NASA astronauts embark on all-female spacewalk, Chicago teachers strike Day Two: 5 things you...

Editors, USA TODAY Published 3:24 a.m. ET Oct. 18, 2019 | Updated 6:23 a.m. ET Oct. 18, 2019CLOSEAstronauts set to make history: First all-female spacewalkNASA will try again Friday to conduct the first-ever all-female spacewalk, six months after the first attempt had to be canceled because of a lack of available spacesuits aboard the International…

Two female astronauts are making history. How to watch NASA’s first all-female spacewalk

CLOSE NASA will try to conduct an all-female spacewalk months after the first attempt had to be canceled because of a lack of available spacesuits. USA TODAYCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Men have floated out the hatch on all 420 spacewalks conducted over the past half-century.That changes Friday with spacewalk No. 421.NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir will venture outside…

Rick Perry stares down subpoena deadline in Trump impeachment probe, one day after resignation

CLOSE President Trump said Syria has "got a lot of sand" while talking about Turkey's invasion of the country. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – Energy Secretary Rick Perry faces a subpoena deadline Friday to turn over documents relating to House Democrats' impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, a day after he offered his resignation.Speaking to reporters at an event in…

‘I have no spare money’: UAW strike against GM spotlights the struggles of temp...

CLOSE Bargainers for General Motors and the United Auto Workers reach a tentative contract deal that could end a monthlong strike (Oct. 16) AP, APWhen Robin Gary teaches her students at Elon University in North Carolina about poverty and social justice, she lets them know her knowledge stems in part from personal experience.“I told my students…

Astros get last laugh with ALCS Game 4 win, silence Yankee Stadium fans

CLOSEAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideNEW YORK -- They screamed obscenities, taunted the Houston Astros throughout the night Thursday, and of course, accused them of cheating.By the end, the Astros heard nothing but the sweet sound of silence with Yankee Stadium virtually deserted.The Astros, winning 8-3 over the New York Yankees, are on the brink of…

‘Totally avoidable’: 3 construction companies fined for deadly Seattle crane collapse

CLOSE A giant construction crane collapsed onto a busy downtown Seattle street, killing 4 people. Nathan Rousseau Smith has the latest. ...

‘Don’t kid yourself:’ Donald Trump tells Dallas rally the fate of democracy is at...

CLOSE President Donald Trump is crediting his threat of sanctions on Turkey as "tough love" that led the country to agree to a five-day cease-fire with Kurds in northern Syria. Touting the agreement, Trump said it's "a great day for civilization." (Oct. 17) AP, APDALLAS – Capping a day of wild swings in the ongoing impeachment…

Kelly Ripa jokes that her Mark Consuelos body pillow is missing ‘my favorite half’

CLOSE Kelly Ripa told Jerry O'Connell on the premiere of “Jerry O’” that Lola Consuelos’ prom dress alterations were not parent-approved. USA TODAYKelly Ripa's cold nights are over thanks to her beloved Mark Consuelos … body pillow.The "Live With Kelly and Ryan" host, 49, was gifted a life-size pillow of her husband by a fan during Monday's…

How Elijah Cummings’ unexpected death could affect the impeachment inquiry

CLOSE Democratic and Republican leaders in Washington expressed their condolences following the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland. He died early Thursday at age 68. (Oct. 17) AP, APWASHINGTON – The unexpected death Thursday of Rep. Elijah Cummings has meant the loss of a key Democratic leader, an eloquent voice for and confidante of House Speaker Nancy…

Britain and EU claim breakthrough Brexit deal ahead of summit

CLOSEAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideLONDON – More than three years after Britain narrowly voted to leave the European Union, Prime Minister Boris Johnson claimed a breakthrough deal Thursday with EU negotiators that will enable Britain's orderly withdrawal from the bloc. In a brief statement, Johnson said a "great new deal" had been reached. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said an…

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