Audio tape shows Kerry frustrated about Syria as Aleppo nears collapse

loading… NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) — As the United States and opposition forces continue to tangle with Russia and Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria, President Barack Obama‘s chief diplomat is becoming increasingly frustrated at the lack of progress, a new audio recording indicates. Friday, The New York Times published excerpts of a tape that …

Brangelina divorce: Temporary custody agreement worked out

loading… Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have agreed to a temporary custody arrangement.(Photo: Charles Sykes, AP) The first legal steps in the Brangelina divorce have produced a temporary deal on child custody, suggesting the breakup of a once-quintessential Hollywood couple might not be so intractable as first indicated. TMZ and the Associated Press reported Friday that lawyers for Angelina Jolie …

Trump tripped up by Clinton's Miss Universe comments

loading… Trump went on a Twitter spree accusing Hillary Clinton of getting former Miss Universe Alicia Machado. USA TODAY Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado speaks during a June 15 news conference at a Latino restaurant in Arlington, Va., to criticize Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.(Photo: Luis Alonso Lugo, AP) Hillary Clinton set up Donald Trump …

Fall foliage: 10 spots for great leaf peeping

loading… Carri Wilbanks, Special for USA TODAY 1:18 p.m. EDT September 30, 2016 Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Fall is short but very sweet in Montana, when the myriad of aspens and cottonwood trees in Big Sky Country turn the forests a fiery golden.(Photo: Donnie Sexton, Montana Office of Tourism) Temperatures are …

Will this make Alexa jealous? Google Home is basically a Chromecast, may cost $129

loading… Don’t get too comfortable saying “Alexa” — Google wants to get you to say “OK Google” at home. That’s right: The same phrase Android enthusiasts use to command their smartphone, tablet, or smartwatch is coming to a standalone device for the home, the company announced at Google I/O, its developer conference. The device will be called Google Home and is …

Nate Parker revisits sex-assault case on '60 Minutes'

loading… Nate Parker’s ’60 Minutes’ interview is set to air this weekend.(Photo: Jason LaVeris, FilmMagic) If Nate Parker thought the furor over his 1999 sexual-assault case and the 2012 suicide of his accuser would fade by the time The Birth of a Nation arrived in theaters, he miscalculated. That issue was the subject of the first …

Bulgaria bans full face veils in public

loading… A woman wearing a full face veil walks in Blackburn, England, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2013.(Photo: Jon Super, AP) Lawmakers in Bulgaria banned full face veils in most public places on Friday, joining France, Belgium and the Netherlands in introducing legislation outlawing the coverings. People who disobey the ban, which will be in force in schools, public …

10 great apple cider tasting rooms for a fall treat

loading… Larry Bleiberg, Special for USA TODAY 7:52 a.m. EDT September 30, 2016 Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide One of the world’s biggest cider producers, Angry Orchard Hard Cider recently opened a tasting room in New York’s Hudson Valley, with an interactive visitors center and a treehouse tasting room.(Photo: Discovery Communications) Apples …