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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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Flying drones out of direct sight

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - As thousands of commercial drones take to the skies under new Federal Aviation Administration rules, some small operators are pursuing a ...

September 18, 2016 | | Nation

VFW, troop support, shelter benefactors of 2016 event

The Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis has selected their three main organizations that will receive funds from the 2016 Pumpkin Fair proceeds - Veteran of Foreign Wars Jimmie ...

September 16, 2016 | | Nation

Officer killed man less than second after giving command

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California police officer gave a man less than a second to raise his hands before opening fire and killing him ...

September 16, 2016 | | Nation

2 Oakland officers formally charged in police sex scandal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two former Northern California officers were formally charged Friday with misdemeanors for their alleged involvement in a wide-ranging police sex scandal involving ...

September 16, 2016 | | Nation

Driver struck and killed by metal nut

MENLO PARK . (AP) - An elderly driver was struck in the neck and killed by a large metal nut as he drove on a busy Northern ...

September 16, 2016 | | Nation

Cal-Berkeley suspends course amid Jewish groups’ complaints

BERKELEY . (AP) - The University of California at Berkeley has suspended a course amid accusations it shared anti-Semitic viewpoints and was designed to indoctrinate students against ...

September 16, 2016 | | Nation

Diverse America divided on flag, anthem, other symbols

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The oldest Latino civil rights group in the United States opens every meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, a tradition resulting from ...

September 16, 2016 | | Nation

A shrinking Army aims to keep citizen-soldiers combat ready

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) - Before citizen-soldiers of the 48th Infantry Brigade deployed to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Georgia National Guard troops spent months ...

September 16, 2016 | | Nation

Reversing course, Trump admits Obama was born in the USA

WASHINGTON (AP) - After five years as the chief promoter of a lie about Barack Obama's birthplace, Donald Trump abruptly reversed course Friday and acknowledged ...

September 16, 2016 | | Nation

Daredevil successfully powers rocket over Snake River Canyon

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Professional stuntman Eddie Braun successfully jumped over the Snake River Canyon Friday afternoon in an ode to his boyhood idol, Evel ...

September 16, 2016 | | Nation

13-year-old with BB gun killed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A black boy. A white Ohio police officer. A pellet gun that looked like a real weapon. And a deadly shooting.

September 15, 2016 | | Nation

Senate candidate assembles gun blindfolded in TV ad

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Democratic U.S. Senate candidate in Missouri assembles an AR-15 assault rifle - blindfolded - then dares the incumbent Republican to do the ...

September 15, 2016 | | Nation

Reflective Clinton returns to campaign trail after pneumonia

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Back on the campaign trail, a reflective Hillary Clinton said Thursday her three-day, doctor-mandated break gave her new perspective on why ...

September 15, 2016 | | Nation

Spokesman: Trump now believes President Obama was born in US

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump's campaign spokesman says the Republican presidential candidate now believes President Barack Obama was born in the United States, despite the ...

September 15, 2016 | | Nation

Prosecutor explains suspended sentence for Iowa child sex assault

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) - A prosecutor in the case of an Iowa teen who was given a suspended 10-year prison sentence for molesting a 1-year-old girl ...

September 15, 2016 | | Nation

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