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Seeing purple: Iowa town in a political dead heat

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 18:06

Welcome to Wyoming, an eastern Iowa town as politically purple as they come.

       

Egypt's president praises 2011 uprising, urges patience

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 18:01

On its fifth anniversary, Egypt's president paid tribute to the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

       

South African mayor awards scholarships to virgin women

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 17:45

The move is meant to encourage others to be "pure and focus on school."

       

Rubio: Endorsement means he has a chance in Iowa

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 17:41

Iowa's largest newspaper endorses Florida senator, who trails in polls

       

Sanders likens campaign narrative to Obama's in 2008

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 17:26

Sanders likened his late rise in the polls — and subsequent attacks from Clinton — to the 2008 tide change that propelled Obama’s come-from-...

       

Militia in Flint calls for justice in water crisis

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 17:25

Genesee County Volunteer Militia demands accountability for city's water contamination.

       

Trial starts for ex-cop in case of women found in suitcases

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 17:11

Highway workers mowing grass found the suitcases containing the bodies on a roadside in 2014.

       

Researcher: Number of blizzards doubled in past 20 years

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 16:54

Got snow? The number of blizzards in the U.S. is increasing.

       

Tenn. House Whip resigns amid allegations about text messages

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 16:23

House Majority Whip Jeremy Durham confirms resignation from Republican caucus leadership.

       

Tennessean: Rep. sent inappropriate texts to female statehouse workers

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 16:05

Tennessean investigation: Inappropriate text messages sent to three women at statehouse.

       

Stuck in floodwaters, reporters watch news float past

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 15:29

Turns out there's a reason you shouldn't drive through flooded streets.

       

LA-area teenage brothers killed; uncle captured in China

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 15:15

The 15- and 16-year-old boys were pronounced dead when police arrived.

       

Egypt sends 8 to trial over botched repair of King Tut mask

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 15:11

They have been referred to trial for "gross negligence."

       

Guam senator: 'Bed and breakfast' law needs changes

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 15:01

Unregulated rentals mean less tax revenue and less safety for tourists, she said.

       

Manhunt underway for three dangerous escapees from Southern California jail

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 14:45

The three men are considered armed and dangerous.

       

Nicaragua: 13 killed when tourist boat capsizes

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 14:40

A tourist boat carrying more than 30 people capsized in bad weather.

       

Israel’s Shimon Peres rushed to hospital with chest pains

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 14:14

Israel’s former president hospitalized a week after suffering a mild heart attack.

       

Alaska hit with aftershock after 7.1-magnitude earthquake

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 14:14

The earthquake was widely felt by residents of Anchorage, and there are reports of scatted power outages.

       

Uber gives drivers in India a salary and social mobility

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 14:02

Uber offers drivers more than just earnings potential — but also a flexibility and empowerment.

       

Lawmaker looking to uncork Indiana's happy-hour law

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 13:44

Rep. Tom Dermody's bill could lift the state's 30-year ban on part-day special pricing.