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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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Clinton struggles with traditional playbook

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - For months, Democrats argued that voters would get "serious" about the campaign once it reached the fall and would reject ...

September 20, 2016 | | Nation


Judge says inmate’s decades in solitary to end

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday ordered prison officials to end a convicted murderer's stay in solitary confinement after 36 years, saying ...

September 20, 2016 | | Nation


School cafeteria worker quits in ‘lunch shaming’

CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A school cafeteria worker has quit over what she considers a "lunch shaming" policy in a Pennsylvania school district.

September 20, 2016 | | Nation


Trump skips swing-state cities; opts for rural town

KENANSVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Donald Trump is spending a lot of time in this critical presidential swing state, but he campaigned Tuesday evening far from ...

September 20, 2016 | | Nation


Court papers: Suspect vowed ‘bombs will be heard’ in streets

NEW YORK (AP) - Ahmad Khan Rahami vowed to martyr himself rather than be caught after setting off explosives in New York and New Jersey, and ...

September 20, 2016 | | Nation


Federal court OKs Christian prayers at county board meetings

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Elected officials may open public meetings by praying according to their chosen religion as long as they don't pressure observers to ...

September 19, 2016 | | Nation


CLINTON: Trump gives ‘aid, comfort’ to ISIS recruiters

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) - Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of giving "aid and comfort" to Islamic terrorists Monday, declaring his anti-Muslim rhetoric helps groups such as ...

September 19, 2016 | | Nation


Anticipating debate, Trump says he thinks system rigged

NEW YORK (AP) - A week before the first presidential debate, Donald Trump is putting moderators on notice that he'll be watching to see if ...

September 19, 2016 | | Nation


Suspect is shot and captured in New York-area bombings

LINDEN, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey police officer responding to a call about a hoodied vagrant curled up asleep in a bar doorway roused ...

September 19, 2016 | | Nation


CEO preparing to apologize

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf plans to apologize to Congress and the American public on Tuesday after allegations that bank employees opened ...

September 19, 2016 | | Nation


Analysts: Clinton’s illness hurt peso

MEXICO CITY (AP - Economists have long said that when the United States catches a cold, Mexico gets pneumonia. But analysts said Monday that Hillary Clinton ...

September 19, 2016 | | Nation


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


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