Friday, Nov 30


Feds still aren't up to dealing with opioid crisis, so we're stepping in: Bloomberg & Wolf


Pennsylvania has one of the worst rates of opioid-related deaths, but strong leadership has made it better. We need more action like this nationally.


Colombia's Junior reaches first Copa Sudamericana final


The Copa Sudamericana will feature first-time finalists Junior Barranquilla of Colombia and Atletico Paranaense of Brazil next week

3 dead after chase, crash near US-Mexico border


California authorities say three people were killed and eight hurt when a pickup fleeing Border Patrol agents rolled over near the Mexican border. The California Highway Patrol says the crash in Campo happened Thursday on westbound…

Boca-River Libertadores final will be in Madrid next week


The twice-postponed Copa Libertadores final between Argentina archrivals Boca Juniors and River Plate will be played in Madrid on Dec. 9

United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, Atlantic hurricane season, Paul Manafort case: 5 things to know Friday

U.S., Canada and Mexico to sign new trade deal at G20 summit, the Atlantic hurricane season ends and more things to know to start your Friday morning.

Chief Justice John Roberts got political himself when he rebuked Trump on judges


FDR's court packing plan shows the courts have long been politicized. Roberts rebuking Trump was just another example. He shouldn't weigh in next time.


Trump’s business ties to Russia stretch back more than 30 years, from big building projects to beauty pageants

Donald Trump’s interest in developing real estate in Moscow, including luxury hotels, stretches back decades.

Winners, duds and trends at the Los Angeles Auto Show


USA TODAY's Chris Woodyard and Nathan Bomey break down the highlights and lowlights of the L.A. Auto Show

Cal Baptist snaps 4-game skid, beats UC Riverside 80-70


Milan Acquaah scored 24 points, De'jon Davis had 23 points and 13 rebounds and Cal Baptist beat UC Riverside 80-70 to snap a four-game losing streak

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke must resign. His multiple scandals show he's unfit to serve.


Top Democrat on House Natural Resources Committee: Zinke is embroiled in ethics scandals and management failures. The least he can do is step down.

'A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding' is so awesomely bad, you must watch it


'A Christmas Prince' was terrible, and you watched it. Why stop now? Netflix sequel 'The Royal Wedding' is the best movie to mock this holiday season.

No. 24 Iowa State hosts Drake in season finale


No. 24 Iowa State will close a strange regular season with a home game against former rival Drake


'Mary Poppins Returns' a hit with early viewers: 'Practically perfect in every way'


After the premiere of "Mary Poppins Returns" on Thursday night, early viewers tweeted out their supercalifragilistic support.

Defending champion has 2nd-round lead at Australian PGA


Defending champion Cameron Smith held a one-stroke lead over Marc Leishman and fellow Australian Jake McLeod after the second round of the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines on Friday

Wolf howls? Let Dallas Cowboys rookie LB Leighton Vander Esch explain


Leighton Vander Esch is an emerging star on the Dallas Cowboys, who get hyped by the rookie's wolf howl celebrations.

Red River rematch: No. 5 Oklahoma, No. 9 Texas for Big 12


Texas players get Red River rival rematch they expected against Oklahoma _ for the Big 12 title


2018 Major League Soccer playoffs: Schedule, game times and results, TV info


The 2018 Major League Soccer playoffs are underway and will conclude on Saturday, Dec. 8 with the 23rd edition of MLS Cup.

Column: Can spring football really work? AAF says yes


Column: Can spring football really work? New Alliance of American Football league says yes

To 32 and beyond: Seattle may not be end of NHL expansion


To 32 and beyond: Seattle getting franchise may not be end of NHL expansion

Championship Weekend: SEC play-in; Murray's Heisman push


College football closes its regular season with championship weekend, leading to selection Sunday when the playoff is set and the bowls are matchups are finalized

It's lit! Smith-Schuster steps into spotlight for Steelers


Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is stepping out of the shadow of teammate Antonio Brown and becoming a star in his own right

2018 MLS Cup: Atlanta United vs. Portland Timbers by the numbers


Atlanta United will host the Portland Timbers in MLS Cup. Here are some interesting tidbits to keep in mind for the championship soccer match.

Portland Timbers beat Sporting KC to earn MLS Cup trip


After getting dominated by Sporting Kansas City for the first 45 minutes, the Timbers rallied in the second half in the second leg of the Western Conference final.

Harris, Harrell help Clippers hold off Kings 133-121


Tobias Harris scored 28 points, Montrezl Harrell added 24 points and six rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Sacramento Kings 133-121 on Thursday night.

Tyson Fury's road: Rejuvenated heavyweight ready for Wilder


Tyson Fury says he has found comfort and calm far from home

High-speed border patrol chase: 3 die after pickup carrying 11 crashes

Three people died and another eight were injured after a high-speed Border Patrol chase ended in a crash near San Diego on Thursday.

Flooding hits wildfire-scarred NorCal areas


Flash flooding hit a wildfire-scarred area of Northern California on Thursday, forcing officials to deploy swift water rescue teams to save people stuck in vehicles and rescue them from homes after a downpour near the Paradise area. (Nov.…

LeBron carries Lakers down stretch of 104-96 win over Pacers


LeBron James scored 12 of his 38 points in the final five minutes of the Lakers' 104-96 victory over the Pacers

Pacioretty scores twice as Golden Knights beat Canucks 4-3


Max Pacioretty scored twice to lead the Vegas Golden Knights past the struggling Vancouver Canucks 4-3 for their fifth straight victory

Brees, Saints never find rhythm as 10-game win streak ends


Brees, Saints offense could never get into a rhythm and saw their 10-game winning streak end