Made in North Carolina: Flavors only found in Charlotte

loading… Jenn Rice, Special for USA TODAY 10:41 a.m. EDT October 31, 2016 Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide In addition to Fahrenheit’s skyline views, chef Rocco Whalen’s innovative small plates and cocktails are a huge draw.(Photo: Fahrenheit) One of the country’s fastest growing cities, Charlotte, N.C.’s dining scene packs a big punch …

The simple life: Generation Z and millennial freelancers head to the country

loading… Does your computer have a city mouse or a country mouse? Freelancing is increasing in the U.S., especially among Generation Z individuals and millennials, and they don’t all live in cities. A sizeable portion of freelancers have taken to rural life, enabled by technology, according to Fast Company. Freelancing in America: 2016, an online study conducted …

Andrew Garfield swings beyond 'Spider-Man' and into awards season

loading… Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer and Vince Vaughn star in the World War II drama ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ directed by Mel Gibson. Lionsgate Andrew Garfield in ‘Hacksaw Ridge.’(Photo: Mark Rogers) Remember Andrew Garfield as the web slinger in The Amazing Spider-Man movies? Expect to see very different sides of the actor in the months ahead. Garfield, 33, is …

Next Congress likely to have record number of women, but gains still slow

loading… Female Democratic senators take the stage at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia on July 28, 2016.(Photo: Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY) WASHINGTON — The number of women in Congress is likely to reach record highs after the Nov. 8 election, boosting female lawmakers to more than 20% of the House and Senate for the first time while …

Visiting Molokai, Hawaii’s forgotten island

loading… Sarah Sekula, Special for USA TODAY 12:51 p.m. EDT October 31, 2016 We all know Maui and Oahu, but chances are you aren’t that familiar with the little island of Molokai about 8 miles away from Maui. It is almost untouched by tourism. (Produced and shot by Leah Murr and Sarah Sekula) Sarah Sekula …

Two billion children worldwide affected by air pollution, UNICEF study says

loading… UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 31 (UPI) — One in seven children in the world lives in an area with air pollution levels six or more times higher than international guidelines, the United Nations reported Monday. UNICEF, the U.N.’s children’s agency, used satellite imagery in a report released Monday to demonstrate children’s’ exposure to outdoor pollution …

Dems to Comey: Share info on Trump and Russia

loading… FBI Director James Comey (Photo: Shawn Thew, European Pressphoto Agency) Harry Reid and other Democrats aren’t just accusing FBI Director James Comey of making Hillary Clinton look bad — they are accusing him of covering up information about Donald Trump and Russian hacking. “In my communications with you and other top officials in the national security …

Five things to love about the revamped Queen Mary 2

loading… Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide The Queen Mary 2’s central Atrium has a bold new look.(Photo: Greywolf Studios Limited) SOUTHAMPTON, England — It is a makeover like few ships have seen. The $132 million overhaul earlier this year of Cunard Line’s iconic Queen Mary 2 brought major changes to wide swaths …