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2013-04-22 08:25:39

FTW will focus on elevating stories that fans are, and will be, talking about most; Right Guard® will serve as exclusive launch partner MCLEAN, Va., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY Sports today launched For The Win (ftw.usatoday.com), the first mainstream sports media property focused exclusively on "social news," with a steady stream of stories that fans are, or will be, talking about right now. Right Guard® deodorant and antiperspirant (Facebook.com/rightguard) is...

2013-04-19 20:22:22

MCLEAN, Va., April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Al's passing is a great loss for all of us in the Gannett family. Al was many things -- a journalist, a leader, a serial entrepreneur, and a pioneer in advancing opportunities for women and minorities. But above all, he was an innovator with a unique sense of the public taste. The single greatest marker of those qualities is USA TODAY -- built, as he said at its founding in 1982, to be a reader's newspaper. That principle continues to guide our...

2013-04-19 20:22:17

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allen H. "Al" Neuharth, founder of USA Today, the Freedom Forum and the Newseum, died Friday, April 19, 2013, in Cocoa Beach, Fla. He was 89. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130419/DC98384) Family members said he died of complications from a recent fall and passed peacefully at home with his family by his side. Included among Neuharth's many professional achievements: Founder of USA Today, the nation's largest circulation...

2013-04-18 16:26:32

Andrew Wiggins of Huntington Prep (Huntington, W. Va.) Named Player of the Year; Kevin Boyle of Montverde Academy (Fla.) Named Coach of the Year MCLEAN, Va., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY High School Sports today unveiled the 2013 All-USA boys basketball team, highlighting the best high school players from across the country during the 2012-2013 season. Andrew Wiggins, an undecided 6-8 senior guard/forward from Huntington Prep (Huntington, W. Va.), has been selected as...

2013-04-15 16:23:58

New travel resource launches with LasVegas.com as Booking Partner MCLEAN, Va., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY Travel Media Group has announced the launch of Experience Travel, a collection of travel planning tools and information to help travelers make the most of their trip by giving them the information they need, personalized to fit their lifestyle. The first in the product portfolio is Experience Las Vegas, found at ExperienceLasVegas.USATODAY.com. The site launches...

Toyota Issues Airbag Recall, Following Honda and Nissan
2013-04-11 18:38:38

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Toyota issued a new recall due to airbags that could deploy abnormally due to malfunctioning inflators. Japanese safety gear producer Takata Corp. manufactured the defective airbags for Toyota, as well as Honda and Nissan, Bloomberg News reports. Both of the latter auto manufacturers have already issued recalls to replace the defective airbags. Takata Corp produced airbags for Toyota from 2000 to 2002. The recall affects Toyota...

2013-04-09 12:23:28

-St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.) and Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) Round Out Top Three- MCLEAN, Va., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Montverde Academy (Fla.)--which ended its season with a 25-2 record and a win over St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.) in the National High School Invitational (NHSI) finals--finished No. 1 in the last USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25 national editorial rankings for boys basketball for the 2013 season. The USA TODAY High School Sports Super 25...

2013-04-09 04:21:26

LAS VEGAS, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mainstream media can't get enough the 'hot pot' topic of legalized marijuana, as it was highlighted on the front page of USA Today on 4-8-2013. Hemp and marijuana industry tycoons, especially 40-year industry veteran, such as Bruce Perlowin of Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP) basked in the publicity. "This underscores our multi-billion dollar industry, as this is advertising for not one, but all twenty-one Industrial Hemp and Medical Marijuana public companies...

2013-04-08 12:23:18

MCLEAN, Va., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- April is National Financial Literacy Month, and two industry leaders are using this opportunity to help dollars make sense for millions of students nationwide. USA TODAY Education and Great American Financial Resources(®), Inc. are proud to offer Money Matters 101, a series of free lesson plans prepared especially for middle and high school students. Designed for educators to help students build a strong financial future, the lessons are...

2013-04-04 16:23:05

MCLEAN, Va., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY, official U.S. representative to the 2013 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, today announced additional U.S. jurors chosen to represent the American creative community at this year's Festival. The jurors chosen for this prestigious honor will judge more than 30,000 entries from all over the world. Jurors were selected based on a rigorous selection process and each jury contains an even balance of members from around...