'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...

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...

Trump's mass deportation idea was tried in the 1930s

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears...

3 reasons markets lost faith in China's economy, at a glance

For decades, Chinese economic policymakers have drawn praise for keeping their economy growing strongly through turbulence, such as the Asian financial crisis of 1997-1998 and the worldwide financial tumult of...

Doubts about China's economic leadership sap confidence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fear that gripped financial markets this month is a stark one: That China's economy might be slipping into a decline that could persist for years.

But the world's second-largest economy...

Sanders says he would be prepared to use military force

WASHINGTON (AP) — International rivals would be mistaken to assume he wouldn't be prepared to use military force if that's what circumstances required, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said in an...

Woman delivers hand grenade to police, prompts evacuation

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A hand grenade a woman found in her grandfather's belongings prompted police in Vermont to evacuate their department and surrounding homes after she brought it into the...

Cops: Maine driver cited after selfie leads to injuries

ORIENT, Maine (AP) — Maine state police issued a distracted driving summons to a man they say crashed into a tree while taking a "selfie" with his passengers — injuring several of them.

Police say 29-year-old...