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Ms. Lopez spent years working on The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, a project at the university to collect, edit and publish Franklin’s writings. She specialized in the American Founding Father’s private life, and wrote a handful of books about him.

Former Yale colleague Jonathan Dull ranks Ms. Lopez as one of the 20th century’s great Franklin scholars.

She also helped found a Philadelphia-based network of people interested in Franklin’s life.

MAINE

Snowstorm parking possible motive in fatal shootings

PORTLAND — Police say a 74-year-old Maine man faces charges in the shooting deaths of two tenants inside an apartment he rented at his home over a possible dispute about where they were parking their cars during a snowstorm.

Maine State Police say James Pak was arrested at about 10 p.m. Saturday following a standoff at his home in Biddeford. He is charged with killing 19-year-old Derrick Thompson and Mr. Thompson’s girlfriend, 18-year-old Alivia Welch.

Officials say police were called Saturday evening regarding a dispute over cars being parked in Mr. Pak’s driveway during the snowstorm. Minutes after police left, they received a call reporting the shootings.

Mr. Thompson’s mother, 44-year-old Susan Johnson, was being treated for a gunshot wound at Maine Medical Center in Portland. Ms. Johnson’s 6-year-old son was not hurt.

FLORIDA

Vultures pick at visitors’ vehicles in Everglades

HOMESTEAD — Visitors to parts of Everglades National Park are getting tarps and bungee cords to make their vehicles less delectable to vultures.

Migrating vultures have developed a habit of ripping off windshield wipers, sunroof seals, and other rubber and vinyl vehicle parts. Visitors to the park’s Homestead and Flamingo entrances are loaned “anti-vulture kits” to protect their vehicles.

Park wildlife biologist Skip Snow tells The Miami Herald that the vultures are migrating as normal. It’s just not clear why the birds are picking at parked cars and trucks. Park employees have tried to scare away the vultures, but nothing has worked.

Park Superintendent Dan B. Kimball says complaints about the vultures have declined since employees began distributing the tarps and bungee cords last year.

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