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Obama unveils blueprint to cut greenhouse gases

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration proposed a plan Tuesday to cut U.S. greenhouse gases by up to 28% over the next decade, a formal submission to the United Nations designed to be part of a global agreement on climate change.

"The United States' target is ambitious and achievable, and we have the …


Preview of Microsoft's Project Spartan available

Computer users enjoying the technical preview of Windows 10 will get their first crack at Microsoft's successor to Internet Explorer.

The company announced its Project Spartan Web browser will be available starting Tuesday to "Windows Insiders" signed up for the technical preview of Windows 10, …

Microsoft Windows

LeBron James says he only has three good friends in the NBA

LeBron James squashed the idea that he and teammate Kevin Love have any issues, saying that the fact that they aren’t great friends has nothing to do with how well they will play together.

Earlier this season, Love gave a quote saying that he and James were “not best friends,” and people jumped all …

Lebron James

Rolling Stones to launch new tour of USA

It's official: The Rolling Stones are headed back to the USA.

It's been announced that the veteran rockers will kick off their new North American "Zip Code" tour at San Diego's Petco Park on March 24. They're expected to visit 15 cities, wrapping July 15 at Le Festival D'Été de Québec.

In a …

San Diego

California snowpack at lowest level on record

California's snowpack is at historically low levels, a casualty of the state's wimpy winter and ongoing drought.

In Northern California, the Sierra Nevada snowpack's water content is at its lowest late-March level since records began in 1950, at just 6% of the historical late-March average, the …


Justin Bieber's super fans just can't Belieb how mean the Comedy Central roast was

While quite the vast majority of us found found Comedy Central’s roast of Justin Bieber pretty hilarious (especially anything to do with Martha Stewart and Ron Burgundy), many of Bieber’s hardcore fans, who are known as “Beliebers,” just couldn’t handle the fact that the comedy special got so mean. …

Justin Bieber

Aaron Schock is gone, but will 'Downton Abbey' look remain?

Aaron Schock’s resignation from Congress takes effect Tuesday, but curious minds want to know: Will his successor get rid of the Downton Abbey-inspired office look that contributed to the Illinois Republican’s fall from grace?

Illinois state Sen. Darin LaHood, one of the Republicans trying to succeed …

Aaron Schock

With a bullet: Oil prices headed to the basement

Oil prices continued their fall Tuesday, as traders worried about a deal with Iran, which could increase supplies. In the meantime, U.S. oil production in 2014 was the highest since records began in 2014, according to the Energy Information Agency. West Texas light, sweet crude dropped 2.24% to …


Martha Stewart absolutely murders giving prison advice to Justin Bieber

Gangsta Martha Stewart, 73, was the true standout at Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber.

Surprise, surprise, surprise.

The media mogul not only endured many unprintable put-downs from fellow roasters, including Kevin Hart, Snoop Dogg and Jeffrey Ross. But she full-on nailed the most memorable roast …

Justin Bieber

Ask Matt: Do market values matter?

Q: Do market values matter?

A: Sizing up companies based on their market value is a bit of a sport. But there are reasons why market value is important to serious investors, too.

Market value is a way to measure how much investors are paying for the stock of a company. Calculating market value is …


GOP hopefuls back Gov. Pence on Indiana religious freedom law

As criticism continues over Indiana’s religious freedom law, GOP presidential hopefuls defended Gov. Mike Pence’s decision to sign the controversial legislation.

“I think Gov. Pence has done the right thing,” Jeb Bush said Monday during a radio interview with conservative host Hugh Hewitt.

“This law …

Freedom of Religion

Report: Parties prepare to issue Iran nuke talks statement

World powers and Iran were on Tuesday preparing to issue a general statement agreeing to continue negotiations in a new phase of efforts to reach a nuclear deal, the Associated Press reported.

Citing officials, who demanded anonymity because they are not authorized to comment, the AP reported that …

Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Va. hospital in lockdown as police search for suspect

FALLS CHURCH, Va.— Police are searching for a suspect on the grounds of INOVA Fairfax Hospital and the facility is on lockdown Tuesday morning.

Fairfax County Police have a heavy presence at the hospital, however little information is coming from the police department. The situation began around …


GMC unveils big changes to Terrain SUV

General Motors' GMC division unveiled the updated 2016 Terrain SUV Tuesday with a more distinguished grille and new safety features that are standard in the base model for the first time.

In addition to new front and rear fascias, the 2016 Terrain, which was shown for this week's New York Auto Show, …


Indianapolis Star makes bold protest against law

Indiana's largest newspaper is making a bold protest against the state's new religious freedom law, dedicating its entire Tuesday front page to the issue.

Karen Ferguson, publisher of The Indianapolis Star, tweeted out an image of the cover, which reads "FIX THIS NOW" in large, white letters in front …

Indiana Hoosiers

IBM, Weather Channel team for better business forecasts

IBM and the Weather Channel's parent company are collaborating on a true cloud data service.

