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The Short List: Flying in Asia is riskier; Pentagon's Putin study; signing day

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 15:02

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Man stuck upside down in rail car for 18 hours

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 14:57

Seattle firefighters had to rescue a man who got stuck in a rail car for 18 hours.

       

Jeb Bush to tout economic vision in Detroit speech

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 14:51

Bush will flesh out his "right to rise" ideas ahead of launching a presidential campaign.

       

Metro-North crash: Minute-by-minute

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 14:36

Here's a timeline of events leading up to and in the aftermath of the accident at the Commerce Street railroad crossing in Valhalla on Feb. ...

       

Low vaccination rates at schools put students at risk

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 14:32

Nearly 1 in 7 public and private schools have measles vaccination rates below 90%.

       

Obama's day: Immigration and Homeland Security

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 14:31

The president meets with immigrants as he battles the GOP over Homeland Security funding.

       

Indiana bill would require basic class to carry gun

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 14:12

The proposal would require applicants to complete an eight-hour safety training class.

       

Cincinnati pays $25K to 'crippled girl' jokester

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 14:05

Forest Thomer says he shouldn't have been arrested for trying to promote a comedian's act.

       

Muslims encouraged by Iowa Poll's findings

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 14:03

Iowa Poll: 53% of Republicans and 81% of Democrats believe Islam is inherently peaceful.

       

Military Ebola mission in Liberia coming to an end

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:54

Troops sent to Liberia to fight Ebola now on their way home as infection rate nears zero

       

Police arrested 22 would-be johns before Super Bowl

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:23

The Phoenix police vice unit arrested 22 would-be johns in anticipation of the Super Bowl in an effort that coincided with the "National Day...

       

Fox News posts graphic Islamic State video

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:22

It says giving readers a chance to see the video outweighed concerns about the video's graphic nature.

       

Tennessee lawmakers reject health care expansion

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:19

The plan to extend health benefits to thousands of low-income residents failed in committee.

       

Flights are riskier in developing Asia

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:17

TransAsia has had four fatal crashes in the last 20 years, including two since July

       

Frugal Vermonter donates estate worth $8M

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:17

Ronald Read, who died at 92, didn't spend money if he didn't have to. Turns out he was investing it.

       

Pilot's father calls for Jordan to avenge son's slaying

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:15

Jordanian pilot's father called on the U.S.-led coalition to "eradicate this criminal organization."

       

Witness to N.Y. train crash: 'Terrible crunching sound'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:08

Witness was behind the SUV that was struck by the commuter rail line.

       

FBI: DNA indicates terror operative is dead

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:05

Marwan was known as a skilled bomb maker, one of southeast Asia's most wanted terror suspects.

       

Pilot killing triggers backlash throughout Middle East

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:02

Many Arabs are condemning the Islamic State for burning the Jordanian pilot to death.

       

Voices: Wounded vet chooses handcycling over self-pity

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:58

Tom Davis has won three national handcycling tournaments in the past two years.