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'Awakenings' author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

August 31, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. more »»

Trash to treatise: NYC professor sees meaning in garbage

August 31, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's sanitation department has its very own anthropologist-in-residence, a garbage guru who studies the refuse along the curbs of the nation's biggest city as a mirror into... more »»

Gov. Marvin Mandel, who fell from political grace, has died

August 31, 2015

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Marvin Mandel, a former Maryland governor whose 26-year career in state government ended with his 1977 conviction on political corruption charges, has died. He was 95. more »»

Kerry, Obama to raise global warming issues in Alaska

August 31, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scientists are "overwhelmingly unified" in concluding that humans are contributing to global climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday night, and the... more »»

Last Titanic lunch menu, saved by survivor, going to auction

August 31, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The Titanic's last lunch menu — saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called "Money Boat" before the ocean liner went down — is going to auction, where it's estimated it... more »»

White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip

August 31, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to... more »»

Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy

August 30, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) — The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more... more »»

Turner Field US flag at half-staff after fan dies in fall

August 30, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. more »»

Global warming carving changes into Alaska in fire and ice

August 30, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it. more »»

'Awakenings' author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

August 30, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. more »»

New York town's large collection of WWII vet photos endures

August 30, 2015

MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — During World War II, hundreds of servicemen in uniform had their photographs taken at a popular tavern near the Hudson River in upstate New York. more »»

Slow-moving school finance case heads to Texas Supreme Court

August 30, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kids who were barely a month into their first year of high school when Texas' latest school finance trial began are now seniors — and there's still no end in sight. more »»

New Orleans, Gulf coast mark Katrina milestone

August 30, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Gulf Coast and New Orleans observed the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest storms in American history, in ways both devout and festiv. more »»

New Orleans, Gulf coast marks Katrina milestone

August 30, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Gulf Coast and New Orleans observed the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest storms in American history, in ways both devout and festiv. more »»

Man charged with murder in ambush of Houston area deputy

August 30, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas prosecutors on Saturday charged a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling his patrol... more »»

The Latest: Clinton: Celebrate progress but continue work

August 30, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The latest in the 10th anniversary commemorations of Hurricane Katrina (all times local):

7:15 p.m. more »»

 
 
 

 

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