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$1 cup designed in Seattle could save millions of babies

Jonel Aleccia, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:00am

When babies in poor countries can't breast-feed, the results can be deadly, but a trio of Seattle researchers has found an innovative way to help.

Storm safe rooms as a wedding gift? Sure, in Tornado Alley

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 8:41am

Never mind toasters, blenders and slow cookers. Joplin, Missouri, tornado survivors Kayla and Ricky Smith had a more practical request for a wedding gift — shelter from the next big storm.

Spearfish superintendent retiring after 16 years at helm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 8:40am

The school superintendent in Spearfish is retiring after 16 years at the helm.

New Maine midwifery rules reflect licensure drive around US

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 8:21am

Maine's midwives face a new set of rules designed to make homebirth safer thanks to a bill that is reflective of changes to the profession around the country.

Family pays $70,000 for rabies shots after bat enters home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 8:20am

A family of five is taking extra precaution by shelling out $70,000 for rabies shot after a bat flew into their suburban Atlanta home.

The Latest: Storm reaches South Carolina coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 8:10am

The Latest on Tropical Depression Bonnie that is drenching parts of the eastern U.S. coast (all times local):

3 people still missing after floods in Kansas and Texas

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 8:10am

At least three people were still missing Sunday after being swept away in Texas and Kansas, and slowly rising rivers in southeast Texas have led to numerous evacuations, including two prisons.

More rural Iowa school districts plan to close their doors

Aleksandra Vujicic, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 8:00am

Once again, the end of a school year means the end of several school districts in Iowa, continuing a trend seen for decades but one that doesn't get easier for the communities involved.

Arizona man rescued after being trapped in car for 3 days

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 7:59am

A man trapped in his crashed vehicle on a central Arizona mountain for three days might never have been rescued if not for a couple taking sightseeing photos, authorities said Saturday.

Population growth expected to boost school enrollment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 7:51am

State officials say population growth in North Dakota is expected to continue, prompting an anticipated boom in K-12 and college enrollment.

Bonnie downgraded to a depression

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 7:50am

Tropical Storm Bonnie has weakened to a tropical depression as it makes its way ashore in South Carolina.

The Latest: Thousands of Texas inmates being evacuated

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 7:50am

The Latest on severe weather and flooding around the U.S. (all times local):

Storm reaches South Carolina coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 7:40am

Tropical Depression Bonnie has reached the South Carolina coast, bringing heavy rain and rough tides to an area packed with tourists for the Memorial Day weekend.

Rhode Island bill would phase in school bus seat belts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 7:30am

Children in Rhode Island would have to wear seat belts on school buses under a bill being considered in the Rhode Island General Assembly.

Woman fleeing robbery in Chicago hit by truck, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 7:10am

A Chicago woman who was fleeing from an armed robbery with her boyfriend has died after being hit by a truck on Lake Shore Drive.

Maine dental clinics to get $150K to improve low-income care

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 7:00am

The Maine Health Access Foundation is giving nearly $150,000 to nonprofit dental clinics around the state in an effort to make affordable dental care more accessible to low-income residents.

Bates College commencement hosts civil rights leader Lewis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 6:50am

Civil Rights leader John Lewis is delivering the commencement address at Bates College.

Ohio zoo closes gorilla exhibit for now after boy falls in

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 6:40am

The Cincinnati Zoo has temporarily closed its gorilla exhibit after a special zoo response team shot and killed a 17-year-old gorilla that grabbed and dragged a 4-year-old boy who fell into a moat.

Tropical Storm Bonnie weakens to tropical depression as it pushes toward Georgia, Carolina coasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 6:30am

Tropical Storm Bonnie weakens to tropical depression as it pushes toward Georgia, Carolina coasts.