2014 Winter Games
Joss Christensen was the last men's slopestyle skier to make the U.S. Olympic team, but on Thursday he put together dominant runs, leading a sweep of medals for the Americans. Christensen scored 95.8 in the final to win gold. Teammates Gus Kenworthy (93.6) and Nick Goepper (92.4) took silver and bronze respectively at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Follow the action in Sochi at usatoday.com/sports.
'Devastating' storm blasts South, heads north
The massive storm that knocked out power for hundreds of thousands across the South is turning its sights on the Northeast. More than 100 million Americans are under some form of a winter storm warning, watch, or advisory, the National Weather Service said.
Kerry to visit South Korea
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits Seoul, an ally of the United States, today and tomorrow for talks on North Korea. He then flies to China, the North's only significant ally, whose assertive territorial claims have upset several neighbors, most notably Japan, and heightened the danger of an accidental collision at sea or in the air.
Big deal for Comcast, Time Warner Cable
Comcast agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion, swooping in to top a bid by Charter Communications to merge the nation's top two cable companies in a huge media deal, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Genetically engineered crops in nearly 12% of fields
Farmers continue to embrace the use of genetically modified crops, even as some U.S. consumers reject foods containing ingredients from the plants.