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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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Verizon is pulled back into unlimited wireless data game

NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon, in a major reversal, has joined other carriers in offering an unlimited data plan.

February 14, 2017 | | Nation


Sears, Kmart remove some Trump products from online

NEW YORK (AP) - Sears and Kmart have evicted "a very small number" of Trump-branded items from their online stores, but won't specify how many ...

February 14, 2017 | | Nation


Trump, Trudeau to discuss women in workforce

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will participate in a roundtable discussion about women in the workforce today, showing the ...

February 13, 2017 | | Nation


Shopping getting more political

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Stormy Patterson makes a distinction between opinion and action as she surveys each new call to boycott Company A or support Brand ...

February 12, 2017 | | Nation


Abandoned homes in Kansas City to go on sale for $999

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A program in Kansas City, Missouri, that sold off dozens of eyesore houses for just a dollar last year hopes buyers ...

February 12, 2017 | | Nation


ACLU seeing surge in members & donations

NEW YORK (AP) - The nearly century-old American Civil Liberties Union says it is suddenly awash in donations and new members as it does battle with ...

February 12, 2017 | | Nation


Supreme Court nominee has defended free speech, religion

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has been a defender of free speech and a skeptic of libel claims, an Associated Press ...

February 12, 2017 | | Nation


Immigrants wait in fear after raids

CHICAGO (AP) - Pastor Fred Morris looked out over his congregation Sunday as news ricocheted around the world that American authorities were rounding up immigrants in ...

February 12, 2017 | | Nation


White House declines to publicly defend embattled Flynn

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A top White House aide sidestepped repeated chances Sunday to publicly defend embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn following reports that ...

February 12, 2017 | | Nation


GM posted $9.4B net profit in 2016, encore may be tough

DETROIT (AP) - At an investors' conference during Detroit's auto show in January, confident General Motors executives told investors to expect improved pretax profits for ...

February 07, 2017 | | Nation


Aluminum-sided Expedition SUV being rolled out by Ford

DETROIT (AP) - Ford Motor Co.'s biggest SUV is dropping some weight.

February 07, 2017 | | Nation


Miss France crowned Miss Universe 2017 in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A 23-year-old dental student from France won the Miss Universe crown Monday in the annual pageant held this year in the Philippines.

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Immigration order ‘small price’ for safety

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House on Sunday tried to tamp down concerns about President Donald Trump's sweeping immigration order in the face of widespread ...

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Students stranded abroad, colleges condemn travel ban

BOSTON (AP) - Dozens of U.S. colleges are opposing President Donald Trump's sweeping travel ban that has left some students and professors stranded abroad.

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Uber CEO challenged for Trump connection after immigrant ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - Uber found itself in hot water on two fronts related to President Donald Trump's temporary ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries ...

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


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