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Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor

Associated Press

Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.

Hay 850,000 floridanos sin cobertura de Medicaid

- Associated Press

En los días en que se siente bien, cuando sus codos y sus rodillas no se mantienen rígidos durante horas y los huesos de sus pies no irradian un dolor casi paralizante, Isabel Betancourt hace una pausa en el régimen de inyecciones y pastillas que impide que su sistema inmunológico destruya los cartílagos y los huesos en sus articulaciones.

New correction commissioner a frequent visitor to prisons

- Associated Press

Department of Correction Commissioner Scott Semple was on the move inside the Garner Correctional Institution on a recent Tuesday, ducking into every office and inspecting each inmate housing unit from end to end.

Tunnel vision: Engineering marvel faces high-speed traffic

- Associated Press

To begin with, the road was unlike anything most drivers had ever encountered in the United States: Four lanes of superhighway cutting from just west of Harrisburg to just east of Pittsburgh - straight, level and true. A road that for the first time in Pennsylvania history would bend the earth to its needs rather than the other way around, cutting travel time between the two cities by more than six hours.

Boulder and Longmont ramp up efforts to save pets

- Associated Press

One afternoon in early March, a van rolled into the parking lot of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, carrying five dogs that had spent the previous weeks unadopted in Adams County.

Harrowing exhibit about slavery in New Orleans

- Associated Press

The cool, soothing exhibit rooms at the Historic New Orleans Collection's Williams Research Center are a stark contrast to what's shown: every wall and exhibit case documents the horrors of slavery.