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The verdict is in: Sen. McCaskill judges jury duty a success

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 13:07

Sen. Claire McCaskill went to court in Missouri on Monday — as a prospective juror.

       

Forget all you know from Jurassic Park: For speed, T.rex beats velociraptors

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 13:04

Armed with powerful jaws and sharp teeth, tyrannosaurs were built to kill.

       

Misclassified: Iowa won’t refund veteran's $5K payment

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 13:02

The state of Iowa is refusing to refund a $5,000 settlement paid by an 83-year-old Navy veteran who the federal government says was misclass...

       

Make your bed in seconds with smart bedding

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 13:00

These sheets eliminate the need to tuck them in.

       

Homemade 'dewshine' is dangerous, deadly

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:58

Teens mixed Mountain Dew, methanol-based racing fuel to create deadly cocktail.

       

Ferguson, Justice reach deal to revamp police operation

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:52

The tentative deal will be presented to public Feb. 9

       

This man follows Ted Cruz in Iowa just to accuse him of liking Nickelback

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:41

"These five words in my head scream 'Are we having fun yet?'"

       

Wife of Illinois cop who spurred manhunt indicted for stealing from charity

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:26

Police say wife of Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz stole from youth charity her husband oversaw.

       

5 things you need to know Wednesday

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:08

The biggest news to start your morning.

       

Hedgie icon Ackman explains his very bad year

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:06

Bill Ackman pointed to copycat investors and drug company Valeant Pharmaceutical for 20% drop

       

At White House, Sanders gives short answers to shouted questions on Clinton

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:03

In an impromptu press conference, the Vermont senator focuses on minimizing differences with Obama.

       

French taxi drivers resume anti-Uber strike

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 11:46

Paris police and the Paris airport authority cautioned of potential delays around airports and key intersections as the strike entered a sec...

       

Being homeless: A Georgia State student recounts his struggles while living ‘couch to couch’

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 11:20

The 31-year-old spent nine years unable to keep a job, fighting with family and “jumping from couch to couch”.

       

Ex-FLDS official felt wrath after turning on Warren Jeffs

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 11:19

Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is accused of constitutional violations.

       

Huckabee: Caucus risks being bought by 'uber wealthy'

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 11:18

DES MOINES — The Iowa caucuses run the risk of being hijacked by the "uber wealthy," former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee said Wednesday i...

       

Danish hospital says Zika virus discovered

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 11:06

The Aarhus University Hospital said the patient ran a fever, had a headache and muscle aches and was discovered as having the virus on Tuesd...

       

Bernie Sanders says no to unsanctioned debate

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 11:04

Hillary Clinton urges Sanders to reconsider, even as DNC sticks to its 'sanctioned' debate schedule.

       

Nicholson to replace Campbell as commander in Afghanistan

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:55

WASHINGTON – Army Lt. Gen. John “Mick” Nicholson has been selected to take command of U.S.

       

Hack your road trip to Super Bowl 50

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:51

The Super Bowl is expensive. Here's some cheap stuff to do on the way.

       

Hillary Clinton asks Iowans to remember past prosperity in closing argument

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:42

Hillary Clinton wants Iowans to remember something that, she says, is “absolutely proven."