Oscar nominations: Why ‘Black Panther’ really deserves that best-picture nod
CLOSE From "Black Panther" to "Bohemian Rhapsody," here are the eight movies nominated for an Oscar in the best-picture category. USA TODAY Academy Awards nominations don’t always get it right, but on Tuesday, the Oscars killed it: The first superhero movie to really deserve an Oscar nod for best picture got one. Marvel blockbuster “Black Panther” roared to…
Finding Ideal Landing Spots for NBA’s Top Trade Deadline Targets
0 of 5 Ned Dishman/Getty Images Neither NBA teams nor players can vocalize their true preference for what takes place between now and the Feb. 7 trade deadline. Clubs would cost themselves leverage by making their desires known, and players must keep as many options open as possible at all times. Even if it sounds…
Los Angeles’ striking teachers reach settlement with school district
LOS ANGELES — A tentative deal announced Tuesday could end the six-day teachers' union strike in the nation's second-largest school district. Negotiators for the Los Angeles Unified School District reached an agreement with the United Teachers Los Angeles in the early hours of Tuesday morning after a 21-hour bargaining session. Teachers are scheduled to vote…
IOOF caught in second super debacle
The funds used for the purchase came from the Bendigo Defined Benefit Reserve Account. Defined benefit account members receive fixed payments for life and are typically retired. A spokesperson for Bendigo Bank said it was aware of the situation and would continue to monitor "appropriateness of our arrangements for staff super in the ordinary course…
Sen. Joni Ernst says her husband physically attacked her after she confronted him about alleged affair
CLOSE Watch the full interview as Sen. Joni Ernst sits down for her first meeting with the Des Moines Register editorial board since she was elected in 2014. Rodney White, rodwhite@dmreg.com Years before her divorce, U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst was assaulted by her husband after she confronted him about his alleged affair with their daughter's babysitter,…