- '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.Those stories and many more, taking the reader to the distant ranges of human experience, came from the pen of Dr. Oliver Sacks.
- 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."There it goes," said Lozano, a 40-year-old disabled vet, masking his desperation with a smile. "That's how we do it in Okieville now."
- 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.Miles of the nation's most productive farms surround Okieville — a neighborhood of about 100 homes named for refugees who came west from Oklahoma during the 1930s Dust Bowl — but many residents come home at night after working in the fields and wonder if they'll be able to take a shower or flush their toilet.
- Israel has failed to reform Jewish radicals, critics charge
SHIR HADASH OUTPOST, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli government initiative has a soothing biblical name, the Hebrew Shepherd, and a serious aim: to keep ultranationalist Jewish settler youths from turning to violence and attacking Palestinians and their property.But the program — which included plans for a summer camp and carpentry courses to keep the kids out of trouble — has foundered. Many settler youths have refused to cooperate after rumors spread that Israel's domestic security agency, Shin Bet, which snoops on Jewish extremists, was involved.
- Mothers, students join Japan's protests over security bills
TOKYO (AP) — Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, holding up anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense policies to the beat of a drum.Japan is seeing new faces join the ranks of protesters typically made up of labor union members and graying leftist activists. On Sunday, tens of thousands filled the streets outside Tokyo's parliament to rally against new security legislation likely to become law in September.
- Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game
ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. flag flew at half-staff at Turner Field on Sunday, one day after a fan died following his fall from the upper deck into the lower-level stands during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees.Mary Beth Hauptle, an investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner, identified the victim as Gregory K. Murrey, 60, of Alpharetta, Georgia. Murrey was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital.
- Phraoah looks good after loss; no decision on racing plans
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — American Pharoah looks in good shape the morning after his startling loss in the Travers Stakes, with no decision on whether the Triple Crown winner will race again.Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert led the bay colt to fans outside the barn. They petted and fed the horse carrots and took pictures. American Pharoah is spending Sunday at Saratoga before leaving early Monday for California.
- Spa Stunner! American Pharoah loses in Travers to Keen Ice
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The day after American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, trainer Bob Baffert already was leery of Saratoga in the summer.He had every reason to be and now, American Pharoah may have run his last race.
- With RG3 out, Redskins use 2 QBs to beat Ravens 31-13
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jay Gruden intends to judge the health of Robert Griffin III before choosing his starting quarterback in the regular season.If RG3 can't go, then Kirk Cousins is more than happy to take his place atop the Redskins' depth chart.
- Hauschka kicks 60-yard field goal to give Seahawks 16-15 win
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Facing a 60-yard field goal attempt on a steamy evening with 16 seconds left and his Seattle Seahawks trailing by two, Steven Hauschka's mindset was to just swing away.His kick barely cleared the crossbar, lifting the Seattle Seahawks to a 16-15 exhibition victory against the San Diego Chargers on Saturday night.