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5 things you need to know Thursday

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:42

The biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.

       

U.S.-backed Yemeni president resigns

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:04

The leading faction taking over is anti-American and anti-al-Qaeda.

       

U.S.-Cuba talks cordial, but more talks needed

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:59

Talks on issues such as opening embassies in Havana and Washington.

       

Asst. treasurer accused of stealing $3.3M at eatery chain

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:06

Unassuming accountant took about $500K each year for 7 years, Frisch's says.

       

New app monitors college student attendance

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 09:25

Class120 app lets parents, professors and college administrators monitor attendance.

       

Smoking burns up as much as $2 million in a lifetime

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 09:16

Even in the lowest-cost states, smokers lose out on $1.1M over a lifetime, WalletHub says.

       

Georgia lawmakers consider bill criminalizing student-athlete transactions

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 09:05

Suspension of star running back Todd Gurley prompted action from Rep. Barry Fleming.

       

Navy commander at Guantanamo Bay fired

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 09:05

Navy cites "loss of confidence" in ability of John Nettleton to command.

       

Longtime GM mechanic gets Cadillac of funerals

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 09:04

Man was a Cadillac mechanic for 50 years before he died at age 70.

       

Duke suspends fraternity over rape allegation

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 20:59

Police say a young woman claims she blacked out at a frat party and woke up wearing only a T-shirt.

       

Man pleads guilty in cable-personality threat case

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 20:29

The threats were made against Nancy Grace and Jane Velez-Mitchell during the Arias trial.

       

Police chase ends near Capitol during State of the Union

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 20:27

Armed robbery suspect led police on chase from Maryland to Washington.

       

Marco Rubio: Obama speech stuck in 20th century

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 20:21

Marco Rubio faults Obama's State of the Union speech for not looking forward.

       

Experts weigh in on I-75 bridge collapse

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 20:16

The collapse appeared to be a construction accident and not a failure of the bridge itself.

       

Move over Tooth Fairy, these kids prefer the Nail Fairy

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 20:10

This fairy's specialty is manicures and she has very special clients.

       

World power brokers track steps to earn bikes for kids

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 20:09

UBS will donate 2,500 bikes to South African kids if movers and shakers walk 9,321 miles.

       

Ted Cruz: Obama missed election call to 'change paths'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 20:00

Sen. Ted Cruz criticizes Obama's "disappointing" State of the Union speech.

       

More than a speech, State of the Union is now a season

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 19:22

President Obama will capitalize on his state of the Union speech with more speeches.

       

Police video shows routine traffic stop turn deadly

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 19:16

A video shows a man stepping out of a car and raising his hands as he was fatally shot.

       

Ernest Moniz wins best hair at the State of the Union

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 19:07

Our love for Ernest Moniz's State of the Union hair is vast and undying.