Ashley May, USA TODAY

Ashley May

USA TODAY

McLean, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Ashley:

No family would be at a WWII veteran's Valentine's Day funeral. So, hundreds of strangers showed up

James McCue, a "highly decorated" WWI veteran who served with the Army, could have been buried with few witnesses. A Mass. community changed that. → Read More

'El Chapo' heading to Supermax prison? Who else is inside the hellish 'Alcatraz of the Rockies'

Inmates spend about 23 hours of every day in solitary confinement inside a 12-by-7-foot cell. "This place is not designed for humanity." → Read More

'Friendly fire' death of NYC officer leads to murder charge for suspected robber with fake gun

Christopher Ransom, who has a bizarre criminal history, was charged with murder after police say he came at them holding what looked like a handgun. → Read More

A 20-pound ‘goldfish’ was caught in a Kentucky pond. How a biscuit snagged an epic fish tale

Where do flushed goldfish live out their final days? Maybe getting fat in a pond in Danville, Kentucky. But probably not, wildlife experts say. → Read More

Gannett Foundation to give more than $2 million in community-based grants

If you have a great idea, you have until Feb. 28 to apply to the “A Community Thrives” program at act.usatoday.com. → Read More

I’m an adult worried about measles. What do I need to know?

In short, vaccines are the best way to prevent spreading the measles and even those who are not vaccinated as children are able to get the shots. → Read More

What is open and closed on Presidents Day?

The third Monday of every February is a time to honor presidents, and, for some, enjoy a day of work or school. → Read More

Son defies mom, chooses to get vaccinated at 18: 'God knows how I'm still alive'

Ethan Lindenberger said he never received vaccines for hepatitis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella or chickenpox. → Read More

Son defies mom, chooses to get vaccinated at 18: 'God knows how I'm still alive'

Ethan Lindenberger said he never received vaccines for hepatitis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella or chickenpox. But, believes → Read More

Ultima Thule doesn't actually look like a space snowman after all, new NASA photos show

The distant space rock floating four billion miles away might actually look like a giant pancake and a 'dented walnut,' New Horizons photos show. → Read More

Pennsylvania newspaper drops syndicated cartoon over hidden Trump insult

The Butler Eagle has dropped a nationally syndicated cartoon after a reader flagged the F word in an insult to Trump in the corner of a panel. → Read More

Roald Dahl's heartbreaking letter on daughter's measles death resonates amid Washington outbreak

The author of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" said parents who refuse the measles vaccine are putting their children's lives at risk. → Read More

Ellen gifts $50K to woman who gave 100 homeless people hotel rooms during Chicago cold

When Chicago experienced temperatures colder than Antarctica, Candice Payne wanted to help homeless people inside. So, started calling hotels → Read More

Flea-borne typhus outbreak in Los Angeles may cause officials to rip out carpet in city buildings

City attorney Elizabeth Greenwood told local station KCAL9 she contracted typhus in November and said "I thought I was going to die." → Read More

Gucci apologizes for sweater resembling blackface, stops selling balaclava jumper

After social media users were outraged over the balaclava jumper priced at $890, Gucci pulled the product and said it's learning from the incident. → Read More

'Heavenly' 20-foot cross washes ashore at South Florida beach

A huge barnacle-covered wooden cross washed ashore a Fort Lauderdale beach hours after a resort owner said his sister was praying. → Read More

Dog food recall: How high levels of vitamin D can be toxic for pets

How can too much vitamin D hurt a dog's health? And how common is death from vitamin D toxicity? → Read More

Dog food recall: How high levels of vitamin D can be toxic for pets

How can too much vitamin D hurt a dog's health? And how common is death from vitamin D toxicity? → Read More

Dog food recall: Hill's Pet Nutrition food may contain dangerous levels of vitamin D

"My beloved girl died after eating this affected prescription food," a writer for The Washington Post, said following a Hill's Pet Nutrition recall. → Read More

Dog food recall: Hill's Pet Nutrition food may contain dangerous levels of vitamin D

"My beloved girl died after eating this affected prescription food," a writer for The Washington Post, said following a Hill's Pet Nutrition recall. → Read More