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Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game

posted: 08/30/2015 9:58 a.m. Discuss

ATLANTA — A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees.

'Awakenings' author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

posted: 08/30/2015 9:51 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — 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.

10 years, still Katrina tears

posted: 08/30/2015 5:53 a.m. Discuss

As church bells rang to mark a decade since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, an 80-year-old woman wept softly into a tissue.

In the news

posted: 08/30/2015 5:48 a.m. Discuss

Michael Dukakis, the one-time Democratic presidential nominee, scoffed at a Draft Dukakis campaign on Twitter to get the former Massachusetts governor into the 2016 race, telling The Boston Globe that he and his wife "are supporting Hillary."

For Obama, golf, politics don't mix

posted: 08/30/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

For years, President Barack Obama told John Yarmuth, a congressman from Kentucky, that they needed to get together for a round of golf -- a nearly weekly activity of the president's, but one that hardly ever includes lawmakers.

Names and faces

posted: 08/30/2015 5:40 a.m. Discuss

The wife and children of Robin Williams have agreed to meet this week to discuss how they can resolve disagreements over the late actor's estate.

Drones spell retirement for venerable U-2

posted: 08/30/2015 5:36 a.m. Discuss

Maj. David Brill squeezes into a bulky yellow spacesuit, lowers a fishbowl-size helmet onto his head and readies himself for a flight into the stratosphere.

Man charged in slaying of deputy

posted: 08/30/2015 5:34 a.m. Discuss

A 30-year-old man has been charged with capital murder in the ambush of a sheriff's deputy while he was filling his patrol car with gas at a station in suburban Houston.

TV shooting victim never saw gunman

posted: 08/30/2015 5:33 a.m. Discuss

The chamber of commerce official who was answering questions about her community on live TV when gunfire broke out said she never saw the gunman walk up to the group.

'Good reason' to lift rate, Fed official says

posted: 08/30/2015 5:31 a.m. Discuss

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer left the door open Saturday for a Fed rate increase in September, saying the factors that have kept inflation below the central bank's target level have begun to fade.

News shows

posted: 08/30/2015 5:30 a.m. Discuss

Lineup of guests for today's TV news shows:

Clerk’s office shut ahead of protest

posted: 08/30/2015 5:28 a.m. Discuss

The Rowan County clerk at the center of a conflict over same-sex marriage and religious conscience closed her office Saturday ahead of a rally protesting her refusal to issue marriage licenses.

The nation in brief: Officer fires at suspect; bystander killed

posted: 08/30/2015 5:27 a.m. Discuss

A bystander accidentally shot by a plainclothes officer died early Saturday, hours after being wounded when the officer opened fire on an armed suspect during an undercover gun buy that went bad, New York City police said.

Common Core failing to set common standards

posted: 08/30/2015 5:24 a.m. Discuss

Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time in the spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected.

Carter's post-presidency legacy praised

posted: 08/30/2015 5:24 a.m. Discuss

To Azaratu Zakaria, Jimmy Carter's battle against the Guinea worm is represented by a scar.

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