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

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

    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.

  • Pope Francis a stranger to the US in many ways
    Pope Francis a stranger to the US in many ways

    NEW YORK (AP) — When Pope Francis sets foot on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington on Sept. 22, it won't just be his first time in the United States as pontiff. It will be his first time in the country — ever in his life.

  • 'Awakenings' author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82
    '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.

  • White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip
    White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip

    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 Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska.

  • Kerry, Obama to raise global warming issues in Alaska
    Kerry, Obama to raise global warming issues in Alaska

    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 public is slowly getting the full picture.

  • When the wells run dry: California families cope in drought
    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.

  • AP PHOTOS: Neighbors fill buckets, pray for rain in drought
    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 tohit water.

  • Trash to treatise: NYC professor sees meaning in garbage
    Trash to treatise: NYC professor sees meaning in garbage

    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 the lives of its 8.5 million residents.

  • Global warming carving changes into Alaska in fire and ice
    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.

  • Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy
    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 had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more than short stints in jail.

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