Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot speaks during a news conference in Chicago, Illinois, March 26, 2019. (File photo: Joshua Lott/Reuters) Newly elected Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot vowed Wednesday to investigate why the Cook County state’s…

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield (Library of Congress) Governor J. B. Pritzker should seek the advice of Andrew Cuomo in New York. Last month, New York governor Andrew Cuomo and Illinois governor J. B. Pritzker stood…

Then-Vice President Joe Biden talks to Stephanie Carter as her husband Ash Carter delivers his acceptance speech as the new Secretary of Defense at the White House in 2015. (Gary Cameron/Reuters) Before we close the…

A 44-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a mass murder inside a North Dakota workplace, police said. Four people were found dead Monday morning at RJR Maintenance & Management, a property management company…

Severe storms moved through the Deep South on Thursday bringing flash flooding, damaging winds and hail -- mostly to Louisiana. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency on Thursday in Lake Charles, Louisiana,…

Linda Brown was the student at the center of the 1954 landmark Brown v. Board of Education case. USA TODAY Note: This story was produced by the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization…

The view may be nice but teachers living in Hawaii are struggling to keep up with high rent costs. USA TODAY HONOLULU — Kevin Starks is living a classic Hawaii story. The California native became an educator…

Watch excerpts of former IU coach Bob Knight’s appearance at Center Grove. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, dana.benbow@indystar.com GREENWOOD – Sparks of the feisty, cursing college coach with a wicked sense of humor showed up Thursday as…

From business expenses, rental expenses and medical expenses, here are some of the weirder things people have deducted. Time Many Americans get creative at tax time, pushing the limits on deductions to reduce their tax…

SportsPulse: Auburn or Virginia? USA TODAY Sports' Scott Gleeson details how each team can reach the national title game and who ultimately will come out on top. USA TODAY MINNEAPOLIS — Virginia guard Kyle Guy…

“It all starts with opening a script and reading, ‘There are giants riding mammoths’ or ‘Dany climbs on Drogon and they roar off to safety,’” says Game of Thrones visual-effects producer Steve Kullback. “You close…