By Toyota, 1.9 million of its top-selling Prius hybrids because of a software glitch that could cause the car to stall. The Japanese automaker says no accidents related to the issue have been reported.
Maxine Kumin, 88, prolific poet who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for Up Country, about life on her New Hampshire farm. In 1981 she was named consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress, now called U.S. poet laureate.
By first-term Democratic governor Jay Inslee, capital punishment in Washington State, because of what he termed a lack of “equal justice” in sentencing. Washington has nine inmates on death row.
C. Ray Nagin, former two-term mayor of New Orleans, on corruption charges for accepting payoffs for city contracts. Nagin, who was mayor during and after Hurricane Katrina, could face up to 20 years in prison.
Ralph Kiner, 91, Hall of Fame outfielder, mostly with the Pittsburgh Pirates. After retiring at 32 he gained fame as the voice of the New York Mets, starting with their first season in 1962.
Robert A. Dahl, 98, political scientist and author. In four decades as a professor at Yale, he established himself as a leading authority on the theory and practice of democratic government.
This appears in the February 24, 2014 issue of TIME.
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