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Most charitable states in America

A recent spate of disasters, including the Oklahoma tornadoes, the Boston bombing and the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, has people across the country reaching for their wallets to help out.

Not guilty plea for suspect in alleged decade-long Ohio kidnapping

An Ohio man accused of murder, rape and holding three women in a Cleveland house against their will pleaded not guilty Wednesday. His attorney said it was an effort to stave off a death penalty and an arduous trial.

Frantic mom pulls baby from under car after it crashes into them

A car careens onto a sidewalk, bowls over a 17-year-old woman and crushes the stroller holding her 10-month-old daughter. The mother immediately jumps up and frantically begins trying to pull the baby out from under the car.

FDA to allow over-the-counter sales of emergency contraceptive

The Obama administration will allow minors to obtain one form of the emergency contraception known as the "morning-after pill," dropping its appeal of a judge's order requiring it to be sold over the counter.

Ex-cop guilty of killing wife

A Kansas jury Tuesday convicted former cop Brett Seacat of first-degree murder for killing his wife, Vashti Seacat, and trying to cover it up by burning down their house.

Gay man sues state over personal license plate

A gay man in Georgia will be allowed to order a vanity license plate displaying his sexual orientation.

Prostitution, drugs alleged in State Department memo

Senior State Department and Diplomatic Security officials may have covered up or stopped investigations of inappropriate or even criminal misconduct by staff, according to an internal memo from the department's Office of the Inspector Gener

'Mystery' of 3 deaths in same hotel room traced: Carbon monoxide

For a time, it had the makings of a mountain mystery. Three deaths -- first an elderly couple then, weeks later, an 11-year-old boy -- in the same hotel room with the same immediate response from authorities: cause of death undetermined.

John Malkovich, Craig Morgan put on their capes

Country singer Craig Morgan and actor John Malkovich are the latest stars to join the elite squad of celebrities who save.

Arizona police: 4-year-old boy fatally shoots his father

A man was fatally wounded when his 4-year-old son fired a gun he found while they were visiting a residence in Prescott Valley, Arizona, officials said.