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Mosquitoes are eating plastic. Why that's a big problem.A Biology Letters study found that when a mosquito larvae eats microplastic, that plastic can remain in the insect's body into adulthood.
     
 
 

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Active shooter reported at Wisconsin office building in MiddletonA phalanx of police vehicles and ambulances descended on a Wisconsin software company Wednesday amid reports of an active shooter at a Middleton office complex, local media are reporting.
     
 
 

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President Donald Trump: 'I don't have an attorney general. It's very sad'The president reignited his criticism of Jeff Sessions, who he has long criticized for recusing himself from the investigation into Russian collusion.
     
 
 

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Wanda Barzee, one of the kidnappers of Elizabeth Smart, released from prisonWanda Barzee, 72, pleaded guilty to kidnapping and other charges in the Elizabeth Smart case in 2003 and was sentenced to concurrent, 15-year sentences in federal and state courts.
     
 
 

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'What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep,' Kavanaugh joked in 2015"What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep," Kavanaugh joked during a 2015 speech. "That's been a good thing for all of us, I think."
     
 
 

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GOP senator who called for Kavanaugh delay: 'Let's vote' if Ford not at Monday hearing"Republicans extended a hand in good faith," Sen. Bob Corker said in a tweet. "If we don't hear from both sides on Monday, let's vote."
     
 
 

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Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination: What we know about embattled nominee and accuserThe GOP-led Senate Judiciary Committee delays vote on Supreme Court nominee to allow for testimony by Kavanaugh and his accuser.
     
 
 

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Mollie Tibbetts slaying suspect Cristhian Bahena Rivera pleads not guiltyThe arrest of Cristhian Bahena Rivera ended a five-week search for the University of Iowa student. Bahena Rivera's trial is set for April 2019.
     
 
 

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Controversial Confederate statues remain in U.S. Capitol despite being removed elsewhereSeveral states have removed Confederate statues from public places but not at the U.S. Capitol where several still remain on display.
     
 
 

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Reality TV contestant and girlfriend arrested for drugging, raping womenOrthopedic surgeon Grant Robicheaux appeared on Bravo's dating show "Online Dating Rituals of the American Male," which aired in 2014 for one season.
     
 
 

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Who dished on Patriots QB Tom Brady souring on Bill Belichick?An anonymous source allegedly told the author of new book on Bill Belichick's life that Tom Brady has "had enough" of the coach. Who was that source?
     
 
 

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4 postal workers – 3 at same facility – stole gift cards, cash in Milwaukee areaPostal workers targeted cash donations to the Breast Cancer Research and Support Fund and donations for veterans and police officers.
     
 
 

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White House memo: Trump to press UN Security Council to punish nuclear proliferation violatorsWhite House memo: Trump to tell UN Security Council next week it must find new ways to punish countries that do not limit weapons of mass destruction.
     
 
 

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Fighting for Vietnam: Puerto Rico braces for redevelopmentAs post-Maria island shifts from recovery to long-term rebuilding, some neighborhoods anticipate a renewed push from developers.
     
 
 

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'All earned': Blind high school football player scores 2 TDs in gameHigh school running back Adonis Watt, who is completely blind, scored two touchdowns in a freshman football game.
     
 
 

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Can you afford that new vehicle? 25 most expensive car models to insureCar insurance premiums have risen sharply in recent years, increasing by 33% between 2010 and 2016. And the amount a typical American pays for car insurance depends on many factors, including driver age, driving record, and location.
     
 
 

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'Colette' star Keira Knightley isn't here for being a 'muse,' lawyers up for paparazziKeira Knightley stars as French author 'Colette' in a new biopic and opens up about protecting her daughter and 'The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.'
     
 
 

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Cathedral ceilings? Big trucks and big SUVs need bigger garagesThe dramatic consumer shift to pickups and SUVs has created a niche business in garage remodeling as people try to make space for gigantic vehicles.
     
 
 

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Coast Guard helicopter: Eyes in the skies search for Florence victims on the groundFrom the air, the U.S. Coast Guard helicopter spots boats navigating through large swaths of water. The tops of roofs are the only sign that the area in Brunswick County is a neighborhood instead of a river. While Florence has moved on, floodwaters still posed a danger in North Carolina.
     
