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Thursday's forecast: Rainy Southeast, Northwest

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:15

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

       

Fiorina shrugs off low poll numbers in Iowa stop

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:15

Despite trailing in the back of the Republican pack less than a week ahead of the Iowa caucuses, Carly Fiorina drew a few hundred people Tue...

       

On 'O'Reilly,' Trump goes on defensive about debate decision

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:11

Donald Trump stood his ground Wednesday night on The O'Reilly Factor about his decision not to participate in this week's Republican debate,...

       

Trump campaign announces rival event to debate

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:07

Donald Trump and his rivals spent Wednesday debating his decision to skip a debate.

       

Clinton: Obama would be a great Supreme Court justice

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:03

President Obama would make a terrific Supreme Court justice, though it could be difficult to get him confirmed by the current Senate, Hillar...

       

Adorable ‘raccoon dog’ living the good life

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:02

Move over Pumpkin the raccoon, there's a new internet pet sensation in town.

       

Twitter plays key role for Steven Avery lawyer

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 17:01

APPLETON, Wis. — The Twittersphere is fascinated with Steven Avery's new attorney.

       

Mizzou professor who called for 'muscle' suspended

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 16:59

Board of Curators announced the move following criminal charges against professor.

       

Students surprise dining hall employee with trip of a lifetime

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 16:57

Watch students surprise dining hall employee with trip of a lifetime

       

Teen recovering from horrific 'duct tape challenge' injury

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 16:36

A Washington teen is recovering after taking part in a "duct tape challenge” that went horribly wrong. 

       

Democratic candidates answer town hall questions

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 16:29

The Des Moines Register and Change Politics, a new elections platform launched by Change.org, organized an online town hall this month for I...

       

Ammon Bundy urges protesters to leave refuge

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 16:10

Ammon Bundy urges protesters to leave refuge

       

The gangster warlords of Latin America

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 15:48

Former GlobalPost correspondent Ioan Grillo came face-to-face with violent narcos across the Americas for his new book "Gangster Warlords." ...

       

Teen girl charged with killing 13-year-old

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 15:45

The 17-year-old is accused of shooting the teen boy on the street.

       

Double-dealing: World's most-corrupt countries

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 15:36

Denmark and Somalia may not have a lot in common but they both placed first in their respective categories on the 2015 Corruption Perception...

       

Challenger showed space flight not routine

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 15:17

Speculation continues about what might have prevented space shuttle tragedy 30 years ago.

       

Theranos lab poses 'immediate jeopardy' to patients, say regulators

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 15:16

A California startup offering easy and inexpensive blood tests runs afoul of federal regulators

       

Weather Channel meteorologist's death ruled a suicide

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 15:08

Nick Wiltgen was killed when his car smashed into the wall of a parking garage.

       

No 'dewshine' trend, Tennessee officials say

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 15:05

The problem wasn't the 'dew' but the methanol, sometimes called wood alcohol.

       

For the Record: The endorsement issue

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 15:02

Endorsements are flying fast and furious leading up to Iowa. But do they matter?