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Texas flooding sweeps oil, chemicals into rivers

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 20:37

Regulators and environmentalists disagree over the risk from flood-related oil and chemical spills in Texas.

       

Confederate memorial at Ky. university to be removed

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 19:59

"We don't consider ourselves in Louisville to be part of the South," Mayor Greg Fischer said.

       

5 things to know about Ky.'s Confederate monument

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 19:58

After 121 years, a Confederate monument on the University of Louisville's campus is being removed.

       

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to discuss presidential strategy on Sunday talk shows

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 19:06

The Texas senator needs a win in Indiana Tuesday to help deny Donald Trump the GOP nomination

       

Peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 94

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 17:45

The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a Roman Catholic priest and peace activist died Saturday.

       

Woman, four great-grandchildren killed in Texas flooding

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 17:41

"The water just came up too fast," said Captain James Muniz.

       

Iraqi PM: Security restored in Baghdad after protesters storm Green Zone

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 16:38

Demonstrators loyal to popular Shiite cleric are pressing for government reforms.

       

Dog hugs: 5 most incredible discoveries of the week

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 15:54

A one-minute exercise routine? It's one of the discoveries to make headlines this week.

       

Footage of flippant Del Taco manager in Peoria goes viral

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 14:00

A viral video of a flippant Del Taco manager confronting customers at a drive-through window has made the rounds on various social-media cha...

       

Monmouth U. debates racism and Woodrow Wilson's legacy

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 13:48

The campus is in the throes of a kind of introspection now spreading across the nation, considering whether the former president's name shou...

       

5 things you need to know this weekend

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 13:19

The biggest news to start your weekend.

       

Reports: Car bombing in Baghdad kills at least 21, wounds dozens more

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 13:15

A car bombing Saturday killed at least 21 people and wounded dozens more in Baghdad, the Associated Press reported.

       

New poll: Cruz leads Trump in Indiana

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 13:02

A new poll gives Texas Sen. Ted Cruz a significant lead in Indiana's Republican presidential primary, with support from 44.8% of voters poll...

       

For the Record's week in review: We play the ‘politics newsletter’ card

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 12:02

There's a “war on women or women being degraded card,” too. Just FYI.

       

Girl killed, another injured after being thrown from ride at church carnival

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 11:01

A 16-year-old girl was killed and a 15-year-old was injured after they were thrown from a church carnival ride Friday in East El Paso, polic...

       

Russia defends intercept of U.S. Air Force reconnaissance plane

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 10:48

Moscow said the intercept was justified because the aircraft had turned off its transponder

       

China rejects Hong Kong port call by U.S. aircraft carrier

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:50

China recently denied a request from a U.S. aircraft carrier for a port visit in Hong Kong, the State Department said.

       

Child prodigy proves autism isn't a roadblock

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:39

When 8-year-old pianist Jacob Velazquez performs on the Space Coast this weekend, don't even think about trying to sit in one of his two res...

       

Smokers’ ranks look conspicuously sparse in Obamacare

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:10

Federal data suggest that many smokers aren’t confessing to tobacco habit to avoid paying higher health care premiums, thwarting insurers.

       

On campus, May 1

USAToday.com Top Stories - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 09:09

Roundup of this week's top stories from USA TODAY College