NH man saves Maine girl being attacked by dogs

LEBANON, Maine (AP) — A New Hampshire man credited with saving the life of a 12-year-old Maine girl being mauled by her family’s pit bulls says the two dogs were trying to “tear the girl apart.” Adam Horr,…

Sandy dumped 11B gallons of sewage in waterways

NEW YORK (AP) — Superstorm Sandy released 11 billion gallons of sewage from East Coast treatment plants into bodies of water from Washington, D.C., to Connecticut. That’s according to a study by the nonprofit science journalism group Climate…

US home prices up 9.3 pct., most in nearly 7 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose in February compared with a year ago by the most in nearly seven years, as a growing number of buyers bid on a limited supply of homes. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller…

US employment compensation up 0.3 percent in Q1

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans’ wages increased at a faster rate from January through March than the previous quarter, a trend that helped boost economic growth. But their benefits barely grew. The Labor Department says an index that measures…

Bombs kill 3 NATO troops, 9 Afghans

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two roadside bombings in different part of Afghanistan killed five people on Tuesday, including a local police commander credited with reducing the number of insurgent attacks in his area, officials said. In the southern…

Pirate Party has electoral breakthrough in Iceland

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland, a nation of seafarers, has been stormed by pirates. They won’t be forming the government, but the online freedom advocates, the Pirate Party, were still big winners in the country’s election. The party…

A terrorist sleeper cell dismantled in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A spokesman for Mali’s ministry in charge of security confirmed that a terrorist sleeper cell belonging to the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa was discovered in the Malian capital, and dismantled.…

Downey, Paltrow forge ironclad friendship

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There’s something of the old married couple about Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr., though they’re married to other people. They’ve known each other for 20 years, through bad times (his) and good (hers…