John Buckland, a former firefighter dressed as Batman, and Troy Marcum, dressed as Captain America, saw smoke at a West Virginia house nearby when they were entertaining children as part of their business and leapt into action, kicking in a door before Buckland pulled out a trapped kitten and revived it.
Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, a federal judge in San Francisco, ruled that Abercrombie & Fitch wrongly fired a Muslim worker, Hani Khan, who insisted on wearing a headscarf.
Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda; three developers of implants that help the deaf hear; and two brain scientists have won Lasker Awards, often called the “American Nobels,” for their advances in medical research and public service.
Chris Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey, signed a law to require out-of-state law enforcement agencies to notify officials in New Jersey before conducting surveillance, a bill that was prompted by the New York Police Department spying on Muslims in the state.
Lt. Col. Maury Williams, spokesman for the North Carolina National Guard, announced that it will begin recognizing same-sex marriages, a policy shift that could give substantial financial help for families not previously eligible for the same federal military benefits awarded to heterosexual couples.
John Andrew Welden, whose father is a Tampa, Fla.-area obstetrician, pleaded guilty to tricking his pregnant ex-girlfriend into taking a pill that caused her to have a miscarriage and faces up to 15 years in prison and three years of supervised release when he is sentenced Dec. 5.
Matthew Cordle, 22, an Ohio driver who made an online video confessing that he caused a fatal wrong-way crash after a night of heavy drinking, was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and booked into the Franklin County jail.
Margret Brummer, 69, fell about 100 feet into a canyon in southern Arizona, was injured and had to stay there overnight before a man scouting locations to hunt deer spotted her, and a rescue helicopter eventually lifted her out.
James Thomas, 70, a Democratic former Alabama state legislator and ex-high school principal accused of having sexual contact with a 17-year-old female honor student in his school office in November 2010, saw his conviction upheld at the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.
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