The computing powerhouse and WSI, the Weather Company's global business division, have teamed up to integrate real-time weather information into business applications for improved performance and decreased …


Millions of Americans have little to no money saved

Millions of Americans have no savings set aside for a rainy day, leaving them in serious jeopardy if financial calamity strikes, according to two new studies released this week.

Roughly a third of American adults don't have any emergency savings, meaning that over 72 million people have no cushion …


'Dancing With the Stars' judge Bruno Tonioli called out for insulting Charlotte McKinney

It’s one thing to criticize a person’s hip action or footwork on Dancing With the Stars. We expect that.

But Bruno Tonioli, the passionate judge who often says wild and funny things, went too far Monday night.

Charlotte McKinney, who’s known for her sexy Carl’s Jr. burger ad, has been open about …


NCAA, North Carolina seek dismissal of lawsuit over academic scandal

The NCAA and the University of North Carolina on Monday asked a federal judge in North Carolina to dismiss a lawsuit connected to the academic scandal involving Tar Heels athletes.

In late January, lawyers representing two former UNC athletes sued in North Carolina state court. They alleged breach …


'Dancing' sends home second star

Monday night on Dancing With the Stars was about separating the "contenders from the pretenders," said co-hostErin Andrews.

Latin night!

As free as the celebs were with their hip swivels, judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli were tight with scoring paddles.

And another …


Indiana's law invites state-sanctioned bigotry: Our view

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has been doing his best to defend his state's newly enacted religious freedom law. In the process, he's been doing more to undermine his case than to bolster it.

That's because Pence, appearing Sunday on ABC's This Week, couldn't answer a basic question: Would the law allow …


Bell: Patriots could be next team to be hammered by NFL

It's Hammer Time in the NFL.

If you think the punishments revealed on Monday against the Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns and a couple of their high-ranking executives sent a stern message in the name of the game's integrity, imagine what could be coming around the corner.

If the latest Ted Wells …


The Short List: New 'Daily Show' host; Germanwings pilot had suicidal tendencies; NFL teams punished

We finally learn who will take the reins from Jon Stewart

Samantha Bee? Nope. Aziz Ansari? Nope. John Oliver? Nope. Trevor Noah is going to take over the fake anchor seat for Jon Stewart, who told us in February he was leaving The Daily Show. Wait, who? Noah is a current Daily Show correspondent, but …

Suicidal Tendencies

St. John's, Chris Mullin in serious discussions about coaching vacancy

St. John's is in serious talks with Chris Mullin about its head coaching vacancy, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions.

The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because nothing has been finalized.

On Friday, St. John's and Steve Lavin mutually agreed to part …

Chris Mullin

Marco Rubio touts April 13 announcement for 'something'

Yes, Sen. Marco Rubio says he has something important to say on April 13.

But the Florida Republican wouldn’t specify during a Fox News interview Monday whether he will run for president — as many people widely expect —or even confirm that he’s booked a notable Miami venue for his announcement.

Rubio …


Bruce Jenner target of Bieber Roast jokes

Jamie Foxx caused a Twitter firestorm when he made a joke about Bruce Jenner during the iHeartRadio Music Awards Sunday night.

But it gets even worse during the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber, airing Monday night (10 ET/PT).

The former Olympian Jenner is "transitioning to a woman," according to …

Bruce Jenner

PayPal co-founder urges tech CEOs to be wary of Indiana

PayPal co-founder Max Levchin has added his name to the growing list of tech leaders condemning a new Indiana law that opponents say could allow discrimination against gays and lesbians, and that may soon be echoed by similar legislation in Arkansas.

The law, called the Religious Freedom Restoration …


Bill Raftery, 73, gets first chance at Final Four on TV

HOUSTON -- The practice session was almost over. Mike Krzyzewski wandered over to press row, said hello, and then asked Bill Raftery: "Did my wife straighten you out?"

He was referring to a few moments earlier, as Duke went through light drills at NRG Stadium the day before a South region semifinal, …

March Madness

NBC's next live musical: 'The Wiz'

First came The Sound of Music and Peter Pan.

Next up for NBC: a live musical production of The Wiz, airing on Dec.3, the network announced.

Instead of the vocal stylings of Allison Williams, this show will be created in partnership with Cirque du Soleil. And it's executive produced by Craig Zadan and …


Harvey Weinstein questioned for groping

Multi-media mogul Harvey Weinstein is involved in a sexual assault case.

The NYPD has confirmed to USA TODAY that it is looking into claims made by an unnamed woman, 22, who says Weinstein, 63, groped her on Friday night at the Tribeca Film Center.

The Daily News reported today that the woman, …

Harvey Weinstein