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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine logger helped save an infant from drowning when he crawled into a car that was upside-down in water and used a knife to cut the straps off her car seat and pull her out, police said. The baby wasn't breathing and another bystander performed CPR,...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A judge issued the first gay marriage licenses and a couple was married in South Carolina on Wednesday, even as the state attorney general asked the U.S. Supreme Court to step in and block the unions. Judge Irvin Condon's office issued six licenses in the...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine logger helped save an infant from drowning when he crawled into a car that was upside-down in water and used a knife to cut the straps off her car seat and pull her out, police said. The baby wasn't breathing and another bystander performed CPR,...
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Immigrants in the country illegally already are flooding attorneys' offices with calls to see if they can qualify under President Barack Obama's yet-to-be-announced plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants from deportation. Obama said he'll reveal...
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. health official says the government's worst-case scenario forecast for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa won't happen. In September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated the number of people with Ebola could explode to as many as 1.4...
A lake-effect storm that dumped more than 6 feet of snow in the Buffalo area trapped people on highways in an area where heavy snow is the norm for most of the winter. More than 2 to 3 feet is forecast to fall Thursday. Why was this storm so fierce? Some stories from the storm...
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators, reacting to a deadly derailment that they blame on an engineer's sleepiness, are recommending better training for the nation's doctors in identifying and treating sleep disorders. Another recommendation adopted Wednesday by the National...
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Attorneys offered contrasting interpretations of the Pledge of Allegiance during oral arguments Wednesday in a New Jersey family's lawsuit claiming a school district is discriminating against their child's atheist beliefs. The lawsuit focuses on the words "...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Inside the Baltimore City Detention Center, gang members used smuggled cellphones, dealt drugs and had sex with corrupt guards — several of whom they impregnated — who helped them as they ran operations of the Black Guerilla Family, according to court papers in...