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Mom, brain dead for 55 days, delivers baby boy

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 17:55

The mother was pronounced dead shortly after the birth of her son at 26 weeks.

       

Zoo could have shot tiger as it killed keeper, didn't

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 17:44

To kill, or to tranquilize? Palm Beach Zoo is defending its choice of taking the latter route when keeper Stacey Konwiser was attacked and f...

       

State to drop charges in Ariz. freeway shooting case

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 17:37

Prosecutors have moved to drop charges against Leslie Merritt Jr., the suspect accused in a string of freeway shootings in Phoenix last summ...

       

Actor: Working on 'Veep' makes me respect real-life lawmakers

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 17:14

Tony Hale says lawmakers face a 'whirlwind of decisions'

       

8-year-old best friends raise money for cleft surgeries

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 17:13

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA -- John Proctor and Cody Smith, both 8-years-old, found it hard to make friends until they found each other.

       

5 ways to live sustainably on campus

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 17:11

A few tips for you to live a sustainable, scholarly and social life, all at the same time.

       

Tom DeLay, ex-CIA director ask judge to go easy on Dennis Hastert

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 17:11

Dozens file letters on former speaker's behalf ahead of next week's sentencing.

       

Body of missing firefighter found in Shenandoah National Park

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 16:58

Female remains found Thursday in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park are likely those of a paramedic-firefighter who disappeared a week ago,...

       

Family of teen killed while selling Xbox 'devastated'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 16:55

Sixteen-year-old was selling the game device when he was shot in his Arizona driveway.

       

Republicans fight for Pennsylvania's free-agent delegates

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 16:49

More than 100 people in a south-central Pennsylvania fire hall wanted to know who Charlie Gerow, a delegate candidate who stood before them ...

       

For the Record: Sign ‘O the Times

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 16:45

Yeah, this election is important and all, but let's pause a moment this morning to honor Prince.

       

McCain calls for criminal probe in Gold King Mine spill

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 16:33

A Senate committee is looking into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s handling of last summer’s Colorado mine-waste spill that the a...

       

Authorities recover large fireworks shipment stolen from CSX train

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 15:56

Authorities have made no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

       

Tenn. legislators divert university diversity funds for year

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 15:11

About $436,000 from the University of Tennessee's office of diversity would go toward scholarships.

       

Nun imbibes unholy spirits: Craziest crimes of the week

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 15:07

A stinky situation and an unholy transgression are among the weirdest crime stories of the week.

       

Judge orders recount of Tenn. abortion ballot vote

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 15:03

A federal judge has ordered a recount of Tennessee's controversial 2014 abortion measure Amendment 1.

       

Sen. Bernie Sanders offends some with comments about South

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 14:49

Sanders said recently he lost primaries in the region because it's so conservative.

       

Boy sells lemonade to help pay for his adoption

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 14:42

Money from the boy's lemonade stand will go toward paying legal fees so he can be adopted.

       

Britain warns LGBT people against U.S. travel

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 14:23

The British government warned gay people about traveling to parts of the United States after two states introduced anti-gay laws.

       

Civilian casualties mount in war on ISIL

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 14:06

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon Friday acknowledged dozens of civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria have occurred since the U.S.-led bombing campa...