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  • Jett kicked off float

    November 15, 2013 7:50 PM

    SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA- Rocker Joan Jett was removed from the South Dakota tourism float in the Macy's Thanksgiving parade over her views on animal rights and being a vegetarian. Ranchers from that state complained she wouldn't be a good representative. Macy's says Jett and her Blackhearts band... more »
  • Michael Jackson statue removed from Fulham

    September 25, 2013 9:07 AM

    LONDON- The statue of Michael Jackson outside Premier League club Fulham has been hauled down. On the orders of new owner Shad Khan, the tribute to the late "King of Pop" was removed Wednesday from outside Craven Cottage in west London. The statue is being returned to Mohammed Al Fayed,... more »
  • Hundreds to be stricken from La. sex registry

    June 12, 2013 4:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Hundreds of people who were convicted of soliciting oral or anal sex for money under Louisiana's "crime against nature by solicitation" law will have their names removed from the state's sex offender registry following the settlement of a class-action lawsuit. U.S District Judge Martin Feldman on Tuesday... more »
  • Romo to miss workouts after cyst removal on back

    May 21, 2013 10:36 AM

    IRVING, Texas - Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will miss at least three weeks of offseason workouts after a procedure to remove a cyst from his back. The team's website reported Tuesday that Romo underwent the procedure last month and could return for the mandatory minicamp that starts June 11. He... more »
  • State removes names of inactive voters

    January 24, 2013 7:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State elections officials removed about 52,000 inactive voters from Louisiana's voter rolls after November's presidential election. State Elections Commissioner Angie Rogers says election laws require the purge of voter registration rolls once every two years or so, to remove the names of people who have not voted... more »
  • Lawmakers back Jindal health outsourcing contract Play Video

    November 9, 2012 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - After a shake-up on the House budget committee, Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has gotten approval from lawmakers to outsource a state employee health insurance plan. The Senate Finance Committee backed the contract between the Office of Group Benefits and Blue Cross/Blue Shield in a 10-3 vote Friday,... more »
  • Jindal critics ousted from House budget committee

    November 2, 2012 1:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Republican lawmakers have been kicked off the House budget committee after repeated clashes with Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration over its budget decisions. Jefferson Parish Rep. Cameron Henry, the vice-chairman of the panel, and Assumption Parish Rep. Joe Harrison say they were told Friday of their ouster... more »
  • Suit: Names must be removed from sex registry

    June 27, 2012 2:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A class-action lawsuit seeks to have nearly 500 people convicted of soliciting oral or anal sex for money under Louisiana's "crime against nature by solicitation" law removed from the state's sex offender registry. A federal judge in New Orleans ruled in April that the names of nine... more »
  • Goats removed from Conn. high school roof overhang

    June 6, 2012 4:15 PM

    SIMSBURY, Conn. - Firefighters were called to a Connecticut high school for a goat removal. Authorities say firefighters rescued four goats from an overhang above the entrance to Simsbury High School on Wednesday morning. They say the goats may have been placed there as a senior prank. Principal Neil Sullivan... more »
  • Lesbian den mother removed from Scouts

    May 1, 2012 10:27 AM

    BRIDGEPORT - A board member for a regional Boy Scouts group has resigned over the removal of a lesbian den mother in eastern Ohio, calling the group's ban on gays discriminatory. Parents in Bridgeport have rallied behind Jennifer Tyrrell saying she was a great leader and they want her back.... more »
  • Ex Sheriff's Name Removed from Jail

    April 10, 2012 7:36 PM

    The former Sheriff of Arapahoe County, Colorado is will no longer stay in the jail named after him. The sign signifying the Patrick J. Sullivan Detention Center was taken down after county commissioners voted to remove it since Sullivan is being held there on drug charges. He was known for... more »
  • Jindal budget critic removed from her job

    March 7, 2012 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- Gov. Bobby Jindal has fired the head of his Office of Elderly Affairs, a day after she staunchly criticized his budget plans for the agency. The governor's spokesman, Frank Collins, confirmed that Martha Manuel, executive director of the office for a year, was removed from the position.... more »
  • Ohio authorities send 200-pound third-grader to foster care

    November 27, 2011 1:22 PM

    CLEVELAND, OH- An Ohio third-grader who weighs more than 200 pounds has been taken from his family and placed into foster care after county social workers said his mother wasn't doing enough to control his weight. Reports say the Cleveland 8-year-old is considered severely obese and at risk for... more »
  • Michael Jackson's Death Bed Not for Sale

    November 15, 2011 7:25 PM

    LOS ANGELES- The bed where Michael Jackson died is no longer on the auction block. Julien's Auctions removed the queen-sized headboard from its list of items for sale from 100 N. Carolwood Drive, Jackson's last address. Julien's Auctions president Darren Julien says the mattress was never for sale, and... more »
  • Craigslist removes adult services section

    September 4, 2010 2:46 PM

    Craigslist has apparently closed the adult services section of its website, two weeks after 17 state attorneys general demanded it shut down the section. The section had been replaced Saturday by a black and white "censored" logo. Craigslist did not immediately return an e-mail seeking comment. Connecticut Attorney General Richard... more »
  • Blowout preventer removed from BP well

    September 3, 2010 2:22 PM

    BP says the blowout preventer that failed to stop oil from spewing into the Gulf of Mexico has been removed from the company's well. A BP spokesman said Friday in an e-mail to The Associated Press that the 50-foot, 300-ton device was detached from the wellhead at 1:20 p.m CDT.... more »
  • Feds downplay risk of oil leak when cap removed

    September 1, 2010 11:32 AM

    The federal government's point man on the Gulf of Mexico spill response says there is no "significant risk" that more oil will leak into the sea when engineers remove the temporary cap Thursday that first contained the gusher in mid-July. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Wednesday that vessels... more »
  • Gulf well temporary cap to be removed Monday

    August 27, 2010 11:32 AM

    The federal government says it will start work Monday to remove the temporary cap keeping oil from gushing out of BP's blown-out Gulf well so that it can raise a key piece of equipment from the seabed. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government's point man for the spill... more »
  • Sandra Bullock: Does oil influence PSA campaign?

    July 30, 2010 8:17 AM

    A spokeswoman for Sandra Bullock says the actress wants her parts of a video promoting Gulf Coast restoration removed until she learns whether oil companies influenced it. The statement came after the website DeSmogBlog called the campaign an industry push to get support for drilling and taxpayer money to repair... more »

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