Early statin use may give long-term heart benefits

CHICAGO (AP) — Taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward, and the benefits seem to grow over time, a landmark study finds. Doctors say it’s the first evidence that early use of a statin can...
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Police: Man crawled into sunken car, saved baby

In this Nov. 17, 2014 photo provided by Maine State Police, an SUV rests upside down in water alongside Route 6 in Kossuth Township, Maine, after Stephen McGouldrick lost control of it on the icy road. Police said Leo Moody, of Kingman, Maine, crawled into the SUV and used a...
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GOP governors attack Obama’s immigration order

Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks about the costs of illegal immigration in his state during a press conference at the Republican governors conference in Boca Raton, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. The organization’s annual conference began Wednesday in a luxury oceanside resort...
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‘This is my jail': Corruption case goes to trial

FILE – In this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo, a corrections officer stands near a gate at Baltimore City Detention Center in Baltimore. Inside the Baltimore City Detention Center, gang members used smuggled cellphones, dealt drugs and had sex with corrupt guards —...
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Buffalo area hit with epic snow _ with more coming

Charles Miller a tractor trailor driver for DOT foods hugs and says goodbye to Hope Clingan, a college student from Cuyahoga Community College in Ohio along camp road in Hamburg, N.Y., on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Miller carried Clingan thru the snow to her hotel on Tuesday...
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Montana marriage ban overturned; licenses granted

Sue Hawthorne smiles during a news conference announcing the ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris calling Montana’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 in Helena, Mont. Hawthorne and her partner Adel Johnson are plaintiffs in the case and...

Appeal pending for Missouri man awaiting execution

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys for Missouri inmate Leon Taylor asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his execution on Tuesday, citing several concerns that led to the death sentence for the convicted killer. Taylor, 56, is scheduled to die early Wednesday for killing...
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Appeal pending for Missouri man awaiting execution

In this Feb. 12, 2014 photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections is convicted killer Leon Taylor who was sentenced to death for killing gas station attendant Robert Newton in Independence, Mo., in 1994. (AP Photo/Missouri Department of Corrections) In this Feb. 12,...
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Fast-tracked bill would shield execution drug

FILE – In this Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 file photo, Jim Buchy, Republican representative for the 84th district, speaks at a rally at Darke County GOP headquarters in Greenville, Ohio. House lawmakers have introduced a bill that would shield the origin of Ohio’s lethal...
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Cupich becomes archbishop of Chicago

Archbishop Blase Cupich kisses a bible during his Installation Mass at Holy Name Cathedral, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Chicago. Cupich was named in September by Pope Francis to succeed the retiring Cardinal Francis George. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, Pool) Archbishop Blase...