Hikers behaving badly: Appalachian Trail partying raises ire

AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty 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...

Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift set for MTV VMAs

AP Photo/Chris Pizzello The M in MTV will stand for Miley on Sunday night. Miley Cyrus is set to host the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards – two years after she stole the show with a risque, but memorable performance with Robin Thicke, and a year after winning the top prize for...

`Awakenings’ author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

AP Photo/Lewis Whyld 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....

Poland’s mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers of Jews

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn’t even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that she refused to leave. She ended up being sent to the...

China’s leadership fans smoldering antipathy toward Japan

AP Photo/Ng Han Guan BEIJING (AP) — By administrative order, dramas about resisting the Japanese wartime enemy will fill Chinese TV channels this week as China celebrates – including with a massive military parade – the victory over Japan 70 years ago. Combined...

At a virtual reality expo, VR comes in many forms

AP Photo/John Locher LOS ANGELES (AP) — A few inches above the floor, a man is suspended from a swing-like apparatus pretending he’s flying over a mountain. Around the corner, a woman is defending herself against a horde of zombies with a make-believe gun. Several...

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