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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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Minnesota mosque explosion ‘deeper and scarier’ than threats

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in suburban Minneapolis, like other U.S. mosques, occasionally receives threatening calls and emails. But leaders say they ...

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Welcome boost from China to global pressure on North Korea missiles

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A global pressure campaign on North Korea propelled by sharp new U.N. sanctions received a welcome boost Sunday from China, the ...

August 06, 2017 | | Nation


Fresno State professor won’t teach after anti-Trump tweet

FRESNO (AP) - Fresno State University in California says an American history professor who tweeted that President Donald Trump "must hang" will not be returning to ...

August 05, 2017 | | Nation


Idea of Democrats funding anti-abortion candidates draws ire

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - The proposal seemed modest in today's polarized political climate: The head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee suggested his group ...

August 05, 2017 | | Nation


Day care workers indicted in toddlers’ hot-car death, injury

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - A mother and daughter who are day care workers have been indicted on felony charges stemming from the death of a ...

August 05, 2017 | | Nation


Cell service could be spotty for some rural eclipse-watchers

ST. LOUIS (AP) - If you plan to livestream next month's solar eclipse from one of the prime viewing spots, here's a thought: Keep ...

July 30, 2017 | | Nation


115-year-old tortoise returned to its owners

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A 115-year-old desert tortoise that disappeared from its garden at a New Mexico senior living community was returned.

July 30, 2017 | | Nation


US bombers fly over South Korea following North’s 2nd ICBM test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The United States flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Sunday in a show of force against North Korea ...

July 30, 2017 | | Nation


White House to Senate: Pass health bill now or else

PHOENIX (AP) - A proposed law that would require carmakers to build alarms for back seats is being pushed by child advocates who say it will ...

July 30, 2017 | | Nation


Child advocates urge back-seat alarms as 2 die in Arizona heat

PHOENIX (AP) - A proposed law that would require carmakers to build alarms for back seats is being pushed by child advocates who say it will ...

July 30, 2017 | | Nation


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