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Fox News debate (minus Trump) pulls in 12.5M viewers

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 13:23

Trump held a rival event in Des Moines Thursday night.

       

For the Record: How does one become a one-horse country

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 13:22

Happy Friday, For the Record peeps! It’s a magical time in FTR Land. The caucuses are only days away. We watched the last debate before said...

       

102-year-old Iowan prepares to cast her 20th presidential vote

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 13:16

Ruline Steininger’s political endorsement might not come with star power, but it exemplifies staying power.

       

Loss of master keys costs college $500K

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 13:06

Pro tip: Don't lose your college's master key.

       

Iowa countdown: Everybody gets a participation trophy

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 13:00

Three more days until somebody casts a vote in the 2016 presidential campaign, which began in earnest the day after the 2014 midterm electio...

       

Koch brothers' new group will take on poverty, educational quality

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 13:00

Stand Together, a new wing of the conservatives' empire, plots a $15 million effort.

       

Spanish princess to face tax fraud trial

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 12:44

MADRID - A court official says Spain’s Princess Cristina will face trial for tax fraud in a corruption trial that also ensnared her husband ...

       

10 years later, family anguishes over vanished mom

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 12:30

In 2006, a New York mother ran an errand and never came home.

       

How the Iowa caucuses work (and what students have to say about them)

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 12:23

So, what exactly is a caucus? College students guess, hilarity ensues.

       

The 10 best U.S. colleges for a nursing degree

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 12:16

This popular major is offered at over 500 schools in the country.

       

37 pages of Hillary Clinton emails withheld as 'top secret'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 12:11

State Department announcement comes days ahead of Iowa's caucuses.

       

5 things you need to know Friday

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 12:10

The biggest news to start your morning.

       

Proposed bill could put tasers on Georgia college campuses

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 12:07

The bill will likely reignite a longstanding debate in the state about whether students should be armed on campus.

       

Campaigning is family affair on Instagram as spouses, kids hit the trail

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 12:00

Families are "off limits" in campaign fights, but not in campaign snapshots.

       

State TV: Iran flew drone over U.S. aircraft carrier

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:41

Iran flew a surveillance drone over a U.S. aircraft carrier and took photographs of it as part of a naval drill, Iranian state TV reported F...

       

Avalanche deaths soar in the West

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:38

'Big and dangerous' avalanches have taken a deadly toll on skiers, snowboarders and snowmobilers this month.

       

1 of 3 California escaped inmates surrenders

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:29

Officials say Vietnamese national Bac Duong turned himself in to police in Santa Ana.

       

New fertility benefit covers troops' sperm, egg freezing

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:14

The announcement came amid Defense Secretary Ash Carter's news about changes to maternity, paternity leave.

       

The Bachelor gives a little Iowa caucus love to Christie

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:09

Instead of all this endless campaigning and caucusing, wouldn't be easier to just hand the next leader of the free world a rose?

       

El Niño-fueled rain, snow pump up California's water supply, ease drought

USAToday.com Top Stories - Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:06

The Sierra snowpack contributes nearly a third of California's water when it melts.