Thousands of workers mark May Day
May Day, known also as International Workers' Day, is being celebrated across the world, with demonstrations and protests taking place in many countries, from Cambodia to Russia.
USA TODAY investigation: Dangerous fake goods thrive on Web
Aside from their low price, the weight-loss pills that a Texas emergency room doctor ordered online looked like the real thing until he took them and nearly died. Fake pills like those are part of a large, and growing, global trade in counterfeit products that are bought and sold online — some of them hazardous or even deadly. The anonymity of the Internet — including what's known as the "Dark Web," where the purveyors conceal their identities using encrypted communications — makes it a prime market for these goods, which endanger consumers, undercut brand names and befuddle law enforcement.
Obama honors teacher of the year at the White House
President Obama will honor the National Teacher of the Year on Thursday at the White House. It's Sean McComb, an English teacher at Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts in Baltimore. "My teaching is built on the belief that relationships and engagement can turn challenges into opportunities for excellence for all students. As we embrace that truth, we help awaken students to their full potential and the possibility to live out the American dream," said McComb. Learn more at usatoday.com/news.
NBA owners to hold 1st discussions on Sterling
The NBA owners' advisory/finance committee will hold a meeting Thursday to discuss the next steps in the removal of Donald Sterling as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The 10-member committee planned conference call will come two days after Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling for life from the league and fined him $2.5 million for making racist comments. Silver also said he would urge owners to use their power to force Sterling to sell the team.
Peaches Geldof died of heroin overdose
A coroner's inquest on Thursday morning will show that Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose,The Times of London is reporting.The 25-year-old British TV presenter, and daughter of Irish rocker and LiveAid organizer Bob Geldof, was found dead at her home near London on April 7. Her youngest son, Phaedra, then 11-months-old, was at her side.