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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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Senate panel to vote on Trump’s health secretary pick

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans have scheduled a Tuesday vote by the Senate Finance Committee on President Donald Trump's nominee for health secretary.

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Netanyahu says US embassy should be in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the American embassy in Israel should be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, injecting himself ...

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Starbucks to hire 10,000 refugees over 5 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - Starbucks says it will hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years, a response to President Donald Trump's indefinite suspension of ...

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Governor to get further prostate cancer reatment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown will undergo further radiation treatment for prostate cancer first treated in 2012, his office announced Saturday.

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Brown: Driver’s license penalty harms the poor

SARAMENTO (AP) - When Aaron Cutchon was laid off from his job at an auto body shop, he could no longer afford to pay for two ...

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Koch political network to spend $300M to $400M over two years

INDIAN WELLS (AP) - The conservative Koch network plans to spend between $300 million and $400 million to influence politics and public policy over the next ...

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Deal reached to close down Santa Monica’s airport

SANTA MONICA (AP) - A Southern California city and the federal government on Saturday said they reached a deal to close Santa Monica's airport, ending ...

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


$7 billion legal pot economy?

SACRAMENTO AP) - The future of California's legal marijuana industry is being shaped in a warren of cubicles tucked inside a retired basketball arena, where ...

January 29, 2017 | | Nation


Pioneering TV actress Mary Tyler Moore dies

NEW YORK (AP) - Mary Tyler Moore, the star of TV's beloved "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" whose comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of ...

January 25, 2017 | | Nation


Attorney: Florida never helped girl who livestreamed suicide

PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) - A 14-year-old girl who broadcast her suicide on Facebook never got the help she needed from Florida's foster care system, an ...

January 25, 2017 | | Nation


Idaho man admits to federal hate crime in gay man killing

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho man has agreed to plead guilty to a federal hate crime in the death of a gay man in exchange ...

January 25, 2017 | | Nation


NASA displays Apollo capsule hatch 50 years after fire that killed 3

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A relic from America's first space tragedy is finally going on display this week, 50 years after a fire on ...

January 25, 2017 | | Nation


Trump moves to ‘build that wall’

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump moved aggressively to tighten the nation's immigration controls Wednesday, signing executive actions to jumpstart construction of his promised U ...

January 25, 2017 | | Nation


Mexico’s president may scrap United States trip

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's president is "considering" canceling next week's visit to Washington following President Donald Trump's order to begin construction of ...

January 25, 2017 | | Nation


Congressional Republicans sketch ambitious agenda

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Congressional Republicans laid plans Wednesday to act on a health care repeal bill by the end of March and rewrite the tax code ...

January 25, 2017 | | Nation


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