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Obama restricts use of solitary confinement

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 16:53

The executive actions include a ban on the use of restrictive housing for juveniles in federal custody.

       

Detroit district again denied injunction for teacher sickouts

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 16:45

Request aimed at blocking the teacher sickouts that have closed dozens of schools.

       

O'Malley has 'zero interest' in Clinton Cabinet gig

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 16:40

BURLINGTON, Iowa — Don't count on Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley taking a cabinet position if his current top rival for the...

       

Will these attacks knock out Trump? His rivals hope so

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 16:32

What are some of the latest strategies for trying to take out Donald Trump?

       

Tuesday's forecast: Showers East, Northwest

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 16:27

Find out the weather where you are and get a few tidbits of weather history.

       

Rick Perry endorses Ted Cruz in GOP race

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 16:24

The Texans are sticking together.

       

Flint residents protest high bills for 'poison' water

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 16:16

Residents can’t use their tapwater, but the city continues to bill them for it monthly.

       

Obama: Republicans are becoming 'unrecognizable'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 16:05

President says gap between the two parties is as wide as he has seen

       

Songs for Jill: Recording artist soothes the pain of cancer with music

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 15:34

Music can summon the spirit, providing a respite from exhaustion and pain.

       

Teen's piano performance at mall goes viral

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 15:27

Monntel West intended to have a low-key Friday night at Lansing Mall in Michigan.

       

Cheesy mystery: Second truckload of Parmesan melts away

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 15:16

Police seek connections in $160K worth of cheese missing from Wis. warehouses.

       

Black squirrels in Michigan popping up in more places

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 15:15

Most black squirrels in Michigan are a color variation of the common eastern gray squirrel.

       

U.S. Capitol Police officer dies while shoveling snow

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 15:12

An officer from Magnolia died of a heart attack after shoveling snow at his Delaware home on Saturday, U.S. Capitol Police said on Sunday. 

       

Iowa countdown: Cruz battles Iowa's governor as Trump attack ads arrive

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:55

A look at today's madness in Iowa leading up to Monday's caucuses.

       

Mount Mitchell digs out from record 66 inches of snow

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:51

Mount Mitchell, the highest peak in the Eastern U.S., took the brunt of the massive snowstorm that climbed the East Coast over the weekend.

       

Enough snow fell to fill 98,000 MetLife Stadiums

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:31

It's also equivalent to about 22 billion dump truck loads full of snow.

       

Iraq pleads for cop trainers to thwart ISIL

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:12

WASHINGTON – Iraq’s urgent need for more police officers to secure neighborhoods in Ramadi and other cities freed from Islamic State control...

       

Weather Channel meteorologist dies in crash

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:02

Man who died in a parking garage crash was a meteorologist with the Weather Channel.

       

Joni Ernst supports Marco Rubio, but without endorsement

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 13:58

Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst made her support of Marco Rubio known Monday when she introduced the Florida senator at a rally in Des Moines. But she ...

       

Europol: ISIL will try more deadly attacks in 2016

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 13:45

Europe’s top police agency warns that Europe, and especially France, could be targets.