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The Short List: Verizon to buy AOL; Americans less religious; another Nepal quake

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 15:08

Out of the loop today? We've got what you missed.

       

Dr. Oz comes to the aid of 2 hurt in N.J. car crash

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 15:05

The celebrity doctor saw the single-car crash happen Saturday night.

       

Singapore teen blogger guilty of insulting Christians

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 14:57

Amos Yee, 16, had faced three years in prison, but will be put on probation instead.

       

Moody's cuts Chicago credit ranking to junk

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 14:46

The decision to cut Chicago's rating comes days after court blocked pension reforms.

       

Christie proposes federal tax cuts in N.H. speech

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 14:42

Economists say the proposal is flawed and would likely end up hurting the middle class.

       

House to take up revised anti-abortion bill

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 14:39

Bill to restrict abortions is back before the House

       

Obama's day: A conference on poverty

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 14:35

President talks with scholars about ways to lift people out of poverty.

       

House poised to end NSA phone surveillance program; Senate path uncertain

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 14:35

Key provisions of the Patriot Act are set to expire June 1 unless Congress acts.

       

It's official: Obama picks Chicago to host presidential library

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 14:09

The president has selected his hometown to host his future presidential library.

       

Hillary Clinton's campaign gets super PAC boost

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 13:49

Group will focus on defending the Democrat's record in presidential race.

       

Motorist hits mountain lion in Mo.; troopers have to kill it

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 13:33

The big cats, which hunt at night, aren't usually found in Missouri.

       

Sen. Wyden leads revolt against trade legislation

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 13:18

Pro-trade senator helps stall fast-track trade measure, at least temporarily.

       

Schock was told he was under investigation before he resigned

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 13:00

Ethics investigators had begun a probe, which triggers notification of the subject.

       

No decision made on removal of Jefferson Davis statue on U. of Texas campus

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:55

The statue's artist, Pompeo Coppini, wanted the statue to "show the reconciliation between the North and South during World War I."

       

Marine Ospreys give Nepal relief efforts big lift

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:28

High mountains, torrential rains and thick clouds make helicopter deliveries treacherous.

       

5 things you need to know Tuesday

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:54

The biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.

       

Second major earthquake strikes Nepal

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:54

The center of quake was located in an isolated, conservation area.

       

Fewer Americans receiving food stamps

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:48

45.7 million people receive food stamp benefits, federal data show.

       

For the first time, scientists 'see' thunder

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:43

For the first time, scientists visually capture the acoustic sound lightning creates.

       

Jeb Bush to skip Iowa Straw Poll

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:38

No Iowa Straw Poll for Jeb Bush. He will instead attend a competing GOP event, the RedState Gathering in Atlanta.