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5 things you need to know Thursday

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 12:05

The biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.

       

Husband accused of killing missing wife with hammer

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 11:43

He's been indicted on charges of first-degree murder, killing her in front of their children.

       

Immigrants account for 1 in 11 blacks in USA

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 11:31

Their share of the black population is likely to keep growing.

       

Migratory bird study charts their course - and ours

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 11:02

The answer to wind farm placement might be connected to the wind beneath their wings.

       

Obama loves his visit to Bob Marley's house

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 11:01

President pays tribute to Jamaican reggae singing legend.

       

Thief blasts through car showroom in Indy 500 pace car

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 10:58

Car and showroom window are ruined; suspect has not been caught.

       

Watch the moody trailer for 'True Detective' season 2

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 10:56

It looks dark.

       

Super PACs move to forefront of 2016 campaigns

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 10:54

Campaign watchdogs say new groups are gutting campaign rules

       

Carter: NK missile test-firing reminder of danger in region

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 10:54

Carter made his comments to reporters while visiting Yokota air base, home to U.S. Forces Japan.

       

'Rolling Stone' may not change but Greek life should

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 10:44

No reputation will be back to normal, not U.Va., not Phi Kappa Psi and certainly not 'Rolling Stone'.

       

5 things to know about Tim Cook before commencement season

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 09:54

Prior to Cook's commencement speech, here are five things you may want to know about Steve Job's successor.

       

Energy security a priority on Obama Jamaica visit

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 09:53

Obama is the first president to visit Jamaica in three decades.

       

What if slain Marine wife's body had never been found?

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 09:44

Expert says law enforcement could have pursued "no-body" prosecution, had strong case.

       

Jacob the police horse is a talented painter

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 09:41

An officer says it's a way for his horse to build trust with his mounted patrol officer.

       

6 things to know about the NRA national convention

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 09:37

Here's a brief overview of the NRA's national convention.

       

Thursday's forecast: Big storms for much of central U.S.

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 09:18

Find out the weather where you are and get a few tidbits of weather history.

       

Obama calls for end to gay 'conversion' therapy

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 09:04

Senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said the administration supports banning the practice for minors.

       

6 factions Rand Paul must court in Iowa, activists say

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 20:57

Political strategists say Ky. rep will have to tend each of these groups closely.

       

New lawsuit says DEA phone surveillance was illegal

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 20:49

Human Rights Watch says DEA phone surveillance was unconstitutional.

       

Severe storms, tornadoes take aim on Plains, Midwest

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 20:43

The central U.S. is under the gun Wednesday for what could be the worst outbreak of the season so far.