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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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New campaign manager for Iowa governor ‘sorry’ after arrest

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The campaign manager for Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds apologized Wednesday for behavior that prompted his arrest for public intoxication, saying he ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


Gunman kills 3, wounds 4th before being shot dead by police

MADISON, Maine (AP) - A gunman shot and killed his partner, their adult son and a neighbor and wounded a fourth person before being fatally shot ...

July 05, 2017 | | Nation


North Dakota tribes seek state help with addiction treatment

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota tribes are asking state officials for more help to address the opioid epidemic on their reservations.

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


Tick towns: Researchers target neighborhoods in Lyme effort

RED HOOK, N.Y. (AP) - Maybe it will take a village to fight Lyme disease. Or a bunch of them.

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


Trump’s 2nd chance to make 1st impression

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump will learn this week whether he gets a second chance to make a first impression as he returns to Europe ...

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


US celebrates July Fourth with parades, picnics, fireworks

NEW YORK (AP) - Americans are celebrating their country's 241st birthday with big-time fireworks, small-town parades and the quirky spectacle of competitive hot dog eating.

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


US says NKorea missile test was with ICBM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States asserted Tuesday that North Korea's latest missile launch was indeed an intercontinental ballistic missile, as the North had boasted ...

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


10 patients got life-ending drugs in Colorado under new law

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's law allowing terminally ill patients to seek life-ending drugs is quietly underway, with an estimated 10 prescriptions filled since voters approved ...

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


US schools rethink meal-debt policies that humiliate kids

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Teaching assistant Kelvin Holt watched as a preschool student fell to the back of a cafeteria line during breakfast in ...

July 04, 2017 | | Nation


1st Model 3 to be built Friday, sales start July 28

NEW YORK (AP) - The first Tesla Model 3 electric car for the masses should come off the assembly line on Friday with the first deliveries ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Prosecutors ask judge to gag Martin Shkreli

NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors want a judge to make "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli stop talking and filed a motion on Monday asking that he and ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


New Jersey looks to keep casinos open during state shutdown

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey officials are looking for ways to ensure that Atlantic City's casinos can remain open if the state ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


‘Milk’ not the only contested word in the food world

The Associated Press

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


Lawmaker drafting bill in attempt to end budget stalemate

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Legislators have begun drafting a bill to overhaul the state's largest health insurer to satisfy Republican Gov. Chris Christie in ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


DC appeals court orders EPA to move ahead with methane rule

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Monday that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped his authority in trying to delay ...

July 03, 2017 | | Nation


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