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FILE - In this June 18, 1998 file photo, attorney Ralph Lancaster poses at his law office in Portland, Maine. Lancaster, appointed special master to the Supreme Court four times, died at age 88 on Jan. 22, 2019. (John Patriquin/Portland Press Herald via AP, File)

Special master to Supreme Court among Maine's notable deaths

Dec. 31, 2019 12:21 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A bow tie-wearing attorney who served as special master to the U.S. Supreme Court, the inventor of a low-cost microprocessor, a philanthropist who was the wife of artist Jamie Wyeth, and former president of Guy Gannett Publishing Co. are among notable people with connections to...

Young dancers perform on stage during a rehearsal of Vladimir Issaev's rendition of The Nutcracker ballet on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. More than 20 dancers of Venezuelan origin were playing various roles on a recent performance of the holiday favorite “The Nutcracker.” Some of these dancers are here seeking asylum after fleeing their crisis-torn nation, which is plagued by shortages of food and medicine.  (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Miami ballet school a haven for Venezuelan dancing diaspora

Dec. 25, 2019 10:45 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Lusian Hernandez’s eyes watered when she recalled receiving a free pair of pointe shoes after arriving in Miami on a dance scholarship as her native Venezuela descended into an economic crisis. On a recent night, Hernandez appeared on a South Florida stage in a burgundy gown for the...

In this Dec. 17, 2019 photo, Venezuelan Opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela Juan Guaido speaks during an extraordinary session at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. Cracks have appeared in Guaido's base of support in the National Assembly, the only major institution controlled by the opposition. His reelection as congressional president is no longer assured and legislators' official terms expire in a few months. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Buzz over Venezuela's Guaido fades as Maduro holds firm

Dec. 23, 2019 12:02 AM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Tour operator Alejandro Palacios joined hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans protesting in the streets early this year, wanting to believe that things would finally change in the country as upstart opposition leader Juan Guaidó rallied international support and promised a...

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2019 file photo, opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim President Juan Guaido speaks during a citizen assembly at a square in the neighborhood of El Paradiso in Caracas, Venezuela. On Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, the opposition-controlled National Assembly at the last minute scratched a schedule debate on a $350 million credit from a regional development bank to address an electricity emergency that has left much of western Venezuela in the dark from blackouts for months. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)

Maduro’s foes balk at UN-backed deal to address power crisis

Dec. 4, 2019 10:54 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A proposal to address Venezuela’s electricity crisis with the help of the United Nations is proving a political hot potato for Nicolás Maduro’s opponents. On Tuesday, the opposition-controlled National Assembly at the last minute scratched a schedule debate on a $350 million...