PicoBrew's new kits let you homebrew beer with your ingredients

PicoBrew's all-in-one homebrew appliances put a brewery on your countertop. They're relatively easy to use, and give novice beer makers detailed steps to make their own suds -- no previous experience required. There was one huge hindrance for the Pic...
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Massive waves in Australia draw surfers as beachgoers are sent running
Talk about a wall of water. A storm system off the eastern coast of Australia churned up massive swells on Wednesday, as Sydney’s coastline was battered with large waves that surfers tried to take advantage of. Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology issued a hazardous surf warning for New South Wales state through Thursday due to the...
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100 things we watched, read and listened to during quarantine
Here are the books, movies, TV shows, albums and podcasts that kept the USA TODAY entertainment staff busy during quarantine.        
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‘RHONJ’ star Dolores Catania reveals new body after undergoing a tummy tuck
She will be looking better than ever when "RHONJ" returns.
Trump’s lawyers and Manhattan DA Cy Vance continue tax return showdown
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. was awarded a minor win last week when the Supreme Court ruled in his favor and declared the president was not immune from state criminal investigations.
Ex-Washington player Josh Norman tweets cryptic message about team's 'dark' past amid bombshell report rumors
As speculation about a bombshell report that could cause further problems for the embattled Washington NFL franchise continued to grow on Thursday, former Redskins cornerback Josh Norman tweeted out his own cryptic message about the organization.
Pelosi compares Trump to 'the man who refuses to ask for directions'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Thursday pressed President Trump to move forward with a massive coronavirus response that Democrats argue is needed to reopen schools and businesses, save lives and give struggling Americans an economic lifeline.
Vacant NYC building partially collapses into construction site
A vacant Midtown Manhattan building partially collapsed into a neighboring construction site on Thursday morning, sending first-responders racing to the scene. The northwest corner of four-story 211 E. 34th St. came crashing down around 10:50 a.m., debris spilling into the site next door, according to the FDNY and images of the scene near Third Avenue....
Join Nicholas Kristof on Twitter to discuss finding hope in a dark time
Michelle Obama to host podcast on ‘relationships’
Episode topics will focus on sibling relationships, raising children, women’s health, mentorship and marriage.
Twitter hackers appear to net $119K from Bitcoin scam
Hackers appeared to rake in nearly $119,000 worth of Bitcoin after they took over more than a dozen high-profile Twitter accounts Wednesday. One digital wallet linked to the unprecedented attack received about 12.8 Bitcoin — worth roughly $117,328 as of Thursday afternoon — after the hackers tweeted its ID number from accounts owned by Elon...
Wilt Chamberlain's Bel-Air mansion returns to market at $14.9 million
A dramatic Bel-Air mansion built for NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain is asking $14.9 million, down around $4 million from its original price.
NC superintendent on reopening schools: Educators are going to be ready for kids 'in any capacity'
North Carolina schools are "going to do the best [they] can" to reopen come fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, Beaufort County Superintendent Matthew Cheeseman assured Thursday.
Ezekiel Elliott mysteriously fumes over ‘respect’ after Dak Prescott’s failed deal
The wrong Dallas Cowboy is angry Thursday morning. A day after Dak Prescott did not get his big-money extension from the Cowboys, running back Ezekiel Elliott furiously took to Twitter to express his mysterious feelings of disrespect. “There are a lot of great backs in this league but I don’t understand why the media has...
Demi Moore debuts new blond hair for ‘Brave New World’
"Tbh you blonde is a whole new truth I didn’t know I needed," the star's daughter Tallulah Willis commented.
Commentary: How will the L.A. Phil carry on amid COVID-19? Dudamel and Smith lay out a plan
Los Angeles Philharmonic's Chad Smith and Gustavo Dudamel cancel concerts through December and lay out an ambitious plan to cope with the novel coronavirus.
USA TODAY Sports' Mark Medina discusses NBA's restart in Disney's bubble
NBA reporter Mark Medina answered questions and talked about the league resuming its season at Disney during a Reddit AMA.
What Time Does ‘Absentia’ Season 3 Premiere on Amazon?
You're not going to want to be "in absentia" for this one. (Groan.)
Biden campaign says it has $242 million in war chest
Biden's campaign manager announced that 97% of campaign donations in June came from grassroots donors.
Australian fisherman catches amazing video of mako shark leaping out of water, flipping: 'So cool'
This is leaps and bounds over other shark footage.
Orlando Bloom’s dog goes missing: ‘My heart is already broken’
Bloom got the pooch in 2017 during a split with now-fiancée Katy Perry.
Maryland dairy plans to relaunch the Trickling Springs brand
South Mountain Creamery bought the disgraced dairy’s plant and plans to sell organic milk under the once-popular name.
These electric car startups are looking to take on Tesla
Tesla shares have risen by more than 500% in the past 12 months, and as the ticket to ride the erstwhile rocket ship gets ever-pricier, interest is surging in new competitors that might be "the next Tesla."
Tiger Woods is back on the PGA Tour at Memorial
USA TODAY Sports' Steve DiMeglio breaks down Tiger Woods' outlook heading into Memorial.
Heather Morris pays tribute to Naya Rivera with photos of their kids
"We stuck by each other’s side and created the most beautiful friendship built out of love and understanding."
