‘Hawaii Five-0’ finale recap: ‘Aloha’ to McGarrett and Danno, with nods to the past

Bill Keveney USA TODAYPublished 10:00 PM EDT Apr 3, 2020Spoiler alert: This story contains significant details from Friday’s “Hawaii Five-0″ series finale.”Hawaii Five-0” wrapped up its 10-season run Friday with an action-packed finale that recalled characters and events going back to the series premiere while sending police team leader Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) through one more…

‘The Flash’ actor Logan Williams dies at 16, co-star Grant Gustin posts tribute

Carly Mallenbaum USA TODAYPublished 9:45 PM EDT Apr 3, 2020Logan Williams, the actor best known for playing a young Barry Allen on The CW’s “The Flash,” died Thursday at age 16, USA TODAY has confirmed. “We are heartbroken. Logan was just about to make a big comeback after a 4 year hiatus,” Michelle Gauvin, William’s representative, said in an email.…

Coronavirus might spread much farther than 6 feet in the air. CDC says wear a mask in public.

Trump fires watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint12:01 AM EDT Apr 4, 2020Pink: I had coronavirus and just beat it10:31 PM EDT Apr 3, 2020Trump says he won’t wear coronavirus mask despite CDC advice7:11 PM EDT Apr 3, 2020Ex-NFL player now on front lines of coronavirus battle9:05 AM EDT Apr 3, 2020Coronavirus testing ramps up across…

9 of our top opinion columns this week: ICYMI

opinionUSA TodayPublished 9:42 PM EDT Apr 3, 2020In today’s fast-paced news environment, it can be hard to keep up. For your weekend reading, here are nine of this week’s top USA TODAY Opinion pieces, all of them dealing with aspects of the coronavirus pandemic. As always, thanks for reading, and for your feedback. And be safe.— USA TODAY Opinion editors1. Why I…

Adult toy shop Romantix remains open in Iowa after state closes many nonessential stores

Ian Richardson Des Moines RegisterPublished 9:24 PM EDT Apr 3, 2020Though many retail businesses like bookstores, flower shops and clothing stores are under a statewide order to close in Iowa, residents can still purchase sex toys and lingerie in person.Romantix, an adult entertainment store with nine locations across the state, remains open as of Friday.To combat the…

Trump claims to use wartime powers to ‘hit hard’ on coronavirus. But the details are murky.

John Fritze USA TODAYPublished 9:15 PM EDT Apr 3, 2020WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump and his senior aides say they are hitting companies “hard” with wartime demands for ventilators, masks and other equipment to fight coronavirus, but the details have been less muscular than the rhetoric. Trump has framed the Korean War-era Defense Production Act as a…

‘Shark Tank’ recap: Entrepreneurs step into tough footwear market with convertible slipper shoe

Matthew Wilson Special to USA TODAYPublished 9:00 PM EDT Apr 3, 2020On Friday’s “Shark Tank,” three entrepreneurs from New Jersey introduced a product the sharks have never seen before: an alternative to the house slipper.Asking for $200,000 for 15% of their company, Ryan Cruz, his brother Eric and their best friend Kevin Zamora are the creators…

Alexander Gustafsson: Trip to U.S. to train in ‘deep waters’ will determine UFC comeback

By Mike Bohn and John Morgan | April 3, 2020 8:50 pm Three-time UFC title challenger Alexander Gustafsson thinks he still has more to offer the sport of MMA. But he won’t step back in the octagon without knowing he still belongs at the highest level. Gustafsson (18-6 MMA, 10-6 UFC) announced his retirement in…