Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76; boxer wrongly imprisoned 19 years

Times wire services

Carter gained the support of Nelson Mandela and Bob Dylan, and his story was told in the 1999 Denzel Washington film 'The Hurricane.'

Drought -- and neighbors -- press Las Vegas to conserve water

Lake Mead, the reservoir that supplies 90% of Las Vegas' water, is ebbing as though a plug had been pulled from a bathtub drain.

Stowaway survives flight from San Jose to Maui in jet's wheel well

An FBI spokesman says the teen was unconscious in freezing conditions for most of the 5 1/2-hour flight from San Jose.

 Moving in with parents becomes more common for the middle-aged

The number of Californians 50 to 64 who live in their parents' homes has surged in recent years, reflecting the grim economic aftermath of the Great Recession.

Acceptance rates at elite U.S. colleges decline

Some universities are taking less than 10% of applicants. Experts cite a rise in applications from overseas and a trend of applying to more schools.

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