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  • Girl, 12, saves 4-year-old sister from house fire

    22 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) HOMESTEAD, Pa. (AP) — A 12-year-old girl saved her 4-year-old sister by carrying her out of their burning home in the Pittsburgh suburbs. Laniyah Coller (lah-NY'-ah KOH'-ler) tells WPXI-TV (http://bit.ly/1HGfSxj ) that her mom hollered that the family's Homestead residence ...

  • Suspect in deadly assault charged with murder

    22 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of raping and setting a Kansas woman on fire has been charged in her death. Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office spokesman Dan Dillon says charges against 26-year-old Cornell McNeal were amended Wednesday to ...

  • Pregnant woman shot, killed in NYC; baby survives

    22 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a 27-year-old pregnant woman has been shot and killed in New York City but doctors were able to save her baby. The NYPD says Anastasia Massey was shot after dropping her children off at ...

  • $1.8M verdict upheld in 'American Sniper' case

    23 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A judge has rejected a request from the widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle to order a new trial or toss a jury's verdict in favor of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura. Ventura was ...

  • Man who fell from ceiling naked held without bail

    23 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man who police say fell naked through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Boston's airport and then assaulted an elderly man has been ordered held without bail pending a hearing next week. Cameron Shenk ...

  • Colorado mastodon bones show warm ancient Earth

    23 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — Scientists say a trove of ancient bones from gigantic animals discovered in the Colorado mountains provides a fascinating look at what happened about 120,000 years ago when the Earth got as warm as it is today. Researchers ...

  • A burden further south, snow makes ski areas giddy

    23 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Ski areas across northern New England were giddy Wednesday at the prospect of a major Thanksgiving snowstorm that is bringing early season skiers to the slopes and offering a promising start to the winter season. Cold ...

  • Omaha zoo announces birth of rare white lion cub

    23 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha zoo officials say one of its lionesses has given birth to a rare white cub. The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium says the male cub is one of three cubs born late last week, two ...

  • Banker who lived to 109 credited unlisted number

    23 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) JERMYN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania banker and philanthropist who said the key to his longevity was having an unlisted phone number has died at age 109. Leo Moskovitz would have turned 110 on Dec. 8. A funeral director says ...

  • Ferguson protesters storm St. Louis City Hall

    23 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities have arrested at least two people at a protest over the Ferguson grand jury decision in which several demonstrators stormed City Hall in St. Louis. An undetermined number of protesters made it into the building ...

  • US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,208

    1 day ago

    (AP) As of Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at least 2,208 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 1:15 p.m. EST

    1 day ago

    (AP) Guard reinforcements help contain damage from latest Ferguson protests; Wilson breaks silence Prosecutor faces renewed criticism over decision to call grand jury in Ferguson shooting As Black Friday looms, FBI data show background checks fail to decide 186,000 gun sales ...

  • AP Top Science News At 1:05 p.m. EST

    1 day ago

    (AP) Obama administration sets stricter smog standard Dutch seek to harness energy from salt water mix Helium: It gives NYC's Thanksgiving parade a lift Space station's 3-D printer pops out 1st creation Doctor behind 'free radical' aging theory dies Crew docks ...

  • Endangered orangutan born at Indiana zoo

    1 day ago

    (AP) FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — There's a new, hairy baby at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. And she's especially rare. An endangered Sumatran orangutan gave birth to a healthy female on Saturday, and the newborn was first seen nursing Sunday, ...

  • Foster dad pleads guilty in hot car death

    1 day ago

    (AP) WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A foster dad has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for leaving a 10-month-old girl inside a sweltering car outside of his house while he and his partner smoked marijuana. The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/1Fr18R2 ) reports that ...

  • 58 arrested in 2nd night of Ferguson-area protests

    1 day ago

    (AP) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have raised the arrest total from the second night of protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case to 58. St. Louis County police said early Wednesday that 45 people were arrested ...

  • AP Top News At 12:18 p.m. EST

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson Prosecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson case Black Friday gun buys test background check system US cities urged to keep price tags down for 2024 Inclement weather affecting Thanksgiving travelers Ferguson protesters across US ...

  • Native Americans ask Buffalo, NY, to rename island

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Two Native American women have asked the city of Buffalo to rename Squaw Island because they say the term is antiquated and offensive. Common Council members this week said city lawyers are researching how to go ...

  • 2 teens shot by hunter unloading rifle near school

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) TAMAQUA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say two teenagers were shot in eastern Pennsylvania by a man who says his rifle accidentally discharged while he was unloading it. The state Game Commission says the bullet passed through a 14-year-old girl's left ...

  • Body of Canadian found in Montana lake; 2 missing

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) CUT BANK, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a Canadian man has been found in a northern Montana lake days after he and two other foreign visitors failed to return from a weekend fishing trip. The Glacier County ...

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