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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it. Obama leaves Monday for a three-day visit to the 49th state in which he will speak at a State Department climate change conference and become the...
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...
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. Sacks died Sunday at his...
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — General Mills has set an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025 — not just within its own operations but from farm to fork to landfill. CEO Ken Powell, in outlining the plan to The Associated Press ahead of the...
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. Shelters where he thought he could catch a good night's sleep while listening to the...
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...
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. Shelters where he thought he could catch a good night's sleep while listening to the...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The latest in the 10th anniversary commemorations of Hurricane Katrina (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Former President Bill Clinton says New Orleans should celebrate progress after Katrina but also work on recovery for all. Clinton spoke Saturday night at an...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of San Quentin prisoners were under observation Saturday after an inmate was diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease, prompting a weekend halt to visitors and limited drinking water supplies at the Northern California lockup. An inmate who was...