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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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Legislator barred from bringing oxygen tank to House chamber

UNITY, N.H. (AP) - An 80-year-old New Hampshire legislator with a lung problem has been told not to bring his portable oxygen concentrator with him ...

April 11, 2016 | | Nation


Rescuers try to find skiers stuck on glacier for days

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Searchers on Monday hoped to find two skiers who have been stuck on an Alaska glacier for three days and were forced ...

April 11, 2016 | | Nation


Brown: Measure addresses old mistake

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that the initiative he is promoting for the November ballot would help fix a mistake he made ...

April 11, 2016 | | Nation


Fireworks accident at temple in India kills 100 plus

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India (AP) - The Hindu temple in southern India was packed with thousands for a religious festival early Sunday when the fireworks began - an unauthorized ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


Want to graduate college debt free? Teach in a rural area

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The teacher shortage in poor, rural districts in South Carolina is so bad, the state is considering offering would-be instructors a ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


Transit systems eye Uber, Lyft for disabled savings

BOSTON (AP) - Several U.S. transit systems looking to defray costs of providing services for the disabled are weighing partnerships with Uber and Lyft, unsettling ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


3 rescued from deserted island after writing ‘help’ on beach

HONOLULU (AP) - Three men who had been missing for three days were rescued from a deserted Pacific island after a U.S. Navy plane spotted ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


Rep. Honda creates legal expense fund

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Honda has quietly set up a fund dedicated to collecting money to pay bills related to ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


Top cartel leader appeared to find temporary haven in Texas

DALLAS (AP) - A man who was slain at an upscale suburban Dallas shopping center is identified in federal court documents as the acting leader of ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


SpaceX delivers world’s 1st inflatable room for astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX has made good on a high-priority delivery: the world's first inflatable room for astronauts.

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


Minnesota Burger King workers smash windows after prank call

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) - A prank caller tricked workers at a Minnesota Burger King into smashing the windows of the restaurant to keep it from ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


Ousted execs defend work at Wounded Warrior Project

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Two men ousted from top executive positions at Wounded Warrior Project say their leadership upheld the intent of donors who contributed millions ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


The hunt is on for delegates

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democratic and Republican presidential candidates are coming to terms with the cold mathematical reality of chasing delegates ahead of their nominating conventions ...

April 10, 2016 | | Nation


Ruling bolsters Latino political influence

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court unanimously endorsed election maps that bolster the growing political influence of America's Latinos on Monday, ruling that states can ...

April 04, 2016 | | Nation


Candy theft could mean king- size sentence: 20 years to life

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana man accused of stuffing $31 worth of candy bars into his pockets faces a possible sentence of 20 years to ...

April 04, 2016 | | Nation


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