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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 2:12 PM

`Awakenings' author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose books like "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" probed distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions, has died. He was 82.... 8/30/2015 2:14 PM

Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy
HOUSTON (AP) -- Investigators were trying to determine Sunday what may have motivated a 30-year-old man accused of ambushing a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy filling his patrol car with gas in what authorities believe was a targeted killing.... 8/30/2015 6:36 AM

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

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 1:46 PM

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

Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) -- Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. "I'm videotaping this, sir," he tells an officer. "I'm just videotaping this."... 8/29/2015 7:14 PM

As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled
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 though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.... 8/29/2015 8:43 PM

In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil.... 8/29/2015 5:38 PM

Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico
DALLAS (AP) -- Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master's degree at Texas' Southern Methodist University. Instead, he built a new life in the U.S. over a decade, becoming a manager at a communications technology company and starting a family in the Dallas suburb of Plano.... 8/29/2015 10:03 PM



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