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Alaska-bound, Obama faces backlash on Mt. McKinley renaming

August 31, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama as he begins his historic trip to Alaska. more »»

Suspect in ambush of Houston-area deputy due in court

August 31, 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 »»

From creativity to corruption, Mandel was a political force

August 31, 2015

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A colorful and complex figure in Maryland politics, Marvin Mandel was seen by some as an innovator who reorganized state government to be more efficient. more »»

Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76

August 31, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice. more »»

Initial Common Core goals unfulfilled as results trickle in

August 31, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected. more »»

Trump's idea for mass deportation similar to 1930s removals

August 31, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.. more »»

Goodell, Brady due in court for 'Deflategate' case

August 31, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady are expected back in a New York courtroom after failing to settle the "Deflategate" case.

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Rare photos of 19th-century blacks speak to modern Americans

August 31, 2015

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Some faces are pensive; others are proud. Some are known; others are obscure. All are black. more »»

'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 »»

NYC's first fan: A ballgame with Mayor Bill de Blasio

August 31, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — He sat in the upper deck, basically unrecognized amid a sea of happy baseball fans. 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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»



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