GOP will limit attendance at Republican convention amid coronavirus
The Republican National Committee will sharply restrict attendance on three of the four nights of its convention in Jacksonville next month as coronavirus cases are spiking in Florida. Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a letter to RNC members that only the 2,500 or so regular delegates to the convention would be allowed to attend the...
Republican National Convention to be scaled back in Florida
Republican National Convention will be scaled back in Jacksonville, Florida.
Trump campaign spokesman says Brad Parscale was not demoted
Trump campaign spokesman Hogan Gidley said on Thursday that Brad Parscale was not demoted but rather shifted into a digital strategy position on the Trump campaign team.
"No way" to bring down virus cases without mask mandates, doctor says
One doctor in Georgia said it feels like Governor Kemp is "actively trying to kill people," Dr. Uché Blackstock said.
Lung radiation helps coronavirus pneumonia patients recover faster, study says
Low-dose radiation therapy to the lungs was shown to speed recovery in hospitalized COVID-19 patients with pneumonia, a new study found.
State courts accuse de Blasio of ‘shifting the blame’ for NYC crime wave
Earlier in the day de Blasio said the courts should be in charge of keeping New Yorkers safe from a surge in shootings.
Chris Cuomo slams Trump for hawking Goya products during coronavirus pandemic
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo blasted President Donald Trump and his adviser and daughter Ivanka Trump for showing off Goya products as the United States coronavirus death toll passed 137,000.
FCC approves 988 as new 3-digit national suicide hotline
The FCC has approved 988 as the new three-digit suicide hotline, effective 2022.
New York City says child care will be available for 100K children in the fall as schools partially reopen
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city was exhausting all options to expand its child care capacity and accomadate more than 100,000 children.
Can a pregnant woman spread the coronavirus to her fetus?
Can a pregnant woman spread the coronavirus to her fetus?
U.S. Says Russian Hackers Are Trying To Steal COVID-19 Vaccine Research
The National Security Agency, as well as its counterparts in Britain and Canada, say they're seeing persistent attempts to hack into organizations working on a potential vaccine.
Ivanka Trump's Goya photo gets late-night hosts going
From ethics questions to fart noises, TV's late-night hosts have a field day with Ivanka Trump's Goya beans photo.
Boxer Travell Mazion killed in Texas car crash
Undefeated boxer Travell Mazion died Wednesday night in a car crash in Austin, Tex., according to TMZ Sports, just over one week before his 25th birthday. Known as “Black Magic,” Mazion (17-0) turned pro in 2013 and most recently won the vacant WBC-NABF super welterweight title with a 58-second first round knockout of Fernando Castaneda...
In 2018, they vandalized a Frederick Douglass statue. Now they'll help install a new one.
Two men who destroyed a Frederick Douglass statue in 2018 plan to help erect a statue in Rochester, New York, where another was recently vandalized.
Rob Kardashian is likely returning to 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians,' sister Khloe says
Rob Kardashian may be making a triumphant return to “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” for the next season.
Cops launch probe after black woman accuses Long Island neighbor of harassment
A black woman on Long Island claimed on Instagram her white neighbor has subjected her to years of threats and race-based harassment that included throwing feces onto her property — but cops say there is no evidence of “bias” or “criminality.” Jennifer McLeggan, a 39-year-old single mother in Valley Stream, detailed the alleged abuse she...
Potential Iron Age 'murder victim' discovered
While digging to start constructing a high-speed rail project in the U.K., archaeologists uncovered a skeleton that may be a "murder victim" from the Iron Age.
Most Americans believe gyms with become thing of the past after coronavirus
Three in five Americans believe gyms will become a thing of the past due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research. A new survey of 2,000 Americans found going to a gym is becoming more and more obsolete due to the pandemic, with three in four saying it’s actually easier than ever to maintain...
Store buries roughly $1M in jewelry creating treasure hunt
A Michigan jewelry store has buried approximately one million worth of jewelry throughout the state as it closes due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Retail sales climb 7.5 percent in June with coronavirus spike looming
US retailers continued their swift recovery from the coronavirus crisis last month — but a recent surge in infections could sicken merchants once again. Retail and food service sales climbed 7.5 percent in June, to $524.3 billion, beating economists’ expectations for a 5 percent gain on the heels of May’s record 18.2 percent surge, the...
Inside the rare art of restoring mechanical antiques
Brittany Nicole Cox is one of the only antiquarian horologists in the world. She's basically a mechanic—a mechanic from the 17th century. Cox fixes old machines with watch or clock mechanisms inside them for a living. Often, these machines are missing parts that frequently no longer exist, so Cox fashions them herself. To visit her workshop is to see what the future looked like centuries ago, and while Cox's trade is laborious, time-consuming and incredibly intricate, she is preserving a magical part of humanity's past.
Wisconsin college distances itself from Pence campaign stop
A small Wisconsin liberal arts college hosting a campaign visit by Vice President Mike Pence has told Pence that he and everyone attending his speech inside a campus building must wear a mask and maintain a 6-foot distance between one another
A kangaroo found hopping around South Florida was safely captured by police
Fort Lauderdale police found a lone kangaroo hopping around the city's downtown area on Thursday morning. It's at the department's stables for now until it can be released to a licensed wildlife facility.