By JOE MANDAKAssociated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Two men who subdued a gunman in a crowded western Pennsylvania bar and a woman who swam through a flash flood to save an elderly woman in Pittsburgh are among 23 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism
By The Associated Press
Winners of Carnegie Hero medals awarded Wednesday:
- Bobby Joe O'Quinn III, 19, of Bude, Miss., died trying to rescue two girls, ages 9 and 7, from drowning in a lake in April 2011.
- Kirk D. Haldeman, 51, of
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House on Tuesday turned back an attempt by a tea party-backed GOP conservative to slash taxpayer subsidies for air service to isolated smaller cities and towns that can cost hundreds of dollars a ticket.
By SUE MANNINGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The chimpanzee habitat at the Los Angeles Zoo was open for visitors Wednesday, a day after a baby chimp was killed by an adult male in front of dozens of visitors.
The baby's mother, Gracie, was allowed to
By HILLEL ITALIEAP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Among the injustices about the death of Nora Ephron is that she isn't around to tell us about it.
"She was so, so alive," says her friend Carrie Fisher. "It makes no sense to me that she isn't alive
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican doctors say they have successfully removed a 33-pound (15-kilogram) benign tumor from the body of a 2-year-old child.
Dr. Gustavo Hernandez says the tumor was heavier than the child who at the time of the June 14 surgery weighed 26
PHOENIX (AP) - The most contentious part of Arizona's immigration law won't take effect until at least July 20.
The U.S. Supreme Court told a lower court Tuesday that the provision's effective date could be pushed back further if the Obama
By RUSS BYNUMAssociated Press
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia woman diagnosed with a rare, flesh-eating disease will soon leave the hospital where doctors gave her little chance of surviving when she was admitted nearly two months ago, her father said Tuesday.
By MICHAEL KUNZELMANAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana businessman linked to a corruption probe of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is expected to plead guilty Wednesday to conspiring to bribe a former city official.
The ex-official served as an