 
 

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Stormy Daniels' 'Toad' remark about Trump mushrooms into late-night jokes"It's not enough that Trump has ruined reality for most of us, he's now ruining video games," James Corden said after hearing Stormy Daniels' remark.
     
 
 

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Urban Meyer docked more than $570,000 as part of his Ohio State suspensionThe three-game suspension handed down by Ohio State on football coach Urban Meyer resulted in him losing more than $570,000, according to school documents.
     
 
 

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Kavanaugh, too? Christine Blasey Ford's account is missing key details of assaultJudge Brett Kavanaugh's accuser doesn't know when or where the attack against her occurred. We should listen to her, but we should also ask questions.
     
 
 

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Brett Kavanaugh confirmation train slows down in search of truthBoth Christine Blasey Ford and the Supreme Court nominee should testify over 'rape attempt' accusation: Our view
     
 
 

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Note to bigots: Read Bill of Rights, watch Mister Rogers and lay off KaepernickMy local principal called Colin Kaepernick an 'anti-American thug.' The Make America White Again crowd needs lessons in patriotism and kindness.
     
 
 

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Risky market? By one measure, U.S. stocks 50% pricier than at 2000 topStock market valuations are getting rich, and they could slow the record-long bull market's future gains.
     
 
 

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6 marvelous things we learned from Brie Larson's first 'Captain Marvel' trailerFinally, what the superhero-loving world has been waiting for: the first 'Captain Marvel' trailer starring Brie Larson as the powerful Carol Danvers.
     
 
 

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'Sesame Street' denies writer's claim that Bert and Ernie are gay: They are 'best friends'"Sesame Street" says Bert and Ernie, the the odd-couple roommates on the children's TV show, "remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation."
     
 
 

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Best airports? Las Vegas, Orlando and John Wayne are tops, says J.D. PowerAt the other end of the spectrum, the worst airports were again found in the New York City metro area, where LaGuardia and Newark earned poor marks.
     
 
 

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'The City' podcast: true stories about how power works in urban America'The City' tells true stories of how power works in urban America. Season 1: Chicago, 1990
     
 
 

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Florence unleashes havoc on CarolinasFlorence unleashes havoc on Carolinas
     
 
 

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September's #avgeek photo gallery
     
 
 

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Emmy Awards 2018: Stars walk the gold carpetStars shine on the 2018 Emmy Awards gold carpet
     
 
 

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Key NFL players with major injuries for 2018 seasonHere are NFL players who were expected to be major contributors this season, but instead suffered significant injuries.
     
 
 

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September political cartoons from the USA TODAY NETWORKCartoonists from across the country draw their takes on news and politics.
     
 
 

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Blake Lively shuts down 'double standard' critics in Robert Redford-inspired pink suitBlake Lively rocked a pink suit in a who-wore-it-best-style image of herself next to legendary actor Robert Redford, and clapped back at critics.
     
 
 

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A bright light in a storm. Coast Guard boat crew offers relief from Florence with different kind of rescueOne U.S. Coast Guard team has been a bright light, helping people feel a small sense of relief during Hurricane Florence.
     
 
 

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Gender quotas: California ponders breakthrough bill to boost female executivesA California bill would require companies headquartered in the state to have at least one female board member by 2019. What are the ramifications?
     
 
 

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Apple Watch Series 4 Review: Bigger display, fall detection and ECG may make it the time to upgradeThe Apple Watch Series 4 does what you expect an Apple Watch to do: deliver notifications, track fitness, Apple Pay. But the emphasis is on health.
     
 
 

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State Department says global terror attacks declined last year, but threats deemed more complexThe number of terrorist attacks worldwide fell 23 percent in 2017 and the number of deaths dipping 27 percent, a State Department report says.
     
 
 

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College Football Picks: Stanford-Oregon, Heisman showcaseCollege Football Picks: Stanford-Oregon, Heisman showcase for Love and Herbert
     
 
 

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Is this Bryce Harper's last hurrah with the Nationals?The right fielder, 25, prepares for what could be his final homestand in D.C. as free agency looms. ''We'll see what happens,'' Harper says.
     
 
 

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