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When the wells run dry: California families cope in drought
TULARE, Calif. (AP) -- Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets in the bare dirt of his yard. It's his daily ritual now in a community built by refugees from Oklahoma's Dust Bowl. But only a trickle came out; then a drip, then nothing more.... 8/30/2015 2:44 PM

AP PHOTOS: Neighbors fill buckets, pray for rain in drought
OKIEVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- People living in this dusty neighborhood called Okieville at the heart of California's Central Valley know the harsh reality of drought. Many of their wells have dried up, so some neighbors rig lines from house to house to share water from the remaining wells deep enough to hit water. Others benefit from state drought relief that pays for trucked-in water to fill tanks.... 8/30/2015 2:22 PM

'Awakenings' author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82
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. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat.... 8/30/2015 3:40 PM

Global warming carving changes into Alaska in fire and ice
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it.... 8/30/2015 3:05 PM

New York town's large collection of WWII vet photos endures
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.... 8/30/2015 3:11 PM

Dartmouth, Vermont town have century-long tuition deal
WHEELOCK, Vt. (AP) -- For more than a century Dartmouth College has been making good on a promise to students from a hardscrabble Vermont town that helped the keep the school afloat in its early years: get in, and your tuition is free.... 8/30/2015 3:19 PM

Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy
HOUSTON (AP) -- The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy will be arraigned this week, jail records show.... 8/30/2015 3:50 PM

Hikers behaving badly: Appalachian Trail partying raises ire
BAXTER STATE PARK, Maine (AP) -- When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring - not a rolling, monthslong frat party.... 8/30/2015 2:23 PM

New Orleans, Gulf coast mark Katrina milestone
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 festive. Church bells rang and brass bands played as people across the storm-ravaged coast remembered the past and looked to the future.... 8/30/2015 10:20 AM

Donald Trump courts tea party voters in Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Donald Trump will decide soon whether to mount a third party bid if he loses the Republican nomination for president, the real estate mogul said Saturday.... 8/30/2015 12:58 AM



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