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‘Hazzard’ actor defends Confederate flag

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The Confederate flag is not a hateful symbol but instead a banner with positive historical context despite "the few thousand people that run around wearing sheets and committing atrocities," said Ben Jones, the "Dukes of Hazzard" actor and former Democratic congressman.

June 25, 2015 | | Nation


Boston Marathon bomber says he’s sorry for the first time

BOSTON (AP) - Moments before a judge sentenced him to death, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev broke more than two years of silence Wednesday and apologized to the victims and their loved ones for the first time. "I pray for your relief, for your healing," he said.

June 25, 2015 | | Nation


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


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Aid flows to Puerto Rico but many still lack water, food

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Thousands of Puerto Ricans were finally getting water and food rations Friday as an aid bottleneck began to ease, but ...

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


Trump seeks new health chief after Price resignation

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is seeking a new health secretary to take the place of Tom Price, ousted after an outcry over flying on ...

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


Attorney: ‘No doubt’ OJ goes to Florida after prison

LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J. Simpson will live in Florida after he is released on parole from a Nevada prison where he has been held ...

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


Police: Mom flew to Germany, left 4 kids home alone

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) - A suburban Des Moines mother has been jailed after she left her four children home alone while she traveled to Europe for ...

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


Air Force Academy leader delivers powerful speech on race

AIR FORCE ACADEMY (AP) - The leader of the Air Force Academy delivered a poignant and stern message on race relations in a speech to thousands ...

September 29, 2017 | | Nation


Firefighters hose down blaze ahead of wind gusts

CORONA (AP) - Southern California firefighters struggled Tuesday to protect hundreds of homes from a wildfire that surged through suburban canyons, trying to beat back the ...

September 27, 2017 | | Nation


Death of transgender teen in surrounded in mystery

HOUSTON, Mo. (AP) - Even as authorities in rural southern Missouri dismiss the possibility that a transgender teenager's death was a hate crime, questions remain ...

September 27, 2017 | | Nation


Construction starts on models of proposed Mexico border wall

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Federal contractors on Tuesday began building prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, hitting a milestone toward a ...

September 27, 2017 | | Nation


US, Mexico expand pact on managing Colorado River

DENVER (AP) - The United States and Mexico have agreed to renew and expand a far-reaching conservation agreement that governs how they manage the overused Colorado ...

September 27, 2017 | | Nation


Best Buy shares down as it offers muted profit goals

NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Best Buy fell Tuesday after the nation's largest consumer electronics chain outlined long-term profit goals that displeased investors.

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


Health benefit offers from small firmss keep vanishing

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Only half of America's smallest businesses now offer health coverage to their workers because many say steady cost hikes have ...

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


Toys R Us joins bankruptcy list

NEW YORK (AP) - In filing for bankruptcy, Toys R Us joins a list of dozens of store chains that have done so already this year ...

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


7.1 quake kills 139 as in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 139 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust ...

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


Haitians find ‘Mexican dream’ instead

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - Jose Luis Millan found a new crop of star employees at an upscale Tijuana car wash where customers cross the border from ...

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


Stanislav Petrov, averted nuclear war, dies at 77

MOSCOW (AP) - Stanislav Petrov, a former Soviet military officer known in the West as "the man who saved the world" for his role in averting ...

September 19, 2017 | | Nation


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