you ask, he is either refreshingly frank or shockingly unpresidential. But increasingly, critics of …

Mental Health

Father Fatally Shoots Robber Who Pointed Gun at His Children in Popeyes

A father fatally shot an armed robber who threatened him and his family at a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in San Antonio, Texas.<p>Officers told Fox San …

'They treated her like a dog': tragedy of the six-year-old killed at Croatian border

Madina Hussiny’s family say they were put in harm’s way after crossing from Serbia, then had to fight for the return of her body<p>When the train hit six-year-old Madina Hussiny, her family stumbled to the watching Croatian border police begging for help, her body limp in their arms.<p>The same officers …

Human Rights

Trump’s Jerusalem decision isn’t diplomacy. It’s pandering.

With his decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, President Trump did something puzzling for a person who claims to be a great dealmaker. He made a massive, preemptive concession to one side in a complicated negotiation without getting anything for it in return. If that’s how he operates, …

Israel

US senator on North Korea: “Most Americans don’t realize how close we are to this war”

If Sen. Tammy Duckworth is worried, you should be too.<p>Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a decorated veteran of the Iraq War, is scared — scared that the Trump administration may be getting the US into a devastating war with North Korea without much of the public noticing or seeming to care.<p>“Most Americans,” …

Franken exit could be game-changer for control of Senate

WASHINGTON — Republicans may have just gotten another layer of armor to defend their Senate majority.<p>Sen. Al Franken's seat wasn't supposed to be up again until 2020. But his announcement Thursday that he was resigning amid allegations of sexual misconduct sets up a 2018 special election in …

Government

Trump's lawyer: Summer Zervos can't sue in state court. Legal expert: Wrong.

Not so fast, Mr. President.<p>Earlier this week, a state court in Manhattan was the unusual setting for the latest novel legal question to arise from the Trump presidency: Can a sitting president be sued in state (rather than federal) court?<p>The question has arisen as part of a defamation suit brought …

Al Franken Makes Announcement While Under Pressure to Resign Over Allegations

Sen. Al Franken is set to address the mounting sexual misconduct allegations against him, as well as his future as a Minnesota senator, in an …

Newt Gingrich tweet about Franken and ‘popular vote’ sets Twitter ablaze

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich appeared to tweet in defense of Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Thursday morning, arguing that senators …

10 countries where your money will last the longest

The folks at Travelex, the foreign-exchange giant, recently published a list of the destinations where £500 (currently, $674) would last the longest. Although the list targeted British travelers, the figures should work out about the same for travelers from North America.<p>The Travelex figures are …

European Travel

Several wounded after shooting at New Mexico school, reports say

Two students were killed when a fellow student opened fire at a northern New Mexico high school Thursday morning, law enforcement officials said.<p>The gunman also was killed, a spokesman for the New Mexico State Police told Fox News. Police released very little information about the shooter, …

John McCain and Jeff Flake tax votes lose them fans and a legacy

With their tax votes, the two Arizona 'mavericks' chose fiscal irresponsibility and party over country.<p>As miscalculations go, John McCain’s lighthearted but misguided bid to reach a milestone in Twitter followers was appropriately, in the social media universe, an inconsequential fail.<p>The Arizona …

Jeff Flake

Patagonia sues to block Trump's reductions to Utah national monuments

SALT LAKE CITY — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and outdoor retail giant Patagonia traded harsh words over the Trump administration's plans to shrink several national monuments, an opening salvo in an imminent legal battle that could be waged for years.<p>A barrage of lawsuits is expected by groups …

Forests

British Isis fighters should be hunted down and killed, says defence secretary

‘A dead terrorist can’t cause any harm to Britain,’ says Gavin Williamson, arguing jihadists should not be allowed back into UK<p>Britons who have fought for Islamic State abroad should be hunted down and killed to ensure they never return to the UK, the defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, has …

United Kingdom

Al Franken Just Resigned Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations. Here's What Happens Now

Democratic Senator Al Franken of Minnesota announced his resignation Thursday after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct. “In the coming …

Hidden bunkers stocked with explosives, survivalist supplies found during Utah fire

ST. GEORGE, Utah — A large amount of explosives and illegally built survivalist cabins were found by fire crews working to suppress the 71,000 acre Brian Head fire in June.<p>According to a release issued by the Iron County Sheriff’s Office Thursday, boxes of modified novelty hand grenades, explosive …

Forests

Dems clean house, leaving GOP to grapple with harassment issue

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>WASHINGTON — Two weeks after the sexual harassment story rocked Capitol Hill, Democrats have cleaned house. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., stepped down from his …

Donald Trump

Did President Trump slur his speech?

<b>(CNN) —</b> While President Donald Trump was giving his historic speech Wednesday to announce that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, some on the internet focused on the manner in which he made his statement.<p>Toward the end of the news conference, some on Twitter and …

Donald Trump

Ex-cop Michael Slager sentenced to prison for killing of unarmed black man

A white former South Carolina officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for fatally shooting an unarmed black motorist in the back in 2015, wrapping up a case that became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement.<p>Attorneys for ex-North Charleston Officer Michael Slager said …

FBI chief Chris Wray defends bureau after Trump says its reputation is 'in tatters'

FBI chief Chris Wray defends bureau after Trump says its reputation is 'in tatters'<p>Kevin Johnson | USA TODAY<p>FBI chief refutes Trump on agency reputation<p>After President Donald Trump tweeted several days ago that the FBI's reputation 'is in tatters,' FBI Director Christopher Wray refuted that claim …

Donald Trump

How A Major War Would Impact Markets in 2018

The chances of geopolitical shocks in 2018 may be small but even this small chance bears monitoring.<p>First, although we consider a “first strike” …

A powerful storm pounding Britain is so strong it poses a 'danger to life'

Storm Caroline may pose a "danger to life" as it moves across northern Britain from Thursday to Saturday, the Met Office has warned.<p>The storm is currently sweeping across the UK's northern-most regions. The Met Office issued on Thursday an amber alert— the second-highest out of three warning levels …

Weather

Who would replace Al Franken?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Should Sen. Al Franken decide to step down, his resignation would set up a gubernatorial appointment and open up a new Senate battleground in 2018.<p>Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton does not plan to get ahead of Franken's scheduled announcement Thursday, a senior Minnesota Democrat close to Dayton …

Sexual Harassment