Kroger lifts restriction on Visa charge card at Smith’s and Food Co. shops

Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY Published 2:59 p.m. ET Oct. 30, 2019 | Updated 2:48 p.m. ET Oct. 31, 2019CLOSE ALDI and Kroger will release wine Advent calendars for the countdown to Christmas. USA TODAYKroger, the nation’s largest grocer, is reversing its ban on Visa credit cards that affected a small number of its stores, the…

Pro-Trump super PAC hid source of contribution made by two Ukraine-linked associates of Rudy Giuliani, FEC complaint says

CLOSE Support to impeach and remove President Trump from office is on the rise, according to a new CNN poll. Buzz60A national watchdog organization that uncovered a campaign-finance scandal involving Ukraine-linked backers of President Donald Trump contends the super PAC that received the contribution also broke federal law.Among other things, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, associates of Trump’s…

Obsessive, unyielding, a winner – Owen Farrell, England’s World Cup talisman

Owen Farrell leads out his team for the semi-final against New ZealandRugby World Cup final: England v South AfricaVenue: Yokohama International Stadium Date: Saturday, 2 November Kick-off: 09:00 GMTCoverage: Live radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app.Elite rugby can break bodies and its pressures…

CPS strike update: Why are Chicago instructors still out? Stalemate in 8th day; Trump shows up

CLOSE President Donald Trump was in Chicago on Monday for a speech and fundraiser, and a crowd of protesters numbering well into the thousands gathered outside Trump Hotel and Tower in Chicago. (Oct. 28) AP, APCHICAGO — Negotiators have met for 22 straight days. Students have missed eight days of school and counting. And still…

Rob Lowe assesses the infamous scandal that changed his life: ‘It got me sober’

Erin Jensen, USA TODAY Published 7:44 a.m. ET Oct. 23, 2019 | Updated 10:40 a.m. ET Oct. 23, 2019CLOSE Rob Lowe’s 1988 sex tape scandal nearly ended his career, but he still calls it “the best thing that ever happened to me.” USA TODAYRob Lowe has found a silver lining in his career-threatening scandal from the…

Could gamers toss World Series today as Black Sox did 100 years earlier?

CLOSE SportsPulse: Yes, it’s fun to point out the Nationals got to the World Series a year after Bryce Harper left. No, he’s not the reason one way or the other they got there. Current Nats explain. USA TODAYA century after the Chicago Black Sox threw the 1919 World Series, it might seem impossible that…

SoftBank announces it will own 80%of WeWork and supply billions to keep it running

Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY Published 10:16 p.m. ET Oct. 22, 2019 | Updated 10:59 p.m. ET Oct. 22, 2019CLOSE Cofounders Rebekah and Adam Neumann talk lessons in leadership. TimeSoftBank Group Corp. is taking control of WeWork and providing the office-space startup with billions to keep it operating.In a press release Tuesday night, SoftBank and WeWork jointly…

Toolbox, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd’s young gamers to watch in the EFL Cup

The League Cup has become something of a testing ground for some of the Premier League’s most promising young players.This Wednesday, some will get an opportunity to shine in high-profile settings as four of the top-flight’s ‘big six’ face each other in the fourth round.BBC Sport speaks to fans from Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester…

Giuliani associate Lev Parnas should testify about GOP contributions at center of criminal case

CLOSE Two associates of Rudy Giuliani were arraigned Wednesday on charges they used straw donors to make illegal campaign contributions to politicians and committees to advance their business interests. (Oct. 23) AP DomesticLev Parnas, an associate of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, must submit to questioning under oath about alleged fraudulent contributions to GOP…

Hong Kong protesters trample, burn LeBron James jersey: ‘People are angry’ – USA TODAY

AP Published 9:52 a.m. ET Oct. 15, 2019 | Updated 4:55 p.m. ET Oct. 15, 2019CLOSE SportsPulse: LeBron James had some critical words for Daryl Morey when he addressed the media on Monday night, calling the Rockets GM ‘ misinformed’. USA TODAYHONG KONG – When the ball smashed into a photo of LeBron James’ face…

In Jamal Khashoggi’s death, Saudi cash is talking louder than murder

The Editorial Board, USA TODAY Published 5:26 p.m. ET Oct. 14, 2019 | Updated 5:35 p.m. ET Oct. 14, 2019Donald Trump praises Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and Jared Kushner is among those flocking to the Saudi ‘Davos in the Desert’: Our viewAnyone interested in what it looks like to get away with murder should peruse the…

‘One last spar, one last fight’ – Crolla wants he might do it all once again

Anthony Crolla is set to call time on his career after 13 years as a professionalThe bell sounds and there are three minutes on the clock. This is the final round Anthony Crolla will ever spar as a professional boxer. One more time around.There have been thousands of these three-minute segments since he put gloves…

Mark Few: California governor ‘losing his time grandstanding’ over Fair Pay To Play Act

Jace Evans, USA TODAY Published 11:41 p.m. ET Oct. 7, 2019 | Updated 11:46 p.m. ET Oct. 7, 2019CLOSEThe NCAA world has been buzzing ever since the passing of the “Fair Pay to Play Act,” in California, a law that will make it easier for college athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness,…

‘Pundits divided on Taylor-Prograis however Cost can shock Chisora’ – knife-edge fights at London’s O2

Commentary of Saturday’s fights will be available on BBC Radio 5 LiveJosh Taylor v Regis Prograis: World Boxing Super Series finalVenue: O2 Arena, London Date: Saturday, 26 OctoberCoverage: Radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live and full live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app.On Saturday night, Scotland will either have a new…

‘You need to go pay individuals’: Nationals, Astros reveal power of almighty dollar in World Series

CLOSE SportsPulse: With their slogan being ‘take it back’ all season, the Astros aren’t shy discussing their past successes and failures and how it fuels them in putting together a potential dynasty. USA TODAYHOUSTON – If this World Series pitting the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros inspires others to follow their paths to glory, as…

Democratic presidential prospect Wayne Messam raises $5 over the last quarter

Nicholas Wu, USA TODAY Published 5:17 p.m. ET Oct. 15, 2019 | Updated 7:06 p.m. ET Oct. 15, 2019CLOSE Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday for the first time that President Donald Trump must be impeached for alleged abuses of the powers of his office to help his own reelection. (Oct. 9) AP, APDemocratic…