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USA TODAY NETWORK Journalists Honored as Finalists for Livingston Awards

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:59

Steve Reilly and Susanne Cervenka are finalists for the prestigious Livingston Awards.

       

Paul Ryan says he's not ready to back Trump

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:52

'I'm just not there right now,' he told CNN.

       

Trump taco bowl tweet blows up Twitter

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:31

His odd (to say the least) outreach to Latinos drew some amazing responses.

       

U.S. Embassy in Kabul warns Americans after kidnap attempt

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:15

The attempted kidnapping happened Monday in Kabul.

       

Ryan: Trump needs to 'unify' GOP to get his backing

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:10

Paul Ryan said he will not endorse or support Donald Trump, at least not yet. 

       

Obama attempts to make clemency routine with 58 more commutations

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:07

President Obama shortened the sentences of 58 federal inmates Thursday, a signal that he intends to use his constitutional clemency power mo...

       

Trump uses taco bowl to try to reach out to Hispanic voters on Cinco de Mayo

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:45

Taco bowls are not a Mexican dish.

       

5 things you need to know Thursday

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:38

The biggest news to start your day.

       

Trump on Nikki Haley as VP: Not happening

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:28

Well, Nikki Haley, the feeling is mutual: Donald Trump doesn’t want you to be his vice president either.

       

Ron Paul ex-aides guilty in payment scandal

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:16

Federal jurors have returned guilty verdicts in a host of public corruption charges brought against three former Ron Paul presidential campa...

       

California raises smoking, e-cigarette age to 21

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:14

The measures become effective in June.

       

Troops' reports of sex assaults hold steady in 2015

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:02

WASHINGTON — The number of troops reporting sexual assault remained essentially flat for 2015 compared with 2014, the Pentagon announced Thu...

       

Kids learn life lessons through cookie-making class

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:02

Yum! Baker mixes passion for baking with labor of love.

       

Pakistan police arrest 13 for burning girl in ‘honor killing’ 

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:22

Pakistani police arrested members of a tribal council Thursday for killing a teenage girl for helping a couple elope.

       

Survey: Nearly half of teachers would quit now for higher-paying job

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:22

They may be smiling, America, but your public school teachers are not a happy bunch.
About six in 10 are losing enthusiasm for the job, ...

       

'Oregon Trail,' 'Space Invaders,' 'Sims' enter Video Game Hall of Fame

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:19

'Grand Theft Auto III,' 'The Legend of Zelda' and 'Sonic the Hedgehog' round out the 2016 class.

       

Sports betting site predicts John Kasich, Julián Castro for VP picks

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:18

Would you vote for a Donald Trump/John Kasich ticket or Hillary Clinton/Julián Castro?

       

Trump voters earn a lot more than you might think

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:36

Pundits imagine Trump voters as working-class folks worried about the economy. They're half right.

       

Prosecutor asks to recuse herself in Laquan McDonald case

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:26

The surprise move by lameduck prosecutor comes after she lost a primary battle.

       

Watch Scotland cops do Running Man, spurred by NYPD

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:25

Police Scotland's version of the Running May dance to the 1990s song 'My Boo' by Ghost Town DJs included a bagpipe player.