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Neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks

Neurologist and Writer Oliver Sacks Dies at 82

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

Here’s Your Guide to the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

The 2015 Video Music Awards will air on MTV this Sunday evening. Here's a rundown of what you need to know, from slated performers and key categories to nomination controversies and the most important moments to watch out for

The Hamptons Lure Uber Top Drivers Amid NYC Slow Summer Weekends

Uber Hires Hackers to Secure Its Vehicles

Two security engineers known for remotely taking over a Jeep will work in Uber's Pittsburgh offices, home to the company's self-driving car and robotics research lab, working toward "building out a world-class safety and security program at Uber"

APTOPIX France Train Attack

Europe Will Increase Security Checks on Trains

France's interior minister says European countries will increase ID checks and baggage checks on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a train from Amsterdam to Paris. The minister said checks would be carried out "everywhere it is necessary"

New Orleans Marks 10th Anniversary Of Hurricane Katrina

Survivors Remember Katrina

With prayer and the somber ringing of church bells, residents in Mississippi and Louisiana gathered Saturday to mark the 10th anniversary of the day that Hurricane Katrina slammed into their states — causing deadly and costly havoc

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'Django Unchained' Actress Sentenced to Community Service

Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend have been ordered to perform community service after a judge refused to buy her apologies to L.A. police she'd accused of racial profiling. The couple had pleaded no contest to disturbing the peace

Dominica goverment orders suspencion of activities due to tropical Storm Erika

Tropical Storm Erika Weakens

Tropical Storm Erika dissipated, even as its remnants began drenching parts of eastern Cuba. But it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving nearly 50 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said