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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

SUV crashes through home, kills 2

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Two young children were killed when an SUV crashed through a house in Reno, Nevada.

June 23, 2015 | | Nation

Feds paying for sewer analysis of pot usage in Washington

SEATTLE (AP) - The federal government is chipping in money for a three-year pilot study using sewage samples to determine levels of marijuana use in two Washington cities - research that could help answer some key questions about pot legalization, the University of Puget Sound announced Monday.

June 23, 2015 | | Nation

Republicans return donations from white supremacist leader

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidates, GOP lawmakers and the lone black Republican in the House are returning donations from the leader of a white supremacist group cited by Charleston church murder suspect Dylann Roof or giving the money to charity.

June 23, 2015 | | Nation

Obama says US racism ‘not cured,’ makes point with epithet

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the history of slavery and segregation is "still part of our DNA" in the United States, even if racial epithets no longer show up in polite conversation. He uttered the N-word in making his point.

June 23, 2015 | | Nation

Colorado teen death blamedon hidden form of plague

DENVER (AP) - When a Colorado teen came down with a high fever and muscle aches, his family thought he had the flu. But he was dead within days and the rare cause was only revealed later.

June 23, 2015 | | Nation

General Mills to drop artificial ingredients in cereal

NEW YORK (AP) - General Mills is dropping artificial colors and flavors from its cereals, the latest company to respond to a growing desire for food made with ingredients people see as natural.

June 23, 2015 | | Nation

Home sales are finally surging

WASHINGTON (AP) - Real estate has gotten hot again.

June 23, 2015 | | Nation

Crews slow spread of huge forest fire

BIG BEAR LAKE (AP) - Crews working amid sweltering conditions in rough terrain have slowed the spread of a huge forest fire that's churning through timber in a remote area of the San Bernardino Mountains.

June 22, 2015 | | Nation

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Brutal killing of girl detailed by authorities

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - On the day Victoria Martens was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family's apartment ...

August 25, 2016 | | Nation

Most teens vaping fruity flavors instead of nicotine

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials warn that electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices are poisoning kids with nicotine. But new research suggests that most teens ...

August 25, 2016 | | Nation

Clinton defends foundation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Clinton defended her family's charitable foundation on Wednesday against criticism from Donald Trump, saying it had provided more transparency than her ...

August 24, 2016 | | Nation

Trump, aiming to widen support, makes pitch to Florida Hispanics

TAMPA, Florida (AP) - Visiting a battleground state he can't afford to lose, Donald Trump promised Hispanics "a much better life" Wednesday in a Florida ...

August 24, 2016 | | Nation

Sen. Manchin mum on EpiPen hikes by daughter’s drug company

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin remained mum Wednesday as a pharmaceutical company run by his daughter faced mounting criticism for hiking ...

August 24, 2016 | | Nation

Colorado sheriff accused of sexually assaulting inmate he took to his home

DENVER (AP) - A sheriff in rural Colorado was arrested after being accused of taking a developmentally delayed inmate to his home, sexually assaulting her and ...

August 24, 2016 | | Nation

Family of gun instructor killed by girl with Uzi sues range

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) - The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor who was accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has sued the ...

August 24, 2016 | | Nation

Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with Hillary at State Department

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money - either personally ...

August 23, 2016 | | Nation

In latest hedge, Trump says immigration laws can be softened

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that he is open to "softening" laws dealing with immigrants in the country illegally, the latest sign that ...

August 23, 2016 | | Nation

Out-of-state license plates don’t justify search

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Law enforcement officials in Kansas cannot stop and search motorists just for having out-of-state license plates from states that have legalized marijuana ...

August 23, 2016 | | Nation

Posting may elevate severity of man’s charges in killing

PHOENIX (AP) - A Twitter posting by an Arizona man who was arrested on suspicion of killing his roommate during a struggle could elevate the severity ...

August 23, 2016 | | Nation

Feds want to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) - Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State's most ...

August 23, 2016 | | Nation


BOSTON (AP) - Cities are increasingly changing bike lanes to make them safer in light of fatal crashes involving cyclists and cars.

August 22, 2016 | | Nation


AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Republican Donald Trump promised Monday to be "fair, but firm" toward the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally ...

August 22, 2016 | | Nation

Mailer focuses on school’s drug bust

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - A suburban Philadelphia charter school has denied sending out promotional mailers referencing a 2015 drug arrest at a nearby public high school.

August 22, 2016 | | Nation

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