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Washington dysfunction and the rise of Trump

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 20:20

Two ex-Senate leaders warn polarization threatens America's ability to address its problems.

       

Trump gives N.Y. county a new tie to presidential politics

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 19:59

The presidential hopeful joins history of Dutchess County political connections.

       

Pro skier describes being knocked unconscious, buried in avalanche

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 19:43

JT Holmes said his group acted, “efficiently, even surgically,” during the rescue.

       

NYC horse deal draws pushback

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 19:17

Interest groups are pushing back against New York's proposed agreement that would limit its iconic horse-drawn carriages to Central Park.

       

Indiana man trying to rescue dogs dies in icy pond, police say

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 19:16

An Indiana man appeared to be trying to save his dogs when he fell through ice and died Tuesday in Johnson County, police said.

       

Solar Impulse pilots: Solar-powered drones on the horizon

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 19:12

Solar technology that powered a plane on a record-breaking flight could revolutionize pilotless aircraft.

       

Attorney General Lynch defends Obama's gun policies

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 19:04

Father of 7-year-old shooting victim urged Congress to help Obama reduce gun violence.

       

Researchers find evidence of ninth planet in solar system

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 18:49

Caltech researchers have found evidence of a giant planet.

       

95-year-old to be tried on Auschwitz murder allegations

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 18:46

A 95-year-old former Auschwitz medic will go on trial in February for crimes he allegedly committed during World War II.  

       

Cocaine makes your brain eat itself, doctors say

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 18:32

Researchers found a possible antidote, an experimental drug that's been tested to treat diseases like Parkinson's.

       

Cocaine makes your brain eat brains

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 18:32

Researchers found a possible antidote, an experimental drug that's been tested to treat diseases like Parkinson's.

       

Woman leaves party in shorts, freezes to death

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 18:21

The wind chill was -27.5 degree Fahrenheit.

       

Supreme Court restores death sentences in heinous Kansas murder spree

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 18:16

Despite divisions over capital punishment, justices say Kansas court was wrong to block it

       

Santorum tries to recapture 2012 Iowa campaign magic with 80 stops

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 18:12

Santorum has begun an all-out sprint to the finish line for the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses.

       

What to cook for date night based on your partner's zodiac sign

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 18:11

Because food is the key to all romance.

       

Supreme Court says class action lawsuits can survive compensation offers

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 18:08

The ruling is a rare victory for consumers against businesses at the conservative court

       

Sanders knocks Clinton on Wall Street ties

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 17:57

Railing against the "greed and recklessness" of big banks, Sanders didn't miss the opportunity to take a swipe at Clinton.

       

Iowans like Martin O'Malley, even if they're not voting for him

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 17:49

O'Malley projects the folksy, populist image that makes an Iowa voter say, "I'd like to have a beer with that guy."

       

2 SUNY Geneseo student-athlete stabbing victims honored

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 17:46

Slain SUNY Geneseo student-athletes Kelsey Annese, Matthew Hutchinson honored at service.

       

Freed reporter wants to watch basketball, 'Star Wars'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 17:34

Jason Rezaian made his first public appearance since being released from an Iranian prison.