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VA hasn't fixed wait-time problems, GAO finds

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 18:44

The agency has not done enough to stop schedulers from manipulating wait times, the watchdog found.

       

Justices extend ruling on repeat offenders’ prison terms

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 18:35

The Supreme Court has extended its year-old ruling that makes people convicted of repeated violent crimes eligible for reduced prison terms.

       

$1.4M painting of nude Trump prompts death threats (Newser)

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 18:27

Ahem, let's just say there's some controversy.

       

'Inverted Jenny' stamp surfaces 61 years after it was stolen

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 18:23

An incredibly rare and valuable stamp stolen right out of its exhibition frame at a 1955 convention resurfaced this month in New York.

       

Why campus crime statistics don't tell the whole story

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 18:22

Mandated crime disclosure reports don’t give a realistic picture of crimes committed against college students.

       

Michigan gov. says he will drink Flint water for next 30 days

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 18:20

Gov. Rick Snyder says he visited Flint home and filled three jugs with filtered tap water.

       

U.S. will send 217 more troops to Iraq to help fight ISIL

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 18:14

The Pentagon said Monday it will loosen restrictions on what U.S. troops can do there to help Iraq retake Mosul

       

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Google’s online library

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 17:59

The Supreme Court is turning away a challenge to Google’s online book library from authors who complain that the project makes it harder for...

       

Handmade wind turbine at heart of Earth-minded church service

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 17:57

Loren Johnson spent 3 years on the structure, which a church came to bless on Sunday.

       

Handmade wind turbine at heart of Earth-minded church service

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 17:57

Loren Johnson spent 3 years on the structure, which a church came to bless on Sunday.

       

Can the GOP win the White House?

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 17:39

What if Republican voters choose a candidate doomed to fail in November?

       

Brexit: Treasury says U.K. could lose billions

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 17:28

A referendum on whether to leave the EU will take place on June 23.

       

Police: N.C. teacher traveled to Va. for sex with former student, 13

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 17:19

Police in Virginia said they have arrested a 24-year-old North Carolina teacher after she allegedly traveled to a suburb of Washington, D.C....

       

Police: N.C. teacher traveled to Va. for sex with former student, 13

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 17:19

Police in Virginia said they have arrested a 24-year-old North Carolina teacher after she allegedly traveled to a suburb of Washington, D.C....

       

Death toll from Ecuador quake now more than 400

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 17:07

Emergency workers dug through massive heaps of rubble Monday looking for survivors.

       

Brazil turmoil after Rousseff impeachment vote

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 16:56

Brazil's lower house of Congress voted to open impeachment proceedings against embattled President Dilma Rousseff, a move that sets the stag...

       

Vendor in Detroit schools corruption case lived like a king

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 16:16

Fourteen people are accused of running a nearly $1 million bribery and kickback scheme over 13 years.

       

Report: Track was closed morning of Amtrak crash

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 15:55

Backhoe and two longtime Amtrak employees were authorized to be on tracks before accident.

       

U.N. ambassador’s motorcade hits, kills boy

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 15:51

The motorcade was travelling at 60 mph when the boy ran into the highway.

       

5 dead as historic, 20-inch rain swamps Houston area

USAToday.com Top Stories - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 15:42

Some flood watches and warnings in the state extend until Tuesday morning.