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PBS determines ‘Finding Your Roots’ Affleck episode violated standards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - PBS put its "Finding Your Roots" series on hold Wednesday after determining an episode that omitted references to Ben Affleck's ancestor as a slave owner violated its standards.

June 25, 2015 | | Nation


2nd prison employee arrested after inmates’ brazen escape

BELLMONT, N.Y. (AP) - A maximum-security prison guard believed to have delivered tools inside frozen meat to two inmates before they escaped was arrested on Wednesday, authorities said.

June 25, 2015 | | Nation


Records: Driver in crash where 2 kids died had six suspensions

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A 66-year-old Reno man who police say was driving an SUV that plowed through a house where two children died has had his driver's license suspended six times since 2002, but none of the suspensions stemmed from criminal convictions, state records obtained Wednesday show.

June 25, 2015 | | Nation


3 indicted in college student’s death in jail

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Mathew Ajibade was arrested on a domestic violence charge in January and was later found dead, strapped to a chair in a Georgia jail. A grand jury indicted two former jail employees and a health care worker in the college student's death Wednesday.

June 25, 2015 | | Nation


Shark bites 8-year-old boy in NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - An 8-year-old boy suffered minor injuries after being bitten by a shark Wednesday while swimming in knee-deep water in Surf City, N.C.

June 25, 2015 | | Nation


SC honors victims, Alabama lowers its flags

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - State senator and pastor Clementa Pinckney was carried Wednesday into the Statehouse where he served the people for nearly 20 years, becoming the first African-American since Reconstruction to rest in honor in the South Carolina Rotunda. Hours later, his congregation returned to the scene of a massacre, keeping up his work of saving souls.

June 25, 2015 | | Nation


Facebook now worth more than Wal-Mart based on stock market

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook is now bigger than Wal-Mart, at least when it comes to its value on the stock market.

June 24, 2015 | | Nation


Google protects Gmail users from sending mistakes

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is making it easier to steer clear of the trouble that can be caused by a misdirected or inappropriate email.

June 24, 2015 | | Nation


Confederate flag sales surge

ATLANTA (AP) - Even as national retailers pull Confederate flags from shelves and websites after the shooting deaths of nine black church members in South Carolina, manufacturers that produce the divisive symbol say that sales are now surging.

June 24, 2015 | | Nation


Squaw Island name deemed racist

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Squaw Island will be called Unity Island following a unanimous vote by Buffalo city lawmakers Tuesday in response to complaints that the 336-year-old name of the Niagara River parkland is racist and sexist.

June 24, 2015 | | Nation


‘Eight is Enough’ star Van Patten

SANTA MONICA (AP) - Dick Van Patten, the genial, round-faced comic actor who premiered on Broadway as a child, starred on television in its infancy and then, in middle age, found lasting fame as the patriarch on TV's "Eight is Enough," has died.

June 24, 2015 | | Nation


Creator of pink plastic lawn flamingo dies

BOSTON (AP) - Don Featherstone was a classically trained painter, a talented sculptor and artist who became famous for creating the pink plastic lawn flamingo - the ultimate piece of American suburban kitsch.

June 24, 2015 | | Nation


Husband denied knowing of dead babies in garage

PROVO, Utah (AP) - Investigators had a hard time believing a Utah man didn't know his wife killed six of their babies and stored them in their garage, but they didn't have any evidence to pursue charges and eventually concluded he may have been so high on drugs he didn't realize what was happening, according to public records obtained by The Associated Press.

June 24, 2015 | | Nation


NYC to pay $6.25 million to man cleared in 1989 killing

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City has agreed to pay $6.25 million to a man who spent nearly 25 years in prison before being exonerated in a killing that happened while he was more than 1,000 miles away vacationing at Disney World, the city comptroller said Tuesday.

June 24, 2015 | | Nation


South revisits its many Confederate images

ATLANTA (AP) - Calls to remove Confederate imagery from public places multiplied rapidly across the South and beyond Tuesday, with opponents eyeing state flags, license plates and statues of Civil War politicians and generals.

June 24, 2015 | | Nation


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Ohio girl found dead at restaurant

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) - The parents of a 5-year-old girl reported missing in Ohio were jailed Wednesday on bonds of $5 million after her body was ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Trump’s pick for State takes tough line on Moscow

WASHINGTON (AP) - Barraged by questions about Russia, Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state promised a far more muscular approach toward the Kremlin on ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Repo agent gets prison for chase, deadly crash

PROVO, Utah (AP) - A Utah repossession agent accused of chasing a woman whose car he was trying to take back and forcing her off the ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


No wiggle room: Many firms don’t keep enough cash

NEW YORK (AP) - When Rafael Romis started his website design company five years ago, he kept enough cash on hand to last about two weeks ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


BC approves oil pipeline from Alberta

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) - Canada's Pacific Coast province of British Columbia on Wednesday approved the expansion of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline from ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Facebook taking on a bigger role in journalism

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook is launching a journalism project aimed at strengthening its ties with media organizations to help them expand their audiences, come up ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Yahoo to change name if Verizon deal gets done

SUNNYVALE (AP) - Yahoo will adopt a new corporate identity and slash the size of its board if the proposed $4.8 billion sale of its ...

January 09, 2017 | | Nation


Dairy Queen closes Illinois store after owner uses slur

ZION, Ill. (AP) - Dairy Queen has closed one of its stores in Illinois and terminated its relationship with the franchise owner after police say he ...

January 09, 2017 | | Nation


Apple proved a phone can change world in 10 years

CUPERTINO (AP) - Few people realized it at the time, but the world shifted fundamentally a decade ago when Steve Jobs pulled the first iPhone from ...

January 09, 2017 | | Nation


Cost of raising a child is more than $233,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - Expecting a baby? Congratulations! Better put plenty of money in your savings account.

January 09, 2017 | | Nation


High Court won’t hear appeal over Backpage.com escort ads

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court said Monday it won't hear an appeal from three sex trafficking victims who accuse advertising website Backpage.com of ...

January 09, 2017 | | Nation


Demand for LL Bean boot keeps marching on

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - The holiday season is over but demand for L.L. Bean's famous boot marches on.

January 09, 2017 | | Nation


Hundreds of Nevada homes evacuated as flooding hits

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Hundreds of homes were evacuated in northern Nevada as part of a massive winter storm that could be the biggest to slam ...

January 09, 2017 | | Nation


Trump celeb crew awaits his turn in spotlight, & their own

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fabio, the golden-haired model who graced the cover of hundreds of romance novels, was wrapping up Thanksgiving dinner at Donald Trump's South ...

January 09, 2017 | | Nation


Travelers lose 25,000 items

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Dan and Janice Kovacs and their two children were passing through airport security when the gunfire erupted. They were shoeless - with ...

January 08, 2017 | | Nation


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