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5 things you need to know Thursday

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:44

The biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.

       

USPS to release new Elvis Presley stamp

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:22

The King of Rock and Roll will grace the front of letters starting Aug. 12.

       

Smoke diminishes after derailment, toxic spill in Tenn.

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:12

Thousands evacuated after train carrying hazardous acrylonitrile derails.

       

Trying to save friend, man saves 60 others instead

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:12

Trying to save friend, man saves 60 others instead

       

Suit uses religious rights to contest sex-offender limit

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:59

ACLU says it is using Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act as it was intended.

       

At least 35 dead after ferry capsizes in Philippines

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:50

The vessel overturned soon after leaving the port of Ormoc City on the island of Leyte.

       

Scalia, Sotomayor most outspoken justices inside, outside court

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:42

Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito and Stephen Breyer own the most stocks

       

Fact check: Was Hillary Clinton the original 'birther'?

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:39

Two GOP candidates claim the "birther" movement originated with the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2008.

       

Iran takes possession of 13 ton hoard of gold

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:36

Negotiators for world powers and Iran are seeking a nuclear deal by July 7.

       

Jitters, vigilance over possible July 4 terrorist threat

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:35

Police, feds don't want anyone to change holiday plans, but to keep their eyes open.

       

Crashed Indonesian plane may have had engine problem

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:17

Air Marshal Agus Supriatna said the plane was flying at a lower than normal speed.

       

Obama, Walker engage in Wisconsin political battle

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:01

President Obama and presidential candidate Scott Walker find themselves in the same place.

       

Arizona couple were shot, suspect held on $2M bond

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:45

Bodies of Arizona couple, missing since June 22, were found Thursday.

       

Montana man applies for polygamous marriage license

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:34

He was inspired by the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage.

       

The Contagion Effect: Shootings like Charleston's can trigger similar events

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:21

Deadly Events Cluster: Mass killings are often followed by similar events, typically within 13 days.

       

Jim Webb joins 2016 presidential race

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:13

Jim Webb launches a long-shot bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

       

Boko Haram guns down 97 people praying in mosques in Nigeria

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:04

Boko Haram often defiles mosques where it believes clerics espouse too moderate a form of Islam.

       

Sanders raises $15 million for presidential bid

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:03

Bernie Sanders raised $15 million for his presidential run since launching his bid April 30, with an average donation of $33.51, his campaig...

       

Family sues university, fraternity after son dies in hazing hike

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:03

the family said the young man's death was senseless and easily preventable.

       

Dylann Roof's sister tried to raise money for canceled wedding

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 09:48

Ten percent of the funds will go to the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, S.C.