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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

SUV crashes through home, kills 2

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Two young children were killed when an SUV crashed through a house in Reno, Nevada.

June 23, 2015 | | Nation

Feds paying for sewer analysis of pot usage in Washington

SEATTLE (AP) - The federal government is chipping in money for a three-year pilot study using sewage samples to determine levels of marijuana use in two Washington cities - research that could help answer some key questions about pot legalization, the University of Puget Sound announced Monday.

June 23, 2015 | | Nation

Republicans return donations from white supremacist leader

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidates, GOP lawmakers and the lone black Republican in the House are returning donations from the leader of a white supremacist group cited by Charleston church murder suspect Dylann Roof or giving the money to charity.

June 23, 2015 | | Nation

Obama says US racism ‘not cured,’ makes point with epithet

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the history of slavery and segregation is "still part of our DNA" in the United States, even if racial epithets no longer show up in polite conversation. He uttered the N-word in making his point.

June 23, 2015 | | Nation

Colorado teen death blamedon hidden form of plague

DENVER (AP) - When a Colorado teen came down with a high fever and muscle aches, his family thought he had the flu. But he was dead within days and the rare cause was only revealed later.

June 23, 2015 | | Nation

General Mills to drop artificial ingredients in cereal

NEW YORK (AP) - General Mills is dropping artificial colors and flavors from its cereals, the latest company to respond to a growing desire for food made with ingredients people see as natural.

June 23, 2015 | | Nation

Home sales are finally surging

WASHINGTON (AP) - Real estate has gotten hot again.

June 23, 2015 | | Nation

Crews slow spread of huge forest fire

BIG BEAR LAKE (AP) - Crews working amid sweltering conditions in rough terrain have slowed the spread of a huge forest fire that's churning through timber in a remote area of the San Bernardino Mountains.

June 22, 2015 | | Nation

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Debate reaches 84 million viewers, toppling record

NEW YORK (AP) - The showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the most-watched presidential debate ever, with 84 million viewers.

September 27, 2016 | | Nation

A Miss Universe insulted by Trump steps up for Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) - Alicia Machado says that when she gained weight after being crowned Miss Universe for 1996, Donald Trump labeled her with a sexist nickname ...

September 27, 2016 | | Nation

Baby born with DNA from 3 people from new technique

NEW YORK (AP) - Scientists say the first baby has been born from a controversial new technique that combines DNA from three people - the mother, the ...

September 27, 2016 | | Nation

Elon Musk envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying to Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - On a personal quest to settle Mars, SpaceX founder Elon Musk envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying en masse to the ...

September 27, 2016 | | Nation

Wells Fargo claws back part of CEO salary

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wells Fargo says CEO John Stumpf and the executive who ran the bank's retail banking division will forfeit tens of millions ...

September 27, 2016 | | Nation

Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo

SUNNYVALE (AP) - As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo's massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking ...

September 27, 2016 | | Nation

Disabled man gets license, shows driverless tech’s potential

RENO (AP) - Former Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt has done a lot in the 16 years since an accident left him paralyzed from the ...

September 27, 2016 | | Nation

Unhappy Target customers send strong message on CVS pill bottles

NEW YORK (AP) - Longtime customers of Target's pharmacies are finding a change in pill bottle design hard to swallow.

September 27, 2016 | | Nation

Fierce battle over taxes, race, terror

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business ...

September 26, 2016 | | Nation

Rescued boater spent week adrift on a raft

BOSTON (AP) - A Vermont man whose boat sank spent seven days adrift on an inflatable life raft before he was rescued off the coast of ...

September 26, 2016 | | Nation

Houston gunman had 2 weapons, 2,500 rounds

HOUSTON (AP) - A disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when ...

September 26, 2016 | | Nation

‘Pokemon Go’ fervor cools, but the game isn’t dead yet

NEW YORK (AP) - Does "Pokemon Go" have a second act?

September 26, 2016 | | Nation

Arkansas lawmaker arrested after filming traffic stop

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas legislator who co-sponsored a law aimed in part at preventing authorities from prohibiting the filming of an arrest was ...

September 26, 2016 | | Nation

Will boom in loans at retailers turn to bust?

NEW YORK (AP) - They sell diamond rings in malls and used cars at dealerships, make wrench sets for mechanics and giant combines for farmers.

September 26, 2016 | | Nation


WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump once claimed to be publicity shy.

September 25, 2016 | | Nation

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