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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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Mailer focuses on school’s drug bust

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - A suburban Philadelphia charter school has denied sending out promotional mailers referencing a 2015 drug arrest at a nearby public high school.

August 22, 2016 | | Nation


Gator bit boy’s head during at Disney

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The father of a Nebraska toddler killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World last June reached into the animal's mouth ...

August 22, 2016 | | Nation


Suspect blames drugs for slaughter of 5

CITRONELLE, Ala. (AP) - A Mississippi man arrested after five people were found dead in a rural Alabama home blamed the gruesome rampage on drugs, telling ...

August 22, 2016 | | Nation


Ignore that post about banning driver cellphone use

DETROIT (AP) - Briefly Monday, it looked like the federal government was going to push all 50 states to ban the use of cellphones and other ...

August 22, 2016 | | Nation


Harambe lives: Killed zoo gorilla gets 2nd life online

CINCINNATI (AP) - With online declarations such as "Harambe Lives!" the Ohio zoo gorilla shot and killed after a 3-year-old boy got into his enclosure has ...

August 22, 2016 | | Nation


WWII vet, 93, completes run across America

ST. SIMON'S ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - After two years and 10 months, 93-year-old Ernie Andrus has made it across America.

August 21, 2016 | | Nation


Gay police chief makes sheriff’s run

LATTA, S.C. (AP) - A small town police chief in staunchly conservative South Carolina is trying to make history by becoming the first female sheriff ...

August 21, 2016 | | Nation


Is Trump getting back on track?

WASHINGTON (AP) - After a tumultuous stretch of gaffes and falling poll numbers for Donald Trump, top GOP campaign and party officials insisted Sunday that their ...

August 21, 2016 | | Nation


Bill taking aim at ticket scalpers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for a federal crackdown on ticket scalpers using computer programs to jack up the prices of ...

August 14, 2016 | | Nation


Friends calling imam slaying hate crime; cops say no motive

NEW YORK (AP) - The daylight slaying of a mosque leader and his associate set off fear and anguish Sunday among Bangladeshi Muslims in a New ...

August 14, 2016 | | Nation


Trump goes on tear against media, not Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump's campaign on Sunday went on a new tear against the media, blaming the "disgusting" press for a week of distractions ...

August 14, 2016 | | Nation


New Clinton effort tries to tap power of ‘Dreamers’

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Clinton's campaign is launching a new effort to tap into the political power of young, undocumented immigrants, hoping to capitalize on ...

August 14, 2016 | | Nation


Lopsided Senate race

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With less than three months until Election Day, Loretta Sanchez is running out of time to narrow the gap with front-runner Kamala ...

August 14, 2016 | | Nation


Tainted candy at party likely edible marijuana

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A special unit of the San Francisco Police Department is investigating how 19 people including a 6-year-old child could have eaten gummy ...

August 09, 2016 | | Nation


Obama will speak at Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to Lake Tahoe on Aug. 31 to speak about his commitment to ...

August 09, 2016 | | Nation


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