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Child prodigy proves autism isn't a roadblock

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:39

When 8-year-old pianist Jacob Velazquez performs on the Space Coast this weekend, don't even think about trying to sit in one of his two res...

       

Smokers’ ranks look conspicuously sparse in Obamacare

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:10

Federal data suggest that many smokers aren’t confessing to tobacco habit to avoid paying higher health care premiums, thwarting insurers.

       

On campus, May 1

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:09

Roundup of this week's top stories from USA TODAY College

       

San Jose man says brother innocent of killing parents

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 20:45

Siblings arrested in bizarre slaying that included a note of apology for the 'clumsy killing'

       

Fact check: Trump’s foreign policy speech

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 20:41

In his foreign policy speech, Donald Trump claimed that “now ISIS is making millions and millions of dollars a week selling Libya oil.”

       

Reports: North Korea sentences U.S. citizen to 10 years in prison for espionage

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 20:30

North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen to 10 years in prison, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported.

       

Want to own a piece of Scotland? Forget about it

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 20:25

Just 432 people own half the land, the greatest disparity of ownership in the world.

       

Trump draws 12,000 at Evansville rally

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 20:11

An estimated 12,000 people jammed areas inside and outside Old National Events Plaza during Trump’s 58-minute speech.

       

Lottery open through Monday for Smokies' firefly show

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 20:05

These aren't your backyard bugs. The males woo their mates with synchronous flashes.

       

Orphaned cheetah cubs form special bond

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 19:49

Three premature cheetah cubs at the Cincinnati Zoo met another orphaned cheetah cub from Oregon, and instantly became friends earlier this m...

       

Bernie Sanders is fading, but still has millions more votes than Ted Cruz

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 19:48

Bernie Sanders has more votes than Ted Cruz

       

Kasich pondered dropping out Wednesday

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 19:41

Ohio Gov. John Kasich told an Oregon audience Thursday he thought about dropping out of the presidential race after his lousy showing in Tue...

       

Cuomo to investigate his office amid federal probe

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 19:40

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office said it will launch its own investigation into alleged improper lobbying and "undisclosed conflicts of i...

       

Supreme Court won't block Texas photo ID law — yet

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 19:32

Civil rights groups wanted the law blocked for the 2016 elections while appeals continue

       

Pentagon: 2015 airstrike on Afghanistan hospital not war crime

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 19:22

Gen. Joseph Votel said Friday the U.S. attack on a civilian hospital last year in Afghanistan was not a war crime because it was unintention...

       

Obama surprises students on College Reporter Day

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 19:20

Reporters get a peek into the administration, talk big issues, and meet the presidential pups.

       

Army Corps: Kennewick Man was Native American

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 19:08

DNA analysis from the ancient remains of the Kennewick Man prove that he was related to modern Native Americans, the U.S. Army Corps of Engi...

       

Millennials to spend nearly $900 to attend weddings

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 19:04

On average, wedding guests will spend $703 per wedding.

       

Worshippers killed in Syria's Aleppo as government plans new offensive

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 19:02

Insurgents shelled a mosque in a government-held neighborhood of Aleppo.

       

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence endorses Ted Cruz

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 18:57

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential contest, just days before Indiana's critical Tuesday primary.