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COVID-19 vaccine is comingTentative rollout plan
      

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Holiday gift buying tipsShop fast, ship early
      

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Key electoral process datesThe next steps
      

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Holiday TV specials and moreWhat's on and when?
      

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'They're trying to take our votes away': Trump's effort would throw out ballots from 238,000 Wisconsin votersThe affected voters face losing their voice in the election after following state guidance that was promoted widely, including by the president.
      

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The young die as well from COVID-19, even as many engage in denialA dangerous fiction has made its way through social media and American politics. But, in fact, "young and healthy" people can get ill — and die, too.
      

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Coronavirus updates: US surpasses record 200K daily cases; virus numbers could be erratic after Thanksgiving, experts warnA panel will meet to vote on how a vaccine will be distributed. Experts warn that testing numbers are likely to be erratic. Latest COVID-19 news.
      

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Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who slammed Trump, becomes the first African American cardinalWilton Gregory would become the first Black U.S. prelate to earn the coveted red cap.
      

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Milwaukee County presidential recount wraps up with Biden adding to his margin over TrumpPresident-elect Joe Biden received a net gain of 132 votes in his margin of victory over President Donald Trump as a result of the recount.
      

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Black Friday in-store shopping dropped 52.1% as online sales broke records. Will Cyber Monday follow?Will Cyber Monday bring more deals and sales this year amid coronavirus pandemic? Yes, it's expected to break new online records like Black Friday.
      

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Cyber Monday weekend is here: All the best deals to shop right nowThese early Cyber Monday 2020 price drops on the Amazon Fire stick, Apple AirPods are more are some of the best we've seen—shop our top picks.
      

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Not a hearing: Arizona legislators, Trump lawyers plan public meeting on election at Phoenix hotel MondayThe meeting at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Phoenix is not a hearing of the Legislature as Finchem and Trump campaign's legal team have cast it.
      

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Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller makes history, becoming first woman to play in Power Five football gameSarah Fuller, a goalie for Vanderbilt soccer team, makes history with the football team, becoming the first woman to play in a Power Five game.
      

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Detroit Lions fire coach Matt Patricia, general manager Bob Quinn after disastrous tenureThe Detroit Lions fired Matt Patricia, ending a tenure that was the least successful since Rod Marinelli was coaching Detroit from 2006-08.
      

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Two teenagers dead after Black Friday mall shooting in CaliforniaA shooting at a Sacramento mall Friday killed one person and left another with life-threatening wounds and police were looking for the attacker.
      

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'Act of kindness': Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds give $500,000 to help at-risk youth in CanadaRyan Reynolds and Blake Lively have donated $500,000 to Covenant House to help the organization support at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth in Canada
      

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Opinion: Gonzaga makes a bad call, playing despite positive COVID tests: 'I hope nobody gets infected'Gonzaga had a player and staffer test positive for COVID-19, but that didn't stop team from putting Auburn and Kansas at risk by continuing to play.
      

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Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.: What you need to know to watch exhibition fightFormer heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson, 54, takes on fellow ex-heavyweight champ Roy Jones Jr., 51, in an eight-round exhibition match Saturday.
      

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Donor to pro-Trump group sues to get his money back after dropped election lawsuitsFred Eshelman, who gave $2.5 million to the group True the Vote to back President Trump's challenges to the election, is suing for his money back.
      

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Don't make these mistakes when addressing holiday cardsWe're all excited to say goodbye to 2020, whether it's in a holiday card or not. Just don't get caught wishing someone Happy New Year's.
      

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Tony Hsieh, former Zappos CEO, dies at 46 after being injured in house fireHsieh was a force in the revitalization of downtown Las Vegas. The cause of death is still under investigation, but he was injured in a house fire.
      

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Black Friday 2020: The best mattress deals on Nectar, Sleep Number and moreLeesa, Purple, Awara, Cocoon by Sealy, Casper and more great mattress in a box brands are on super sale for Black Friday through Cyber weekend.
      

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Iran vows revenge for assassination of scientist credited with masterminding past covert nuclear weapons programIsrael has alleged Mohsen Fakhrizadeh led a military program examining the feasibility of building a nuclear weapon in Iran.
      

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Beware of those gifts you see on social media ads. They may never arrive.More consumers are complaining about losing money after responding to an ad on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and Twitter, regulators say.
      

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Pentagon orders Nimitz back to Persian Gulf during troop drawdown in Iraq, AfghanistanPresident Trump has directed the drawdown of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Pentagon felt it 'prudent' to have the USS Nimitz in the area.
      

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'Don't talk to me that way': Trump lashes out at White House reporter over election questionTrump angrily admonished Reuters reporter Jeff Mason after he asked if he would concede the election after the Electoral College voted for Biden.
      

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Ohio State vs. Illinois football game canceled amid more positive COVID-19 testsOhio State canceled the game at Illinois after further positive tests for COVID-19 were discovered after a round of PCR testing Friday afternoon.
      

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NFL orders shutdown of team facilities Monday and Tuesday to slow spread of COVID-19The NFL said it came to its attention that players and staffers had out-of-town Thanksgiving guests. Teams playing Monday and Tuesday are exempt.
      

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'Hollow, riveted, not magnetic': Hikers discover location of Utah's mysterious monolith"I had it alone to myself for about 10 minutes in the morning before people started showing up," David Surber wrote after locating the Utah monolith.
      

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'Always love': John Travolta thanks fans for 'supporting' him in Instagram postJohn Travolta, 66, took a moment on Thanksgiving to say thanks to his family, friends and followers on Instagram.
      

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'Calling an election unfair does not make it so': Appeals court denies Trump campaign's effort to overturn Biden's win in PennsylvaniaIn rejecting Trump's appeal, a judge wrote, "calling an election unfair does not make it so," and said Trump offered no evidence of wrongdoing.
      

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This group of aquarium penguins got some exercise on a 'field trip' to a Chicago stadiumMagellanic penguins Izzy, Darwin, Tombo and Charlotte ventured from Shedd Aquarium to Chicago's Soldier Field to get in some exercise.
      

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5 Black Friday shopping secrets you need to knowHere's what you should know before spending all your money on Black Friday "deals."
      

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3 tips to get the most out of gift cardsEven the most festive cards have an expiration date. Here are three useful tips to get the most out of them.
      

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Christmas tree set on fire in mock home to remind Americans to water their trees this yearBetween 2003 and 2017, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 160 fires started by Christmas trees each year.
      

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Track COVID-19 outbreaksYou can view maps and vital statistics in your state and across the U.S.
      

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Countdown to Inauguration DayInauguration Day is Jan. 20, 2021. Here's what needs to happen before President-elect Joe Biden can officially take office.
      

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Your guide to COVID-19What you need to know about coronavirus, including what to do if you think you might be sick, how to keep you and your family safe and tips on what to do while staying home.
      

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Even Trump's fiercest critics say he may have gotten some world affairs rightSome experts, ex-diplomats and even President Donald Trump's opponents concede his overseas initiatives have produced limited, qualified successes.
      

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Fact check: What's true and what's false about coronavirus?The USA TODAY Fact Check team is dedicated to verifying claims and fighting misinformation. Here's a list of recent fact-checks on coronavirus.
      

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'She called me!!!!!': Vice President-elect Kamala Harris phones California teen to thank him for painting her portraitTyler Gordon said he painted Kamala Harris' portrait because he was inspired by the barriers she broke to be elected as vice president.
      

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